Southern Maine Health Care opening walk-in care facility

Walk-in care is coming to Sanford this fall when Southern Maine Health Care opens the city’s first walk-in care facility.

Located at 25A June St., at the Goodall Medical Office Building, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The facility is available to anyone seeking nonemergency care for minor medical conditions such as colds, flu, sore throats, strains and sprains, ear, eye or sinus infections, cuts and abrasions.

No appointment is necessary, and walk-in care costs are comparable to an office visit.

SMHC also has walk-in care centers in Kennebunk, Saco and Waterboro.


Tour de Farms bike ride accepting registrations

Registrations are being accepting for those who want to participate in the 17th Tour de Farms bicycle ride, set for Sept. 10 at Morris Farm.

The event celebrates the land, farms and the people who provide local produce to the region. The ride begins and ends at the Morris Farm and is open to riders of all ages and abilities.

Participants may select tour distances of 17, 45 or 65 miles.

There will be rest stops and a courier service for produce purchased at farms along the route.

The event concludes with a local foods barbecue at the Morris Farm, where friends and family can join riders in celebrating the local foods from farms in the region.

Registration is open online until 3 p.m. Sept. 9 or at the farm on the day of the ride. For more details, go to


CMP helps MaineHealth Care at Home for Day of Caring

As part of the United Way of York County 2016 Community Investment Day of Caring, Central Maine Power volunteered a manager and 15 workers from its Sanford facility to transform the grounds for MaineHealth Care at Home.

Line crew, office managers and vegetation workers arrived on site at the Saco headquarters with trucks, chain saws, rakes, shovels and a tractor, for a day of trimming trees, removing edging, rebuilding a walking path, laying stone and transforming the hospice gardens.


Junior high school names new assistant principal

Roland “AJ” Dufort has been appointed the new assistant principal at Wells Junior High School.

Dufort replaces Bob Griffin who was promoted to principal.

For the past two years, Dufort served as dean of students at Noble High School. He taught math at Noble High School for 14 years.

Dufort earned his M.S.Ed. from the University of New England and his B.S. in secondary education from the University of Maine at Farmington. He is a Wells High School alumnus.


Credit union campaign gives $20,000 to 33 food pantries

The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger last week held its annual Share the Bread event.

The campaign distributed more than $20,000 to 33 food pantries in each county, including the Good Shepherd Food Bank, which serves more than 90 percent of the hunger organizations in the state.

The funds are part of the record-setting $623,000 the campaign raised in 2015.


Free mammograms, Pap screenings offered

Appointments are now being accepted for free 3-D mammogram and Pap screenings to be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at York Hospital Breast Care, 15 Hospital Drive.

Dr. Amanda Demetri-Lewis, D.O., breast radiologist, and Dr. Erron Kinsler M.D., Ob/Gyn, will provide the screenings for women who have no insurance, or might consider these exams to be a financial hardship.

Mammograms will be provided at no cost to women who are over 40 or who are high risk, and cervical health (Pap) screenings will be available to women, ages 21 to 65.

Registration is required since openings may be limited. Free transportation is available. To reserve a spot, call 351-2037.