Sep 222011

We’ve rescheduled the Public Speaking Course… so it’s not too late to sign up and join us!  Call PVAEC at 564-6525 or visit the PVAEC Website:

Stand Up, Speak Up, Shut Up!

Public Speaking Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

Do you get sweaty palms and shaky knees when called upon to speak in front of a group? This brief course doesn’t promise to turn you into a great orator, but it will help you get the butterflies in your stomach to fly in formation when you stand in front of a group by having what is called and “enlarged conversation.” Come prepared to participate and have a lot of fun! Bring your butterflies!

Class will be held on Thursday, October 27th and continues on Thursday, November 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm at SeDoMoCha in Dover Foxcroft. Fee for class is $20.


There’s More Orange Than Leaves

 Posted by at 4:08 pm
Sep 202011

It’s that time of year when I remind folks to don their orange vests and hats when wandering very far off the beaten path. For that matter, it makes sense to wear some orange ON the beaten paths. Consider it a fashion statement if you’d like, but also consider it a mandatory bit of safety equipment.

From now until the end of the year there are plenty of different hunting seasons–instead of trying to figure out if it’s “okay” to go into the woods, just wear the orange. But you’re on posted land? It’s Sunday? I don’t recommend you count on everybody following all the rules.

Besides which, if you’re traveling with someone else, it’s easier to find and see each other.  Unless of course the foliage is at peak and one of you is buried in a pile of orange leaves!

Sep 032011

According to the September issue of SWOAM News, the second annual Landowner Appreciation Cleanup Day has been scheduled for October 15th. Volunteers from snowmobile clubs, ATV clubs and other groups help out all over the state as a way of improving landowner relations. To participate or to report illegal dumping sites, call the Maine Forest Service at 1-800-750-9777. Of course you don’t have participate formally… it’s a great time of year to spruce things up!

Maine Forest Service

Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine