Area schools use local communities to educate

by Monique Labbe When students on the Blue Hill Peninsula start school this year, they will have unique opportunities to have educational experiences in and out of the classroom. In Brooksville, the students work closely with the Brooksville Historical Society to learn the history of their community and where their ancestors came from. The students …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Support from the Yoakum Fund

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from the Yoakum Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to provide healthy nutrition programs for young and old. We plan to use this support to continue the healthy cooking classes that we held at senior and low-income residences and senior centers last year …

Welcome Lilyanna!

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to be hosting, in partnership with Healthy Acadia, our first Goodwill VISTA volunteer. Lilyanna Sollberger will be working part-time on Healthy Eating projects through August. Having grown up on the Blue Hill Peninsula, she is deeply invested in the health and well being of her community members. Lilyanna attended College of …

Maine Farmland Trust Supports Food Security Work

Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce the award of a food-security grant from the Maine Farmland Trust. Our work in food security began eight years ago with the Magic Food Bus (which will be rolling again at the end of June), and since then, we have discovered other ways we can help people in our …

Soup’s On!

Anna Wind, our Healthy Eating coordinator, reports: We had our first luncheon of the season at Harborview yesterday. Six residents came out in the cold and joined me to cook, socialize, taste new things, and share a delicious, healthy meal. We reviewed knife skills, and shared tips about vegetables like leeks and celery root. The …

New Support for Healthy Eating

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Yoakum Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. These funds are designated for healthy nutrition programs for the young and old, as well as general support for our Healthy Eating initiative. We look forward to working with the communities we serve …

Flash! Concert to Benefit the Magic Food Bus

It’s summer, time for the Magic Food Bus and Flash! in the Pans to join forces one more time. Shake off a long, rainy spring on Monday, June 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park. This event is one of the primary fundraising opportunities for the Magic Food Bus, and …