–Housing and floods caused by rising sea levels threaten property values in Maine and New England, with $69.9 million lost in Maine and $403 million lost across the region, a study released Tuesday found.
The report found dramatic dropoffs in home values from Kittery to Winter Harbor, with the most severely affected community being Bath, where researchers found two homes that should be worth nearly $150,000 apiece now valued at just more than $90,000 because of the higher water.
–Since its origination in 1974, Maine snowmobilers have staged a “Ride-In” in support of Pine Tree Camp, which serves children and adults with disabilities.
Over that time, the event, now called the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In, has raised $3.7 million in that effort. One of the key pieces of the day’s festivities has been an egg ride, during which “celebrity” snowmobilers stuff eggs in their suits before hitting the trails. Each egg represents $50 in donations, and the ride is organized by radio station Q106.5.
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–Nothing makes daily chores go by faster than having an interesting podcast playing in the background. Even better, homesteading podcasts will keep you entertained while inspiring you to think about future projects.
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