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Sea Level Rise in St. George

A beginning conversation on the impact of sea-level rise
To begin the process of assessing what rising sea levels mean for the Town of St. George, a coalition of committees and groups are supporting a community meeting at the Town Office on Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm.  
With more than 125 miles of water ocean/riverfront in St. George, rises in sea level affect much of the town. Already we have eroding shorelines, piers, and docks that flood in storm-driven tides, and occasional splash-over at vulnerable spots in the roads. 
At the November 14 meeting, several speakers who are already grappling with the impacts of sea-level rise on the local level will present different aspects of the issue.  Susie Arnold from the Island Institute will speak about the science of Sea Level Rise. Jeremy Bell from the Nature Conservancy will present the conservancy’s on-line mapping tool which shows how the coastline is affected by fluctuations in sea level. Bill Najpauer from the Midcoast Economic Development District will give examples of how some local towns in our area are approaching the issue. And Gabe McPhail, from Vinalhaven, will describe the work of their town’s Sea Level Rise Committee.
This meeting is supported by the Select Board, the Budget Committee, the Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, the Firefighters and Ambulance Association, the Community Development Corporation, and the St. George School. While focused on the impact of sea-level rise on St. George, participants from other midcoast communities are also welcome. For more information contact Select Board chair Richard Bates @ r.bates@stgeorgemaine.org.

Ocean View Grange Bean Supper

Ocean View Grange No. 463 Members and Friends

Our Grange(St. George Maine) is hosting a Bean Supper on Saturday, November 10, 2018. This is our annual Veterans Day Tribute Bean Supper. This is the 100th year since the Armistice was signed for WW I. Veterans Day falls on November 11th each year because it was at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the treaty ending the war was signed.

This year, as usual with all our Bean Suppers, Vets dine free as a small acknowledgment of our thanks and appreciation of their service.

The Bean Supper will be 5pm to 7pm (or when all the food and guests are gone) and will be $8.00…kids under 12 are free.

This year we will also be treated to music from the THUGS (aka Tenants Harbor Ukulele Group). It should be fun to have them there.

In further celebration of Veterans Day, we are again collecting Personal Care Items to be delivered to our Vets at Togus. VA Hospital. The items requested for both male and female patients are:

Large and Travel-sized his/her products preferred
-shaving cream, denture tablets/creams, razors/disposable/electric, deodorant, shampoo, lotion, body wash/lotion, mouthwash, bar soap, combs, wet wipes, brushes, kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes/covers, nail clippers, sun screen

Not needed – afghans, puzzles, used clothing, magazines older than 3 months, dental floss, hand lotion, blank greeting cards, used clothing/bedding/walkers/canes/crutches

You can bring your donations to the Grange on Saturday during the Bean Supper or at our meeting on Monday, November 12th.

Hope to see you there is you can make it.

Larry N Bailey