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Business
February 2015
Business
Plan and grow your business with monthly Tips
on various subjects such as Taxes, Human Resources,
Marketing and Corporate Wellness
Create a Personal Cash Flow Statement
As the year begins,
this can be an excellent
time to review your financial circumstances.
You can look back at
2014 and see how much
money came in and
where it went during the
year without adjusting
for seasonal variations.
The knowledge you’ll
obtain by creating a personal cash flow statement can help you make
realistic financial plans
for 2015. (If you’re married or cohabiting, you
can use this technique
to create a household financial statement.)
Tabulating income
Begin the process by
adding up all the spendable cash that came in
during 2014. Typically,
that information can be
found in the monthly
statements from your
checking account or accounts.
Once you’ve calculated all the income
you’ve received, make
any necessary adjustments. Subtract inflows
not likely to occur again
in 2015, such as exceptional gifts, bequests, asset sales, and so on. Altogether, you’ll have an
idea of how much cash
flow you can expect in
2015, raising or lowering the number to keep
up with current circum-
stances, such as a higher
salary this year.
Tracking your outlays
Your checking account
statements also will
show how much you’ve
spent during the year:
checks you wrote, bills
you paid automatically,
personal checks that
you cashed for spending
money. Be sure to include your debit card or
ATM withdrawals in the
money you spent dur-
ing 2014, even if they
are linked to an account
other than your regular
checking account.
To complete the picture of what you spent
during the year, request
annual statements from
your credit card companies.
Focus on the future
Once you have calculated your cash flow from
last year and the amount
you spent, you can make
Courtesy of Rebecca
Webber
There has been lot of
discussion recently about
designation of FMLA and
what happens if an employee declines FMLA
and asks for some other
leave first, saving the
FMLA for later.
There was a recent article posted on a site called
FMLA Insights that I
thought was particularly
well balanced between
the camps that say not to
designate unless the employee wants it and those
that say designate it no
matter what. Here is an
excerpt from that article:
Here, you have two op-
tions:
1.Deny FMLA leave.
If the employee has not
returned complete and
adequate medical certification within 15 calendar
days, and he has not engaged in any good faith
efforts to return it, you
have the right to deny
FMLA leave and subject
the employee to your attendance policy, which
often will treat the absence as unexcused.
2. Designate the absence as FMLA leave.
For some employers,
denying FMLA leave
above will not result in
an unexcused absence
because the employee
simply can use accrued
paid leave without any
consequence. For other
employers, they simply
want to start the FMLA
clock running so that
the employee exhausts
FMLA leave as quickly
as possible and return to
work. . . .
If the employer has
sufficient
information
to designate the leave as
FMLA leave immediately
after receiving notice of
the employee’s need for
leave, the employer may
provide the employee
with the designation
notice at that time. 29
C.F.R. 825.300(d)(2)
Simply put, you do not
need medical certification
in your hand to designate
leave. As the regulations
state, if you have enough
facts based on the employee’s notice to establish that the employee
requires leave that is covered by the FMLA, you
can designate it as such.
No other questions asked
or information needed.
Notably, under 29 C.F.R.
825.305(b), you can always ask for certification
later ‘if the employer later has reason to question
the appropriateness of the
leave or its duration.’”
The good news is that
this scenario does not
happen often because
most employees want the
job protection offered by
FMLA.
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considered general guidance in the area of employment and corporate
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certain plans for 2015.
Creating a personal
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New KV Chamber President and CEO Announced
A retired United States
Navy officer, medical practice manager and awardwinning community leader
will take the helm of the
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ross H.
Cunningham of Lisbon was
selected by the chamber’s
board of directors to begin duties as President and
CEO of the regional chamber on January 5.
“We are very impressed
with the experience, skills
and enthusiasm of Ross
Cunningham,” Chamber
Board Chair Kim Vandermeulen said of the selection.
“He will provide key
leadership of the businessbased organization which
is focused upon strengthening the economy of our
capital region. Ross will
work closely with current
CEO Peter Thompson until
Peter’s February retirement
after 26 years in the post,”
he said.
Cunningham, a Navy
lieutenant
commander,
served five tours at Brunswick Naval Air Station before retiring in 2008 and
becoming a medical practice manager. He presently
serves as practice manager
of both Mid Coast Medical
Group-General Surgery at
Parkview and Mid Coast
Medical Group - Women’s
Health Care, both in Brunswick.
He is the founder (2012)
and president of Positive
Change Lisbon, a non-profit of business leaders and
citizens designed to build
a stronger community, to
promote collaboration, and
encourage commercial development and increased
investment in existing
properties.
“Cunningham
comes
to the KV Chamber with
numerous skills that will
assure his success in this
task,” Vandermeulen said.
“He’s an experienced
speechwriter, public speaker and event coordinator
who understands economic
development and has a passion for community service, event coordination
and community develop-
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STRIVE Selects Kaplan
as Post-Secondary
Education Provider
The Kaplan University Maine campuses and
STRIVE have partnered
to continue STRIVE U, a
comprehensive program
aimed at providing postsecondary education and
training to young adults
with developmental disabilities and teaching
necessary skills to the
students.
