SoPo Unite – All Ages, All In is a community coalition involving school, city, police, community organizations, businesses, parents and most importantly, students aimed to reduce substance use and abuse among our youth.

This federally funded Drug Free Communities coalition puts out regular tips to help folks to support our teens. Visit the South Portland School Department (spsd.org) website for SoPo Unite Tip of the Month.

Navy Commodores Jazz group coming Nov. 5

We have a great musical group appearing at the South Portland Auditorium this Fall, the United States Navy Commodores from Washington, D.C.

This is the Navy’s finest jazz group, taken from the leading universities and colleges throughout country. This special jazz event coincides with its fall northeast tour and is something not to be missed.

The event is Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

For more information call 767-3266 / 3831. Tickets are free and first come-first served. Please go to this page for more information about tickets for this great event, www.navyband.navy.mil/tour_ commodores. html.

Our previous dates with the Airmen of Note and the Jazz Ambassadors were at capacity. We look forward to a large crowd for this exciting event. Please be a part of it.

South Portland Health Office info and flu clinic

The South Portland Health Office has put together an infographic for our community to help us to stay healthy.

A flu clinic is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m., Nov. 7 at the South Portland Community Center.

Important dates and meetings

Nov. 5

Election Day – Middle School Referendum

Nov. 7

Middle School Building Committee, 6 p.m., SPHS, room 221

Nov. 13

School Board Meeting, 6 p.m., SPHS Lecture Hall

Important upcoming city meetings

City of South Portland Pedestrian Safety Forums

We encourage all concerned with safe walking and biking in South Portland to attend the upcoming pedestrian safety forums that the city is hosting with the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Bike Coalition of Maine.

These sessions, listed below, will help prioritize the highest need areas in South Portland and also make us eligible for up to $400,000 in matching funds to help with pedestrian safety improvements. Here is the remaining date:

Thursday, Nov. 21 — Wrap-up session, all residents.

The South Portland School Department would like to continue connecting with citizens via email.

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SchoolMessenger is a notification service used by the nation’s leading school systems to connect with parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email, and social media.

Ken Kunin is superintendent of schools for South Portland.

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