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Lakers Split with Bucks

Rangeley’s Callahan Crosby goes in for a layup against a Buckfield player during an away game on December 22. The Lakers owned the second half of the game, but could not erase the last two points of a Buckfield lead. Bucks-47, Lakers-45. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Rangeley sophomore Brooke Egan is about to catch a cross-court pass during the game in Buckfield. The Laker win put the girls record at 5-1, the young team losing only once to Richmond in the season’s first game. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Natasha Haley, strong point guard for Rangeley, is surrounded by Buckfield players during a December 22 game. The Lady Lakers won the game 51-27 in Buckfield. Center Blayke Morin was high scorer with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Royce added 9 points. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Ricky Thompson had the game high point total of 15 for the Rangeley varsity against Buckfield. Fellow junior, Carl Trafton added 11 points in the 2-point loss to the Bucks. It was a fun game to watch as neither team would give up. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

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Sandy River Ramblers Mercer Concert

The Sandy River Ramblers, one of the busiest acoustic bands in central Maine, will bring their crowd-pleasing stage show to the Mercer Community Center on Sun-

day, January 10. The Ramblers feature stunning instrumental skills on banjo and mandolin, gorgeous three-part vocal harmony, large doses of Maine humor, and great songs about

Maine. Nationally-known songwriter Stan Keach writes most of the original songs the Ramblers perform. Twentyone-year-old singer (and upright bassist) Julie Churchill Dav-

enport of Livermore Falls is, according to Keach, “one of the best singers in Maine.” 13-yearold Dana Reynolds is also a very accomplished singer with, according to Keach,

“the stage presence of a seasoned pro.” Their 2012 CD, Cry of the Loon and other original songs about Maine, has been called “a keeper . . . and gift to Mainers” by Maine writer George Smith (Bangor Daily News). Songs such as “Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose),” and “Boots From L. L. Bean” have been big crowd-pleasers, but the band also features poignant songs and blazing instrumental tunes that defy audience members to sit still. The Ramblers are getting ready to record a new CD of songs

about Maine. “We’ll do a few of the new songs for the first time on any stage,” says Keach. The concert starts at 3:00 PM. The Mercer Community Center is at 1015 Beech Hill Road. It’s the old Mercer School, a brick building visible from Rte. 2. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for students 8-18, free for children 7 and younger. This concert will benefit the Mercer Community Center. For more information, call Stan at (207) 397-2241 n

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ther information call 783.2009 x 208. Skating Coach Lisa Simmons of the L/A Fighting Spirit organization has always given to others and now she needs help. In early November Lisa was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After performing a

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Woodpeckers at the Care Center Carleen Cote

Among the woodpeckers of Maine are the hairy, downy, pileated and, two not usually thought of as woodpeckers, the yellow-shafted flicker and the yellow-bellied sap sucker. All species have resided at our Care Center. They are a joy to care for, very vociferous and quite the characters. Several years ago I received a call from a woman who excitedly told me she’d found a nest that had been blown from a tree by high winds. I instructed her to put the young birds in a strawberry box or basket and hang it in a tree, then watch to see if the female retured to care for them. Her response was, “Are you kidding? These birds will never fit in a basket!” That afternoon, her daughter delivered the birds to me: three chubby, raucous flickers. I fed them a specially-prepared diet,

Pileated woodpecker.

and their twittering and calling filled the house with song. Very soon, they were feathered out and ready to be moved to the aviary. I continued to hand-feed them, however, and added a container of food to start the weaning

process. They were subsequently joined by a young robin that screamed for food whenever it spied me out in the yard. The flickers would join in the screaming, reminding me that they, too, were ready to be fed! In no time, the

young birds were weaned and ready for release. On release day, one of the flickers flew away, never to return. The robin and remaining two flickers stayed in the area, returning several times a day screaming for refills on a plate I’d set out. One

of the flickers would fly to me as soon as I stepped out of the door, as if to urge me to hurry a little faster with the food. Soon, their visits became less frequent and eventually stopped. Once we received two pileated woodpeckers. These rescues were deemed necessary as cats were reported prowling around their nest which was 60 feet up in a tree. The birds were a delight to work with. Their diet, feeding schedule and weaning were the same as those of the flickers and, after their release, they also remained at the center, flying around and screaming to be fed. The male left earlier; the female remained longer and continued to beg for food. She then began searching for her own worms, her pecking resonating throughout the neighborhood. However, her targets were not hollow, rotting trees, instead, they were the roofs of the house and garage, the tops of the gates, power poles

