UNE college of Osteopathic Medicine announces ECHN partnership

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) announces a collaborative partnership with Eastern Connecticut Health Network, based in Manchester, Conn.   Under the partnership, 16 third-year medical students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine will join Rockville General (based in Vernon, Conn.) and Manchester Memorial hospitals in July 2011 for a year of clinical and academic training.

The UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine currently has 10 core clinical campuses with 18 training facilities.  ECHN becomes the medical school’s first training partner in Connecticut.  UNECOM students currently train in locations throughout the Northeast at hospitals and medical systems in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The students will rotate through medical specialties such as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavi

Children & Adult Art Classes

Children & Adult Art Classes

Children and adult art classes will be held now through April 15, 2011 at River Tree Arts on 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk.   For more information call (207) 967-9120.

16th Annual "Bid Against Child Abuse" Auction

The 16th Annual "Bid Against Child Abuse" Auction will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011 at The Nonantum Resort, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport.   Preview and Registration: 6:30pm, Auction: 7:00pm.  Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  Admission includes: Hors d'oeuvres, Coffee and Dessert; Cash Bar.  For tickets and more information call 207-985-5975, or email  All proceeds benefit the programs of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County

Monthly Senior Food Distribution at York County Shelter Programs has been postponed

The monthly Senior Food Distribution (CSFP) at York County Shelter Programs has been postponed from Friday morning, April 1, to Friday morning, April 8. FMI call 1-207-324-1137.

Maine Inns Raise Funds for Habitat for Humanity sends its support to Maine Bed and Breakfasts involved in the “Hospitality for Habitat” Charity Event

New York, Mar. 30 – Beginning April 25, 2011 and ending May 27, 2011, bed and breakfasts and inns in Maine will be participating in a special charity event benefitting Habitat for Humanity., a top ranked bed and breakfast online directory, supports these inns and the work they are doing.

The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) has announced the 8th Annual Hospitality for Humanity program, a fund-raising event that benefits local chapters of Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Mainebiz honors its 2011 Business Leaders of the Year at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth on May 3rd

Mainebiz will host a reception on May 3rd to honor its 2011 Maine Business Leaders of the Year: Fletcher Kittredge, CEO of GWI in Biddeford, represents the large company category; Martin Grimnes, president of Harbor Technologies in Brunswick, represents the small business category; and Andy Shepard, president and CEO of Maine Winter Sports Center in Caribou, represents the nonprofit category.

Carol Coultas, in an interview with Mainebiz on the topic of the three chosen business leaders said, “Our 2011 Business Leaders of the Year have remarkable vision and stamina, qualities that reflect unwavering dedication to the success of their organizations. Those successes enhance Maine’s economy through the very real measures of jobs, taxes and revenues, while simultaneously offering inspiration to Maine’s business community”.    
The Business Leaders of the Year reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth.

York County EMA Well Check Registry Announcement

York County Emergency Management Agency will announce a new program that will be available for residents of York County that may require some assistance during a disaster or other wide spread emergency.  The York County Voluntary Well-Check Registry is a confidential system designed to maintain information by town of citizens  who have functional or mobility needs during an event local EMA Directors will have access to town specific listings and will be able to plan for assistance. 
On Wednesday March 30 at 2:00PM at York County Community Action facility 6 Spruce Street Sanford 2nd floor conference room at the  meeting of the York County District Public Health  Council  the program will be announced and will officially be available from local health care providers soon after the official announcement.   Many health care partners have been involved in the development of this program.  Several of the key individuals and agencies will be