Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season


With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Lincoln Mutual to Host Ceremony Honoring Franklin Fire Chief

WHAT:  On August, 17th, Liberty Mutual Insurance will host a ceremony honoring Fire Chief Robert W Grindle of the Franklin fire department for his 34 year career of putting out fires with the Franklin Fire Department before they start, through educational programs for Hancock county families and was a driving force for the creation of the Hancock Fire Academy. 

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, August 17th, 2014, at 8:30 A.M., at the Franklin Fire House, located at 1 Firehouse Ln, Franklin, ME 04634.

Molly's Dog Fund

Molly's Dog Fund

Health Insurance 101: A Community Forum

Spectrum Generations and Healthy Waldo County are partnering with Maine Community Health Options to provide an informational forum titled Health Insurance 101. The purpose of this forum is to help community members understand how health insurance works, the terms used, and how to maximize your health benefits.

The Affordable Care Act opened the door to health insurance coverage for thousands of Mainers. However, for many, trying to understand how to use this new coverage is not an easy task. This is an opportunity to get questions answered, learn the lingo and find out what MUST be covered. This forum will be offered twice in August and is open to the general public.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, August 27th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM and again from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Belfast Free Library Abbott Room, 106 High Street, Belfast