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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 6:28 PM
Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) has announced that Daphne Lang, M.D. (left) has joined Stockton Springs Regional Health Center, and Leigh Presutto, M.D. (right) has joined Lincolnville Regional Health Center
  • Coastal Mountains Nature Program will present “21 Opportunities Per Week to Lessen Your Carbon Footprint,” the second in a three-part speaker series at Camden Public Library, on Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m. . . .
  • On Thursday, December 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Medomak Valley High School auditorium in Waldoboro, seven students from Medomak Valley High School and Oceanside High School in Rockland will give PechaKucha-style . . .
  • Healthy Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are working together to provide local restaurants, bars and stores with responsible beverage server training on Wednesday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to . . .
  • Screening & Discussion on “Recovery Boys” Documentary —
    Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition and Rockland Public Library will present a screening of the 2018 documentary film “Recovery Boys,” followed by a discussion, on Tuesday, December 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. . . .
  • Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition (MCRC) will discuss its proposal to purchase 63 Washington Street in Camden on Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in the French Conference Room in the Camden Town Office building on the corner . . .
  • Tai-Chi: The Art of Stillness in Motion at Camden Library —
    “Tai-Chi-Balance: The Art of Stillness in Motion,” taught and created by John Jenkins (pictured), will be offered at the Camden Public Library on Sunday, November 25, at 1:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $5 per person. A contemporary . . .
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, White Street in Rockland, presents “Spirituality for the Second Half of Life,” a series of talks that address challenges faced by older adults. The next program is on Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. at the church. . . .
  • Community Partnerships for Protecting Children conducts monthly community educational trainings. The next training session is for anyone who is required by Maine law to report abuse and neglect, and it will be held on . . .
  • The American Red Cross has launched First Aid for Opioid Overdoses – an online course to teach people how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose. “An opioid overdose is a life-threatening emergency,” says Patricia Murtagh . . .
  • “Moving to the new building is transformative for NAMI Maine and those we serve,” said NAMI Maine’s executive director, Jenna Mehnert
  • The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has released a near real-time data dashboard for tickborne diseases on the Maine Tracking Network, a web-based portal that allows users to access environmental and health data
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on October 30 that it would repeal its approval for lead acetate, a toxic compound currently used as the active ingredient in so-called “progressive” hair dyes, such as Grecian Formula, which slowly darken gray hairs.
  • Earlier this year, Maine’s Legislature passed a Joint Resolution designating November as Maine Family Caregivers Month, in concert with a national designation
  • There’s a new opportunity to turn the tide against this deadly disease through the newly available lung cancer screening, which helps diagnose the disease in the earliest stages when it’s most curable
  • Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together is offering a four-week music and movement class for parents or caregivers and their babies age birth to eight months. As Day describes the program, “We are a community of families . . .
  • The annual open enrollment period to purchase or change health insurance plans on the individual market starts Thursday, November 1, and ends December 15. Maine Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa said that on . . .
  • Non-dairy plant-based milks seem to be taking up more and more space on store shelves these days. Indeed, sales of plant milks more than doubled between 2009 and 2015 worldwide as they became increasingly popular. . . .
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to host a . . .
  • St. Peter’s Church, White Street in Rockland, has planned a series of six talks, most of them on Sunday afternoons, on challenges faced by older adults. The first, on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m., is about palliative care and hospice . . .
  • Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and MaineHealth Care at Home are forming a peer support group for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. The eight-week group will meet on Wednesdays, from November 7 to January 15, from . . .
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