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Moonlight Ski, Shoe or Walk on the Eastern Trail

Join us Monday, February 6 for a Moonlight Ski, Shoe or Walk on the Eastern Trail. Meet to leave at 6:00 PM from the ET parking lot at the end of Mill Brook Business Park, off Route 1 in Saco (across from Vacationland Bowling). X-country ski, snowshoe or hike depending upon conditions. Easy pace. Those attending will vote on direction: Route 1 ET Bridge or OOB and beyond. Weather will not cancel. Optional refreshments to follow. FMI, contact John Andrews, jandrews717@gmail.org, or 282-1979.

Wright Express Named Tri For A Cure Presenting Sponsor

Wright Express Named Tri For A Cure Presenting Sponsor

Maine Cancer Foundation, an independent statewide nonprofit, today announced a $50,000 contribution made by Wright Express in support of the Tri for a Cure and Twilight 5K events.  The Tri for a Cure event is the premier all-women’s triathlon organized each summer by Maine Cancer Foundation.  The Twilight 5K is a road race offered in June for men and women, run on the same South Portland course as the Tri for a Cure. Both events provide athletes an opportunity to ¬¬fundraise in support of efforts to fight cancer. ¬ 

“We are tremendously excited to have Wright Express as our presenting sponsor,” said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation.  “Wright Express has been a sponsor of the Tri for a Cure since its inception.

Full Moon Ski, Shoe or Walk on the Eastern Trail

Join us Tuesday, February 7 for a Full Moon Ski, Shoe or Walk on the Eastern Trail. Meet to leave at 6:00 PM from the rear of the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot at the entrance to the ET, Biddeford. X-country ski, snowshoe or hike depending upon conditions. Easy pace. We will proceed on the trail toward Arundel and return to SMMC lot at approximately 7:30 p.m. FMI, contact Joe Yuhas, folk44@aol.com, or phone 283-4487.

Mended Hearts Meeting - Scarborough

Join other local heart disease survivors to learn why perimenopause and menopause are risk factors for heart disease. Lead by Lowell I Gerber, MD MS FACC, this session is primary focused on women. However, men are also strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the women they love. The session will take place at the next Mended Hearts meeting on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Maine Medical Center’s Learning Resource Center located at 100 Campus Drive at MMC’s Scarborough Campus.

The Mended Hearts group meets on the first Thursday of the month, unless noted otherwise. Mended Hearts meetings welcome all heart event survivors, family members, and anyone interested in staying heart healthy. Check out the group's website at: www.mendedhearts.org or contact Josh Dennison, Mended Hearts Chapter President at (207) 939-1368 or at jdennison4@maine.rr.com.

Mended Hearts Meeting - Scarborough

Join other local heart disease survivors to learn why perimenopause and menopause are risk factors for heart disease. Lead by Lowell I Gerber, MD MS FACC, this session is primary focused on women. However, men are also strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the women they love. The session will take place at the next Mended Hearts meeting on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Maine Medical Center’s Learning Resource Center located at 100 Campus Drive at MMC’s Scarborough Campus.

The Mended Hearts group meets on the first Thursday of the month, unless noted otherwise. Mended Hearts meetings welcome all heart event survivors, family members, and anyone interested in staying heart healthy. Check out the group's website at: www.mendedhearts.org or contact Josh Dennison, Mended Hearts Chapter President at (207) 939-1368 or at jdennison4@maine.rr.com.

Chicken Health - Check your flock!

Chicken Health - Check your flock!

It is so important to check on your flock every day.  Usually you can do this when checking for eggs in a layer flock.  As you approach the coop make a quick visual inspection of your flock.  Are they curious about you?  Are they checking you out looking for treats?  Are they bright eyed?  It is pretty easy to spot a bird that is not doing so well health wise.  A bird that is sick may look droopy or uninterested.  It may not eat any snacks you throw down.  It may look the wrong shape, ie head pulled against it's body rather than alert and tall.  It may move very slow or not run away from you.  All these signs indicate a sick bird and it is imperative to SEPARATE the bird as quickly as possible so disease does not spread.  Get a medium sized box and put some litter in the bottom then put the bird in.   Put a small tray of water in there as well.

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Students and staff of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living.