Environment

Public Invited to View Fort Allen Park Plans

 

Friends of the Eastern Promenade is spearheading a project to restore historic Fort Allen Park to its glory days in the early 1900s. The public is invited to view and comment on the design plans for the Fort Allen Park Restoration Project at four additional meetings in February, March and April.

Fort Allen Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a Historic Landscape by the City of Portland. The park contains the original earthen berm from Fort Allen, which was completed in 1814 to protect the entrance to Portland’s harbor. The park’s iconic bandstand, carriage drive and overlook were built in the 1890s.

GrowSmart Maine Receives $46,000 Grant

GrowSmart Maine has received a $46,000 grant from the Quality of Place Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for its work to promote Maine’s quality of place by integrating working and natural landscape conservation, economic growth, and community revitalization. $10,000 of this award is intended to support GrowSmart Maine's Summit 2012.

GrowSmart Maine will use these funds to undertake a formal review of the issues raised in the landmark report Charting Maine’s Future, analyzing progress, risks and opportunities since 2006. By including specific recommendations, suggestions and case studies, Charting Maine's Future 2020 will serve as Maine's strategic plan for sustainable growth for years to come.

Longfellow Elementary School Receives $3,500 Grant for Erosion Control Project

Longfellow Elementary School Receives $3,500 Grant for Erosion Control Project

Longfellow Elementary School in Portland has received a $3,500 Berlin City Drive for Education grant for a project to control erosion in its schoolyard.

"Erosion from run-off water limits our students’ ability to access parts of our playground," said Longfellow Principal Dawn Carrigan. "Through the efforts of generous funders such as Berlin City Auto Group, we are implementing a plan to address the problem."

The plan calls for landscaping, building rain gardens and planting trees to prevent more erosion. The grant also will pay for creating a fairy garden on the school grounds.

Longfellow has involved students in the erosion control project. "They are learning about science in a fun way that directly benefits them by improving their play space," said Carrigan.

The project began in the spring of 2011. Fifth graders studied erosion and its effect on their playground as well as the city’s storm water system.

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.

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Ushering in 2012, Mid Coast Hospital announced today the birth of the first baby of the new year: A girl, Violet Amelia Beardsley born to Joey-Lynne Beardsley and Michael Elias Beardsley of Brunswick, Maine, on January 2, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.

As one of the first of Maine’s babies born in Maine this year, Violet will be among the first 2012 babies eligible to receive the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge grant (Alfond Grant) to start a NextGen College Investing

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?