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Monday, 16 March 2015 14:49

Forty-ninth Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

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BANGOR - The Bangor parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 49th Annual Kenduskeag Canoe Race. The Race this year will be held on Saturday, April 18. The fee is $20 per person with pre-registration, and $40 per person on Friday April 17 and the Day of the Race. Race Day Registrations will only be accepted from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and any participant under the age of 16 must have an adult with them in the boat. Race registrations are available online and at the Parks and Recreation office at 647 Main St. For more information or to register, please go to or call (207) 992-4490.

MACHIAS -- Although a deer poaching event played out in the frigid woods behind the University of Maine at Machias last Friday was a mock scenario, Maine Game Wardens Joe McBrine and David Simmons said it mimicked real life. 'I handled an incident exactly like this,'' Simmons told the students in UMM's Wildlife Forensics Class.

The three-hour event highlighted the many collaborative efforts between UMM and the Maine Warden Service and provided the students with a real-life experience - students who plan to be wardens, biologists and researchers. During the class, they interviewed the probable poacher, collected evidence, seized the deceased deer and conducted a necropsy to find the bullet that killed it.

Monday, 09 March 2015 16:47

'Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena'

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Elements of time, biology explored in photo show at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

UNITY 'Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena,' a show of photographs by Deanna Witman, will be exhibited in The Leonard R. Craig Gallery at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts March 5 through April 18.

WALPOLE University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck is part of an international team that has unlocked an underwater time capsule in the North Pacific that has been monitoring the climate for centuries.

The time capsule is the long-living, slow-growing alga Clathromorphum nereostratum that creates massive reefs in shallow coastal regions of Alaska's Aleutian archipelago. These solid calcium carbonate structures have fine growth rings similar to tree growth rings which Steneck says contain historical environmental information.

ORONO University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a one-year poultry egg business project to 4-H members ages 9-18 and their families.

The statewide project is intended to generate income for participants and provide learning experiences in business, entrepreneurship, keeping records, documentation, problem-solving skills, food safety and animal husbandry. Participants will learn and follow state and local regulations for producing and selling poultry eggs. Regular support, including calculating the number of pullets (young hens) to order, will be provided via online webinars. Twelve-week-old Golden Comet chicks will be ordered from a local producer March 15; pullets will begin laying eggs this summer.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 13:06

Unity team to study miscroscopic organisms at Acadia

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Faculty member's $1,000 grant to impart powerful research techniques to undergraduates

UNITY, Maine A Unity College professor will use a $1,000 grant to help undergraduates investigate microscopic invertebrate organisms at Acadia National Park.

LISBON FALLS University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering 'So You Want to Farm in Maine?' to military veterans from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at University of Maine at Augusta, Richard Randall Student Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta.

Extension educators Tori Jackson and Caragh Fitzgerald and other area experts will teach the course, which will be held six consecutive Tuesday nights. The class is designed for farmers and those who want to operate a farm and will cover knowledge and skills necessary to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business.

ORONO University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites alumni to take part in a national contest to help it win a $10,000 'Innovation Incubator' science sponsorship.

The contest is part of the 4-H GROWN Alumni Campaign, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and HughesNet. The goal is to share hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences with youth in small communities across the country.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:30

On your mark, get set: SNOW!

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Bangor YMCA holds Snowshoe Race at Camp Jordan

ELLSWORTH The storm may have many people on edge, but there is a hardcore group of people who are cheering its arrival. And if that is you, you may want to sign up for the Bangor YMCA's Snowshoe Race which will take place on Feb. 28 at the Bangor YMCA's Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan in Ellsworth (101 Jordan Way).

Monday, 26 January 2015 14:54

Teens donate $2,000 to camp serving kids with cancer

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BANGOR - Members of the Queen City Club, Bangor High School's service organization, have announced that they will be donating $2,000 to Champ Camp, a special camp sponsored by EMMC and The Bangor YMCA for kids being treated or who have been treated for cancer and their families. This unique one-week camp, held at The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, provides a safe, nurturing environment and is free for the kids and their families.

'We wanted to donate to Champ Camp because this place, Camp Jordan, is such an amazing place to be. With Champ Camp offering this for free to the kids suffering from cancer, or their family members, it would break our hearts knowing that these kids didn't get to return home for the summer. For me, Camp Jordan is such an amazing place and it feels like a second home. I know all that are touched by this place feel the same way, too. We want to do our part to help keep this week of camp going. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you did something to bring a smile to a child's face for a week,' said Emelissa VandenBosh, member of the Queen City Club.

According to Diane Dickerson, CEO of The Bangor YMCA, 'We are so appreciative to EMMC for their partnership with us to make this camp a reality for children with cancer. It is life-changing for these children and their families. What an incredible thing for the Queen City Club to do, ensuring that these kids are able to attend Champ Camp. This group of Bangor High School teens should be commended for their heartfelt devotion to these children being treated for cancer and understanding the importance of Champ Camp to them and their families. I am most impressed with their incredible efforts.'

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