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Ruth Frost, 64, of Hampden worked for 30 years in the family business and used a computer for billing and bookkeeping. To make herself more comfortable with  setting up and using her new home laptop for Facebook and other websites she signed up for a digital literacy class at Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
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Bangor computer program helps seniors surf the web safely and stay connected

“It’s not that I’m brand new to computers, but I only ever used it at work and never for myself. I get the devil all the time because I’m not on Facebook yet.”
Molly surveys the landscape from the steps of the lean-to at Site 105  during a recent camping trip to Cobscook Bay State Park.
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Solo camping is an act of solitude, confidence

“There are some decisions you can reach more easily alone than in even congenial company.”

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A 66-year-old woman from Maine is the oldest woman to ever swim across the English Channel.
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Maine woman breaks record in swim across the English Channel

Westbrook’s Pat Gallant-Charette has broken another record, this time swimming across the English Channel.
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A group of paddlers from UMPI puts in at Bissonette Bridge for a four-day canoe trip on the Allagash River in May.
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Appreciating nature through a newcomer’s eyes

“You don’t realize how much is up here until you see something like that. Not everyone has the opportunity to interact with wildlife on a regular basis. It’s nice to share that lifestyle with someone who appreciates it.”
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Living with the wilder side of my life

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Finding beauty where you are planted