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The philosopher and the king (a tale of ancient Greece)

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Once upon a time there lived a man named Diogenes who was as wise as any man who ever lived. People admired Diogenes for his intelligence, but he was a rebel who lived his whole life in opposition to others. In winter he walked barefoot in the snow. More...

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The king of the silver hand (a Celtic tale)

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Once upon a time, long ago, there lived two brothers, one a fierce warrior, the other a healer. Dian Cecht, the healer, had a sharp mind and a sharp tongue, but his brother, Nuada, was practical and calm in battle. More...

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COOKIE BOOTH SALES

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 966 of Topsham — from left, Nicole Columbe, Haley Frizzle, Karlie Brillant and Reyanne Brooks — sold cookies at the transfer station in Topsham on March 9. More...

TOOTH FAIRIES VISIT YMCA

DENTAL HYGIENIST Judi Jones cleans the teeth of Bath Area Family YMCA pre-schooler Jovey Wallace last month. More...

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L.L. Bean offering first summer camp

FREEPORT — Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean announced that it will be offering its first-ever summer day camp for kids through its Outdoor Discovery School program. More...

Girl Scouts learn lifetime skills from cookie sales

BRUNSWICK — Though Girl Scout Cookie season is drawing to an end, the financial literacy skills girls learn from the sales should last a lifetime. More...

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COOKIE DELIVERY

THE DAISY GIRL SCOUTS from Troop 987 in Brunswick donated and delivered Girl Scout cookies to Tedford Housing for distribution to guests in Tedford’s Brunswick shelters on March 18. More...

Negley joins Eagle nest of Troop 202

TOPSHAM — Boy Scout Troop 202 welcomes its newest Eagle Scout, Maxwell Negley of Bowdoin, the son of Marvin and Ruby Negley. The Eagle Rank is the highest level in Boy Scouting achieved by only one in four Boy Scouts. More...

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Pope’s former neighbor recalls his ‘love’ letter

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentine woman who grew up as the neighbor of the future Pope Francis says she was very briefly the object of his affections when they were both 12. More...

The merman’s gift (a folktale from Iceland)

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Long ago Gunnar lived on the Atlantic coast of Iceland, near Keflavik, and he was known as the mightiest fisherman who had ever lived. Everyone praised his skill and strength. More...

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The piper’s boots (a Scottish tale)

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Once upon a time a Scottish piper named Rory traveled everywhere — through the spring and the summer and the fall. He played his bagpipes for anyone who wished to listen. More...