Maine Coast Mall 2014 Holiday Festival Schedule

Maine Coast Mall First Ever Holiday Festival December 12 & 13, 2014

Tree Lighting, Bonfire & Concert for a Cause!  Friday, December 12, 2014 5-8pm

Enjoy live music and Christmas carols during the community bonfire! Donations are welcome and will benefit The Ark Animal Shelter.

5pm:  A traditional tree lighting ceremony will kick off the celebration

5:15pm-8pm:  Enjoy a free concert by The Stesha Cano Band around the community bonfire!  Event is FREE to the public, but donations are welcome and 100% will go to The Ark Animal Shelter. 

Santa Clause will be on site and visiting with children from 5-6:30 at the Maine Coast Mall, then he will head over to McDonalds from 6:30-8pm.

Maine Coast Mall Community Group & Non Profit Day - Saturday, December 13, 2014 11-3pm

Financial Literacy Course for Women Continues with Money Matters

The YWCA Mount Desert Island is sponsoring a series of classes on financial literacy for women.  Classes continue with Money Matters on December 20 at 8:30AM at 36 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor with Instructor, Anne Gibson from Gibson Financial Solution.  By the end of this class participants will understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.  The monthly classes are free and childcare is provided upon request.  To register contact Anna Carr at 288-5008 or email

Anne Gibson is the primary service provider for Gibson Financial Solutions and specializes in financial planning and investment management.

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

With colder weather approaching, Spectrum Generations is in full swing helping older and disabled adults in central Maine get the assistance they need to stay warm and safe this winter. 

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

Take a moment and look at the portrait above. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters.

Read Aimee's story and learn why her portrait is part of an exhibit called SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience


Stonington Rocks Black Friday and Small Business Saturday


Make Stonington your destination on November 28-29, when the downtown of Down East’s prettiest working waterfront will again buzz with activity as local businesses and craft vendors offer specials, discounts, and a decorated downtown, including Opera House Arts’ annual free holiday movie and caroling at the Stonington Opera House on Friday, November 28 at 2 p.m.

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...