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Holiday Season Help!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015


This time of year I find myself taking stock of how fortunate I am. I have a job that I love, friends and family who support me and I get to be surrounded by books all day long. Not a bad gig. Inevitably, though, my thoughts shift to how hard this season of gratitude and giving must be when you are struggling emotionally, financially or physically.

Curtis and the Making it in Maine program are here to help. We want to be your first stop to find a helping hand or if you want to help lift others up. Thanks to United Way Mid Coast Maine, there is a fabulous Winter Resource Guide that you can view here or view by clicking “Difficult Times” on the left. The list is divided by county and shows where you can find a warm meal, good community and resources to help with gift giving. I saw it while browsing the Coastal Journal this weekend and couldn’t wait to share it with you this morning.

While I wished we lived in a world where these services weren’t needed, I am touched to see how the community comes together to support one another. It motivates me to get up a bit earlier on Thanksgiving and volunteer! To give back. To pay my gratitude forward.


Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

good and cheap

Regardless of your budget, we all want to eat well! And I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t mind reigning in their grocery bill. It seems every week something in the store costs more – eggs, milk, veggies.

You can do it! We can help. On November 24 at 6:30 pm join us in the Morrell Meeting Room as we discuss Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown. Chef and cooking instructor Ali Waks-Adams joins us to talk about crock pot and sheet pan meals. Come learn how to make the most of your meal money and stretch your grocery dollar. Plus—take home a crock pot meal and a copy of bestselling cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat well on $4 a Day.

Ali will be treating us to a delicious meal straight from the pages of the cookbook, talk about how we can prepare to go shopping with money saving in mind and how to eat well without breaking the bank.

It will be a delicious event that you won’t want to miss!

To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please call Jessica Flaherty to register for this FREE event: 725-5242, ext.237


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