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Join the Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows NWR on June 18 for Birding my Boat

Go birding by boat on Sunkhaze Stream

By Karen Robertson on June 12, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Route 2, Milford, Maine For more information: 207-485-8386; sunkhaze.org/event/birding-by-boat-sunkhaze-stream/ MILFORD — Paddle up Sunkhaze Stream with guides Maine wildlife biologist Danielle D’Auria and Gudrun Keszöcze naturalist and program director at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 8 a.m.-12:30 …
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The view from the observation platform on the Carter Meadow trail in Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford.   This summer the platform is being rebuilt and trail access is being improved.

Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows receive $5,000 award from USFWS

By Karen Robertson on June 08, 2016, at 4:12 a.m.
The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows is one of only eight organizations receiving awards of $5,000 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the innovative project, #TagYourRefuge, designed by the Friends to engage new audiences through mobile photography. The project funds repairs and rebuilding of the observation platform on the …
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Tick Talk. Tick Talk.

By Karen Robertson on May 27, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org Sunkhaze Cafe! Saturday morning at the Old Town Public Library. It’s almost summer time and outdoor lovers in New England are thinking about ticks. How to …
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Healthy salmon eggs are called "eyed eggs".

Maine Fish Friends present March Sunkhaze Cafe in Old Town

By Karen Robertson on April 07, 2016, at 4:49 a.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows are pleased to present Maine Fish Friends at the April 16th Sunkhaze Cafe. The Penobscot River has been returning to life …
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Don't look now, Maine is in the midst of a Snowy Owl Irruption.

Maine in the midst of Snowy Owl irruption

By Karen Robertson on Feb. 11, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org OLD TOWN — The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will present Erynn Call, raptor specialist with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 10-11 a.m. …
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Winter Wonderland.  Brought to you by...you!

Sunkhaze Meadows seeks help keeping public access parking lots open this winter

By Karen Robertson on Feb. 10, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
MILFORD — You can now plow three parking lots without leaving your living room and help your community at the same time. The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge has started a GoFundMe campaign at gofundme.com/SunkhazeParking asking those who enjoy the refuge to lend a hand to help keep …
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Deanna Fahey founder of Nature Based Education Consulting helps parents and educators integrate everyday encounters with nature in to classrooms of all sizes.

Old Town Library to feature talk on nature-based education

By Karen Robertson on Jan. 14, 2016, at 4:50 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org OLD TOWN, Maine — Nature-based education consulting president Deanna Fahey will share some of her methods 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Old Town Public …
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Meet the USFWS at Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford, Saturday morning at 10 am.

Meet the USFWS staff at Sunkhaze Meadows

By Karen Robertson on Oct. 16, 2015, at 6:33 p.m.
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a critical habitat including Maine’s second largest peat bog system. An integral part of the area’s lore and recreational lifestyle, Sunkhaze Meadows attracts hunters, fishers, hikers, photographers, nature lovers, snowshoers and cross country skiers from around the greater Bangor area. In 2007, due to …
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Want to tell the USFWS to take hike?  We do to!  October 17th, Fall Foliage Hike and meet the USFWS at Sunkhaze Meadows in Milford.

Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows Welcome USFWS Staff & Fall Foliage Hike

By Karen Robertson on Oct. 09, 2015, at 7:44 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Carter Meadow Trailhead, County Road, Milford, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org In 2007, the US Fish and Wildlife Service scaled back its budget and closed the Old Town management office that supported the refuge in …
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The City of Old Town invites residents and stakeholders to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update process.  A Public Information Expo is being held at the Old Town Library 3 evenings this week.

Old Town residents invited to attend Information Expo Sept. 28-30th

By Karen Robertson on Sept. 28, 2015, at 9:34 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-446-8099; tiny.cc/OldTownNext20 The City of Old Town is updating its comprehensive …
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The City of Old Town invites its citizens to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update process.  Join the conversation on social #OldTownOurTown

Old Town Asks Residents for help in updating its Comprehensive Plan

By Karen Robertson on Aug. 06, 2015, at 6:14 p.m.
Old Town Maine – August, 2015 – The City of Old Town has begun the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The City most recently completed a Downtown Master Plan with a focus on the former site of Old Town Canoe and now it has expanded its sights to the …
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Old Town Student to Win Ride to School in Shiny Red Fire truck

By Karen Robertson on May 11, 2015, at 12:44 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Old Town Elks, 290 4th Street, Old Town , Maine For more information: 207-299-734; animal-orphanage.com A spaghetti supper and silent auction Wednesday night benefits the Old Town Animal Orphanage, Penobscot County’s no-kill animal shelter. The supper and auction will be …
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Let your neighbors serve you dinner tonight.  Full course meal with a bonus:  all proceeds benefit Penobscot County's no-kill animal shelter.

