SunriseGuide’s fifth
edition available

WESTBROOK — The SunriseGuide has recently published the fifth edition of its coupon book and resource guide.

The guide, founded by Heather Chandler of Westbrook, includes over 300 coupons to sustainable businesses throughout southern and mid-coast Maine. The booklet also contains community resource listings and consumer advice for the eco-conscious.

The SunriseGuide is divided into seven categories, with coupons and local information about food and dining, travel and transportation, home and garden, weatherization and efficiency, health and outdoor living, community and culture, and style and personal care.

SunriseGuides are available for $20 at participating local businesses, or online at

Local nonprofit develops
legal website for military

PORTLAND — At a recent White House conference addressing access to justice, officials announced the launch of a website created and developed by Pine Tree Legal Assistance to help U.S. military and veteran families with legal problems.

The website,, focuses exclusively on the legal needs and rights of military and veteran families around the country, and features user-friendly legal information, self-help tools and identifies legal referral resources organized and searchable according to legal problem, military status, and state of residence.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a state-wide nonprofit that promotes access to justice by providing free legal assistance to low-income clients throughout Maine. For more information, please visit

New Hires, Promotions

Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, has recently joined the Maine Green Energy Alliance as a community outreach coordinator with a focus on Yarmouth and Cumberland. Innes will be helping homeowners find ways to conserve energy and take advantage of rebates and tax incentives available through Efficiency Maine.

Nell Shipman has been promoted to associate artistic director of Portland Ballet Company. Shipman joined PBC in 2004 as a principal dancer, and previously served as the resident choreographer in 2007.

Sarah Thompson of Portland has joined, Portland, Maine as a marketing consultant.  

Kristin Melville was recently hired as development director at Tedford Housing in Brunswick. Melville was previously employed at Lincoln County Healthcare as director of development and major gifts.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra has named Lisa Dixon as executive director. Prior to her new position with the PSO, Dixon served as the chief operating officer for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Norton Insurance & Financial Services of Cumberland Foreside has promoted Kerri Willette to HR generalist. James O’Brien has joined the company as an account executive responsible for developing new client relationships throughout the Northeast.

Maine College of Art recently hired Daniel Fuller as the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Fuller previously worked as the senior program specialist for the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, a program of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

TD Bank has promoted Ryan M. Nadeau of Westbrook to store manager at the store located in the Shaw’s Supermarket at 417 Payne Road in Scarborough. Ryan R. LeSieur of Saco was named the store manager at the 180 Waterman Dr. TD Bank location in South Portland. Matthew J. Woodside of Portland was promoted to designer/developer II with TD University, TD Bank’s employee training and development center located in Falmouth. Sean J. Roy-Becker of Cape Elizabeth, was named private banking officer at TD Wealth Management in Portland, and Robert A. Small of South Portland was named vice president – commercial loan officer in commercial lending in Portland.

The University of New England has named Karen O’Rourke as deputy director for program development at UNE’s Center for Community and Public Health, located at the UNE Portland Campus, charged with coordinating the Maine-Harvard Prevention Research Center, an obesity-related research program. In other UNE campus news, Professor Kenneth “Mac” McCall of Scarborough, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at UNE, was elected president of the Maine Pharmacy Association at their annual meeting held recently in Bangor.

Michael Miles was recently hired as the new human resources director for the city of Portland. Previously, Miles served as vice president of human resources and training for Youth Alternatives Ingraham.

Tilson Technology Management, an information technology project management company in Portland, has hired Matt Merrill as a senior developer and Amy Hayes as a senior consultant.

David Connolly, most recently Chef de Cuisine for Roof and Cibo Matto with Chicago Wit Hotel properties, has joined the Back Bay Grill as its new Chef de Cuisine. The restaurant also recently welcomed Francesca Bowman to the kitchen staff as its Pastry Chef.

Drummond Woodsum law firm, with offices in Portland and Portsmouth, N.H., recently hired Elek A. Miller as a new associate practicing intellectual property law with a focus on trademarks and copyrights at its Portland office. Also at Drummond Woodsum, attorneys Joanna Tourangeau, Matt Upton and Peter Felmly were unanimously elected as the newest shareholders of the law firm.

iBec Creative in Portland has hired Leah Arsenault of Chebeague Island as a graphic designer responsible for designing mobile websites, e-newsletters and social media customization. Matt Smith has also joined iBec Creative as a mobile web developer.

Brad Hanscom recently joined the government consulting group at Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm. Matthew Bowker of Yarmouth has joined the firm’s management and information technology consulting group.

Sidebar Elements

Friends of Eastern Promenade recently held a dedication ceremony marking the opening of the new Loring Memorial Trail, which connects to the Back Cove, Bayside and Eastern Prom trails in Portland. A new sign marks the entrance to the trail, located at the edge of Loring Memorial Park. The trail is named in honor of Maj. Charles J. Loring Jr., a U.S. Air Force pilot who died while serving in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor.








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