Each community is different in what and how you recycle. You need to stop in and ask to get the real scoop. Once I know if it’s trash or recyclable I can make a conscious buying decision. My cardboard milk carton is recyclable in my town. I cut away the unnecessary plastic pouring spout because it doesn’t belong with mixed paper. And I grew up with cardboard milk cartons and know how to open and pour plastic free.
Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company®, has recognized R. H. Reny, Inc. as the 2017 winner of the annual Synergy Excellence Award for Maine. The Synergy Excellence Awards recognize one Acadia Synergy business customer in each state where Acadia operates.
Award-winning violinist Sophie Davis will join Ashwood Waldorf School's faculty in mid October. Davis, a native of Waldoboro, Maine, says that she "is honored and excited to join Ashwood's creative and welcoming community." During the interview process, faculty and students were impressed with Davis's dedication and enthusiasm to teaching music in a way that nurtures a holistic love of music and the arts.
Part of being on the Zero Waste Plastic Free Journey is being organized. Our latest blog is all about ideas to replace the plastic wrapped candy that is traditional for Halloween treats. The thing is you can not wait until the last minute to organize a lower waste alternative.
On November 6 people will head to the polls to vote on a variety of issues. Democracy is not a spectator sport. We encourage everyone to research the candidates and issues. Looking forward to healthy conversations and hearing your thoughts, questions and opinions.
Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, a financial planner at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, recently spoke on Women and Philanthropy at Maine Planned Giving Council's conference held in South Portland attended by approximately 150 professionals involved in the gift planning industry.
Of all the renewable energy options available to us -- such as solar, wind, and geothermal – solar energy is the most plentiful.
Even though today is on the cloudy side, the National Renewable Energy Lab says that Maine has plenty of available sunshine to offset our energy needs – an amount similar to the solar energy resources available in Texas, a very sunny state, and a 30% greater resource than Germany, a world leader in solar energy.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbor and time to get out and enjoy the mid-coast. Harbor Arts is happening in Camden this weekend. It’s a great chance to support local artist and makers, enjoy an ice cream or yummy coffee and soak in the scenery And buy some books ‘cause winter is coming.
We need a bit of beauty and hope today. Each of us has power. Let’s use our power for good. The photo is from the opening of the Trash Mandala Project. I love how a gorgeous Jim Dugan photo is next to literally a pile of trash. Mandala #1 is the beach trash found on Gotts Island. I want each Mandala to raise awareness and create conversations about ocean pollution.
The University of Maine at Augusta recently honored 90 students as “Rising Scholars”, including 10 who attend the UMA Rockland Center. These students were recognized as part of UMA’s 2018 Convocation Ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center on September 21. Journalist and author Ben Bradlee Jr. delivered the keynote address around the theme of “Freedom of Speech”.
I’m proud to be a member of the League of Women Voters, an organization that has worked steadily for nearly 100 years to expand voter access, modernize our voting systems and streamline the voting process.
I goofed. Not only do I almost always squint for pictures but I often make social media mistakes. When you have a small biz you wear many hats- or should I say crowns? I posted last week about the Common Ground Fair and Maine seaweed companies vending at the fair. Dulse & Rugosa was there along with Cup of Sea- I know this because we were right next to each other. I also said
What is a caucus? Merriam-Webster defines caucus as: a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy OR a group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause. Interestingly the term was first used in American politics by John Adams in 1763 and some scholars believe the term derived from an Algonquian term for a group of elders, leaders, or advisers.
University of Maine at Augusta President Rebecca Wyke will address the Rockland Rotary Club on September 26, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. UMA plays an important role locally in bringing higher education opportunities to those in the Rockland area through the UMA Rockland Center, commonly referred to as U-Rock. Attending UMA through the UMA Rockland Center allows area residents to pursue a degree close to home thereby maintaining work and family obligations.
The Common Ground Fair starts today, one of the highlights of early autumn for me. Like many of you, I’ve been attending this event for years, since my now grown “kids” were small. Last year, my eighty-year-old mom and I traveled to Unity together and she helped me pick out two young hens from the poultry tent.
