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May CFG: Healthy Peninsula

Founded by the late Barbara Jo Peppey in 2001, Healthy Peninsula is a 501C)(3) nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Blue Hill, Penobscot, Surry, Castine, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Deer Isle, and Stonington for over two decades. By collaborating with community partners, Healthy Peninsula works to address the needs of these communities as defined by the communities themselves.

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CFG April: Island Community Center

A multipurpose recreational center located in the heart of Stonington, The Island Community Center (ICC) has been providing facilities and programs for members of the local community to enhance their social, emotional, and physical wellbeing for the past 22 years. The ICC is situated in the former Stonington School buildings on Memorial Lane and comprises a Gymnasium, a Cafe/Kitchen, the Greenlaw Room, an Outdoor Space, and a Fitness Center.

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For the past 36 years, WERU has been entertaining, informing and inspiring listeners with its diverse array of music, cultural programming, alternative news, and community centered public affairs programming. An independent and locally owned radio station based in Orland, Maine, WERU-FM is a volunteer-powered, listener-supported, grassroots nonprofit organization offering noncommercial radio broadcasting to Eastern and Central Maine.

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February CFG: Nichols Day Camp

For generations, Nichols Day Camp has upheld its founder’s mission to provide peninsula area youth with opportunities to experience Maine’s natural beauty, and cultivate a lifelong appreciation for outdoor recreation and educational experiences. Established in 1963 by Mr. Francis T. Nichols, the camp made its humble beginnings as a program of the Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children (BHSAC) and was originally sustained solely by the efforts of devoted trustees and volunteers.

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January CFG: Critterville Wildlife Rehabilitation

Nestled into a quiet corner of the Maine woods at the end of a meandering driveway, Critterville is a safe haven for injured or orphaned wildlife. Late last summer, my mother-in-law called me in tears early one evening. She had accidentally wounded a baby bird while mowing her lawn in Deer Isle and had no idea what to do.

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