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Members of the Women's Society for Christian Service make pies on Sept. 16 in the kitchen of the Franklin Street United Methodist Church in Bucksport. The ladies will sell their pies at their weekly bake sale.

Endangered Maine ‘church ladies’ live their faith, support their communities

“In Maine, there’s a strong tradition of pulling together when someone is in need.”

Four ways to be sure it’s fall, without a calendar

This week, without fanfare, summer slipped quietly into fall. Judging by the weather, though, it’s hard to be sure. September so far has felt like …
The Eastern Area Agency on Aging group Active Agers takes a recent tour of the Orono Bog Boardwalk with a Maine naturalist.

How single Bangor-area seniors are combating isolation, inactivity

“We learned people really want to get out and do something.”
Linda Bean (left) and her daughter, Melissa Jones, both of Corinth, were among dozens of breast cancer survivors who took part in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in Bangor on Sunday.

Pink-clad Komen warriors race, walk toward cure for breast cancer

“It’s not a death sentence. It used to be a death sentence, but it’s not a death sentence anymore.”

Cracker Jack toy prizes are getting replaced by mobile phone games

Say it ain’t so! I recently read that Cracker Jack—the sweet-salty snack hailed as America’s original junk food—is replacing the iconic mystery prize found inside …
Stephen Fitz-Gerald metal sculptor with a parts of a large sculpture the &quotFlame of Inspiration" made by his father Clark Fitz-Gerald. The sculpture was taken down from the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine in Orono when the building was renovated. Stephen refinished and slightly modified his father's work to fit the new space. It will be reinstalled later this month.

After a son restored his father’s work, ‘The Flames of Inspiration’ will be rekindled

“He hoped the performances here at the arts center would inspire university students and that like flames the inspiration would spread,” the late artist’s son said.

Celebrating marriage at midlife and beyond

A lot of couples are celebrating impressive wedding anniversaries these days. Thirty years or more …