Community Spirit

Celebration of Remembrance canceled 11/2/14

Due to the weather, Pine Tree Hospice and Community Health and Counseling Services will be canceling its Celebration of Remembrance slated for this afternoon at the Charlotte White Center in Dover-Foxcroft.  We apologize for the inconvenience but want everyone to stay safe in the storm.

Hospice is a Work of Heart

“Hospice is a Work of Heart” will be the theme for Pine Tree Hospice’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Pine Tree Hospice will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 P.M. at the East Sangerville Grange.   The theme, “Hospice is a Work of Heart” reflects the idea that Pine Tree Hospice volunteers offer their many services with heartfelt compassion and caring.

The evening will begin with a delicious dinner prepared by local caterer, Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen of Firefly Farm.  The annual business meeting will follow as well as a program of music performed by Deb Fournier.  Those interested in attending may make reservations by calling the Pine Tree Hospice office at 564-4346 or by e-mail at

Remembrance Ceremony Honors the “Tree of Life”

   On Sunday, November 2, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. there will be a community celebration of remembrance sponsored by Community Health and Counseling and Pine Tree Hospice at the Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Road in Dover-Foxcroft.   The theme for this year’s celebration is “The Tree of Life” which symbolizes the interconnectedness of all life as well as the seasons of life that we all must pass through.   Meaningful activities for all ages are planned culminating in a poignant balloon release.  Music will also be a part of the day’s program and refreshments will be provided.  All community members and families are welcome to come and celebrate the memory of friends and loved ones.  To pre-register, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event coming to Foxcroft Academy on September 13th

Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event coming to Foxcroft Academy on September 13th


Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event will be held in the Foxcroft Academy gymnasium September 13th at 7 pm. Tickets for this entertaining evening cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door or the purchase of a table for six for $75.  The ticket price includes a bountiful supply of decadent desserts and outstanding musical entertainment. This year’s featured musicians will be The Josh Guthrie Trio and Jason Curran with Peter Ippoliti, and harpist Isleen Halvorsen will perform as guests arrive and during intermission.

You will be charmed by café-style seating, aesthetic appeal of lush fall décor, enjoyable sounds of live music performed by local talent, and your taste buds will be delighted by a seemingly endless selection of desserts, fruits, and cheese. It is a perfect opportunity to escape from the rigors of daily life while simultaneously supporting a great cause.

Evergreen, Help for Grieving Children and Adults

Evergreen, the Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Adults, will start a new season on September 24th from 7:00-8:00 P.M. The Evergreen Program will then meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month providing a safe place for children, teens, and adults to work through their grief experience after a death whether recently or in the past. Small peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals to share their feelings, remember the person who died, and give and receive support from others. Using art, play, or an activity, children are encouraged to discover what works best for them in their healing process. Groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators. Training and programs are modeled after the nationally acclaimed Center for Grieving Children based in Portland, Maine.