Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Down Home Maine: Manufacturing History of Locke’s Mills

Postponed until Tuesday, March 26

Local residents Blaine Mills and Will Chapman will present a slide show and narration on the history of manufacturing in Locke's Mill from 1816 to the present. 

Pairs and Spares Dining Out on Wednesday, February 6

Looking for an evening of delicious food (Italian and American), a big welcome, fellowship, and conversation? Pairs and Spares will be at Frank's Bar and Grille, Fall Line Drive, Sunday River, for a private party on Wednesday, February 6, at 6:00 pm. (Snow date is February 13.) We'll order off the menu and have separate checks at a restaurant that is normally open during ski season only on Friday and Saturday nights. New participants are encouraged to join the "regulars," and guests are welcome! Check out the menu at http://franksbarandgrille.net/. For more information or to reserve a spot, call, text or e-mail Kay Rector (207-824-3333, kaymail3333@gmail.com).

To Your Health Presents Program on A-Fib

“Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib): Everything You Need to Know and More” will be presented by Daniel van Buren, M.D., Board Certified Cardiologist, on Thursday, February 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel, downstairs hall. Snow date is February 14. The program is sponsored by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College.

Dr. Daniel van Buren
Dr. van Buren presented a similar program two years ago, which was very well received. To Your Health has had many requests to repeat the program and Dr. van Buren said he would be happy to discuss atrial fibrillation again. “It is a common diagnosis and some new therapies are available since the last talk.”

Bethel resident Dr. van Buren has been a part of To Your Health presentations during American Heart Month for the past six years. He is pleased to further educate his community about heart disease. In updating the program, he said, “We will discuss the most up-to-date medical and procedural therapies available to treat atrial fibrillation.”

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm of the heart where the upper chambers do not work correctly because of abnormal electrical activity. It can lead to complications and serious heart conditions and increase a person’s risk of stroke. Dr. van Buren will answer any questions and have handouts available.

Dr. van Buren is Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New England Institute at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH. He is board certified in internal medicine, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

To Your Health is sponsored by WMSC as a community service with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments available. For more information contact Peter Musso (207-890-7034).