Fwd: [nodrones] ♥️🥰12today: Zoom: ‘DISARM & DIVEST DURING COVID-19

From: “Mary Anne Grady Flores” (via nodrones Mailing List) <nodrones@lists.riseup.net>

♥️🥰👍🏽plz share! Today12pm ET  Hope u can join! 
Link 2 Webinar: ‘DISARM & DIVEST DURING COVID-19 @medeabenjamin @CornelWest @jeremyscahill & Plowshares
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Earth Day 2020

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40 Washington Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Earth Day 2020

I hope we can all find ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday April 22.  A Climate to Thrive and the Green Plan of Ellsworth have ideas to share — the thing is to celebrate by being in nature and sharing photos and poems and such.  See https://www.aclimatetothrive.org and   https://www.greenellsworth.org/earth-day-2020 

Martha Dickinson
40 Washington Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Fwd: [Test] Democracy Forum: Listen – Friday, April 17

Going to Plan B ….

Friday, April 17
Voting in a Pandemic: the Upcoming Primary Election in Maine

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. 

Our live programming at WERU is a casualty of the ongoing civil defense against COVID-19. Our loyal partners at WERU have taken steps to limit exposure for their volunteers and staff.

But we are adapting! If all goes according to plan, we will be on the air as scheduled, Friday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m. with a new episode prerecorded on April 15. No listener calls will be taken, but comments may be emailed to news@weru.org with Democracy Forum on the subject line.

We will talk about how the continuing COVID-19 emergency might change voting procedures in Maine's upcoming primary election and what steps are being taken to protect the election, election workers, and the voting public.

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Do you approve of federal response to the pandemic

Bangor Daily News is running a poll today for those who would like to vote.

“Very slowly there evolved… certain basic facts, none of them new but all of them seen in a new light. It was no new thing for America to refuse to let its people starve, nor was it a new idea that man should live by his own labor, but it had not been generally realized that on the ability of the common man to support himself hung the prosperity of everyone in the country.”

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Tell Janet Mills, Mainers need housing

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It’s almost April

☛  Community news and tips:

The Community RX pharmacy (at Tradewinds) will fill prescriptions online and mail them: https://communityrx.com/html/blue_hill.html 

Maine Peoples Alliance mainerstogether.com offers ways to help, and to seek help

A video on making sure your groceries are safe: https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps 

Barncastle Pizza now offers online ordering with curbside pickup: https://www.barncastle.me/ 

❤️  To soothe the soul:

“The Weight” (Take a Load Off Annie): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1GU1qQ1zQ 

thanks to Tony, John, and Dick for sharing these posts

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Music to soothe the soul of the present world

Not strictly Hancock County, but it speaks to our present situation…
————————————————————————- Despite the organization “Playing for Change” having been around for years, I was unaware of them until today, when my brother sent me a link to their (to me) almost unbelievable video rendition of The Band’s song “The Weight” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weight). Having heard that song many times, but never having seen it, I’d only been aware of it as “Take a load off Fannie.”
One of the things Playing for Change does in their “Songs Around the World” collection is to record/film a host of individual highly-varied musicians all over the world doing the same song, and then mix ALL those tracks together to get the high points of each.
They did this with The Weight, as a 50th anniversary-of-the-song tribute to Robbie Robertson, a member of The Band (and father of one of the producers) who wrote most of the lyrics. The video was put up last September, long before anyone had heard of a coronavirus. But it carries an implied message in its music — that people are people all over the world — that really fits a need at a time when we are being forced into physical isolation and potential fear of each other. It was enough to bring tears to my eyes.
But they didn’t stop there. They also put out a two-part “making of” video, which was equally moving.
The song: www.youtube.com/channel/UCn25nZ12HEZq_w_m_1DmbbA
Making of: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7C6TlQC8Y8 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AR1x0v7n-4
The Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCn25nZ12HEZq_w_m_1DmbbA
The Lyrics (at least one version): genius.com/The-band-the-weight-lyrics
(and don’t ask me to explain the lyrics 🙂 — though there is an interesting piece on that subject in the second comment at songmeanings.com/songs/view/106061/)
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Fwd: Community Mask, 2000 or bust

From: Carol Gregor <carolmgregor@aol.com>

Hi Judy,

Please share this request to your mailing list.

Thank you

Carol Gregor

Mask Information

Blue Hill 2000 or bust Mask Initiative(FB PAGE)
Carol Gregor

Welcome and thank you

We are making masks as an emergency backup for our community. This number of 2000 is for backup homemade masks for Blue Hill and Ellsworth Hospitals. They may be used in addition to a 95 mask and this may make the 95 last longer. 

Locally, we are also in the process of making 500 plastic shields that make this homemade mask much more effective.

These are the recommendations from the NYT this week. It is a hospital request that is in the middle of the pandemic.

Please email me with your information so we can update you about delivery and protocols.

Thank you so much for helping our community be safer.

Carol Gregor


Mask update NYT



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Monday March 23

Preface: if you are tiring of these updates, please ask me to take you off the list. I get it.

Forward: Thanks to Melody, Lawrence, and Peter for today’s posts !

Introduction: Something for everyone here.

3. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nua5klb4Os Al Green “Change is gonna come”

photo: Cemeterio Cristobal Colon, Havana

Opinion: The BangorDailyNews.com is doing a good job with up-to-date information on the pandemic vis-a-vis Maine and more.

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