Bangor native plays key role in designing children’s archaeology game

Jessica Rosenblatt, a Bangor native, recently helped create a new application for children designed to teach them about Israel and archaeology through play. “Dig Quest:  Israel” is a free educational app for iPhone and iPad users ages 7 to 11 that allows children to learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Lod Mosaic. During the […]

5 ‘no-bake’ ways to use up extra apples

The last of the apples from our backyard tree are sitting in the fridge slowly aging. We must have had nearly 100 apples either picked or dropped on the ground this year. Many were baked into pies, breads, juiced, eaten raw and thrown to the dog. Then I found myself sort of at a loss […]

Take a book, leave a book — Little Free Library goes up downtown

What is black and white and”read” all over? The little red, shingled wooden box full of books in Downtown Bangor of course. Central Street Farmhouse has added a “Little Free Library” to its pocket park and is encouraging area residents to take a book and return the same or different book at a later time. […]

Let’s Talk (about sex) Month: Planned Parenthood encourages going beyond ‘where babies come from’

Among other things, October is “Let’s Talk Month,” 31 days of sexual health organizations encouraging families to talk about sexuality and relationships. And this year, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England wants parents to go beyond the basics of where babies come from, and talk about making healthy decisions. The organization also wants families to […]

How to get away with not keeping a baby book

I received two beautiful baby books when The Bug was born. One I’ve written in a handful of times, the other is still in the box. It may be shocking considering she’s my first and usually baby number one has everything from a blink to the first haircut recorded. But that’s not to say I […]

Maine public housing programs to receive more than $400,000 in grants

Low income individuals and families throughout Maine may see a boost in programs designed to help them build marketable skills and find employment, thanks to a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to a press release from the offices of Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King, several housing authorities […]

US Department of Labor joins push for paid maternity, family leave

The US Department of Labor has joined President Obama and Democratic leaders, including Sen. Angus King I-Maine, in their push for paid maternity and family leave programs at the state level. Yesterday, the department announced it awarded three states and the District of Columbia $500,000 to fund feasibility studies on the development of implementation of […]