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    JUNE 29: Brek Heikkinen and Heather Blier of Adulting Collective and Travis Bullard of WITH Consulting.

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    JUNE 29: Elaine Sweet of Northpoint Mortgage Inc., Jenilee Bryant of Two Lights Settlement and Laura Greenstein of Spinnaker Trust.

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    JUNE 29: Jim Cohen of Verrill Dana and Joan Cohen, executive director of the Southern Maine Community College Foundation, Mark McAuliffe of Apothecary by Design and Quincy Hentzel, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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    JUNE 29: Lauren Webster of University Credit Union, Alison Nason of event sponsor Mainebiz and Sue MacArthur of Strategic Talent Management.

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    JUNE 29: Allison Gehnrich of ReVision Energy, Belle Bocal of United Way and Brittany Angelo of ReVision Energy.

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    JUNE 29: Connie Nichols, in the middle, with her daughters Sarah Kelly and Leah Robert, co-owners of SaltyGirl Boutique in Kennebunk.

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    JUNE 29: Sarah West of Opus Consulting Group, Mackenzie Arsenault of Cornerstone Financial Planning, Kendra Wheeler of Bangor Savings Bank, and Caitlin Crowe and Danielle Prentis of KeyBank. Four hundred people came to the Ignition Awards at the Thompson’s Point pavilion June 29

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    JUNE 29: Matt Marquis of Higgins and Bolduc, Propel Chair Rebecca Bolduc with her fiancé, Brandon Mills, and Strive Youth graduate Eliza Brandwine.

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    JUNE 29: Alli Gamache of Saco and Propel board member Eric Collins.

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    JUNE 29: Elizabeth Buckley of Venture Hall and Katie Brunelle of Adulting Collective.

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    JUNE 29: Col. Dave Hickey and John Manganello, co-founders of Boots to Roots, recipient of the Social Entrepreneurship award in the Small Business category.

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    JUNE 29: Marketing specialists Melissa Kenison of Sea Bags (awarded for Growth Stimulation in the large business category) and Jeff Pillet-Shore of Allagash Brewing Co. (awarded for Social Entrepreneurship in the large business category).

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    JUNE 29: Food Truck of the Year winners Randy and Debbie Smith of Pinky D’s Poutine Truck.

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    JUNE 29: Jenna Jeffrey and Michelle Anderson of Junior Achievement, Jess Schoppee of Coastal Women’s Healthcare and Anna Zieba.

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    JUNE 29: Neil Spillane of Fork Food Lab (named Hustler of the Year) with sisters Kaylea Howe and Michaela McVetty of Sisters Gourmet Deli. The Hustler of the Year award went to Fork Food Lab, a food-focused startup incubator in Portland that was recently acquired by New York City-based company Foodworks, less than a year after Fork opened.

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    JUNE 29: Kristina Powell of the Center for Grieving Children and Chris Larrabee of South Portland.

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    JUNE 29: Abbie McIlvery of From the Nest Social and Vanessa Helmick of Fiore Home.

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    MAY 21: Parent and former Levey Day School board member David Israel with alumni Avi and Benjamin Israel. Levey Day School is a private Jewish elementary school in Portland.

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    MAY 21: Honorees Sharon and Perry Newman with daughter Lennie, a Levey alum, enjoy delicious barbecue.

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    MAY 19: Jeff Skiles, left, co-captain with Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger on the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight, was the keynote speaker at the convention’s closing session. At right is Todd Mason, Maine Credit Union League president.

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    MAY 19: U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, right, who addressed the convention and state Rep. Ray Wallace, R-Dexter, a board member at Dexter-based Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union.

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    JUNE 11: Portland Chamber Music Festival board members Mark Abbott of Cape Elizabeth, David Goldman of Cumberland and Laura Miller of Portland attended the Spring Benefit.

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    JUNE 11: Alexandra Sax of Portland and Lydia Forbes, violinist and featured guest performer.

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    JUNE 11: Maria Gallace of Cape Elizabeth with Dr. Jenny Aronson, also of Cape Elizabeth.

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    JUNE 11: Rob and Annette Elowitch of Portland, left, join their daughter, Jennifer Elowitch, artistic director of Portland Chamber Music Festival, and event hosts Merle and Lenny Nelson of Cumberland Foreside.

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    JUNE 11: Board member Larry Rubenstein, who is also vice chairman of the Maine Arts Commission, enjoys the late afternoon soireé with his wife, Robin.

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    JUNE 11: Barbara Graustein of Falmouth with Elizabeth Astor, host committee member of the music festival's annual benefit.

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    JUNE 11: Andrew Crust, assistant conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, joins Tony Sitaras of Portland and Bruce Johnson, founding board member of Portland Chamber Music Festival, at its Annual Spring Benefit.

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    JUNE 11: Elizabeth and Jamie Kilbreth of Portland. The event was held at Merle and Leonard Nelson’s home in Cumberland Foreside.

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    JUNE 11: Host committee member Kenny Nelson with his wife, Mary.

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    JUNE 11: Kim and Chris Kralik of New Jersey attended the Spring Benefit for the Chamber Music Festival.

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    JUNE 11: Host Committee members Neil Kurzmann and Eve Nelson of Portland enjoy a moment with festival supporters Dr. Fred Aronson and Elizabeth Israel.

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    MAY 20: Marilyn Reynolds, the College Club’s second vice president; former Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl; and Julie Howison, the club’s recording secretary at the annual meeting held at Parkers in Portland.

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    MAY 19: Josh Miller, president of the Tenants Harbor Fishermen’s Co-op; Matt Jacobson, president of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative; Luke Holden, chief executive officer of Luke’s Lobster; Gov. Paul LePage and Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The dignitaries were on hand to crack the first lobsters of 2017 at Luke’s, a seasonal restaurant affiliated with the co-op.

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    JUNE 23: Volunteers Katie Werner, a lobsterman’s wife, and Casey McClurkin of South Portland at the Cape Farm Alliance fundraiser.

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    JUNE 23: Peter and Vicki Rees of North Carolina with Vicki and David Field of South Portland took part in the annual Cape Farm Alliance fundraiser.

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    JUNE 23: Volunteer Patti Kritzer of Great Pond Farm in Cape Elizabeth and her son Aston Kritzer of South Portland.

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    JUNE 23: Mary Lee and George Gamache of Scarborough with Betty Howes of Saco. The lobster bake and pig roast at Shady Oak Farm in Cape Elizabeth was a fundraiser for the Cape Farm Alliance.

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    JUNE 23: Gracey Angle of Cape Elizabeth and Adrienne Taylor of Portland supported the Cape Farm Alliance.

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    JUNE 23: Jeff Maine of Cape Elizabeth, Drew Phan of Cape Elizabeth, Susan McPartlan of Portland and John Rogers of Portland at the Cape Farm Alliance fundraiser.

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    JUNE 23: Mark Cook and Cathy Nugent of South Portland. The Cape Farm Alliance is made up of farmers, fishermen, horse lovers, business owners and supporters of a vibrant and sustainable food future for Cape Elizabeth.

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    JUNE 23: Volunteers Caitlin Jordan of Alewive’s Brook Farm and her nephew Samuel Rideout of South Portland.

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    JUNE 23: Tourists Susan McConnell, Liz Murray, Kathy Mackey, Paulette Frisbie and Jane Kuntz came out to support the Cape Farm Alliance.

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    JUNE 23: Jane Doyle and Betty Craig, both of Cape Elizabeth.

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    JUNE 23: Susan Taylor and Barry Wilford of Portland.

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    JUNE 23: Ed Richard of Mars Hill and Jeanie Alves of Peaks Island.

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    JUNE 23: Linda Nickerson, Steve Roy, Barbara and Keith Powers, and Valerie Roy, all of Cape Elizabeth.

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    MAY 18: Manuela Arundel, Milestone’s director of development, James Livengood, and Lauren Wert Livengood, Milestone’s director of nursing, at the event at DiMillo’s in Portland. The program was to raise awareness in the business community about the Portland-based foundation’s efforts to combat homelessness and addiction.

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    MAY 18: Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck, a Milestone board member, and Matt Brown, a Milestone volunteer, at the Milestone Community Social.

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    MAY 18: Erin Lally and Katie Shorey, both with People’s United Bank attended the Milestone Community Social.

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    MAY 16: Front row, Leo Sparta and Logan McKula; back row: Sam Ladd, former Gov. John McKernan, Horace Horton and Rick Mann. McKernan, a former Boy Scout, delivered the keynote address at the event at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, which celebrated the campaign to raise funds for services and programs for the Scouts of the Pine Tree Council.

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    MAY 16: Jim Chalmers, Ken Gray and Horace Horton at the Pine Tree Council’s State of Maine luncheon.

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    JUNE 15: Opera Maine board member Andrew Kalloch and his wife, Jessica, of South Portland with Shoni and Nik Caner-Medley of Portland and Monaco. ‘A Night at the Opera’ fundraiser was held in support of the upcoming performance of ‘La Traviata.’

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    JUNE 15: Jessica Jacobson of Windham joins Beth Becker of Falmouth, Lisa Kittredge of Augusta, April Ylvisaker of Merrill Lynch and Anna Mucciarone of J.S. McCarthy at the Opera Maine Gala.

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    JUNE 15: Kathleen Grammer of Scarborough with John Kilbourne of Brunswick at the ‘A Night at the Opera’ fundraiser.

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    JUNE 15: Gala committee members, left to right: Margaret Wilkis of South Portland, Robin Webber of Sebago Lake, Opera Maine artistic director Dona D. Vaughn, Diane York of Portland, Arlene Schwind and Elizabeth Astor of Portland and Caroline Koelker.

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    JUNE 15: Helaine Ayers of Portland with her husband, Jon, CEO of Idexx, and Ken Lane of Cape Elizabeth at the cocktail reception of the Opera Maine Gala.

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    JUNE 15: Dan Kennedy of Portland with Luc Nya of Saco, Angela LeBlanc of Kennebunk and John Hatcher of Portland. ‘A Night at the Opera’ fundraiser was held in support of the upcoming performance of ‘La Traviata.’

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    JUNE 15: Opera Maine board past president Don Head of Portland with Elizabeth Astor, board member and event chair, and Andrew Crust, assistant conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

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    JUNE 15: Alice Kornhauser, executive director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, joins Carla Rigby of York.

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    JUNE 15: Longtime Opera Maine supporters Jackie Robinov with Kenny and Mary Nelson

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    JUNE 15: Frank and Sharon Reilly of Portland attended the Opera Maine gala.

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    JUNE 15: Russ Burleigh, Opera Maine co-founder, joins fellow co-founder Jack Riddle and his wife, Bonnie, board president Ann Elderkin and Caroline Koelker, Opera Maine’s managing director.

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    MAY 12: Phil Thorne with emcee Lee Goldberg of WCSH6-TV at “Sold on Kids” at the South Portland Marriott. The event was a fundraiser for Sweetser, the Saco-based organization that offers services throughout Maine to people with emotional or mental difficulties.

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    MAY 12: Samantha and Jim Martin, Sweetser’s vice president of programs, with Sweetser CEO Deb Taylor and her husband, Mike, at the 25th “Sold On Kids” auction.

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    MAY 12: KeyBank Senior V.P. Neil Buitenhuys and his wife, Bethany, with Caitlin Crowe, also of KeyBank.

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    MAY 12: KeyBank Senior V.P. Neil Buitenhuys and his wife, Bethany, with Caitlin Crowe, also of KeyBank. The group attended the "Sold on Kids" auction.

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    MAY 12: OceanView at Falmouth Chorus director Priscilla Riggs led the choir in two standing-room-only spring performances. Recently retired, Riggs formed the 40-member choir in 2016 after a 50-year career as a music director and organist.

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    MAY 12: The OceanView Chorus performing at one of two spring concerts.

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    JUNE 1: Angela Gadbois of South Portland with Trish Lefevre, Kelli O’Brien and Lori Coffin of Falmouth. The Purses with a Purpose luncheon raised nearly $55,000 for Ronald McDonald House.

