Environment

Waterville Logger Pleads Guilty in Tree-Cutting Case

A Waterville logger pleaded guilty Wednesday in Sagadahoc County District Court to the charge of unlawful cutting of trees.  Ivan Martin, 65, was ordered to make restitution totaling $22,019.31 to one victim and $4,915.63 to a second victim for the wood taken in the trespass, according to Maine Forest Service (MFS) officials.  A second suspect in the trespass case who had represented himself as the actual owner of the land has been indicted and is in custody in Virginia, MFS Maine Forest Ranger officials said.

Maine forest rangers, under the MFS Division of Forest Protection, Maine Department of Conservation, were contacted in October by Kenneth Chamberland, a Woolwich landowner who reported that a logger had crossed onto his Sanders Road property and cut several of his trees, according to MFS Forest Ranger Lt.

Maine Forest Service to Hold Bark-Peeling Sessions

Maine Forest Service to Hold Bark-Peeling Sessions

Maine Forest Service entomologists, using a method reminiscent of an old-fashioned husking bee, will hold two bark-peeling workshops later this month to look for evidence of the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect threatening Maine’s forests.

Ash-tree owners from central Maine, who earlier this year created tree traps to look for emerald ash borer (EAB), will bring wood samples to the workshops to be peeled by volunteers and examined for signs of the dangerous insect, said Colleen Teerling, Maine Forest Service entomologist.

“We’re going to work with them to peel the tree bolts,” Teerling said.

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

AWW Winter Campground Registration to Open December 10

AWW Winter Campground Registration to Open December 10

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW), Maine’s 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams that winds through northern Maine's vast forests, is providing winter campgrounds at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook.

Registration for the campgrounds will take place:

8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Chamberlain Bridge ranger station.

The 48 camp sites available at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis until the campground capacity is reached.  “These unique winter campsites offer extraordinary access to some great winter ice fishing,” Matthew LaRoche, AWW superintendent, said. “We have visitors who return year after year to enjoy the beauty, camaraderie and winter sport that this part of Maine offers.”

LaRoche anticipates renting out most of the 48 available campsites by noon on the first day of registration.

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?

Get Your Broderson Award Tickets-A Celebration of Commercial Artists from the State of Maine

Get Your Broderson Award Tickets-A Celebration of Commercial Artists from the State of Maine

We are thrilled to have the 2011 show at the historic State Theatre hosted by Myq Kaplan of Last Comic Standing fame. Purchase your tickets and enjoy a night of fine commercial art, good food and even better laughs!

Individual tickets, six or eight top tables available. Hour d’oeuvres are included for both, with drink service at tables only. There will be a cash bar for both.

Purchased tickets can be picked up at the Broderson’s gallery at 611 Congress Street before the show.

See you there!

 

Deatils at Brodersons.com

 

Questions?
Email your questions to:
info@maineadclub.com

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Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

AUGUSTA, Maine - Peak foliage color has reached Rangeley, Farmington, Bethel, and the downeast coast, according to the fifth 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC).
 
Maine fall foliage conditions for Oct. 12. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation.
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing peak leaf color, or at least 75 percent color change, in the western lakes and mountains region, covering the towns of Rangeley, Kingfield, Farmington, Rumford and Bethel. Peak color is also being reported along the downeast coast from Bucksport to Eastport and in interior Hancock and Washington counties.