Google visits Maine to teach educators

Google visits Maine to teach educators

LEWISTON, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- Google is offering teachers the chance to use some of its technology -- for free. Some educators got a lesson in how to use these new tools at a summit in Lewiston.

The education team from Google hopes to see the standard book reports evolve into something more modern. Former Maine Governor Angus King says "we've got to start doing education differently because what we're doing now isn't working and yet education is the crucial element of the 21st century." 

Autumnfest to feature Morse High School model students


Nineteen Morse High School students have signed up to bring to life the fashions and accessories of Downtown Bath during Bath's annual Autumnfest celebration on Saturday, October 8th.

Pas de Deux2: Boston Ballet Principal Dancers

Saturday, October 1, 7:30p.m.
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Boston Ballet principal dancers Kathleen Breen Combes and Yury Yanowsky, two of today's most exciting ballet artists, return to Strider with another bravura program of pas de deux and solo work. Combes, hailed by the New York Times as "a ballerina of colossal scale and boldness," is among the country's foremost Balanchine interpreters, and Yanowsky was recently called "brilliantly versatile" by
Contact: Deborah Ward,, 207-859-4521


A special evening with author/speaker Jamie Vollmer


Tuesday, September 13, 7 PM at Brunswick High School - free

A supporter of public education, Mr. Jamie Vollmer, tells In his recent book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone, of his extraordinary journey though the land of public education. Once a harsh critic, he has become an award-winning advocate and trusted partner of America's public schools.

Fall Robotics Workshop Schedule is Set

STATEWIDE: Maine Robotics has announced it's fall workshop schedule for teachers, parents and coaches who want to get started with the LEGO(r) MindStorms Kit or who are interested in participating in the FIRST(tm) LEGO(r) League here in Maine.

The workshops are being held in 5 communities around Maine, including Falmouth, Auburn, Farmington, Bangor, and Farmingdale.  Participants will spend the day building and learning to program the LEGO(r) robots to do simple and intermediate tasks.  No previous experience or equipment is needed, all equipment is provided by Maine Robotics.

Maine Robotics is Maine's premier provider of robotics and engineering afterschool programs and works with over 1300 students and teachers each year in developing a higher degree of STEM literacy.  We welcome you to come participate at these workshops and join the hundreds of schools and thousands of children in Maine that have become engaged in science, engineering and technology

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.