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RECOVERY ROCKS

Will I ever get it?

on Aug. 28, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
When the addict or alcoholic asks, “Will I ever get it?” We are referencing sobriety and the promises it holds. We are also describing the numerous and seemingly bottomless pitfalls of fear and shame that exist along the path to recovery and self acceptance. If you’ve never experienced addiction or …

Fall Prevention week-fall screening

By Lesley Fernow on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, Monument Square, Dover-Foxcroft For more information: 207-564-2872 Join the Maine Highlands Senior Center and Thriving in Place Collaborative to help Prevent FallsStory continues below advertisement. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury …

Fall Prevention week-fall screening

By Lesley Fernow on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Dexter Family Practice, 51 High St, Dexter For more information: 207-924-7349; dexterfamilypractice.com Join the Maine Highlands Senior Center and Thriving in Place Collaborative to help Prevent FallsStory continues below advertisement. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and …

Fall Prevention week-fall screening

By Lesley Fernow on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Friends of Community Fitness, 31 High St, Guilford, Maine For more information: 207-876-4813; friendsoffitness.org Join the Maine Highlands Senior Center and Thriving in Place Collaborative to help Prevent FallsStory continues below advertisement. While falls are the leading cause of both …

Fall prevention week

By Lesley Fernow on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Milo Town HAll, 6 Pleasant St, Milo For more information: 207-992-6822 Join the Maine Highlands Senior Center and Thriving in Place Collaborative to help Prevent FallsStory continues below advertisement. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal …
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

Summertime sadness: Saying goodbye to the Maine summer

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
It turned chilly outside this week. After a very long and very hot summer, you would think I would be thankful. I am, after all, a Texas girl who moved to Maine, in part, to escape the heat. But, today, I feel the melancholy—the melancholy for summer that I feel …
SLOWER TRAFFIC

Has Bangor’s Folk Festival Served Its Purpose?

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
The American Folk Festival is in town, and like some Bangor residents who’ve lived here for ten years or more, I’ve become a bit blasé about it. It’s easy to forget what the folk festival has meant for the revival of Bangor’s downtown and waterfront, and thus it was gratifying …
SOONER OR LIGHTER

Renting clothes is the answer for larger and getting smaller women

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Everybody deserves to look their best and feel their best knowing they’re dressed in stylish, well-tailored, flattering clothes – even overweight women. But a lot of bigger women will tell you that finding clothes that make them look and feel good is not easy. The clothes finding challenges start in …

Mantis Yoga for Kids

By Holly Twining on Aug. 27, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Om Land Yoga, 6 State Street Suite 100, …

One Million Ways to Show Support

By Joanne Fortin on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
Fort Kent ~ The twenty-sixth annual Tour de la Vallee, the primary fundraising event for the Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund, was held on August 21, with the event starting line at the Lion’s Pavilion at Riverside Park in Fort Kent. An impressive ninety-five volunteers, individuals and civic and …
RECOVERY ROCKS

Governor LePage you’re undeniably a homophobe

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
I have about as much interest in discussing Governor LePage as an ongoing embarrassment to Maine as I have in knocking down a brick wall with my forehead. I do feel compelled however to point out the obvious that many may overlook: By calling Representative Drew Gattine a “cocksucker”, you …

NAMI Basics Course for Parents Offered in Guilford

By Beth Ranagan on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Caring for a child with a diagnosed or emerging emotional or behavioral disorder can be challenging at best, especially without a strong support system, knowledge about available treatments, and self-care techniques. As a speech-pathologist working with families and children, I witnessed the significant difficulties that parents, foster parents, and grandparents …
CATCHING HEALTH

Being in a wheelchair hasn’t prevented these people from playing an energetic game of tennis

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Adaptive sports give new life to many people with a variety of disabilities. That includes wheelchair tennis, a program offered by Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.

CDC urges Maine residents and visitors to take precautions as tickborne diseases surge

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — As the warm weather continues and Maine residents and visitors all the outdoor activities the state has to offer, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to take the necessary precautions to avoid tick bites. The CDC has received a record number of reports …
CREATIVE HEALTH

Why am I crying?? The surprise connections between music listening & emotion

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
Do you ever start crying when you listen to music? Turns out there is some science to that.

Wilderness First Responder Course at Camp Beech Cliff MDI

By Owen Cassidy on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. …
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A senator’s daughter raised EpiPen prices from $57 to $600

By Anna Edney and Billy House, Bloomberg on Aug. 24, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
If lawmakers follow the usual script, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch could get called up to Capitol Hill next month to explain her company’s justification for raising the price on the life-saving allergy shot. But that could be awkward.

Low-Cost Wellness & Microchip Clinic

By Community Spay Neuter Clinic on Aug. 24, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, 321 Lewiston Rd., Topsham, Maine For more information: 207-721-8395; facebook.com/events/1603067633324134/ Join us for our monthly pet wellness clinic at CSNC! Story continues below advertisement. SERVICES: Exam fee – $5 Rabies vaccine – $15 Distemper vaccine – $15 …

Mizpah’s First Friday of the Month Mass

By Michael Corbin on Aug. 24, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Mizpah, 126 Doucette Road, Grand Isle, ME For more information: 207.728.3129; facebook.com/mizpah.isle/ Mizpah’s First Friday of the Month MassStory continues below advertisement. Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. After mass, please join us for free light refreshments …

Hospice of Southern Maine Community Forum: End of Life Conversations: What to Say and Do

By Broadreach Public Relations on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Maine For more information: 207-289-3640; hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/thresholds Hospice of Southern Maine is proud to host a series of Community Forums to guide community members on what to say and do when having end-of-life conversations. …