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Washington County Senior Companions Named to Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor

Washington County Senior Companions were honored recently by the Maine Commission for Community Service. Eleven Senior Companions were named to the Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor for volunteering  more than 500 hours to other citizens in Washington County. This group of Senior Companions donated over 11,000 hours of service during the past year.

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Enroll in UMaine Extension’s Harvest for Hunger Program

Do you grow a vegetable garden?  Would you like to grow some extra fresh produce to donate to our neighbors in need?  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension office is sponsoring the Maine Harvest for Hunger Program for Washington County.  Gardeners who sign up can receive free vegetable seeds and helpful educational newsletters. Participants will be […]

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Facts on Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads, an early spring delicacy throughout their range, are the young coiled fronds of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). Nearly all ferns have fiddleheads, but those of the ostrich fern are unlike any other. Ostrich fern fiddleheads, which are about an inch in diameter, can be identified by the brown papery scale-like covering on the […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a five week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning at the end of May at the Extension office in Machias.   This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism.  The course will focus on growing fruits and vegetables.  It is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for gardening […]

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6th Annual Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

The 6th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo was held at UMM on Saturday, March 24th.  Over 80 youth from 10 schools in Washington County gathered to spend the day learning about and sharing their knowledge of robotics.  Twenty-three teams visited with judges and people from the general public during the morning session, demonstrating their robotic projects. […]

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Gardeners Make a Difference-Maine Harvest for Hunger Program!

If you are a home gardener or a commercial grower, consider planting an extra row of produce this year and donating the surplus to local soup kitchens and food pantries to help fight hunger through the Maine Harvest for Hunger (formerly Plant-A-Row for the Hungry) program. Why Maine Harvest for Hunger is so important 10% […]

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4-H Robotics Expo Open to the Public

The general public is invited to stop by the 6th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo which will be held on Saturday, March 24th at the University of Maine at Machias.  Ten schools from across Washington County will bring 24 teams to showcase a robotics project they have worked on this year.  The event is free and open […]

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Volunteers to be Honored by Extension Association

The 2012 Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Elementary School.    Ann and Bill Sawtelle of Dennysville will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award.  Ann and Bill have worked tirelessly for many years to create a center of community, based out […]

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