Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England

In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring? 

As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.

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100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitutions. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. Read more ...

 

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Do you take your cell phone to bed with you? If you do, you not only risk losing sleep, it may be affecting your health. Read more ...

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Bethel Maine Moose Festival set for June 12-14, 2015

Bethel Maine Moose Festival set for June 12-14, 2015

Maine moose hunting permit lottery anchors event to be held in downtown Bethel

Each year, over 60,000 sportsmen and women from around the state and the country enter a drawing to fulfill a dream: to hunt a Maine moose.  The odds are long, with 3000-4000 people ultimately winning a permit annually. Many wait years before their names are chosen – and on June 12-14, 2015, thousands of hopeful hunters and their families will travel to Bethel in person to see if, this year, they will finally get their chance.

To welcome the crowd, the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce and the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond are organizing the Bethel Maine Moose Festival, presented by Cabela’s – three days of festivities in celebration of wildlife and the outdoor sporting lifestyle.

You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

You're Never Too Old to Quit Smoking

No matter how old you are, good things begin to happen immediately when you quit smoking. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some helpful tips. Read more ...

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

The workplace, all by itself, causes a lot of people a lot of stress. In fact, in the United States, work is at the top of the list of things that stress us out.

But sometimes, it’s what may have happened outside of work that adds to the stress people feel at work — especially if someone witnessed or was involved in a traumatic event. Learn how even a seemingly minor trauma can cause post-traumatic stress and how it can affect on-the-job performance ...