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Be careful, there is so terrible weather coming …

Icy roadsThere is some nasty weather coming! We want everyone to be aware and safe. Below are some great resources. If you can help it, just don’t travel!

NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] WEATHER WATCHES, ADVISORIES and WARNINGS:

  1. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire State of Maine

HAZARDS:  Severe/Extreme Weather

  1. Rain
  2. Flash Freeze:  Plummeting Temperatures
  3. Mixed Precipitation:  Rain/Snow/Sleet/Freezing Rain


  1. Flooding:
    1. Frozen and snow-clogged culverts
    2. Ice jams
  2. Dangerous Travel ConditionsIce, sleet, freezing rain, snow. Travel impacts could be very high due to ice formation on roadways.
  3. Increased Snow Load on Roofs:  Possible roof damage/collapse


Winter Preparedness: Snowstorm and Extreme Cold

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

American Red Cross-Winter Storm Safety

When the Sky Turns Gray – Animated Video

Be Prepared for Power Outages

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Paint and support the St. Joe’s Healing Art

Sip and PaintPaint, Sip & Support the St. Joe’s Healing Arts
February 6, 2018
6-8 PM at The Upper Room at Specialty Sweets- 31 Main Street, Bangor

Join the St. Joe’s Healing Arts Commission and friends for an evening of fun, art, and chocolate. (Yup, we said chocolate.)

Local artist Josie Porter will host the class of up to 24 people and supply all painting materials. Attendees pay $30 and bring their own beverage to sip. Specialty Sweets provides the decadent chocolate. Corkscrews, bottle openers and cups are also provided at the event.

CALL Specialty Sweets at (207) 307-7045
Specialty Sweets downtown at 31 Main Street in Bangor

St. Joe’s Healing Arts program receives $8 of every $30 registration. Evidence suggests that the presence of art in the health care environment aids in healing and recovery. At St. Joseph Healthcare, you will find art in many different forms: rotating art exhibitions, permanent art collections, stained glass, and sculptures. You are invited to explore our art exhibits at St. Joseph Hospital and at The Gallery at 900, Building 5 at 900 Broadway. The Healing Arts program also includes music, live performances and juried exhibits.

Reserve your seats today by calling (207) 307-7045

Click here to reach the Facebook event page.

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An important public event on Monday, January 22, 5PM at the Bangor Public Library

Please join us for The Penquis Sex Trafficking Action & Response Team (START) free awareness event on January, 22 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Bangor Public Library.

This event will feature a survivor speaker and panel discussion. The panel will include representatives from Homeland Security, Hope Rising, Partners for Peace, Penobscot Indian Nation Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Center, Rape Response Services, Shaw House and St. Joseph’s Healthcare.

This event is open to the public, free of charge and no registration is needed.

Click the link below for more information about the event.

START event Jan 22_2018

Click here to reach the Facebook event page.

For more information you may contact Keri Holst at or Michelle Markie at


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In the news – Wow, it’s warm today!

Snow storm walkingThe past few days have been “warm”! Kim Files, FNP at St. Joe’s Family Medicine Broadway chats with Joy about how our bodies adapt.

Click here to read and watch the news spot.

Files says we are seeing cases of hypothermia as well as frostbite at St. Joe’s Emergency Room this winter.

And mythbusters alert- according to Files, we do NOT lose most of our body heat through our heads. Only about 7%. That’s why it’s important to keep all parts of our bodies covered when the weather turns cold.


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Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Offers Safety Reminders Following Major Storm as Clean-up Continues and Cold Temperatures Linger

Snow blowerJanuary 5, 2018
Maine Emergency Management Agency

AUGUSTA, MAINE — MEMA continues to assess storm-related issues after heavy snow and strong winds swept the state Thursday. Extremely cold temperatures are expected to set in tonight and continue through the weekend. Concerns today include heating fuel needs, flooding, snow removal safety and extremely cold temperatures. The State Emergency Operations Center will remain partially activated today and most county Emergency Management Agencies are staffed through the day and are actively monitoring conditions.

The link below gives very important information about:
Heating with oil and propane
Snow removal
Snow blower safety
Safe snow removal from roofs
Warming centers