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HOUSEWIFE PLUS

10 Times Housewife Plus caused a stir on Scary Mommy

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:03 p.m.
BDN blogger, Housewife Plus, is a popular voice on Scary Mommy. Here is a sample collection of her opinions that caused quite a stir among readers and left scorch marks in the comment sections.

2017 Aldermere Farm apprenticeship applications due Feb. 1

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.

Deadline extended to Feb. 1 for 2017 Master Gardener volunteers training

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.

Become Your Own Handi-person with Les Fossel

By Marianne Pinkham on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
Livestock such as these cattle can be seen at the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg in this October 2014 file photo.

This club will teach Maine children how to raise, market livestock

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
With the new club educating children and families on what exactly goes into raising a variety of different animals, Judy Smith said they will be more informed about what exactly goes into raising the food they consume.
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Farmer Michael Hayden of Folklore Farm in Cherryfield helps students pick vegetables to take home on Thursday at his pop-up farm stand at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge.

How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
“Food insecurity is such a big issue in Washington County,” Wendy Harrington, the director of service programs at the mission’s Down East campus in Cherryfield, said.
MADE IN MAINE

‘Life’s too short to carry a brown and black purse’

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
Janell Fox never meant for this to happen. But as she sliced through a sheath of soft, navy leather on the table in front of her with her rotary cutter, she smiled. It had become a true joy in her life.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

Betty White is trending in the news, no she is not dead

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1:14 p.m.
LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY

If you want some results, make some changes

on Jan. 15, 2017, at 8:30 p.m.
PEN AND POTATO

Feeling blue? Rub some dirt on it

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:51 p.m.

How one company eliminated food waste: The ‘landfill can no longer be an option’

By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The “landfill can no longer be an option for any food, for any reason,” Thomas McQuillan said.
POLL QUESTION
High school senior Franci Bliss, 17, of Portland is a certified doula who has assisted in around 15 births since August.

17-year-old finds passion for birthwork while becoming a doula

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Regardless where the future takes her, helping others will be at the center of her plans.

European Farmers Market

By Terri Sleeper on Jan. 13, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.

State clears Turner egg facility of all animal cruelty charges

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:50 a.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has cleared an out-of-state egg processor of all allegations of animal cruelty at its Turner facility.
Three roosting chickens are the focus of the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster, which was released by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association this week.

Maine association unveils 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 12, 2017, at 3:57 p.m.
The poster represents the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, which will be be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 24.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

One mother’s inspiring story of overcoming loss

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.
Bangor artist Hannah Kreitzer of Hallowbone said that art is how she makes sense of things and is a language that co

Sense of wonder flows through Bangor artist’s creations

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
She finds inspiration in archaeology, ancient history, ecology, music, scavenger animals and outer space.
David Handley will describe the where and how of growing strawberries and raspberries at a free talk on Tuesday, January 17, at 2 p.m. in Belfast Free Library.

Learn How to Grow Strawberries & Raspberries in Your Own Yard

By BelfastGardenClub on Jan. 11, 2017, at 5:32 p.m.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

How you can still help with the Women’s March on Washington

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Visitors and vendors can be seen during the annual State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center in this January 2011 file photo.

LePage: Maine agriculture ‘can become a major industry, not just a boutique industry’

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“Where [farmers] are all spread out on the landscape during the growing season and the busy time of the year, I think the [trades show] is a good time to get everyone together.”