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Ribbon Tree at Dempsey Center

When Linda and I attended the 8th Annual Dempsey Challenge press conference at the Dempsey Center in Lewiston on September 30 we were moved by a beautiful Ribbon Tree painting covered with dozens of colorful ribbons. We asked Maureen Higgins, LCSW who is the Cancer Health Outreach Educator, what the ribbons signified? She said the rainbow of colorful ribbons reflect all the types of cancer that are in the world today. We were both surprised to know there are so many different types of cancer and that each has a color to represent it for the support of the patient, survivors and their loved ones.
 

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: DAVID MALLETT

The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents singer-songwriter David Mallet, one of America’s true troubadours on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick. David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic. ...
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Ribbon Tree at Dempsey Center

When Linda and I attended the 8th Annual Dempsey Challenge press conference at the Dempsey Center in Lewiston on September 30 we were moved by a beautiful Ribbon Tree painting covered with dozens of colorful ribbons. We asked Maureen Higgins, LCSW who is the Cancer Health Outreach Educator, what the ribbons signified? She said the rainbow of colorful ribbons reflect all the types of cancer that are in the world today. We were both surprised to know there are so many different types of cancer and that each has a color to represent it for the support of the patient, survivors and their loved ones....
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Harvest on the Harbor™ 2016 Was Another Huge Success

Harvest on the Harbor™ 2016 Was Another Huge Success Harvest on the Harbor is sponsored by American Lamb Board, Bangor Savings Bank, Constellation Brands, Lexus, Native Maine, Seacoast Coffee Company, Shipyard, and Whole Foods. Community partners include: 58 Fore Street | The Portland Company, Boothbay Harbor Claw Down, Coffee by Design, the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Headlight AV, Hyatt Place Portland, Maine Magazine, Mainely SEO, O’Maine Studios, Portland Downtown, Portland Press Herald, Teenie Greenies Microgreens, Townsquare Media, WGME, WPFO and Yelp. Harvest on the Harbor™ will benefit Full Plates Full Potential, with a mission of ending childhood hunger in Maine. Stefanie Manning and Gabrielle Garofalo are partners in S&G, LLC, the new holding company for Harvest on the Harbor™. The partnership began over twenty years ago when they worked together at Newsweek magazine in New York City. Since then they have remained business colleagues and friends with a passion for marketing, events, and all things culinary. In 2010, when working together on a multiday event for O, The Oprah Magazine, they decided to put their talents and resources together to create their own business. In 2016 that was realized with the purchase of the Harvest on the Harbor™ assets from the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau. Linda Perry (aka Coastal Foodie) • Photos by Charles Crosby...
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Limits on single-use bags, Styrofoam packaging a step in the right direction for Topsham

We are Topsham residents who support local ballot initiatives #1 and #2. We take this position because we believe that pervasive fossil fuel substances like plastic bags and Styrofoam adversely affect the health of our environment and the health of the living creatures which depend on it. Ballot issue #1 would impose a five-cent fee on each single-use plastic or paper bag used to package our purchases at checkout in stores with greater than two percent food sales. This small fee when imposed in other Maine communities has resulted in an increase in the use of reusable bags—without causing undue hardship. Ballot issue #2 would prohibit the use of polystyrene foam food and beverage containers. There are reasonably priced alternatives to these materials, and most Topsham restaurants have already chosen to use them. We know that passage of these ordinances will not solve all the problems of pervasive environmental plastic and Styrofoam because the problem is too large for one small community to address. However, if we join other communities in limiting these pollutants, we can begin to make a difference. Portland, South Portland, York, Falmouth, and Freeport are communities that have already adopted similar ordinances. We can join their effort. With passage of these initiatives, individuals will be encouraged to bring their own bags to grocery stores when they shop. If they do, they will avoid the five cent fee. Portland’s Hannaford grocery store noted that the percentage of customers who came with their own bags went from about 10% to more than 80% after implementation of these ordinances. Millions of single-use bags were kept out of the waste stream in Portland. Concern for low income residents has led to a provision of the bag ordinance in Topsham that gives SNAP recipients a grace period of one year before a fee is charged. Also, a local group, Midcoast BYOB, has raised money to give away five thousand bags that will be distributed through local agencies. We urge our fellow citizens to support these initiatives on November 8th. We care about our community and know that you do, too. Please vote. Lynne and Edward Caswell More detailed information about these specific ordinances with more information about the economic and environmental reasons for accepting them is available at a local site, bringyourownbag.info

Harpswell Aging at Home New Resources - Contractor Referral List and Home Repairs Team

Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH) is a community organization helping older adults address the challenges of aging at home. HAH's overall goal is helping older adults find the services they need. The article describes two new community resources available to Harpswell Residents....
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VOTING BEGINS NOW FOR TOP 50 COACHES IN U.S. CELLULAR’S MOST VALUABLE COACH PROGRAM

Coach Daniel Cooper in Brunswick is among the Top 50 Coaches...
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Don't be left on the outside wanting in next season!

Get Best Seats at the Best Prices! Subscribe to the 2017 Season Now to Save up to 40% OFF individual tickets. ...
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New Events Headline 2016 Harvest on the Harbor Food & Drink Festival

PORTLAND, ME - Harvest on the Harbor™, Portland, Maine’s annual food & drink festival, will feature a delicious, diverse and engaging line-up of events from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 58 Fore Street | The Portland Company and around downtown Portland. In its ninth year and under new ownership, the multiday celebration will help tell the story of Maine’s local food and beverage scene and benefit Full Plates Full Potential in an effort to help end childhood hunger in Maine. This year’s events include:...
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Coastal foodie

Pumpkin Season is Here Autumn is the time for cooking with Pumpkins so why not try some of these recipes to spice up traditional brownies, cheesecake and even coffee! by Linda Perry Enjoy!...
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Brunswick writer releases new book

Brunswick writer Paul Betit talks about his new book Let Me Tell A Story at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov 4, in the Morrill Meeting Room...
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Candidates Forum at Brunswick UU Church

Candidates for Maine Senate Districts 23 and 24 will answer questions at a Forum on issues of inequality on October 5th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. The Forum will run from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. The Church is located at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick, across from the Curtis Library. The Forum is free and open to the public. ...
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Knitting for Anyone

Join other knitters of all levels in "The Room" on Monday, Oct. 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. A fun place to bounce ideas and projects...
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Bowdoinham Days!

Celebrate Bowdoinham! Along the Cathance River ...
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Maine's Harvest Miss Pageant

October 1, 2016 in Damariscotta. The official preliminary pageant for the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant to be held in Saco in 2017. ...
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THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY is a Hit at Portland Stage

Opening night of THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY at Portland Stage (PS) was a blast and I loved the show. McCourt's irreverent musical is co-produced by PS and Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) as a way to extend both of their seasons. This uplifting musical celebrates all things Irish (definitely not the British), in a comical way, in the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries...
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