“Collaborating with
STRIVE is a fantastic opportunity to support the
needs of our community,” said Dr. Christopher
Quinn, President of the
Kaplan University Maine
Campuses.
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services and innovative
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STRIVE U students.”
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U goal to prepare its participants for professional
jobs,” stated Peter Brown,
STRIVE & STRIVE U
Program Director.
“In addition, Kaplan’s
strength in distance
learning is an attractive
opportunity for the potential expansion of the
STRIVE U program to
other places in Maine
and
beyond.
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with KU Maine.”
STRIVE-U students
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work in part-time professional jobs, and learn
independent living skills
through the program’s
staff and partners. The
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program,
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very successful, with
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South Portland campus in the fall for the
academic portion of the
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Competitive teams, social
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Maine-ly Harmony and Back Bay Four Will
Perform at UMA Jewett Auditorium
Press Release - Mainely Harmony and Back
Bay Four Will Perform
at UMA Jewett Auditorium, Sunday, February
8, 2015, 2PM
The “Concerts at Jewett” Series sponsored by
University of Maine at
Augusta College of Arts
and Sciences and UMA
Senior College will present “Sing a Cappella”
with Maine-ly Harmony and Back Bay Four
on Sunday, February
8, 2015, 2PM at Jewett
Hall Auditorium. (Snow
date: February 22nd.)
Maine-ly Harmony is
an award winning a cappella women’s chorus
directed by Kathy Greason, with members from
Bangor and Auburn as
well as central Maine.
Chartered in 1989, the
chorus celebrated 25
years of harmony in
2014.
Maine-ly Harmony sings barbershop
harmony, a style of fourpart, unaccompanied (a
cappella) singing.
Back Bay Four, a barbershop quartet, formed
in 2001 and is made up
of members of the Portland Downeasters Chorus. With over 60 collective years of barbershop
harmony behind them,
the group sings an eclectic mix of music.
Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 & under
free. Tickets are available at Pat’s Pizza in
Augusta, Apple Valley
Books in Winthrop, and
at the door. Call 6213551, or email [email protected]
maine.edu for more information or for mail order tickets.
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March 15, 2015, 2PM –
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date: March 22nd)
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thrust of settlement along
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to Quebec. He will share
studies regarding the ancient portage route from
the Androscoggin, through
the Winthrop Lakes, exiting Gardiner.
Lohnes was born in
Lewiston. After serving in
the United States Marine
Corps, he received an MA
in history at the University
of Maine at Orono. His
family resided in Augusta
during the 1970s while he
served as a teacher of his-
tory and English. During
that time he served as an
adjunct instructor at UMA
and New Hampshire College.
Lohnes’ research has
been published in the Mariner's Mirror (London and
the Maine Historical Society Quarterly). His family
has resided in Topsham
since 1977. He is married to Susan Mulholland
Lohnes; they have two
adult sons, Jud and Adam.
Currently, Lohnes serves
as Director of Region Ten
Technical High School in
Brunswick. Lohnes work,
River of Screaming Souls
(2014) will be available
for purchase and signing.
Admission is free; however donations are gratefully accepted and used
to benefit educational programming. Refreshments
will be provided. For a
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1. Licenses TV stations
4. Worn-out horse
7. Expire
10. Winglike structure
11. Supplement with difficulty
12. Confederate soldier
13. Attempter
15. All persons of the earth
16. Vertical position
19. Live longer than
21. Showing keen
interest
23. Old Spanish
currency units
24. Ingested by sniffing
25. A narrow path or road
26. Old Tokyo
27. Bound map
collections
30. Deliquium
35. Brownish coat mixed with white
36. 3 banded S. Am. armadillo
37. Coat a metal with
an oxide
41. Slave-like
44. 1950’s TV Wally
45. City founded by Xenophanes
46. Hermaphroditic
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, you may feel that a goal is beyond reach, but you
can get there if you are willing to make some sacrifices.
Make a decision quickly this week.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Many different people, including loved ones and colleagues, hold you in high regard, Taurus. That’s because
you are a forward thinker willing to take chances.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, take a careful approach to any obstacles that
come your way this week. A problem that arises will
require some thoughtful analyis and a slow and steady
approach.
50. Kale plant with smooth leaves
54. Forelimb
55. Unassisted
56. Jeweled headdress
57. Auricle
59. Competing groups
60. Cardinal number
61. Light bulb
inventor’s initials
62. Heat unit
63. Doctor of Education
64. Make a mistake
65. Point midway
between S and SE
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1. Bazaars
2. Cuyahoga River city
3. Latin word for charity
4. Scourges
5. Alias
6. Origins
7. Subjugate using troops
8. Dutch name of Ypres
9. Siskel and __, critics
13. Teaspoon (abbr.)
14. Herb of grace
17. Brew
18. Kilo yard (abbr.)
20. Barn’s wind
indicator
22. Griffith or Rooney
27. Macaws
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28. 2000 pounds
29. Official language of
Laos
31. Cleveland’s
roundball team
32. Office of Public Information
33. Chum
34. Before
38. Nation in the north Atlantic
39. Apportion into
sections
40. Skilled in analysis
41. More assured
42. ___ Musk,
businessman
43. In a way, tells
46. Immature newt
47. Hawaiian taro
root dish
48. Extremely angry
49. Wrapped up in a cerecloth
51. Expression
52. Paradoxical sleep
53. Tooth caregiver
58. Swiss river
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Virgo, you have more in common with a colleague at
work than you originally imagined. Pool your resources
and work as a team to get the job done.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, do not let your daydreams get you into trouble.