and even our heads! She would fly into the garage and up to the attic, where she destroyed the window screens. She had become so destructive that, reluctantly, we knew we had to move her to a more wooded area. We caught her and placed her near friends, who promised to watch out for her and provide food to supplement her search for worms. However, the bird had no intention of relinquishing her association with humans. She continued to beg for food and search for worms – on a picnic table! At last, her visits diminished, but her rat-a-tat-tat continued to be heard as she searched for worms – in the forest! Note: Carleen and Donald Cote operate the Duck Pond Wildlife Care Center on Rt. 3 in Vassalboro, Maine, a non-profit facility, supported entirely by the Cotes’ own resources and outside donations. Call the Cotes at 4454326 or write them at 1787 N. Belfast Ave., Vassalboro, ME 04989

took the time to draw up elaborate codes of good behavior. Can you imagine our leaders getting involved in such projects today? If we were to go back to such harsh punishments, I think we should only use them for real serious offenses, like getting in a 14-items or less express lane with more than the allowed 14 items. Wouldn’t you just like to drag those people out to the public square and put them in stocks for a few hours? You could list their grave offense on a sign next to the stock: “Knowingly and willingly got into a supermarket express lane with WAY more than 14 items.”

Or, how about punishing people who bring their cell phone to the movies or the theater and leave them on just so everyone can hear their shrill ring-tone when it goes off during a crucial scene? How about people who intentionally take up two parking spaces in a crowded parking lot? Branding and public whippings might be too harsh for our 21st century sensibilities, but I think pillories and stocks might be just what we need to teach some people around here some manners. n

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Bad Manners John McDonald

Even in this season of good will and cheer we’ve all experienced it. You’re driving along minding your business when suddenly someone makes a dumb, dangerous maneuver with their car, cutting you off and almost driving you off the road. Then, just for good measure, they give you that universal hand-gesture. What should be done with people like that? It’s not widely known these days, but here in New England at one time “bad manners” were equated with “bad

morals” and as such, colonial authorities, backed by stern church leaders, were harsh with those who exhibited bad morals or manners. I assume that dumb, dangerous driving and lewd hand-gestures would be considered by our colonial ancestors to be “bad manners.” Just how harshly were offenders treated? In those disciplined times offenders were punished by being placed in public pillories or stocks, and then their friendly neighbors came by and ridiculed them. Some particularly ill-mannered people were branded with red-hot irons and some underwent public whippings. In fact, because of these punishments many peo-

ple in Puritan Massachusetts fled Maine just to avoid such penalties. I know, you’re thinking that might explain some of the manners you see some Mainers exhibiting in public these days. They’re all supposed to be in Massachusetts. In Colonial times people would be hauled before the authorities and punished for disobeying laws involving dress, cursing, scandal-mongering, lying, name-calling and flirting –even making ugly faces could get you pilloried. It doesn’t mention it in the history books but I’m sure that making offensive hand gestures was on some Puritan’s list of ill-mannered things such as “unacceptable uses of

the hand and finger.” Can you imagine how busy authorities would be these days if they punished bad manners? If they punished only a fraction of those caught cursing, scandal-mongering, lying or name-calling they would need quite a crew of carpenters working almost nonstop just to supply the pillories and stocks. Imagine if they only enforced laws regarding manners of just those in politics. Why, the New Hampshire primary as we know it would cease to exist. All the politicians and their staffs would be pilloried on an hourly basis. Around the time our nation was being formed such leaders as George Washington and Ben Franklin

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Make Garage Organization Go Smoothly

Garages tend to fall victim to disorganization during the winter, when homeowners want to hurry inside and get some respite from the cold. As a result, many homeowners resolve to clean their garages come springtime. Cleaning a disorganized garage overcome with clutter can be an all-day job, so homeowners would be wise to reserve a springtime Saturday or Sunday to get their garages back in order. Upon designating ample time to clean their garages, homeowners can then uti-

lize a few additional tips to make the project go as smoothly as possible. · Empty the garage. The first step when organizing a garage is to empty it completely. Old machinery and rusted lawn and garden tools have a way of disappearing in garages, and those items may remain there for years if the garage is never emptied. Once you have emptied the garage, you might be surprised to learn just how much or even how little space you have to work with. · Clean the garage top to bottom. After

