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...

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Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey selected Bowdoin College Museum of Art  to receive $10,000 raised by Maine’s Down East Magazine at the Art of Giving Gala in Portland last Thursday.

In celebration of Down East’s 60th Anniversary, the magazine has invited Barbara Ernst Prey, along with other iconic Maine and New York artists, to be on an inside cover of the August anniversary issue. Her vibrant  Nocturne IV  is currently featured on the commemorative cover.  A new imited edition signed and numbered print release of Nocturne IV produced by U.L.A.E. is currently included in the exhibit Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde.  The exhibit has been extended through September 1st.

Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season

 

With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”

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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 ...

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Miss Maine is bringing an entirely unique talent to the Miss America pageant this year.


Miss Maine, Audrey Thames, will soon be competing for the title of Miss America.

She was crowned for the state in June and will compete for the national title on September 16th.

On Sunday she performed for friends and family at an event wishing her good luck. The party was held at her hometown in Topsham. She's hoping her small-town charm might give her a leg-up on the competition.

"We'll see how my talent goes," she explains with a laugh, "And then we'll know!" Out of 53 contestants, she will be the only one performing a speaking talent: a comedic monologue. It's a 90 second tongue twister about a woman who has a dream she's hosting a cocktail party and all of the people she's introducing have similar first names.