December 12, 2011 RSS feed / Community

The mistletoe

(a Celtic tale)

L ong ago, in the darkest days of winter, a blanket of snow lay softly on the ground. A full moon rose. The men and women of the village watched the moon rise, and they knew that soon their priest, the sacred druid, would call them to journey. More...

INTERACTING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

STUDENTS IN THE MORSE HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB speak with television personality Don Carrigan, right, from WCSH-TV Channel 6 at the Bath Train Station during the Coats for Kids collection on Saturda More...

Wiscasset group takes part in global candle vigil

WISCASSET The Wiscasset chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a candle lighting Saturday to in memory of children who have died. The event, scheduled for 6: 30 p. m. More...

Rabbi to become Army chaplain

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish rabbi who was barred from serving as an Army chaplain because he refused to shave the beard required by his faith has won his legal fight against the military and will be sworn in today. More...

Trolley transports carolers

BATH — The Bath Trolley will be available for riding carolers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. Passengers will be picked up at City Hall every 30 minutes. No admission will be charged, and there are no reservations. More...

Holiday knitting project heats up

BATH Halcyon Yarn will collect hand-knit or crocheted hats, mittens, cowls and scarves for children ages 4 to 12 years old through Dec. 17 as part of its annual Caps for Kids campaign. More...

Library hosts winter hiking skills workshop

FREEPORT — The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will put on a winter hiking skills workshop at 6 p. m. Tuesday at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

BathCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTCOMMITTEE, Thursday,4:30 p.m., City Hall.BATH DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION, Friday,9 a.m., City Hall.FreeportSHELLFISH COMMISSION,Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Freeportcommunity center, 53 Depot St.GeorgetownHARBOR COMMITTEE,Thursday, 7 p.m More...

Curtis Memorial lines up eReader primers

BRUNSWICK Curtis Memorial Library will host a free instructional program on how to use portable electronic devices that allow readers to collect, read and organize digital materials at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Morrell Meeting Room. 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...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

AlnaBOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall.ArrowsicSHELLFISH CONSERVATIONCOMMITTEE, Monday, 5 p.m.,town hall.BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6 p.m. More...

SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETINGS

Alna BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town hall. Arrowsic BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6 p.m. town hall. SHELLFISH CONSERVATION COMMITTEE, Monday, 5 p.m., town hall. Bowdoin BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Monday, 6:30 p.m., town office. More...

Holiday lighting show adds leg lamp, other features

LISBON — A Christmas light show is back on Crest Avenue, and its creator says he has added to the display this year. More...

Need outstrips mental health staffing gains

Military Update

Despite the federal government’s addition of billions of dollars for mental health care to Department of Veterans Affairs budgets the last four years, and the hiring of 7,000 more mental health professionals at VA clinics and hospitals, many ve More...

American Legion hands out certificates

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick American Legion Post 20, in conjunction with American Legion Post 171 Harpswell, American Legion Post 202 Topsham, and the state of Maine want to recognize all Maine veterans who honorably served. More...

THAT WAS THEN

Like a bowl full of ‘low-fat’ jelly In 1977, a reporter from The Times Record tagged along with Santa Claus as he made his rounds to various locales in the Mid-coast region during Decembe More...

Social worker to lead talk about stress

BRUNSWICK Jan Conway, a social worker at Mid Coast Hospital, will lead a discussion titled “Holiday Stress and You” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at People Plus, 35 Union St. More...

SUGG MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

LISBON — Philip W. Sugg Middle School has released its honor roll for the first quarter. Grade 6 Honors More...

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. 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. There will be a gift exchange in the annual Ugly Yankee Swap. More...