7TH Annual 5K Walk for Hope

EVENT: 7TH Annual 5K Walk for Hope
MaineGeneral fund-raiser from Breast Care Program

DATE: Sat., Oct. 16, 2010

TIME:  Walk begins at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Sam's Club, Marketplace Augusta-to the UMA Nature Trail & back
    
CONTACT:    Diane Peterson, 626-1322; Pager: 264-1147


Last year's walk drew more than 700 walkers and raised more than $90,000.
For more details go to http://www.mainegeneral.org/ and click on the pink ribbon.

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Cozy Harbor Seafood to Deliver 100 Pounds of Lobster Meat to Maine Children's Home for Fundraiser

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers announced that it has been awarded a donation of 100 pounds of lobster meat from Cozy Harbor Seafood in Portland to help raise funds for the agency's upcoming Lobster Roll fundraiser to benefit the organization's Christmas Program. The delivery of the lobster is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville.

WHO: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers and Cozy Harbor Seafood

WHAT: Truck delivery of 100 pounds of lobster meat

WHERE: From Cozy Harbor Seafood in Portland to the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m.

Maine Coast Foliage Color Peaking This Week

Maine foliage conditions for October 13. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation
AUGUSTA, Maine - Peak leaf color will reach all of Maine's coast this week, according to the fifth fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (DOC).
 
Forest rangers in the tracking zones covering the southern, middle and northern portions of the coast are observing peak color, from 85 to 100 percent, and moderate leaf drop of 30 to 50 percent.
 
Peak color and moderate leaf drop are also being reported throughout the tracking zone that stretches from Fryeburg and Sebago Lake to Augusta, Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft. Peak color is holding on in the western mountains region from Rangeley to Bethel, and in eastern Maine between Bangor and Calais, according to the report.
 
Rangers are observing foliage color past peak in Aroostook County, and in northern locations from Jackman to Greenville and Millinocket.

5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show

Welcome to the 5th Annual Maine Green Home & Energy Show, Augusta Armory, Augusta, Maine, Exit 109, I-95, route 202, Western Ave. With plenty of FREE parking.  Show hours are Friday, October 15, 12 noon to 7pm, Saturday, October 16, 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, October 17, 10am to 4pm.
A special senior citizens day will be presented from noon to 7pm on Friday. Seniors 62+ get into the show for $5.00 per person (no coupons apply).
With shorter days and colder nights Mainers are now preparing for a long-cold and dark winter. Heating, windows, insulation, fuel saving devices and weatherization are on everyone’s minds. Costs of propane, natural gas, oil, wood and pellets becomes very important for long term ownership. Home owners want to prepare for savings and benefits of improvements for not only this winter however, for many winters to come.

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Kennebec Woodland Partnership

An October 21-23, 2010 conference organized by the Kennebec Woodland Partnership will focus on the importance of forestland to the Kennebec County region.  The conference is open to the public and will feature sessions of interest to forestland owners and others who work and recreate in the woods in Kennebec County.  The Partnership supports a wide range of actions and tools available to landowners that will help sustain forests in Kennebec County.

The Kennebec Woodland Partnership, a forestland conservation initiative launched by the Maine Forest Service and Kennebec Land Trust, was formed out of common interests and an awareness that the county’s local economy, wood products markets, recreational opportunities, water quality, wildlife habitat, and quality of life all depend largely on about 388,000 acres of woodland.  The KWP’s goal is to provide a wide range of tools and strategies to help landowners make informed decisions about their woodlands. &nbsp