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Archive for October 2011

Free energy-upgrade forum for homeowners

A free forum for homeowners highlighting low-interest financing opportunities for home energy upgrades will be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 12 at Lewiston City Hall, 27 Pine Street.

The forum touts Efficiency Maine’s Property Assessed Clean Energy Loan Program (PACE). The evening is sponsored by the Lewiston Energy Committee, the Auburn Energy Committee, Maine Partners for Cool Communities, Efficiency Maine Trust and the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce.

Various presentations will be made to include Efficiency Maine’s Residential Program Specialist Dana Fischer talking about energy audits, upgrade basics and paying for energy efficiency and weatherization through the PACE Loan Program. A Maine PACE loan is taken by a property owner to finance the cost of making a qualified whole house energy upgrade with eligible energy savings improvements to the property.

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Museum L-A offers tour of Lufthansa project

Museum L-A is offering a rare chance to see the Lockheed “Super Star” reconstruction project with a behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday, October 15. The tour begins at Museum L-A at 9 a.m. for a brief bus ride to the Lufthansa site at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport. The bus will return to Museum L-A around noontime.

Reconstruction of this historic airplane has captured the imagination of the L-A communities and has attracted aviation enthusiasts from far and wide. Lufthansa’s non-profit foundation purchased three rare Lockheed L-1649A Starliner aircraft in a private sale in Auburn and is overseeing the restoration of one of these aircraft. The “Super Star” was the culmination of propeller-driven transport aircraft. Lufthansa Technik began the challenging work in 2008 to restore a historic Lufthansa aircraft to airworthy condition.

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