The 23rd Annual Forest Heritage Days Celebration August 8 and 9 in Greenville

The 23rd Annual Forest Heritage Days Celebration August 8 and 9 in Greenville

 

This community event offers Mainers a weekend of family fun honoring the state's timber industry, with local woodsmen demonstrations, working forest tours, a logging competition, craft fair, evening performances, woodsmen supper and more.

As you know, the FHD event is an opportunity to bring new faces from all over Maine to the Moosehead Lake Region - and we request your help to make this year's event the best ever!

If you or your organization has social media outlets, please consider "liking" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MaineForestHeritageDays

We would also appreciate your help sharing some important information about the event with your followers, such as the sample posts provided below.

Welcome Reception For New Interim Executive Director

Welcome Reception For New Interim Executive Director

 

Please join us Tuesday, July 22nd at a welcome reception for our new Interim Executive Director.

On behalf of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors I am pleased to introduce Angela Arno as our Interim Executive Director. During this period of restructuring for our chamber we are delighted to have Angela on board to help see us through the process.

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you're looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you're in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. It's really important to check ahead to make sure a farm is open for picking. If you want to add someone/something ( e.g., if organic) or notice an error please let me know — you can send a comment at the end of the post. Read more ...

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes' Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Choose Love, Not Fear:  Joe Semmes' Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it's also less aggressive than other pancreatic cancers and can often be cured. Read more ...

Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

 Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

Part two of a series on hunger in Maine.

In America there is an assumption that with girth comes wealth and that people who are food insecure or malnourished are also automatically thin. Let’s remember that food insecurity means lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Read more ...

Jane Johnson's Recipe for Maple Walnut Rhubarb Crisp

Jane Johnson's Recipe for Maple Walnut Rhubarb Crisp

The other day I posted a recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie that called for honey in place of sugar. I got an email from Jane Johnson, who lives in Forest City Township on the shores of East Grand Lake and the headwaters of the St. Croix River — "remote by choice," she told me. I happened to mention in the recipe that honey wasn't vegan and Jane suggested substituting maple syrup. Read more ...