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Recent Blog Posts
Two visiting Chinese students in a Chicago airport were pointing at a Starbucks as one of them exclaimed “Look! Just like at home!” I smiled. Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks would be pleased. Part of his business philosophy when he bought Starbucks was to...read more
How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...read more
I always have mixed feelings about "holidays" such as Mother's Day but I went to bed last night thinking of Mother Mary. I thought about how much she went through as a mother of which we can choose to identify. First, she was pregnant without being married, then she...read more
Next week there will be a community dinner in the food court of Mt. Blue High School (not sponsored by RSU9), 129 Seamon Road in Farmington. The $5/plate dinner is Friday, July 27th 5 – 7 pm. This dinner will help alleviate financial needs for Mat Otte whose mother...read more
What is human trafficking? According to the United States National Trafficking Hotline website, the legal definition of human trafficking: Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for...read more
Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration. Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.
~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member
Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community. She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.
Professor, University of Maine at Farmington