One Man's Ongoing Struggle with Lyme Disease

One Man's Ongoing Struggle with Lyme Disease

Michael Anderson recently wrote to me about his ongoing struggle with Lyme disease. He gave me permission to share his story, which I decided to do in his own words:

By Michael Anderson

Dear Diane,

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Health Events in Maine May 5 to May 21

MONDAY MAY 5
Conception and Beyond

Maine Medical Center
The Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Saturday was such a beautiful day — perfect for a trip to the Farmers' Market at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Yes, the season had begun. I couldn't help but take a few pictures. See more ...

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City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

PORTLAND, Maine -- The Portland City Council will vote on Monday at its regular council meeting on a proposal to authorize country music artist Dierks Bentley in concert as a festival on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Maine State Pier. The potential concert would be presented and organized by Waterfront Concerts.

Waterfront Concerts has already been approved to organize and present 3 Doors Down for an acoustic show on August 3, 2014 and Portland Reggae Fest on August 10, 2014.

The City Council meeting begins at 7:00PM on Monday, May 5, 2014. The meeting can be streamed live by visiting this link.

photo: John Athayde https://flic.kr/p/29urNC

Comedy Fix XIV to benefit GAHS

Comedy Fix XIV to benefit GAHS

A handful of New England’s top stand-up comedians will head to Auburn for Comedy Fix XIV. The show will take place Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. at the Auburn Fireside Inn and all net proceeds will benefit the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS). Comedy Fix founder Mark Turcotte will host Mike Mulloy, Josh Day, Greg Boggis, Aharon Hebert and Jake Jacobson.

Mulloy, a regular on the Boston scene, has performed at the Women in Comedy Festival and is currently competing in the national World Series of Comedy contest.

New Hampshire’s Day has featured for Comedy Central’s Juston McKinney and performed at the Hampton Beach Comedy Festival and LAME Comedy Fest. Boggis, also from NH, performs throughout New England and New York City and has been seen in a number of television commercials including the Maine State Lottery.

A taste of the Mediterranean: Olives — their oil and our health

A taste of the Mediterranean: Olives — their oil and our health

Guest post by Kit Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Continuing with the Mediterranean eating theme practically requires that we cover olives and olive oil at some point in the discussion, since they are so widely consumed by Mediterranean cultures. Traditionally, a Mediterranean diet calls for eating several olives (maybe up to 10) or consuming 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil each day. Let’s take a look at what the benefits of this practice may be.