Community Spirit

One World, Many Stories

One World, Many Stories

Ready, set, read! Get geared up for a summer of great books with our summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories." Join us in "visiting" a different part of the world every Friday morning in July and August at 11 a.m. A short visit to your library will take you far! Books, craft projects, cultural objects, and performers will be here to help you explore the world around you. Set your reading goal, log your books, and have a world of fun along the way! 

Starting Tuesday June, 28 the Children's Room will offer a weekly story time, meeting every Tuesday through August 16th. All ages are welcome from 10-10:30 am. The books we will be reading are stories from around the world pertaining to the country we are "visiting" that week.

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks

Old Orchard Beach - Fireworks displays are held every Thursday from June 23, 2011 through Labor Day. Also on July 4th of course. Other 2011 events include a family sand sculpture contest on July 3rd and a parade on July 4th starting at 10 a.m. For more info phone (207) 934-9068.

 

Kennebunk area July 4th fireworks

Kennebunk area July 4th fireworks in 2011 are at Gooch's Beach at dusk. For info email info@kennebunkdowntown.com.

 

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.

4th Annual Nicole's 5k Run/ Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2011!

4th Annual Nicole's 5k Run/ Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2011!

 Annual 5k in Honor of Nicole Oliver Continues to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence.
The 4th Annual Nicole’s Run and Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach.  The 5k run and walk, presented in part by 2011 Event Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings Bank, will begin at 9:00am, with registration opening at 6:45am.  Registration fees are $20 in advance, $25 on race-day.

Nicole’s Run/ Walk was first organized by friends and family of Nicole Oliver, a 24-year old mother of two from Wells, Maine who was killed by her husband in 2007.  Nicole had recently left her abusive husband and was working to rebuild a safe and secure life for herself and her two young sons.  She was attending York County Community College, taking courses that would help her achieve her goal of becoming a registered nurse, when she was killed.  "I