Environment

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WIN A FREE YEAR'S FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Come to the Museum and correctly identify that month’s object. One winner will be drawn each month from the correct entries In June, July And August.

The Museum is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth, down the road from the Falmouth police Department. It is open Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM except for holiday weekends.

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season with free refreshments and tours. The opening program is focused on reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and includes a fun filled and learning experience day for children, parents and grandparents of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.

STAR GAZING AT TWINBROOKS, Friday, June 3, 8:00 PM

The spring sky is filled with familiar constellations and some spectacular deep sky objects. Unfortunately, most people do not know the rich background associated with the spring constellations. A group of GHS seniors are holding a community stargazing night at Twinbrooks at 8:00 on the 3rd of June for anyone who wishes to discover more about the constellations and deep sky objects (Nebula, Globular clusters, Galaxies). There will be telescopes available and many opportunities to engage with the students in discussion of the sky and spring constellations. This is a all ages event and families are highly encouraged to show up.
 

Clean Water for Clams

Clean Water for Clams

By Becky Kolak

If someone were to tell me a year ago that I would be dressed as a life sized clam to educate the public about the significance of clean water to the soft shelled clam, I would have called them crazy! However, as an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC), I am doing just that- donning a homemade clam get-up to promote ‘Clean water for clams.’

Since my term began I have met with municipal shellfish committees, facilitated an after school program at the Patton Free Library, collaborated with the ArtVan Program in Bath, preformed as the Clam Ham in a variety show, worked with state agencies to sample water around clams flats, and visited classrooms as a guest speaker. I am willing to deliver the message of ‘Clean water for clams’ anywhere!

As Maine’s third largest fishery, soft shelled clam harvesting is directly tied to the quality of water in which the clams grow and feed.

Freeport Farm Features Environmentally Sound Heating Solution

The public is invited to learn about an innovative, environmentally-friendly system for heating with recycled cooking oil from Freeport farm owner Ralph Turner. The free presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 18th from 10am to 11:30am at Laughing Stock Farm at 79 Wardtown Road in Freeport.
 
Turner will discuss how he heats his greenhouses all winter with Triglyceride Burner Fuel (TBF) - used animal fats and vegetable oils collected from local restaurants.

2011 GRAND OPENING OF THE FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM June 11 from 10 am to 3 pm

2011 GRAND OPENING OF THE FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM June 11 from 10 am to 3 pm

On June 11th, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum for the 2011 season. The opening program is focused on Sustainable Living, i.e. reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources and will include a fun filled and learning experience day of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Enjoy the free refreshments and a tour of the museum from 10 AM to 3 PM. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale.

60 Woods Road, Falmouth

 

Gorgeous Spring Day

Gorgeous Spring Day

This was the first truly gorgeous weekend of the spring. I decided today after going out for a morning coffee that I was going to spend some time outside and NOT working in my yard. I talked to my kids and we decided to check out Bradbury Mountain and see if we could see the hawks that are being counted this time of year. Unfortunately my 11 year old daughter was no longer interested since she had decided to start working on her science fair project for 6th grade, dissolving hard candy in different liquids and recording the times. So my son and I took off for the mountain.

It's tomorrow, April 12 - A walk through Falmouth memory lane and potluck supper

It's tomorrow, April 12 - A walk through Falmouth memory lane and potluck supper

All are welcome to help us celebrate our 45th Anniversary as many native Falmouth residents narrate their memories of growing up in town.  You’ll be able to sit back, close your eyes and be transported back to quieter times as this community was transformed to its present day. Call Sheri at 781-2527 for more information.