December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Warm cuddly friends add cool comfort for ailing children

Teddy bear technology keeps up with hospital’s therapeutic needs

BRUNSWICK   The Teddy Bear Club at Mid Coast Hospital, a project of the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, provides about 200 stuffed animals a month to children who come to the hospital for both outpatient and inpatient services.  These differe More...

Patten Free book group reads ‘Cleopatra’

BATH — Patten Free Library’s book discussion group has selected the bestseller “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff for its Dec. 14 meeting.  Copies are available in the Minerva library consortium. More...

Doctor collects socks for shelter guests

BRUNSWICK   Dr. Angela Perron and her staff will conduct their annual Christmas sock tree collection through Dec. 21.  The podiatrist’s office will accept donations of new, clean socks through Dec. 21. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

AlnaBOARD OF SELECTMEN,Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall.ArrowsicROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday,7 p.m. More...

MEMORIAL PLEDGE TO LIBRARY

AL MOREN of Gun Point in Harpswell, left, hands a check for $12,500 to John Webster, treasurer of the Orr’s Island Library. More...

Hudson shares ins and outs of Microsoft Word

BRUNSWICK — Jack Hudson will lead three two-day “ Introduction to Microsoft Word” computer classes at the People Plus Center, 35 Union St.  “This introductory two day course will provide the basic instruction needed to co More...

TWIN BROTHERS IN ARMS

TWIN BROTHERS Jamer Doughty, left, and Jeremy Doughty, both 1997 Morse High School graduates, stand side by side after Jeremy Doughty served as promoting officer for his brother. Both are now lieutenant commanders in the U.S. Navy. More...

Legislators schedule info session on taxes

GEORGETOWN   Two local state legislators and a Maine Revenue Service representative plan to host a forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgetown Community Center to help residents learn about avenues of tax relief available to them.  More...

Vets offered SAT tutoring

TOPSHAM — American Legion Post 202 will offer free tutoring to all veterans who want to take the SAT test.  Robert Lemont, post commander, said a former teacher contacted him to express interest in tutoring any veteran who is interested in More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Bath CITY COUNCIL, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., City Hall. FORESTRY COMMITTEE, Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, Thursday, 4:30 p.m., City Hall. BATH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Friday,& More...

Retired educators plan Tuesday breakfast gathering

TOPSHAM — The Mid- Coast Retired Educators Association will gather at 9 a.m. Tuesday for breakfast at The Highlands on Elm Street. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Arrowsic ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More...

TAKE HEART:

A Conversation in Poetry

In today’s poem Elizabeth Tibbetts of Hope proves that warmth and love are possible even in a cold Maine winter.  COMING HOME  BY ELIZABETH TIBBETTS   More...

The tinderbox

(a tale from Denmark)

O ne day a handsome soldier, sword at his side, marched home from war. He happened to pass by a hideous witch who called, “Good evening. How would you like all the money in the world?”  More...

Train collecting coats for kids on Saturday

BATH — The Maine Eastern Railroad will run a special train Saturday morning to help WCSH-TV and WLBZTV promote their annual Coats & Toys for Kids Day charitable effort.  Personalities from the television stations, including Togus the c More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall.  Arrowsic ROAD COMMISSION, Tuesday, 7 p.m. town hall. PLANNING BOARD, Monday, 7 p.m., town hall.   More...

Pine Knoll Landscape lights up for holiday

Open house starts at 6 p.m. today

LISBON   Pine Knoll Landscape on Lisbon Street will hold an open house to introduce its fourth annual Christmas Light Show, beginning at 6 p.m. today.  The event will begin with caroling, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus. More...

Mattress sale supports student musicians

TOPSHAM   The Mt. Ararat High School Music Department will host a fundraising mattress sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Mt. Ararat High School Commons.  More...

BRIEFS

Christmas tree sale location changes   TOPSHAM — The Topsham location where the Lisbon and Mt. More...

STATE POLICE

Arrest   Abigail A. Shipley-Rega, 20, of 6 Stagecoch Road, Freeport, Nov. 23, 11:24 p.m., charged with violating condition of release, in South Portland.   More...