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So this is where all the good food has been hiding...

So this is where all the good food has been hiding...

I like little gourmet items. Nothing big or fancy. To me, spending $22 bucks on a huge block of parmesan cheese is a splurge. But, one that makes me really happy. Rustic places have always warmed my heart with soulful pieces of culinary delight. Rosemont Bakery on Brighton Ave. in Portland warmed me from head to toe for like an hour today. Just to walk into this place is like sheer heaven. It smells divine. To the right, immediately upon arrival is an array of fresh local vegetables that you wouldn't even imagine could be possible. Beautiful crimini & trumpet mushrooms, artichoke heads which are nice and tight, thick asparagus spears, bountiful herbs. I could go on and on. To the left is the wine with thoughtful notes scattered about which direct you to feel safe buying a nine dollar bottle of wine because they are telling you it drinks like a thirty.

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

 

CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity.

Dealing with a Child in Crisis

Dealing with a Child in Crisis

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Join NAMI Maine and G.E.A.R. Parent Network for an important workshop on dealing with children in crisis.
Join NAMI Maine and G.E.A.R. Parent Network for an important workshop on dealing with children in crisis. Topics on prevention, intervention, and communication skills will be covered. Learn more about how you can provide support and build a stronger relationship with your child. This class is for parents and adults who work with children.
Wednesday, January 18
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Boardroom, Stephens Memorial Hospital (181 Main Street) - Norway
FREE
Preregistration required - please call toll free to provide payment information and confirm registration - 1-866-609-5183

www.wmhcc.org

Families save during Sunday River’s Children’s Festival Week

Families Save on Lift Tickets, Lodging, Ski and Snowboard Lessons during Sunday River’s Children’s Festival Week
January 8–13, 2012, kids ski free, stay free, get free rentals and ski/snowboard clinics when parents book two or more nights

Families looking to save up to 40 percent on their next ski or snowboard vacation needn’t look any farther than Sunday River’s Children’s Festival Week taking place next week, January 8–13, 2012.

During this annual week-long event, parents who book for two or more nights earn free lift tickets, lodging, and lessons for their kids between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Guests who choose to stay at either Grand Resort Hotel will also score free breakfast.

Festivities kick off as soon as families walk through the door thanks to a s’mores welcome during check-in at either Grand Resort Hotel.

During the day, Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School offers classes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GOLF GIFT!

ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GOLF GIFT!

THE HARRIS GOLF "PRESERVATION PASS FOURSOME" SWEEPSTAKES

Two (2) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be held on or about Thursday, December 22, 2011.

Four passes good for one round of golf each including cart at either Sunday River, Old Marsh or Penobscot Valley. Anytime through July 31st, 2012-- and then Monday-Thursday through the end of the season! Plus, four bonus passes to play 18 holes at either Wilson Lake, Highland Green, Mere Creek or Freeport Country Club.

ENTER TO WIN!

WCSH contests page

WLBZ contests page

 

See official rules

Find a Christmas Tree Farm near you!

Better Than an Advent Calendar: Elf on the Shelf

Better Than an Advent Calendar: Elf on the Shelf

We were visited by a pixie elf the day after Thanksgiving this year. It’s the third year in a row he’s showed up. His name is Elfie.

My oldest son, G, named the elf. He was sent to us by Santa Claus himself. He comes every year the day after Thanksgiving. He’s even made appearances in New York City and Massachusetts when we were traveling for the holidays.

If you haven’t figured it out. I’m talking about Elf on the Shelf.

The rules are simple.