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BAR HARBOR The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, is pleased to announce its participation in the Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II (YCCC II) program. By partnering with schools in the Wabanaki communities, students had the opportunity to research, learn about and photograph the cosmos using telescopes owned and maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The resulting exhibit, Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland, will open on Sept. 10 to coincide with the Acadia Night Sky Festival.

'The goal of the YCCC II program is to use hands-on exercises to teach youth how to control the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes over the internet and take their own images of the universe,' said Abbe Museum Educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy. 'Here at the Abbe, the project also encouraged students to choose subjects based on Wabanaki stories about the stars. Each student had the opportunity to research traditional stories and interpret them in a modern context using 21st century technology.'

Monday, 31 August 2015 19:22

Wild mushrooms: foraging for Maine's best functional food

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BELFAST - On Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Belfast Free Library, Maine mycologist and author Greg Marley will present an introduction to the best edible and medicinal mushrooms in the fall woods of Maine. Guidelines will be presented on ways to learn mushrooms, and recommendations for finding and using edible and medicinal mushrooms will be reviewed.

According to Marley, "Wild mushrooms present us with beauty, mystery and a wonderful lens through which to view the natural world. Mushrooms are plentiful and diverse across Maine and a variety of exceptional edibles are commonly found growing in our suburban and rural lawns, fields and forest. The growing interest in wild mushrooms parallels the movement to adopt more local food options and to live more sustainably. Edible and medicinal mushrooms represent an opportunity for sustainably foraging and enjoying healthy locally sourced food and present a potential for health benefits beyond good nutrition. It is vital that a mushroom forager develop the skills needed to identify the edible and medicinal mushrooms and to know those mushrooms that are poisonous."

STATEWIDE While wildfires continue to burn actively across the West, they don't have to burn everything in their path. In fact, clearing property of debris and maintaining a home's landscaping can make a significant difference in reducing the risk for wildfire damage.

As wildfires continue to receive news coverage this season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly encourages education regarding the ways residents can increase their safety and improve their home's likelihood of surviving a wildfire.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:01

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours opens in Bar Harbor

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BAR HARBOR - With the Halloween season only months away, Red Cloak Haunted History Tours has opened in Bar Harbor, with their iconic Ladies in the Red Cloak leading the lantern-lit walking tours.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours is the largest company of its kind in Maine, with well-established tours in Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Hallowell, Damariscotta, Rockland and Camden. The company opened in 2007, with Damariscotta as the first tour location.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 19:42

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours opens in Bar Harbor

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BAR HARBOR - With the Halloween season only months away, Red Cloak Haunted History Tours has opened in Bar Harbor, with their iconic Ladies in the Red Cloak leading the lantern-lit walking tours.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours is the largest company of its kind in Maine, with well-established tours in Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Hallowell, Damariscotta, Rockland and Camden. The company opened in 2007, with Damariscotta as the first tour location.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 19:41

September Star Shows at the Emera Astronomy Center

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ORONO - The Jordan Planetarium is starting up the school year with star-studded planetarium shows for visitors of all ages. Shows run on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 especially for younger guests.

Friday evenings at 7 take visitors to explore modern astronomy. On Sept. 4 and 18, come seek new worlds beyond the solar system in the search for life among the stars. 'Undiscovered Worlds' explores the hunt for Exoplanets, including the methods and results of our quest to find Earth's twin. Alternate Fridays, Sept. 11 and 25, sail through space with the latest version of the human explorer. 'Astronaut' delves into the training and challenges we face in our journey to the final frontier.

UNITY The Waldo County Extension Association will announce the 2015 Woman Farmer of the Year at its annual meeting 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Windgate Farm, 36 Stevens Road, Unity. The public is invited to attend.

WCEA, with support from Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, developed the award to recognize the county's female agricultural leaders. In 2012, 29 percent of farmers in Maine were women, an increase of 4 percent since 2007. In Waldo County during the same time period, the number of female farm operators increased 82 percent, according to the USDA.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 18:31

Paddle boarding growing in popularity

Written by Brady McCombs (AP)

SALT LAKE CITY Colorful paddleboards and pictures of people practicing the sport in beautiful settings fill the exhibit halls at the world's largest outdoor retail trade show this week in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport's exploding popularity.

They make long, skinny boards for racers. They make wide, sturdy ones for more casual users, some of whom do yoga or fish off the boards. They even make inflatable boards for people who want the convenience to be able roll them up and put them in a bag.

Monday, 10 August 2015 21:41

Young's Fellowship out of this world

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NASA sponsors UMaine student for his work on HIAD

ORONO University of Maine civil engineering doctoral student Andrew Young has been named a 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for his work on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

Monday, 10 August 2015 21:40

McCue-Herlihy found her voice at Upward Bound

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Program celebrates 50th anniversary Aug. 8 at UMaine

ORONO Dr. Betty McCue-Herlihy will attend Upward Bound's 50th anniversary reunion at the University of Maine on Saturday, Aug. 8 to celebrate the organization's power to change lives.

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