Bean Suppah in Milford benefits Penobscot County No-Kill Animal Shelter in Old Town.

By Karen Robertson on April 30, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Milford Congregational Church, Main Street, Milford, Maine For more information: 207-299-7324; animal-orphanage.com Homemade everything! Homemade baked beans, homemade brown bread…YUM…homemade coleslaw and homemade pies. Vegetarian selections, too. We save the best for last! ALL proceeds benefit the Old Town Animal-Orphanage, …
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Walk with the whole family and bring your best friend for just $15.  Proceeds benefit the Old Town area No-Kill animal shelter.

5K Pet Run/Walk This Weekend Benefits No Kill Shelter in Old Town.

By Karen Robertson on April 23, 2015, at 7:37 a.m.
Rain or shine it’s the 2015 Old Town Animal Orphanage 5K Pet Run/Walk! Pets are optional but welcome! This is a super fun event for the whole family, proceeds benefit the No-Kill shelter for stray animals serving the communities of Old Town, Stillwater, Orono and Veazie. The race/walk starts and …
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ANIMAL ORPHANAGE 5K PET RUN / WALK

By Karen Robertson on April 13, 2015, at 1:04 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Old Town Animal Orphanage, Old Town YMCA, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-299-7324; animal-orphanage.com/events–fund-raisers.html Sunday, April 26th at the Old Town YMCA, rain or shine! Run or Walk with or without your pet to benefit the Old Town Animal …
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19 tons of steam powered glory, the restored Lombard Log Hauler shoots steam above the trees at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley

Lombard Log Hauler Grand Opening

By Karen Robertson on July 30, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 54 Government Road, Bradley, Maine For more information: 207-974-6278; LeonardsMills.com It’s full steam ahead at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum. 19 tons of steam powered glory come to life at Leonards Mills Saturday, August …
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A 1910 Lombard Log Hauler awaits a miracle.

Heavy Metal , The Iron Age, and a Man named Chester Come to Life at Bradley’s Living History Museum Saturday, August 16

By Karen Robertson on July 30, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Grady Machine Shop Dedication at Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 54 Government Road, Bradley, Maine For more information: 207-974-6278; LeonardsMills.com Heavy Metal, Men and Their Machines, Black Smith Round Up! Most of us are acquainted with the television version of …
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The lazy first day of summer, Sunkhaze style.

Paddle or be Paddled!

By Karen Robertson on June 13, 2014, at 6:56 a.m.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, County Road, Milford, Maine For more information: 207-745-0676; on.fb.me/1jon6aI Celebrate the first day of summer with a paddle! Naturalist Danielle D’Auria will guide a small group of boaters up the Sunkhaze Stream in Milford. One …
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Learn how scientists measure wildlife populations with the Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows NWR.

Counting Wildlife: From Black Bears to Woodpeckers; Cheetahs to Chameleons

By Karen Robertson on May 09, 2014, at 4:47 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Daybreak Bakery, 241 Main Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-594-0600 ext. 2; sunkhaze.org Learn how ecologists measure wildlife populations at Sunkhaze Café in Old Town, “ Counting Wildlife: from Black Bears to Woodpeckers; Cheetahs to Chameleons”, a talk …
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Sunkhaze Meadows presents Foolhens and Timberdoodles: 2 Interesting  Forest Birds of Maine

Foolhens and Timberdoodles: A Pair of Interesting Forest Birds

By Karen Robertson on April 15, 2014, at 7:52 a.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Sunkhaze Cafe at the Daybreak Bakery, 241 Main Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: (207) 594-0600; sunkhaze.org The Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge presents “Foolhens and Timberdoodles: a Pair of Interesting Forest Birds”, a talk by researcher …