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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.”
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.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Healing is an act of courageousness

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.”
Madeline McAvey, 84, of Belfast receives meals from Meals on Wheels.
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An aging population means it’s never been more critical to address elder abuse

For elderly abuse victims facing suffering and fear in their last days, a compassionate response can’t come soon enough.
Ayurveda Yoga practitioner and teacher Deborah Keene (left) poses during one of her yoga classes at her studio in Liberty.
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‘My spirit is so happy’: Maine woman embraces mindful lifestyle, shares it with others

“Yoga is a sister practice to ayurveda,” she said. “It all focuses on oneness. Yoga is about the spirit, and ayurveda is about the body.”
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Living with the wilder side of my life

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Finding beauty where you are planted