Feb. 1 was my one-year anniversary of practicing law at Mailloux and Marden. I cannot believe how fast the time went. I have certainly learned a lot about more “traditional” areas of legal practice, love continuing my veterans disability practice, and am grateful for the knowledgeable, patient, and downright “fun” mentoring of both Jeremy Marden and Randy Mailloux — but particularly Randy, from whom I am assuming responsibility for many existing and new cases. The supporting staff members have been quite helpful and really reinforce to me how it’s they — not necessarily the attorneys — who are the key to a successful law firm.

That’s a natural segue into a PSA about alpacas, right? Regional School Unit 3 Adult and Community Education is advertising a free alpaca course, “designed for anyone who is interested in learning about working with natural fibers, improving the quality of their herd or farm efficiency, or just interested in learning about these amazing animals.” The class is from March 8 to May 17, held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and will take place at the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, 141 Crosby Brook Road, Unity. To register, go online to rsu3.maineadulted.org, or call 568-3426.

The Adult and Community Education program will also have substitute teacher training on Feb. 9 and 16. The Mount View Complex recently had a remote learning day, in part due to lack of substitute teachers. So the opportunities are out there.

Stay safe!