Health

Norway doctor joins medical group

Norway doctor joins medical group

Jett Family Practice, a primary care practice that has served Oxford Hills residents for nearly 10 years, has joined the Central Maine Medical Group regional healthcare provider network. 
The practice will relocate to 39 Main Street in Norway on February 1 and will reopen there as Norway Family Practice.
“The new location is just down the road from my current location. The name change results from a new relationship with the large regional network of doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants associated with Central Maine Medical Group and Central Maine,” said Laura Jett, M.D.
Office hours for the practice will continue to be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Snowshoe Hike Mt. Ingalls, Shelburne, NH

Snowshoe Hike Mt. Ingalls, Shelburne, NH

Snowshoe Hike Mt. Ingalls, Shelburne, NH
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Mahoosuc Land Trust Snowshoe to Mt. Ingalls

Snowshoe to Mt.

Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in

Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in

PHOTO:  Alyssa Anderson practicing her cross-country skiing on the Matthew Record Memorial Park and Trail in Norway. Alyssa, a member of snowshoe team of The Progress Center Special Olympic Team, spent the morning practicing for her upcoming show shoe competition but wanted to end her day with a little skiing too.

The Progress Center
35 Cottage Street
Norway, ME 04268
 
(207) 743-8049 ext 266
 
PriscillaBurnette@progresscentermaine.org
 
www.progresscentermaine.org

Cooperative Extension Charitable Garden Program Doubled 2010 Harvest

SOUTH PARIS - The numbers are in and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Maine Harvest for Hunger Program this year surpassed by more than 56.3 tons -- or 112,687 pounds -- the 87,319 pounds of fresh garden produce donated to charity last year by volunteer gardeners around the state.

Volunteer gardeners in 13 counties this year donated 200,006 pounds, or 100 tons, of vegetables and fruit, which included nearly 9 tons of potatoes, to food pantries, shelters and charitable organizations around the state, according to a jubilant Extension educator Barbara Murphy in the South Paris Oxford County office.

Childhood Obesity Conference in Bangor on Monday November, 8

Studies indicate that some forty percent of Maine's youth entering kindergarten is overweight or obese. In addition to hindering healthy lifestyles, obesity costs the American people billions in medical expenses every year. The EMHS Youth Healthy Lifestyle Project, Let’s Go! - EMHS is partnering with schools, communities and others to find ways that together we can curb childhood obesity. Many of these folks will gather in Bangor next Monday.

The theme of the 2010 Maine Childhood Obesity Community session, hosted by Let’s Go!  - EMHS is to inspire, invigorate, educate, and collaborate. The “share and learn” session, beginning at 9am on Monday November 8, at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn seeks to bring together individuals and organizations working in their communities to combat childhood obesity.