Category Archives: Good News Gazette

Local authors to be part of Day’s Store 60th Birthday gala July 21

BELGRADE — Local authors Maureen Milliken, Earl Smith and Kate Cone will sell and sign their books as part of the festivities at Day’s Store 60th Birthday Party Saturday, July 21.
The book table will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the overall celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Viles Arboretum’s American Chestnut planting blooms

AUGUSTA — The Viles Arboretum recently featured its newly planted American Chestnut trees, along with commentary by the American Chestnut Foundation and participants from Smart Eye Care.
Beginning two years ago, newly bred and resistant chestnut trees that came directly from the foundation’s nursery were planted at the Arboretum.

What you should know about lung cancer in Maine

Courtesy of MaineGeneral Prevention & Health Living

First the bad news, to be followed by some good news.
Maine has a perfect storm of risk factors for lung cancer:
* Our statewide smoking rate is the highest in New England. * One in three Maine homes has high levels of radon — the second leading cause of lung cancer. * With so many Maine homes relying on well water, rates of arsenic and radon in drinking water are of concern.

Maine Department of Education does away with walk-in hours

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education will no longer offer walk-in hours for teachers seeking credential services, beginning Monday, July 9.

Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club installs new officers

GARDINER — The Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club recently installed its leadership for the 2018/2019 fiscal year at the clubhouse, 25 Lions Ave., the site of many activities in the community throughout the year.

‘The Wall That Heals’ is Kennebec Historical Society’s July presentation

GARDINER — “The Wall That Heals,” a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the city and will be open 24 hours a day; there is no charge.
The exhibition, which will also be the subject of the Kennebec Historical Society’s July meeting, honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died in combat.

UMA extends reach to educate more Mainers

AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta is expanding and making higher education more accessible to Mainers statewide.
After a revisioning process led by UMA President Rebecca Wyke over the 2017-18 academic year, implementation has begun to reintegrate eight University College Centers and re-establish a long-standing and historic relationship, fulfilling UMA’s statewide mission, university officials said.

Gardiner teen named Maine State Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs

GARDINER — Timmy Doyle has been named the Maine State Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Youth of the Year title is bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Doyle was chosen from a field of six candidates.

Augusta Elks Lodge seeks community partners for back to school event

AUGUSTA — The Augusta Elks Lodge is looking to the community to participate as it plans its “Wrap Their Arms Around the Children” back to school event.

Cony teacher selected as 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NEA Foundation, a public charity founded by educators for educators, has named Maggie Wachtl, a science teacher at Cony High School in Augusta, Maine, as a 2019 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow.