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Bangor's Acadia Hospital explores a music wellness program with support from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra musicians.  Photo, Acadia Hospital
Bangor's Acadia Hospital explores a music wellness program with support from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra musicians. Photo, Acadia Hospital

Wellness Achieved Through Music

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This Friday, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's Juniper String Quartet will perform at Acadia Hospital in Bangor as part of a new wellness program.

The musical performances will happen on a monthly basis as a way to "provide an opportunity for reflection, inspiration, and education for child and adolescent; and adult patient groups," according to hospital officials.

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Have You Voted Yet Today?

It's election day in Maine and polls across the state are open, waiting for voters to decide who should represent them, and how the state's money should be spent. Each municipality, obviously, has their own ballot entries, for city council, school board, etc. But we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect with the state referendum questions before you head to the polls.

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Snake massage. Photo, Getty Images

One Man’s De-Stressing Would be This Woman’s Panic!

I've actually seen reports that suggest, after military and law enforcement, journalists are potentially the next biggest group of career professionals who experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

So it's important for me to find healthy ways to relieve stress, right?

Of course you think of getting enough sleep, eating right, and exercise.

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It’s Just a Drill!

Most folks today have become familiar with the phrase, "If you see something, say something."

Today, if you live in certain areas of the state, you may see something, but officials say it's just a drill.

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Maine Hunters for the Hungry Feed the State’s Food Insecure

Deer hunting season started this week and hunters are already stopping by tagging stations to register their trophies. Governor Paul LePage hopes Maine's hunters will keep a very special program in mind this year, to help share the wealth with the state's food insecure. The Maine Hunters for the Hungry program pairs up donated meat with those in need.

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I received my flu shot as part of Walgreen's Traveling Flu Shot program for area businesses. Photo, Townsquare Media
I received my flu shot as part of Walgreen's Traveling Flu Shot program for area businesses. Photo, Townsquare Media

Traveling Pharmacist Helps Businesses Prevent Spread of Flu

If you're a business owner you can probably address the issue of lost productivity when your workers go down from an illness.

Well, it's cold and flu season, and business owners in the greater Bangor region can help themselves and the greater community by making it easy for their employees to get their flu shots.

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A New Thrift Store is Coming to Bangor

It's a perfect model for success in a troubled economy, when a nonprofit organization makes the effort to create a for-profit business, with the returns from that business going directly back to the nonprofit entity serving community needs.

That's what Manna is doing in Bangor by opening The Home Thrift Store.

"It's going to blow you away with what you see when you come in through the door," says the ever-motivated Bill Rae.

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Flash Floods Brings Disruption Across Country

Fire and Explosion Levels Camp; Damages 5 Others

 

Fire crews from several communities responded to a call last night just before 6 o'clock on Highland Avenue in Dedham.

Fire Chief Craig Shane says fire fighters from Holden, Eddington, Lucerne and Orrington assisted the Dedham crew.

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Will They Be Armed? Maine’s Public Safety Commissioner Works on Report for Governor

They're asked to enforce the natural resources laws in Maine, as are the Marine Patrol and Game Wardens, the only difference is they're asked to do so today without the protection of a firearm.

A task force has been working for months to determine if Maine's Forest Rangers face danger on the job, that would justify the state going to the expense to equip and train them with guns.

The task force has completed its work and now it's up to the Commissioner of Public Safety to compile a report for Governor Paul LePage by December, based on their findings and opinions.

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The Spirit of Hope Kept Alive with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree

Last season, as many as 2 thousand children received Christmas gifts under their tree, restoring some hope, and the gift-giving spirit of the holiday.

That spirit can often be hard to come by for parents who struggle to pay for the basic necessities. When you're balancing seasonal expenses like heating fuel, warm winter clothing, and food, the thought of celebrating Christmas with the kids seems out of reach.

That's where the Salvation Army comes in, by coordinating the generosity of others, to benefit those most in need of compassion and support.

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