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Dental Clinic: Returns: Adult Care Available

By Susan Farley on April 14, 2014, at 2:40 p.m.
The New York University College of Dentist Medicine Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Clinic is back in Machias and they have room to see adults. It’s been a year since the no cost clinic was in Machias. About 30 people were waiting for the doors to open this morning. …
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Marjorie Peronto of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension counts cans of food.

Food Drive a Success

By Susan Farley on April 03, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
The Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive is ending on a high note. More than 10,600 items were collected during the month long event. The United Way of Eastern Maine and the Maine Community Foundation pledged to match $1 for every item up to $10,000.That goal was met thanks to …
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Dental Clinic Returns after Year Long Absence

By Susan Farley on April 01, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.
It’s been a year since the New York University College of Dentist Medicine (NYUCD) Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Clinic has been in Machias. It will be returning April 14th-19th. The clinic has become something many Washington County residents count on. More than 4,600 dental appointments were provided for …
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Dental Clinic Returns after Year Long Absence

By Susan Farley on April 01, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
It’s been a year since the New York University College of Dentist Medicine (NYUCD) Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Clinic has been in Machias. It will be returning April 14th-19th. The clinic has become something many Washington County residents count on. More than 4,600 dental appointments were provided for …
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Inez Seibel of Lamoine donates to Food Drive

Food Drive Nearing End

By Susan Farley on March 27, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
There are only a few days left to donate items to the Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive. The month long event ends on Monday, March 31st. This is the time of year when food pantries see the greatest need. It’s also the time when donations are down. The long …
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Jason Hutchinson and John Bakeman help collect food at the Brooksville Elementary School

Students Step up as Food Drive Nears End

By Susan Farley on March 24, 2014, at 1:48 p.m.
Hancock County residents have a long history of taking care of their neighbors. As the Third Annual Hancock County Drive wraps up students in area schools are proving the next generation will carry on that tradition. Forty four percent of the school age children in Hancock County qualified for reduced …
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Donor Pledges Support for Food Drive

By Susan Farley on March 17, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
An unexpected donation will make it possible for local food pantries to obtain some much needed items. This has been a tough winter for food pantries throughout Hancock County. The number of people coming to them for assistance is increasing and this is the time of year when donations are …
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Health Insurance Workshop

By Susan Farley on March 17, 2014, at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Bangor CareerCenter, 45 oak Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: (207)664-2424 Time is running out. The deadline to get insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace is March 31st.Join us at the Bangor CareerCenter from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on March 18th …
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Community Responds to Need for Food

By Susan Farley on March 12, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
The community is rallying to support the 3rd Annual Hancock County Food drive which underway now until the end of March. More than 130 churches, businesses, organizations and schools are collecting food. That far exceeds last year’s number of donation sites across the county. The Franklin Baptist Church has come …
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Friends and Family Market Staff sort and box donated food

Food Drive Kicks Off

By Susan Farley on March 04, 2014, at 9:48 a.m.
The Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive is off to a good start but we need your help to reach our goal. The month long food drive kicked off on March first. Three shopping carts of food were donated during the remote broadcast with WNSX at the Friends and Family …
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Need For Food Increases: Food Drive Begins

By Susan Farley on Feb. 19, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Heat or eat? That’s a question many of our friends and neighbors are asking themselves this winter. The 3rd Annual Hancock County Food Drive kicks off on March first with a goal of helping those that are struggling to get by. The cold temperatures, significant increases in the price of …
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Heating Fund Benefit

By Susan Farley on Jan. 14, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
Heating Fund Benefit Good music for a good cause – that’s the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring “To Warm a Winter’s Night lll” at the Grand Auditorium on January 24th at 7:00pm. The evening of live music features four …
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Heating Fund Benefit

By Susan Farley on Jan. 14, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
Heating Fund Benefit Good music for a good cause – that’s the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring “To Warm a Winter’s Night lll” at the Grand Auditorium on January 24th at 7:00pm. The evening of live music features four …
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Heating Fund Benefit

By Susan Farley on Jan. 14, 2014, at 2:40 p.m.
Good music for a good cause – that’s the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring “To Warm a Winter’s Night” at the Grand Auditorium on January 24th at 7:00pm. The evening of live music features four bands as well as …
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Need Health Coverage ?

By Susan Farley on Nov. 26, 2013, at 4:01 p.m.
Join us to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. We can help whether you’re uninsured or you just want to explore your choices. Certified Navigators from the Washington Hancock Community …
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Need Health Coverage ?

By Susan Farley on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.
Join us for an event to learn more about the Health Insurance marketplace. The health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace will help find coverage that’s right …
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Foundation Grant Supports Elder Services

By Susan Farley on Aug. 27, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
The JT Gorman Foundation recently pledged its support for Washington Hancock Community Agency elder service programs. The foundation awarded $25,000 dollars to At Home Downeast and Friendship Cottage Adult Day Service. At Home Downeast is a member-based, volunteer supported organization serving the Blue Hill peninsula. Its goal is to provide …
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Teen Reaches out to Help Neighbors

By Susan Farley on Aug. 19, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.
Fourteen year old Alex Emerson is enjoying his summer vacation and, at the same time, making an effort to help Mainers this winter. He is raising money by publishing a newsletter and selling stuffed monkeys to benefit a fund that assists residents of Washington and Hancock counties pay for emergency …
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Dental clinic changes in Washington County

By Susan Farley on Aug. 14, 2013, at 8:58 a.m.
Over the past three years NYU College of Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program has come to Machias each spring and fall to provide no cost dental care. This year, the program will reduce its operation to one annual visit. NYUCD will return April 14-19, 2014, and there will …
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Fuel Assistance Appointments

By Susan Farley on Aug. 12, 2013, at 3:57 p.m.
Beginning September 3, 2013 Washington Hancock Community Agency staff will begin to accept calls to schedule fuel assistance appointments for the Ellsworth, Milbridge, Machias, and Calais offices. To schedule appointments please call the Ellsworth office at 664-2424 or the Machias office at 546-7544. Phone lines will be open from 7:30 …
 
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