Archive for September, 2010

Changes at a Sabattus Street Medical Practice

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

There is a new name, a new provider, and new services being offered at Sabattus Street Primary Care. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has hired a family practice physician for their office at 693 Sabattus Street, formerly Sabattus Street Internal Medicine. Peter Beeckel, MD, will join Liana Kelly, a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Beeckel has a long history at St. Mary’s, practicing medicine for 17 years at Campus Avenue Family Practice at 99 Campus Avenue.

“Moving from an internal medicine practice to a family practice means we can treat children as well as adults,” says Doug Miller, the Director of Operations for St. Mary’s Physician Network. “This broadens the scope of services we can provide to the community in this part of town.”

Family physicians are providers and coordinators of healthcare services for patients of all ages. They take care of children like a pediatrician, serve adults like a specialist in internal medicine, and perform some minor procedures.

The following are some of the medical services now available at Sabattus Street Primary Care: Family Health Care, Women’s Health Care, Newborn Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Acute Care, Preventative Medicine, Weight Loss Assistance, Accident or Injury Treatment, Sports Medicine, Smoking Cessation, and dermatologic and other minor procedures.

If you are interested in learning more about Sabattus Street Primary Care, Dr. Peter Beeckel, or St. Mary’s, please visit www.stmarysmaine.com. To schedule an appointment, please call 755-3222.

St. Mary’s Welcome New Sleep Specialist

Friday, September 24th, 2010
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Thaddeus Shattuck, MD has joined St. Mary’s Health System. Dr. Shattuck is a sleep specialist and psychiatrist who will be sharing his expertise with patients at St. Mary’s Center for Sleep Disorders.  

Dr. Shattuck has a particular interest in circadian rhythm disorders and has been active in the treatment of sleep disorders in adolescent, geriatric, peri-menopausal, and bariatric patients.  

“I am fascinated with the connection between sleep and psychiatric disorders,” said Dr. Shattuck. “Many patients who don’t get enough quality sleep develop behavioral issues and conversely, many patients can’t fall asleep or stay asleep due to behavioral issues.”  

Dr. Shattuck earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He completed his Psychiatric Residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Dr. Shattuck is accepting new patients. Ask your doctor for a referral to St. Mary’s Center for Sleep Disorders at St. Mary’s Medical Building at 15 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. For more information, please call (207) 777-8959 or visit www.stmarysmaine.com.  

 

Cookie Swap

Friday, September 24th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Who doesn’t love cookies? Join St. Mary’s for a cookie swap on October 7, 2010 between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and learn about breast cancer prevention, too! Bring a dozen of your favorite cookies (in baggies with three cookies per baggie) and four copies of the recipe. You’ll take home a dozen cookies, recipes, and a lot of useful information about breast cancer prevention. The folks with St. Mary’s Breast Health Program will have other fun surprises for you, too! Stop by the Bank of America Room at the Women’s Health Pavilion, 330 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.

Want to go to the bread and cheese making classes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Harvest Celebration
Wednesday September 22
Join Lots to Gardens and the Nutrition Center during any part of this big get together. We will open up our beautiful kitchen from 1:00-4:00pm and invite you to join us in cooking up some delicious treats for our gardens or yours. Then, from 5:00pm-6:00pm we will be having a work party (with snacks) at the Knox St. Community Garden (61 Knox Street), and finally from 6:30-7:30 will be the harvest potluck at the Nutrition Center. Please bring a favorite dish to share. There will be a garden slide show and raffle of prizes! If you have questions call Bridgette at Lots to Gardens 513-3844 or email lotstogardens@gmail.com

Alive in Lewiston: A Celebration of Local Food, Music and Art!
Friday October 15
6:30pm

Come join us for an evening of delicious food grown right here in Lewiston! Songwriter Vanessa Torres (Portland) will entertainment you, and there will be beautiful art on the walls! All homegrown!
$12 advance tickets, $15 at the door. If price is a barrier please call us! All are welcome!
Located at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, 208 Bates Street in Lewiston

Bread Making
Thursday, October 21
6:00-9:00pm

Making your own bread is not as time-consuming or complicated as you might think. Plus, fresh homemade bread allows you to know what is in it and avoid refined flour, high salt, and added sugars! Come join us at the Nutrition Center for an introduction to healthy old-fashioned, no knead, and quick bread making methods using whole grains that will save you money and time!
Call Lewiston Adult Education to register at 795-4141, $16/person
Located at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, 208 Bates Street in Lewiston

