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Amy Calder
  • Published
    August 27, 2021

    Amy Calder: When friends become family

    A two-week visit to Maine in 1996 as part of the Fresh Air Fund program turned into a lifetime connection between Joey Molina, now 34, and his host family, David and Jeanine Deas of Waterville.

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    August 13, 2021

    Amy Calder: Preparing for summer guests

    Getting the house ready to receive old friends isn't a burden, but a tradition suffused with fun and with sweet anticipation, Amy Calder writes.

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    August 6, 2021

    Amy Calder: The summer air is changing

    We may not be able to stop the transition from summer to fall, but we humans have the power to alter the course of the coronavirus and we should use it, Amy Calder writes.

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    July 23, 2021

    Amy Calder: They have a passion for feeding the hungry

    The St. John Food Pantry in Winslow is desperate for a new space after having been housed in a church basement at 26 Monument St. in Winslow for more than 60 years.

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    July 16, 2021

    Amy Calder: A short, but memorable life

    Adrian Jacques of Skowhegan died last month at age 44 of Legionnaires' Disease, but he also had battled Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disease and acute myeloid leukemia.

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    July 2, 2021

    Amy Calder: This July 4 holds extra meaning

    As we share food and friendship this holiday weekend, we will be extra aware of our newfound freedom after a year of isolation, Amy Calder writes.

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    June 25, 2021

    Amy Calder: When a pet is injured

    When our pets become injured or sick, we feel as bad as if they are human, Amy Calder writes.

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    June 18, 2021

    Amy Calder: Every day was father’s day

    Her father taught her many things, but one of the most important was how to plant, tend and harvest a vegetable garden, Amy Calder writes.

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    June 11, 2021

    Amy Calder: Nature and her nasty tricks

    We've got ticks, coronavirus, browntail moths and now, a weird substance on Maine beaches that cause our feet to turn black, Amy Calder writes.

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    June 4, 2021

    Amy Calder: Bossov Ballet Theatre a treasure

    If ever there were a more deserving recipient of a new performing arts center, it is the Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Amy Calder writes.