January 20



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Snowshoers and skiers cross the winter expanse of Great Works Regional Land Trust’s Tuckahoe Preserve in Berwick. Another hike to the property is planned Saturday.

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Great Works Land Trust planning four winter outings

Great Works Regional Land Trust is planning four winter hikes to help outdoor enthusiasts shake cabin fever.

The first outing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday featuring a ski or snowshoe trek at Great Works’ Tuckahoe Preserve in Berwick.

The 108-acre preserve between Hubbard Road and the Salmon Falls River offers a level, easy glide for ski touring as well as an opportunity to explore the forested riverbank.

Berwick board member Michael Wright will lead the group and describe current conservation efforts in the area.

Space on hikes is limited to 25 people so reservations are required.

Please call the Great Works office at 646-3604 or email info@gwrlt.org to reserve a spot. Anyone interested in joining any of the hikes is encouraged to visit the website at www.gwrlt.org or call the office for more information.

All hikes are open to the public and free of charge to Land Trust members.

A $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family is suggested for non-members.


SMCC volunteer fair to bring community groups together

Southern Maine Community College will hold a volunteer fair that is intended to bring students and community organizations together for community outreach and service projects.

More than three dozen community organizations and student groups will be represented at the fair, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the HUB Athletic Center on SMCC’s 119 Fort Road campus.

The event is open to students and the public.

For more details, call Clarke Canfield at 741-5575 or email ccanfield@smccme.edu.


Property tax exemption forms are now available

The town office reminds eligible residents that applications are now available for homestead exemptions, veteran or veteran widow/widower exemptions and legally blind exemptions.

Those forms are available on the website at www.town.falmouth.me.us/Pages/FalmouthME_Assessor/personal_exemptions or by calling the Assessing Office at 781-5253.

Deadline for submitting an application is April 1.

Home Energy Fair to offer demonstrations, events

The Falmouth Home Energy Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Falmouth High School cafeteria, 74 Woodville Road

The event offers an opportunity to connect with local heating professionals, energy auditors and others in the field of recycling and composting; to learn how to save money while reducing your impact on the planet; to attend formal presentations including a blower door demonstration and to meet members of the Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee to learn more about its mission and projects.

Kid-friendly events with activities and snacks also will be provided.

For more details, email Energy & Sustainability Coordinator Kimberly Darling at kdarling@town.falmouth.me.us.


College readiness session, program being offered

Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult Education will offer a free college readiness information session and program from 10 a.m. to noon or 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Saco Learning Center, 80 Common St.

The current version of the GED has expired, with the new test, called HiSET, being offered on the first three Wednesdays of each month through the school year.

The next orientation for HiSET will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

Registration is required by calling 282-3846 or 934-7922.

For more details, call 282-3846 or go to www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org to register and download a catalog and course schedules for the 2014 winter classes being offered.

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