Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...

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My Mother's Bookcase

My Mother's Bookcase

From my blog MyLateStart, which chronicles my adventures as a fine arts student at the University of Southern Maine.

My mother, who is 88, has Alzheimer’s disease. What does that have to do with getting an art degree, you might ask. Well … in my Drawing 2 class at USM this spring, we had an assignment that had my mother’s lost memories written all over it. Read more ...

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season

 

With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

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Falmouth man charged with possessing child pornography


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ALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police have charged a Portland attorney with possessing child pornography.

63-year-old Lawrence Winger was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit at his home on Bay Shore Drive in Falmouth. He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12. Police got a tip on Winger and his computer was seized earlier this month. An initial review of his computer found dozens of images and videos of child porn.

There are no known Maine victims. Winger has a law office in Portland.

Winger was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and released on $500 bail.


Falmouth man charged with possessing child pornography


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ALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police have charged a Portland attorney with possessing child pornography.

63-year-old Lawrence Winger was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit at his home on Bay Shore Drive in Falmouth. He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12. Police got a tip on Winger and his computer was seized earlier this month. An initial review of his computer found dozens of images and videos of child porn.

There are no known Maine victims. Winger has a law office in Portland.

Winger was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and released on $500 bail.


Maine’s Popular “Open Lighthouse Day” Salutes the State’s Maritime Heritage on September 13, 2014

Complimentary Entry to 22 Iconic Light Stations

The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day.  The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors annually with the unique opportunity to climb and learn about Maine’s historic lights.

“As one of our largest industries, tourism provides an outstanding way for Maine to attract visitors, create jobs and provide new investment opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.  “My administration is committed to supporting events and activities that showcase our state as a terrific place to visit, study, and invest.”