Families

Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

Taking Time Out From a Busy Schedule

For the past three months I’ve been taking some courses at the University of Southern Maine. It has been a wonderful, wonderful experience and the beginning of a journey that I expect will take several years. 

One of the things I’ve already learned is that I may only be able to take one course a semester because right now I’m also committed to my work — writing Catching Health, among other things. Taking two classes, one that meets all day long every Monday and another that meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning, has messed up my normal routine. So … what do you suppose I’ve given up these past three months?  Read more ...

Trick or Treat and a Halloween Candy Confession

Trick or Treat and a Halloween Candy Confession

There was a time when the neighborhood kids did not get Halloween candy from the Atwood family. Instead, we handed out granola bars because we thought it was a healthier choice. We weren't the favorite house in the neighborhood. Fran Evans down the road beat out everyone. She made cupcakes from scratch and put each child from the neighborhood's name on top. My daughters still remember those cupcakes with great fondness. Read more ...

Pine Tree Hospice Hosts Annual Celebration of Remembrance

Pine Tree Hospice Hosts Annual Celebration of Remembrance

Community Health and Counseling Services and Pine Tree Hospice will be hosting the annual Celebration of Remembrance on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. at the Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Road in Dover-Foxcroft. All community members are invited to come to this joyful and poignant event which honors the memory of loved ones.

This year a “Celtic” theme will be employed, with lively music performed by cellist Ruth Fogg and string musicians from Foxcroft Academy. Traditional Irish desserts will be served along with fruit and cheese. Among the activities planned for all ages are face painting, making “weather-grams”, and decorating heart-shaped “memory boxes”. The release of environment-friendly white message balloons is a highlight of the event. Please RSVP at 564-4346 or wecare@pinetreehospice.org if you plan to attend.