Environment

Unity College to Host Nature Art, Photography Show and Sale

Unity College to Host Nature Art, Photography Show and Sale

Artists and photographers from across New England will be converging on the campus of Unity College to celebrate Earth Day.

Over 40 artists will be showing and selling their art and photography as part of the Unity College Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 22.

The nature art and photography show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tozier Gymnasium on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity.  Admission is free.

In addition to the artists the show will also feature a wide variety of family activities that help the visitor make connections their natural world.  Among the special features of the show are

Kids Nature Art Happening-Children of all ages can stop in and create their own natural arts and crafts with the help of Unity College students.  The kids area runs from 11am to 3pm

Winter Camping for Youth in Piscataquis County

Winter Camping for Youth in Piscataquis County

What were you doing on our recent "summer" weekend March 16th-18th?  An active group of Piscataquis youth were out camping!  Alexandra and Kermit Bennett (with Maine Audubon) and Sam Cole and Stephen Madera (with the Charlotte White Center) were the trip leaders for this great event!

Chicken Hatch Part 5 - They're HERE!

Chicken Hatch Part 5 - They're HERE!

The chicks are here!  They arrived one day early!  All four hatched out with the most beautiful of hues and markings.  They are Auracana's so they don't look anything like their surrogate mom.  It is such a blessing to watch this miracle of life unfolding right before our eyes!  Broody accepted them right away and is doing a nice job mothering them and taking care of them!  Enjoy the video!  It's priceless!

Mild Winter Triggers Early Maple Sugar Season

Lighter than normal snow accumulation, warmer than normal temperatures earlier in the season and an earlier than normal start of the maple syrup season are making some weather watches wonder if there is a new "normal."

The light winter and smaller snow pack could defuse the threat of spring flooding, and syrup producers are early in tapping maples, say University of Maine Cooperative Extension scientists.

Extension educator and maple syrup expert Kathy Hopkins in the Somerset County office in Skowhegan says most sap harvesters began tapping last weekend, and some are already boiling sap into syrup. She predicts a healthy maple syrup season, barring sudden and extreme warm weather, which could force an early end to the season without the usual snow cover that helps keep the environment cool and constant in the woods.

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.

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?

Maine Discovery Museum eBay Auction

 
 

Maine Discovery Museum will have an eBay auction of two wooden shelves autographed by popular performing artists Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, George Thorogood and Melissa Etheridge and bestselling author Stephen King.  Each item will be listed for 10 days and all proceeds will benefit the children’s museum.

 This annual dinner auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and the 2011 theme is ‘Top Shelf’.

 First up for auction on eBay is The Waterfront Concerts shelf, autographed by four of the headline acts from the 2011 Bangor Waterfront Concerts - Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, George Thorogood, and Melissa Etheridge.  The shelf also includes a CD by each of the artists:  #1’s by Reba, Bullets in the Gun by Toby Keith, 30 Years of Rock Greatest Hits by George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and Fearless Love by Melissa Etheridge.  This item is available f