Monthly Archives: October 2012

Something Fowl in Durham

Durham’s Planning Board, responding to an Agricultural Commission proposal, scheduled a public hearing for 7:00 PM Wednesday 24 October 2012 in the Town Councils’ chambers at Town Hall on the issue of Raising of poultry and game birds for noncommercial purposes as an accessory … Continue reading

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Durham Marketplace Reopening

If everything goes right the Durham Marketplace should reopen this weekend. A small electrical fire in the gourmet cheese case generated enough smoke to trip the internal sprinkler system and the rest is history. Servpro had approximately 70 people on site … Continue reading

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Durham Marketplace Closed

The Durham Marketplace  will be closed for a couple of days due to a fire. I have not had a report on the cause of the fire or the extent of damage but I did notice employees busily working inside the store and … Continue reading

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Chocolate

Not sure what to do the weekend before Thanksgiving, consider The National Chocolate Show and Chicago Fine Chocolate Show going on 16 – 18 November at Navy Pier. Bad news, Navy Pier in November is apt to be cold; good news … Continue reading

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Vespa velutina

No, it is not the newest sexy Italian scooter. It is the latest in a line of predators threatening the friendly, industrious, little Honey Bee.  Called Frelon asiatique , in France and Asian predatory wasp outside of Quebec and northern Maine over here. It … Continue reading

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Durham Fowl Ordinance

This evening the Durham Planning Board scheduled a Public Hearing for Wednesday 24 October to gather public opinion and input on a proposal to allow fowl throughout the Town.

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Egg Products Inspection Act

HR 3798 is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives  To provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes. The short title is Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Chickens

I had an opportunity to tour various area gardens this week and one of the locations that we visited was Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth NH. This is a preserved historical site and not a recreated monument to the past. There are … Continue reading

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Numbers

Pi = 3.14159265 and on forever. One cubic inch is equivalent to .017316017316 US liquid quart. Have you ever been given such useful kitchen tools before in your life? The Culinary Institute of America teaches one gallon of water per pound of … Continue reading

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Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting – 2012

Annual Meeting and Conference will be held Saturday October 13, 2012 at: The Italian Heritage Center,  40 Westland Avenue,  Portland, Maine. Tentative Program Schedule 8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome from MSBA  President, Erin MacGregor-Forbes 9:15 … Continue reading

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