Cheese Making
Thursday, November 18
6:00-9:00pm
Come spend an evening at the Nutrition Center learning how to make easy and quick cheeses that you can take home and share with our family and friends. We will discuss the history of cheesemaking, the basic methods and equipment needed, and recipes in which to use them! Be ready to taste a variety of soft cheeses from paneer to ricotta to mozzarella, just to name a few!
Call Lewiston Adult Education to register at 795-4141, $16/person
Located at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine, 208 Bates Street in Lewiston

Alive in Lewiston at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join Lots to Gardens and the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center for the 4th annual Alive in Lewiston on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 208 Bates Street in Lewiston.

This is the time of year when the harvest season gives us its last hurrah! The gardens are ripening the last of the summer fruits and giving new life to bountiful fall crops. It is a time when we are reminded to taste the gifts from the ground at their freshest before the cold of winter is upon us and enjoy the warm company of the people around us.

Community members, friends, and partners of Lots to Gardens are invited to attend this fun, family-friendly evening that includes live and local music, locally made art, and a hearty meal prepared with food grown in community gardens and farms found throughout Lewiston and the surrounding area.

Proceeds of the event will benefit Lots to Gardens’ educational and community gardening programs. Suggested ticket prices for Alive in Lewiston will be $12 for adults who register in advance and $15 at the door and $5 for children. If price is a barrier, please call to inquire about an adjusted price.

Space is limited! To register and purchase tickets, call (207) 513-3844. If you would like to volunteer for the event or would like more information about Alive in Lewiston or Lots to Gardens, please call or email us at lotstogardens@gmail.com!

Lots to Gardens is a program of St. Mary’s Nutrition Center and works to create access to fresh food, and to nurture healthy youth and a healthy community through sustainable urban agriculture, cooking and nutrition programs, and more. The program teaches people how to grow and cook their own food, provides affordable access to fresh food, and involves youth as leaders. For more information about Lots to Gardens please visit www.lotstogardens.org or call (207) 513-3844. Alive in Lewiston is an annual fundraising event that promotes the importance of community and celebrates the diversity of local agriculture, music, and art. We want to extend a hearfelt thanks to all who attended and volunteered at Alive in Lewiston in the past. We look forward to see you again soon!

Only 3 more weeks left for the St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010


Only 3 more weeks left for this market, take advantage of the amazing fresh produce brought directly to us from local farmers. As always, in addition to fresh produce there is pasture raised beef, chicken, pork & goat meat; farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, hand made herbal soap & lotions, pottery and more.

St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market
Wednesday, September 22
11:30 am – 3:00 pm (rain or shine) -
Parking Lot – Corner of Lafayette Street & Campus Avenue
  

 

At the market today we have pumpkins, apples, pears, and dog bones!

This Weeks Vendors 

Emery Farm
Located in Wayne. Offering seasonal produce including a great variety of tomatoes, vegetables, greens & fresh cut herbs. 

Valley View Farm
A traditional farm located in Auburn.  Offering seasonal produce, eggs, meat and Sunset Acres cheese. 

Phoenix Farm
An Organic farm located in Monmouth offering seasonal vegetables, jams & fruit spreads and baked goods including fruit muffins, bread and sweet breads or pastries. 

Fresh Start Farms
The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project is a community-based agricultural initiative that supports new Americans as they establish agricultural businesses. Offering seasonal vegetables, fruit & herbs. 

Clay Hill Farm
Located in Peru, Maine. Offering all natural angus steer beef, whole chicken, produce & farm fresh eggs. 

What’s Up Farm
Located in New Gloucester. Offering home-grown seasonal vegetables. 

ArtVan
A mobile arts therapy program of VSA Maine brings original works of art; pottery and cards made by youth artists, sharing their gratitude by helping to raise funds for the program through sales of their fabulous art work! Come support youth and the arts & learn about the program. 

Hummingbird Farm
Located in Turner, Hummingbird Farm is a specialty nursery who sells clematis, fancy leaved geraniums, and herb plants & fresh cut herbs. They also make handcrafted herbal soaps, lotions & body care products. 

