Lee Auto Malls opens in Brunswick

Lee Auto Malls recently celebrated the grand opening of its Lee Nissan of Brunswick with a ribbon cutting and reception at the new dealership, 316 Bath Road, Brunswick.

It is the newest of 21 dealerships owned and operated by the Lee family, who are celebrating their 75th anniversary in the car business this year.

The new locale is considered a temporary operation as plans are to move to Main Street in Topsham in 2012, across the street from the soon-to-be-built Lee Toyota dealership. For more details, call Jennifer Foy at 856-6685 or email [email protected]

Rockport Market Basket reopens

The Market Basket of Rockport has reopened its Brunswick location on The Mall at 157 Park Row. Located in an 1828 Victorian home renovated by owner Richard Nemrow, the building recently received historic preservation recognition awards from the Brunswick Downtown Association.

Esau Crosby II will serve as the new executive chef. He was formerly with Portland’s Fore Street and Street and Co., as well as Falmouth’s Sea Grill. The Market Basket’s hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Affordable braces available for kids

Smiles Change Lives of Augusta will partner with Dr. Michal Kleinlerer of MK Orthodontics to provide affordable orthodontic treatment for low-income children in the Waterville and Augusta areas.

The services will be provided to young people ages 10 to 18 who have crooked teeth and/or misaligned jaws, whose family income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and who practice good hygiene and are motivated to comply with program guidelines and treatment plans.

Applications and financial guidelines to be considered for service are downloadable at www.smileschangelives.org/apply. For more details, call (888) 900-3554.

Boutique offers Maine products

Lalo Boutique, a new woman-owned shop, has opened at 142A High St., Portland. The independent store features Maine-made products such as T-shirts, soap, candles, jewelry, pins, magnets and art. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more details, call 423-0764.

Bath CareerCenter moves

The Bath CareerCenter office has moved to a new location at 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, under the new name Southern Mid-Coast CareerCenter.

Services will include Maine Department of Labor services and Workforce Solutions services provided by Goodwill Industries, the nonprofit agency contracted by Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc. to provide workforce development and employment-related skills training to the six coastal county region of Maine.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, call 442-0300, (888) 836-3355 or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.

Lindt opens shop in Freeport

A new Lindt Chocolate Shop opened at 1 Freeport Village Station, Freeport, recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free chocolate bars given to the first 1,000 customers. For more details, call Myra Hopkins of the Freeport Merchants Association at 865-1212 or go to visit www.lindt.com.

Casco market in full bloom

The new farmers market in Casco will be open for a few more weeks and is accepting applications from vendors of locally grown vegetables and fruits, pastured meats, eggs, artisan cheeses, breads or agri-crafts.

The market is held in the center of town on the Village Green, Route 121, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 8. Full-season and one-day space rentals are available.

For an application or more information, call market manager Carol Keck at 627-4199 or 329-4598 or email [email protected]

Tech companies merge

The owners of TelLan Network Technologies, Inc. and ITPartners, LLC have merged to form Unified Technologies, Inc. at 583 Warren Ave. in Portland, with a branch office at the Hesser Technology Center in Manchester, N.H.

ITPartners is a certified partner with major technology manufacturers including: Microsoft, Citrix & Dell. ITPartners is a provider of managed IT and cloud-based IT services while TelLan/VoIPnet is a premier provider of hosted and managed VoIP business phone systems, LAN/WAN, broadband services and network monitoring. Unified Technologies will continue to service customers as TelLan and ITPartners for now, while they integrate systems and services under the Unified Technologies name. For more details, go to http://www.unifiedtechnologies.com.

