Grow Smart Maine: April 25th meeting in Dover-FoxcroftMarch 07, 2006 - TRCDear Friends and Neighbors,Grow Smart Maine will be hosting a meeting at Penquis Higher EducationCenter in Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday April 25 from 6:30PM to 8:00 PM. Thekey question that will be addressed in this discussion meeting isthis..."How can we build prosperity without losing our unique character ?"This is a timely question for Piscataquis County. Key questions thatcame out of the 2004 Piscataquis County Tourism Attitudes ResearchProject was this..."How do we take advantage of new niche tourismproduct and business opportunities ? How do we do this without eroding,losing our valued rural quality of life."It looks like the meeting on April 25th is close to what is in our mindsand hearts about the future of communities in this region. Hope you canmake it. Feel free to pass this on to your friends and neighbors.Roger Merchant, UMCEPS: Want more information ? Go to www.growsmartmaine.org. For additionalbackground on tourism and community I have attached a reprint from theJournal of Community Development.*----*-----*-----*-----*-----*-----*-----*Roger Merchant, Extension EducatorUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426instate 1-800-287-1491 or firstname.lastname@example.orgNOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.