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Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Dr. Mandel’s Revolution
    When Rockport-based physician Dr. Ira Mandel checks his voicemail box, he hears voices of desperation. “I just need someone to help me treat my opiate addiction,” a man from Belfast says. “I got involved from an injury in my back. I just need help cleaning my life up. I’m 51 years old and full-time employed and I was hoping that you could help me.”
  • At the Opiate Addiction Forum
    About 130 people packed into the Rockland City Council Chamber on February 4 for a forum on opiate addiction. Public health advocates, medical professionals, members of law enforcement, people with addictions and family members provided a diverse range of perspectives and ideas . . .
    
Dr. Mandel’s RevolutionAt the Opiate Addiction Forum
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  • Open Call for 12th Belfast Poetry Festival
    The 12th annual Belfast Poetry Festival, set for Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, seeks teams of poets, performers, and artists for the annual juried presentation of original collaborative work featuring poetry combined with visual and performance arts.
  • This is the first in a series of columns that will be dedicated to making our community a healthier place for us all to live. Ultimately, the health of our community can be assured only by our joining together as neighbors to support each other. Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be the recurring theme of the columns, and this first one is devoted to the most pressing issue facing Knox County at this time . . .
  • Birding with Don Reimer: Camden’s Ducks—
    As the familiar maxim goes, “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck.” While that premise is generally true, the particular kind of duck in question is not always so apparent. Individual species differ widely in size, body shape, color patterns or their distinctive profile in flight.
  • Eye on Augusta: LePage’s State of the [Socialist] State
    As Governor LePage promised last month, rather than deliver the traditional annual State of the State address to Maine’s Legislature, he instead, earlier this week, released a letter to the Legislature, in which he directed his usual insults and vitriol to everyone who disagrees with him . . .

Art

  • “Africa in a New Light” is the theme for this month’s Friday Night Film series, hosted by Friends of the Thomaston Public Library. The movies have been chosen with an eye to this year’s Camden Conference theme. The films will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main Street . . .
  • Kids’ Snowshoe Clinic February 16-18 —
    Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damaris- cotta, along with Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, will offer a three-day snowshoe adventure for children ages 5 to 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 16, 17 and 18.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Teams to “Bowl For Kids’ Sake”
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS). Bowlers on each team raise pledge money to support youth mentoring in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset, Waldo, Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties

  • Knox County Health Clinic, 22 White Street in Rockland, will add an Adult Drop-In Support Group to its Wellness Wednesday offerings. Facilitated by Beverly Feldt, LCSW, the group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from February 10 to March 23.
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