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Cutline: This little guy had fun last year playing at the park while his mother was checking out the bargains at last year’s Spring Baby Fair. This year’s Baby Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School. It is a great opportunity to get new and used items for infants and young children. There is a $1 admission fee for adults with proceeds going to the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association. Among the items will be clothes, up to size 12, toys, books, furniture and crafts.

Spring Baby Fair is April 5

By Toni Mailloux on March 25, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
This year’s Spring Baby Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. It is a great opportunity to get new and used items for infants and young children. There is a $1 admission fee …
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Get help to quit smoking

By Toni Mailloux on March 24, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
To help people who believe this is the right time for them to quit smoking, the American Cancer Society’s quit-smoking program, Freshstart, is being offered at no charge on five consecutive Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, and May 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the classroom …
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Waldo Celebrates Wellness: Find out about using your bike as a way to commute!

By Toni Mailloux on Feb. 24, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
This Saturday, March 1, Waldo County will be celebrating all things wellness related – from container gardening, cooking classes, to getting our bodies active. The celebration runs from 10 am to 2 pm at the Troy Howard Middle School. To encourage our community to use bicycling as a means for …
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FREE African Fusion with live drumming TOMORROW

By Toni Mailloux on Feb. 07, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
A FREE African Fusion dance class with live drumming will be taught by Shana Bloomstein on Saturday, Feb 8th, from 10-11 am, at the Belfast Dance Studio. Children & families welcome! This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Dance Fest 2014 is Saturday

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 29, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
Dance Fest 2014, a free celebration of healthy living through dance, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Belfast Dance Studio. Children are welcome. Put on by Waldo County General Hospital’s Journey to Health Program, this is the third year for the dance …
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Last chance flu clinic in Belfast on Monday, Feb. 3

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 21, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Belfast Public Health Nursing will hold a “last chance flu clinic” for adults 6-9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Education Center at Waldo County General Hospital. The first 80 vaccines will be free and after that, the charge will be $20. The flu has arrived in …
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Darby’s, Hospital Aid team up to help heart patient

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 20, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
The Waldo County General Hospital Aid and Darby’s Restaurant and Pub of Belfast have teamed up for an unique fundraiser to benefit the Aid and the scholarship fund for heart patients who need phase III exercise classes at WCGH’s Cardiac Rehab. On Wednesday, Jan 22, beginning at 5 p.m. and …
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Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County weatherized eight homes

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 08, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County has weatherized eight homes in Waldo County as part of a statewide Habitat weatherization program. Known for partnering with local families to build new houses, Habitat for Humanity also helps existing homeowners with repairs and weatherization needs. Habitat serves families with incomes between 25% …
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Waldo County General Hospital Aid and Darby’s fundraiser to benefit heart patients

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 07, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
The Waldo County General Hospital Aid and Darby’s Restaurant and Pub of Belfast have teamed up for an unique fundraiser to benefit the Aid and the scholarship fund for heart patients who need phase III exercise classes at WCGH’s Cardiac Rehab. On Wednesday, Jan 22, beginning at 5 p.m. and …
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Open house at health center in Liberty

By Toni Mailloux on Jan. 06, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
There will be an open house at the Donald S. Walker Health Center in Liberty on Monday, Jan.13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is an opportunity to say goodbye to Chris Walker, NP, who is moving to Colorado, and to meet the new provider, Valerie Poulos, PA. Poulos, …
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Learn how to control your blood sugar; enjoy a free buffet

By Toni Mailloux on Nov. 12, 2013, at 2:32 p.m.
Do you or someone you care about have trouble controlling blood sugar levels? It is estimated that 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes do not achieve the blood sugar control target of an A1C less than 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at …
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Learn to control your blood sugar levels; enjoy free buffet dinner

By Toni Mailloux on Nov. 06, 2013, at 2:03 p.m.
Do you or someone you care about have trouble controlling blood sugar levels? It is estimated that 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes do not achieve the blood sugar control target of an A1C less than 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at …

Find unique gifts and crafts at Waldo County General Hospital Holiday Fair

By Toni Mailloux on Oct. 31, 2013, at 2:07 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. Location: Waldo County General Hospital Education Center, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME For more information: Lois Dutch; 207-930-6713 The sixteenth annual Holiday Fair sponsored by Waldo County General Hospital will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 …
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Learn how to control your blood sugar levels better

By Toni Mailloux on Oct. 28, 2013, at 10:01 a.m.
Do you or someone you care about have trouble controlling blood sugar levels? It is estimated that 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes do not achieve the blood sugar control target of an A1C less than 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at …
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Enjoy Maine-grown food year round

By Toni Mailloux on Oct. 18, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
Would you like to enjoy Maine-grown organic fruits and vegetables all year long? Learn how you can with “kitchen shares.” Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, with kitchen shares you receive a share each month that includes an assortment of nine items from Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen. She purchases farm-fresh …
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Learn how to make healthier holiday dishes

By Toni Mailloux on Oct. 18, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.
Looking for some healthier options for holiday meals? Waldo County General Hospital’s Journey to Health is offering free hands-on cooking classes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Home Economics Room at the Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the topic will be …
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Blood drive next Friday in Belfast

By Toni Mailloux on Oct. 18, 2013, at 12:58 p.m.
The Waldo County General Hospital Aid will sponsor its annual blood drive on Friday, Oct. 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Hall (behind the Shrine Club) on the corner of Northport Avenue and Wight Street, Belfast. All donors will be entered into a raffle for …
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National Marionette Theatre to perform in Lincolnville

By Toni Mailloux on Sept. 20, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
The award-winning National Marionette Theatre will be presenting “Peter and The Wolf” for the general public on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Walsh Common at the Lincolnville Central School. The production is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Based on the original Russian Folktale, the National Marionette Theatre’s …
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Free mammograms offered by WCGH on Oct. 19

By Toni Mailloux on Sept. 16, 2013, at 11:31 a.m.
Did you know that next year, over 200,000 women will get breast cancer? Scary, isn’t it? But there is something you can do. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and a perfect reminder that early detection can save lives. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer …
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Baby Fair seeks participants

By Toni Mailloux on Sept. 05, 2013, at 10:45 a.m.
The seventh annual Baby Fair selling new and used items for infants and young children will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School, 175 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets and sell …