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What is a Downeast Christmas?

What is a Downeast Christmas?

For those of us blessed to live in Downeast Maine, Christmas is indeed a special time of year.  Why?  Because Christmas here is more than a season; it is indeed, a feeling.  And for those of us lucky enough to live in Downeast Maine, it is a feeling that lives in our...
Thanks to you our community is healthier.

Thanks to you our community is healthier.

Dear Friend, Thanks to you, our community is healthier. Your neighbors are eating better. There is less hunger in Downeast Maine. Let me share Helen’s story (not her real name): Helen, a senior citizen, ran into a Women’s Health Resource Library board member with an...
Gratitude

Gratitude

If I kept a gratitude journal, which is what Oprah advises, it would be full. I cannot even begin to express the gratitude I feel for Milbridge, Maine. It isn’t about the breathtaking views (and I am beyond fortunate to have, perhaps, the best view from my office...
IUDs and Breastfeeding

IUDs and Breastfeeding

I am close to the end of my pregnancy and I plan to breastfeed.  What birth control is safe with breastfeeding?  It is really important to me to avoid another pregnancy for several years at least. Congratulations for choosing to breastfeed!  Breastfeeding is best for...
Hat’s Off to Mary Margaret O’Dowd

Hat’s Off to Mary Margaret O’Dowd

Mary Margaret O’Dowd has left us, perhaps for good.  But not before showing us, by her exuberant example, how to live life fully. When I first met Mary Margaret many years ago, I was struck by her positive energy.  And energy is one of the defining characteristics of...