Maine Anticipates Spectacular Fall Foliage

September 10, 2014 Marks the Official Launch of Season

 

Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season.  The 2014 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost area of the state is still green with hints of color.

“Ever so subtle changes are occurring in the northern regions of the state (zones 6 and 7), but right now we are still on track for a typical fall foliage season with northern Maine reaching peak conditions by the end of September into the first week of October.  The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions October 13 through October 25,” according to Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.

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Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

You're overwhelmed and I'm suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don't schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Read more ...

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

Maine Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members  can now use their smart phone, tablet or computer for a live video conversation with a doctor about non-emergency health issues. The service is called LiveHealth Online. Read more ...

Brunswick Police looking for suspect


BRUNSWICK, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) – Brunswick Police say they are looking for a man who brandished a knife in a robbery attempt Sunday morning.

Brunswick PD says the suspect approached a man at 66 Union Streetat approximately 8:22a.m, displayed a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot when the man said he did not have any money.

Police say the man was described to be in his late teens or early twenties, between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 foot tall with a thin to medium build. He was wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans. Officials say he wore a black nylon mask, possibly with some sort of design, maybe even a skeleton face.

The Brunswick Police Department is looking for anyone with any information about the incident to contact Officer Brian Funke or Detective Sergeant Marty Rinaldi at (207) 725 – 5521.


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Bath Police responded to an assault at High Street.


BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bath Police responded to an assault at High Street. A 30-year-old female victim reported she was awakened in her home by a man standing over her who then punched her in the face.

The victim described her assailant as approximately 17 - 23 years of age, 5'8" - 5'9", 180 pounds with olive skin, dark black eyebrows and dark eyes. She stated he had a thin athletic build and was wearing a black "hoodie" with no visible logo.

Friends of the victim brought her to Midcoast Hospital where she was treated and released.


Nothing was taken from the home and it is unclear at this time what the motive was for this crime.

Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge Sept 24

Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge Sept 24

Top chefs from coastal and central Maine will compete in Spectrum Generations second annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge on September 24, 2014 5:15pm at the scenic Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.  Each chef will prepare a main dish using Meals on Wheels guidelines and ingredients while celebrating local food and Maine growers.

Taking on the challenge this year are Chef Eloise Humphrey of El Camino in Brunswick, Chef Christopher Bassett of Azure Café in Freeport, Chef David Pendexter of The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern in Brunswick, and Chef Chris Geer of Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro in Freeport.

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Some people consider apples a superfood, so one a day just might help you stay healthy. There are thousands of varieties to choose from, many of them right here in Maine. I’ve put together a list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples — a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon. See the list ...