Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Visit our new Butterfly Mural by Mural Artists

Olga Pastuchiv & Jane Page-Conway
(or visit us on YouTube!)

Mural artists Olga Pastuchiv and Jane Page-Conway have been working behind the scenes at Curtis Memorial Library to create a butterfly mural for the children’s garden. Eight panels in all, featuring larger than life views of butterflies of Maine and their nectar and food sources, will be installed on interior side of the children’s garden fence.

Olga and Jane were selected through a call for Maine artists by Cornerstones of Science, the national science literacy initiative originating from Curtis Memorial Library. Olga is a painter, illustrator and author. Jane is a photographer and artist.

The children’s garden is in its second year of renovation into a butterfly garden. It is to be used as a demonstration and teaching garden for those interested in creating butterfly habitats of their own, and a release area for monarch butterflies that are raised and tagged at the library each summer by Cornerstones of Science through the University of Kansas Monarch Watch program.

For more information contact Jocelyn Hubbell at 725-5242 x 238.

Friday, August 03, 2007

"Circuit Breaker" Property Tax and Rent Refunds

The pdf forms for the Property Tax and Rent Refunds are now available online.

The application period for the 2007 program (for refunds of property tax assessed and rent paid during 2006) will run between August 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008.

Click here for more information about the Tax and Rent Refund program