Outreach

Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale, Demonstration Slated for Dec. 14

The 2013 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration will be Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. The 19th annual event features baskets, carvings and beadwork, as well as demonstrations, storytelling, music, drumming and dancing. It is free and open to […]

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Fisheries, Aquaculture and Tourism Workshops Slated in December

Ways in which commercial fishermen, aquaculturists and those in the tourism industry can work together to create greater economic success will be the focus of three workshops offered by Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Lobster Institute, Island Institute and Maine Aquaculture Association. The Fisheries, Aquaculture and Tourism […]

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Wreath-Making Workshops Advanced by WVII, BDN

WVII (Channel 7) and the Bangor Daily News reported on wreath-making workshops hosted by the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum Nov. 30 and Dec. 3–5. The 15th annual workshops cost $15 per person and include instruction and materials to complete one wreath.

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Bolton Available to Talk Turkey, Pen Bay Pilot and Weekly Report

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and The Weekly reported Jason Bolton, food safety specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is available to give advice about preparing the turkey this holiday season. Bolton is part of a team of UMaine Extension food safety and nutrition specialists who are taking calls on a statewide holiday foods […]

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Make Your Own Wreath

The University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum will kick off its annual wreath-making workshops Saturday, Nov. 30, on Portage Road. Three workshops will be held Nov. 30 — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2–4 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. Workshops will also be held 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 […]

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UMaine Extension Food Safety Class Focus of Press Herald Blog Post

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension class was mentioned in the latest entry of the Portland Press Herald blog, “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” The article, titled “Food safety and preservation training with UMaine Extension crosses borders,” focused on a two-part training program offered in Falmouth to people from the Democratic Republic of […]

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UMaine’s Second Annual Hunger Banquet Nov. 22

The University of Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Life and the African Students Association will host the second annual Hunger Banquet on Nov. 22. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus. The Hunger Banquet aims to raise awareness about the issues of hunger […]

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Nursing Students Present Research at Veazie Meeting, WABI Reports

A group of University of Maine nursing students attended a Veazie town council meeting to present their findings about the health effects of trihalomethanes (THMs) after residents showed concern over chemicals in their water, WABI reported. THMs are formed when chlorine and other disinfectants are mixed with organic matter and exposure can lead to an […]

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UMaine’s Bodwell Center, Old Town-Orono YMCA Holding GobbleFest

The University of Maine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism and the Old Town-Orono YMCA are holding the fourth annual GobbleFest on Sunday, Nov. 17. UMaine students will be at the YMCA from 1 to 4 p.m. collecting turkeys and cash donations, which will be used by Crossroads Ministries to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to […]

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