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    JUNE 1: Purses with Purpose guest speaker Erin Ovalle and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine Executive Director Robin Chibroski.

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    JUNE 1: Marilyn Smith, Phyllis Moore and Sandra Colerick from event sponsor Anthem. The annual Purses with a Purpose luncheon raised nearly $55,000 for Ronald McDonald House.

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    JUNE 1: Development Director Alicia Milne with Katie Shorey of Purses with Purpose event sponsor People’s United Bank.

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    JUNE 1: Jessica Samson of Auburn and Jennifer Weber of Cumberland joined the Purses with Purpose festivities.

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    JUNE 1: Sisters Carol Dutil of Biddeford and Claire Tillyer of Saco.

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    JUNE 1: Melanie Lee, Ginger Grantham and Denise McIntyre from event sponsor Saco & Biddeford Savings.

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    JUNE 1: Volunteers Lindsey Nygren and Lydia Story, both of Gorham, at the Purses with Purpose event.

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    JUNE 1: Bayley Hamilton and Katie Parish from event sponsor O Bag.

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    JUNE 1: Danielle Hansen and Marissa Foley of Purses with Purpose event sponsor Baker Newman Noyes.

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    JUNE 1: Retired nurse Kathleen Larsen of Biddeford and Susan Mojonnier of Portland.

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    JUNE 1: Wendy Westervelt of Portland and Dennise Varney of Saco.

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    JUNE 1: Volunteers Kathy Tuller of Cumberland and Marika Stayte of North Yarmouth.

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    JUNE 1: Tina Boutin and Blair Colby from event sponsor Systems Engineering.

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    MAY 5: Luke Morong, Laura Harjula, Make-A-Wish Maine co-founders Caroline and Wayne Morong of Camden and Liza Morong. The Make-A-Wish Maine 25th Anniversary Gala raised a record-setting $429,412.76 – enough to grant 61 wishes.

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    MAY 5: Make-A-Wish Maine wish granting volunteers and 2017 Mike Williams Award recipients Barbara and Kevin McDonald of Scarborough.

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    MAY 5: Wish parents and supporters Daniel and Cathy Baillargeon of Saco and, in front, Make-A-Wish Maine development manager Rebecca Leaming.

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    MAY 5: Make-A-Wish Maine co-founders Ann and Rick Bresnahan of Hope.

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    MAY 5: Chip Pearson, Linda Pearson, Paul Cadigan and Marcia Cadigan at the Kennebunk Land Trust Auction Fiesta fundraiser.

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    MAY 25: Katie Hogan, board member at Center for Grieving Children, with Gregg and Jill Frame of Cape Elizabeth. Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Russo and Anthony Doerr spoke the fundraiser for Wayfinder Schools.

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    MAY 25: Paul Andrews, executive director of Wayfinder Schools, with board secretary Melissa Duffy, guest author Anthony Doerr, board member Barbara Russo and her husband and guest author, Richard.

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    MAY 25: From Wayfinder Schools, admissions coordinator Britta Sturks, finance and database coordinator Cynthia Ufkin and Martha Kempe, head of schools.

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    MAY 25: Jackson Cousins and Hannah Weissauer of Portland at the authors reception.

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    MAY 25: Wayfinder Schools board member and event co-chair Susan Koch joins Howsie Stewart, former board member and longtime friend of Wayfinder; Karen Watterson, food editor of Maine Magazine; and Pamela Wheeler, volunteer educator, at the authors reception.

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    MAY 25: Sally and Gabe Weiss of Yarmouth join Marilyn Soper of New London, New Hampshire, and Katie Leinwand of Yarmouth at the fundraiser for Wayfinder Schools.

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    MAY 25: Ginnie Davin of Greene with Robin Paradis of Gorham. Four-hundred guests attended the fundraiser for Wayfinder Schools.

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    MAY 25: Anne Devine of Portland with Charles and Frances Prinn of Yarmouth. Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Russo and Anthony Doerr spoke at the fundraiser for Wayfinder Schools.