you have emptied the garage, give it a thorough cleaning. Cleaning the garage serves multiple purposes. A clean garage is less likely to be overcome with dirt and/or critters, both of which can contribute to the deterioration of tools and machinery stored in the garage. In addition, you may be less likely to let a clean garage fall back into disorganization, saving you the trouble of reorganizing the garage next spring. · Look up. Many homeowners fail to make adequate use of the vertical space

in their garages. But keeping items off the floor can make it easier to clean the garage and will provide more room for your car or other machinery you don’t want to leave in the driveway or a backyard shed. Install shelves so you can more safely store automotive fluids and cleaners, and hang some hooks or hammer a few nails into the garage walls so you can hang tools like rakes and garden shears. · Group tools by season. Grouping tools by season can make for a more organized

garage and one less likely to be overcome with clutter. Designate one corner of the garage for lawn and gardening tools and another for winter tools like snow shovels or snowblowers. This makes it easier to find tools when you need them. When grouping tools, you can also group items by who uses them. For example, parents can designate one area of the garage for their tools, while kids can get their own area for their toys and bicycles. · Resolve to park in the garage. One of the

best ways to keep a garage organized is to park your vehicle or vehicles inside the garage each night. Parking in a garage protects your vehicle(s) from the elements, and you also won’t be tempted to leave items lying around on the garage floor if you know you will eventually be pulling your vehicle in. A few simple strategies can make springtime garage organization more effective and efficient. n


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First Annual Christmas Dinner Celebrated Every day United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is fortunate enough to see the selfless acts of people in our community, but Christmas Day this year was exceptional. We recognize Arleen Masseli (of Knowlton Corner Farm) and more than 50 local volunteers, including my family for sharing their Christmas at the 1st Annual Family Christmas Dinner, for local community

The Wilton Fish & Game Association will be offering a basic hand gun training for ages 21 years and older under the instruction of Sheriff Scott Nichols. Participating students will

members. Other than hundreds of pounds of potatoes that were donated by a local area farm, Arleen and family financially supported all costs of the meal, which fed approximately 150 people, which included 50 meals that were delivered by volunteer drivers to those that are homebound. When my family arrived at the Chesterville Town Hall, volunteers were hustling

around setting up tables with the necessary dinnerware and condiments, some were preparing the food, as others kept clean dishes coming. A volunteer coordinator (Amanda) helped things run smoothly as she assigned tasks along side Arleen. There was even an Elf and Santa! We couldn’t help but jump in and start helping. As dinner time neared it was won-

derful to see all the helping hands and cheerful responses from everyone that walked through the door. Whether it was another volunteer or someone coming for dinner, the hall was filled with Christmas spirit. I had the pleasure of saying hello to the many people I knew in between helping with the various duties. My children would inform me of the funny stories

told to them or the many compliments they received while helping hand out plates of food. Watching friends, neighbors and strangers connect over conversation and a hot meal was so fulfilling. For so many individuals and families, the holidays can be a lonely or even a sad time of the year, but thanks to Arleen’s vision, along with her family and many vol-

Hand Gun Training

undergo a four hour training at the Wilton Fish & Game location on Rt. 2 in Wilton. The January training class has been filled and there will be another class on Saturday Febru-

ary 27th. from 9AM -1PM. There will be 10 students per class so that there is adequate instruction per student. Participants are asked to pre-register and prepay a $20.00 class fee by

Feb. 20th. After this class is filled there will be a tentative class in March depending on interest. sh To register please call Deb at 578-2085. Send payment to The Wilton Fish & Game,

PO Box 339, Wilton, Me. 04294. Call Scott Nichols at 778-2680 with any questions. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn safe gun practices. Students must bring their own handgun

unteers, this Christmas proved to be a very merry one for many! United Way recognizes this generosity and encourages others to connect with their communities. Contact United Way at 778-5048 or uwtva. org to learn how you can volunteer and change a life – maybe even yours. –Kendra Baker- United Way of the Tri-Valley Area n

unloaded in a holster with at least 50 rounds of ammunition. Also remember to bring your hearing and eye protection. No magnums are allowed on the indoor range. n

Rangeley Ski Scholarship Fund Now in its 34th year, the Rangeley Ski Scholarship Fund is accepting donations to help support our Rangeley area children in their pursuit of skiing, XC skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center and at Saddleback. Our appeal is late this year as we just learned the great news that Saddleback will be opening at the end of January! Now it is your turn to help out.

