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Join us in the Sebago Lake Room at the Municipal Center for tea and snacks, and spend time with some wonderful speakers who will share their stories and life experiences with us.
Jan 26. Maine author Dr. Rob Sanford will be our guest at the Tea & Talk at Standish Municipal Center on January 26 at 1pm. Sanford is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Southern Maine. He will visit with us and talk about his book titled “Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England’s Past.”
Have you ever come across stone walls, barbed wire, and other evidence of life gone by while walking in the woods? Sanford will discuss some techniques for interpreting these human artifacts and remnants of history often found in rural Maine. Participants are also invited to share their own insights and experiences with local landscapes.
Feb 23. Barbara Brewer
Barbara Brewer will be our guest at the Tea & Talk at Standish Municipal Center on February 23 at 1 pm. Brewer is currently a Standish town employee and public water enthusiast. She will be discussing the early history of the Portland Water District and her book “Drink It In: How Sebago Lake Became Portland’s Greatest Asset”. Her presentation will include highlights of some local history and landmarks through old photos and news articles. Brewer will have extra copies of her book available in exchange for a small donation to the Standish Food Pantry ($15 suggested).
March 23 Scott Lindsay, Maine Fish & Wildlife
Scott Lindsay, Regional Biologist with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW) will talk to us about the many roles the department has in helping to preserve and conserve Maine’s wildlife and wild spaces. He will talk to us about Steep Falls Wildlife Management Area, its history, purpose, importance, how to access it, and what types of recreation are allowed.
April 27 Dee Saffrey, Storyteller
Dee Saffery is a professional storyteller who will share the art of storytelling. She will illustrate the various aspects of this art with both published stories and personal ones from her career as a US Naval officer, hospital hotel manager, travel agent, hospice and hospital chaplain staff member,r and as a world traveler.