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Safe Harbor Cancer Support Group Expands Sessions

Ellsworth-Coping with the challenges of cancer can be an isolating and overwhelming experience. Sharing feelings and sources of strength with others who have walked the same road, helps one feel supported, uplifted, and fosters hope. The Safe Harbor Cancer Support Group is a confidential and supportive gathering place for people living...

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Gleaners Collected, Distributed 28,000 Pounds of Food in 2019

Thanks to the incredible generosity of community members across the Downeast region, Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative collected and distributed 28,042 pounds of produce from farms and gardens across Hancock and Washington counties in 2019. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the 155 volunteers, including the University of Maine...

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‘Yoga for Cancer’ Yoga Teacher Training Workshop Offered

Ellsworth—Yoga, a widely practiced method for relaxation and improved health, is often specialized for various health conditions. Susan Sassaman, a yoga instructor in Bar Harbor will be offering a workshop to teach other yoga instructors the specialty of Yoga for Cancer. Participants of the workshop will experience a Yoga for...

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Grants Available for Hancock County Nonprofits

PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2020. Application, guidelines and a list of 2019 grants are available at A volunteer committee of Hancock County...

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