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Everything INCLUDING The Kitchen Sink Sale benefits Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County on April 7, 8, and 9

By Meg Klingelhofer on March 28, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
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Everything you thought you knew about Lyme disease is wrong

on March 28, 2017, at 1:03 p.m.
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Sap buckets around a neighborhood in Belfast wait to be emptied by Sasha Kutsy and her family Wednesday. The family gathers sap from neighbor trees to make around two gallons of maple syrup.

Maple syrup isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life

By Abigail Curtis on March 28, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
“As February rolls around and we are so eager for spring to come, this is a sign that it’s on its way.”
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BELFAST, Maine -- 03/22/2017 -- Sasha Kutsy (right) carefully pours sap into a container held by daughter, Mirabelle Kutsy-Durbin, 11, from in a maple tree in their neighborhood in Belfast Wednesday. The family gathers sap from neighbor trees to make around two gallons of maple syrup. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Making maple syrup a family affair

By Ashley Conti on March 28, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop Offered by the PCSWCD in Partnership with MOFGA

By Joanna Tarrazi on March 27, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
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Clara Connolly, 8, looks out the window with Mango before cat yoga at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden Wednesday. The third Wednesday of every month, Coastal Maine Yoga provides free yoga classes with adoptable cats at the center.

Mainers can now do yoga with cats

By Abigail Curtis on March 27, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
“I love animals, and this was a really cool way to have a new experience.”
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NEWBURGH, Maine -- 03/25/2017 -- Lindell Smiley, 10, smiles as tap starts dripping from the tap he hammered into a maple tree at Nutkin Knoll Farm and Sugarworks in Newburgh Saturday as part of Maine Maple Sunday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Nearly 100 producers mark Maine Maple Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.
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Gardening – Let’s Talk About It! Stockton Springs Community Library Monthly Informal Gardening Discussions

By Pat Curley on March 26, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
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Two things that have changed my life this winter

on March 25, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
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Deadline approaching in Maine for SBA Working Capital Loans

on March 24, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
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Matt Bell tops off jars of beets with brine at Thirty Acre Farm. Besides traditional sauerkraut, they make a variety of other fermented vegetables and hot sauces. They grow the large majority of the organic vegetables on their farm in Whitefield.

Maine farmer turns fresh produce into funky ferments

By Lauren Abbate on March 24, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
“My hope was to just provide nutritious food to people. I think we’re definitely doing that by growing nutritious crops and them giving them further value through the fermentation process.”
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Do the public a favor and wear one of these when you get sick

on March 23, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
Do you know how to properly wear a face mask when you’re sick? If not, you should read this so you can keep your germs to yourself.
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Wyatt Beauchamp, 6, is held by his mother Kristin after he had a small seizure. Wyatt has epilepsy, which causes seizures that range from a few seconds of inactivity to major episodes when he falls to the floor and his body starts to shake. He has to wear a helmet to provide some protection during the numerous falls throughout the day.

Maine family seeks solutions to help child with epilepsy

By Abigail Curtis on March 22, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
Even though the family’s path has been hard and at times scary, it has been made a little easier thanks to the love and care from their expanding community. On this path, there is hope.
HOMESTEADING MISADVENTURES

Welcome to Homesteading (Mis)Adventures!

on March 21, 2017, at 6:40 p.m.
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Yarn of a different century: Traditional spinning takes center stage at Maine mill

By Micky Bedell on March 21, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
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Bartlettyarns newest owner, Lindsey Rice, watches as the mill's old 1948 mule spins yarn.

Yarn of a different century: Traditional spinning takes center stage at Maine mill

By Lauren Abbate on March 21, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
“I love the old machinery. It does a fantastic job. We’re producing something more of quality than quantity.”
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How to know when your kid is playing hookie from school

on March 21, 2017, at 9 a.m.
I accused my first grader of trying to skip school and then this happened.
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Cassidy Charette with her “adopted” sheep, Erwin, at Hart-to-Hart Farm Camp in 2012. The Albion Farm will host its first ShineOnCass Easter Egg Hunt, free to the community  April 9, 2 to 4 pm. Families are asked to bring pet items to be donated to the Waterville Area Humane Society in Cassidy’s honor.

Hart-to-Hart Farm hosts first community ShineOnCass Easter Egg Hunt

on March 20, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
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Pictured: An example weekly summer CSA share from Wandering Root Farm.

3rd Annual Farm and Fish Fair: Hosted by the Morris Farm

By Marvin Tala on March 20, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
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A new app launched by Forager 1 LLC, a group led by former CashStar CEO David Stone, aims to streamline transactions between local farmers and stores such as the Portland Co-op.

It just got easier for Mainers to get food from local farmers

By Darren Fishell on March 20, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
The company aims to improve transactions between small farmers and grocery stores or cooperatives, mostly by taking manual paperwork out of the equation.