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Lunafest Celebrates Women At The Grand In Ellsworth [VIDEO]

A traveling short film festival stops in Ellsworth this Thursday with its celebration of women called 'Lunafest!'

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Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

Sea of Blue Autism Walk and Run

April is National Autism Month. Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, and occurs in approximately 1 out of every 68 births. Autism is five times more prevalent in boys (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 89) and knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism’s occurrence.

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Photo CharlieAJA via Thinkstock

Spudtacular Supper in NEH

I love Relay for Life! The Hancock County Relay for Life will be held June 2-3 at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. The event raises around $75,000 annually to help fight cancer. Teams are working hard now, fundraising in anticipation of the June event.

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Photo Robin Larson-Clarke
Photo Robin Larson-Clarke

DEFY .0002K Road Race [VIDEO]

I ran my 1st road race in Maine today, at the age of 56! I ran, and I have video proof (see below) the Down East Family YMCA .0002K Couch Potato Road Race!  Now, in honesty it was a bit longer than .0002K, it was more like 50-75 yards, and there wasn't a water station! If you didn't do it today, Friday, March 31st, there's still one more opportunity for you to do it, Saturday, April 1st at 8 AM!

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Photo Courtesy Bar Harbor Fire Department
Photo Courtesy Bar Harbor Fire Department

MDI Health Fair Saturday March 25

Mount Desert Island Hospital is sent to host their annual free Health Fair this Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Bar Harbor Fire Station. This FREE event will provide an opportunity to learn about many resources for a healthy lifestyle and to have some free important health screenings

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Help Lori Bartlett Raise Money to Help Fight Cancer [VIDEO]

Cancer sucks! I’m willing to bet that we all know someone who has had or has cancer. That’s why I was so pleased to do this interview with Lori Bartlett who is running in the Boston Marathon for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute on April 17th.

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Brian Jackson

Home Cooked Meals For Patients Healing From Cancer in Hancock County

There are two things I will say until my last breath.. I hate cancer and Mainers take care of Mainers and those they love. That's why I'm such a big fan of this program where Home Cooked Healing, a nonprofit service provides up to five dinners a week at no charge for cancer patients and their families all over Hancock County. It's like a food train!

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Getty Images, Davis/ Express

This Disorder Is Found Primarily In Maine + Has Some Strange Symptoms

Have you ever heard of "Jumping Frenchmen of Maine"? It's a real disorder with really unique symptoms!

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MDI Hospital’s 120th Anniversary – Founding of the Hospital [VIDEO]

MDI Hospital is celebrating it's 120th Anniversary and WDEA in cooperation with MDI Hospital will be producing a special video on the 12th of each month. In the first video, Nessa Reifsnyder the unofficial official historian of the hospital gives us some interesting information about the founding of MDI Hospital and I bet you didn't know about the Pest House!

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For a Strong Heart, Stay Active — 5 Great Cardiovascular-Health Exercises

Exercise has well-known health benefits, but it's of particular importance to your heart.

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