Don’t let the airlines lose your suitcase
NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get to the plane, and print out a copy of your itinerary from the airline’s website and stick it inside just in case all the tags get ripped off.
Wreath and tree shippers should be aware of out-of-state plant regulations
AUGUSTA – Maine residents and businesses sending trees, wreaths, or other decorative plant material around the country this holiday season can save money and lost products by noting important plant health regulations enforced by other states, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF).
“Shippers should be aware of the many state laws and regulations regarding the movement of plants and forest products,” warned Ann Gibbs, Division of Animal and Plant Health director. “Many states closely monitor shipments to prevent infestation by invasive insects and the spread of plant diseases. Planning ahead benefits Maine shippers by speeding along deliveries in this time-sensitive industry.”
Relay For Life of Penobscot returns to Old Town High School track
OLD TOWN – The Relay For Life of Penobscot will be held at the Old Town High School track in June of 2016. American Cancer Society Staff partner Mike Trafton made the announcement, marking a return to the track the annual event called home for more than a dozen years. The 2016 Relay for Life of Penobscot will also be held later this year; on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.
“RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker and Principal Scott Gordon have been instrumental in this process and are happy to welcome our event back to Old Town,” says Trafton. “We are incredibly thankful to the University of Maine for hosting us for the past five years at Morse Field, and are looking ahead to having warmer weather this coming June.”
Discover winter ecology at UMaine 4-H Science Saturday
ORONO — Explore how Maine’s flora and fauna cope with winter during the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday on Dec. 5.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at Nutting Hall on campus, participants will explore the ecological side of winter.
UMaine Extension workshop to focus on family farm transfers
WATERVILLE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop about transferring family farms and forest product businesses from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Waterville Elks Club, 76 Industrial St., Waterville.
The workshop's focus is to help families minimize risk and make informed decisions about intergenerational business transfers. Topics include determining goals for transition, retirement and estate planning and protecting and transferring assets.
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