Harness your imagination in the next few days so you can
focus on the here and now.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you may have to be a little more assertive than
usual to get your way this week. If you have good ideas,
stick behind them and make your voice heard.
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pursue it any longer because it’s not worth your time.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, be honest about what you desire, even if it
seems like getting it is impossible. You never know what
you can achieve if you push yourself and have a little
patience.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, make the most of a business opportunity that
presents itself in the coming weeks. This opportunity
could be the chance you have long been waiting for.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, you have many good ideas and are ready for many
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clear your schedule so you can conquer the tasks at hand.
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Brown Trout Focus
V. Paul Reynolds
If splake are viewed
by Maine sportsmen
as the Rodney Dangerfield of Maine’s sport
fishery, then brown
trout might be deemed
the Willie Loman of
the Maine sport fish
family. (Liked, but not
well liked). Not in my
mind, though. Brown
trout have always held
a fascination for me,
even though I have not
caught all that many.
My late father, a serious Togue man, devel-
oped a thing for brown
trout in the twilight
of his fishing years.
Browns held a mystique for him. Nocturnal
feeders, they were an
angling challenge. That
no doubt was the attraction. Dad did not catch
that many big browns,
but he sure tried.
By reputation, Don
Maddox was Branch
Lake’s most successful brown trout angler.
My father, who had no
shame when it came to
purloining fishing secrets from others, spied
a few times on Maddox.
The man always left
his dock for the fishing
grounds at first light.
Dad watched him
leave from a distance
and, armed with a pair
of clunky old field
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glasses, followed Maddox in his boat at a discrete distance. The King
of Brown Trout Anglers
kept his fishing secrets
pretty close to his vest.
Dad picked up a couple
of tricks through his
angling espionage, but
never really did perfect
his brown trout tactics.
One June morning,
however, by pure luck, I
hooked into a handsome
8- pound brown trout on
a spinning rig. Before
my mother could get
the net in the water, the
feisty beauty made a big
leap right into the boat!
I swear. When Dad saw
my catch back at the
dock, he was more excited than I was. There
may have been a little
envy there, too.
Brown trout, Salmo
trutta, are not native to
Maine. Also called German Trout, eggs from
Europe were brought
here in 1885 and
stocked at Branch Lake
in Ellsworth. The brown
trout’s management history in Maine has had
mixed results. Still, it
has proven overall to
be an ideal sport fish for
introduction into marginal cold water fisheries, in which brook trout
or landlocked salmon
might not thrive.
Today, there about
213 Maine waters that
support brown trout.
In 140 of these waters, browns are the
principle fishery. Only
two state waters support a true wild brown
trout fishery: Branch
Lake in Ellsworth and
Redington Pond in
Carrabassett.
The
good
thing
about browns is that
they aren’t as fussy in
their foraging habits as
brookies or salmon, and
they have greater longevity.
More good news. The
Maine Department of
Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife (MDIF&W)
recently announced a
new brown trout management
initiative.
In their stocking programs, they are evaluat-
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ing a possible superior
strain of brown trout.
The long-used Maine
New Gloucester strain
may be replaced by the
Sandwich strain from
another state.
According to a recent
release by MDIF&W,
“Regional
fisheries
staff are collecting poststocking growth, survival and angler catch/
return information over
a 5-year period, beginning first with an assessment of Sandwich
Strain study waters.
Hatcheries will examine growth, survival,
and food conversion
for all strains based on
monthly reports and
annual fish health inspections. Findings will
provide information to
determine whether the
Department’s current
strain of brown trout
should be replaced or
genetically enhanced.”
Of course, a number
of Maine’s streams and
rivers also have been
stocked routinely with
browns making a more
diverse and interesting
sport fishery for moving
water anglers.
By the way, the state
record brown trout
weighed almost 24
pounds! It was caught at
Square Pond in Acton.
The author is editor of
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Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. His e-mail address
is [email protected] . He has two
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at the Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta.
Proceeds from the St.
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Doors will open at
5:00pm and a social hour
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UU Community Church
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church,
located at 68 Winthrop St.,
Augusts, has announced
the February 2015 Monthly Theme: Play & Laughter.
February 8: Unkissing Judas! Rev. Kate
Braestrup
Kate Braestrup, author
of Here If You Need Me
and Chaplain to the Maine
Warden Service, will be
our guest minister. She
will join us for lunch after
services, then hold a 1:00
pm book discussion and a
question and answer session following our Sunday Elder Lunch.
Rev. Braestrup is also
author of Beginner's
Grace: Bringing Prayer
to Life and Marriage and
Other Acts of Grace. All
of her books weave timehonored wisdom of prayer
and spirituality throughout stories of her own life.
