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2008-10-13 15:00:30

By JONI AVERILL One unfortunate aspect of these busy times, as many of us recognize, is the inability of groups and organizations to sustain their memberships and continue to implement their goals and objectives. Openly recognizing that problem is the Winterport Woman's Club, wrote Tammy Higgins, which has decided to publicly address the situation. Higgins wrote that the Winterport Women's Club will hold an open Community Membership Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Smith...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

By JONI AVERILL The 22nd annual Eastport Chamber of Commerce Salmon Dinner, which was scheduled for Sept. 7, "had to be canceled because of extreme weather conditions," explained Eleanor Norton of Eastport. However, "a group of citizens from the Chamber of Commerce and Christ Episcopal Church decided to try again" to continue this tradition. As a result of that effort, the public is now invited to enjoy Salmon Sunday, with seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Eastport...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

By JONI AVERILL Literacy Volunteers of Bangor executive director Mary Marin Lyon asks you to consider this problem: "Living in a community where you do not understand the language, and cannot read the written word." Then Lyon asks you to imagine yourself as part of the solution to that problem. You can do so by becoming a literacy volunteer and teaching someone to speak and read English, Lyon wrote. You do not need to know the other's language, she explained, you merely "have to have...

2008-10-06 15:00:40

By JONI AVERILL The annual auction to benefit the Maine Discovery Museum, one of Bangor's major downtown attractions, also serves as a major fundraiser for the organization that appeals to visitors of all ages from near and far. As preparations are under way for the sixth annual event beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor, my friend Susan Carlisle, who has organized each event, is just as enthusiastic about this one as she was about the very first...

2008-10-03 15:00:04

BANGOR - 2008 Solar System Ambassador Donald Aucoin, appointed by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall. The topic will be "Beyond Mars: The Search for Life," with revelations about Cassini's Saturn discoveries and consideration of whether we may have been looking for life in the wrong places. A discussion will follow. Aucoin will present "Hubble's Secrets Revealed and What's Next" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

BANGOR - Teachers, physicians, policymakers, parents and others concerned with the health of Maine's children and teens are invited to attend a talk Thursday evening by cardiologist Dr. Kim Eagle, director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan. Eagle will discuss the Project Healthy Schools program, developed in the Ann Arbor school system and designed to teach sixth-grade students about heart-healthy lifestyles. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and...

2008-10-01 15:00:40

Democrat Adam Goode Age: 25 Hometown: Bangor Address: 303 Hammond St., Apt. 15 E-mail: adamisrunning@gmail.com Education: Graduate of Bangor High School; BA, University of Maine, Orono Family: Single Occupation: Environmental organizer at the Maine People's Alliance and Maine People's Resource Center Experience: Successful organizer working on social and environmental issues at the Maine People's Alliance. Steering committee member of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy...

2008-09-29 14:41:13

By JONI AVERILL Considering that a study reported this summer in the Bangor Daily News indicates the annual cancer rate for Washington County is above the Maine average, the free conference "There is Hope Here in Washington County" should be a "must-attend" event for many people. Tami Dinsmore of the Regional Medical Center in Lubec wrote that the conference is 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Pellon Center on Court Street in Machias. For more information, to register or inquire...

2008-09-22 15:00:26

BANGOR - Families, friends, teachers and caretakers of adults and children with visual impairment, developmental delays, physical disabilities and other problems may want to attend one of three workshops on adaptive computer technology. The free events, sponsored by the Technical Exploration Center in Bangor, will feature California-based assistive technologies expert R.J. Cooper, who designs computer hardware and software for people with all kinds of special needs. Cooper will work...

2008-09-20 12:00:34

By EDDIE McILWAINE One of the great new hymns of today, In Christ Alone - words and music by Ulsterman Keith Getty and his pal Stuart Townsend - has been recorded by Willie McCrea, the singing preacher and politician. In fact, McCrea's new gospel album takes its title from the hymn by Getty who is now touring America with his wife Kristyn. The CD was recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina, where it was produced for the Daybreak label by acknowledged director Shane Dunlap, a member of the...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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