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Next Maine Event: Woofminster a treat for dogs’ festive friends | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Next Maine Event: Woofminster a treat for dogs’ festive friends | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram


WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2, 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Camp Ketcha, Scarborough

HOW MUCH: $10 adults, $5 kids and dogs

FOOD OPTIONS: Free dog treats. For humans there will be a homemade bake sale and drinks for sale.

PARKING: Camp Ketcha has ample free parking.

DON’T MISS: Doggie limbo

KID-FRIENDLY FACTOR: Great. Color Me Mine will have a paint-your-own pottery area to create dog bowls and picture frames. Face painting and a coloring area will also be offered for little humans.

BENEFITS: Planet Dog Foundation, a (501)k nonprofit, sponsors this event to raise money for service dog programs in Maine.




Deal saves the farm: Agriculture may resume on Fancy property under plan that protects it from development | Portland Press Herald

SCARBOROUGH – Margery and Leroy Fancy moved their family to Ash Swamp Road in the summer of 1954.

She had grown up on a farm on Payne Road, and he was a city boy who learned fast. They ran a “gentleman’s farm” on their property, with large gardens, some cows, and acres of hayfields around the 200-year-old farmhouse.

It has been about a decade since the property was last farmed, but it may be farmed again in the near future under an arrangement involving Margery Fancy and her family, the town and the Maine Farmland Trust.

The town has agreed to pay Margery Fancy $127,000 for the development rights to the land so an agricultural easement can be established. That means the 13-acre property will be valued at $138,000 – far more affordable for a potential buyer than the farm’s $265,000 appraised value with development rights.

The Maine Farmland Trust facilitates such deals, holds the easements and monitors the properties.

Margery Fancy, now 93, lived on the property until she moved into a nursing home late last year, more than three decades after the death of her husband. Neither her son, John Fancy of Appleton, nor her daughter, Joan Sandidge of Wayne, wanted to see the land developed.

“It’s a good farming spot. It made sense to try to preserve it as a useful farm,” John Fancy said.

Click for the rest of the story by Ann S. Kim in the Portland Press Herald.

Doctor’s regret: ‘My work here is not done’ | Portland Press Herald

 Doctor’s regret: ‘My work here is not done’ | Portland Press Herald.