Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

Coffeehouse observation No. 175

Spotted my new very favorite service – coffee delivery van. They deliver coffee to offices and other gatherings. I don’t think you can go wrong with a service like that.

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Children’s garden part of reading program | Lewiston Sun Journal

HANOVER — The summer reading program at the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library has a whole different twist.

Along with reading and doing crafts, the 20 or so youngsters who are taking part have planted and are caring for a community garden.

Each Wednesday an average of six or seven children visit the garden on land owned by Scott and Carol Gould at Howard Pond and Mill Hill roads. It’s just a short walk from the historic library.

“It’s the perfect activity for kids,” said Michele Richardson of Milton Township. “They garden, have a snack, do a craft, then take out a book.”

Click for the rest of the story by Eileen M. Adams in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

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Rehabilitation programs at Down East prison save Maine money | Bangor Daily News

MACHIASPORT, Maine — The rows of sewing machines are busy, humming through the fabric in the small workshop. The men working the machines are quiet, with heads bent and hands at the task of turning denim fabric into jeans.

Nearby, another pair of men work on reupholstering chairs. One is cutting out new padding while the other reinforces a frame.

This could be any workshop, anywhere. But the salty breeze coming through the open door gives it away: this is the garment room at Downeast Correctional Facility, a former U.S. Air Force base tucked on a ridge on the Machiasport peninsula.

The garment workshop is one of a half-dozen self-sustaining rehabilitation programs at DCF, and Director Scott Jones estimates the programs have saved the state, Washington County towns, and area non-profit organizations millions of dollars in expenses.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Sharon Kiley Mack in the Bangor Daily News.

Celtic Woman kicks off waterfront concert series: Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynrd, Jason Mraz to follow | Bangor Daily News

Celtic Woman kicks off waterfront concert series: Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynrd, Jason Mraz to follow | Bangor Daily News