Events

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

YWCA MDI plans to register voters in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bernard to celebrate the national holiday.

On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.

In light of national elections, the theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America. With 471 congressional seats up for grabs this year and 36 states electing governors, every American is expected to vote on Election Day 2014. But Americans must remember to register in September in order to vote in November.

That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation this fall.

Reception Held to Benefit Friends in Action Senior Center Campaign

In early August, under a breezy and cloudless sky, Tim and Sam Francis held a well-attended reception to inform guests of the fundraising campaign that is underway for the new Senior Center at the Moore School in Ellsworth.  The event raised $6,000 toward the campaign goal of $200,000.

Candy Gammelin, President of the Friends in Action Board, spoke about the keen interest this project has engendered among residents in Ellsworth and surrounding towns.  “Hancock County has more residents who are over 60 years of age than any other county in the State.  We are learning from many published studies that the key to healthy aging is staying involved and active, and the new Senior Center will provide many opportunities for that to happen; particularly because it is part of an intergenerational community space,” said Gammelin.

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Barbara Ernst Prey Selects Bowdoin College Museum of Art to Receive Money from Down East Magazine

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey selected Bowdoin College Museum of Art  to receive $10,000 raised by Maine’s Down East Magazine at the Art of Giving Gala in Portland last Thursday.

In celebration of Down East’s 60th Anniversary, the magazine has invited Barbara Ernst Prey, along with other iconic Maine and New York artists, to be on an inside cover of the August anniversary issue. Her vibrant  Nocturne IV  is currently featured on the commemorative cover.  A new imited edition signed and numbered print release of Nocturne IV produced by U.L.A.E. is currently included in the exhibit Barbara Ernst Prey: American Contemporary at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde.  The exhibit has been extended through September 1st.

Maine Preparing for Spectacular 2014 Fall Foliage Season

 

With the start of the Maine Fall Foliage season soon to begin, The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports that conditions in the northernmost part of the state are prime for subtle color changes with very low leaf drop.  Beginning Wednesday, September 10, the Maine Office of Tourism and DACF will provide an update on the gradual change in leaf color from north to south culminating in peak conditions in late-October.

Dennett's Wharf Restaurant & Oyster Bar is Hosting the 2014 Maine State Oyster Easting Championship

Dennett's Wharf Restaurant & Oyster Bar is Hosting the 2014 Maine State Oyster Easting Championship

Contestant Registration Open!