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    MAY 25: Meg Sideris, a former Wayfinder board member from Camden, with Elisabeth Sampson, lead teacher at the residential campus in New Gloucester.

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    MAY 25: David and Heidi Fitz join friends Bill and Marcy Black, all of Cumberland, attended the benefit for Wayfinder Schools.

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    MAY 2: From Furniture Friends, board member Susan Schraft, board president Robbie Lipsman, Executive Director Jenn McAdoo and board member Mandy Garmey at the event at the Portland House of Music.

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    MAY 2: Portland High School students and Sudo dancers Mana Puk and Pita Yanga performed at Furniture Friends’ Multicultural Music Fest.

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    APRIL 20: AARP Maine communications director Jane Margesson, fraud expert Frank Abagnale and AARP Maine State Director Lori Parham. Abaganale’s years as a master con artist and forger were the basis for the 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale. Sponsored by the AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, the event drew a crowd to Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland.

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    MAY 19: Kendra Klein, Sara Trickett, Donyelle Werner, Joanna Yu and Carrie Maynard, all of Falmouth, attended the annual Passport to the World auction at Thompson’s Point .

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    MAY 19: Phil Walsh, Emily Cooke, Nolan Reichl and Julie Lipez, all of Cape Elizabeth.

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    MAY 19: Libby Derrig and Amanda Pendleton, both of Portland.

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    MAY 19: Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine Executive Director Suzanne Olson, board member Julie Ouellette with Michael Ouellette, and staff member Brittany Liscord.

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    MAY 19: Janet Webb of Portland, Melissa McKersie of Falmouth and Judy Smadu of Michigan attended the Passport to the World auction.

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    MAY 19: Cooper Dragonette and Jill Skrabalak of Cape Elizabeth. The Passport to the World auction at Thompson’s Point raised $105,000, including $16,000 for scholarships for needy families.

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    MAY 19: Board member Kate Malin of Portland, Shelby MacLeod of Yarmouth and auction committee member Stacie Vining of Portland.

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    MAY 19: Matt and Jessica Grondin of Cumberland with Adam and Laura Henckler of Cape Neddick.

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    MAY 19: Jared Cash and Mallory Brooke of Norway at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine event.

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    MAY 19: Zoe Lewin and Virginia French, both of Portland, at the Passport to the World auction.

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    MAY 19: Beth Kleban of Freeport, Kelley Newkirk of Falmouth and Nancy Newman of Cumberland at the event to benefit the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine.

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    MAY 19: Rachel LaPlante and Alicia Milne of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

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    MAY 19: Bonnie Troubh of Falmouth and Soleil Dufour of South Portland. Passport to the World auction at Thompson’s Point raised $105,000 for the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine.

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    MAY 19: Brian Eng and Renee Bourgeois of Portland with Amy Harris of Portland and advisory council member Jim Brady of Portland.

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    MAY 19: Sofia Mozo-Borland and Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine staff educator Lily O’Brien.

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    APRIL 29: Fred Forsley of Shipyard Brewing with Gerard Kildjian of the Portland Harbor Hotel, winner of this year’s Forsley Award, and Steve DiMillo of DiMillo’s on the Water, last year’s winner. The award is presented annually by Mercy Hospital to a member of the community who has made a difference in the hospitality industry.

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    APRIL 29: Jack Quirk, owner of Quirk Auto Group, and Wally Camp, owner of Rowe Ford, compete against each other in the Gary’s House Corporate Chopped Challenge at the event to benefit the home away from home for families and individuals with loved ones receiving medical treatment at any greater Portland area hospital. Other competitors were from Portland Volvo and Weirs GMC, which took home the top prize.

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    APRIL 29: Ellen Therrien, Mercy Healthcare Foundation vice president of philanthropy Susan Rouillard, Sweetser CEO Deb Taylor and Charlie Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital.

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    APRIL 29: Rebecca Quirk, Nancy Cerny of CVC Catering and Robert Warden of Quirk Auto Group warming up for the cooking contest.

