Standish Professor receives National Honor

Saint Joseph’s College health administration professor John R. Pratt was recently awarded the 2008 Education Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators. Given annually, the Education award is given to an individual for educational program(s), seminar(s), or workshop(s) that, because of

their content, innovative approach, or other special components, has made an outstanding contribution to education in long term care.

Pratt won the award for his workshop, Leadership Skills for Long-Term Care Administrators, which was

hosted by the New England Alliance of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

“John is exceptionally deserving of this honor,” said Stephen Esdale, chair of the American College of Health Care Administrators Board of Directors. “His unique perspective and creative approach to education has made him one of the leaders in our field.”

Pratt, a Standish resident, teaches in the online Graduate & Professional Studies division at Saint Joseph’s, as well as adult summer courses on the White’s Bridge Road campus. Before joining the college’s teaching staff, Pratt worked for 25 years as a health care administrator and authored the textbook Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum.


On Aug.22, The Schoolhouse Performing Arts Center in Sebago Lake Village will present the next episode of The Three Aliens Radio Show: The Moons of Altair at 8 p.m. This is the third installment of the family oriented show written and directed Keith Halliburton. The show focuses on the adventuresome antics of three aliens and is performed by the center’s Obsessive Comedy Disorder group. Tickets are $10 for all. For reservations please contact the Schoolhouse at 642-3743.

Market in the Park

Join local artisans and farmers Saturday in the Steep Falls Park for an open Farmer’s Market. Sponsored by the Steep Falls Village Improvement Society, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from now until the end of October.

“We will basically stay open until we can no longer stand the weather,” said Society member and market vendor Paula Paul.

The market offers homemade jams, jellies, breads, pies, hand woven wool crafts, meats, eggs, and produce. All the products sold are home grown, and locally made.

Anyone interested in selling their agricultural wares and live in the Standish or Steep Falls area, please contact Paul at 642-3132 or email her at [email protected]

Schools in

Aug. 27 marks the first day of school for District 6 students in grades K-9. All other District 6 students will attend Aug. 28.


Memory Lane Music Hall invites you to Funky Friday. The DJ will be spinning Disco until close. If you come wearing an Afro Wig – you get in for FREE. There is a $2.00 cover for all others. Doors open at 4p.m.


Under the Covers will perform at Memory Lane Music Hall. Doors open at 4p.m.

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