What the heck is qi?

What the heck is qi?

The concept of qi lies at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is central to Taoist philosophy. Qi is defined as the energetic or animating force associated with all living things. Read more ...

Coping with guilt and other uncomfortable feelings when caring for a loved one with dementia

Coping with guilt and other uncomfortable feelings when caring for a loved one with dementia

If you are providing any type of care to someone who has dementia, chances are good that at some point you have experienced feelings of grief and guilt. These are feelings that often leave people feeling uncomfortable and ashamed. All they really mean is that you are human, and you are in the midst of a difficult journey. Read more ...

Woodturners craft bowls to raise money for the hungry


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Woodcrafters got their hands dirty to raise money for the hungry on Saturday.

Several members of the Woodturners Club of Southern Maine spent their day taking blocks of raw wood and turning them into bowls.

Each bowl was put on sale for $30 or less, and each sale is then given to the Good Shepard Food Bank. Each bowl sold is enough to put 70 bowls of food on the table of the needy.

All bowls were made on sit at the Rockler Store in the Clarks Pond Mall.


South Portland council opposes marijuana legalization


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland became the first city on the East Coast to legalize recreational use of marijuana last November, but city councilors in a neighboring community say they don't want the drug to be legalized there.

South Portland City Councilors unanimously passed a resolution Monday night opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The resolution is non-binding, and is a way for city councilors to make a statement about the issue.

According to South Portland Mayor Jerry Jalbert, city leaders want to try and send the right message to youth about marijuana.

South Portland's Police Chief, Ed Googins, said it is a danger to public health.

"It is not a good thing for our community," said Chief Googins. "It does not make our community safer, and it will not add to the quality of life in our community."

Autism: the gateway to a great adventure for Roman Waites and his family

Autism: the gateway to a great adventure for Roman Waites and his family

What will you do on your summer vacation? Roman Waites and his family are going on a monumental cross country roadtrip and they're going to document their journey by making a movie. Have no doubt — Roman will play a starring role. Read more ...

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins will teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins will teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

As far back as she can remember Lisa Bassett loved to roller skate. Her mother Linda Clark was always chauffeuring Lisa and her friends to the local rink. Never an invitation to join them, of course. It was just, "Drop us off and pick us up Mom!"

A person was hit and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train Saturday night in South Portland.


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A person was hit and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train Saturday night in South Portland.

The person has been identified as 39-year-old Nyla J. Howard.

The South Portland Police Department responded to the incident behind Cavalry Cemetery Saturday night around 7:00 p.m.

68 passengers were on the Amtrak train at the time of the incident. However, no one was injured.

Amtrak said the train came into contact with the person at 6:55 p.m., one mile south of the Portland station.

The train has been identified as #698, which is the Amtrak Downeaster which travels between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston's North Station. The train resumed service at 9:20 p.m., operating two hours and 25 minutes behind schedule. The train was heading to Boston's North Station when the incident happened.