June 2017 Publisher's Note

Enjoy “Making Whoopie” and learn more about the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival.

Take a behind the scenes look at folks who make their living on the coast of Maine. Avery Hunt gives us a profile of Charlie Wing and his book Salt in Their Veins – a Conversation with Coastal Mainers.

Also in this issue, Len Kaye, Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Aging of which our very own Senator Collins resides as the Chairperson.

Musicals and theater anyone? Meet “The Music Man” Curt Dale Clark of the Maine State Music Theater, and the others who keep this Brunswick asset thriving.

Then read about the “wicked good humor man”. Tim Sample has shared his story with MAINE SENIORS Magazine. This small town Aroostook County boy became a regular as a senior correspondent on the national television program CBS Sunday Morning. Wow! Tim shares with us how Noel Paul Stookey, Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan of “Bert and I”, Stephen King, Charles Kuralt, and even children’s author Robert McCloskey, all helped him advance his career. His most recent creation is a program called Pumping Irony which utilizes humor as a stress management tool in the workplace. By the way, Tim’s Maine license plate says HUMOR. Yes, laughter is the best medicine.

Cheers!

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—David S. Nealley, Publisher