Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Payson Park, Portland, ME

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Planning Ahead: Managing Advanced Parkinson’s and Other Neurological Conditions

As Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions progress, you may find that you need more support and help. In this class, Dr. David Giansiracusa from MaineHealth will discuss all the resources and options that are available to you and your family as you face these changes. Join Dr. Giansiracusa for an interactive discussion that will include topics such as: creating an advance directive, caregiver self-care, and the role that palliative care and hospice care can play.

Thursday, September 29, 1 – 2:30 pm
Boardroom, Stephens Memorial Hospital - Norway

 FREE. Registration required. Visit or call toll free number at 1-866-609-5183.

Our first chicken dinner from the land!

Our first chicken dinner from the land!

It was an historic meal for us this weekend!  We had our first chicken dinner with a meat bird that we raised on our land!  For me this was the culmination of a LOT of research and work.  We decided to start small and slaughter a few birds on Saturday.  Of course I will spare you the gory details.  It's not fun to kill anything really but it is a necessary part of eating and I was prepared to do it before I ever got started with this idea.  So the processing of the birds went well and we are glad we started with just a few since we learned a LOT and now feel confident about the larger slaughter that's coming.  I roasted the bird and it was DELICIOUS!  We all enjoyed it!  It's is also a satisfying feeling to be able to provide for my family in such a direct and tangible way. 

I couldn't resist sharing how I cooked the bird so here is my own recipe.



Only 3 shelters remain open at this time

Mountain Valley High School in Rumford has CLOSED 
Cumberland County:
Bridgton Community Center
15 Depot Street
Lincoln County: 
 Wiscasset Community Center
242 Gardiner Road
Oxford County: 
Woodstock Fire Station
26 Monk Avenue

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick


Less than a year after the announcement of its expansion plans, Mid Coast Health Services is proud to open its brand new Mid Coast Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic, Downtown at Brunswick Station. The 10,000 square-foot facility is situated on the first floor of Brunswick Station’s newest building on Station Avenue.

Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services said, “The new downtown location is well situated for the region’s first non-emergency Walk-In Clinic.  We are pleased to offer this new service to the community as we further our commitment to maintaining excellent quality, easily accessible care, close to home.”

“With the success of revitalization efforts, Brunswick has become a regional destination,” said Stephanie Slocum, Executive Director of the Brunswick Downtown Association.