Category: Features

2017 resolutions: Breaking patterned thoughts

Susan Dawson-Cook, M.S. The New Year is a time when people make resolutions to change old habits and build new, more constructive ones. Breaking patterned thoughts is the first step to changing patterned behavior. All of us tend to live within the confines of patterned thoughts, known in yoga as samskaras. Neurologists concur that patterned…

In Passing

L-R, Staff Sergeant Jamie Carbary, US Army, George Bidwell, President SaddleBrooke Troop Support, Petty Officer 2nd Class Porchea Geiger, US Navy

George Dawson Bidwell George Dawson Bidwell passed away October 30, 2016 after year-long complications from a severe lung infection. He was born October 1, 1932 in Pittston, Pennsylvania to Ralph and Louisa Bidwell and grew up in West Pittston, just across the Susquehanna River. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953…

Artist of The Month

Barbara Wilder displays her Maine: A to Z and 0 to 9 photo collage.

LaVerne Kyriss “Curiosity is a valuable asset to an artist. You just never know what you’ll turn up.” These words sum up how Barbara Wilder has approached art during a half-century exploring a variety of media and forms. She began exploring her creative side as a young wife, taking painting lessons. “I studied color theory,…

Communication Today

Happy New Year! At Orbitel we would like to thank all of our valued members! Throughout 2016 the Orbitel team has made continuous improvements in performance, quality and products, assuring current customers and future generations always have access to cutting-edge technology made easy by the Orbitel team. Orbitel has unleashed the Internet by introducing new,…

Love me enough to plan for my future

We’re waiting for a family.

Leslie Rocco Shelters are full of pets whose owners couldn’t care for them and didn’t plan for their future. It’s worse when pets are seniors with limited adoption opportunities so these precious souls languish in a shelter or are euthanized for space. Please, don’t let this happen to your beloved pet. If you own a…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell January is a dull month for the avid gardener. Other than harvesting your citrus, there’s not much else to do outside. So, how about doing a little gardening inside? If you have one bright windowsill, you are well-prepared to try growing some herbs indoors. Herbs are a great idea for winter gardening because…

Senior Village at SaddleBrooke: Neighbors helping Neighbors

Sandy Morse “It’s so very reassuring (especially during this time of political and social rancor) that we can still be kind to each other. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”—written words of appreciation from Linda Tucker, a Senior Village of SaddleBrooke member who recently received transportation help from our Senior Village program. We…