February 15: A Joyful
Collage
The Small Group Ministry Committee invites
you to join us for a service
that will lift your spirits
and remind you of the
presence of joy in your
life.
February 22: Laughter
Rev. Christina Sillari
This service explores
the benefits of laughing,
the history of jokes, and
the spirituality of humor.
Rev. Sillari is the minister
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CODA Chorus
On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec) presented a Legislative
Sentiment to Seth Reed recognizing him for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. The
ceremony took place at the Vassalboro United Methodist Church. Seth's service project
was designing and building bridges and a kiosk at the Vassalboro Community Forest
Trail. A member of Troop 410 in Vassalboro, Seth is a senior at Erskine Academy who
plans to attend UMaine Farmington next fall.
CODA Chorus rehearsals will resume on
January 13th.
The New Year is here,
and CODA Chorus is beginning rehearsals for the
spring concert. Under the
direction of Joelle Morris
and with Rebecca Caron
as accompanist, CODA
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Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the
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at 6:30 pm on January
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England’s Lake District Boasts a Rich Cultural Heritage
Sheep grazing in the rolling fields.
Viewing a high country
landscape accentuated by
a blanket of yellow, the
poet William Wordsworth
in 1804 described what he
saw as “a host of golden
daffodils.” To Alfred Lord
Tennyson, people walking
in the same region “came
on the shining levels of
the lake.”
When I arrived in the
northwest corner of England which prompted
writers to wax so eloquently, it didn’t take
long to understand why.
Begin with the magnificent scenery of lakes and
rugged mountains, thick
forests and rolling fields
outlined by stone walls,
where countless sheep
graze contentedly. Top off
the list with the region’s
intriguing history and rich
cultural heritage.
In a nod to the British
fondness for quaint, colorful terms, only one of
the 16 major bodies of
water in the area – Bassenthwaite, itself a challenging tongue twister - is
called a lake. The others
are known as waters, tarns
and meres.
Whatever their designation, they’re squeezed
between England’s highest mountains, filling valleys that were carved out
by the advance and retreat
of glaciers. Each body of
water offers its own attractions.
At 11 miles in length,
Windermere is the longest
Signs mark the many walking and hiking trails in the
Lake District.
lake in the country. It’s
lined by Victorian mansions that were built for
wealthy families during
the late 18th-early 19th
centuries, some of which
now serve as guest houses
and small hotels.
Steam boats connect
tourist villages that overlook Ullswater. Landlubbers may prefer the foot
path which connects the
towns. Another walking
trail circles Grasmere,
and William Wordsworth,
who lived in the town of
the same name, described
it as "the loveliest spot
that man hath ever found.”
Hiking attracts many
visitors to the Lake District. An extensive network of well-marked
trails criss-crosses the
area, marked by and small
wooden “Foot Path”
signs.
Some trails cross farmland, past fields planted with crops and over
meadows filled with grazing sheep. Others lead to
inviting towns which provide yet another reason to
visit the Lake District.
Because of its convenient location Kendal is
known as the “Gateway
to the Lakes.” Many of
its buildings were constructed of grey limestone, which accounts for
its nickname, "Auld grey
town." Other attractions
include the ruins of several castles, the newest
of which was built in the
12th century.
The adjoining towns of
Windermere and Bowness
offer a long list of recreational activities. The
Bowness waterfront on
Lake Windermere is lined
by restaurants and shops.
Nearby is the Hole In
t’Wall, a 16th-century pub
so named, the story goes,
for an opening made by a
blacksmith who worked
next door through which
he retrieved his pints of
ale.
Borrowdale, one of the
most beautiful Lake District communities, lies
in a river valley beneath
wooded fells (hills) and
Scafell Pike, not exactly
an Everest but at a height
of 3,210 feet, the tallest in
England.
The village of Grasmere
is associated with its most
famous former resident,
William Wordsworth. It’s
one of a number of towns
that relate chapters in the
story of the so-called Lake
Poets. They were writers
who lived in the Lake District around the turn of the
19th century and, inspired
by its beauty, described it
in their works.
The three main Lake
Poets were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor
Coleridge (who penned
The Rime of the Ancient
Mariner) and Robert
Southey, best known as
the author of The Story of
the Three Bears, the precursor to the Goldilocks
tale.
Other poets and writers
also drew inspiration from
the region and their words
of admiration and adoration did much to put the
Lake District on the destination map of a growing
wave of visitors. Word-
sworth lived in a cottage
at the edge of Grasmere
from 1799 to 1808, and
spent the final 37 years of
his life in a rambling old
house in the village of Rydal.
Both Coleridge and
Southey lived for some
time in Keswick. Among
poets and writers who visited the Lake District were
Alfred, Lord Tennyson,
who was Poet Laureate of
Great Britain during much
of Queen Victoria’s reign,
and John Ruskin, the poet
and art critic.
Today, a growing number of travelers are following the footsteps of those
creative types to create
their own memories of the
English Lake District.
