Tag Archives: family

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 […]

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 […]

The lies parents tell themselves and others

I haven’t been a parent long, but it’s been long enough to know that half the things I said I’d always or never do before kids were lies. I guess that’s why always and never are two words we should always remember never to use eh? Here’s a few lies we told ourselves and anyone […]

Second couple says ‘I do’ at Camden National Bank in Bangor

If something happens twice, does that make it a trend? If so, Camden National Bank staff may be onto something big. A second couple was married at the bank’s Exchange Street branch in Bangor recently, following the lead of a couple from Hermon who was married there last month. According to bank officials, the groom […]

Study: Maine ranked 2nd best place to have baby

A new study by WalletHub listed Maine as the second best state in the country to have a new baby in part because of the low average hospital delivery charges and access to pediatric care. Rankings were based equally on three categories –budget considerations, health care conditions and overall “babyfriendliness,” a news release about the findings said. Under […]