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    March 10, 2010

    Creating comfort with fiber

    A First Parish Church knitting group donates its work to cancer patients.

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    March 10, 2010

    Exhibit to tell ‘Cradle to Grave’ story at Narramissic

    A presentation Tuesday at the Bridgton Historical Society will look at what shopping was like.

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    March 10, 2010

    Column: French and Creole related, but different

    Columns about the French language generate interesting feedback. Father Richard Bertrand is a Franco-American Jesuit priest who lives in Portland. He offered expert advice about the Creole and the French languages spoken in Haiti. Bertrand grew up in Biddeford speaking French. He attended Boston College where he earned a master’s degree in French. Later, he […]

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    March 10, 2010

    Births, March 10, 2010

    Maine Medical Center Ellen Elizabeth Clifford, born Feb. 12 to James Clifford and Rachel Williams. Grandparents: William and Marguerite Ryan of Falmouth Bella Anne Pelletier, born Feb. 21 to Kyle Pelletier and Amanda Olmstead, Poland. Grandparents: Angela and Alan Smith, Raymond; Craig Olmstead, Freeport; Stewart and Kim Pelletier, Hebron; Sue Keithan, Lewiston. Great-grandparents: Peter Bushey […]

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    March 10, 2010

    Greater Portland Events

    PORTLAND St. Patrick’s parade Sunday The Irish American Club’s St. Patrick’s Parade will begin at noon Sunday at the Portland Fish Pier on Commercial Street and march to the Maine State Pier. A closing ceremony will take place, featuring music, dance and goodwill comments from the mayor of Portland, the governor and dignitaries.   School […]

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    March 10, 2010

    Column: Wetland features rookery

     You’ve probably seen them standing like a silent sentinel in a pond or secluded cove, patiently waiting, motionless, before striking for a hard-earned meal. Or perhaps you’ve seen one gliding through the air like a wild flying fortress, with long legs trailing behind. For those who live in the Lake Region, the great blue heron […]

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    March 10, 2010

    Blood Drives

    The following American Red Cross blood drives are open to the public:   Today Noon to 5 p.m., Oral and Maxillofacial Associates, South Portland 12:30 to 6 p.m., Saint Aspinquid Masonic Hall, York Thursday 1 to 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, Saco Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Hall, Standish 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., […]

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    March 10, 2010

    Briefly Regional

    ROCKLAND SPECTRUM GENERATIONS will sponsor a free, four-day leader training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Island Institute for its “Living Well for Better Health” chronic disease self management workshop series. The program is led and attended by individuals with chronic health issues, who meet […]

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    March 8, 2010

    The Region Briefly

    OLD ORCHARD BEACH THE SALVATION ARMY Advisory Board has named Gary Curtis of Old Orchard Beach to its board of directors. Curtis is retired from management careers in sports and property sales and served as a crisis intervention councilor at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He is a former Dirigo Boys State director and a […]

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    March 8, 2010

    College Notes

    Dean’s List Bates College, Lewiston: Jenna Finegold, Portland. Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.: Anthony Villandry, Biddeford; Matthew Allen, Cape Elizabeth; Alexandra Johnston, Cumberland; Samuel Maher, Cumberland Center; Courtney Gallagher, Falmouth; Matthew Fenton, Monique King, Maura Brady and Tristen Sullivan, all of Gorham; Molly Marr, Ryan Salvo, Calum Barnes, Erich Bobinsky and Monika Czurylo, all of Portland; […]

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