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December 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Office closed.

Coffee Clash: Moira O'Neill Speaks on Single Payer Healthcare

January 5, 2018

9:00 am

Sips, in Southwest Harbor

Don't spill your coffee, we are talking about health care. In this conversation we will examine the concept of single payer health care systems. We will consider the feasibility of a single payer for the State of Maine and hear updates about advocacy and legislative efforts to make it happen here and across the country.

Moira O’Neill has been a nurse for over 25 years and practiced across the spectrum of health care environments. She earned her Doctorate and Master's degrees in nursing and public health at Yale University. Moira came to Maine from Connecticut where for 11 years she served as an Assistant Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut overseeing all state-funded services to children, including their access to health care and specialty services. For the past 5 years she has taught public policy, ethics and research methods to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Currently, Moira is working on a rural nursing work-force development project in Washington County.

Moira serves on the Board of Directors for Maine AllCare, a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization with a mission to get the conversation started about a single payer health care system for Maine. 

Note: new this season, in fairness to Sip's wait staff, each patron will be charged $5 and receive a coffee and pastry. (Unless patron is purchasing more than a $5 breakfast.) As always, tips are appropriate.

Please sign up for this event at: coffeeclash@gmail.com 

Coffee Clash: Moira O'Neill Speaks on Single Payer Healthcare

Coffee Clash - Nat Fenton on the Removal of Statues

January 12, 2018

9:00 am

Sips, Southwest Harbor

In a recent New Yorker article, removal of Confederate statues has been called the “new social issue of the twenty-first century” generating passion where other issues have grown stale.  Should these statues be removed in consideration of the plight of black parents trying to explain the presence of a statue of Robert E. Lee to their fifth grade daughter?  “Can you look into that young girl’s eyes and convince her that Robert E. Lee is there to encourage her?”

And then there are those who claim that removal of the statues is an attack on the Confederacy and those who fought so bravely against an overpowering military force but also an attack on the heritage of America and its history, targeting our country’s Founding Fathers and others who have created our glorious Western civilization.

And who gets to decide whose statue must be removed, holiday name changed (Columbus Day, for example), whose name is expunged from our history books?  Where do we draw the line?  How do we achieve reconciliation rather than more rancor and resentment?  Are those removing the statues removing history?

Nathaniel R. Fenton grew up and was educated in Bar Harbor through 8th grade.  He then attended St. Mark’s School, Bowdoin College and received his J.D. at Cornell University.  He returned home and has practiced law in the area for the past 45 years.  His interests include flying, motorcycling, history, sports and reading.  He is married to Sugar and they have three grown children, Bob, Janet, and Toby, and their beloved golden doodle, Maggie.

Note: new this season, in fairness to Sip's wait staff, each patron will be charged $5 and receive a coffee and pastry. (Unless patron is purchasing more than a $5 breakfast.) As always, tips are appropriate.

Please sign up for this event at: coffeeclash@gmail.com 

Coffee Clash - Nat Fenton on the Removal of Statues

Board meeting

January 19, 2018

9:30 am

TBA

Board of directors' meeting.

Cabin Fever Party

January 26, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dorr Natural History Museum, College of the Atlantic

Bring: finger food - appetizer or dessert to share  (beer and wine will be provided)

Music: Rob Collin's Jazz Quartet

(Snow date: Saturday, January 27, 5-7:00 pm)

ASC Members welcome! Bring a friend!

(No RSVP)

(The Dorr Museum is the first building on the left, after entering the main entrance.)

Cabin Fever Party

Dan Dendanto: Whales and Nails, Food for Thought

January 26, 2018

Lunch 11:30; Lecture noon-1:00

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Dan Dendanto is the creator of Whales and Nails.  He has been cleaning, articulating and restoring whale skeletons professionally since 1993.  He strives to create dynamic exhibits which convey more about the animals’ lives than their deaths.  Dan’s knowledge of whale anatomy and extensive experience in the field contribute to his extraordinary ability to accurately display the remains of these magnificent creatures.

Dan is Director of the Fin Whale Catalog and a Senior Scientist at Allied Whale, and a Research Associate at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. The research Dan has been involved in includes the genetics, life history, population, phylogenetics and culture of whales in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 

Reservations for lunch and/or lecture: 288-9500, or learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

Dan Dendanto: Whales and Nails, Food for Thought

Coffee Clash

February 16, 2018

9:00am

Sips, Southwest Harbor

Food for Thought

February 23, 2018

Lunch 11:30; Lecture noon-1:00

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Food for Thought

March 23, 2018

Lunch 11:30; Lecture noon-1:00

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Board Meeting

April 20, 2018

9:30 am

TBA

Board of directors' meeting.

Food for Thought

April 27, 2018

Lunch 11:30; Lecture noon-1:00

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove

Board Meeting

May 18, 2018

9:30 am

TBA

Board of directors' meeting.

Annual General Meeting

June 6, 2018

5:00 pm

Neighborhood House, NE Harbor

Annual General Meeting, election of board and officers, potluck dinner, entertainment.