Greater Community

    (Return to newsletter)

Items can be listed for up to 3 weeks

Winter Hill Farm, Freeport’s own raw milk dairy, has room for new customers to enjoy our fresh, not pasteurized whole milk and yogurt. At Winter Hill we milk a very rare breed of cow, the Randall, which was on the verge of extinction until just a few decades ago. Just 6 miles from Merriconeag, the farm is a great place to bring your kids to pick up your orders weekly and say hello to our beautiful cows. For more information, please check out our website at or find us on facebook ( (09/13)


Please find the below the link to the AWSNA newsletter Inform Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement." Inform September 02011 (09/13)

Dzogchen Meditation Center
A Center for the Study and Practice of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism
Sunday Public Talks:
September 18th 10:30 til 12:00
"Empty of What"
"Emptiness" is a key concept in Buddhist practice and philosophy but it is often misunderstood -- either represented as a nihilistic void or a kind of transcendent nirvana removed from present experience. Actually the Buddhist notion of emptiness is based on our direct experience of reality when the obscuration of habitual thinking is removed or exhausted.
September 25th 10:30 til 12:00
"Ego West and East"
When the early Buddhist translators used the English word 'Ego'in their translations they used the wrong word. Sadly, it has created many misinterpretations of Buddhism. The Tibetan term is sems and refers to the nonstop discursive thinking which we are unaware of but which completely dulls our direct experience of reality. 'Sems' is habitual thought which comments on every experience and in so doing removes us from that actual experience. Meditation is getting out of our habitual mind and into what is actually going on.
The Dzogchen Buddhist Meditation Center West Bath, ME 04530
To register call Tashi Wangchuk at 443-3842 or email
All talks are free and open to the public.
Tashi Armstrong is a ngakpa or lay practitioner/ yogi of the Dzogchen and Mahamudra schools of Tibetan Buddhism.. Tashi is a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a Dzogchen master and abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Boudhnath, Nepal. (09/13)

Camp Sew & Sew – A weekly creativity retreat for your busy life!
It’s easy to begin any week with our rolling enrollment!

Join us for sewing fun in our relaxed and spacious classroom, above Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop. With natural light and plenty of elbow room you will have no trouble finding your “Creative MoJo”; sharing ideas and friendship with other experienced and aspiring sewists. You will find people at the same level you are and others who are just learning to thread their machines! All skill levels are welcome! Rolling enrollment means there is no need to catch up, just come with a project in mind OR we can help you choose something beautiful and useful! Do you want to learn to install zippers or how to make buttonholes? Understand why we need to trim corners before turning a point and how to use all those mysterious “notions” at the fabric stores you visit. This is the place to take time for your own spirit while developing or honing your handwork skills!

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to noon
Where: Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop 541 US Rt. 1, Freeport Plaza (upstairs, above the store)
Price: $85 for 8 weeks (they do not have to be consecutive weeks!)
Instructor and creativity counselor: Susan Pennoyer Artist/Designer (and proud mother of MWSHS 12th grader Evie Pennoyer!)
Please call Susan’s Cell: 807-1815 to RSVP or email me at


Teen Camp Sew & Sew - I am looking for teens who wish to learn to sew or who want to continue developing the skills they have already acquired! Casual atmosphere (not structured)! Work on the projects you want to make or I will happily develop a fun (youthful projects) curriculum! Call me if you have a teen who would like to join us in the afternoons (day and times to be determined). $85 for 8 sessions Susan Pennoyer 207-807-1815 or email







Sublet for medical Student 9/24-10/22/2011: Visiting 4th year Medical Student from Waldorf Community in New York seeks housing for Vascular Surgery Clerkship at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Requires furnished room with WIFI or plug-in high speed cable. Ideally housing would be within 10 minutes walk of Maine Medical Center with own bathroom. Pluses would be off street parking and access to a kitchen and laundry machine, though no medical laundry would come to the house. I am Male, in my 30's and married. I love cats, dogs and gardens and am a respectful lodger. My wife is a eurythmist and we live up the road from Green Meadow Waldorf School. There will be times when I will keep unsocial hours as a Surgical Team Member and need a quiet environment and ease of coming and going at odd hours. Sadly the Medical School does not have any accommodation available for me during my visit so I am reaching out to you as the local Waldorf Community. I would like to pay $800 for the 4 weeks, but would consider more for the right situation. Thank you for reading. Please call my wife, Rachel with any questions or possiblities. Regards, Shad Haque (845) 300 6542 (09/07)

Fall Yoga Classes at Inner Stream Yoga, Freeport: Come invigorate or reinvigorate your yoga practice this Fall at Inner Stream Yoga in Freeport. Classes begin September 8 with offerings for beginners as well as more advanced students. Reserve your spot early as class size is limited. For more information, please contact or call Cindy Berliner at 207.838.0551. You also can visit us at the web at (09/07)

Daponte String Quartet 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala at the 1812 Farm:
Sunday Sept 25, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, $35, 1297 Bristol Road, Bristol Mills

For more information and tickets, please call 529-1555, or visit or

send check to Friends of the Daponte String Quartet, c/o Landau, P.O. Box 1149, Damariscotta, ME 04543 (09/07)

The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is offering a free conservation photojournalism workshop with environmental photographer Bridget Besaw this fall that will focus on restoration of the Penobscot River as a central theme. The two-day workshop will be held September 17th and October 1st, allowing a two week period in-between for participants to go on a “photo shoot” focused on the river and the anticipated community benefits of the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Select photos resulting from the workshop will be exhibited in at least one public venue in the project area and may be used on the Trust website and in print materials used to raise awareness about the Penobscot Project. An additional public evening presentation is being planned earlier in September. Workshop flyer.(09/07)