UNE Steps up fundraising efforts to make college of Dental Medicine a Reality

On November 2, Maine residents voted yes in support of Question #2, which allows the issuance of a $5 million bond to increase access to dental care in Maine. This is in response to the well-documented critical shortage of dentists in Maine and northern New England, and the lack of a dental school in the region. 
The University of New England (UNE) plans to establish a College of Dental Medicine that will address both access to care as well as the need for more dentists in the state.  In November 2008, UNE’S board of trustees approved the academic program for the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and charged the university with securing the necessary funds to launch the college. 
UNE President Danielle N.

University of New England hosts Ghana health leaders to celebrate new public health partnership

The University of New England will welcome several dignitaries from the Republic of Ghana, West Africa in November to raise awareness of and celebrate a new health partnership.  Events, free and open to the public, will be held at UNE’s Portland Campus Wednesday, November 10 through Friday, November 12, 2010.
UNE’s Center for Community and Public Health, the Ghana Health Service, the University of Cape Coast (of Ghana), and several U.S. based health organizations have launched the Ghana Health Partnership to improve the health of the population of western Ghana. 
“We will work with colleagues in the partnership to identify, plan and evaluate innovations designed to improve health services in Ghana,” said Dr. Ron Deprez, director of UNE’s Center for Community and Public Health (CCPH). CCPH conducts research, demonstration and planning studies throughout the U.S.

The Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial Committee is kicking off a fund raising campaign on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the High School voting polls.  The money raised will be used to create gardens for each of the wars memorialized in the Park and add to the memorials; one for the Gulf War and one for the Afghanistan War.  Volunteers will be at the High School from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to receive donations.  The Committee is asking for $1.00 from each citizens of Old Orchard Beach to honor all Veterans from the community.  Further information can be secured by calling 710-1644.

Old Orchard Beach High School

Old Orchard Beach High School will be having a "thank-you" dedication ceremony and photo opportunity in honor of our new electronic sign and the individuals who assisted us in its acquisition. The ceremony will take place in front of the sign on the front lawn, Thursday, October 28th at 10:45 am, weather permitting. We invite you to attend and cover the event.

Old Orchard Beach High School National Honor Society "School Bike Rides"

For the last five weeks Mr. Don Blodgett (High School Math Teacher) and Advisor to the Old Orchard Beach High School National Honor Society has been having Friday "after-school" bike rids of twenty plus miles each ride.  Staff and employees as well from the RSU 23 school district were invited and they would ride different routes to raise money to support the National Honor Society group. 
This coming SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Christmas in Kennebunk

Join us for the 27th annual 'Christmas in Kennebunk" celebration taking place this year on SATURDAY, November 27th in Kennebunk’s NEW Downtown Plaza!

Gather with us on Main Street in the NEW Downtown Plaza for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Members of the 'Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir" will entertain us with carols until Santa arrives to light the tree at 5:00pm. Local merchants and friends will again be providing lots of FREE refreshments beginning at 4:30pm. Additional music is being provided this year by some local friends of Downtown.

PLEASE NOTE: for safety's sake, a small portion of Main Street will be closed to thru traffic from 4:30pm to 6:00pm by the Kennebunk Police Department. They will be on hand to help direct drivers to alternate routes and parking.

Join the community for one of its warmest traditions.

Old Orchard Beach High School Marching Band

Did you know that the Old Orchard Beach High School Marching Band is headed for finals in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 30th hoping to regain the gold.  They deserve it as we all know.  Did you know they were the first band in the history of the Maine Band Director’s Association to win gold four years in a row.  We all know they deserve it and are applauding their efforts this year.  They received the silver last year – which in itself is fabulous – but we all know they deserve the GOLD.  SO KEEP THEM IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND ENCOURAGE THEM IF YOU KNOW SOME OF THE MEMBERS.
Hip Hip Hurray to Mark Manduca – the outstanding leader of this group.  Here is his e-mail – send him a “good luck”