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Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland is a magnificent novel, under consideration for both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. I am honored to read it as part of the "very-long" list of the Maine Readers' Choice Award.  I finished it more than a month ago, but I haven't been able to write about it, mainly because I want so much to do it justice.

Not Dead Yet: Fighting Back Against Cancer

Not Dead Yet: Fighting Back Against Cancer

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.

Lines Have Feelings Too

Lines Have Feelings Too

Question: What is the shortest distance between two points?
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Answer: A straight line.

We all know there is so much more to a line than a straight and narrow definition.

Shalom House Honors Coffee by Design Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear

Shalom House Honors Coffee by Design Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear

Every year, Shalom House presents two Hope Awards to people who are making a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness. Shalom House, which is based in Portland, provides community support services and safe, affordable housing for people with serious mental illness.

Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear, owners of Coffee By Design, will receive the 2013 Johnson & Korda Innovation Award. The award recognizes exceptional community service that supports creative and effective programs for people with mental illness.

Healthy Things to Do Sept 23-28: From Fall Prevention to Fight Back Festival to Twilight in the Park

Healthy Things to Do Sept 23-28: From Fall Prevention to Fight Back Festival to Twilight in the Park

EVENTS FROM THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR

Monday, September 23

Preventing Falls One Step at a Time 
At the Medically Oriented Gym (M.O.G.) in South Portland

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie

What are you going to do with all those apples you just picked? I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t you make an apple pie!

If you haven’t picked your apples yet, there is still time. I put together a list of orchards in Maine that let you pick your own apples. Please, make sure to contact the orchard first to make sure they still have apples left.

Rebecca Reilly was kind enough to share her recipe for a gluten-free apple pie. I’m sure many of you know Rebecca.  Read more ...