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National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

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!

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.

TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 1:30 PM

TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 1:30 PM

JOE CUPO, CHANNEL 6 METEOROLOGIST, WILL DISCUSS HISTORIC MAINE STORMS AT OCEANVIEW COMMUNITY ROOM, 20 BLUEBERRY LANE IN FALMOUTH.  HIS PRESENTATION IS OPEN TO ALL. FREE REFRESHMENTS.

Spruce Mountain Wind Project Holds Open House

Spruce Mountain Wind Project Holds Open House

(Woodstock, ME)  Hundreds of curious people took advantage of the Open House invitation that Spruce Mountain Wind offered on Saturday, December 3rd.  It was an excellent opportunity  to view the 10 wind turbines installed on the mountain over the past summer, although work on the project began 3 years ago.  The weather could not have been better for an early December day with clear skies and above freezing temperature.  Homemade donuts, chocolate chip cookies, muffins, coffee and hot chocolate were served up for visitors by the Mollyockett Motel Crosstone Restaurant and Conference Center as people patiently waited their turn to ride up the mountain in vans provided by the project.  Smiling broadly, Todd Presson, Chief Operating Officer of Patriot Renewables, LLC was on hand to meet and great onlookers.  He and Project Coordinator, Tom Carroll handed out Spruce Mountain Wind baseball caps which were quickly worn by many of t

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?