Located on the Kennebec River, the town of Gardiner is one of Maine’s hidden gems. Originally a center of industry (and known worldwide for exporting ice in the 1800’s), Gardiner is now home to the iconic A1 Diner and the up-and-coming Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center. Today we speak with Michael Giberson and Neil Andersen, who have owned the A1 Diner for almost three decades, and with Michael Miclon, the executive and artistic director at Johnson Hall.
Addiction, to both recreational and prescribed substances, has become an epidemic in our state. We are all impacted. Today we speak with family physician Dr.Mary Dowd, the medical director of the Detoxification Program at Milestone Foundation in Portland, about her experience treating addiction. We also speak with Kate Bowley, whose former husband died of an overdose after a work-related injury began his three-year struggle with addiction.
There is great value in building things that give pleasure to others. For the past five years, Patrick Guerette has been the tournament director of the Maine Pond Hockey Classic, bringing players like South Portland firefighter Joshua Perry to central Maine. Portland restaurateur and artist Jay Villani opened his first eatery, Local 188, 18 years ago, and now has three more. Maine is a happier place as a result of their efforts.
Maine is becoming known for its highly trained healthcare providers and innovative healers. Today we speak with Dr. Jon Ryder, dean of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, which will be graduating its first class of dentists in 2017. We also discuss ground-breaking techniques for re-patterning the brain and nervous system, in cases of trauma and chronic pain, with health psychologist and integrative practitioner, Dr. Gregory Nevens.
- Gardiner Drama & Dining #284
- Impacted by Addiction #283
- Pond Hockey & Portland Eating #282
- Taking Care of Teeth & Treating Trauma #281
- Kids, Community & Coffee #280
- Neighborhood Nourishment #279
- Body Balance #278
- Natural Foods from Local Farms #277
- Political Perspectives #276
- Faces of Maine Broadcasting #275
Over the years, many couples—from here and from away—have celebrated their love by being married in Maine. Each February Maine Magazine celebrates love with its Wedding Issue, which tells the stories of these special couples. Leslie Oster and Kate Martin, who have been a part of countless special wedding days, today share their perspective about what it means to celebrate…
Modern medicine is continually changing, and our understanding of illness grows every year. We become doctors because we want to help people, and for the most part, we do. However, there are times when our knowledge isn't enough, our medicine isn't quite enough. We doctors do not know everything, that is clear. But we haven't given up on attempting to…