The difference is in the shape of the leaves. Thanksgiving cactus is the most obvious because of the little projections on the tips of the leaves (which are actually stems). The Christmas cactus has smaller, more rounded projections, and the Easter cactus is very rounded.
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Trinity Episcopal Church Leader Settles Down On Maine Coast
CASTINE—Life has taken Trinity Episcopal Church priest Donna Downs around the world, from Connecticut to Tokyo, Japan, England and more, but one small town on the coast of Maine always remained a constant.
Wilson Museum Begins Search For Executive Director
Hutchins to step down in 2021
Tis The Season—For The Bees
Tis the season, so here is an idea for a handmade gift for the gardener in your life.
Christmas Cactus, And An Early Start To Holiday Decorating
I’ve been asked how you can tell whether you have a Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving cactus.
Facing Budget Crisis, George Stevens Academy Requests Tuition Hike
BLUE HILL—An announcement sent to parents of George Stevens Academy students November 21 alerted them to what amounts to a financial crisis for the independent high school, which is requesting a tuition hike to $14,200 per student.
Union 93 Meeting A Lead Up To 20-21 Budget, Contract Vote
PENOBSCOT—The Union 93 board met November 20 at Penobscot Community School, where members reviewed a proposed 2020-21 budget, re-elected Jerry Markley (Penobscot) as chairman and Kathy MacArthur (Castine) as secretary and played an online Kahoot quiz that covered technology, curriculum and special services reports.
Castine Gallery Owners Go “Green-er” This Thanksgiving
Art for conservation
Veterans Day Program Brings Stories To Life Through Song
CASTINE—At what price freedom? The songs and stories of Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz drew a poignant picture of the men and women behind World War II abroad and the war effort at home Veterans Day, November 11, to Witherle Memorial Library.
Mariner Teams Cruise To Conference Championships
CASTINE—It was a busy weekend of North Atlantic Conference championships, with men’s and women’s soccer championships, as well as volleyball, all being played on the Maine Maritime Academy campus.
New Penobscot Pastor Felt ‘Call' To Small Town Maine
PENOBSCOT—After a year of interim pastors, parishioners of South Penobscot Baptist Church received a permanent placement with pastor Jake Clement’s official installation in September.
5 Tall Evergreen Hedges
Surrounding your garden with an imposing hedge is like planting a 'neighbour' you have chosen yourself and like a lot!
2021 Gift Guide
Ideas for the tech lovers in your life
Easy Holiday Entrée
Tired of the same-old holiday turkey and ham? This simple-yet-satisfying pork tenderloin dish may be just what you’re looking for to freshen things up this year.
‘Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches on Just in Time for Holidays
As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.
'Tis the season...for giving back
Sayonara, Scrooge. Here’s how to make *everyone* (yep, even you) feel warm ‘n’ fuzzy this season.
“Ugh! my family is so…"
Are your holiday hangouts dragging you down? Don’t go Grinch just yet, because we’re solving your stressiest fam sitches.
Use firethorn sprigs to welcome guests this holiday season.
A Gingerbread Cottage for Two
A Wisconsin couple use vintage-style lighting for kitschy Christmas charm
10 Tips to Enjoy Low-Sugar Holidays
For weight control and improved health, follow these strategies to keep your sugar intake to a minimum while still relishing the sweetness of the season.
What to Know Before You Mistletoe
How to make your break Holly Lolly – with or without a BAE.