Flatland the Movie

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5-7pm,
Neville Hall 100
University of Maine
followed by A Gathering for Gardner


Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.
Neville Hall, Room 100, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, there will be a screening of Flatland: The Movie, based on the celebrated novel, starring Kristen Bell (Heroes, Veronica Mars, When in Rome) and Martin Sheen. Jeffrey Travis, who directed the film, and visiting professor Tony Harkin, a consultant for the film, will discuss it afterwards. The event goes from 5 to 7 p.m.

Acadia Hospital Stands Ready to Accept Displaced MaineCare Recipients

Bangor, ME – In response to the decision of Bangor Psychiatric Services to no longer see MaineCare clients, the Acadia Hospital has announced it stands ready to accommodate some of the approximately 2,500 affected individuals.
“As a primary non-profit provider of mental health and substance abuse services we must be accessible for Maine residents in need of treatment,” commented Acadia President and CEO David S. Proffitt, PhD. “Acadia has talented and committed professionals ready to help those in need.”
The Acadia Hospital is a private, non-profit psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment provider. As a member of EMHS, Acadia works with its affiliated organizations to ensure the highest quality care is available to all who need it.
For more information on Acadia Hospital and our services go to: www.acadiahospital.org.

Obama administration official visiting Orono

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- An Obama administration official is visiting Maine to discuss the new health care overhaul, which is an issue in election campaigns around the country.

Deputy Assistant Secretary on Aging Cindy Padilla will meet with seniors Wednesday at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. Padilla will be joined by Bill Kassler, chief medical officer for the Region 1 Office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Democrats have been trying to ease concerns seniors have about health care reforms. Polls show seniors to be disproportionately against Democrats' health care plans. As a group, seniors are skeptical, vote faithfully and in large numbers, and are keenly aware of how the government's actions can affect them.









Popcorn and activism: a recipe for a great night!

This Friday, the Maine Women’s Policy Center is pleased to co-host, with the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and The Naked Truth Project, a screening of the film Living Downstream.
This poetic, 85-minute film follows Sandra Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

Bangor city council votes on new city manager

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor City Council has picked a new City Manager.

Catherine Conlow, the city manager for Orono, will take over in Bangor on November 29.

The appointment happened Monday afternoon in City Hall. Conlow was not at the meeting because she is out of town.

Bangor has been operating with an interim city manager since last December when Ed Barrett, former city manager, vacated the position.

Barrett held the position for 22 years.

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Hosts Country Fair

Come enjoy the autumn weather as Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care hosts a Country Fair to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on Saturday, October 23 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 932 Ohio Street in Bangor.  The fair will include live entertainment by Nostalgia, a petting zoo, free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more.  This event is open to the public and admission is $5; all funds raised will go to the Bangor Humane Society.   

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community features 78 assisted living apartments, as well as a dedicated wing with 14 apartments designed to accommodate residents with memory care needs.  Amenities include licensed nursing staff, 24-hour care, three delicious chef-prepared meals each day, bus service, activities program, housekeeping and maintenance service.

American Chestnuts coming back

BRADLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--The American Chestnut was once the most prolific hardwood tree in the Appalachians. The population has been decimated by a blight brought in from Asia and now only about 200 wild American Chestnuts exist in Maine.

The problem began at the turn of the last century and by 1960, the Federal Government stopped funding protection of the Chestbuts.  In 1982, a group of American Scientist believed they had the technology to bring the Chestnut back.  They began a program of "Back Cross-Breeding" that they thought would establish a blight-resistant Chestnut in 30-40 years.