Kindness encouraged in eastern Maine

10:56 PM, Apr 7, 2012   |    comments
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CALAIS, Maine (AP) - People in Maine's easternmost county are being urged to think positive and be especially kind as the county celebrates what's been proclaimed as Positively Kind Week.

Washington County commissioners last month signed a proclamation declaring this week, from Sunday through Saturday, as Positively Kind Week, encouraging agencies, businesses, religious organizations and people to kick their kindness levels up a notch.

Organizers say the week will culminate next Saturday with a "kindness explosion" at Washington County Community College in Calais.

There, participants will take to the streets of Calais to deliver random acts of kindness while holding various craft-related kindness activities, a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes research and be-kind-to-yourself workshops.

The event is the brainchild of Lanette Pottle of Robbinston, the founder of Positivity Nation, which promotes positive action.

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