They’re
discovering
the reasons why that tiny
locale has so entranced
those who have visited
and lived there for centuries.
For information about
visiting the Lake District,
log onto golakes.co.uk.
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travel
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who
lives
in Washington, D.C.,
and spends summers in
Rangeley, Maine. He is
a guidebook author who
has traveled to more than
70 countries. His articles
appear in newspapers
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February 2015
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Critter Chatter: We Hit Gold! 50 Years of Wildlife Rehab, Part 2
Carleen Cote
In 1965 we learned
that there was something
called wildlife rehabilitation, after reading an
article in the Kennebec
Journal about rehabilitators in Litchfield (Jean's
Jungle). Very interested,
I questioned my husband, Donald, “We could
do something like this!”
We called Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (then
Fish and Game) to inquire about the process
to apply for a permit.
While waiting for our
permit, a black duck
duckling was brought to
us. I called the federal
fish and game warden to
inquire how to care for
the bird. He immediately
asked if we had a federal
rehab permit, and when
I answered “no”, he
told me to kill it! I said
if he wanted it killed, he
would have to come and
do it himself!
We eventually received
our state rehab permit,
then applied for a federal
permit so that we could
care for birds. The hitch
was that our application had to be signed by
the same federal warden
I'd tangled with regarding the duckling several
months earlier. He was
reluctant to sign, also,
because Donald raised
exotic waterfowl and he
suspected we wanted to
add more ducks to our
collection. So he paid us
a visit to check the black
duck I had refused to kill,
to see if we had marked
the duckling to indicate
it was part of our own
flock by having the hind
toe or first joint of a wing
removed. We had not.
“I guess you're OK,”
he said, and signed the
application. (Ironically, a
pair of black ducks were
worth only $5, hardly
enough to risk losing our
waterfowl permit!)
When we first started
rehabilitation, we received only a few birds
and mammals. The majority came from Pine
Tree Veterinary Hospital, where our domestic
Ababy kestral at the Duck Pond Wildlife Care Center. Photo by Donald Cote.
animals received care.
The hospital had state
and federal rehab permits. The staff did initial
health assessment, then
sent the wildlife to us
for care until they could
be released back into the
wild. Birds and squirrels
were are first “tenants.”
Donald and I had day
jobs, but couldn't leave
the young alone for hours
without
nourishment.
What to do! I took them
to work with me! Fortunately, no one objected.
Everyone knew spring
had begun when I arrived at work with boxes
of baby birds, squirrels
and whatever other wildlife needed care.
As game wardens and
community members became aware that we had
permits and would accept
animals into our care,
more and more arrived in
need of assistance. When
the numbers increased
I could no longer take
them to the office with
me. I had to come home
on my lunch hour, hurry
to feed them all, then
return to work. As our
wildlife increased, so did
the number of Donald's
exotic waterfowl. (He
traded and sold the offspring with other breeders all over the country
and Canada.)
Soon we needed to
build another pond and
more pens for the wildlife. As our visibility
grew, people would stop
by to see the birds and
animals. Schools bussed
students for tours. Then,
in 2003, the US Department of Agriculture paid
us a visit. We learned
that to allow the public to
visit us, we would need
to be licensed as a zoo
and subjected to yearly
inspections. The costs
were prohibitive and we
didn't welcome government interference, so
sadly, we had to close the
doors to the public. Caring for wildlife was our
primary mission.
Note: Carleen and
Donald Cote operate the
Duck Pond Wildlife Care
Center on Rt. 3 in Vassalboro, Maine, a nonprofit facility, supported
entirely by the Cotes'
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Cotes at 445-4326 or
write them at 1787 N.
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Mt. Washington Winds
John McDonald
Remember, a few years
ago, when our neighbor to
the west, New Hampshire,
decided to sue the State
of Maine over where the
Maine-New Hampshire
border really was? I suggested at the time on my
weekend talk show on
WGAN that we settle the
dispute by just giving New
Hampshire all of York
County in exchange for
a few hundred-thousand
acres in the White Mountains, including, of course,
Mount Washington and a
few of the Presidential
Peaks. My suggested
compromise became mute
when the Supreme Court
rolled-up the law suit up
and threw it out.
But it would be nice if
Maine could figure out a
way to trade some of our
land for Mount Washington and a few lesser peaks.
Our place in the Oxford Hills is about an
hour from New England’s
highest mountain, which
is just as close as I want
to get, considering the extreme weather that occurs
on it from time-to-time.
In fact, I often think of
Washington’s mountain
when our weather conditions – over here in the
east – get extreme. In fact,
for over 60 years, Mount
Washington held the
world record for the highest wind velocity ever recorded on our little planet.
The date was April 12,
1934, when the workers
at the observatory were
expecting a typical April
day atop Mount Washington, whatever “typical”
might mean up there. Nor-
mally, the rest of us here
in New England welcome
the warm days of early
spring, but winter keeps a
hold of the high peaks of
New Hampshire's Presidential Range well into
May in most years.
The staff at the Mount
Washington Observatory,
including Salvatore Pagliuca, Alex McKenzie
and Wendell Stephenson, managed to make it
through their second full
winter on the mountain
and were anxiously awaiting the coming of spring,
just like everyone else in
New Hampshire.
