Community Spirit

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

 Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

Part two of a series on hunger in Maine.

In America there is an assumption that with girth comes wealth and that people who are food insecure or malnourished are also automatically thin. Let’s remember that food insecurity means lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Read more ...

Machias' artist of the month to be honored at reception

MACHIAS, Maine -- Whiting watercolorist Carol Grochmal will be the March Artist of the Month at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce Gallery. A reception with the artist will be held on Friday, March 7, from 5-8 p.m.

Grochmal said she has "been painting watercolors forever. My favorite subjects are old buildings, but that often changes. Painting brings me such enjoyment."

Grochmal has studied with Susan Pecora of western Massachusetts and Ellie Carbone in Washington County. She has also participated in art classes through Sunrise Senior College.

The Chamber is located at 11 Main Street, Machias, and Grochmal's work will be exhibited throughout the month of March.