• Bhava Yoga School recently joined the Full Circle Synergy School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan at 500 Forest Ave., Portland. Bhava offers yoga, meditation, chanting, teacher training and Kirtan events. The next 200-hour yoga teacher training begins Sept. 10. For more details, go to www.bhavayogaschool.com

Hurley Travel Experts, a Portland-based travel management company, has opened an office in Naples, Fla., with a focus on business travel, group travel and luxury vacation travel. Business owners Pam Hurley-Moser and William (Mitch) Mitchell decided to join forces and expand into the Florida market. Mitchell, senior vice president of Hurley Travel Experts, is a resident of Naples and will oversee the operations of the new office. For more details, go to www.travelexperts.com

Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert Sr. recently helped nonprofit Community Partners Inc. (CPI) celebrate the opening of a new five-person, licensed group home for adults with developmental disabilities in Lewiston. The single-story home, designed with a large living space and sun porch, is adjacent to CPI’s 12-bed nursing home on Old Lisbon Road. The new energy-efficient home replaces three previous rental units, thus reducing utility and staffing overhead. CPI has been providing direct support services to adults with developmental disabilities since 1967. For more details, call Amy Safford at 282-7113, ext. 125. 

York Hospital held a ground-breaking ceremony this week for its new community facility in Kittery. The 22,000-square-foot center for walk-in care and medical offices will be built on vacant property at the intersection of State Road (Route 1) and Walker Street in downtown Kittery. 

Orthopedic Associates of York Hospital, the practice of Dr. Thomas Albright, Dr. Patrick Robertson and physician assistant Doug Bennett, now offers walk-in hours to provide immediate care for all ages for sprains and other sports injuries. The Walk-in Center is open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at 16 Hospital Drive in York Village. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 363-3700 or go to www.yorkhospital.com

Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer that works with underprivileged, skilled artisans in 35 countries, has opened at 33 Exchange St. in Portland. The store sells jewelry, personal accessories and gift items. For more details, call (717) 859-8100, ext. 8120. 

Simmons Ardell, a South Portland-based communication design firm, has been engaged by Twin Rivers Paper Company to provide design and marketing services. Twin Rivers makes specialty publishing, packaging and label papers. For more details, go to www.simmonsardell.com and www.twinriverspaper.com

The Old Country Buffet restaurant at the Maine Mall in South Portland has undergone renovations and has re-opened under a new name: HomeTown Buffet. The eatery boasts a new interior design and added menu items including contemporary Asian, Mexican and Italian entrees and side dishes and an expanded soup and salad bar with desserts. The updates are part of parent company About Buffets Inc.’s nationwide restaurant renovation efforts that began with 60 locations in July 2010. For more details, go to www.buffet.com

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has a new address, 4 Admiral Fitch Ave., in Brunswick. The office is still in the same building at the entrance of Brunswick Landing. The change was necessary to accommodate emergency 911 restructuring. The contact information remains 798-6512 and www.mrra.us

Linekin Bay Resort, an all-inclusive sailing resort in Boothbay Harbor, has launched a new website at www.linekinbayresort.com/. The revamped site offers easier navigation and added features to address questions people have when planning an all-inclusive vacation, including dining guides and promotional packages. For more details, go to the website or call (866) 847-2103.

— From staff reports