Something new has wiggled its way into the Guilford Primary School.It’s called the Bookworm Reading Program.As Meghan Hayward tells us, it’s fun for both kids and adults.”It’s really an opportunity for some of us that are Grange members to have a lot of fun with the kids.
A cancer diagnosis is often scary and confusing.But some folks in Washington County are trying to help ease those feelings and trying to bring hope to cancer patients and their caregivers.The second annual Cancer: There is Hope Here in Washington County informative session will be held tomorrow at the the Pellon Center in Machias.The event is from 8:30 to 3:30.Lunch will be provided.Several cancer survivors will speak about their struggles and triumphs.To register you can call 733-1090 or send an email to [email protected]
The Stockton Springs Elementary School got a new look on Wednesday thanks to retail giant Target.Wednesday morning folks from Target presented students with their new books, as well as a new book-nook.Students were given a chance to say thank you at a ceremony.
Researchers hoping to better predict and manage outbreaks of red tide in New England have received more than $450,000 in federal grants.The money comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.It will fund the start of three, multi-year projects.The University of Maine has received one of the grants.They plan to explore how non-harmful algae in the Gulf of Maine could slow the growth of red tide.
A film about Maine’s troop greeters, who have welcomed thousands of soldiers back home at Bangor International Airport, is getting attention in the nation’s capitol.Representative Mike Michaud spoke on the floor of the house of representatives on Wednesday about the capitol hill premiere of the award winning documentary “The Way We Get By.”Michaud says the film captures the spirit of many in the Bangor area who make sure the troops see a friendly face upon their deployment or return home.Wednesday evening, the Maine congressional delegation hosted a screening of the film in the capitol visitor center.Senator Susan Collins and Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, introduced the film.
A plan by Central Maine Power to upgrade its electrical transmission system brought a number of folks to Augusta Wednesday.CMP wants to build a new transmission line from central Maine to New Hampshire, doubling the capacity of the grid’s backbone.There are a total of 155 opposing parties to the $1,400,000,000 upgrade, according to the associated press.Among them is Gridsolar LLC.They want to build solar generation facilities in communities throughout CMP’s service territory.
Growing grapes in Maine can be done.Clem Blakney, owner of Unity Winery is proving that.Blakney started his business two years ago, and now grows five varieties of grapes.Because the grapes won’t be ready for making wine for another year or so, Blakney is working with Maine cranberries and other fruits.Unity Winery isn’t ready to start selling their wine quite yet.
A lot of high school students attended the University of Maine today.They showed up at the field house on the Orono campus to learn about colleges.It was the thirty-fourth annual New England Association College Fair.More than one hundred colleges were represented, trying to recruit students.There were booths set up to explain financial aid and other processes associated with going to college.Representatives from the military branches were there too.UMaine Associate Director for Admissions Bill Munsey says they have less vendors this year.He says they expected a lower turn-out because of budget cuts.Still, he says, the fair is a great resource for high school students.”They have a chance to talk to someone directly connected with the college and they can also inquire about the possibilities of financial aid and what’s available.