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  • Published
    May 5, 2010

    Faith takes teens a long way

    A Saco youth group gets invited to perform its original human video at a national arts fest in August.

  • Published
    May 5, 2010

    Les Franco Americains: French took early steps in, around New World

    It’s a point of historic pride among Franco-Americans that the French colonial settlements in North America began in the 16th century before the arrival of British settlers in Jamestown, Va., or Plymouth, Mass. Two failed French attempts at colonial expansion are located at St. Croix Island in Calais and in Florida’s Fort Caroline, in Jacksonville. […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Births

    Maine Medical Center Dylan Riley Sawyer, born Nov. 9 to Michael and Kimberly Sawyer, Scarborough. Grandparents: Robert and Gail Duffey, Scarborough; Steven and Lorrainne Sawyer, Standish. Great-grandparents: Louise McFarland, Portage, Mich.; Joseph and Miriam Jarvis, Delanson, N.Y.; Louis Sawyer, Buxton. Grady Richard Beckwith, born Feb. 27 to Christopher and Alicia Beckwith, Westbrook. Grandparents: Linda and […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Blood Drives

    The following American Red Cross blood drives are open to the public: Today 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish Noon to 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, Wells Thursday 1-6 p.m., American Legion, Rockland Friday 12-5 p.m., Bus at Naples Library, Naples Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bus at Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, Bridgton […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Briefly

    BATH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY / 7 Rivers Maine is offering a low-interest loan program to fund home improvements for qualified, low-income homeowners from Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell. Financing will be provided for home improvements including for safety, health and energy efficiency. Loans of up to $5,000 that will […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Greater Portland Events

    PORTLAND Poetry at the Planetarium The Southworth Planetarium is offering three celestial poetry evenings starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. “Beltane Fires” is a poetic celebration of the sky, universe, love, nature,and the new season of warmth and growth. Jane Raeburn, author of the “Celtic Wicca,” will be the emcee of this event. Readers include Annie […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Juliana L’Heureux: Maine travelers find beauty in France

    Bryce Roberts and his wife, Merry, of Cape Elizabeth were passengers on one of the last flights to leave Charles DeGaulle airport in Paris before volcanic ash in the flight stream stopped all traffic. Their April 15 flight was delayed on the tarmac because the pilot announced they were “dealing with some issues,” said Bryce. […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Military Notes

    Navy Seamen Eric J. Green and Ty C. Connors recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Green is the son of Mary and Thomas Green of Topsham, and is a 2008 graduate of Mount Ararat High School. Topsham. Connors completed training with honors. He is the son of Janet and […]

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Sanford students make movie by and for teens

    The project examines pressures teenagers face in Maine high schools.

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Potluck

    Thursday Community Meal with meat loaf, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Per person $4.   Friday Friday lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Haddock chowder: $7; lobster roll: $7; egg salad: $4; other items available; free delivery for 10 or more orders. Mama Mia’s […]

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