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Kennebec Valley Humane Society to hold art contest

The Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) is announcing their second annual art contest in conjunction with the Paws in the Park and the 19th annual Mutt Strut, to be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Buker Community Center. The art contest is part of the shelter’s family friendly event in May and is a unique way to encourage local artists to help support animals in need through their art. The art contest is made up of poster submissions that must be completed on a template available at KVHS.

“This contest is a very exciting part of our KVHS fundraising efforts” says Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director. “The art submissions have an entry fee which will benefit our cause, but the top three winners in both our adult and youth categories will receive generous cash prizes.

Sugar Plum Fair - Augusta

On Sunday, December 4th from 10am-4pm the Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) will hold its first annual Sugar Plum Fair at the Buker Community Center in Augusta. This fair is free to the public and will have 20 vendors selling local and popular products. The vendors will be donating 25% of their proceeds to KVHS to help provide food, shelter, medical care, and a second chance to local animals in need. The vendors include local crafters selling wreaths, jams, and various locally made products, Silpada, Pampered Chef, Creative Basketry, Mary Kay, Thirty-One gifts, Arbonne, Tupperware, Lia Sophia, Avon, and many more.

“The combination of local crafters and popular party chains provide our community with a wide variety of shopping ideas. Whether people are shopping for gifts for the holidays or looking for something for themselves, we have a little something for everyone” said Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director.

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?

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

Since I’ve been taking groups of dogs out hiking in the woods, fields and mountains these last seven months, the issue of tick bite prevention has become an important topic of discussion with my customers.  This issue is far from “over” for the season as we’ve yet to have consistently low enough temperatures to put the critters into the deep freeze for a few months.  Yesterday, I had a chat with Dr. John Flood of Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic, who has taken care of my Labs for ten years, about the subject and am sharing some of his answers to my questions.

Frontline and Advantix are the two most common chemical tick protection products out there currently.  Packaging recommends application every four weeks from April through November in our area of the country.  Dr. Flood explains that ticks can’t see so they are attracted to your dog’s movement, body heat and carbon dioxide emitted as your dog runs through the woods, tall grass, etc.