Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

Great Country Fairs This Weekend!

There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.

2014 Maine Snowmobile Show

2014 Maine Snowmobile Show

Coming Soon! Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 through December 7!



Medicare Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the one time each year that Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to take a look at what plans are being offered for the next calendar year and make a change to a different plan if they want too.  For folks who have Medicare and a Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, this short window time is your opportunity to find out what plans are being offered next year.

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Lots of health events coming up next week! Find out what they are and submit your own health event to the Catching Health Calendar. What's happening ...

Maine Anticipates Spectacular Fall Foliage

September 10, 2014 Marks the Official Launch of Season


Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season.  The 2014 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost area of the state is still green with hints of color.

“Ever so subtle changes are occurring in the northern regions of the state (zones 6 and 7), but right now we are still on track for a typical fall foliage season with northern Maine reaching peak conditions by the end of September into the first week of October.  The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions October 13 through October 25,” according to Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.

CITGO Marketer Daigle Oil Company Welcomes Bess the Book Bus for Local Children’s Events

CITGO Marketer Daigle Oil Company Welcomes Bess the Book Bus for Local Children’s Events in Houlton and Fort Kent, Maine


As part of its nationwide 2014 “Success is in Sight” tour that will serve more than 25,000 kids in 35 states, mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus will make two stops in Maine this week: a visit to CITGO Marketer Daigle Oil Company’s Doc’s Place I-95 CITGO in Houlton, Maine on Sunday, September 7 and a stop at Fort Kent Elementary School of Maine School Administrative District (SAD) #27 in Fort Kent, Maine on Monday, September 8.

Beekeeping Classes


Bangor  Beginners  Mondays Sept 8 – Sept 22 6:30-8:30pm 207-992-5523

Newport  Beginners  Tuesdays Sept 9 – Sept 23  6:30-8:30pm 207-368-3290

Bucksport  Beginners  Wednesdays  Sept 10 – Sept 24 6:00-8:00pm  207-469-2129