September 2, 2013


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Jory Squibb of Camden demonstrates his “hybrid” electric quadricycle to Daniel and Ethan Navarro of Rockland. Squibb will be one of the makers exhibiting his “tinkering results” at the Maker Faire on Saturday at the Camden Public Library. His 105-pound Sunbeam car is two-thirds battery-powered and one-third pedal-powered. The range on battery power alone is 80 miles. Midcoast Maine’s Mini Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is free and open to all ages. It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library amphitheater.

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AWS representatives will be at the police station from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday to pick up 20 cats and transport them to the Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic at AWS to be spayed or neutered and immunized against rabies.

The cats will be returned to their owners later that same day at the police station.

Interested cat owners must call AWS to reserve a space.

Because of grant funding received by AWS, the reduced cost to the owner is $20 per cat.

For more details, call Sharon Secovich at AWS at 985-3244 or email


Farmland trust event focuses on food

Maine Farmland Trust will host a celebration of Maine food and farms from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the downtown area. The annual Maine Fare event showcases some of Maine's best food producers and engages participants in educational discussions and classes on local farming, cooking, and Maine's food system.

Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide nonprofit organization working to keep farming in Maine vital through a wide variety of programs. Since its founding in 1999, the Trust has helped protect over 33,000 acres of farmland and provided services to over 375 farm families. Friday evening will kick off with a local oyster and beer tasting.

Participating downtown restaurants will serve up "Local Plates," featuring special locally-sourced menu items. The evening will conclude with an outdoor concert by Maine folk musician David Mallett.

Saturday's exclusive activities will include local farm tours during the day, a local "Wine and Cheese Tasting," and a finale four-course "Farm to Table Dinner" and wine presented by Chefs Matthew Kinney and Jason Paul of The Gothic.

Tickets to MaineFare can be purchased at or by calling the MFT office at 338-6575.

Native American Medicine Walk planned

Freeport Historical Society will sponsor a Native American Medicine Walk with George Neptune from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The guided tour offers visitors a chance to learn about the various medicinal plants used by the Wabanaki people. 

Walk attendees be taught how to identify a variety of healing plant and make a sample wintergreen and cedar tea.

The two-hour walk will begin at Historic Pettengill Farm.

Cost is $7.

For more details, call 865-3170 or go to

For more details, write to Pam Cleghorn at or call (877) 700-6800, Ext. 2205.

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