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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
State officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative ... (Click here for the story)
State officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative ... (Click here for the story)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:00 AM
  • Chef Kerry Altiero Will Talk Food in Maine at Lincoln Theater —
    Chef Kerry Altiero will participate in the free series “Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations” at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, on Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., joining host Cherie Scott. Altiero, chef and owner of ...
  • After work and negotiations, the old Resurrection Building at 243 Ridge Road, Route 32, in Windsor has been purchased and plans are in place to transform the long-vacant building into a community focal point for wellness, dining and gathering ...
  • Midges in the Broccoli: Another Invasive Pest
    State officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative ...
  • The seventh annual Maine Lobsterpalooza will be held Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m., at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin Street. Tickets for the tasting event, $15, are available online at aiofoodpantry.org; at Fresh Off the Farm, Route 1 ...
  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library will be held on Friday, October 18, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the main reading room. The tea will feature sweets and savories, and those attending are encouraged to bring a ...
  • Thomaston Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo will discuss some of the fire safety challenges of historic homes on Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Steep stairs, balloon construction, concealed spaces ...
  • Annette Naegel of Georges River Land Trust to Speak in Camden —
    Annette Naegel, director of conservation at Georges River Land Trust, will present Conservation and Natural Landscapes at the Camden Garden Club meeting Thursday, October 24, at First Congregational Church, 33 Elm Street, Camden....
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will hold a conference, Farmer to Farmer, Saturday through Monday, November 2 through 4, at Point Lookout, 67 Atlantic Highway, Northport. The annual conference for farmers ...
  • FarmSmart Business Services and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will offer “NxLevel Business Planning Course for Maine Farmers,” six sessions held December through March at the Deering Building ...
  • As young browntail moth caterpillars start to skeletonize the leaves of host trees in late summer leaves turn a distinctive coppery brown. Compared with the amount of defoliation seen in a spring aerial survey, impact was reduced in September.

    Leaves will soon be falling; precautions should be taken against getting the rash caused by browntail moth. When working in heavily infested areas, Maine Forest Service recommends wearing protective equipment to reduce exposure, including long sleeves, long pants, goggles, dust mask or respirator, hat and disposable coveralls.
  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is sponsoring a Maine DEP certification course in Beginning Erosion and Sediment Control Practices. Contractors must take this course to comply with the 2013 statutory requirement to have a certified contractor on all sites within 250 feet of a water body. The course will be held Wednesday, October 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Union Town Office, 567 Common Road, Union. Cost of the course is $70 and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all training materials. Preregistration with payment is required by Friday, October 25 (no refunds).
  • Harvest Festival at Knox Museum in Thomaston —
    Knox Museum, 30 High Street, Thomaston, will host a free public harvest festival on the grounds of Montpelier from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, rain or shine. Activities will include traditional lawn games, photos ...
  • Vintage Quilt on Display at Waldoboro Public Library —
    Waldoboro Public Library is currently displaying a quilt from the collection of Waldoborough Historical Society created by Esther Mero Jameson before her marriage to Moses Augustus Newbert of North Waldoboro in the mid-1800s....
  • Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, will hold a fundraising submarine-sandwich sale on Saturday, October 19; preorders can be picked up from 11 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission work....
  • Nutrient Management for High Tunnels Program in Whitefield —
    Bruce Hoskins, University of Maine soil testing program coordinator, will offer Nutrient Management for High Tunnels on Thursday, October 24, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Town House Road, Whitefield....
  • New Hope for Women will host a dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland. The dinner, in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will include a brief ...
  • Waldoborough Historical Society is holding “Meals for a Month,” a fundraising raffle to benefit museum upkeep and future projects. The prize is up to 30 gift certificates from restaurants and takeouts throughout Maine valued at over $400....
  • Lincoln County Historical Association’s Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main Street, Damariscotta, will offer a demonstration of wool spinning on Sunday, October 13, noon to 4 p.m., during Pumpkinfest. The house museum will also be ...
  • Rockland Library Hosts Autumn Tree Walk —
    Rockland Tree Warden and licensed arborist Richard Schneller will lead Rockland Public Library’s Wednesday Walkers group in a free autumn tree walk on Wednesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the checkout ...
  • WindowDressers in Belfast will be building window inserts for area residents Wednesday, November 6, through Friday, November 22. All orders for the Belfast workshop must be turned in by Wednesday, October 16. Orders can be submitted at windowdressers.org or by calling 596-3073.
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