CASTINE, Maine -— The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will meet Friday, August 12, 2011,  at 8:30 a.m., in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room in the Harold Alfond Student Center on the college campus in Castine, Maine. The meeting will be part of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the MMA Alumni Association. At the beginning of the Board of Trustees Meeting, the MMA Alumni Association will present a report.
        Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees will meet throughout the day on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at various times: Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m.; Audit Committee, 10:30 a.m.; Educational Policy Committee, 11 a.m.; Facilities and Property Committee, 1 p.m.; Advancement Committee, 2 p.m.; Student Affairs Committee, 3 p.m. All meetings are scheduled to be held in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room. Meeting times are subject to change.



Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.

Hancock County Fire Academy Graduation

This is the 7th year that Hancock County FireFighter's Association has coordinated a Fire Academy.  The students attend 12 full weekends from January - May (every other weekend) to obtain the skills to sit for the state end tests for the Firefighter II certifications.  This year’s graduation will be on Wednesday, June 29th at 6 p.m at the Ellsworth High School recognizing 25 students representing Hancock (8 towns), Penobscot (3 towns) and Washington (1 town) Counties.

Students Raise Funds for MCMH Medication Assistance Program

Students Raise Funds for MCMH Medication Assistance Program

 Several students from the Mountain View School in Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon at the school gymnasium earlier this month to raise funds for the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Medication Assistance Program.    The students raised $56.07 and  presented their donation to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on June 20, 2011. 

“We wanted to raise money for people in the Hospital to help with their medicines.  Walking and running is good exercise, so we thought it was a good idea to raise money by doing 22 laps (1 mile) around the gym.  We plan to do another walk next year and we hope to do better with getting more people to help us,” stated fourth grade student Lauren Nault. 

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

All State Music Festival in Gorham

There will be music making on the Gorham Campus of University of Southern Maine (USM) this week.  Over 400 high school musicians from Maine will converge on

USM forthe Maine Music Educators Association's annual All State Music Festival.  Last November, students went through rigorous auditions to secure a spot in one of

the threehonors performance groups: Orchestra, Band, Chorus.  Competition is keen and being accepted one year does not guarantee acceptance the next year.

Students will rehearse May 19th & 20th on campus, then move to Windham High School for the concerts on May 21st.  Order of the concerts is as follows: 2:00 pm

Orchestra; 3:30 pm Band; 5:00 pm Chorus. Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Ticket prices are $8.00 each for ONE concert; $6.00 each for TWO concerts ($12.00

total); $5.00 each for all three concerts. ($15.00 total).