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Highbush Blueberry, Asparagus & Strawberry Plant Sale to Benefit UMaine Master Gardener Volunteers “Grow it Right!” Plant Sale

  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Gardener Volunteers are offering a “Grow it Right” plant sale to raise funds for its Master Gardener Volunteers program. Blueberry Plant Pack: consisting of three young plants, two varieties per pack (Blueray, Patriot, Northland or Jersey) $35.95 per pack. Asparagus Crowns: 10 crowns (Jersey Supreme) […]

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Dining with Diabetes Downeast in Calais

A Free Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families Open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, family members, and caregivers. Learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Taste main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Where: Calais Methodist Home Dates: Thursdays, May 1, […]

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Washington County Extension Association Honors Volunteers

Machias, Maine — The Washington County Extension Association (WCEA) honored several volunteers April 1 during its Annual Meeting at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias. Ron Pesha of Lubec was honored with the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his contributions to the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association. Since 1998, Pesha has […]

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UMaine Extension Offering a 4-H Super Sitter Course

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Super Sitter Babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center St., Machias. The course, open to boys and girls age 12 and older, focuses on the physical safety and security of children […]

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Washington County Youth Win 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

Orono, Maine — Mikaila L. and Hope C. won Overall Speaker awards Saturday, March 29 at the 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine. Mikaila, of Horse Power 4-H Club in Washington County, won in the demonstration division for her talk titled “Fab Frames.” Hope, an independent member from Washington County, won […]

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Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo Draws 23 Teams

Machias, Maine — Twenty-three teams and 76 youth demonstrated their knowledge of robotics and public speaking at the 8th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo on March 29, at the University of Maine at Machias. Youth also took part in a challenge activity and attended workshops presented by UMM and University of Maine faculty and staff. Jen […]

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Public Invited to 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

The 8th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Maine at Machias Reynolds Gymnasium. The general public is invited to attend the exhibit session between 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Come see local school and 4-H club’s robotic displays and demonstrations as teams show off their […]

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UMaine Extension Kicks Off New Diabetes Program

Machias, Maine — A new free program, Dining with Diabetes Down East, is being launched in Washington County for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, their family members and caregivers. In the program led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension registered dietitian Alan Majka, participants will meet once a week for four weeks to learn […]

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Volunteers to be Honored by Washington County Extension Association

The Washington County Extension Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias. The public is invited to attend. Ron Pesha of Lubec will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award. Ron has made many contributions to the town of Lubec including […]

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4-H Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias

Ever wanted to learn more about 4-H? 4-H is a positive youth development program for youth ages 5 to 18. Projects focus on developing citizenship, leadership and life skills through hands-on learning activities. Whether your passion is crocheting or bee-keeping, fishing or gardening, we are looking for adult volunteers to work with youth. The University […]

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