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03/03/2016 – Winter Senior Social

Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Rotary to sponsor 
Winter Senior Socials beginning in January!

HELP, Helping Elders Live in Place, a program of Rangeley Health and Wellness, 
was developed by a group of active volunteers who came together to explore how 
to help seniors in the Rangeley area live in their homes for as long as possible and 
remain an active part of the community.  This winter HELP will be launching 
Winter Senior Socials to help seniors counteract the isolation and loneliness that 
may accompany winter snow and freezing temperatures.  Fun activities, hot soup, 
and a listening ear will be freely provided at Winter Senior Socials which will be 
held in the Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd every Thursday from 
10:00am to 2:00pm, January through April.  Cribbage, chess, checkers, board 
games, knitting circles, fly tying, sharing stories, music and activities chosen by 
those participating will warm the heart and be the perfect anecdote to cabin fever.  
The Food Pantry will be open for shopping during the afternoon.  This program is 
generously funded by Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Rotary.  The 
first Winter Senior Social with be held on Thursday January 7th. Come alone or 
bring a friend and share a hot meal and good conversation; we would love to see 
you! If you are interested in volunteering your time or would like to donate a pot 
of soup or baked goods please call Marge Miller at 864-5383.  
Other HELP programs include Neighbors Calling Neighbors, a phone service for 
home bound seniors, and HELP Adult Respite Care, a day program for cognitively 
impaired seniors due to open in January. If you would like more information about 
HELP or any of the senior programs that they provide, please visit our website at 
www.rangeleyhealthandwellness.com/seniors or give us a call at 864-4397 ext. 4.

02/09/2016 – Ecumenical food pantry

 

THE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RANGELEY AREA IS OPEN EACH TUESDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME IN, CHECK US OUT, AND LEARN WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT.WE ARE LOCATED IN THE UNDERCROFT OF THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH) ON MAIN STREET IN RANGELEY.

 

01/28/2016 – Winter Senior Social

Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Rotary to sponsor 
Winter Senior Socials beginning in January!

HELP, Helping Elders Live in Place, a program of Rangeley Health and Wellness, 
was developed by a group of active volunteers who came together to explore how 
to help seniors in the Rangeley area live in their homes for as long as possible and 
remain an active part of the community.  This winter HELP will be launching 
Winter Senior Socials to help seniors counteract the isolation and loneliness that 
may accompany winter snow and freezing temperatures.  Fun activities, hot soup, 
and a listening ear will be freely provided at Winter Senior Socials which will be 
held in the Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd every Thursday from 
10:00am to 2:00pm, January through April.  Cribbage, chess, checkers, board 
games, knitting circles, fly tying, sharing stories, music and activities chosen by 
those participating will warm the heart and be the perfect anecdote to cabin fever.  
The Food Pantry will be open for shopping during the afternoon.  This program is 
generously funded by Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Rotary.  The 
first Winter Senior Social with be held on Thursday January 7th. Come alone or 
bring a friend and share a hot meal and good conversation; we would love to see 
you! If you are interested in volunteering your time or would like to donate a pot 
of soup or baked goods please call Marge Miller at 864-5383.  
Other HELP programs include Neighbors Calling Neighbors, a phone service for 
home bound seniors, and HELP Adult Respite Care, a day program for cognitively 
impaired seniors due to open in January. If you would like more information about 
HELP or any of the senior programs that they provide, please visit our website at 
www.rangeleyhealthandwellness.com/seniors or give us a call at 864-4397 ext. 4.

