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News and community information from Washington Hancock Community Agency.

Wondering where to drop off food for the Hancock County Food drive?

Here is a list of collection sites.  Hancock Countywide Food Drive 2014 Participants bytown as of 3/7/14 Bar Harbor: A & B Naturals Acadia National Park HQ Bar Harbor Town ...
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Gen Silent to air on April 25 in Blue Hill

What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill - and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless ...
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Heat or eat? That's a question many of our friends and neighbors are asking themselves this winter.  The 3rd Annual Hancock County Food Drive kicks off on March first with ...
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To Warm a Winter's Night III event!

Good music for a good cause - that's the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring"To Warm a Winter's Night lll" ...
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How you can help a military veteran

This holiday season, remember to thank and honor our veterans and their families.  Join Washington Hancock Community Agency in welcoming a new program, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).  Funded ...
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Christmas program receieves donation from Brianna Jacks, founder of Maine Books for Maine Kids

Today the WHCA Christmas program was thrilled to accept 100 books from Maine Books For Maine Kids.  Brianna started this program because she wanted to share her love of reading.  ...
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Down East Nonprofits Partner on Business ‘Incubator’ Course

Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA) have joined forces to continue the highly successful Incubator Without Walls (IWW) business training program for the foreseeable future. ...
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Benefit concert in Ellsworth

Listen to great music, and support a great organization! Monday night, September 2, Flash in the Pans steel drum band is playing at the Ellsworth Ramada Inn, from 7:30-9. Proceeds ...
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Teen Reaches Out to Help Neighbors

Fourteen year old Alex Emerson is enjoying his summer vacation and, at the same time, making an effort to help Mainers this winter. He is raising money by publishing a ...
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Fuel Assistance Appointment Schedule!

Beginning September 3, 2013 Washington Hancock Community Agency staff will begin to accept calls to schedule fuel assistance appointments for the Ellsworth, Milbridge, Machias, and Calais offices.  To schedule appointments ...
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Healthy Acadia and At Home Downeast Offer Free, “Eat Smart, Live Strong” Class Series

What: Four free classes for seniors about integrating healthy eating and physical activity into daily life Where: At Home Downeast- 118 Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill Dates: July 25, August 1, ...
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MaineCare Transportation Changes

There are significant changes in the way MaineCare recipients will access transportation to their non-emergency medical appointments. Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA) through its SunRides Transportation will continue to provide ...
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At Home Downeast exceeds all projections

At Home Downeast, a program of WHCA designed to support aging in place, projected that it would have 50 participants by September of 2013.  Program manager Kara Janes reported earlier ...
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Flash in the Pans benefit a success

On June 10, Flash in the Pans played a benefit concert in Blue Hill.  The concert raised nearly $1,000 to benefit the Simmering Pot and WHCA's At Home Downeast.  Many ...
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Friendship Cottage celebrates 5 years of service to Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond

Friendship Cottage Adult Day Center celebrated five years of operation on July 11, 2013 with an open house at the facility.  The event was held in conjunction with the Blue ...
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LIHEAP announces schedule for 2013-14 season

Although it is a bright sunny summer day, the staff in our LIHEAP office are gearing up for the cold winds of winter.  Beginning on September 1, 2013, you will ...
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Upcoming IRS Webinars for Small Business Owners

In celebration of Small Business week (coming up June 17-21) the Internal RevenueService is hosting two FREE webinars. The first is entitled "Small Business Owners: Get all the Tax Benefits ...
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WHCA Employee Named an "Unsung Hero"

On Thursday, May 23, students at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School recognized the "unsung heroes" in the Ellsworth community.  The students honored these heroes with handmade medals and a musical performance.  ...
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At Home Downeast "Flash in the Pans" benefit concert

Celebrate Summer with live music and good food. "Flash in the Pans" steel drum band will bring their popular sound to the Blue Hill town park from 7:00-9:00 pm on ...
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WHCA Appoints New Executive Director

A veteran town manager from southern Maine will take the reins as executive director of Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA) June 4.WHCA's Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Mark Green ...
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WHCA Receives Donation for Heating Assistance

The Washington Hancock Community Agency in Ellsworth received a much needed donation to help Mainers stay warm all winter long.The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, the Lerner Foundation and Zone ...
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