Underpants and other oddities
Gender wars are a thing. I get it. I’ve been trying not to hop on that particular bandwagon and was doing fine - until I had to buy our kids underwear. Yeah, I got sick of trying to reason with the children, and they are now wearing underoos during awake time as a component of potty training. It’s awful, but I’m not here to talk about how may disinfectant wipes I’m going through this week.
I want to talk about underwear. I had to buy it for the first time recently, and it was weird for a couple of reasons. One, there is more variety in underwear than is entirely necessary. And yes, I remember my Wonder Woman Underoos as a little girl fondly – but it’s still weird. I mean, I saw bikini-style briefs in sizes that a Cabbage Patch Doll could wear comfortably.
Cystic fibrosis music fundraiser
ROCKLAND – A vast lineup of Midcoast musicians are donating their time and talents for a most worthy cause, to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The concert on May 30 is being held in conjunction with the annual Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis held across the state of Maine in the month of May. All funds raised at this concert will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, rare, genetic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system. There is no cure. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in the 1950s by parents and researchers who have worked hard to extend life expectancy and quality of life for those with this disorder.
Volunteers, cheer stations sought for Black Bear Marathon
ORONO — Organizers of the University of Maine’s inaugural Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K are seeking volunteers to assist on race day and at packet pickup, as well as host cheer stations along the route.
The races begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21 and will start and finish on the UMaine track located at the Harold Alfond Stadium. Runners will be broadcast over the video scoreboard when they cross the finish line.
Bangor church breaks ground for new elevator
BANGOR – The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor (UUSB) had a crowd of onlookers on Sunday, May 3, when they took shovels in hand and broke ground for the addition of an elevator and two accessible bathrooms in this historic downtown Bangor church.
The church, located at 120 Park Street in Bangor, was originally dedicated in 1852 and rebuilt after its destruction in the 1911 Bangor fire. In the 1920s, the Dorothy Memorial building was added and has served as the classrooms for the religious education program and the church’s function hall. The addition of the elevator and its two accompanying accessible bathrooms is the first major renovation in the last 90 years.
National Alliance of Mental Illness Maine & Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine partner with the National Institute of Mental Health
STATEWIDE - The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine and Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME) have been selected as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partners for 2015 for the state of Maine. NAMI Maine and CCSME join a nationwide network of 55 mental health organizations committed to disseminating science-based information from NIMH about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders, and educating the public about the importance of research and the opportunities to participate in studies.
For over a decade, NIMH has supported organizations from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico through the Outreach Partnership Program to increase the public’s awareness about the importance of mental health to overall health as well as the recognition that mental disorders are brain-based disorders, and that research is the way forward to understanding how best to treat, prevent and ultimately cure mental illness.
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