Salvation Army food bank desperately in need of donations

The economic times are hitting many residents and families hard and so it is in Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford and Arundel which are served by the local Salvation Army.  There is a very urgent need for your help in assisting in stocking the food bank.  Below are items that are needed:
Canned Soups
Tomato Sauce/ Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Veggies
Box or canned milk
Canned Meats
Boxed/fresh/ canned potatoes
Baby food/ baby formula
Peanut butter
Bread that can be frozen
The food can be delivered to The Salvation Army on the corner of Church and Sixth Street in Old Orchard Beach on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Contact information is below:

Danielle Fish
The Salvation Army, OOB
Social Service and Volunteer Coordinator

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20


Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses to begin June 6th. Register Today!

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses to begin June 6th. Register Today!

EMT Basic Accelerated Courses -- Register now for the upcoming 8 week Accelerated EMT Basic courses scheduled to begin June 6, 2011. This course meets 3 days a week for 8 hours per day.

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

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2011 is Autism Awareness Month

Winthrop, Maine.  April 2011— The Autism Society of Maine, the voice and resource of the autism community, announced today that April is Autism Awareness Month. This year’s theme “Improving the Lives of all Affected by Autism”  as the key to individuals with autism reaching their full potential.

What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors occur in approximately 1 of every 110 individuals.

The 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 & Registration: 6:30 p.m, Auction: 7:00 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission includes: Hors d’oeuvres, Coffee and Dessert; Cash Bar.  For tickets and more information: 207-985-5975, E-mail:  Also see our website for Auction Updates All proceeds benefit the programs of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County.

A Family Guide to supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's & Dementia

A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One
Scarborough, ME – Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association will present several workshops across southern Maine to help families cope with and support a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The 90-minute workshop will be presented by Carol Palmer, an RN and program director with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ms. Palmer, a former trauma nurse, hospice nurse and lead nurse for the office of adults with mental illnesses also served as a director of forensics and is a Viet Nam era veteran. She has been providing training about dementia and related conditions and behaviors for nearly ten years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.