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How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

Summer yard work and gardening are great ways to spruce up your home, grow your own food, and spend time outdoors. The trouble is, while gardening or working in the yard, we usually work in bent over, unusual positions for prolonged periods of time and can wind up with back, neck, and shoulder pain when we are done. Dr. MacArthur and Dr. McNally of Portland Chiropractic Neurology offer these tips to help keep your body safe before planting and pulling weeds:

  • Stretch your muscles.

Bishop’s Residence for Sale

Bishop Richard Malone’s residence on the Western Promenade in Portland will soon be up for sale.  In consultation with his advisors, the bishop has decided to sell the home in order to save on heating costs, maintenance and taxes.  The residence has been the property of the Portland Diocese for about 80 years.  It was used as the residence for the bishops, together with a number of priests in the past, and more recently as the residence of Bishop Malone and a location for many diocesan functions.

In anticipation of the sale, another home has been purchased for the use of the current bishop and his successors.   The new residence in West Falmouth is substantially smaller, of newer construction and more cost efficient.  The proceeds from the future sale of the Western Promenade property will pay for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of the new residence.

The asking price on the older residence is still being determined through appraisal

Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds

Please join Freeport Wild Bird Supply (FWBS) in welcoming author and naturalist, Scott Weidensaul, for a presentation and book signing.  This free event will take place on June 24th at 6:00pm at FWBS.  Mr. Weidensaul has long been a staunch advocate of promoting “bird-friendly” coffee as a means to protect the wintering habitat of many of our North American migratory birds.  Studies have shown that shade-grown coffee plantations, which retain a high diversity of tree species, support almost as many bird species as undisturbed rainforest.  Mr.

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

 

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM - WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A DAY OF FUN AND LEARNING FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

This saturday, June 11, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth for the 2011 season. The opening program is focused on Sustainable Living (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, period glassware and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale. Visit the gift shop for history books, cook books, maps, coverlets and other Falmouth items.

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.

HELP NEEDED for Falmouth Heritage Museum Cleanup Sun May 22 - FREE FOOD

HELP NEEDED for Falmouth Heritage Museum Cleanup Sun May 22 - FREE FOOD

The members of the Falmouth Historical Society will be sprucing up the Heritage Museum in anticipation of our Grand Opening on June 11 for the 2011 season. We welcome anyone who can help us make the museum and it's grounds 'pristine'!  Besides free food, you'll be in the company of a great bunch of working board members who enjoy fun as they focus on providing the Falmouth Community with a valuable resource!

Join us this sunday, May 22, at 10 am until..... From outdoor cleanup to windows, painting and indoor brooming, all help would be appreciated. To 'sign up', come in your working clothes to 60 Woods Road, Falmouth or for more information, call the Fistals at 781-2527.

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