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 …

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 …

“Being Mortal” Showing in Brooksville

On Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm, the film “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” will be screened at the Brooksville Free Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. Being Mortal is based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book and explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with …

Optimizing Healthcare Choices for Difficult Times

As a veteran hospice volunteer, my role is to support individuals who are critically ill or whose condition may be terminal and their caregivers. When I first visit, I want to know: “Who is this person?” “Who is he behind the illness?” “What did she love to do?” “What are the priorities right now?” And …

A Tale of Two Deaths

Three daughters gathered in the hospital room where their mother lay dying. This had been long expected, and the two daughters from out of state and the one who lived nearby sat together around her bed – reminiscing, sharing stories, laughing, crying, and singing their mother’s favorite hymns together. The hospital staff came in periodically …

Early Childhood Mini-Grants Available!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Healthy Peninsula currently has a limited amount of grant funding available to support local organizations or initiatives that work with or support young families and children from birth to five years. Projects should be planned, designed, or carried out in collaboration with, or with …

The Nelson Family Project: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Maine is seeing a significant increase in tick-borne diseases, which can affect every system of the human body. While good progress has been made in education efforts on limiting exposure to ticks, there is still controvery over finding a diagnosis, identifying modes of disease transmission, recognizing multiple co-infections, and then receiving proper treatment. The Nelsons, …