December 19, 2011 RSS feed / Et Cetera

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am an educated woman in my late 20s. I have been married for several years to a wonderful man, and we were recently blessed with our first child. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am 35 and my husband is 45. When we met, he weighed 375 pounds. He has now hit the 600-pound mark. I have five kids, a fulltime job and go to school two nights a week. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am a gay woman. My partner, “Jenny,” and I have been friends with another couple for 15 years. Over the last year I have come to realize that I no longer want to be friends with them. More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: After a bitter seven-year estrangement from his family, my husband received his grandfather’s eulogy in the mail. More...

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Tue/6BLOOD DRIVEAMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.MISCELLANEOUSFREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164Pleasant St.; starts with lunch, follo More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: This letter is to offer sympathy to “Trish in Louisiana” ( Sept. 25), who was seated next to two large passengers on a three-hour flight. It has happened to me. More...

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Mon/19 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: “Saddened in New Jersey” (Oct. 2) complained that her sister’s 4- year-old daughter put stickers on the hands and face of her deceased grandmother during her wake. More...

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Wed/14 BLOOD DRIVE BATH MIDDLE SCHOOL, noon-5:30p.m., Bath; 1-800 RED CROSS orwww.RedCrossBlood.org. More...

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Tue/13BLOOD DRIVEMERCY HOSPITAL, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,Portland; 1-800 RED CROSS orwww.RedCrossBlood.org.AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or1-800-RED-CROSS.MISCELLANEOUSFREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., More...

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Mon/12 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.HILTON GARDEN INN, 1 p.m.- 6p.m., Auburn; 1-800 RED CROSS orwww.RedCrossBlood.org. More...

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We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. More...

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BATHAFTERSCHOOL HOMEWORKWORKSHOP, 3-4:30 p.m., Midcoast Christian Fellowship, 241Congress Ave.; led by teacherDoug Evans; for grades 3-12;443-2970; free. Meets Wednesdays. More...

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Thu/8MISCELLANEOUSSUGAR PLUM FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-2p.m., Parkview Adventist MedicalCenter lobby, upper Maine St.,Brunswick.DREAMLAND THEATER: “Oliver,”6:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880Washington St., Bath; $5, concessions $1, bring own pic More...

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Wed/7BLOOD DRIVEAMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.PERFORMANCESSOUTHERN MAINE CHILDREN’SCHORUS, 7 p.m., Corthell ConcertHall, University of Southern Maine ofMusic, Go More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: When I married my husband, “Mason,” 30 years ago, I was the only girl he could get. He was a great catch by my standards — and still is. But back then nobody else wanted him but me, which was fine with me. More...