Preschool – The Most Important Grade?

On Saturday, April 5th, Blue Hill residents will have the opportunity to vote to provide the financial support for a public preschool program at the Consolidated School. Although three quarters of all children participate in preschool programs nationwide, many people are unsure about how to measure the cost and benefits, particularly of public preschool programs …

LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Program

Starting next Monday, Washington Hancock Community Agency is taking appointments for their LIHEAP (Fuel Assistance) Outreach sites. There are limited appointments available at: •    Blue Hill•    Bucksport•    Danforth•    Deer Isle•    Eastport•    Hancock•    Lubec JonesportWoodland/BaileyvillePerryPembrokePrincetonStonington

Summer in Maine Means Farmers’ Markets

Summer in Maine means Farmer’s Market extravaganza and this year Healthy Peninsula wanted to help celebrate the bounty from our dedicated farmers and the healthy benefits to our families of buying from them by launching a pilot program, Farmers & Families. With the generous support of a Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grant and the Blue …

Every Week Is Women’s Health Week

This year, National Women’s Health Week was celebrated from May 10th (Mother’s Day) to May 16th. The goal of this week was to empower women to make their health a priority, and served as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. But health doesn’t happen just one …

The Healthy Heart

by Dennis DeSilvey, MD It is challenging to contemplate whether I should talk about the healthy heart or use the more inclusive term of heart health. I like that latter term because it speaks to the whole person and what an individual can do for the whole person to have heart health and, thereby, a …

Early Childhood Health Screenings

by Sandra Phoenix Every parent wants their child to be the best they can be. Early childhood health screenings can have long lasting benefits for your child. Ready By 21 and Healthy Peninsula are sponsoring an Early Childhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 27, at Island Family Medicine from 9-1. This event will offer FREE …