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Transition support offered to veterans

PORTLAND — Easter Seals Maine will assist veterans shift from military to civilian life.

The statewide program program, offered in partnership with the VA Office of Rural Health, the Maine Department of Labor and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Affairs will assist Maine Veterans who have separated from military service in the past two years. The goal of the program is to assist recently-separating veterans and their families as they make the shift from full-time military service to full-time civilian life.

The free program will offer support in finding (or keeping) a job in Maine; assistance with items and resources needed to secure or retain a Maine job, such as resume-writing support, transportation, vehicle repair (like tires, repairs needed to pass inspection), tools, and uniforms, work boots, work shoes; guidance in applying for benefits through the Veterans Administration; coordination of health care and veterans benefits; support in accessing timely, high-quality medical and mental health services; and information and referral to other helpful resources in the community.

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FMI: 207-828-0754, ext. 1004.

RLHT to host plant ID sessions

OQUOSSOC — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust will host three workshops on plants.

The first one will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Cupsuptic Campground.

The second one will be held at the RLHT office from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

The third one will also be held at the RLHT office from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 26.

FMI: acolello@rlht.org.

Loon Echo annual meeting set

RAYMOND — The Loon Echo Land Trust will hold its 28th Annual Meeting Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Camp Nashoba North.

Organizational members, campaign donors and interested residents from the area are invited to attend. Reservations must be made by Monday, Aug. 17.

The event will begin with wine, appetizers and socializing followed by short presentation of the Crooked River Forests and Raymond Community Forest projects, followed by an election of the Board of Directors.

The cost of the event with a camp-cooked dinner is $25 per person.

The event will be held rain or shine.

RSVP: 207-647-4352, ext. 301, membership@LELT.org.

Archaeology talk in Wayne

WAYNE — Wayne’s Cary Library will present an archaeology talk about the oldest standing wooden building in the world at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

In 1990, Dr. Richard Liebhart began an architectural study of the tomb chamber believed to be that of the historical King Midas. Located in Gordion, in what is now Turkey, this project has evolved to include structural and environmental monitoring and conservation for the tomb, which dates to ca. 740 BCE and is probably that of the father of Midas. At 2,750 years old, the tomb chamber is the oldest standing wooden building in the world.

Cary library is located at 17 Old Winthrop Road in downtown Wayne, just off Route 133. All are welcome and the library is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.

FMI: 207-685-3612.

Leeds to host meeting on EMR Program

LEEDS — Turner Rescue, in conjunction with the town of Leeds, will host an informational meeting to discuss establishing an Emergency Medical Responder program for the community of Leeds at 6:30 p.m Sunday, Aug. 23, at DFD Russell Medical Center.

This session will be open to all members of the public — for those interested in learning about EMS or interested in becoming an emergency medical responder in Leeds.

For more information call 207-225-3353 and ask for Chief Toby Martin.

Calling all walkers

Staff members from the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter are going on the road to Lewiston, Auburn and Norway in preparation for the state’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in September and October.

Have a question about a specific walk? Need help signing up? Looking for fundraising strategies? The Chapter is offering to assist the public with anything pertaining to the walk.

Staff will be in Lewiston from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Forage Market, 180 Lisbon St.; in Auburn, from noon to 2:30 p.m., same date, at Cafe LA, 49 Spring St.; in Norway from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Cafe Nomad, 450 Main St.

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