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Training Exercise at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Training Exercise at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will participate in a mass rescue operation as part of a full-scale training exercise on Wednesday, May 18.  The scenario of this exercise takes place in Bar Harbor as two tenders from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line collide in the fog causing people to be thrown in the water. (Note: no actual victims will be placed in the water)  This training exercise includes the Mount Desert Island Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, US Coast Guard, Hancock Emergency Management Agency, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Acadia National Park, MDI Public Safety Agencies, US Customs and Border Patrol, Warden Service, Red Cross and Regional Medical Resources.

Feed Maine Food Drive

Feed Maine Food Drive

NEWS CENTER crews will broadcast live outside the Hannaford Supermarkets today. Kathleen Shannon and Bruse Glasier on Forest Avenue in Portland, Don Carrigan and Caroline Cornish on Cony Street in Augusta, Rob Caldwell and Sharon Rose on Main Street in Sanford and Steve McKay and Melissa Kim on Union Street in Bangor. We'll be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. If you can't make it to the food drive on Saturday, you can make a cash donation at any Hannaford Supermarket in Maine throughout the month of May.

3rd Annual Skate Against Drugs This Saturday

With live music from fifteen bands and a skateboard competition providing the backdrop, Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, Old Town YMCA, WHSN, and Spanky’s Pizza, are sponsoring the 3rd annual Skate Against Drugs at Bangor Skatepark on Saturday, May 7 from 11 am to 6 pm. 

“With on-site services and information ranging from HIV testing and overdose prevention to career opportunities and addiction recovery support, this is no ordinary event,” states organizer Tim Shaw, Youth Liaison and Overdose Prevention Specialist for Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness..  

“This is a chance for people to have fun and receive some very important information at the same time,” he adds.  “There are a wide range of resources available to people in this community and Skate Against Drugs has proven to be a great way to connect people with them.”         

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Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

Support Hemophilia Alliance of Maine (HAM) at our First Fundraiser!

Support Hemophilia Alliance of Maine (HAM) at our First Fundraiser!

Support HAM at our First Fundraiser!

It's a Family Dance

May 14th, 6-9 PM at the Backdoor Dance Studio in Eddington, Maine

Join us for some dancing, an informational session about hemophilia, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and a silent auction!

Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults, and $25 for families.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact Tracey Gideon at 843-6232.

Hope to see you there!!

There is now a support group for the bleeding disorders community held monthly in Bangor.  We meet on the First Friday of every month at      4 pm in the Pediatric Specialy Services Clinic, Webber East, Third Floor, 404 State Street, Bangor.  If you are interested or want more information, please contact Jill Packard at 207-512-4796

When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries

When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries

Bangor, ME – As part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, The Acadia Hospital will be offering a free presentation entitled, “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries” on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. at The Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

Acadia Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Julie Balaban, MD, and Child and Adolescent Clinician Michelle Bittrich, LCSW will share information about children and anxiety.

Acadia is joining hundreds of mental health providers across the country in an educational campaign called, Speak Up for Kids. “Our goal is to create awareness in communities that early diagnosis and intervention are key to children’s success in school, with friends, and at home,” commented Dr.

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.