Pine Tree Hospice Presents, “Prepare to Care”

On April 9th  from 6:00- 8:00 P.M. at the Charlotte White Center, Pine Tree Hospice will present a Caring for the Caregiver event, “Prepare to Care:  5 Steps to a Caregiving Plan for Your Family”.   Josephine Cirrinone, Family Caregiver Specialist from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging will present information to assist and educate individuals and families who may be involved in caregiving either now or in the future.

 Most people understand that it’s helpful to plan for the future. But when it comes to caring for an aging relative, many families don’t have a plan until there is a problem. Lack of planning doesn’t mean a lack of commitment. Families often avoid discussions about the future because they don’t want to think about changes in the lives of the people they love most.

Exercise Maple Caravan 2015

The 619th Transportation Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Dexter, Maine, begins a long haul mission Sunday as part of Exercise MAPLE CARAVAN 2015.  During this training exercise the 619th TC will transport Canadian Army equipment from Canadian Forces Base Valcartier to Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.  This is the first time an Army Reserve transportation unit has conducted a long haul mission across Canada.

Exercise MAPLE CARAVAN 15 will ultimately involve more than 300 Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers.  During the Exercise, which runs from March through June, approximately 60 loads of Canadian equipment will be transported more than 2,500 miles across Canada.

Pine Tree Hospice's Winterfest 2015

Pine Tree Hospice's Winterfest 2015

Pine Tree Hospice’s 4th annual Winterfest (formerly known as “Snow Golf and Family Fun Activities”) will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Foxcroft Academy.   Outdoor activities for all ages will be ongoing, as well as a snow golf competition with prizes awarded to winning teams. Warm indoor dining will be available.  A delicious hot lunch of chili, chowder, and hot dogs will be served.  The chili cook-off will be judged by Tri-County Technical Center culinary program students and the cast from Downeast Dickerers.  This fundraising event is sponsored by AE Robinson, Beacon Hospice, Bowman Constructors, Community Health & Counseling, E.W.

Corinna Bicentennial Committee Planning a Sidewalk Art Festival and Contest

The Corinna Bicentennial Committee is planning a Sidewalk Art Festival and Contest to be held on August 15, 2015.  Artists of all ages are urged to participate, however, spaces will be limited to 50.  For more information, visit the Town of Corinna's website at or call Stan or Wendy at 207-278-5834

Shine a Light on Autism for April, Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to shine a light on autism. Join Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to show your support this April

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.

Plum Creek Wilderness Race

“Canine Athletes run to Moosehead in February”

The ninth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015 over forested mountain trails maintained by our partners in this race, Plum Creek Timberlands and Appalachian Mountain Club.  One of only three long-distance races in New England, the Wilderness Race will begin and end in the town of Greenville and offers mushers and their canine athletes a chance to compete in a 66 mile race that will start at 9am at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville.  A 30-mile race is also held, and fun activities will be provided by AMC and Greenville Recreation for spectators and families throughout the day at Leisure Life Resort. This event is free to the public.