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Social Call Service Offers Connection During Isolation

Healthy Acadia’s Maine RecoveryCorps and MDI Hospital are partnering to offer a new Social Call service to respond to the isolation many community members are facing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Social calls can be a welcome break from the isolation of the physical distancing restrictions in place as part of efforts...

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MaineCF Awards COVID-19 Fund Grants

 PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—Nonprofit organizations that serve Maine people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic have been awarded $1.2 million from the Maine Community Foundation 's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and a fund for food security. The 130 grantees include community and statewide organizations providing basic support such as food, shelter, child care, mental health...

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MaineCF Seeks Applications to its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND – The Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation is seeking applications. The fund supports projects and organizations that promote traditional handcrafts throughout the state. An anonymous donor established the fund in 2007. The grant application deadline is June 1, 2021. The online application, guidelines and a complete list...

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Face Coverings All Northern Light Health hospitals, care centers, and campuses have implemented universal masking, including face coverings for patients and visitors.

Face coverings help stop the spread of COVID-19 even if you don’t have any symptoms, that’s why the CDC and Northern Light Health recommend wearing them any time you’re in a situation where you may not be able to social distance. This includes running essential errands like getting groceries, going to work,...

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MDI Hospital Names New President and CEO

BAR HARBOR—Mount Desert Island Hospital has named a new president and CEO. Christina “Chrissi” Maguire, current chief operating officer and senior vice president will succeed Art Blank on January 1, 2021. Blank announced in January of this year that he would retire at the end of 2020. “I speak for the...

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Healthy Acadia Will Offer Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Training this spring While observing Distancing protocols

Ellsworth - Maine’s busy tourist season may be delayed this year, but Healthy Acadia is still ready to help and stores, restaurants, and taverns safely sell or serve alcohol when they are fully re-opened. “Two things have changed with our state-certified server/seller training this year,” said Tara Young, Drug Free Communities Coordinator and...

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