November 12, 2012 RSS feed / Word

WORD It’s a painful life

Illinois 13-year-old living with juvenile arthritis

LEXINGTON, Ill. More...

Miley talks music, movie, marriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus is working hard to finish her new album so she can take some time off to enjoy being engaged.  The 19-year-old entertainer plans to marry “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth. More...

St. John’s School plans high school fair

BRUNSWICK — A high school fair for eighth-graders at St. John’s School will be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  More...

STUDENTS OUT AND ABOUT TOWN

LOGAN BAUMLI, 12, uses her laptop to catch up on homework Oct. 1 before her cheerleading class at American Kicks Gym on Royalsborough Road in Durham. More...

Obama and Biden launch initiative for military kids

WASHINGTON   Madeline Stevens knows what it’s like to be a military brat.  More...

Bartone wins writing awards

Eighth-grader Xander Bartone of Bath took first place in both the junior poetry and junior prose divisions of the Norm Strung Youth Writing Competition, sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His poem, “Where Poems Hide More...

Vague rule, short dresses keep girls from dance, including the queen

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah public high school principal has apologized to dozens of teens who were turned away from their homecoming dance because their dresses were deemed too short, in what parents and students called a “homecoming spir More...

A welcome sign … and a Scout who cares

PHIPPSBURG “Alfred L. Smith was a fisherman and lobsterman who spent every single day possible out on the water. He took pride in what little he had, but among his most prized possessions was his little pie slice boat. More...

SUSTAINING SUMMER

Area teens help feed hungry while learning sustainable farming methods

FREEPORT For most teenagers the moment the school bell rings and summer rolls in, it means parties, non-stop video games, movies, and a time to kick back with friends. More...

Girls rock first local chapter

BATH — Tanya Pomerleau, coowner of FEnique Boutique and Aysia McCloud, a senior at Morse High School will open the first local chapter of I Am THAT Girl, described by its website as a program that builds community and inspires girls to find the More...

Quickest thumbs in the West

Wis. boy, 17, is the fastest texter in America, still

NEW YORK   A 17-year-old boy who says he has “abnormally fast thumbs” has been named the fastest texter in America for the second year in a row.  More...

Pownal Girl Scouts meet Sen. Collins in D.C.

WASHINGTON — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Organization, members of Troop 3222 from Pownal traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.  More...

Kaliedoscope

Free ‘Hunger Games’ film at PPL   PORTLAND — The Teen Room at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, will screen a free matinee of “The Hunger Games” on Friday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m. More...

EXPLORING A NEW WORLD

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

I dip my face into the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Beneath me another world awaits. I adjust my mask and snorkel and take another look. A greenish brown body swims toward the surface.  More...

Turtles and Tortoises

You make think that turtles and tortoises are the same thing. But you would be mistaken! There are many differences between them. Here are just a few:  Residence/habitat: Turtles live in the water and tortoises live on the land.  More...

My highlights of the trip

I was so excited when I found out I was going to the Galapagos Islands. I read books about it, practiced quite a bit of Spanish, and saw videos and pictures.  What fascinated me the most was the wildlife. More...

Kaleidoscope

Bath’s Leeman to represent U.S. More...

Book about Darwin is interesting lead-in to islands trip

“Animals Charles Darwin Saw,” by written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Zina Saunders.

“Animals Charles Darwin Saw” is a great book. It has fantastic and colorful illustrations. It is interesting with very cool true facts. More...

Sharing a love of science

COLLEGE CONNECTION

What do fifthgraders and college students have in common? More...

What a relief — architecturally speaking

PHIPPSBURG — In March members of the Sagadahoc Preservation Society visited the art room at Phippsburg Elementary School to teach fourthgraders about local architecture.  More...