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Edible fungi talk to be held on Aug. 25(4)

August 16, 2019

CHESTERVILLE – ‘Some Edible Wild Mushroms of Western Maine’ will be the title of a talk at the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. Long-time fungi forager Cynthia Stancioff of Chesterville will present slides and offer guidance about safely identifying edible and medicinal species of mushrooms and other fungi […]

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Buzzing through summer

A bumblebee pollinates fireweed at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. Photographed by Tom Oliver.

Pollinators: Maintaining safe, productive habitat to ensure plant reproduction

CHESTERVILLE – Free workshop, Aug. 20, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding an educational event at the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House at 3 Boroughs Road. Pollinators are essential to our environment. The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of over 85 […]

Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps to host Central Maine Powersport’s annual Ride In

PHILLIPS – Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps was recently chosen as the official base camp for Central Maine Powersports’s annual ATV Ride; the event is expected to bring in hundreds of riders from across the state on Aug. 17 and 18. Chosen for its extensive facilities including cabins, campground, hammock hanging area, RV facilities and […]

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