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    May 6, 2013

    Freshstart program helps adults quit smoking

    Are you tired of smoking controlling your life? Do you hate having to go outside to smoke and worrying about how the cost is affecting your finances? But you’ve tried to quit before and nothing seemed to work and after a few bad days, you found yourself lighting up again. Freshstart is the American Cancer Society’s adult quit-smoking group. It’s a small group of people who support each other through the process …

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    May 5, 2013

    Cardiac Rehab 5K set to make tracks

    When the second annual Cardiac Rehab 5K, “Walk to the Heart Beat,” heads out on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m., at the Belfast Area High School track, Stan Blood of Belfast will be there. “It’s sponsored by the cardiac rehab program, so why wouldn’t I be there?” asked Stan, following a recent exercise session. “I really depend on this program. It’s a very, very nice program. It’s not only for people who need to …

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    May 4, 2013

    Healthy Kids Day promotes good eating

    Attendees at the Waldo County YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day enjoyed a variety of healthy snacks provided by Waldo County General Hospital’s Let’s Go Waldo! 5210 program.

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    May 3, 2013

    Cancer group helps patients and families

    Fighting cancer is a tough job and not one that anybody should do alone. To that end, Waldo County General Hospital has put in place a Cancer Education and Support Group. The group is for adults with cancer and their families and friends. Patients are invited to come share their wisdom and experiences with other survivors and people who care, while learning more about how to live better with cancer. The group …

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    May 8, 2011

    High school sophomore to start college in fall

    Kelly Walker, 16, of Searsmont, a sophomore at Belfast Area High School, is set to start college this fall. Walker’s outstanding academic and personal achievements gained her admission to Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass. She will join 400 other highly motivated students who are starting their college education immediately after their sophomore or junior year. “Simon’s Rock receives a …

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    April 28, 2011

    Georgia Randall’s heart-warming story

    Years ago, a teacher spoke to the Belfast Rotary Club and related a story that led to the 100 Fund expanding to include new boots, a warm coat, a hat and a pair of mittens for each child who received Christmas gifts with the program. The teacher had said that on one cold Monday a child in her class came to school wearing a warm hat; the next day he didn’t have it on. When she told him he needed to wear his hat …

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    April 17, 2011

    Searsport to be home of second Habitat house

    At Searsport’s recent town meeting, residents voted to donate a 5-acre parcel of land to Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. The town-owned for more than 40 years was once eyed as a site for a salt-sand shed. GAC Chemical Corporation subsequently made a pledge to Habitat. Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County board chairman Randy Mailloux said plans can now be made for a second Habitat home. Once workers can …

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    April 12, 2011

    Wellness Fair well attended

    Waldo County General Hospital’s 27th annual Family Wellness Fair was well attended Saturday, April 9, at Troy Howard Middle School. Families and individuals underwent various health tests, collected information and had fun at the 40 or so booths, many of which were interactive.

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    April 10, 2011

    CASS students film pink glove dance

    With a classmate fighting leukemia, a guidance counselor who recently finished a battle with breast cancer and another peer a leukemia survivor, pupils at Captain Albert Stevens School in welcomed the suggestion from student Jillian Hall that they create a pink glove dance DVD. The pink glove dance started in 2009 when hospital workers at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Oregon made a video in which …

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    January 3, 2011

    Welcome, Remington!

    Waldo County General Hospital’s New Year’s baby for 2011 was born Saturday, Jan. 1, at 7:07 a.m. The baby girl, Remington Smith, tipped the scales at 7.5 pounds. Remington’s mom, Shara Allen of Searsmont, was scheduled to have a cesarean section Monday, Jan. 3, but when she went into labor Saturday, the surgery was moved up. Shown here with the baby and her mother are big sister Jazlynn Totman, 3, and father, …

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