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Workshop to explore allies’ role in promoting social change

A presentation to deepen non-Native Mainers’ understanding of shared history with Wabanaki people will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on the fourth floor of Colvin Hall at the University of Maine. The free Maine Wabanaki-REACH Ally Workshop, which will be presented by non-Natives, will include discussion of awareness of […]

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UMaine Extension resource focuses on family conversations during difficult times

University of Maine Cooperative Extension resources and publications include a bulletin on tips for helping family members communicate during times of stress and tragedy. The UMaine Extension publication, “Family Conversations During Hard Times,” was developed by Leslie Forstadt, a child and family development specialist; and Kristy Ouellette, an assistant Extension professor. The online resource includes […]

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Zika Virus Information

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites and is of concern to pregnant women. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.  For more […]

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UMaine Extension Eat Well program seeks volunteers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for its Eat Well program in Hancock County. Fifteen hours of hands-on training are scheduled 1–4 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 10 at the UMaine Extension office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth. Participants will be trained to teach others about food […]

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USDA Cites UMaine’s iCook Study as Successful Project

A University of Maine-led child food and fitness study was cited in a USDA news release announcing $9 million in grants that were awarded to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. “Successful projects funded in previous years include the University of Maine’s iCook project, which developed […]

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Maine Maple Sunday

This year Maine Maple Sunday is being held on March 22, 2015.  For more information you can visit the Get Real Get Maine website.

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UMaine Extension Offers Free Family Fun Cooking Class

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps are offering a free cooking class for income-eligible families 5–6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 29–May 20 at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. The four-session class is designed for income-eligible families with children living at home. Parents will be taught how to prepare quick and […]

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Senior Companion Program Turns 40

The Senior Companion Program is celebrating 40 years of connecting volunteers age 55 and older with community service efforts. Created by the federal government, SCP began in 1974 in 18 communities nationwide. Maine was added in 1978 when then-President Jimmy Carter expanded the program. University of Maine Cooperative Extension became the program’s sponsor in 1981 […]

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Protect Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RSV is common during fall, winter and spring. It usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. But RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. Help protect your child and others from RSV. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus. It spreads through coughing and sneezing. You can also get RSV by touching […]

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