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TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

http://www.topshamfair.net/

 
• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
8th.
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

VANDALS STRIKE SENIORS’ ROOFTOP GARDEN

BANGOR – Sometime in the night, vandals ascended to the roof of the Hammond Street Senior Center to wreak havoc upon the seniors’ award-winning vegetable garden. The Senior Center is located at 2 Hammond Street, Downtown Bangor.

According to garden co-coordinator Charlie Taylor, among the damage was the destruction of tomato plants and part of the carrot bed. Several bags of organic compost were thrown off the roof into the Senior Center’s back parking lot next to the Charles Inn. Tomato plant cages were thrown into the front parking lot, which borders the side of Mexicali Blues. A wooden trellis handmade by Taylor to support the garden’s bumper crop of peas was also ripped from its bed and thrown over the edge.

The most serious damage was sustained by the garden’s new irrigation system, a section of which is broken beyond repair and will need to be replaced.

Open Farm Day 2011

Open Farm Day 2011

 

Open Farm Day 2011 is a wholesome family adventure that offers a hayride of fun. On Sunday, July 24, farms throughout all 16 counties will open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture.

Open Farm Day gives you and your family the chance to visit local farms throughout the state.  Visiting hours are generally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

Summer yard work and gardening are great ways to spruce up your home, grow your own food, and spend time outdoors. The trouble is, while gardening or working in the yard, we usually work in bent over, unusual positions for prolonged periods of time and can wind up with back, neck, and shoulder pain when we are done. Dr. MacArthur and Dr. McNally of Portland Chiropractic Neurology offer these tips to help keep your body safe before planting and pulling weeds:

  • Stretch your muscles.

UMaine cooperative extension holds free garden workshop

STILLWATER, ME – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a free garden tour workshop titled, “Extend the Gardening Season with Raised Beds and Container Gardens”, at Rogers Farm on Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm on the Bennoch Road in Stillwater.

Get a jump start on gardening this spring and harvest crops well after the snow flies this fall by learning how to use raised beds and container gardens to extend the gardening season.  University of Maine Cooperative Extension Horticulturist, Kate Garland and Master Gardener Volunteers will demonstrate how to build a raised bed with special features that help extend the growing season.  Garland will discuss raised bed construction, crop selection, and strategies for managing temperature during the early and late parts of the traditional growing season.  Master Gardeners will construct a raised bed during the workshop and a demonstration of a straw bale cold frame will also be shared.   

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Hobbit Hole display wins People's Choice Award

Hobbit Hole display wins People's Choice Award

Three Unity area businesses caught the attention of visitors to the 2011 Bangor Garden Show over the weekend by capturing this year's People's Choice Award. 

The display was a collaboration between Moonshine Gardens, Entwood Bonsai and Wooden Wonders, which provided the display's focal feature, a hobbit hole style garden shed.  Moonshine Gardens is a landscape company based in Unity, and Entwood Bonsai is Maine's largest bonsai nursery located in Burnham.  The two collaborated in 2010 to win second place in the judges' awards.  Wooden Wonders is a new business also located in Unity that builds "custom hobbit holes for work or play" including playhouses, garden sheds, cottages, chicken coops, and doghouses, each with the distinctive dome shaped front and round front door.

Wooden Wonders' hobbit holes are on permanent display on Route 202/9 in Unity next to Unity Pond Pottery or online, www.woode