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  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Spreading the word

    A coalition of Westbrook churches are working to let people know about social services that are available.

  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Haiti relief engages Franco-Americans

    Franco-American and French-Canadian humanitarian groups are among those urgently responding to the needs of victims of Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake. More than 200,000 people were killed in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince as a result of the earthquake. Haiti’s crisis is reported by the United Nations to be the worst humanitarian disaster to devastate one […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Potluck

    Thursday Community Meal with smothered beef, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Per person $4. Free dinner, 6 p.m., and introduction to the Alpha Christian life program, continues five weeks. First Congregational Church, 141 North St., Kennebunkport. For adults. Soup and bread Lenten supper, 6 p.m., followed by compline at 6:30 p.m., Holy […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Slow snow riders turn heads

    Scott Anderson and friends get plenty of looks while scooting around at ice fishing derbies and winter carnivals. They are part of the “Iron Butt Vintage Riders Club,” a group bent on resurrecting old snow-riding equipment. The name reflects the fact that this old stuff doesn’t ride like a modern snowmobile. Their motto is “Shocks […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Old Orchard Beach’s Ballpark is rising anew

    The former home to minor league baseball is being prepared for a college tournament.

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    February 24, 2010

    Military Notes

    Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew W. Emerson, son of Debra Emerson of Scarborough and Raymond Emerson of Windham, recently began a deployment to Afghanistan while assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, which is based at Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss. Emerson joined the Navy in October 2003. Marine Corps Pvts. Dustin D. […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Greater Portland Events

    GRAY Extension beekeeping class University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is offering a beginner beekeeping course starting March 3. The course is five sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Maine Forest Service facility in Gray. Instructors Tony Jadczake, Maine State Apiarist, and Marc Plaisted, an experienced beekeeper, will lead […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Greater Portland Briefly

    STANDISH SAINT JOSEPH’S College is home of the newest Lions Club in Maine, having celebrated its charter night earlier this month. The Sebago Lions Club sponsored the new club and 24 members were inducted. The newly inducted members, advised by Professor Katrina Hoop, included Kristina Anderson, Anne Becker, Erin Brady, Vanessa Brooks, Stacy Burton, Erik […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Regional Events

    OWLS HEAD Winter transportation talk Representatives from the Carriage Museum at Skyline Farm will head a roundtable discussion on the history of horse-drawn transportation in winter at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 117 Museum St. The free program is part of the museum’s winter education series. All are welcome. […]

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    February 24, 2010

    Regional Briefly

    KENNEBUNK FRIDAY MARKS THE DEADLINE for local emergency food and shelter programs to apply for assistance through the 2010 York County Emergency Food and Shelter Program. United Way of York County will provide administrative support to distribute $128,000 in federal funding. They will work with a local volunteers board that is responsible for making disbursement […]

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