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Monday, 09 February 2015 12:30

Mystery Quilt Weekend

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EDDINGTON The Eddington Quilt Collaborative is hosting a Mystery Quilt Weekend on March 7 (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and 8 (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon) at the Meadowbrook Reception Center in Eddington. When a participant registers, he or she will receive a list of supplies to bring along with a first clue. Participants should bring a sewing machine, bag lunch and a potluck dish to share for dinner. Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided each morning.

The cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information or to register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Registration deadline is Feb. 22.

BAR HARBOR The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, will open its 2015 feature exhibit, Coming Home, on Feb. 5, 2015. This exciting and beautiful exhibit reveals a greater depth of information about historical Wabanaki objects through the traditional knowledge of working with Native community curators.

'This exhibit is not only a chance to learn through traditional and cultural knowledge, but to see amazing objects that are coming back to Maine after decades or centuries away,' said Julia Clark, director of collections and interpretation. 'Wabanaki community curators chose an intriguing and diverse selection of objects, many very different from those in the Abbe's collection. This exhibit is a unique opportunity for our visitors to learn about Wabanaki culture directly from Wabanaki people and objects, rather than filtered through the lens of the museum curator.'

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:52

Community comes through for Furry Friends

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Green Acres Raises $6347 for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

BANGOR On Nov. 22, Green Acres Kennel Shop launched the sixth annual fundraiser for the EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank with a goal of raising $2,500; $1,500 from clients and the community and $1,000 from Green Acres Kennel Shop. After 22 days they had raised $2,664 from the community, surpassing the goal, and decided to raise the community goal to $4,000, with an additional $1,000 from Green Acres if we met the second goal.

Monday, 08 December 2014 23:42

University of Maine at Machias to host Regional Brain Bee

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MACHIAS High school students from throughout Maine will get a chance to test their knowledge of neuroscience when the University of Maine at Machias hosts the Eastern Maine Regional Brain Bee. The Brain Bee will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in the UMM Science Building. The deadline to register for the competition is Monday, Dec. 8.

The regional competition is open to students in grades 9-12 and is associated with the International Brain Bee, a not-for-profit neuroscience competition founded by Dr. Norbert Myslinski of the University of Maryland. The competition is intended to increase high school students' interest in the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in allied health and brain research fields. There are currently 150 Brain Bee chapters in 30 countries on six continents.

Monday, 08 December 2014 23:40

Healthy pets, happy owners

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Helpful tips from the state veterinarian and Animal Welfare Program director

AUGUSTA - The holiday season is a popular time for Maine families to consider the addition of a new family pet. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's state veterinarian and director of Animal Welfare are urging Mainers to take the time and care worthy of this significant and potentially rewarding step when considering obtaining a new pet.

Monday, 08 December 2014 23:39

Second Sundays: Holiday Stencilling

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HALLOWELL - The Harlow Gallery's Education Committee presents Second Sundays, a monthly series of community events. December's Second Sunday is Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m., and is titled Holiday Stenciling: Make wrapping paper, cards or gifts with your own holiday images, paint, brushes and sponges.

Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. These events will bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Many of the events will be perfect for families, and all are welcome. These sessions take place every second Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Harlow Gallery, and are free and open to the public. Materials are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own as well.

BANGOR The holidays are right around the corner and there is no better place to experience the sights and sounds of the season than in downtown Bangor!

Santa's Workshop, Dec. 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Bagel Central (33 Central Street)

Monday, 01 December 2014 12:45

Wreaths For Hope sales to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation

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CALAIS Wreaths For Hope founder, Artie Mingo, created the first-ever ribbon-shaped, balsam wreath for this year's holiday season to raise money for cancer research and transportation services for Downeast Mainers living with cancer.

Twenty percent of each wreath sale will benefit Maine Cancer Foundation's work providing funds for cancer research, prevention, early detection and access to cancer care programs in Maine. An additional ten percent will fund local transportation initiatives. 'Transportation is a huge barrier for Downeast Mainers needing cancer treatment in Maine and throughout New England. We can help fill the gap,' said Mingo.

ORONO A new geographical and historical interpretation of Maine, from the end of the last ice age to the year 2000, culminates a 15-year scholarly project led by University of Maine researchers.

The Historical Atlas of Maine will debut in two book launch events: Dec. 10, 68 p.m., at Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine; and Dec. 11, 3:305 p.m., Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine.

Monday, 01 December 2014 12:39

Fundraiser for Furry Friends Food Bank

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BANGOR - Green Acres Kennel Shop is holding its annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 27. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases. The Furry Friends Food Bank helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilities feed their pets. It is also one of the Green Acres Kennel Shop's favorite non-profit charities. People can learn more or donate online through the Green Acres website: www.greenacres-donate.com.

Once Green Acres has raised $1,500, they will donate an additional $1,000. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribution by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Due to the generosity of their clients and many others in the community, last year Green Acres' raised a total of $2,387; this year's goal is $2,500.

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