Virtual PTO meeting

Raymond PTO is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, via Zoom. This is a group of parents, teachers and leaders that help to support several programs at both Raymond Elementary School and Jordan Small Middle School. The public can join with this Zoom link.

Free snowshoeing event

This Saturday will be a wonderful opportunity to get outside and enjoy the Raymond Community Forest by participating in Snowshoe Day starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead. Loon Echo Land Trust and the town have worked together to plan this free event. Free snowshoes will be provided from 9 a.m. until noon. Remember while using the trails to observe appropriate social distancing and to wear a mask.

COVID resources for assistance

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging has been working with the Maine CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services to help older adults find the most current COVID-19 vaccine information and transportation options and to schedule appointments. Those who need information or assistance can call SMAA’s Voicemail Message Line at 396-6500 option 1, and a resource specialist or trained volunteer will respond.

SMAA is also collecting names of truly homebound residents in southern Maine who cannot leave their homes to get vaccinated. SMAA plans to share this information with their health care partners so in-home vaccinations can be arranged when possible.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and vaccinations, visit or You can also call or email SMAA at [email protected]

EmpowerME luncheon series

The next EmpowerME Community Afternoon Series on Health Empowerment is from 2-4 p.m. March 17. This month’s topic is “Trauma Sensitive Approach,” which explores the six principles of trauma-informed care to enhance youth engagement and fostering relationships with youth. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Alissa Messer can be contacted at [email protected]

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