Any amount that you care to give will be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to the Rangeley Ski Scholarship Fund, PO Box 288, Oquossoc, ME 04964. For local families who may be seeking some financial assistance so that their children can participate in snowshoeing or XC skiing at the Trails Center, applications will be available beginning on January 6. Appli-

cations will be available for Saddleback programs once the rates and programs

for this season have been made available. Applications may be picked up from Wen-

dy Steward or Nini Christensen at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School or by

contacting Claire or Don at 864-2337 or at dlclchase@hughes. net. n

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New Year’s Cheers That Won’t Derail Your Weight Management Goals Jodi Cornelio

So you’re on track with your New Year’s resolutions to manage your weight and it’s been a long week and you just want to kick back and enjoy a cocktail with friends without blowing your diet. By making the right beverage choices you can. Let’s look at some ingredients that can sneak up on you and derail your good nutrition intentions. It’s typically the mixers, syrups, juices and sodas that really get people into calorie trouble adding hundreds of unnecessary calories. Do you know that the average American gets 21% of their daily recommended calories from beverages according to a study performed by the U.S. Beverage Guidance Panel. They are not necessarily referring to alcohol. Alcohol accounts for a small portion of these calories at 96 calories per 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits. Paying attention to what you mix your cocktail with is the secret. Here are the secrets at avoid-

ing cocktail calories. •Choose 100% pure or freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon or lime juice. 100% cranberry with no sugar added is a good choice. Tomato and V-8 juices are good choices as well, high in fiber and low in calories. •Use club soda or seltzer water over tonics. Tonics have just as many calories and sugars as soda. There are many flavored seltzers that can add an extra jazz to your beverage. Find one you like and add a fresh lemon or lime squeeze for extra flavor. •Stay clear of cream, liqueurs, grenadines or sweet vermouths. They can double the calories in a cocktail. If you like that rosy red cocktail with the fancy glass that is typically laced with grenadine, try making your own. You can get the same look and a sweet taste with fewer calories by boiling down pomegranate juice and adding stevia to sweeten. •Sip your cocktail and make it last. Perhaps having a glass of water handy will help you pace yourself not

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weight management stand point, your resolve can be really strong when you are sober, but after a few drinks, you may find yourself mindlessly overeating snack foods or whatever is in the pantry. Chips, nuts and pretzels can add up to unwanted calories. •Avoid any beverages loaded with syrups, sodas or sugars. These along with

bring on food cravings. •Avoid drinks that have several shots in one glass. A Long Island ice tea has 7 alcohol ingredients and 700 calories. •Avoid after dinner drinks as most are loaded with sugar and a dessert wine has approximately 40 calories more than a simple table wine. Save a little of your before dinner drinks

•Wine coolers and fancy flavored bottled drinks like hard lemonade, just say NO. They sound light but they can have anywhere from 190 to 300 calories in one 12 oz. bottle. Plain wine is a better choice but still is not exactly a diet drink. It does have far less calories than a cooler at 100 calories per 5 oz. To really cut back on the calories and stretch your

fruit and you can enjoy a homemade guilt free sangria that is fun and light. •Going out with the guys for a beer after work. Make it a light beer. There are some pretty good choices of low carb light beers out there. Try one and you don’t have to have a six pack. Moderation is always key. Enjoy your New Year! Live Long, Live well n

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The Healthy Geezer

By Fred Cicetti [In the last installment of The Healthy Geezer, we focused upon triglycerides. This column is a companion piece about cholesterol.] Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in blood. You need it to produce cell membranes, protect nerves, and make hormones. The body can make all the cholesterol it needs. Most cholesterol is made by your liver. You also get cholesterol from foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Too much cholesterol is dangerous, because cholesterol can lead to blockages in your blood vessels. Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream in packages called lipoproteins. Low-den-

sity lipoproteins (LDL) deliver cholesterol to the body. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) remove cholesterol from the bloodstream. LDLs are often described as “bad” cholesterol; HDLs are called “good” cholesterol. If there are too many LDLs in the blood, they will combine with other material in your bloodstream to manufacture plaque, a waxy crud that builds up on the inner walls of the blood vessels that feed your brain and heart. When this build-up occurs, you have a condition called “atherosclerosis,” which is commonly referred to as “hardening of the arteries.” If a clot forms in blood vessels narrowed by plaque, it can block blood flow, which can cause a heart attack or a stroke. The recommended levels of cholesterol are as follows: Total cholesterol level should be less than 200 mg/dL.

