Wells High’s Endsley named School Nurse of the Year

Wells High School’s nurse Patricia Endsley was selected School Nurse of the Year for 2016-17 by the Maine Association of School Nurses at the Maine Department of Education’s 2016 School Nurse Summer Institute at Bates College.

According to the Maine Association of School Nurses, Endsley, RN, MSN, NCSN, is a 14-year veteran of school nursing, who has spent the past 11 years working in the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District at Wells High School. She has served over six years on the Maine Association of School Nurses Board of Directors and was also the Maine director for the National Association of School Nurses from 2010 to 2014.

Endsley served from 2010 to 2013 on the MSAD 60 school board. She continues to participate in local civic and church activities.


Child care, hotline training sessions scheduled

Caring Unlimited is seeking volunteers to provide child care, and it will host training for new Kidworkers from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at its Caring Unlimited’s Sanford Resource Center.

Individuals will be trained to provide free, safe onsite child care during support and education groups.

Applications for training are currently being accepted for open positions in Biddeford, Kittery and Sanford.

Founded by volunteers in 1977, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center continues to rely on volunteers to ensure that support and safety planning services are available 24 hours a day to women, their children and men whose lives are affected by domestic abuse.

Another comprehensive training for Hotline Advocates will begin Sept. 26. Applications are being accepted.

To learn more or to apply, go to www.caring-unlimited.org or call Betsy at 490-3227, ext. 102.


Bowdoin’s Klingle selected to receive endowment award

Matthew Klingle, Bowdoin College associate professor of history and environmental studies, has been selected to receive a 2016-17 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award.

Funding from the award will be used to publish research findings in “Sweet Blood: Diabetes and the Nature of Health in America,” a forthcoming book about the history of diabetes from the late 19th century to the present.

Klingle is one of 30 grantees in the Public Scholar program.