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    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. […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Greater Portland Briefs

    AUBURN THE GOOD SHEPHERD Food-Bank has launched the Maine Farm, Dairy and Seafood Initiative in an effort to bring more nutritious Maine grown foods to people suffering from hunger in the state. The food bank has 11 partners including Bell Farms, Cozy Harbor Seafood, Cultivating Community, Jordan Farms, Mayberry Farm, Nova Seafood, Pineland Farms, Spiller […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Greater Portland Events

    PORTLAND Author talk on ecology Sandra Steingraber will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine, on “The Ecology of Hope: Reflections on Parenting, Activism and the Environment.” Steingraber is an award-winning ecologist, Cornell University professor, mother, cancer survivor, former Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year and author […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Massabesic High School Honor Roll

    Second quarter Grade 9 – High Honors: Jessica Bennett, Kathleen Duffy, Sarah Evans, Erica Guimond, Audrey Hoyle, Jazmyn Ireland, Kaelyn Kuni, Mallory McLaughlin, Casey Nava, John Secunde, Katherine Sobanik, Jacqueline Stolo, Andrea Thompson. Honors: Alexis Abbott, Jocelyn Acheson, Abbey Auger, Taylor Beaulieu, Kayla Belanger, Casey Berry, Kristen Boss, Brandon Bosse, Jonna Casoli, Sophia deAguilar, Nicholas […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Regional Events

    BIDDEFORD Bingo supports Polio Plus Program The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club will host a bingo game from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rochambeau Club in Biddeford to support Rotary International’s Polio Plus Program. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Advance tickets are $15 which includes a package of 10 regular games of bingo […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Taste of the past

    For a good cause, Camden Cake Walk participants get to visit historic inns and try homemade treats.

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    May 5, 2010

    USM student seeking peaks experience in Africa

    Kaitlyn Oddy is hoping to summit the three highest points on the continent in 21 days and raise funds, too.

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    May 5, 2010

    Births

    Mercy Hospital Gavin Michael Cataldi, born Feb. 20 to Anthony and Laurie Cataldi, Westbrook. Grandparents: Paul and Marlene Beauchesne, New Boston, N.H.; Gray Eaton, North Berwick and Arthurlene Eaton, Wells; Scott Cataldi, Cape Neddick.  Mid Coast Hospital Bryce Robert Ward, born April 16 to Abram Sr. and Gretchen Chesley and Ward, Topsham. Grandparents: Kimberly and […]

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    May 5, 2010

    College Notes

    University of Maine at Fort Kent Dean’s List, fall 2009 semester: Alfred: Owen Cunnane; Bowdoin: Michelle Young; Dixfield: Ashley Hanmer; Durham: Robert Mooney; Farmington: Sara Mulvey; Leeds: Laura Dacyczyn; Livermore: Tracey Martin; Mexico: Zhongling Cao, Ashley Duguay; Rockland: Ashlee Hale; Round Pond: Gregory Feltis; South Berwick: Lisa Desotelle; South Portland: Charissa Carter; Thomaston: Torey Frederick; […]

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    May 5, 2010

    Don Perkins: Curing MS becomes family affair

    Connecticut and Maine have grown a little closer, thanks to a committed group of families working to support a cure for multiple sclerosis. The Soleburners is a fundraising team that began in Maine but now walks in Connecticut for MS each and every year. Nearly half a million Americans live with multiple sclerosis, a chronic […]

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