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Lyman Pope, PMHSKC benefactor and supporter of animal welfare programs throughout New England

Matching Grant for Donations to Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Capital Campaign

By Carol Achterhof on Nov. 19, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) has announced that donations and pledges to its capital campaign made prior to the end of 2013 will be matched by Lyman Pope, up to a maximum amount of $100,000. Pope, PMHSKC benefactor and supporter of animal care programs …
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Mr. Lyman Morse, PMHSKC benefactor and supporter of animal welfare programs throughout New England

Matching Grant for Donations to Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Capital Campaign

By Carol Achterhof on Nov. 19, 2013, at 9:46 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) has announced that donations and pledges to its capital campaign made prior to the end of 2013 will be matched by Lyman Pope, up to a maximum amount of $100,000. Pope, PMHSKC benefactor and supporter of animal care programs …
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PMHSKC Board President Richard Procopio thanks Maggie Lawler for her creation of bags and wallets that are sold to benefit PMHSKC’s Spay/Neuter Fund

Supporters Honored at Pope Memorial Humane Society Dinner

By Carol Achterhof on Nov. 15, 2013, at 11:24 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): On Friday November 8, the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) hosted a special dinner to honor volunteers, donors, and business supporters at Thomaston’s Watts Hall. Over 100 honorees were treated to pasta, salads, and a variety of desserts prepared by Director Tracy Sala and PMHSKC …
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Wind Over Wings President Hope Douglas with Great Horned Owl

Raptors Raise $4,126 for Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County

By Carol Achterhof on Nov. 15, 2013, at 9:27 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): Birds of prey mesmerized a large crowd on Saturday, November 9 at Thomaston’s Watts Hall when representatives of Wind Over Wings (WOW), a non-profit wildlife organization, presented an informative program and demonstration about these special animals. Proceeds from the event, which totaled $2,063, were donated to the Pope …
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Oil on canvas painting, 'A Break in the Storm', by Albert Bierstadt (NY/CA/MA, 1830-1906) to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Saturday, Nov. 9

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries to Sell Cornucopia of Treasures on November 9 & 10

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 15, 2013, at 3:26 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: The November 9 & 10 sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will serve up a bountiful harvest of important fine art and decorative antiques. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Roy Lichtenstein, and Brother Thomas Bezanson (VT, 1929-2007) will be featured, along with outstanding collections …
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Hope Douglas of Wind Over Wings with Chrysos, a Golden Eagle

November 9 Birds of Prey Program to Benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 14, 2013, at 9:47 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): On Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomaston’s Watts Hall, the public is invited to a special educational presentation about birds of prey conducted by Hope Douglas, president of Wind Over Wings, a nonprofit wildlife organization. This will be a fun and interactive program, as Douglas will …
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FMC volunteers Kelly Fogg and Neal Reed gear up for another shelter maintenance project on Thursday, September 19 at the PMHSKC shelter in Thomaston.

A ‘Labor of Love’ for FMC Volunteers at Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 08, 2013, at 9:13 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): On Thursday, September 19, FMC donated the efforts of 5 dedicated employee volunteers to help spruce up the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County’s (PMHSKC) shelter facility in Thomaston. The FMC team, including Elise Kaserman, Adam Flanders, Ellen Reynolds, Neal Reed, and Kelly Fogg, spent the day …
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Maine State Prison K9 Program trainers with graduating PMHSKC dogs ‘Chip’ (left) and ‘Bandit’ (right)

Pope Memorial Humane Society Dogs Graduate from Maine State Prison Training Program

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:25 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): Two Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) dogs are the first graduates of the newly revamped K9 Training Program at the Maine State Prison. Celebrations honoring the newly trained Shelter dogs, ‘Chip’ and ‘Bandit’, plus their trainers and adoptive families, were held at the Maine State …
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Wasses Hot Dogs owner Keith Wass (left) presents proceeds check from their ‘Eat a Dog, Save a Cat’ promotion to PMHSKC Board President Richard Procopio

Wasses’ ‘Eat a Dog, Save a Cat’ Promotion Raises Funds for Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Oct. 02, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): On Saturday, September 7, Midcoast area animal lovers helped Wasses Hot Dogs of Thomaston raise $250 to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County’s Spay/Neuter Fund. Wasses invited people to, ‘Save a Cat, Eat a Dog’, with a portion of the day’s proceeds donated to PMHSKC. …
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Keenan Flanagan, pro at Rockland Golf Club (left), and Time Out Pub Owner Jim Beaulieu (right) present $1,550 proceeds check to PMHSKC Board President Richard Procopio (center) from the September 15 Time Out Pub Golf Tournament

Time Out Pub Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Pope Memorial Humane Society

