Fundy offers diving tours

Fundy Breeze Charters of Eastport will partner with Downeast Diving to offer scuba diving tours this season along with its scheduled list of charters and scenic tours of the Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the Bay of Fundy. For more details, call Downeast Diving at 263-8251 or Fundy Breeze Charters at 853-4660. 

Medical center cuts ribbon

Saco Mayor Roland Michaud joined SMMC President and CEO Edward McGeachey, SMMC Board Chair Joan Fink and Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Craig Pendleton at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the newly renovated and expanded Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) Saco Health Center at 13 Industrial Park Road in Saco. The site also is home to SMMC PrimeCare Family Practice, SMMC PrimeCare Pediatrics and SMMC lab and x-ray services. is up

Green Energy Maine, LLC, of Brunswick, has launched the Web site The new site was created to provide a central clearinghouse of information related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Maine. The site contains related news, blogs, job postings, events listings, education and financial information. Green Energy Maine, LLC is owned by Katharine Mann of Brunswick, and is supported by advertising revenues. For more details, call 504-1929. 

THRIVE opens in Portland

THRIVE Business Coaching and Consulting has opened in Portland. The company, founded by Tove Rasmussen, is a business coaching and consulting firm that utilizes business skills, leadership development and strategic planning and implementation to help small to medium-sized businesses around the world increase their profits while helping to reduce poverty. For more details, call Rasmussen at 409-7576 or go to [email protected]

Local Lawn and Landscape

Michele Higgins of Brunswick has launched Local Lawn and Landscape, a professional lawn care service that provides lawn mowing and maintenance services to customers in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, Bath and Freeport. The company’s Core Lawn Mowing package provides cutting and edging service for most lawns for $45 per visit. For an appointment, call 590-5115, visit, or email [email protected] 

Furniture Medic in Oxford

Brent Stevenson and Melissa Compton, both of Oxford, have opened a Furniture Medic franchise at 519 Main St. in Oxford. The business offers repair and restoration services for furniture and wood repair for antiques, specialty items, mill work, paneling, doors, banisters, cabinetry, mantels, hardwood floors and upholstery. Furniture Medic is part of the ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group. For more details, call 539-6050, (877) 633-4204, email [email protected] or go to

Idexx, Guiding Stars team up

Idexx Laboratories Inc. of Westbrook has partnered with Guiding Stars of Scarborough to launch a Nutrition Guidance Program in Idexx’s corporate cafeteria to help employees identify and make healthier food choices. Many prepared meals and grab-and-go items served in the cafeteria will now feature a zero-to-three star rating detailing each item’s nutritional value at a glance. For more details, go to

Shafto law office in Portland

Jeffrey Shafto has opened The Law Office of Jeffrey Shafto, LLC, in the historic Shaarey Tphiloh Temple building at 145 Newbury St. in Portland. The practice offers services for consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, business law and non-profits. For more details go to, email [email protected] or call 619-4006. 

Hospitals in supply network

Twenty-eight health care systems, representing nearly 100 hospitals in six New England states, have formed the Northeast Purchasing Coalition LLC of Brewer. The new company will serve as a supply network representing 5,000 physicians and more than $2 billion in combined annual non-salary expenses. The organizations will work to lower costs through aggregating purchasing volume and decreasing product utilization. For more details, call Suzanne Spruce at 973-5758 or email [email protected] 

Law, labor firms join

Fisher & Phillips LLP, of Portland, a national labor and employment law firm, expanded its territory into Ohio by joining with the Ohio labor and employment firm Millisor + Nobil. Ken Millisor and Steve Nobil formed the Ohio-based law firm in 1975 with a focus on traditional labor law and union negotiations work. The firm has a Risk Management Group that helps employers reduce costs related to workers compensation claims. Joining Fisher & Phillips are attorney/partners: Robert E. Dezort, R. Scot Harvey, David P. Hiller. James D. Kurek, Terry E. Lardakis, Richard A. Millisor, Steven M. Nobil, Daniel P. O’Brien, Thomas D. Rooney, David E. Schreiner, Jeffrey D. Smith and Melanie L. Webber; Of Counsel are William E. Blackie, Jennifer A. Cordesman, Maribeth G. Wuertz; and associates include Joseph J. Brennan, Roland De Monte, Nicole H. Farley and Mark Snyder. 

