According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there are two categories of patients who are good candidates for surgery: patients who have a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has diminished their function and self-esteem, and patients with a strong self-image who are bothered by a physical characteristic that they'd like to improve or change. Read More
    Dotted with islands, mills, cities, towns, and a whole lot of wilderness, the Penobscot has inspired poetry, paintings, songs, stories, and even a scene in Tom Clancy’s submarine novel, “The Hunt for Red October.” Read More
    The 2017 Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta will be held June 28 – July 2 in Old Town. Racers will maneuver down a 9.5-mile section of the river from Old Town to Eddington restored after the removal of the Veazie and Great Works dams through the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Read More
    As Raylin Wiggin explained when asked why he and his then-girlfriend...chose to go rafting on the Penobscot river: “We were looking for something exciting to build that adrenaline and give us that stronger connected bond.” He had the impression that the West Branch offered the most exciting rafting. In fact, they ended up rafting it on multiple occasions. Read More
    We always remember milk and cookies for Santa, but what about the reindeer? The team of four-legged, hoofed creatures who fly through the night, carrying a heavy sleigh, the Jolly Big Man, and piles of presents. We might think to leave them some carrots, but they… Read More
    If one of your holiday tasks is shipping gifts to family and friends across the nation, knowing a few tips and tricks will ensure your packages get to them in time for the festivities. From shipping deadlines to packaging, there are many factors to consider when… Read More
    Protect your grandchild’s future with life insurance (Family Features) Tired of purchasing toys that break or that her grandchildren will outgrow, 62-year-old Barbara Carlson* decided the holidays were a perfect time to purchase a gift that will continue to protect both of her grandchildren well into… Read More
    This season, let your creative side shinewith thoughtful gifts that are fun to create and add cheer to the lives of those you love. Turning everyday items from ordinary to extraordinary, Erica Domesek, creator of the lifestyle site “P.S. – I made this,” offers these affordable,… Read More
    “I don’t know what that is,” said Julie Winzler, eyeing a charred piece of trash before dropping it in a bag. Leaning over a fire pit, she continued to pluck out bits of tinfoil and beer cans. It may not be glamorous, but as environmental steward… Read More
    Homeowners looking to save on energy bills can start right at the front door. Evaluating your main entry door at least once annually for its operational capabilities and energy efficiency features is good practice, say experts. “Most homeowners can get years of service out of their… Read More
    With today’s rising cost of energy and increasing code requirements, it only makes “cents” to insulate with the best material available. Sprayfoam insulation is the highest R-value per inch of thickness of any insulating material available. It also provides an air and moisture barrier, as well as a… Read More
    There’s no place like home. For seniors who want to “age in place” in their own houses, the Eastern Area Agency on Aging has hands available through its EZ Fix program to help make that easier to do. Small modifications — such as removing hazards around… Read More
    MILFORD — When Dr. Energy Saver comes calling, homeowners save energy and money. And the savings can be significant. In 2012, Milford-based contractor Keith Trembley acquired the Dr. Energy Saver Home Services franchise for Maine. Based in Connecticut, Dr. Energy Saver “is the largest… Read More