County Extension Association has openings on its board

The Cumberland County Extension Association has openings for people to serve on its board.

Extension programs are run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and are designed to bring practical, research-based information from the University of Maine into the county to meet local needs.

In partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff, each County Extension Association helps secure annual funding from the county government by working with the county commissioners and the budget advisory committee.

The Cumberland County Extension Association is specifically searching for members from the following municipalities: Baldwin, Bridgton, Gorham, Harrison, Scarborough, Sebago, Standish, Brunswick, Freeport, Gray, Harpswell, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Westbrook.

The Cumberland County Extension Association meets once a month on the third or fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Falmouth. If you are nominated for the board you will be invited to the board meeting Aug. 26 prior to being voted in at the Cumberland County Extension Association annual meeting on Sept. 9.


Crafters, artisans sought for museum’s Steampunk Fair

The Brick Store Museum is seeking crafters, makers and artisans who wish to exhibit their products at its premiere Steampunk Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at 117 Main St.

Steampunk-inspired products or antiques are encouraged, but not required.

Applications are available on the museum’s website at www.brickstoremuseum.org/events/steampunk-fair. Space rentals include tables, chairs and snacks, and are priced at $15 for one table, $25 for two tables.

Visitors to the fair will have access to the fairgrounds – the museum’s campus – to view products and makers of Steampunk-inspired crafts and artwork both indoors and outdoors, and to tour the museum’s galleries.

Tickets to the campus will be $2 per person. For more details, call 985-4802.


Hospice House 5K, walks raise over $79,900 in May

About 890 people participated in the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice’s 7th Annual Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walks held in May in Auburn and Farmington.

Between the two events, AHCH raised more than $79,900 to help patients and their families who have little or no health insurance.

“I am completely amazed what our Hospice House 5K teams and individuals can do.” said Julie Shackley, president and chief executive officer of AHCH.

“For nearly 900 people to come out to run or walk in memory of their loved ones and put such great effort into raising funds to ensure that others receive the same quality end-of-life care that their friend or family member received is just astounding. We feel extremely blessed that so many dedicate their time and efforts to our mission.”