08/30/2018

Hummies Are Leaving

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The first wave, males, started their journey a couple of weeks ago. Over the weekend the numbers thinned, females. That leaves the juveniles fattening themselves as they ready for their flitght to Brazil for the winter.

There is still some bickering at the feeders, just much less of it. The hummies awre spending a lot of time visiting the flowers, not as much the feeders.

Best guess - I count 5 or 6 hummies, whic probably means double that.
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08/05/2018

Japanese Barberry Linked To Lyme Disease Is Now Banned In Maine

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Japanese barberry may be fueling the spread of Lyme disease, something we have known for at least a few years.

"They're definitely a tick magnet . They're very much a tick magnet and they not only are a tick magnet; they're a mouse magnet and mice is where Lyme disease is reservoired," Fish said.

Researchers in Connecticut found "managing Japanese barberry will have a positive effect on public health" by reducing the number of ticks that carry Lyme disease.

If you have Japanese Barberry, consider destroying it.

Click on the link below for more info from WGME.

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08/02/2018

Fundraiser For Jamie MacLean Friday, August 10, West Bay Hall, 7 p.m - 10: p.m.

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The fundraiser will be in West Bay hall on Friday, August 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by local talent and all entertainers are welcome to join in.

Refreshments will include tea, coffee, snacks and sweets.

50/50 tickets will be available as well as a Mystery Box Raffle and bake sale.

Jamie is the son of Jimmy MacLean and Linda Campbell of Marble Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  

Jamie was diagnosed with MS a few years ago and has been fighting an uphill  battle since.  

Stem cell treatment offers the potential to improve Jamie's quality of life. Stem cell treatment is available in Mexico but not Canada.

It is very important to all who know and love Jamie that he be given the opportunity to have this possible life changing surgery.  

This surgery is very expensive so we are reaching out to family, friends and anyone else who would like to join us in Jamie's fight against MS.  

Thank you to all who participate.

Donations accepted at West Bay Post Office.

This Go Fund Me page is for Jamie MacLean.  

https://www.gofundme.com/jamie-maclean