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MWS continues to recycle all toner cartridges and cell phones, just bring them to either office.  Storage is easier if toner boxes are recycled at home.  Thank you!

Cristina Post will be offering free Irish step classes on Mondays and Thursdays starting March 4th during lunch recess. Monday class (Intermediate) will be for students with prior Irish stepdance experience, and Thursday will be for beginners, grades 4 and up. Please note that this is not a drop-in class, as Irish step is a cumulative skill. For the first week or two, students are welcome to come and try it out to see if they like it, but after that it will run like a traditional dance class until the May Faire (after which the weather is too nice to keep inside!). Beginners will learn a simple reel or jig, and intermediate students will continue to work on solo steps and improve their hardshoe skills. Intermediate students are permitted to attend Thursdays as well to practice their steps independently and help out with the younger students. If you would like more information, please contact Cristina at Thanks! (02/26)

Au-pair in Paris Needed: Dear Waldorf School, I am contacting you as I am looking for an au-pair for my family, based in Paris. I would be very grateful if you would kindly circulate this information to your senior students about to finish their schooling (or already finished), or if you have a newsletter that this could be included in. We are ideally looking for a student with a creative nature who would enjoy spending time with 2 young children, as well as enjoying the opportunity of living in Paris. We are looking for someone as soon as possible in the Spring 2013.
We have two young boys (one and a half and 4 years old), in the Waldorf kindergarten in Paris, and are looking for an au-pair who can come take care of them. Duties would be Monday to Friday in the afternoons, and Wednesdays during the daytime. We may also ask for the odd babysitting in the evenings. Activities would include going for walks, playing in the park and at home, bath and preparing mealtimes, and reading stories.
We would provide accommodation, which is independent, in a beautiful old family building, 2 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. We are a bilingual household (French-English) and work in the creative industries.
I would be happy to give more information and send photographs, if the interested candidates could email me at the following address: Ania de Laage,
I hope this could be an exciting opportunity, and very much look forward to hearing from your students.

With thanks and kind regards, Ania de Laage (02/26)

Suzuki violin/viola/cello lessons: Evan and Kathryn Pillsbury have been Suzuki teachers for nearly 20 years and now have openings in their Portland home studio. They are also currently exploring studio space at a Freeport location convenient to Merriconeag students. For more information, please contact Evan Pillsbury (cello) 207.523.9071 or Kathryn Pillsbury (violin/viola) 207.523.9070 (submitted by Nancy Roderick) (02/12)

Items for sale:1/2 size German Cello, Andrew Schroetter model 213 includes fiberglass bow and soft gig bag, $300.1/2 size Palatino Violin includes brazilwood bow and case, $75. Brand New hard case for 4/4 cello with wheels, unused, $125. Contact Carina, email: or phone: 725-7507 (02/05)

Alteration, repair, repurposing - call me at 847-3453 or email
And I am always collecting sweaters - all sizes, fiber, holes or not for my upcycling sweater business. ( Thank you, Regina Kusche. (02/05)

Houseplant Help: Are your indoor plants looking a bit frazzled? As the sun is getting stronger, your houseplants are starting to wake up and grow again. Now is the perfect time to give them some fresh soil, a larger pot, some fertilizer, and a bit of tidying up. I’d be happy to help you with this ‘dirty’ job! I have years of experience with plants, indoors and out. No plant too small! Kat Coriell, BS Horticulture, owner, Garden Hands Gardening Services (since 2002), former MWS parent. 926-3047 (02/05)

PRICE REDUCED! Unique House for Sale: Built in 2007, this house is "GreenBuilt" with locally sawn lumber, no plywood or sheet rock, all wood wainscoting with post and beams throughout. 3 BR, 2BA, detached 2 car garage wtih loft above. Foundation walls are made from ICF 'Super insulation' which allows the 4' basement to stay wam in the winters and cool in the summers so this house maintains its heat...important for cold Maine days/nights! We did not blast for the basement, staying in 'green' standards. R value 60 in roof and 22 in walls which are spray foamed so no drafts. Wood stove gives off lots of heat, with exposed river rock wall behind. All handmade kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, porcelain sink. Mudroom has cast iron radiator, perfect for drying winter gloves. Cast iron baseboards throughout 1st floor. House has stone wall flanking property line. Sits 20 min. from Portland, 5 min. to Bruswick, 35 min to Augusta, 5 min. to canoe/kayak launch and LL Bean with hiking trails out back door, 100's of protected acres behind. Links to where we have the house posted -
Craigs list -
For Sale By Owner - Kim Davidson, 865-1186 (02/05)