Events

Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

Great Country Fairs This Weekend!

There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.

Coming Soon! Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 through December 7!

 

 

Medicare Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the one time each year that Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to take a look at what plans are being offered for the next calendar year and make a change to a different plan if they want too.  For folks who have Medicare and a Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, this short window time is your opportunity to find out what plans are being offered next year.

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Lots of health events coming up next week! Find out what they are and submit your own health event to the Catching Health Calendar. What's happening ...

Maine Anticipates Spectacular Fall Foliage

September 10, 2014 Marks the Official Launch of Season

 

Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season.  The 2014 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost area of the state is still green with hints of color.

“Ever so subtle changes are occurring in the northern regions of the state (zones 6 and 7), but right now we are still on track for a typical fall foliage season with northern Maine reaching peak conditions by the end of September into the first week of October.  The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions October 13 through October 25,” according to Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.

Mercy Cardiology Welcomes Dr. Moloney

Mercy Cardiology Welcomes Dr. Moloney

 

Mercy Cardiology is pleased to announce that John F. Moloney, MD will be joining our practice as of September 2014. Dr. Moloney is a board certified cardiologist with over 20 years of experience treating cardiac patients in Maine. The addition of Dr. Moloney will further strengthen Mercy Cardiology's ability to provide high quality, compassionate care dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease.

"Dr. Moloney brings his expertise to an extremely well versed team of cardiologists and supportive, caring professionals.  We are pleased that he has chosen to become a member of the Mercy community and are looking forward to the conscientious care he will provide Mercy patients" said Eileen Skinner, President and CEO of Mercy Health System of Maine.

Fields4Kids Names New Board Officers

Fields4Kids Names New Board Officers

Benjamin Smith, of Guidance Point is new Board President

Fields4Kids (F4K) today announced the appointment of four officers to its Board of Directors. The officers are President, Ben Smith of Guidance Point Retirement Services, LLC; Vice President, Joe Kacer of Commercial Divers Inc. and Sunny Day Builders; Secretary Lee Clein of the Bangor School System; and Treasurer, Matthew LeClair, of Bangor Savings Bank. Kacer and Clein have served previously in their roles, while Smith and LeClair will serve for the first time as officers.

Fields4Kids is a non-profit organization founded in 2009. Its mission is to provide safe and reliable facilities and activities for youth, adults and seniors in the greater Bangor community. The organization is devoted to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle year-round for people of all ages, all sports and activities, in a fun, affordable and positive environment.

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...