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    April 25, 2019

    Wildflowers program May 7

    NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library will present “Maine Wildflowers” on Tuesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to noon at McLaughlin Garden in South Paris. The program will consist of learning about wildflowers that are native to Maine, a tour of McLaughlin Garden, and learning to include wildflowers in a garden. The program, part of […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Earth Day Mahoosuc 2019

    BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust, Local Food Connection, Take Action Bethel and The Gem have announced a collaborative agenda to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 27, in Bethel. The events include nature walks and a clean-up; and a potluck and movie (part of the quarterly Food & Film Series offered by LFC and […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Rowe students honored

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    April 25, 2019

    Chamber Beat

    Advocacy Here at the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, we are standing up for our business members, all 330 of them, both profit and nonprofit, with our weekly Legislative Alerts that you see here in this column and in our weekly e-blast. Just this past week, a bill that would have had a serious impact […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Mahoosuc Land Trust joins global birding effort

    BETHEL — Two birding opportunities for new and experienced birders alike will be offered Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm, 162 North Rd., Bethel. The events are free to the public, but donations will be appreciated. On Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join James Reddoch, MLT member […]

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    April 25, 2019

    A Clear View/ A win-win diet

    April marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Month. And, in the last 50 years or so, our diets have increasingly included more calories, more animal products, and more highly processed foods. Not only has this led to an increase in diet-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, it has also had a negative […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Biathlon season recharged at Roberts Farm

    NORWAY — A mix of donations, new volunteers and weather are recharging the 2019 biathlon season at Roberts Farm Preserve. The Western Foothills Land Trust had a strong finish to its 2018-2019 biathlon season after a disappointing start. The first scheduled biathlons – dry land events combining tail running and target shooting – set for […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Bangor Savings donates $3,000 to library

    ANDOVER — Morgan Carver, from Bangor Savings Bank, recently presented a $3,000 check to librarian Janet Farrington, at the Andover Public Library. The money will be used to purchase new computers to replace the tired ones in use now. Morgan Carver’s grandfather, Frank Morgan, installed the wiring at the library in the late 1940s. The […]

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    April 25, 2019

    Roland St. Amour is Veteran of the month

    PARIS — Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris has selected Roland St. Amour for their Veteran of the Month for April. St. Amour was drafted to the U.S. Army at the age of 19 in January 1943. He attended basic training at the Army Mobilization Training Camp in Texas. He later was sent to a […]

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    April 25, 2019

    What I’ve Learned/About crows versus ravens

    Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” might have featured an annoying person. Or a parrot. He wrote the poem backwards, in a sense, deciding on everything from the meter and one-line refrain to the effect he wanted to achieve and the characters before actually composing what would become one of the best-known and creepiest poems […]

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