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Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you’re looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you’re in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking. Read more ...

United Healthcare offering $5,000 grants to needy families for child's treatment

Grants help Maine families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan
 
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
 
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
 

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? The season is here! Check out the Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries. Read more ...

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Kids Need to Cool Off? Make a Splash in the Ravine

Deering Oaks Ravine opens Friday

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

My future son-in-law Keegan used to be a meat-eater. Now he’s a vegan. His former roommates were vegetarians and then my daughter Stephanie became a vegan, so he decided to try it as well. He felt healthier right away. Because he has an inherited form of high blood pressure he has to watch his carefully. It went down. He has more energy.

Luckily for my daughter, Keegan loves to cook. For his birthday, she gave him the perfect gift — a gas grill. This past weekend he fired it up for a family barbecue. Read more ...

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara: Honorary Red Sox Bat Girl!

Christie Cantara celebrated Mother’s Day in a big way. She was the honorary bat girl for the Red Sox! Lindsey Laverriere, a friend of Christie’s daughter, entered her in the Major League Baseball 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes 30 women who have been affected by breast cancer. The winners were selected by fan votes on HonoraryBatGirl.com along with feedback from a guest judging panel. So there she was at the Red Sox game in Boston on Mother’s Day along with her family, boyfriend Tom, and, of course, Lindsey. Read more.