But before the day was
over, those men would
not only get another severe taste of winter, they
would be a part of one of
the most intense storms in
recorded history. On this
April Tuesday, a weak
storm system located over
the western Great Lakes
was slowly approaching
New England. In addition,
another batch of energy
was located off the coast
of North Carolina. Even
more importantly, a huge
ridge of high pressure was
in place over eastern Canada and the northern Atlantic. On the summit of
Mount Washington, April
12 was uneventful. But
before the day was done,
their official instruments
would record a sustained
wind velocity of 231 mph
– the highest ever recorded.
I’ve often tried to imagine what a 231 mph wind
is like. In order to read
their instruments two of
the observatory staffers had to go outside and
climb a ladder to do the
reading.
I’ve been sailing in
what are described as
“stiff winds” and they are
strong enough to capsize
a sailboat. I’m guessing a
231 mile wind could destroy almost any vessel.
In case you’re wondering, Mount Washington
no longer holds the record
it held for over 60 years.
On January 22, 1996 during, tropical storm Olivia
a wind velocity of 253
mph was measured on
Barrow Island, Australia.
Since we don’t have cyclones here in New England there’s probably little
chance of breaking that
new record. We can hope
but I wouldn’t hold your
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Julie Barter Lucas Accepts Limited Partnership
Julie Barter Lucas, an
Edward Jones financial
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accepted an invitation to
become a limited partner
in The Jones Financial
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Edward Jones currently
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and through its affiliate in
Canada. This year marks
the 40th anniversary of
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offering - and today Ed-
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the partnership to more
than 20,000 limited partners.
James D. Weddle, the
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The Healthy Geezer
By: Fred Cecitti
Q. I seem to be getting
more cavities in my teeth
as I get older. Is this another part of the aging
process?
Tooth decay—and gum
disease—are caused by
plaque, a layer of bacteria. This plaque can build
up quickly on the teeth of
older people. In addition,
seniors have a greater ten-
dency to get decay around
older fillings. And we
have more fillings than
younger people because
we didn’t all grow up with
fluoride.
Cavities in the roots of
teeth are also more common among older adults,
because the roots are exposed when our gums
recede and we become
“long in the tooth.” The
root surfaces are softer
than tooth enamel and decay more easily.
Dry mouth, which is a
lack of saliva, promotes
tooth decay. Saliva is
needed to neutralize the
cavity-causing acids pro-
duced by plaque.
Most dry mouth—a
condition also known as
xerostomia—is related to
the medications taken by
older adults rather than to
the effects of aging. More
than 400 medicines can
affect the salivary glands.
These include drugs for
urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea
and Parkinson's disease.
Also, some over-thecounter medications often
cause dry mouth.
Dry mouth can also be
caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation,
nerve damage in the head
or neck, the autoimmune
disease Sjogren's syndrome, endocrine disorders, Alzheimer's disease,
stroke, anxiety disorders
and depression.
Despite all of the dental
problems related to age,
seniors are holding onto
their teeth longer than
they used to. One reputable survey showed that the
rate that seniors lose their
teeth has dropped by 60
percent since 1960. This
improvement has been attributed to advancements
in treatment and better
oral hygiene.
Cleaning your teeth is
especially important as
you age. Dentists advise
that you brush your teeth
twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and clean
between your teeth with
floss or other interdental
cleaner.
Gum disease is common among seniors because it develops painlessly over a long period
of time. It is caused by
plaque, but it can be aggravated by smoking, illfitting dentures and poor
diet. Symptoms include
bleeding, swollen or receding gums, loose teeth,
a change in your bite, and
persistent bad breath or
taste.
Another change as you
grow older is difficulty
keeping your teeth white.
Again, plaque is to blame.
Because plaque can build
up faster and in greater
amounts as we age, older
people have a hard time
maintaining a bright
smile. Changes in dentin,
the bone-like tissue that is
under your enamel, may
also cause your teeth to
appear slightly darker.
If you would like to ask
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Maine Fire Service Institute Graduates
Fifteen Maine firefighters have completed rigorous training at the Maine Fire Service Institute Officer Training Academy to prepare for leadership roles at fire departments
across the state. The institute is a department of SMCC and provides training and education services to Maine’s fire agencies and firefighting professionals. Academy participants
spent four months of preparation and homework course assignments along with 96 hours of full days of classroom instruction, which began Jan. 9. The graduates are pictured.
Back row, Christian Andreasen (Auburn Fire Department), Jesse Bellanger (North Lakes Fire Rescue), Mark Anderson (Lewiston Fire Department), William Lee (Calais Fire
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Nothin’ But Small Talk: Cure Winter Boredom...
Jess Small
Winter has hit..and hit
us hard here in Maine.
Both horses and humans
are snowed in and with
more on the way. Cabin
fever will be setting in
soon.
There are still many
activities us horse crazy
people and our 4 legged
friends can do to stay entertained.
