OOB Democrats meet Feb. 20

There will be a monthly Old Orchard Beach Democrats meeting held at The Ballpark conference room on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. The Ballpark conference room is located at 7 Ballpark Way in Old Orchard Beach. This meeting is open to all registered Old Orchard Beach Democrats.

A Sunday Afternoon with Bill Nemitz

The Hollis Buxton Democratic Committee will sponsor A Sunday Afternoon with Bill Nemitz, a nonpartisan event to be held at the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road, Buxton on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.

After a 45-year career in Maine journalism and 27 years as a columnist for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, Nemitz retired in 2022. His work took him to every corner of Maine, and five times to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, reporting on the Maine Army National Guard.

Nemitz, a member of the Maine Press Association’s Hall of Fame, will share his views on the current state and the future of local journalism in Maine and his thoughts on the 2024 0residential election. A Q&A will take place at the conclusion of the talk.


This is a free, nonpartisan event sponsored by the Hollis Buxton Democratic Committee.

An anti-Semitism discussion to take place Feb. 25

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel

A discussion of anti-Semitism, which has been a central component of the global response to the unfolding of events on and after Oct. 7, will take place Sunday, Feb. 25 from to 2:30 p.m.

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Ph.D., an independent scholar specializing in interreligious/interfaith relations, will speak on the issue. Sandmel is past chair of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Relations, served for seven years as director of Interreligious Engagement at the Anti-Defamation League; held the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago; and was the Jewish Scholar at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore. While working in Baltimore, he directed the publication of “Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity.” Rabbi Sandmel presently resides in Portland and is currently serving as scholar in residence at the Maine Jewish Museum. He will be a visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome this spring.

The event is in-person only and is intended for a mature audience. It is sponsored with Community Education funds from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.

Security will be present, and preregistration required to attend. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/4cm96a9f


Learn more about health and wellness

Join Ferry Beach on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening of appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks followed by a presentation about wellness from guest speaker, Noah Harrison.

Tickets are $20 per person, children under 8 eat for free with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets can now be purchased on the website at fbch.me/dinner.

Biddeford Recreation to host Summer Employment Job Fair

Biddeford Recreation is seeking talented and dedicated individuals to join its seasonal summer team and will be accepting applications at its upcoming Summer Employment Job Fair.

Hiring managers will be available during the fair, to be held at the J. Richard Martin Community Center on Friday, Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., to answer questions about available job opportunities in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Candidates will have the opportunity to hand their applications directly to the hiring manager for their preferred position.


Several positions are available with Biddeford’s summer camp programs for applicants who enjoy working with kids, including Counselors, Assistant Directors, Directors and an Inclusion Coordinator. For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, there are openings for park rangers, lifeguards, or field maintenance technicians. A complete list of available positions can be found on the Biddeford Recreation website.

Interested applicants who cannot attend the fair are encouraged to apply online at www.biddefordmaine.org/apply.

For more information, contact Daniel Hammond at 207-283-0841 or Daniel.hammond@biddefordmaine.org.


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