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Join the Foster Grandparent Program

 

The Foster Grandparent Program is accepting applications from men and women 55 years of age and older interested in volunteering as a Foster Grandparent.

By joining the Foster Grandparent Program, volunteers can make a difference in a child’s life while having a great time and earning a little extra money.  Foster Grandparents volunteer in classrooms under the guidance of teachers in schools and child development centers throughout York and Cumberland County.   

In return for volunteering, Foster Grandparents meeting income guidelines receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility. 

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program and/or to schedule a presentation on our program call 773 – 0202 or 1-800-698-4959.

 

 

Falmouth Town Meeting Tonight - Zoning Board Water View Ordinance

Please be advised that TONIGHT at 7:00PM the Town of Falmouth will hold a meeting to discuss zoning law changes that could allow new structures to be built blocking water views of existing residences. For more information about this topic, please refer to a recent article published in the Forecaster http://www.theforecaster.net/content/n-falmouth-zoning-board-water-view-ordinance-110311.

 

 

 

Real Estate Thursday - 2011 in Review

Real Estate Thursday - 2011 in Review

2011 was an interesting year in real estate.  I called it the year of transition.  Overall homes sales were up throughout the year from the year before.  It was encouraging to see signs that the real estate market was improving month over month especially in Maine.

The average sale price would remain unchanged or dip a bit over the 12 months but overall values were still competitive.

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Real Maine Weddings Magazine Gives Couples a Chance to Win $100,000 Wedding

Real Maine Weddings Magazine Gives Couples a Chance to Win $100,000 Wedding

Second Annual Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest to award one couple dream wedding

PORTLAND – Real Maine Weddings magazine – a Maine-focused wedding publication – is giving away a complete dream wedding package for the second year in a row. Laura and Nolan Hood won the inaugural contest in 2011 and were happily married in October at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport.

Real Estate Thursday - Benefits of buying in the winter and more

Real Estate Thursday - Benefits of buying in the winter and more

Benefits of buying a home in the winter

Typically, home sales are strongest in the spring and summer months; however, there are several advantages to shopping for homes in the fall and winter. Sellers are often more motivated in the winter and may be willing to negotiate terms such as price, repairs, and even a closing date.