“Head Huggers”
Hand crocheted hats in a rainbow of colors, made by Lily Gagnon. Proceeds from sales are used to make additional hats that are donated to cancer patients & programs. 

EBT machine available
- credit & debits cards, in addition to food stamps SNAP/WIC transactions are welcome
For a limited time all food stamp, SNAP & WIC customers will receive vouchers matching purchases (up to $10.00) that are redeemable for free produce.

Farmers Markets to Wrap up Season

Monday, September 20th, 2010
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The Lewiston Farmers Market and St. Mary’s Market will be holding their last markets of the season Tuesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 6 respectively. Both markets will be hosting a cookout with FREE food, including locally raised burgers and an heirloom tomato salad. Burgers will once again be from Clay Hill Farm in Peru, Maine and prepared by St. Mary’s Campus Cuisine. The last week of the markets will also feature live music and special guest vendors.  

Market goers who have Double Value Coupons to spend can still come down and redeem them the last day and go home with a bag full of free fruits and vegetables! New visitors to the market who use EBT and WIC can pick up their coupons and spend them that day.  

If you’ve enjoyed attending the Lewiston Farmers Market and St. Mary’s Market this season then make sure to check out our Winter Farmers Market opening the beginning of November. The Winter Market will run monthly and feature many of the same great vendors at our summer season markets. The Winter Market will be held at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 208 Bates Street. Stay tuned for times and dates.  

The Lewiston Farmers Market is held in Kennedy Park from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm every Tuesday. The St. Mary’s Market is held on the corner of Lafayette and Campus Avenues from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday.  

For more information on the Winter Market or for general market questions or concerns please contact greatfallsmarket@gmail.com or 207.513.3848.

October is Breast Health Awareness Month

Monday, September 20th, 2010

At St. Mary’s, we believe in caring for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. As a woman, you know how important it is to keep your good health – for yourself, for your family. That’s why we’ve arranged multiple events this October to raise awareness for one of the deadliest diseases among women, breast cancer. Some of the events are fun, others serious, all will be informative. We hope you’ll join us.  Breast Health Awareness Month Calendar  pdf format

October 2
8:30 am – Mother/Daughter Breakfast
10:00 am – Belly Dancing Fundraiser
Join us Saturday October 2, 2010 as we kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   We’re starting at 8:30 am with a mother-daughter breakfast of muffins and coffee at the Lepage Conference Center at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Please bring a new pair of pink socks for a Sock Swap. 

Stick around!  At 10:00 am, Imari and the Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at a fundraiser for the Breast Health Program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.  Dance along with them and learn a couple of “hip” moves and discover the many benefits of this fun and low-impact dance.  No previous belly dancing experience necessary! 

RSVP by September 29, 2010 by calling the St. Mary’s Breast Health Program at 777-4445.  Please visit our website at www.stmarysmaine.com for a list of our Breast Health Awareness Month events. You may also visit Imari’s website www.imarisbellydancing.com to learn more about this exotic dance. We hope to see you on October 2!  

October 7
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm –Cookie Swap

Who doesn’t love cookies? Join us for a Cookie Swap at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and learn about breast cancer prevention, too!  Bring a dozen of your favorite cookies (in baggies with three cookies per baggie) and four copies of the recipe. You’ll take home a dozen cookies along with their recipes. The folks with St. Mary’s Breast Health Program will have other fun surprises for you, too! Stop by the Bank of America Room at the Women’s Health Pavilion, 330 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.  

 October 12
5:00 pm – Luminaries for Breast Health Awareness Month
Remember a loved one who has died of breast cancer or honor a survivor for their courage.   Stop by St. Mary’s Breast Health Program, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, or the Gift Shop and write the name of the person you’d like to honor on a luminary bag. The luminaries will light up Sabattus Street by the old part of the hospital at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.  There will be a short prayer followed by a reading of all the names on the luminaries. The bags are free, but donations are welcome. For more information, please call Cathy Black at 777-4445.  

