Health

  • Hearing on Pre-Empting Water Extraction

    HANCOCK — A public hearing will be held at Town Hall at 7 p.m. April 22 for comment on a proposed ordinance that would place a moratorium on any commercial water extraction on public, private and state land in Hancock.

  • Curves Loses Elephants

    MOUNT DESERT — Participants in the largest women’s fitness study ever conducted reported losing a total of two elephants, 18 tons, last year. Based on the preliminary results from the 2008 Curves/Avon Fitness Study, 20,141 participants lost a total of 36,000 pounds – the equivalent of two elephants – during the 30-day study.

  • Healthy Kids Day

    BAR HARBOR — On Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the MDI YMCA is hosting a free celebration aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles of the children and families of Hancock County. There will be free bike helmets, child safety seat checks, healthy snacks, a bounce house and mini-train rides. Visiting community partners

  • Colorectal Cancer Is Screening Target

    BAR HARBOR — As many as 800 Mainers develop colorectal cancer each year, and more than 300 die annually from the disease. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that regular screening could prevent as many as 60 percent of those fatalities.

  • Healthy kids day

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI YMCA joins more than 1,700 YMCAs nationwide in celebrating Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. A host of community partners will take part in this fun, free day of active play and resources for healthier living. For more information, or to volunteer to help

  • Downeast Births At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    LARRABEE—to LeAnna Murphy and Jason Larrabee of Stonington, a daughter, Sierra Sue Alexandra, March 2. WLODKOWSKI—to Alexandra and Paul Wlodkowski of Ellsworth, a daughter, Lyudmila Pavlovna, March 3. HARPER—to Ashley Cunningham of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Jade Lynn, March 5. BISHOP—to Jennifer and Terry Bishop of Ellsworth, a daughter, McKenna Cecile, March 5. ST. PETER—to

  • Downeast Births At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    LARRABEE—to LeAnna Murphy and Jason Larrabee of Stonington, a daughter, Sierra Sue Alexandra, March 2. WLODKOWSKI—to Alexandra and Paul Wlodkowski of Ellsworth, a daughter, Lyudmila Pavlovna, March 3. HARPER—to Ashley Cunningham of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Jade Lynn, March 5. BISHOP—to Jennifer and Terry Bishop of Ellsworth, a daughter, McKenna Cecile, March 5. ST. PETER—to

  • Club Offering Scholarships

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club is offering scholarships for high school seniors. Students attending college at the present time may apply also. Applicants must be residents of Hancock and planning to attend an institute of higher education in the fall. Scholarships will be paid the second semester.