Monday, November 23, 2015

Healthy Acadia Offers Free Medline Plus Tutorial Sessions

Healthy Acadia is pleased to offer free, interactive workshops and tutorial sessions for navigating Medline Plus, an online resource that provides reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, MedLine Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a user-friendly format suitable for patients, families, caregivers, and learners of all ages. The extensive virtual library delivers unbiased, scientifically-validated health information, in both English and Spanish, on thousands of relevant health topics, prescriptions, supplements, and more. It also contains many fun educational games and activities for children. 

Healthy Acadia staff are available to provide interactive workshops and tutorials for service providers and community members throughout Hancock and Washington counties. Participants will navigate through the Medline Plus portal to explore the wide variety of health resources available, search health topics, explore health videos and interactive tutorials, optionally sign up to receive periodic online and/or print health updates, and check out other interactive tools. Workshop sessions may be individually tailored to meet the needs and interests of those attending.

For more information, or to schedule a free, Medline Plus workshop or tutorial session for your staff, clients or group in Washington County, contact Tracey Gamache or 255-3741.  In Hancock County, contact Nina Zeldin at or 667-7171.

Your Pet's Next Best Friend Veterinary Clinic Rabies Clinic

Your Pet's Next Best Friend Veterinary Clinic in Town Hill, Home of the Class IV Laser (healing without drugs, as seen on Animal Planet ) is hosting $15 Rabies Vaccinations every Wednesday, from 5:30pm to 6:00pm, until Christmas. Exam fee waived - All vaccines available. Please bring previous vaccine paperwork. Animals with fleas additional $20 charge. Unable to vaccinate pregnant or sick animals. Walk-in, First-Come, First-Serve (line closes at 6 sharp!) Info: 207-244-9300

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Island Arts Association's 41st Holiday Craft Fair “Winter in Acadia”

Join us at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center on Eden Street in Bar Harbor on Friday December 4th from 9am - 5pm & Saturday December 5th from 9am - 3pm.

      This year, Island Arts Association is partnering with FOA to honor Acadia's 100th Anniversary. Our 44 crafters will have opportunity to decorate their booths in Honor of Acadia and will be awarded prizes for best decorations. Our theme for this fair is “Winter in Acadia.”

Among the many items you will find at this amazing fair, are woolen hats and felted hats, beautiful bags, small handmade creatures, wooden toys, jewelry both silver and gold, seaglass treasures, hand crafted wooden boxes, hand made beads and birds, delightful childrens' items, amazing cards and papers and awesome stained glass creche, log with handmade quilts and hand sewn items for everyone

GREAT food both days, provided by YWCA MDI!
To learn more about Island Arts Association, go to:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Letter from Ellen Sevigny at Yoga in Your Park

Hi, my name is Ellen Sevigny, I am the founder and program director of Yoga in Your Park. We are raising $50,000 for our outdoor yoga program that faciliates connection to self, other, and nature.Will you contribute? We have assembled an amazing team. but we just can't do it alone. Please go to make your donation. 

Turning around the way that we relate with our environment MUST be a collective effort. We simply cannot do this alone. Your investment goes to 

In the long term, your donation will support...

1) Competitive wages for our staff
2) Necessary and deserved park fees
3) Teacher training
4) Development of updated iterations of operating structures
5) A new ap and web site updates that will allow for the seed of this idea to spread across the country with grace and ease.  We are using the technology we have to REALLY connect :D
6) Development of our eco-friendly educational product boutique. 
7) Getting the word out. We join local chambers, and do advertising in various ways. We are ready for the world to know what we have been up to.

Yoga in Your Park students discover their deeper values in seemingly innocuous outdoor yoga classes - usually while on vacation -  with teachers trained to guide them through noticing the impact of choices that only they can resolve. They are shown how small choices can help them match their values to actions that they take in everyday life. No fear, no guilt, no shame. Just direction towards a simple, loving, aware, choice. Can you feel the power of what would happen if we all made these small choices together at the same time?

Here’s why it’s of vital importance for humans to spend time doing yoga outside right now: 

We all know climate change may be one of the greatest emerging threats to humanity at this time.  Due to our technologically savvy culture, we are more connected than ever, and we are suffering from even more feelings of isolation and depression than ever. Yoga in Your Park uses our love of technology (our YogaInYourPark app and website) to bring people together where they turn off their cell phones, and spend an hour long class in non-judgmental meditative awareness. Through connection to self, other, the beautiful natural environment, a deep love is remembered. 

