Big Garden Prep!

Big Garden Prep!

We are planning our biggest garden yet this year!  We are taking the two large grain plots and preparing them for ALL vegetables!  This is an important part of crop rotation.  I have already planted grasses here twice, first corn and then wheat/barley.  Now the land must have somthing else planted on it for a season or it won't be healthy in the long run.  We will be planting a few new crops this year, turnips, different varieties of potato, shell beans and sweet corn along with the traditional crops of lettuce, tomato squash etc.  The chickens are still in this area at the moment.  Their coop is inside the deer fence.  As we weed and dig the soil they come along afterward and show great interest in the holes we leave behind!  They're looking for bugs and anything else of interest.  As I get closer to planting I will have to move the chickens and their coop out of this area because they will eat every plant in sight if they're allowe

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Topsham woman ordered to pay full restitution to credit union

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - A Topsham woman serving a prison sentence for embezzling more than $500,000 from the Brunswick credit union where she worked has been ordered by a federal judge to pay full restitution.

Marsha Richard had agreed with officials at Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union to repay just $370,000 in restitution, but the Times Record reports that a judge ruled last month that she is obligated under the law to repay the full amount, or more than $468,000 remaining. She had already repaid $50,000.

Richard is serving a 33-month sentence after pleading guilty in September to felony theft.

Prosecutors say the 23-year employee stole the money by manipulating accounting entries for checks that credit union members had deposited but that had been returned for insufficient funds.

Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

 

The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, in collaboration with the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, held an awards celebration at the Maine Hospital Association on March 21st to recognize hospitals for taking steps to create tobacco-free hospital environments and supporting tobacco-free lifestyles for patients, staff and the community. The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence awards program celebration highlighted the efforts of 29 Maine hospitals and 6 hospital champions. Among this year’s honorees was Mid Coast Hospital, receiving a silver level award. 

 

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Young Cancer Patients and Their Families Invited to Attend FREE Summer Camp

 

TOPSHAM - Cancer doesn’t have to be a reason for a child to miss the fun and excitement of camp. Children affected by cancer, ages 4 through high school, are invited to attend the American Cancer Society’s Camp Rainbow, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 from June 24- 30.

Navy chief surveys ship construction at BIW

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The U.S. Navy's top admiral came to Bath to do a little shipbuilding. Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Chief of Naval operations (CNO). Pushed the "start" button on a huge CNC plasma metal cutting machine at Bath Iron Work's Hardings Plant Thursday morning. The computer-controlled machine burned through plate steel, cutting the first piece of the Navy's newest Zumwalt class destroyer, identified only as the DDG-1002.

Scoop-a-Thon at The Gelato Fiasco to Benefit Brunswick Teen Center

The Gelato Fiasco and the Brunswick Teen Center will once again partner to support Brunswick’s youth by holding a special scooping event on Thursday, April 5. The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store will donate all April 5 sales beyond the seasonal daily average to the Brunswick Teen Center. Last year, the event raised more than $2,500.

The Brunswick Teen Center Scoop-a-Thon will be held during the store’s regular hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Volunteers, including principals, teachers, students, town officials, local sports team members, and Bowdoin College students and administrators will serve as celebrity scoopers throughout the event. Musicians will also perform during the afternoon and evening hours.

The Gelato Fiasco will donate all sales beyond the average for a Thursday in April. Therefore, every purchase counts.