Monday, August 29, 2016

Healthy Acadia Presents: Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered

Ellsworth. Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center are partnering to offer a "Taking Action for Health" workshop series. “Taking Action for Health” is Healthy Acadia’s Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This free evidence-based program is comprised of six workshops that will be held at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, starting September 14, 2016 and continuing through October 19, 2016

“Taking Action for Health” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone living with a chronic condition. Chronic conditions can include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis, migraines, asthma, eating disorders, depression and more. “Taking Action for Health” will be facilitated by two Stanford-trained leaders, Healthy Acadia’s Elizabeth Lyles and Nina Zeldin. Visit to learn more about "Taking Action for Health." 

The process in which “Taking Action for Health” is facilitated makes it effective, even for those living with multiple chronic conditions. Classes are highly participative - participants provide each other with mutual support and share their successes. This helps increase participants’ self-assurance in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. Workshop participants will each receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, and an audio relaxation CD, “Relaxation for Mind and Body”.

Contact Elizabeth at 667-7171 or to register or for more information about “Taking Action for Health”. “Taking Action for Health” is supported was supported by Grant Number D04RH28404 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course at Camp Beech Cliff

Mount Desert- Earn your Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR) at Camp Beech Cliff this fall. This course will be instructed by SOLO of Conway, NH on the dates of October 11-19, 2016, hosted by Acadia Leadership Institute. SOLO’s WFR Certification course is the industry standard for backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, outdoor guides, and ski patrollers. WFR is a great certification for anyone already working in an outdoor setting, those looking to expand industry opportunities, or individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training. No prerequisites are necessary.

This WFR course costs $675 with limited spots available. A 10% discount is available by referring another student. The course teaches an in-depth curriculum that looks at the standards and skills of dealing with Response and Assessment, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Medical Emergencies, as well as Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Injuries. These topics will be covered extensively with hands-on practice.

Register at by clicking “Register Now,” or for more information you can contact Owen Cassidy, Director of Acadia Leadership Institute at Call us at 207-244- 0365. The Acadia Leadership Institute is a part of Camp Beech Cliff, a nonprofit summer camp and year-round outdoor education and recreation center located at 264 Beech Hill RD, Mount Desert.

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Wilderness First Responder Certification Course:

Register through Camp Beech Cliff’s Acadia Leadership Institute for a Wilderness First Responder Certification Course. This course is taught by SOLO of Conway, NH and hosted by ALI with limited enrollment.

Name: Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Location: Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Rd, Mount Desert, ME 04660

Dates: October 11-19, 2016

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm daily for enrolled students

Contact: Owen Cassidy, Director of Acadia Leadership Institute, 207-244-0365 or

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Special Announcement from Hinckley

Dear Hinckley Family & Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Hinckley Company, I'm thrilled to announce that Peter O'Connell will be joining our team as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer in Portsmouth, RI on September 1st.
Peter and his family currently live in Madison, CT and will soon be relocating to Rhode Island.  Peter is an experienced and avid boater and also the proud owner of a Hinckley Picnic Boat  - RETRIEVER.
After a thorough and exhaustive search process, Peter rose easily to become our top candidate. He embodies exactly what we sought for this important role.  His experience as a Hinckley buyer and service customer provide useful insights and perspectives.  He has proven successes as CEO of important and relevant companies, including Navtec and Lewmar. Most recently he served as CEO of Datacom Systems, a privately held technology company.  But above all these career distinctions, Peter's winning and infectious personality made him the leading candidate to become the seventh CEO in our Company's rich history.     
Please share our enthusiasm in welcoming Peter and his family to The Hinckley Company family.
David Howe