(“Mg/dL” stands for milligram per deciliter.) “Borderline high” is defined as between 200 and 239 mg/dL. You’re risking heart disease if your reading is 240 mg/dL or more. LDL cholesterol level should be less than 130 mg/dL. “Borderline high” is between 130 and 159 mg/dL. There’s heart-disease risk if your reading is 160 mg/dL or more. HDL cholesterol levels should be at 60 mg/dL or higher to cut the risk of heart disease. You’re at high risk for heart disease if you have a reading less than 40 mg/dL. If your total cholesterol level is high because of high LDLs, you may be at higher risk of heart disease or stroke. If your total level is high only because of a high HDLs, you’re probably not at higher risk. Some physicians use the ratio of total cholesterol to HDLs. The ratio is obtained by dividing the HDLs into the total choles-

terol. The goal is to keep the ratio below 5 to 1. (Interesting fact: Male sex hormones lower HDL levels. Female sex hormones raise HDL levels. Draw your own conclusions.) What can you do to control cholesterol? Diet Cholesterol is in all foods from animals, so reduce your intake of meat, eggs and dairy products. Cut back on fatty foods such as snacks, desserts and anything fried. Eat vegetables and fruit. Exercise Regular physical activity increases HDL cholesterol in some people. Weight loss can help lower your bad cholesterol. Smoking Smoking lowers HDL cholesterol levels and increases the tendency for blood to clot. Alcohol People who consume moderate amounts of alcohol (one to two drinks per day for men and

one drink per day for women) have a lower risk of heart disease than nondrinkers. However, alcohol can be unhealthy. For example, a small about of alcohol can make a big increase in triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a fat in your blood that should be kept in check. Whether you should drink a moderate amount of alcohol is definitely a question you should

ask your personal physician. Medicine Get your physician’s advice, too, about drugs to lower your cholesterol. If lifestyle changes don’t help you, you may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol level. If you would like to ask a question, write to fred@healthygeezer.com. n

Town of Rangeley

The Town of Rangeley is now accepting applications for full-time police of�icer. �e offer a competitive wage and bene�it package for quali�ied applicants. Minimum standards� applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent; possess a valid driver’s license; have no serious motor vehicle record and no disqualifying criminal history; must have completed the alert test and the �irst two pre-service modules through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and otherwise must be able to comply with the preentrance standards for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy basic school. Candidate(s) must also be able to complete a criminal background check to departmental standards, polygraph examination, and medical examination. Please submit resumes and applications to the Rangeley Town Ofϔice at 15 School Street, Rangeley Maine, 04970 no later than January 15, 2016 at 4PM. For a copy of our application, please contact Traci Pitt at adminassist@rangeleyme.org. Applications, salary information and questions can be directed either by emailing Traci J. Pitt, Administrative Assistant to the Town Manager at adminassist@ rangeleyme.org or calling 207-864-3183.


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Ice: Is It Safe?

V. Paul Reynolds Each year about this time, the Maine Warden Service urges us to use extreme caution before venturing out onto any ice that may be covering Maine’s waterways. This is timely advice. Two winters ago three night-time snowsledders all perished in one night on Rangeley Lake when they and their machines broke through thin ice. This year, because of the extended period of unseasonably warm December

weather, many ponds and lakes remain open, even in the northern part of the state. As January progresses many bodies of water should “button up.” Still, caution is always advised. Maine’s lakes and ponds may appear to be frozen, however safe ice conditions cannot be assumed. Ice conditions vary greatly throughout the state, and while ice conditions may be safe in some spots, conditions can be very dangerous in others. The Maine Warden Service is recommending that people check the thickness of any ice before venturing out for any activity on frozen water. If you must go on the ice, the Maine Warden Service offers

these tips for ice safety: •Never guess the thickness of the ice Check it! Check the ice in several different places using an auger or some other means to make a test hole and determine the thickness. Make several, beginning at the shore, and continuing as you go out. 1Check the ice with a partner, so if something does happen, someone is there to help you. If you are doing it alone, wear a lifejacket. •If ice at the shoreline is cracked or squishy, stay off! Watch out for thin, clear or honeycombed ice. Dark snow and dark ice are other signs of weak spots. •Avoid areas with currents, around bridges and pressure

ridges. Wind and currents can break ice. •Parents should alert children of unsafe ice in their area, and make sure that they stay off the ice. If they insist on using their new skates, suggest an indoor skating rink. ICE STRENGTH TABLE Modified From the Northeast Logger Magazine, 1968

