Health officials remind Mainers that the window to sign-up for health coverage from Affordable Healthcare through HealthCare dot gov closes Sunday at midnight. DHHS officials say more than 42 thousand people now have access to critical healthcare through the expansion of MaineCare. Residents can get more information about their options on the Maine Affordable Healthcare website.

The American Red Cross says the need for blood is crucial right now, with an anticipated drop in donations due to holiday schedules. Two blood drives are being held today at the Sea Dog in Bangor and at Stanley Subaru in Ellsworth. Find more information on the American Red Cross website.

The city of Brewer's drinking water has been named Maine's best, after yesterday’s Maine Rural Water Conference. Brewer's water beat out samples from 33 other communities.

Parents are invited to attend a free seminar at the Maine Discovery Museum Saturday about age appropriate media use and screen time. Northern Light Primary Care will also be offering free flu shots for kids and adults. No RSVP is needed for the seminar that starts at 11 a.m. and includes free admission to the museum.

A Blue Hill man is using a dating ad on a farm coop bulletin board to try and find a companion for his grieving duckling. One of Chris Morris’s Ducks, named Yellow Duck, lost its mate to a bobcat a couple weeks ago. A local farm owner, Sadie Greene, says she might have the perfect companion for Yellow Duck, and the two have set up a date on Sunday.

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