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    APRIL 11: Sen. Brownie Carson, Mark Eves, Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight, Harpswell Municipal Democratic Committee Chair Jerry Klepner and Harpswell Aging at Home co-chairs Jessica Maurer and David Brown at the lasagna dinner to benefit the community-led organization committed to helping people thrive while aging at home.

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    APRIL 11: Sen. Brownie Carson and Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight took part in a lasagna dinner to benefit the community-led organization committed to helping people thrive while aging at home.

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    MAY 18: Katie Pulsifer and Steve Morton of Freeport attended the Maine Island Trail Association event in Yarmouth.

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    MAY 18: Event Chair Andrew Stern of Falmouth, Dani and Jamie Carter of Yarmouth and Joe, Wilder (in sunglasses) and Kate Seremeth of North Yarmouth.

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    MAY 18: Dagny St. John of Woolwich and her son, Jordi St. John of West Bath. The MITA event celebrated the 375-mile “trail” is a map – or an app – of island locations.

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    MAY 18: Harper Lee Collins and Doug Collins with Heather and Chris Cook of North Yarmouth.

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    MAY 18: Cait Strunk of Belfast with Scott and Alex Woodruff of Camden.

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    MAY 18: Little Chebeague caretaker Christina Hassett and Jewell Island caretaker Vinny Marotta.

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    MAY 18: MITA trail committee member Dan Smith, Program Director Brian Marcaurelle and Kerry Gallivan, founder of MITA trail app creator Chimani.

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    MAY 18: Paul Cormier of Yamouth with photographer Ted Axelrod and Susan Axelrod, managing editor of Old Port Magazine.

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    MAY 18: Executive Director Doug Welch with painter Eric Hopkins of North Haven.

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    MAY 18: Tammy Janson and Emma Wilson, both of Yarmouth.

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    MAY 18: Hillary Thompson, Stacy Stitham and board member Lucas St. Clair.

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    MAY 18: Host committee members Lew Incze of Harpswell and Scott Thurston of Falmouth.

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    MAY 18: Volunteer Ruth Freeman of Portland with member- ship director Erin Quigley.

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    MAY 18: Kelly and Josh Corbin of South Portland, Kate Malin of Portland and host committee members Michael and Rebecca Lambert of Portland.

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    MAY 18: MITA staff member Maria Jenness of Boothbay Harbor and host committee member Ben Leoni of Portland.

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    MAY 18: Lily Jessen with her mother, host committee Hilary Jessen of South Freeport.

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    MAY 18: Kayakers Michelle Sherwood and Shauna Sanchez of Arundel.

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    MAY 18: Host committee members Pattie and Mark Fasold of Yarmouth.

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    MAY 4: Model Elle Spurr of Gorham poses with MECA textile and fashion design graduate Justin Desper and Emily Archer of Waterboro at MECAmorphosis, an annual fashion show that raises scholarship funds.

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    MAY 4: Callie Conley of Westbrook with designer Mina Hodjikj-Smith and Angelina Salvatore of Portland attended Maine College of Art's MECAmorphosis.

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    MAY 4: Meg Hahn of Portland joins Saluwa Umuhoza of Portland, Jackiellen Bonney of Peru, Dominique Ostuni of Syracuse, N.Y., and Chloe Marble of South Portland.

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    MAY 4: Stuart Kestenbaum, interim president of MECA, joins incoming President Dr. Laura Freid, model Stacy Xilom, MECA board member Katherine Yates and model Pamela Almodovar.

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    MAY 4: Chip Newell and Susan Morris of Portland at MECAmorphosis with Raffi Der Simonian, Maine College of Art’s director of marketing and communications.

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    MAY 4: Models Sam Miklovich of New Gloucester, Amie Cohenour of Auburn, Alyson Peabody of Searsmont and Marianne Macolini of Kennebunk with designer Nicole Waller, far right, a graduating senior in MECA's textile and fashion design program.

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    MAY 4: Erika Smith, designer at Jill McGowan and adjunct professor at MECA, joins Portland designer Jill McGowan, also a MECA adjunct professor in textile and fashion design, and Louise Tuski, program coordinator of Continuing Studies at Maine College of Art.