Breakfast with Santa on December 5th at the Wilhelm Reich Museum

Breakfast with Santa on December 5th at the Wilhelm Reich Museum

Rangeley, Maine — Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be visiting the children again this year on Saturday December 5th at the Conference Center at the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley from 8 to 11 a.m. Come and enjoy another great “Breakfast With Santa.” We never know what Santa’s elves…

Start Planning for Maine’s Fall Foliage Season

AUGUSTA, Maine – While the State of Maine is enjoying an abundance of sunshine and beautiful late summer weather, now is the time to start planning your fall foliage trip. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) and the Maine Office of Tourism will provide an update on gradual change…

Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association’s 7th Annual Turkey Shoot on October 4th

The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will be hosting its 7thAnnual Turkey Shoot at the Association’s rifle and pistol range on Sunday,October 4, 2015. Registration is from 10AM-11AM. No additional shooters can be accepted after registration closes. Competition will begin promptly at 11 AM. Shooters will have the chance to win a turkey or…

08/20/2015 – Annual frog-jumping contest

The annual Frog Jumping contest will leap onto the scene again at this 
year’s Blueberry Festival on Thursday, August 20th at the Episcopal Church 
in Rangeley.  All frogs and toads can sign up for the contest starting at 12:30 
PM; the contest begins at 1:00 PM.  Come try your luck at beating the record 
of 47.5 inches!  Have no fear, if your little jumper is too small or not feisty 
enough to jump that far, prizes will be awarded in many different categories.  
Please be sure to catch and release your amphibian in the same location, to 
keep him or her happy (and alive!).  Arrive early to try to catch your own 
right at the festival site, if necessary.   A limited supply of buckets and nets 
are available to borrow, but bring your own if you have them.  
Jump at the chance to be part of this event!   Call Liz at 864-2426 for 
more information, or to volunteer for this fun event.  We need catchers, 
judges, and people to help register contestants.

08/20/2015 – Rangeley Lakes Blueberry Festival

Link –  08/20/2015 – Rangeley Lakes Blueberry Festival

08/09/2015 – "Exploring the Natural World," science program

Natural Science Programs

Inspired by Wilhelm Reich’s interest in the natural environment, the Wilhelm Reich Museum began its Natural Science Program in 1989. Today this program provides year-round environmental educational and recreational activities for all ages, available free of charge to the general public.

Throughout the summer, naturalists and environmental educators utilize Orgonon’s 175 acre property of fields, forests, trails, wetlands and shore frontage on Dodge Pond–plus our sheltered Outdoor Classroom and Conference Building–to share their knowledge of the Rangeley Lakes habitat. During the other seasons, the museum sponsors family-oriented workshops, community events, and outreach programs to local schools.

Here are the programs for the Summer of 2015:

July 5
“Bat Monitoring at Lake Umbagog”
with Wildlife Biologist Sierra Marchacos

July 12
“Herbal Medicine Making”
with Herbalist Abbi Mountain

July 19
“Exploring the Natural World”
with Expert Naturalist Warren Balgooyen

July 26
“Climate Change in Maine”
with Maine Climatologist Sean Birkel

August 2
“Animals of Maine”
with State Park Manager Bruce Farnum

August 9
“Hiking the Grounds of Orgonon”
with Americorps hiking trail expert Amanda Gardner

August 16
“Permaculture with Natural Ecosystems”
with Scott Vlaun from Center for Energy-Based Economy

August 23
“Mushrooms in Maine”
with Michaeline Mulvey

August 30
“Signs of the Changing Season”
with Maine Master Naturalist Beth Maddaus

Program Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sundays in July and August, rain or shine. Free of charge. For more information, call 207-864-3443.

Meeting Place: Meet at the Outdoor Classroom of the Wilhelm Reich Museum. Drive past the white Office & Conference Building, take the right fork up the hill to the museum parking lot.

Dress Appropriately: These nature programs will include some hiking on the museum’s trails. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather and bug conditions.

Talk and booksigning at Rangeley Public Library, Friday July 17th at 2 pm.

Talk and booksigning at Rangeley Public Library, Friday July 17th at 2 pm.

Historian of Science James Strick, a professor at Franklin and Marshall College, will give a talk and sign copies of his new book, Wilhelm Reich, Biologist from Harvard University Press, at Rangeley Public Library.  Strick did extensive research on Reich’s laboratory microbiology experiments, both at the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley and at the Reich…

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