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Welcome 2017!

2016 was designated as Membership Year at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.  Beginning in January, we started to publish articles in the newsletter reminding members of the benefits of being a part of the chamber and encouraging them to take advantage of what we offer. Benefits like the newsletter...

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Local High School students assist Schoodic Institute Researchers

Students from Sumner Memorial High School’s Pathways program are taking  their science lessons from trees and seaweed while helping researchers from Schoodic Institute. With help from the Davis Family Foundation and Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust grants, a research and education partnership between Schoodic and Pathways has students working in the field...

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Healthy Acadia Offers Free “Tai Chi for Health” Series

What: Free class series to improve strength and balance   Where:  The Gatherings Community Center, Surry, Maine   Dates and Time:  Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00am, January 16 to May 1, 2017.   Surry. Healthy Acadia will offer a “Tai Chi for Health” class series beginning January 16, 2017 in partnership with Healthy Peninsula and The...

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Historical Marker Installed at Woodlawn

The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees), governing body of Woodlawn in Ellsworth, now has two historical markers on public display recognizing the significant role they played in the formation and establishment of Acadia National Park (ANP).   On September 6, the first historical marker was dedicated at the Blue Hill...

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Healthy Acadia Offers Tips for Eating Better on a Budget

Healthy Acadia's Nutrition Education Coordinators in Hancock and Washington Counties, are excited to offer, "10 Tips - Eating Better on a Budget" nutrition classes for adults. This class is designed to empower adults who are experiencing a limited budget with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable choices. ...

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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Cardiologist

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Cardiologist Adam Grasso, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. to the Maine Coast medical staff. An experienced cardiologist who worked with Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for nearly a decade, most recently Dr. Grasso practiced medicine with Indian Health Service, part of the U.S. Department of Health...

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Enactment of the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

  By: Rachel M. Trafton On Tuesday December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. Several pieces of the legislation focus on medical breakthroughs. It also includes the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act. Elder law attorneys across the country have been advocating in support of the Fairness Act for...

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