Note: The above table is for clear blue ice on lakes and ponds. Reduce the strength values by 15% for clear blue river ice. Slush ice is only 50% the strength of blue ice. If you break through the ice, remember:

•Don’t panic. •Don’t try to climb out immediately - you will probably break Inches of Ice the ice again. Reach for solid ice. Permissible Load for •Lay both arms on Clear Blue Ice the unbroken ice and kick hard. This will 1Unsafe for humans help lift your body 2One person on foot onto the ice. Once on 3Group in a single the ice, roll, DON’T file WALK, to safety. 4Snowmobiles & •To help someATV’s one who has fallen 7 Passenger car (2 through the ice, lie tons) down flat and reach 8 Light truck (2.5 with a branch, plank tons) or rope or form a hu-

man chain. Don’t stand. After securing the victim, wiggle backwards to the solid ice. Again,snowsledders take note. Snowsledding at night on frozen waterways can be tricky business, especially for those unfamiliar with the conditions of a lake , pond or other waterway. The author is editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He is also a Maine Guide, co-host of a weekly radio program “Maine Outdoors.” His e-mail address is paul@ sportingjournal.com . He has two books “A Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook” and his latest, “Backtrack.” n

Noyes Mountain Indiegogo Campaign Launch

A true community effort, the Western Foothills Land Trust (WFLT) will launch its Noyes Mountain Indiegogo Campaign on the first day of winter, December 22nd. This is the first crowdfunding campaign the Land Trust has launched. The campaign will be located at www. indiegogo.com/campaigns/noyes-mountain-preserve. The campaign goal is to protect the mountain by

raising $270,000 towards the purchase of the 295 acre Noyes Mountain parcel in Greenwood. The purchase will forever protect the iconic view of the undeveloped mountain that frames the northern view down the reach of Norway Lake, a view that is enjoyed by at least 8000 vehicles traveling on Routes 117/118 according to MDOT statistics every day. The purchase will also protect public

access to magnificent views from the 1,500’ summit, dramatic ledges, 1000’ of stream habitat, 14 acres of working fields, and 280 acres of working forestland in a large block of woodlands providing significant habitat for wildlife. The Noyes parcel also provides habitat for rare plants and two rare natural communities. The Trust will provide trails for bikers, horseback riders,

runners, snowshoers, skiers, rock hounds, and hikers. The Trust will continue to allow hunting. In addition, the Trust will provide public programs like bird walks and snowshoe walks and will manage the natural resources conscientiously. The Trust will keep the land in current use treegrowth tax-basis. Executive Director Lee Dassler worked with Zizi Vlaun of the Center for an Ecology Based Economy (CEBE) to build an Indiegogo campaign for WFLT. Norway videographer Jack Gentempo has filmed and edited a 4-minute video for the campaign. The video includes footage from hikes up the mountain, from Route 117, from Main Street in Norway, and from the viewpoint at Roberts Farm Preserve. The video features people from the community and will resonate with everyone

in the Oxford Hills. In the video Andrea Burns from Norway Downtown speaks about the importance of protecting our built and natural environment and the link between conservation and economic revitalization. WFLT Director Lee Dassler talks about the Land Trust and the parcel’s conservation and recreation significance. Dyk Eusden, Bates Geology Dept., speaks about the geological origins of the mountain and resultant gems and minerals found on site. Norway Lakes Association volunteer and summer resident Susan Jacoby spoke about the Lake Pennesseewassee watershed and the relationship between Noyes Mountain and the lake. The Hodgkin children, who live at the base of the mountain on Richardson Hollow Road

chime in about the recreational benefits of protecting the mountain: running up, running down, sliding, skiing, and snow shoeing. The campaign runs for 60 days and will culminate after this year’s Mellie Dunham Snowshoe Festival which will be held during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend February 12-14. The Trust is counting on the local community to spread the word to people who care about the preservation of wildlife habitat, treasure significant views, and value access to recreational trails. With community support, the Western Foothills Land Trust will protect the summit of Noyes Mountain for generations to come. For more information about the campaign, you can visit their website at wfltmaine.org n

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