October 15
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Women’s Health Screening Day
St. Mary’s cares about you.  Routine exams can catch cancer or other illnesses at their earliest stages.  The earlier a cancer is detected, the better your chances of resuming a normal, active lifestyle.  If it’s been a while since you’ve had a mammogram or gynecological exam, consider scheduling them.  If you don’t have insurance or have insurance, but have a high deductible, you may be eligible for the exam for free or at a reduced cost. Call Cathy Black for more information or to schedule an appointment at 777-4445.

October 22
All Day – Wear Pink to Work Day
Your know what to do!   Find a shirt, tie, scrubs, socks, ribbon, or anything pink and wear it on October 22 to show our community we work together to raise awareness of breast cancer.

October 28
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Celebrate Health
Mahesh Pandey, MD from St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will provide an overview of breast cancer, and talk about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatments for breast cancer. A question and answer session will follow.  The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 starting at 5:30 pm at Lepage Large Conference Center, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please call 777-5467 to reserve your seat, today!

Mother–Daughter Breakfast and Belly Dancing for Breast Health

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at a fundraiser for the Breast Health Program at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center on Saturday, October 2.

at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Join us Saturday October 2, 2010 as we kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re starting at 8:30 am with a mother-daughter breakfast of muffins and coffee at the Lepage Conference Center at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Please bring a new pair of pink socks for a Sock Swap. 

Stick around, at 10:00 am Imari and the Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at a fundraiser for the Breast Health Program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Dance along with them and learn a couple of “hip” moves and discover the many benefits of this fun and low-impact dance. No previous belly dancing experience necessary!  

RSVP by September 30, 2010 by calling the St. Mary’s Breast Health Program at 777-4445. Please visit our website at www.stmarysmaine.com for a list of our Breast Health Awareness Month events. You may also visit Imari’s website www.imarisbellydancing.com to learn more about this exotic dance. We hope to see you on October 2! 

St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market – Wednesday, September 15

Monday, September 13th, 2010

St. Mary’s Farmers & Artisans Market
Wednesday, September 15
11:30 am – 3:00 pm (rain or shine) -
Parking Lot – Corner of Lafayette Street & Campus Avenue

Join us in welcoming new vendor Mainely Soap and sample a hamburger slider prepared by Campus Cuisine!

Campus Cuisine will be grilling hamburger “sliders” made with fresh ground locally raised grass-fed Angus beef generously donated by Clay Hill Farm (ground beef and other cuts of beef will be available at the market.) With the sliders we will also serve a taste of an Israeli salad made with vegetables from farmers at the market. Tastings will be available between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while supplies last.)

Joining the market for the first time this year is Mainely Soap, Deb will be selling a great selection of handmade soap, lip balm, muscle balms, body mists, shea butter body cream & room sprays.

There is still an excellent variety of farm fresh produce available; including a variety of tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, beets, onions, salad greens, assorted squash, pumpkins, and more.

This Weeks Vendors

Mainely Soap
(for more information visit their website www.mainelysoap.com)
Located in Auburn Maine, Deb will be selling a great selection of handmade soap, lip balm, muscle balms, body mists, shea butter body cream & room sprays.

Emery Farm
Located in Wayne. Offering seasonal produce including a great variety of tomatoes, vegetables, greens & fresh cut herbs.

Valley View Farm
A traditional farm located in Auburn (visit them at www.valleyviewfarmme.com)
Offering seasonal produce, eggs, meat and Sunset Acres cheese.

Phoenix Farm
An Organic farm located in Monmouth offering seasonal vegetables, jams & fruit spreads and baked goods including fruit muffins, bread and sweet breads or pastries.

Fresh Start Farms
The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project is a community-based agricultural initiative that supports new Americans as they establish agricultural businesses. Offering seasonal vegetables, fruit & herbs.

Clay Hill Farm
Located in Peru, Maine. Offering all natural angus steer beef, whole chicken, produce & farm fresh eggs.

What’s Up Farm
Located in New Gloucester. Offering home-grown seasonal vegetables.

ArtVan
A mobile arts therapy program of VSA Maine brings original works of art; pottery and cards made by youth artists, sharing their gratitude by helping to raise funds for the program through sales of their fabulous art work! Come support youth and the arts & learn about the program.

EBT machine available
- credit & debits cards, in addition to food stamps SNAP/WIC transactions are welcome
For a limited time all food stamp, SNAP & WIC customers will receive vouchers matching purchases (up to $10.00) that are redeemable for free produce.