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Mainers to be Thankful For

  • Published
    November 24, 2021

    Our 2021 Mainers to Be Thankful For

    Even as the pandemic continues to test our society and how we relate to one another, we don't have to look far to find people who, every day, disregard differences to help their fellow humans. Our 2021 Mainers to Be Thankful For have provided housing, clothing, comfort and support to people in their communities – often strangers – with only the satisfaction of making a difference in return. We hope that by sharing their stories, they serve as examples for us all.

  • Published
    November 25, 2020

    Our 2020 Mainers to Be Thankful For

    In a year that’s been trying like none before, we’ve also seen the best of humanity come out through kindness, bravery, innovation and determination. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been recognizing people who’ve stepped up to help their fellow Mainers, but we knew there were more out there so we asked you, our readers, to tell us who in your community is making a difference behind the scenes. The people you’ll read about below have provided food and shelter, financial and emotional support. They’ve fought for equality and kept us connected. This year, finding Mainers to be thankful for was easier than ever.

  • Published
    November 28, 2019

    Giving thanks for our fellow Mainers

    Our 2019 list of Mainers to be Thankful For shows us the best of ourselves

  • Published
    November 22, 2018

    Mainers to be thankful for 2018

    We take a moment this season to give thanks to those among us who give time and energy to the larger community, enriching the world around us. Here are some people who stood out to us for working diligently, often without recognition, to comfort, protect, nurture and inspire others who need a helping hand.

  • Published
    November 23, 2017

    Mainers to be thankful for 2017

    We take a moment this season to give thanks to those among us who give time and energy to the larger community, enriching the world around us. Here are 10 people who have worked diligently, often without recognition, to comfort, protect, nurture and inspire others who need a helping hand.

  • Published
    November 24, 2016

    Mainers to be thankful for 2016

    We take a moment this season to give thanks to those among us who give time and energy to the larger community, enriching the world around us. Here are 11 people who have worked diligently, often without recognition, to comfort, protect, nurture and inspire others who need a helping hand.

  • Published
    November 26, 2015

    10 Mainers to be thankful for 2015

    As Mainers gather around loaded tables and greet family members who come from afar, we also take a moment to give thanks to those among us who give their time and their energy to the larger community, sharing their humanity and enriching the world around us. Here are 10 people who have worked diligently, often without recognition, to comfort, protect, nurture and inspire others who need a helping hand.

  • Published
    November 27, 2014

    Ten Mainers to be thankful for 2014

  • Published
    November 25, 2013

    Ten Mainers to be thankful for 2013

    Behold the bounty of Thanksgiving. These 10 individuals – known by their neighbors for their generous hearts and for their genuine commitment to improving the community around them – were chosen by the Portland Press Herald as embodying the spirit of the holiday

  • Published
    November 25, 2012

    Ten Mainers to be thankful for 2012

    Here are 10 people for whom we are thankful as they work diligently, often without recognition, to comfort, protect, nurture and inspire, and so make our world a better place.

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