Come to the Common Ground Fair this weekend and support ideas, non-profits, ME farms and aquaculture as well as hard working indie businesses. I posted on social media yesterday how frustrated I was with the lousy customer service I’ve gotten from both my bank and a big box store. I know I’m just a “little person” with limited resources. My final comment to both was “it’s obvious you don’t care.” Well each and every exhibitor at the Common Ground Fair cares. They care about people, anim
The Common Ground Fair is this weekend. Celebrate rural living and the bounty of our oceans. Lots of Maine seaweed companies will be there including us- Dulse & Rugosa, Cup of Sea and Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. Food, music, animals, small indie businesses and great people watching.
There is no distance between the Father’s heart and our own. Love has instant access to the Father’s heart that we may know His thoughts, counsel, and wisdom as partakers of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). His love has no height, breadth, length or width – like the ever-expanding universe His vast love reaches in every direction (Eph. 3:18).
The Lincoln Home residents rounded out their summer fun activities last week exploring Boothbay Harbor with a delightful trip on the Novelty, a delicious Lobster Bake in the dining room, and an entertaining talk and tour of Hotel Pemaquid, followed by a picnic at Pemaquid Light.
Why do clothing companies feature tall, skinny models in their entire collection? What about us real women? I was having coffee and a mail catch up and I decided to look thru some fall catalogs for inspiration. Party for work and partly because I love to sew. When an entire collection is composed of “skinnies” it sends such a message to the female population. Especially as we age we struggle with our self worth which is often tied to appearance. We doubt we can be loved because of our b
West Bay Rotary Club of Camden and Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education will present its 2018 class in entrepreneurship for people who are interested in starting their own business. Classes will be held each Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm, September 27 – October 25 at CHRHS.
Sherree L. Craig, CEBS, Senior Account Executive in the Insured Benefits Division at Allen Insurance and Financial, has been awarded Fellowship standing in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.
Craig earned this distinction by successfully completing a national employee benefits continuing education exam developed by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
On Saturday November 10th, Don Hanson from The Green Acres Kennel Shop and The Woof Meow Show will present a seminar entitled Understanding Dog Behavior, How Dogs Learn, and the Best Ways to Train Them at PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden, ME.
CAMDEN — Camden Rotary Club President Leni Gronros and Charitable Grants Chair Richard Householder presented $1,000 grants to representatives of five local nonprofit organizations during a recent club meeting. Pictured from left to right are Brandy Dupper-Mac and Brittany Ciccketti from New Hope for Women, Stephanie Primm from Knox County Homeless Coalition, Judith Lydon from Camden Area District Nursing Association, Meredith Batley from Knox County Clinic and Shelly Butler from P.A.W.S.
Hello Folks, Rep Owen Casas here. As campaign season comes into full swing, I thought it would be helpful to address two topics of importance to me, and if you are considering voting for me would be important to you too: Why am I an independent and what has been my experience as an independent legislator?
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic this week, perhaps because my oldest son Matthew was married last Friday. His bride Sarah is a wonderful woman; the ceremony was lovely; and they have settled here in the Midcoast. All in all, I’m a very lucky “MOG,” or Mother of the Groom. But still, these milestones can cause a few wistful pangs.
At Riley, every school year begins with building relationships during an overnight camping trip. This annual tradition is offered to children ages 7-14, comprising the Middle & Upper schools, including a Capstone 9th grade program, new this year. The faculty and children play games, tell stories, prepare meals, and stay in cabins together. The Blueberry Cove 4-H Center in Tenants Harbor is a favorite location for these activities.
CAMDEN — The Camden Rotary Club is grateful for the Town of Camden’s support of our annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast held on September 1, 2018. Proceeds raised via the breakfast will support our robust charitable grants program. The attached photos showcase our cheerful volunteers and guests, including 2018 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Whitney Dow.
My “girls” are interested in the Trash Mandala Project and we hope you are too. The opening is tonight as part of Rockland’s Art Walk. We’re upstairs in photographer Jim Dugan’s studio at 407 Main St. The opening is from 5-8.