Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

 

The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, in collaboration with the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, held an awards celebration at the Maine Hospital Association on March 21st to recognize hospitals for taking steps to create tobacco-free hospital environments and supporting tobacco-free lifestyles for patients, staff and the community. The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence awards program celebration highlighted the efforts of 29 Maine hospitals and 6 hospital champions. Among this year’s honorees was Mid Coast Hospital, receiving a silver level award. 

 

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Young Cancer Patients and Their Families Invited to Attend FREE Summer Camp

 

TOPSHAM - Cancer doesn’t have to be a reason for a child to miss the fun and excitement of camp. Children affected by cancer, ages 4 through high school, are invited to attend the American Cancer Society’s Camp Rainbow, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 from June 24- 30.

Navy chief surveys ship construction at BIW

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The U.S. Navy's top admiral came to Bath to do a little shipbuilding. Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Chief of Naval operations (CNO). Pushed the "start" button on a huge CNC plasma metal cutting machine at Bath Iron Work's Hardings Plant Thursday morning. The computer-controlled machine burned through plate steel, cutting the first piece of the Navy's newest Zumwalt class destroyer, identified only as the DDG-1002.

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Scoop-a-Thon at The Gelato Fiasco to Benefit Brunswick Teen Center

The Gelato Fiasco and the Brunswick Teen Center will once again partner to support Brunswick’s youth by holding a special scooping event on Thursday, April 5. The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store will donate all April 5 sales beyond the seasonal daily average to the Brunswick Teen Center. Last year, the event raised more than $2,500.

The Brunswick Teen Center Scoop-a-Thon will be held during the store’s regular hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Volunteers, including principals, teachers, students, town officials, local sports team members, and Bowdoin College students and administrators will serve as celebrity scoopers throughout the event. Musicians will also perform during the afternoon and evening hours.

The Gelato Fiasco will donate all sales beyond the average for a Thursday in April. Therefore, every purchase counts.

Local Food is Offering a Free Children's Activity Series "Young Green Thumbs

Local Food is offering a free children's activity series "Young Green Thumbs" at the Patten Free Library in Bath each Wednesday in April.

Local Farms - Local Food is a collaboration between the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust to celebrate local food and agriculture in the Bath-Brunswick region. KELT's Education Coordinator, Becky Kolak, will offer agricultural themed activities, discussion, and crafts.

Exposing children to the wonders of growing food, whether plants or animals, is an important step to healthy eating habits. The connection of food from the farm to the plate is a fun and active journey. Children will start a summer vegetable garden, marvel at the intricacies of soil, become chefs of homemade pesto, and learn the amazing story of farm sheep!

Jane's Garden Part 2

Jane's Garden Part 2

Jane put peas in the ground this weekend!  She did a very good job.  We used a little wood ash from our wood stove in order to add valuable potash to the soil.  She seemed to have a really good time!