Should I judge a book by its cover?

Should I judge a book by its cover?

It should not take me over a year to read a book.

According to my GoodReads notes, I started John Leland’s Hip: The History in March 2011.  It’s been on my bedside table ever since; I finished it Monday night.    First, that’s just plain clutter.  Shameful.  The gurus at Real Simple would not approve.   In the last week I just plowed through to the end (mainly because I REALLY want to get back to Kenzie & Gennaro!)   The history of “hip” is largely about African American culture, st

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18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day - May 19

18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day - May 19

The public is invited to the 18th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day. Families are encouraged to participate.

TIME/DATE: 9 a.m. - Noon, Saturday, May 19, 2012 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 20)

LOCATION: Walmart Parking Lot, 228 Bath Road, Brunswick

Events include:

  • Bike Safety Inspections
  • Drawings for Bicycles, Gifts Certificates, and Prizes
  • Hot Dogs, Pizza, Beverages, and Ice Cream
  • Helmet Giveaway
  • Bike Registrations
  • Visits by McGruff, Crusher, and Sparky the Fire Dog
  • Police K9 and Brunswick Fire Department 'Smoke House' Demonstrations and More
  • Bike Obstacle Course -- Event Tote Bags for each child completing obstacle course

This FREE event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Brunswick, Town of Brunswick Parks & Recreation, Brunswick Police Department, Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club, Walmart, Center Street Bicycles, and Mid Coast Hospital. 

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

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Zoe Weil Performs The U.S. Debut of Her One-Woman Show


Everyone strives to be kind but for most of us it's not in our job description. Zoe Weil is a humane educator, author, and professional nice person. “My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl”, a one-woman show written and performed by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education, will make its U.S. debut on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm at the Frontier Café Theater, located at 14 Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show.

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. Well, apparently not. There is a schedule of shots for adults, which gets reviewed every year by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Read more

Movies: "Marvel The Avengers"

Movies:  "Marvel The Avengers"

 

If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics and the great Golden Age team of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this movie.  If you’re a fan of comic book movies in general, ditto.  If you’ve already seen more than your share of massive explosions, alien invasions and superheroes battling evil (and occasionally each other), maybe not so much.

 

Me, I’m in the first category, so I got a real kick out of most of “Marvel The Avengers”, whose clunky title apparently is meant to avoid confusion with the wonderfully witty 1960s TV series starring Diana Rigg.