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 30, 2013, at 3:21 p.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): The Time Out Pub in Rockland hosted a golf tournament at the Rockland Golf Club on September 15 that scored a ‘hole in one’ for the animals at the Pope Memorial Humane Society (PMHSKC). PMHSKC received $1,550 in proceeds raised in the tournament. “This was a great day …
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1909-O $5 Gold Indian Head coins that brought $17,825 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Rare Coin & Toy Auction on September 19

Coins and Toys Fly at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on September 19

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 25, 2013, at 11:22 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: A September 19 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale featuring over 430 lots of coins and toys attracted strong interest among collectors in both categories. The auction had broad participation, including many bidders on the internet, telephones, and on the auction house floor. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: …
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PMHSKC Representative Sue Howard presents a copy of Fairminded Fran and the Three Small Black Community Cats to Thomaston Public Library’s Head Librarian Ann Harris

Pope Memorial Humane Society Donates ‘Community Cats’ Book To Local Libraries

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 12, 2013, at 9:41 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): Local libraries have a new addition to their educational resources, thanks to a donation from the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC). PMHSKC is contributing copies of recently released children’s book, “Fairminded Fran and the Three Small Black Community Cats”, a story about feral cats and …
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Rare 1909-O $5 Indian Head Eagle gold coin to be sold at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on September 19

Rare Coins & Toys Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on September 19

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 09, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ special collectibles sale on September 19 will feature over 240 lots of rare coins and 192 vintage toy lots. Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux noted: “This sale represents a unique opportunity to buy coins from three important collectors, including rare pieces …
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Oil on canvas painting, 'West Greenland Landscape, 1929' by Rockwell Kent (NY, 1882-1971), top lot at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 24

Art Powers August Auction Results at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

By Carol Achterhof on Sept. 03, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: An incredibly diverse selection of art fueled enthusiastic bidding at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ August sale, resulting in over $2.8 million in auction revenue. Owner and Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “It was one of our most successful auctions ever. We saw strong results across the board, but the …
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Oriental Rug Cleaning Promotion To Benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County

By Carol Achterhof on Aug. 01, 2013, at 9:41 a.m.
THOMASTON, ME: Throughout the month of August, pet owners can help the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) by simply having their rugs cleaned. Rite-Way Cleaning of Waldoboro will donate 10% of proceeds from each pet stain or pet urine-related rug cleaning order and 5% of proceeds from …
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PMHSKC special guests at the July 25 Legacy Luncheon at the 3 Crow Restaurant in Rockland

Pope Memorial Humane Society Honors Donors at Legacy Luncheon

By Carol Achterhof on July 31, 2013, at 9:10 a.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): On Thursday, July 25, the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) honored special guests and members of their Legacy Society at a luncheon celebration at 3 Crow Restaurant in Rockland. The Legacy Society consists of individuals and families who have generously included PMHSKC in their estate …
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Oil on canvas painting, 'West Greenland Landscape, 1929', by Rockwell Kent (NY, 1882-1971) to be sold in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' August 24 & 25 auction.

Spectacular Fine Art Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 24 & 25

By Carol Achterhof on July 19, 2013, at 3:07 p.m.
THOMASTON, ME: An extensive collection of fine art, encompassing everything from Old Master works to fine Maine paintings, will be featured in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction on August 24 & 25. Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux noted: “John Updike once described art as ‘breathing room for …
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PMHSKC's award-winning float in the Thomaston's recent 4th of July Parade

Humane Society is “Top Dog” in Thomaston’s 4th of July Parade!

By Carol Achterhof on July 11, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
(THOMASTON, ME): The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) won top awards in two categories for its distinctive entry in Thomaston’s recent 4th of July Parade – Best Overall and Closest to Theme. The float featured PMHSKC’s famous cat car, complete with ears and Uncle Sam hat, towing …
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Karen Claywell, recently elected member of the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County Board of Directors

Karen Claywell Joins Pope Memorial Humane Society Board of Directors

By Carol Achterhof on July 08, 2013, at 10:26 a.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) is pleased to announce that Karen Claywell has been elected to its Board of Directors. Claywell intends to apply her creativity and 25 years of career experience in the human relations field to advance PMHSKC’s developmental, fundraising and …
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Eye-catching new PMHSKC collection boxes depicting ‘hungry’ dogs and cats, each handcrafted by Maine State Prison Industries Program inmates

Maine State Prison designs and donates new Humane Society collection boxes

By Carol Achterhof on July 05, 2013, at 12:22 p.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — Eye-catching new donation boxes for the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) are popping up at businesses all over town, thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Maine State Prison. Each wooden collection box, which depicts a friendly dog or cat ready to be …
 
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