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  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Don Perkins: Saint Joseph’s grows food all year long

    Few can deny that it’s been a strange winter. Spring seems to be off to a rollicking start, much to the dismay of skiers and snow lovers and the jubilation of golfers. As a case in point, the temperature in one of the greenhouses at a small farm at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish hit […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Greater Portland Events

    WESTBROOK Cooking for crowds class A class on safely preparing and serving food for large groups will be taught by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Walker Memorial Library. Participants will receive a copy of “Cooking for Crowds,” a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks. The workshop […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Sojourn for science scholars

    Two Maine students will spend four expense-paid weeks at an educational camp in the West Virginia mountains.

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Births

    Mercy Hospital Nathan Christian Collins, born Oct. 19 to Chris and Mandy Collins, Limington. Grandparents: Mauro and Cindy Colello, Limington; Frank Porter and Nancy Wheeler, both of Raymond. Great-grandparents: Dolores Harmon, Limington; George and Linda Wheeler, Andover. Maine Medical Center Eugenia Cassatt Smith, born March 4 to Christopher and Anne Smith, Scarborough. Grandparents are Roy […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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., […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Greater Portland Briefly

    YARMOUTH GARDENERS ARE WANTED for the 2010 season of the Yarmouth Community Garden. Plots are available for $25, or $35 for non-residents, and are 10 feet by 10 feet. The deer-free, organic garden on East Main Street features fertile soil, a sunny location, compost and a convenient water supply. If you’re new to gardening, this […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Honor Roll, Kennebunk High School

    Kennebunk High School, Second quarter Freshmen – High Honors: Joshua Behrens, Calvin Beneck, Braeden Benedix, John R. Burns, Lucas D. Butterfield, Christopher J. Campbell, David B. Cavagnaro, Shelby J. Cook, Hayley A. Frank, Sophie R. Gaulkin, Colby D. Harrison, Katelyn M. Hirst, Olivia Hussey, Matthew S. Inglis, Sabrina Y. Kayser, Kimberlee C. Keithley, Sierra C. […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Military Notes

    Army Reserve Pfc. Charles W. Butler has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Glen and Bonnie Butler of Hollis Center. His wife, Angela, is the daughter of William and Florinda Franklin of Buxton. Butler is a 2006 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School, Buxton.   Army Pvt. […]

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