Challenger's 2nd Annual Spud Drive Fundraiser Helps Maine Students

During October, Challenger is selling premium Aroostook County "Innovator" russet potatoes as a fall fundraiser. "We are currently taking orders for 50 lb. bags that we are selling for just $20.00 each (40 cents/pound). All of the proceeds from the Fall Spud Drive will be used to help fulfill Challenger's mission to inspire Maine's students in math and science education," stated Susan Jonason, Executive Director. She added, "This has been a terrific year for growing potatoes. Satisfaction is guaranteed with each bag sold."

"With the cold weather season upon us, as well as the holidays, local food pantries will have an increased demand for food supplies," said, Jennifer Therrien, Education Director. "At just $20 per bag, we suggest that people buy a bag for themselves to enjoy and purchase an additional one to give to their local pantry, to help those in need. Challenger benefits, food pantries benefit --- this is a total win-win-win opportunity."

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

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Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

Great Country Fairs This Weekend!

There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.

Coming Soon! Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 through December 7!



Medicare Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the one time each year that Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to take a look at what plans are being offered for the next calendar year and make a change to a different plan if they want too.  For folks who have Medicare and a Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, this short window time is your opportunity to find out what plans are being offered next year.

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

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Maine Anticipates Spectacular Fall Foliage

September 10, 2014 Marks the Official Launch of Season


Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season.  The 2014 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost area of the state is still green with hints of color.

“Ever so subtle changes are occurring in the northern regions of the state (zones 6 and 7), but right now we are still on track for a typical fall foliage season with northern Maine reaching peak conditions by the end of September into the first week of October.  The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions October 13 through October 25,” according to Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.

Ernie and Jason Couch Revival Gospel Concert

Ernie and Jason Couch Revival Gospel Concert

Gospel and Christian music fans need to circle September 26 on their calendars. Ernie and Jason Couch Revival will appear at Columbia Street Baptist Church, at 7:00 p.m. This Nashville-based Grammy nominated duo present a high energy mixture of classic and new cutting edge gospel music. These guys are known across the United States and Canada for their live music, good humor, and genuine spirit. Many describe them as unique, refreshingly different, and a lot of fun. Jason, states, “We perform music with a message that speaks to all age groups and all backgrounds. We enjoy what we do, and we want folks to leave our concerts feeling better than when they arrived.”