Habitat for Humanity
orientation upcoming
BATH — Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine this spring will be building a three-unit condominium development in downtown Brunswick and a single-family home on Middlesex Road in Topsham.

Those interested in applying must attend an orientation meeting on Jan. 29.

Applicants must currently live or work in Sagadahoc or Lincoln counties or the towns of Brunswick or Harpswell. They must earn less than 80% of the area median income ($49,280 for a family of four) and currently live in substandard housing.  

Once qualified, each adult in the household must be willing to contribute 200 hours of sweat equity building homes, working in the ReStore, or in the administrative offices in Bath.

For orientation details, please call Sharon Oehmig at the Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine at 386-5081 for details.

Sagadahoc groups earn
volunteer awards

TOPSHAM — Ten Sagadahoc groups were recently presented with the 2010 Spirit of America Foundation Award for outstanding volunteerism at the Sagadahoc County Spirit of America ceremony.

Recipients include Friends of Doubling Point Light of Arrowsic, for raising over $100,000 to repair and preserve the historic landmark; Oasis Dental Clinic of Bath, for providing free dental services for uninsured, low-income patients; West Bowdoin Baptist Church of Bowdoin for Haitian relief efforts and sponsoring a food pantry and clothing bank; Second Baptist Church of Bowdoinham for providing food, supplies, and heating fuel aid to the needy; Georgetown Historical Society for its museum, library and youth programs, and hosting a bi-annual festival; Phippsburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for hosting events for state firefighters’ general support; Enterprise Grange No. 48 of Richmond for performing numerous community service projects over the years; Topsham Grange No. 37 for its school dictionary project, and gift-giving to nursing homes; West Bath Historical Society for restoring the historic Littlefield School; and Chop Point Inc. of Woolwich, for running school and summer community service camps for youth.

For more information on the  Maine Spirit of America, a chapter of Spirit of America Foundation, please visit spiroaf.com.

New Hires, Promotions

Portland’s Downtown District has hired Sayre English as its special events and public relations manager.

Melissa Fochesato of Brunswick has been appointed ACCESS Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Director at Mid Coast Hospital.

The Creative Portland Corporation and the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance have jointly named Jennifer Hutchins as the new full-time executive director for both organizations.

Brown & Meyers, an e-transcription and records management company in Portland, has hired Edward Martinson as regional sales manager for the new records management portfolio.

The Selectmen of the Town of Chebeague Island recently appointed Eric Dyer as town administrator effective Jan. 2, succeeding Scott Seaver.

Holly Frost, APRN, CNM, has joined the clinical staff at Women to Women health care clinic in Yarmouth.

Leonardo’s Pizza, located at 415 Forest Ave., Portland, has promoted Chris Hathaway from assistant manager to store manager.

Elizabeth McNally has joined the team of providers at Portland Chiropractic Neurology and will be working with Aaron MacArthur to offer migraine headache relief, pain management and mobility treatment.

Jeffrey Hodgdon has been promoted from sous chef to head chef at The Salt Exchange restaurant in Portland. Hodgdon has replaced outgoing chef Jacob Jasinski, who accepted an executive sous chef position at Patina restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm has appointed Tod Yankee of Freeport as its new executive director, responsible for overseeing the adult and youth education programs, farming operations and conservation activities.

Cumberland’s White Pine Community Church recently welcomed a new pastor, Greg Sidders, formerly of Temecula, Calif. Sidders first book, “The Invitation,” will be released by Revell publications in April 2011 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Ashley Campbell of South Berwick has joined certified public accounting firm Macdonald Page & Co. LLC as a senior staff accountant in its South Portland office.

People’s United Bank, Southern Maine, has named Elliott Barry as vice president, commercial banking, at its Portland office. Barry was previously with RBS Citizens, N.A. Citizens Bank, where he managed a commercial loan portfolio.

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Yarmouth has hired Kevin Stewart of Portland as a technical customer support specialist to join the customer support team.

Julie Galvin of Cape Elizabeth has joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as a real estate broker serving the greater Portland real estate market.

The Yarmouth Historical Society has named Michael P. Chaney as its new executive director. Chaney has spent the last 25 years in non-profit administration, and has written “White Pine on the Saco River: An Oral History of River Driving in Southern Maine.”

Bernstein Shur has hired three new associates at the firm’s Portland office. Ellen Palminteri of Portland has joined the business law and labor & employment practice groups; Andrew Helman of Bath is a new member of the business restructuring and insolvency practice group; and Travis Brennan of Portland has become a member of the litigation and health care practice groups.

Sidebar Elements

Shop For A Cause Day, a charitable outreach event and part of Portland’s Downtown District’s “Light Up Your Holidays” month-long celebration, recently raised over $4,000 for a charitable organization. This year, over 40 participating businesses contributed a portion of their sales to this year’s beneficiary, The HOME Team. The Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team, provides street intervention to individuals in the downtown business district and Bayside neighborhood who are engaging in disruptive behavior. Pictured here, from left are, Jesse Flynn, HOME Team member, Linda Brown from The Milestone Foundation, Jan Beitzer, executive director of PDD, and Douglas Gardner, director of Health and Human Services Department.







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