2012-08-16 / Community News

Community News

Pets welcomed to Blessing of Animals

Union Church on Stonecliff Road in Biddeford Pool is sponsoring a Blessing of the Animals 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 on the lawn at 1 Bayview Ave. in Biddeford Pool.

All animals, leashed or caged, are welcome. Weather permitting, pet owners will be invited to share stories of their special animals, who will receive a blessing by Pastor Jan Hryniewicz, and a tasty treat.

Donations are welcome to support the work of the West Kennebunk Animal Welfare Society. Adoptable dogs may be present.

Needed items: Frontline, wet cat food, wet and dry kitten food, kitten replacement milk, paper towels, postage stamps, gas cards, gift cards to pet supply stores, cat litter, durable dog toys, Aspen Shavings or Care Fresh Bedding, cat toys, treats, cat nip and peanut butter. For more information, call 934-2395.

Wireless Society visits island

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine, a group of amateur radio operators, will broadcast from Wood Island Lighthouse on Sunday, Aug. 19.

The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse will offer a special tour at 10 a.m. that day. Visitors may tour the lighthouse as well as see the Wireless Society in action. They will share information about what they do and as give a demonstration.

Reservations are required; call 468-8057.

Volunteers needed for triathlon

On Aug. 26, Revolution3 Triathlon, in partnership with OOB365, The town of Old Orchard Beach and The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, will launch a new Olympic and Half Rev race in Old Orchard Beach.

Pro and age group athletes will compete in both distances for a cash purse of $25,000. There are over 1,000 athletes registered. Will Thomas of Tri-Maine will be the local race director and the local charity partner of the race is sheJams, a local woman’s club created to foster an atmosphere for woman to get healthy in a noncompetitive setting while raising funds for Maine Cancer Foundation.

Volunteers are needed. It will take more than 300 volunteers to ensure the athletes comfort and safety during the race. Volunteering is not an extensive commitment. There are many different jobs and a shift is four to six hours long. Volunteers are needed on both Saturday, the day the athletes check in, and on race day.

To volunteer, visit www.Rev3Tri.com, click on the “Events” tab and scroll to “Volunteer.”

Patients like online portal

More than 4,400 patients have signed up for mySMMCchart since Southern Maine Medical Center PrimeCare launched the new online service in April. mySMMCchart is a secure and confidential web-based patient portal that allows SMMC PrimeCare patients to view their personal, physician’s office health records, request non-urgent appointments, request medication refills, request a referral, submit questions to their health care provider and update personal information such as their address, health insurer or preferred pharmacy.

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