September 2, 2013


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Jory Squibb of Camden demonstrates his “hybrid” electric quadricycle to Daniel and Ethan Navarro of Rockland. Squibb will be one of the makers exhibiting his “tinkering results” at the Maker Faire on Saturday at the Camden Public Library. His 105-pound Sunbeam car is two-thirds battery-powered and one-third pedal-powered. The range on battery power alone is 80 miles. Midcoast Maine’s Mini Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is free and open to all ages. It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library amphitheater.

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Successful completion of the course earns participants a certificate in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association. This certificate is valid for two years. 

Cost of the course is $85. Recertification is $75.

For more information and to register, visit or call 893-6615.


Salvation Army hosting open house

The Salvation Army will host a community Rally Day Open House from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at its headquarters at 2 Sixth St.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature children's games and activities; free hot dogs, drinks and desserts; a chili cook-off; a cake bake contest; and minute to win it games.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more details, call 934-4381.

Get together and shred

Saco & Biddeford Savings to host a community shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 29 Portland Ave. that is free and open to the public.

Community members and businesses are encouraged to join the fight against identity theft by bringing up to two boxes of documents (cancelled checks, old bills and invoices, medical records, etc.) for safe and confidential shredding.

Shredding will be provided by Without A Trace.

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, as a representative from the Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army Food Pantry and SBSI staff will be on hand to collect food and cash donations for the pantry.

Bring a cash or food donation and receive a free gift (while supplies last).

Nickles, the SBSI mascot, will also be there between 10 a.m. and noon.


Presentation on black marble quarrying, use

Union Historical Society will host the talk "Lime and Marble: A Brief History of the Quarrying Industry that Placed 19th Century Thomaston on the Map" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common.

Margaret S. McCrea, of Thomaston, will give an illustrated presentation covering the origin and early introduction of black marble quarrying, manufacturing and its commercial history in the area, as well as the identification of a few black marble mantelpieces in various Thomaston homes.

Following the program refreshments will be served.

All meetings of Union Historical Society are free and open to the public.

For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or visit


Writer-historian to show how to write your life story

"Tell Your Life Story" will be the topic of the next meeting of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road.

Maine writer and historian Eddie Adelman will present a program on documenting your life story. He will offer easy to understand tips and instruction on memoir writing and oral histories.

Refreshments are served before the meeting at 12:30 p.m.


Final SAT prep classes begin Sunday

Maine Prep's final SAT prep classes for Brunswick area college-bound high school seniors begin Sunday at the Maine Prep offices at 22 Parkers Way.

Classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays through Oct. 2.

For further details, course description and registration materials, call Maine Prep at 798-5690 or email

The web address is


Send your cat to be spayed or neutered

The Animal Welfare Society and the Cleo Fund are teaming up with the Red Barn and the Berwick Police Benevolent Fund to help Berwick residents spay and neuter their cats.

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