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    MAY 4: Lucille Holt-Sottery of Collaborations and Malone Commercial Brokers with Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee By Design, Gillian Britt of gBritt PR and Eliza Cope Knowlan of Bernstein Shur.

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    MAY 4: Cyrus and Patty Hagge and Dan Crewe, all longtime MECA supporters, after the MECAmorphosis fashion show in Portland.

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    MAY 4: Jessica Tomlinson, MECA’s director of Artists at Work, with Dietlind Vander Schaaf, event emcee and development officer for MECA.

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    APRIL 27: Sheldon and Susan Horowitz with Gulf of Maine Research Institute President and CEO Don Perkins. The event featured seafood from the Gulf of Maine – including redfish, pollock, American plaice, scallops and lobster – prepared by some of the region’s top chefs.

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    APRIL 27: Daniel Katyl and Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s donor engagement specialist, Rachel Katyl.

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    APRIL 27: Jesse Marsh with Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s sustainable seafood program manager, Kyle Foley.

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    APRIL 12: Sgt. Michael Loranger and Chief Janine Roberts, Westbrook Police Department, with Mary Jane Krebs, president of Spring Harbor Hospital, at the event, which raised more than $32,000 for the Trauma Intervention Program of greater Portland.

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    APRIL 12: Heart of Gold award recipient Creighton Taylor and Stephen M. Merz, president and CEO of Maine Behavioral Healthcare.

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    APRIL 12: Katie Fullam Harris, MaineHealth’s senior vice president of government relations and accountable care, and Dr. Nancy Hasenfus, Maine Behavioral Healthcare board chairwoman.

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    APRIL 29: Mike Payeur, the first veteran served by the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, with his wife, Lindsay Payeur of Saco.

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    APRIL 29: Representing the U.S. Army recruiting office in Saco, Fred Kindelan, Jed Philpot and Amanda Weber; Pam Payeur, executive director of the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine; and Craig Arsenault and Ken Stone from the recruiting office.

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    APRIL 29: Ian Clark of Portland with veteran Joleen Mitchell of Casco, who was the first female service member to be served by Maine Wounded Heroes.

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    APRIL 29: Jessica Champagne, Reserves Navy Commander Phil Spiller, Susan McCarthy and Michael Foley, all of Westbrook.

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    APRIL 29: Former Marine Corps member Joel Demers of Windham and Amy Brooks of Boston attended the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine’s third annual gala and auction.

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    APRIL 29: The Maine Public Safety Pipes & Drum Corps set the tone at the Maine Wounded Heroes Gala and Auction at the historic United States Custom House in Portland.

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    APRIL 29: Tarynne Scott, Melanie McGuire, Nicole Mason and Navy officer Michael Schuman, all of Topsham.

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    APRIL 29: Kelley and Lincoln Bedrosian of Portland were part of the crowd at the gala and auction at the U.S. Custom House in Portland.

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    APRIL 29: Gary Cochran and Yvan Landry of Patriot Riders of America Maine Chapter One.

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    APRIL 29: Volunteers Ann Marie Kane and Lynda Adams, both of Westbrook.

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    APRIL 29: Retired Air Force flyer Bob Heyner and his wife, Nancy, of Old Orchard Beach.

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    APRIL 29: Richard and Regina Wilson of Cape Elizabeth turned out to support the Wounded Heroes Program.

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    APRIL 29: Robert LaPlante of Farmingdale and Patrick Kelly of Scarborough, representing the Maine Public Safety Pipes & Drum Corps.

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    APRIL 29: Wounded Heroes supporters Jeanne Brown and veteran Bill Keniston, both of South Portland.

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    APRIL 29: Ryan Coffin of East Waterboro and Brandi Turnball of Berwick attended the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine’s third annual gala and auction.

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    APRIL 11: Past presidents of Waldoboro Woman’s Club, from left, Carol Perry, Judi Lawrence, Alice DePatsy, Becky Maxwell and Dona Williams gather at the celebration of the club’s 110 federated years. The Waldoboro group began as a literary society in 1890 and joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Maine in 1907.

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