For us riders that can’t
ride in the snow and ice
and are without an indoor
riding arena, we can keep
ourselves busy many different ways. It’s a great
time to clean and organize your barn, get those
cobwebs down, put more
shelves and hooks up and
wash all those summer
sheets. I myself bring
in my show bridles and
saddles and clean them
and keep them warm so
they don’t get dried out
and cracked or covered
in dust over the many
months of sitting around.
It’s also a great time to
work on building your relationship with your horse
and working on ground
work. Practice teaching your horse to give to
pressure, work on saddling and bridling, picking up hooves, clipping
and more. Since your
not busy running around
to horse shows, take the
time and just hang out
with your horse. Pick up
a brush and spend some
quality time getting in
your free equine therapy.
Is it storming out or
brutally cold? Pick up a
book! Many great horse
reads for adults, whether
instructional, fiction, non
fiction it’s about horses
so you know you will
love it! Seabiscut written
By Laura Hillenbrand is
Modern day masterpiece
about the small colt that
became an American
racing legend when the
country needed him most
and is one of my all time
favorite books.
Next on my list is Sergeant Reckless written
by Robin Hutton about a
little Thoroughbred mare
who was a real life Korean War Hero.
If you horse crazy children are driving you crazy
find these books in your
local bookstore or online
for them. I grew up reading them all and recommend them for your kids!
Black Beauty written by
Anna Sewell, told straight
from the horse’s mouth
about Black Beauty’s tumultuous life in Victorian
England. It was one of the
first books to deal with
the welfare of the horse.
My Friend Flicka written by Mary O’Hara is
about a young boy struggles to please his domineering father and finds
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of a filly.
The Black Stallion written by Walter Farley is
about being shipwrecked
on an island together,
where an Arabian horse
and a boy bond. Once rescued, they go on to win a
match race against the top
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The Saddle Club Series
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National Velvet written by Enid Bagnold told
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The Thoroughbred is
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Misty of Chincoteague
written by Marguerite
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inspired by a real Chincoteague Pony named
Misty. Set on the coastal
island of Chincoteague,
Virginia, the book tells
the story of the Beebe
family and their efforts to
raise a filly born to a wild
horse. There are several
books in these series. I
was fortunate enough to
Winter boredom giving you and your horse cabin fever? There are lots of creative
things you can do to keep you and your horse entertained in the long cold, snowy
winter.
be able to visit the island
and meet the real live
Chincoteague Ponies as a
youth. It was an amazing
experience!
Other great cabin fever reliever ideas are
bake your horses some
treats (dogs and cats too)!
They will love you for
this. A super easy horse
treat recipe and others
can be found on www.
aboutyourhorse.com. Apple and Oat Chewies have
3 simple ingredients: 1
1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce, 1 cup oat bran
cereal or ground oatmeal
and 1/2 cup all purpose
flour. Directions are to
preheat oven to 350 degrees, oil a 9” x 9” square
baking pan, spread the
batter evenly in the cake
pan and bake for 20 to 30
minutes until firm to the
touch. Then keep unused
treats in the refrigerator.
Invite your friends over
and have a horse themed
party,
watch
horse
themed movies and have
a potluck! Plan your 2015
schedule, make goals, and
work on staying in shape
with workouts at home or
at the gym to get a jump
start on your spring riding. Plan a trip to tour a
farm or schedule a sleigh
ride with friends and family with a local farm! Just
because you can’t ride
doesn’t mean you can’t
have fun and still get your
horse fill.
Stay warm, be safe, and
THINK SPRING! n
CMCC Fall 2014 Dean’s List
President
Scott
Knapp
of
Central
Maine
Community
College has announced
the Dean’s List for the
Fall 2014 Semester.
Students on the President’s List earned a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 or
higher (on a 4.0 scale).
High honors denote a
minimum GPA of 3.6
and honors recognizes
those with a minimum
GPA of 3.3.
All students from
Augusta, Manchester
and Vassalboro, who
have achieved aca-
demic honors are listed
below.
High Honors
Augusta: Christine
M. Cummings.
Honors
Augusta: Alex R.
Boucher.
Vassalboro: Marcia
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“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” and Be Safe
Jodi Cornelio
Live Long, Live Well
Jodi R. Cornelio, AS, BA, MBA
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer
and Motivational Speaker
[email protected]
As I sit here watching the snow fall in the
Blizzard of 2015 I realize that we still have a
couple more months of
this stuff. So let’s all take
advantage of Mother Nature’s way of getting us
in shape. Shoveling snow
is great exercise as it offers both strength and anaerobic benefits. You can
burn anywhere from 300
to 500 calories per hour
shoveling snow. Now
that’s a great bonus if you
are weight conscious.
Like any exercise there
are safe ways to exercise
and there are safe ways
to shovel snow. Here are
just a few.
1. Don’t just jump out
of bed and pick up a
shovel. Warm up slowly
before shoveling snow.
Cold muscles are easily injured. Marching
in place, swinging your
arms and gently stretching your back are all
pieces of warming up and
will only take 5 minutes.
2. Stretch after and
during shoveling. Take a
little stretch break every
15 minutes while shoveling. Back bends such
as putting your hands on
your low back and gently
bending backwards looking up towards the sky
are great stretches for the
back. Hold for 15 seconds.
