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It’s a wrap! Another successful Maine Women Magazine expo in the books and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout and the event! If you missed it, check out this highlight reel and be sure to save the date for our fall event on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Details will be up on the Expo […]
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A story of recipe cards, sociological inquiry and a political icon Atruly unlikely first female candidate to run for President of the United States, Margaret Chase Smith never went to college, never claimed to be a feminist and never lived anywhere but small-town Skowhegan until she followed her husband, U.S. Representative Clyde Smith, to the […]
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A random purchase at an airport bookstore set children’s book illustrator Melissa Sweet on a course that ultimately brought her to Portland’s Munjoy Hill and a house full of light and color. Afew years ago, award-winning children’s book illustrator Melissa Sweet was flying solo home to Maine from California after visiting family. She grabbed a […]
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How one of Freeport’s friendliest businesses, Bessie’s Farm Goods, was born, and thrives. Kathy Heye and Deede Montgomery, co-owners of Bessie’s Farm Goods, first got to know each other 20 years ago while teaching a Title 1 program at Freeport Middle School. For over a decade they supported students in reading and math while also […]
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They wrapped up Michelle Obama’s Becoming and moved on to a novel that’s been compared to The Handmaid’s Tale On a recent Sunday afternoon, women encircled a table in the center of the sunny upstairs room at Moderation Brewing Company in Brunswick, most with a hardback copy of Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming in front of […]
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The Japanese declutterer is all the rage. But some of Maine’s professional organizers pre-date her. Others model themselves on her. Before there was world-famous Marie Kondo and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, there was Dawna Hall. She started her Portland-based company Organize ME! in 2008 to help homeowners declutter and organize their lives. Organizing […]
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Maine Women Magazine by Candace Karu - 3w ago

Start with a light, lemony chicken dish, then turn the leftovers into a comforting chili (because no Maine spring is ever easy) Springtime is a magical, if fickle, time of year in Maine. Delicate snowdrops appear around the warmth of sundrenched ledge outcroppings, sometimes even bravely defying stubborn mounds of snow and the threat of […]
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Who is afraid of tackling a three-month long aging process for a cocktail? Our columnist says these Manhattans were worth the wait. Late last fall, Shawn McLaughlin from Stroudwater Distillery gifted me with a 10-liter oak barrel, pre-charred on the inside for maximum agedness I think. It was glorious. But what was I supposed to […]
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Maine Women Magazine by Amy Paradysz - 3w ago

A handful of gardens are open only on special days; others you can visit throughout blooming season. It’s a bed of roses (and peonies, irises and lilacs). Home gardeners can satisfy their need for fresh ideas—and their voyeuristic curiosity—with annual garden tours of some of the best private gardens in the state hosted by garden […]
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Maine Women Magazine by Amanda Whitegiver - 3w ago

It’s spring wardrobe time. But first, put the winter woolies away—the right way. Our columnist accumulated a lot of cashmere while working in retail, along with the know-how to take care of it. In the nearly 15 years I spent working in retail, I sold a lot of cashmere sweaters and also bought a lot […]
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