I started teaching yoga on top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in 2009, where I gratefully enjoyed running, hiking, and swimming since my earliest active days. Yet it was the outdoor yoga that changed my life. Yoga is naturally transformative reminding you to connect: Through breath, the feeling of the sensations, wind buffering your body and challenging your balance,  the taste of salty air, the forgiveness of the sand on hips, the smell of morning dew, the sun settling on your face. 

I began to notice where in my life I had a choice to do something different - do something more aligned with my love for myself, others, and the earth. Right now you have a choice too! 

Will you support Yoga in Your Park: The program that makes a difference by reducing environmental impact AND helps people experience the enormous benefits of spending time doing yoga in nature? You know how you feel when you take a few deep breaths, looking at a beautiful vista. What would society be like if more people, more often, felt that sense of inspiration, calm, and peace? 

Here is what you will receive as a token of our gratitude for your contribution: 

$25 Shout out on our gratitude list

$50 A free Yoga in Your Park 1 class pass

$100 10 Class Pass (access to yoga in your park classes! Although you might not have one in your area now, our new ap is going to change that. We plan to be in any city where a yoga teacher wants to teach upon release of this ap)

$500 10 Class pass + Your Yoga Tank
$1,250  20 class pass + Your Yoga Tank 
$3,000 - Rocky Mountain OR Acadia Yoga Pants
$5,000 Rocky Mountain Pants OR Acadia Pants and a 10 class pass
$10,000 Rocky Mountain AND Acadia yoga pants AND a 20 class pass

So call it yoga and stretch! I am fully committed to healing the human relationship with the planet. Are you? Imagine the world we can create together….

We at Children, Families, and Communities, the 501c3 non-profit that Yoga in Your Park calls home, are SO grateful for your vote of confidence. 

Thank you for your time and consideration, 
In grace, 

Ellen Sevigny
Program Director 

Another way to get involved is to teach for us! Go to for more information

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Why should trees in the fall have all the fun? This month, we're talking about COLOR.

I just got back from the Carabito Northeast Educational Conference in Portland Maine where 24 educators taught 24 classes to attendees from 14 states.

One of my favorite classes was long hair color trends. A lot of these techniques are ones I am familiar with but being reimagined in new ways. If your hair could use a little pick me up, check out some of these color trends, which can be done dramatically or in a more subtle way.

Your partner in hair care,
Barbara Strubell

Hair Color Trends 2015-2016

Baby Lights. These "delicate highlights" resemble the subtle highlights you see in young children. The process is remarkably similar to that of regular highlights, but involves only very small sections of hair getting painted at a time and fewer spaces between foils. If you're heading to the chair for this look, make sure you clear your afternoon because it's a long process!
Photo from Madellina Talks
Sombre. While the ombre look is fading out (pun intended), variations of the style are making appearances in 2015. Sombre is short for "soft ombre," and you can guess what it's all about. The colors used in a sombre look are softer (or lighter), making the transition between colors much more subtle and natural looking. 

Photo from Modern Salon and @the_hair_doctor

Colormelt: Another 2015 twist on the ombre, this look uses the ombre blending technique with 3 different colors. The transition between each color is "melted," so you can't tell where one ends and one begins. This technique can be used with bold, exciting colors (like the purple shown below) or with something more natural looking, like 3 different shades of blonde. 
Photo from Modern Salon

Ecaille. French for "tortoiseshell," écaille is a soft ombre with golden and caramel hues. This look works well with blondes and brunettes and it grows out well (meaning less maintenance work at your salon in between appointments). This article refers to écaille as "ombre's sophisticated sister," in other words, écaille is to ombre what Kate Middleton is to Pippa.

Photo from Birchbox

Baylage. French for "sweep," this is a style of color application where instead of foils, stylists freehand paint color into different sections of the hair. Since the technique is a bit more whimsical, highlights tend to be a bit broader and less blended compared to other highlights. 

Photo from @kristin_ess

Oil Slick. Looking at the hairstyles mentioned above, it may seem like blondes have more fun- but don't dismay, brunettes! Oil slick requires a dark base hair color, and mixes in colors you would see in an oil spill (teal, turquoise, purple, and even magenta). With this look, you can toy with the different colors and ratios.

Photo from @abbylacey

Aubergine. Inspired by the hues in red wine (and similar to the also popular red, Merlot). Aubergine is a deep, reddish purple color that looks amazing on any of skin tone. 

Photo via @Guy_Tang

Gray. Nope, this isn't a typo. Gray hair is in, whether you're owning your natural gray hair or going full-on silver just for fun. From blue-gray to slate to charcoal, there are plenty of different shades to try! Well, at least 50...

Photo from Stylish Wife

Which of these looks is your favorite?

This Month's Painting

The Dance

Oil on Canvas
24" x 30"

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