About MFN


John V. Finnegan, Chairman

Philip J. Judd, Vice Chairman/Project Director

Roger Pomerleau, Treasurer

Lisa Miller, Secretary/Clerk

Committee Members:

Dean LaChance

Edward Miller

Kay Rand

Mitchell Ross, MD

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It doesn't seem like May. The cold days are still with us here in Maine, and am still using my pellet stove! Having said that, the spring flowers are blooming and the summer hostas are about 2 inches out of the ground.

It's April! Spring is in the air. In Maine the snow is begrudgingly melting. We are beginning to see buds in many areas of the state. Children are or soon will be riding their trikes and bikes. Once the ground...

March, July, October, November, December, February, seems to
focus on one event that shows up in stores earlier each year. There is
Easter, but the date varies. March has St Patrick's day. It's in Walmart
now-candy, green decorations such as the 4 leaf...

February, like November appears to focus on a single celebration. November has Thanksgiving, think pumpkins and turkeys. February has Valentine's Day, think, hearts, stuffed animals and flowers. In each case there is deeper heartfelt message.

In February, Valentine's Day encourages...

Kindness-Empathy-Gratefulness January is the beginning of your annual journey. It is not predestined or prescribed. It is your personal journey, your pathway to do as you feel called. Be courageous and create the journey. It will be a unique reflection of who you choose to...

December always is connected to Christmas  and Hanukkah in America and around the world.  This month is unique from November which American culture holds dear as the month of Thanksgiving.  Both months are great occasions for celebrating family and community.


The mood of these holidays—the stories,...

Well, fall is in full bloom and winter is right around the corner! In Maine we are completing raking and bagging leaves, brought in the harvest of our gardens, closed down our flower beds, stacked our wood, put up storm windows, and buttoning up for...

Went to Vermont to see the autumn color. A friend from Texas rented a car and drove. Off to Vermont on October 3,,1. Wonderful color and an opportunity to visit dear cousins and two of my eight siblings that still live there. Had a great...

It used to be that September was noticeably cooler but it hasn't been cooler yet! Yes, I will be another year older soon. Time flies! It seems like school has started for many children. It always was in September when I was in school. But...

It is interesting to look at the observances that each month has. To name a few for August; American adventures month, Get ready for kindergarten month, Happiness happens month, What will be your legacy month, National water quality month, and National civility month. Oh, on...

Parents help build productive lives for their children.