University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer ideas for using local foods in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in a webinar on Tuesday, November 17, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Topics will include cost-effective ways to shop for local foods, food safety tips for handling turkey and leftovers, and how to use Maine foods in traditional holiday dinner recipes. Instructors will demonstrate food preparation in an interactive format.

Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Visit to register; registrants will receive the link to attend and other resources.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate McCarty at 781-6099 or email

UMaine Extension has released a new publication highlighting water conservation and safety tips, “Conserving Water at Home,” that provides guidance on conserving water to save money, responding to resource fluctuations, and reducing the risk of damage to septic systems and the quality of drinking water, lakes, ponds and streams.

To order, visit, phone 581-3792, or email

More information about water conservation and safety can be found at, by phoning 581-3188, or emailing