Moe’s adds Wells location

Moe’s Italian Sandwiches and owners Betsy and Jolene Ecker opened their 14th Moe’s shop at 953 Post Road, Route 1 in Wells. The store is open year round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with expanded summer hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tilson nabs Massachusetts project

Tilson Fiber Technology will serve as project manager for the MassBroadband 123 Project in Massachusetts. The broadband infrastructure project, that spans more than 1,300 miles in western and north central Massachusetts, will provide more than 120 communities, including 1,392 community anchor institutions, with access to broadband internet. Community anchor institutions include public safety entities, community colleges, medical facilities, town halls, and libraries.

TFT provides fiber optic construction project management expertise, including oversight of a wide-range of project management tasks, including engineering support, monitoring and assurance of construction quality, budgets and schedules. Massachusetts Broadband Institute is a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

New water bottle site launches

Fun Management Group owner Suzette Bergeron has launched www.bulletinbottle.com, a niche website providing companies and nonprofits with logos and messaging on custom-printed water bottles. The website expands on the success of Bergeron’s www.bulletinbag.com Web business, which offers custom slogan or signage on reusable shopping bags.

The Bulletin Bottle site features a wide assortment of custom water bottles for fundraisers, promotions and retail resale. Only products that have been tested as safe for clients and are manufactured by factories that value social compliance are included.

Norway Savings moves in Falmouth

Norway Savings has relocated its Falmouth branch in Shops at Falmouth Village shopping center to a new location at 266 Route 1. The move marks the bank’s fourth hybrid branch. The new location features banking technologies like a “smart ATM,” which allows customers to make deposits, by cash or check, 24 hours a day, without an envelope and the use of a biometric scanning system to access the safe deposit box area. For more details, call Stephanie Healey at 482-7923.

Collective offers alternative healing

The Awake Collective, a co-working collective to provide a variety of alternative healing arts services like yoga, dance, meditation, classes and workshops, has opened at 509 Forest Ave. For more details, go to www.theawakecollective.com.

Seniors support opens in Saco

Senior Transition Specialist Mary Keefe has opened Elder Living Solutions, LLC in Saco. The business is designed to help seniors and their support partners to locate retirement living options throughout New England and beyond. For more details, call 282-4975, email [email protected] or go to www.elderlivingsolutionsllc.com.

Cumberland driving range reopens

The newly renovated Golf Learning Center driving range at 147 Bruce Hill Road in Cumberland has reopened, offering PGA-style golf lessons for youth and adults, including free clinics every Saturday. An added feature of the business is Annabelle’s Ice Cream Shop, offering 24 flavors of all-natural ice cream. For more details, call 829-9116.

Northern Sun rises in Topsham

Midwives Sarah Ackerly and Josie Skavdahl announced the opening of The Birth Center at Northern Sun Grand at 53 Main St., in Topsham. The grand opening open house was held July 29th and featured live music, Henna painting, food, drinks and tours of the new facility. For more details, call 798-3993 or go to http://www.northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com.

Spa and restaurant open at Samoset

The Samoset Resort of Rockport recently debuted a number of additions to its resort including the full-service The Spa at Samoset, the La Bella Vita Ristorante and Enoteca Lounge and three new luxury guest cottages named Wind Drift, Spring Tide and Sea Spray. Renovations also were made to 28 rooms in the resort’s deluxe wing, including new carpet, wall coverings, glass shower surrounds, bedding, window treatments and furniture. Those improvements are the result of a $2 million investment by the resort owners, Ocean Properties, Ltd., to enhance facilities for guests. For more details, call (800-341-1650) or go to www.samosetresort.com.

Cambridge Coffee makes changes

Woodmoor Group, Inc. President and Principal Partner Vicki Cambridge announced several changes for its signature property, a European-style eatery located at 740 Broadway in South Portland. Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse has been re-named Cafe Cambridge. While the eatery will remain true to its coffeehouse roots, the business will expand its focus on breakfast and lunch catering.

Cafe Cambridge General Manger, Stephan Thayer is overseeing plans to create new company signage, menus and art.

The business also announced new summer hours of 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends.

For more details, call 899-1884 or go to http://www.cambridgecoffeebar.com.