Possibilities for Early Head Start Funding

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Melissa Mattes, director of Early Childhood Programs at Downeast Community Partners, will lead a community conversation regarding current programs and an upcoming grant opportunity for Early Head Start funding that could potentially be used for programming in the Blue Hill area. The public is invited to …

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 …

MaineCF Awards Community Grants for Early Childhood Planning

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a total of $148,277 to six nonprofit organizations chosen as first recipients of its Early Childhood Community Planning Grants program. The one-year grants are intended to help communities ensure their youngest children are ready to learn and thrive when they begin school. Each grantee will gather data about its …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Maine Health Access Foundation Grant

Healthy Peninsula has received a $30,000, one-year planning grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation, one of four such grant recipients statewide. The “Catalyzing Rural Health Transformation” grants promote cross-sector collaborative approaches to improve health and health care access in Maine’s rural communities. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will be participating as a core partner in …

Advance Care Planning Workshop Coming to Deer Isle

A free, two-part workshop will be offered at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library on March 4 and 11, for those interested in exploring goals, values, and options for their future healthcare decisions, as well as learning practical information about Advance Care Planning. The Workshop is part of Choices That Matter, a community campaign offering opportunities …

Healthy Peninsula Welcomes New Project Coordinator

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that Becky Pease has joined our family as the Choices That Matter Coordinator. She brings to us valuable experience from her former job as Program Director for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and her service on boards of various nonprofit agencies. She feels that helping a family or individual …

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 …

Educare – An Early Childhood Development and Parenting Project

Please join interested and knowledgeable people who are involved in childhood development, childhood education, adult education, nutrition, and other other children’s services to determine the viability of an Educare program for a discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 pm at St. Brendan’s Church, 627 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle. Please read further for …