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Womens Quarterly
  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Light, luscious and lovely: summer fruit desserts

    Summer in Maine may be lamentably short, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate the season while it’s here with fruit freshly picked from the garden, vine or tree. Even if you don’t grow your own, it’s easy to find local farm stands, farmers’ markets, and “pick your own” opportunities where you get to […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    More women are getting into politics but many are still hesitant

    Every year, citizens in Maine municipalities choose candidates willing to serve on their behalf as decision-makers and leaders. Voters go to the polls and town meetings to elect city councilors, selectpersons, planning and school board representatives, budget committee members, county commissioners and sheriffs at the local level. They choose by secret ballot or by raising […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Add some pizazz to life with a jazzy pair of boots

    Even Cowgirls get the Blues. I never particularly liked horses after having been scraped through the lilacs by an out of control roan, disguised as a “gentle mare,” while my relatives roared. And later, bitten by a greedy equine wanting my cotton candy at the fair . . . But shoes, boots and hats would […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    ‘What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm’

    Summer. A time to relax, breathe, savor. With our troubled, complicated world and our busy lives, that can be easier said than done. A most effective and worthwhile remedy: a small, thoughtful book, an easily portable paperback intriguingly titled “What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm”. It is in fact a […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Inland Hospital helps its community find resources for food and other needs

    Inland Hospital is working with the Good Shepherd Food Bank on a pilot project to provide emergency food kits at medical practices. By asking patients questions like “Have you run out of food or feared running out in the last 12 months?” during medical visits. When the need is obvious, the care provider alerts the […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Cannon’s enthusiasm keeps Main Street Skowhegan moving

    Leader says recreation and agriculture both important.

  • Published
    July 18, 2018

    Being a single mom has rewards and challenges and that’s a gigantic understatement

    Every third Sunday of June, I receive a text message from my son. It reads: “Happy Father’s Day, Mum.” What gives? My son, now age 33, appreciates that when his father kept cutting in and out of his life, mostly out, and I stepped up my parenting, I became both parents. Happy Father’s Day, Mum. […]

  • Published
    July 18, 2018

    Need some books suggestions? These may leave an impression.

    When Mrs. Kelly, my third grade teacher, read to us from The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, I became a book lover. Before that, I hadn’t understood the power of a book to open up a new world and invite me in. Dick and Jane with their lively dialogue “Come Spot. See Spot […]

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