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Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

Mid Coast Hospital Announces First Baby of 2012 Born in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Ushering in 2012, Mid Coast Hospital announced today the birth of the first baby of the new year: A girl, Violet Amelia Beardsley born to Joey-Lynne Beardsley and Michael Elias Beardsley of Brunswick, Maine, on January 2, 2012 at 12:07 a.m.

As one of the first of Maine’s babies born in Maine this year, Violet will be among the first 2012 babies eligible to receive the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge grant (Alfond Grant) to start a NextGen College Investing

Brunswick-Based Clear Water Carbon Fund Provides Tree Gift Option in Time for the Holidays

This fall, Maine scientists launched a groundbreaking carbon reduction program, designed to address greenhouse gas emissions while protecting clean water, creating wildlife habitat and enhancing local communities and economies. Now, in time for the holidays, the Clear Water Carbon Fund has created an option for environmentally conscious shoppers to buy trees for their friends and family.

The Clear Water Carbon Fund’s web site allows gift givers to easily “purchase” and plant trees in either Maine or Vermont.

The Clear Water Carbon Fund was developed by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and is planting trees along treeless riverbanks in Maine’s Sebago Lake watershed and in Vermont’s White River watershed.

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?

Get Your Broderson Award Tickets-A Celebration of Commercial Artists from the State of Maine

Get Your Broderson Award Tickets-A Celebration of Commercial Artists from the State of Maine

We are thrilled to have the 2011 show at the historic State Theatre hosted by Myq Kaplan of Last Comic Standing fame. Purchase your tickets and enjoy a night of fine commercial art, good food and even better laughs!

Individual tickets, six or eight top tables available. Hour d’oeuvres are included for both, with drink service at tables only. There will be a cash bar for both.

Purchased tickets can be picked up at the Broderson’s gallery at 611 Congress Street before the show.

See you there!

 

Deatils at Brodersons.com

 

Questions?
Email your questions to:
info@maineadclub.com

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Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

Western Maine Resort Towns, Downeast Coast Displaying Peak Foliage

AUGUSTA, Maine - Peak foliage color has reached Rangeley, Farmington, Bethel, and the downeast coast, according to the fifth 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC).
 
Maine fall foliage conditions for Oct. 12. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation.
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing peak leaf color, or at least 75 percent color change, in the western lakes and mountains region, covering the towns of Rangeley, Kingfield, Farmington, Rumford and Bethel. Peak color is also being reported along the downeast coast from Bucksport to Eastport and in interior Hancock and Washington counties.

Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

More foliage colors are beginning to show in northern Maine, according to the second 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC). 

Maine fall foliage conditions for Sept. 21. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation
 
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing low leaf color, or 10 to 30 percent toward peak, along with very low leaf drop in all of Aroostook County and northern portions of Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

Rangers believe that some sections of Aroostook County will see moderate color, or 30 to 50 percent toward peak, by this weekend. Foliage color and leaf drop in the remainder of the state is very low, or less than 10 percent, according to the report.

"Fall colors are starting to show along mountain ridges in Aroostook County," said Scott Thompson, park ranger at Aroostook State Park near Presque Isle.