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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: DAVID MALLETT

The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents singer-songwriter David Mallet, one of America’s true troubadours on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick. David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic.
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Limits on single-use bags, Styrofoam packaging a step in the right direction for Topsham

We are Topsham residents who support local ballot initiatives #1 and #2. We take this position because we believe that pervasive fossil fuel substances like plastic bags and Styrofoam adversely affect the health of our environment and the health of the living creatures which depend on it. Ballot issue #1 would impose a five-cent fee on each single-use plastic or paper bag used to package our purchases at checkout in stores with greater than two percent food sales. This small fee when imposed in other Maine communities has resulted in an increase in the use of reusable bags—without causing undue hardship. Ballot issue #2 would prohibit the use of polystyrene foam food and beverage containers. There are reasonably priced alternatives to these materials, and most Topsham restaurants have already chosen to use them. We know that passage of these ordinances will not solve all the problems of pervasive environmental plastic and Styrofoam because the problem is too large for one small community to address. However, if we join other communities in limiting these pollutants, we can begin to make a difference. Portland, South Portland, York, Falmouth, and Freeport are communities that have already adopted similar ordinances. We can join their effort. With passage of these initiatives, individuals will be encouraged to bring their own bags to grocery stores when they shop. If they do, they will avoid the five cent fee. Portland’s Hannaford grocery store noted that the percentage of customers who came with their own bags went from about 10% to more than 80% after implementation of these ordinances. Millions of single-use bags were kept out of the waste stream in Portland. Concern for low income residents has led to a provision of the bag ordinance in Topsham that gives SNAP recipients a grace period of one year before a fee is charged. Also, a local group, Midcoast BYOB, has raised money to give away five thousand bags that will be distributed through local agencies. We urge our fellow citizens to support these initiatives on November 8th. We care about our community and know that you do, too. Please vote. Lynne and Edward Caswell More detailed information about these specific ordinances with more information about the economic and environmental reasons for accepting them is available at a local site,

Harpswell Aging at Home New Resources - Contractor Referral List and Home Repairs Team

Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH) is a community organization helping older adults address the challenges of aging at home. HAH's overall goal is helping older adults find the services they need. The article describes two new community resources available to Harpswell Residents....
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Coach Daniel Cooper in Brunswick is among the Top 50 Coaches...
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Brunswick writer releases new book

Brunswick writer Paul Betit talks about his new book Let Me Tell A Story at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov 4, in the Morrill Meeting Room...
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Candidates Forum at Brunswick UU Church

Candidates for Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24 will answer questions at a Forum on issues of inequality on October 5th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. The Forum will run from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. The Church is located at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick, across from the Curtis Library. The Forum is free and open to the public. ...
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Knitting for Anyone

Join other knitters of all levels in "The Room" on Monday, Oct. 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. A fun place to bounce ideas and projects...
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Maine's Harvest Miss Pageant

October 1, 2016 in Damariscotta. The official preliminary pageant for the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant to be held in Saco in 2017. ...
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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: EMMA'S REVOLUTION

Emma’s Revolution, a world renowned duo of activist musicians will bring their hauntingly beautiful harmonies and acoustic instrumentals to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on October 22 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at Monies raised from the concert will benefit the programming of the church and local charities....
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The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will bring New Orleans Jazz of the early 1900’s to the UU Church of Brunswick on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. ...
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