Channel 51.2 to be classic TV

Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television), the new digital classic television network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., launched channel 51.2 in Portland this spring. New Age Media of Maine owns channel 51.2, which will feature a wide range of classic television programming including series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and CBS Television Distribution as well as independent series owners and producers. For schedule highlights, go to is up

Gawron Turgeon Architects has launched a new website at to better showcase their award-winning projects and work on mobile technologies. The architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm is located at 29 Black Point Road in Scarborough. Call 883-6307, ext. 229. 

Spectrum Generations kiosks

Spectrum Generations has installed Benefits Checkup kiosks detailing benefit services that are available to seniors of varied incomes at its community centers at 61 Park St. in Rockland (596-0339); 12 Main St. in Topsham (729-0745); and at 521 Main St. in Damariscotta (563-1363). User-friendly computer stations at those kiosks will help seniors find and apply for benefits and determine eligibility for programs such as Maine Care, Medicare Savings Program, Home Energy Assistance, Medicare and Maine drug programs. Call (800) 639-1553 or go to

Linell joins Bearfoot Realty

Real Estate Broker Terri Linnell of Casco has joined Bearfoot Realty of Oxford. Linnell brings 25 years of real estate experience to the business. She has been affiliated with several national real estate agencies in the Lakes Region area and has her own real estate agency. Linnell is the owner of The Village Gift Barns of Casco Village and Norway and is a member of the Casco Zoning Board of Appeals. She specializes in waterfront and second home sales and first time homeowners, representing both buyers and sellers. For more details, call 712-1911 or write [email protected] 

Fishermen’s co-op starting

Port Clyde Fresh Catch, a fishermen’s cooperative in midcoast Maine, welcomes new and returning members to join the second summer season of their Community Supported Fishery program. The operation is the first Community Supported Fishery in the United States. Members pre-buy a specific allotment of product to be delivered weekly or monthly at a designated time, to a pre-determined location. Each week, for a 12-week period, customers can expect to receive a single seafood species, which will vary weekly and may include haddock, pollack, cod, dab, grey sole, monkfish, hake, redfish, Jonah crabmeat or cleaned squid. The first delivery of the season will arrive in June. For more details, call 372-1055, email [email protected] or go to

Summers has Twitter account

Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr. has created a Twitter account at!/MaineSecOfState to better interact with Maine citizens. 

Seaside Creations now open

Seaside Creations, a Bailey Island Shop of Maine Made Gifts, located at 47 Washington Ave., on Bailey Island, opened recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The shop is run by Betty Robbins and daughter Cindy Robbins. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through Memorial Day and Thursdays through Sundays, including holidays, from summer through fall. 

Sullivan Chiropractic opens

Sullivan Chiropractic has opened at 21 Greenwood Road, Suite 2, in Brunswick. The business offers the chiropractic services of Dr. Ryan Sullivan to treat sufferers of back, joint and neck pain and headaches in pregnant women, children and families. Sullivan Chiropractic also offers nutritional supplements and diet and exercise counseling. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays. For more details, call 837-6936 or email [email protected] 

CRE adds retail tenants

CRE Management, a Boston-based property manager, announced the opening of three new retail locations at 730 Center St. in Auburn. Remedy Compassion Center, New England Denture Center of Bangor and Jasmine Cafe will occupy storefronts at the Auburn Plaza that also is home to nine Maine owned and operated businesses. 

Upscale Outlet in Freeport

The Talbots Inc. has signed a lease to open an Upscale Outlet store at Freeport Village Station in Freeport this summer. The move is part of the clothier’s plan to expand its Upscale Outlet concept to 45 stores in 2011. Talbots Upscale Outlet stores feature appealing merchandise representing the company’s Tradition Transformed philosophy. A grand opening is planned for early July. 

Wellness studio in York

GLOW, a wellness studio located at 266 York St. in York Village, has opened, offering services in massage therapy, all-natural aesthetics, holistic health coaching, childbirth education and lactation counseling. Since January 2010, GLOW has offered private services and a variety of wellness workshops, including for couples’ massage, teen wellness, nutrition, skincare, fertility, parenthood, nursing mothers and menopause. Owner Amy Hopkins is a registered nurse, a certified massage therapist, a trained birth and postpartum doula and is a registered yoga teacher. For more details, go to or call 641-7353.