Milo: Assemblers Needed ASAP
During the Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race paddlers compete in eleven (11) racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks. The race is held under the auspices of the American Canoe Association and the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization. More information is available re: MACKRO (Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization) at www.mackro.org. Racing and recreational classes include single kayaks and single canoes for men or women, two-man and two-woman canoes, mixed doubles (man and woman) canoes, and the Junior/Senior Challenge. Other MACKRO classes include Class I Racing Kayak, Class II Recreational Kayak, Class III Racing Canoe, and Class IV Recreational Canoe plus a special Kiwanis/Key Club Class. A race T-shirt and canoe decal comes with the $20.00 per person adult registration fee and the $15.00 per youth registration fee. Race participants under the age of eighteen (18) must be registered by an adult. Safety is stressed during the race. All paddlers must have personal flotation devices. All kayakers must wear an approved helmet. Some experience with your boat in rapids is advised, since there are areas of whitewater Class II and as well as flat water stretches. The Milo Fire Department River Rescue team will be on the river along the course during the race.
The Reading Room in Sebec Village will be open at 8:30 am. for registration, food and drinks as well as a public bathroom. Registration for the race is from 8:30 to 9:45 am. Race orientation begins after registrations are closed, at approximately 10:00 am. Shot gun start(s) begin in Sebec after the race orientation. First place, second place and third place winners in each class receive their awards at the finish line which is the Sebec River Public Landing in Milo. A shuttle service will be available to transport racers back to their cars after the race is over when requested at registration. A free lunch will be provided to all paddlers and their families in the gazebo at the end of the race. For more race details or to become a sponsor contact the Race Chairman, Bobby Ellison, at 207-943-2317.
This spring fund-raiser for the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo-Brownville generates club income through solicitations of corporate sponsors, advertising listings on race t-shirts, and participants' registration fees. Race proceeds help Kiwanis continue their many community projects including Hooked on Fishing, Terrific Kids, Secret Santa, and more community youth programs.
Three Rivers Kiwanis encourages the public to share the excitement - come out and support Kiwanis and the racers !
Once again, the PCSWCD is offering a Natural Resources and Agriculture Summer Camp to ages 7-12! This camp is based out of Foxcroft Academy’s Student Center and runs Monday through Friday, 9AM to noon. Natural Resources Week will be July 28th – August 1st and Agriculture Week will be from August 4th -8th. Our youth camp is a great way for kids to learn more about diverse and beautiful natural resources and tour, taste and touch the expansive farms and farm products produced right here in Piscataquis County.
New in 2014, the PCSWCD will be offering a Teen Natural Resources and Agriculture Summer Camp! With generous funding provided by the Maine Community Foundation’s Piscataquis County Fund, the PCSWCD will be offering this new full day, two week summer camp so that we can provide continuous exciting learning opportunities for youth of all ages in the Piscataquis County region. Natural Resources Week will be July 7th – 11th and Agriculture Week will be July 14th-18th. This camp is structured with teens in mind and gets them outdoors and exploring our natural world and the exciting offerings from local farms. Additionally, the campers will learn from presenters representing the Maine Warden Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Maine Forest Service, and local farmers how they became successful in their fields of work. This year, the PCSWCD is partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Club and taking the campers to beautiful Little Lyford Lodge for an overnight, fantastic programming and outdoor recreation. As an added bonus, the campers will be served delicious meals while staying at Little Lyford and have access to AMC’s outdoor equipment, knowledgeable staff and lodge accommodations!
For the Teen Summer Camp, the PCSWCD is working with the STEM Guides Project to offer scholarships to families interested in financial assistance. It is a goal for the PCSWCD to make both camps affordable to families. The Lead Guide for the Dexter-Dover STEM Hub, Alyson Saunders, is thrilled to partner with the Conservation District to provide youth an opportunity to attend the summer camp. “As a Reach staff member and former teacher in the Dexter schools, I think the summer camp is a wonderful opportunity to significantly increase access to informal (out of school) STEM resources. It is a great way for youth to learn about science, technology, engineering and math as they relate to our natural ecology and working family farms.” The Conservation District’s Educational Coordinator, Kacey Weber, noted that “Piscataquis County has so much to offer our...Read More
Join us in 2014 as we explore the mountains and rivers, forests and farms of Piscataquis County !
Natural Resource and Agriculture Summer Camp for Ages 7 to 12 !
Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Vaughn A. Coburn
BROWNVILLE JCT. - A graveside funeral service with military honors for Vaughn A. Coburn, who died March 13, 2014, in Dover-Foxcroft, will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Pinetree Cemetery, Brownville Jct. A complete obituary may be viewed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on June 7, 2014