Community Spirit

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

 Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

Part two of a series on hunger in Maine.

In America there is an assumption that with girth comes wealth and that people who are food insecure or malnourished are also automatically thin. Let’s remember that food insecurity means lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Read more ...

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY - MAINE ALUMNI CHAPTER - SEA DOGS - JUNE 3

 

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts This Sunday!

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts This Sunday!

PORTLAND, Maine -- Don’t forget, Sundays on the Boulevard starts this Sunday, May 4, 2014! Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreational activities. The road will be closed to cars on Sundays from May 4 through November 9, 9:00 AM – 4:00PM, from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park.

To kick off the first Sunday, city officials, including several city councilors and city manager Mark Rees, will join Portland Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a 6.5 mile bike tour of the city to review bike infrastructure that has been incorporated over the last few years. The group will start at City Hall at 9:00AM and arrive by 11:00AM at Baxter Boulevard.

Kris Fish Benefit - Dance & Silent Auction

Kris Fish Benefit -  Dance & Silent Auction