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1 week ago
The Commons Energy Collaborative taking orders for window inserts
Are you keeping warm this winter? While the days are getting longer, the coldest time of winter is approaching. Now is the time to order low cost, energy saving window inserts that can increase the comfort, and reduce energy use of your home and save money on heating fuel. Window Dressers, in partnership with a new local organization The Commons Energy Collaborative, is starting early this year to take orders for the 2019 workshop for the towns in the Penquis region.
2 weeks ago
Nominations sought for 2020 Teacher of the Year
As part of the Maine Department of Education’s ongoing efforts to highlight Maine’s outstanding teachers, nominations are now open for the 2019 County Teachers of the Year and 2020 Teacher of the Year. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate educators who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and nurturing the achievement of all students. Nominations can be made through the Maine Teacher of the Year website through Feb. 4.
2 weeks ago
Helping Hands with Heart recruiting two RecoveryCorps members
Helping Hands with Heart (HHH) and the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) are pleased to be partnering with Healthy Acadia to launch Maine RecoveryCorps. Maine RecoveryCorps is funded by an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is focused on expanding recovery coaching to strengthen recovery support services and to improve recovery success among individuals facing substance use disorders, with an emphasis on opioid use disorders.
2 weeks ago
‘Souls lost and found during war and violence’ trauma healing session Jan. 10
Soul loss and soul recovery of warriors following combat is the specialty of Edward Tick, PhD. His healing strategies to address these wounds and PTSD through psycho-spiritual therapy will be explored in a video presentation at NAMI’s Trauma Healing Session at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at The Commons at Central Hall. Normalizing the traumatic experience while passing through the healing transformational process leads to depathologizing PTSD.
3 weeks ago
Hunters, activists want Maine bear management plan they can bear
The state with the most black bears on the East Coast might change the way it manages its growing population of the animals, and hunters and environmentalists alike are keeping a watchful eye to see if there's trouble brewing for bruins. Maine is home to more than 35,000 of the bears, up from just 23,000 less than 15 years ago, and the state wants to better manage that population growth to minimize the potential for conflicts between the bears and people. While bear populations are also growing in Vermont and New Hampshire, Maine's has grown to be among the largest in the United States.
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