Stretch your neck and
shoulders by tilting your
left ear to your left shoulder and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other
side. Reach up towards
the sky to stretch your
arms and the rest of your
body. Oh, and by the way:
stretches are supposed to
feel good. If it hurts you
are doing it wrong.
3. Drink plenty of water. Your body uses more
water in winter than in the
summer. That’s because
it takes a lot of energy to
keep warm, and the heat
generated to maintain a
stable temperature uses
up moisture.
4. Protective clothing
is so important especially
for your extremities like
toes and fingers and ears.
Wear waterproof boots
and comfortable socks
like woolies for warmth
and comfort. And mittens instead of gloves to
keep the fingers warm.
Warmth is the secret to
prevent injuries so dress
in layers and wear your
hat so you don’t lose heat
from your head.
Don’t forget to protect
muscles. Smoking has
the same impact as it robs
your body of oxygen, so
please don’t smoke and
shovel.
7. Most importantly if
you have a heart condition or medical condition
your eyes with either sunglasses or goggles to protect against sun rays and
blowing winds. If it is
bitterly cold wear a facemask to protect the lungs.
Cold air breathed into the
lungs can be harmful and
the mask will help warm
the air before entering the
lungs. Prevent falls by
wearing ice grippers.
5. A back injury can
happen in a split second
and can lead to a long
healing process. Please
use these proper lifting
techniques. Never lift or
throw an overly heavy
shovel load. Do not twist
the spine when shoveling. Keep the shovel
close to your body, take
small scoop or an appropriate weight that you
can handle, bend at the
knees, lift with the legs
and arms and toss either
forward or off to the
side without twisting the
spine.
So
think…squat,
scoop, lift with leg
muscles, turn the body
and throw. It’s better to
shovel a thin layer several times throughout the
storm then to wait until
you have a foot of snow
to bust through.
6. Take frequent breaks
if you feel fatigued or
your breathing is heavy
or labored and do not
shovel immediately after eating. Just like with
any exercise let your
food digests for an hour
so you have appropriate oxygen to fuel your
ask for help shoveling
and consult with your
doctor on precautions to
take.
Enjoy the rest of
Maine’s beautiful winter.
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Welcome to winter! Now
that we’ve had some cold
weather, and ice fishing
season has begun, it’s time
to enter a fishing derby!
The Belgrade Snowmobile
Club, aka The Belgrade
Draggin’
Masters,
is
putting on the 31st Annual
Belgrade Fishing Derby on
February 15, 2015. The
proceeds from the Derby,
along with paying out
the fabulous prizes, help
defray the Club’s expenses
to keep the trails well
groomed and smooth. In
addition, the Club donates
a portion of the proceeds
to the Belgrade Rome Food
Pantry.
The Draggin’ Masters
take care of about 35 miles
of trails, many of which
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are through the woods,
which makes for LOTS
of trimming when the ice
storms and heavy snows
hit. We have trails that
lead onto Ingham Pond,
Long Pond, Great Pond and
Messalonskee, so many
fishermen, along with
the snowmobilers, may
already be riding the trails
for access to the lakes. Of
course, the trails are also
used by snowshoers, skiers,
hikers/walkers, and even
mountain bikers!
The Derby is held on
the State free fishing day
(no need to have a fishing
license) from 6 am to 5 pm.
Tickets are $10 and you
may enter 1 fish per ticket.
Tickets are available at
local Bait Shops, Christys
Store, Days Store, D &
L Country Store, Annie’s
Variety, Damon’s No.
Augusta, Flying Pond
Variety, Sunset Grille and
the Center for All Seasons.
The weigh-in is held from
2 pm to 5 pm at the Center
for All Seasons on Route
27 in Belgrade Lakes. It is
a great facility - easy access
and plenty of parking. It is
enjoyable to see what fish
(and how big!) are brought
in, and the prize winners.
It is especially fun when
the kids win prizes – their
faces light up and they are
some proud and happy!
And the prizes - Wow!
1st place Pike: $500, 2nd
place Pike: $300, 3rd place
Pike: $100. In addition, the
heaviest tagged Pike: $100.
There is a $3,000 bonus if
the State record of 31.21
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lbs is broken.
There are 1st place prizes
of $75 and 2nd place prizes
of $50 for the following
fish:
Salmon,
Brown
Trout, Brook Trout, Togue,
Pickerel and Splake.
Plus a $100 1st place
door prize!
Pictures and results
from the 2014 Derby are
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reconstruct another. These techniques have
revolutionized the field of head and neck
reconstruction
• Ear, nose and throat specialists Norris Lee, M.D,
and Robert Warner, D.O., are skilled head and
neck surgeons with advanced training and
combined experience of almost 50 years
• Connection to Top Cancer Center - collaboration
with Massachusetts
General Hospital
Cancer Center
provides streamlined access to world-renowned
cancer program: patients referred from CMMC
are often seen within 24 hours, with follow-up
care delivered near home. Massachusetts
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• Other cancer services at CMMC include both
medical oncology and radiation therapy
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