Special events at Scarborough Marsh

The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is holding a couple special events this weekend, starting with its annual Snowy Egret Day on Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.

Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will also be special programs for children, as well as displays and information. This event is free and open to the public.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 17, 1-2:30 p.m., the Audubon Center will host a guided photography walk. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 883-5100 to sign up or for more information.

Bring a camera for this guided exploration of the salt marsh designed to discover its beauties both large and small. Photographers ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to capture this fascinating environment – the textures of the grasses, the rippling water, and the various wildlife.

Cape’s Downing launches workplace wellness center

The next chapter in the longstanding history of the Lifeline brand was announced this week with the launch of the new and expanded Lifeline Center for Workplace Wellness.

Cape Elizabeth’s Tom Downing, owner and president, formed the new company to continue the wellness/health promotion work he started in May of 1976 at the Portland YMCA. The center will offer a wide range of affordable wellness services and programs designed to assist employers in their efforts to control health care/workers’ compensation costs, improve productivity, maximize employee health status and build sustainable healthy work cultures.

Lifeline will continue to service employers of all shapes and sizes in southern Maine and beyond. The center has a proud history of working with a vast number of Maine employers including Hannaford Bros., Bath Iron Works, Mid Coast Hospital, Verrill Dana, Maine Veterans Homes, Cumberland County government, Northeast Mobile Health Services, to name but a few. A new, innovative small business wellness program will target employers with fewer than 100 employees and include a living, breathing Wellness Guide.

For more information, visit www.lifelineworkplacewellness.org.

Class of 1964 planning reunion

The Scarborough High School Class of 1964 Reunion Committee has planned a 50th reunion weekend for Aug. 22-23. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Clambake Restaurant in Pine Point. After a one-hour private class social, the reserved room will be opened to all Scarborough High School graduates to attend an all-class reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for these gatherings, and reservations are not required. Attendees are encouraged to purchase food and drink from the restaurant. Dress will be summer casual.

50th reunion classmates will reconvene on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Dunstan School Restaurant beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. A private room upstairs with elevator access has been reserved. The $25 per person cost includes the restaurant’s famous buffet dinner. Dress is also summer casual for this gathering.

The committee has contacted 136 of 166 classmates so far, and good attendance is already assured, class officials said. Inquiries are welcome; contact Paul Concannon at 854-9891 or via e-mail, [email protected].

Hospice announces new CEO

Hospice of Southern Maine, based in Scarborough, announced last week that Daryl Cady will be the new chief executive officer of the organization. Cady will begin Sept. 8.

Cady will replace Elaine Brady, a retired health-care executive and board member of HSM, who has served as the interim CEO since January.

For the last three years, Cady has been chief financial officer with Home Health & Hospice Care based in Merrimack, N.H. The company has been without a CEO since 2013 and Cady has essentially been serving as the agency’s CEO. Although not a clinician, Cady has a thorough understanding of hospice, its Medicare regulations, and she has developed a strong clinical acumen.

Hospice of Southern Maine is a nonprofit, Medicare-certified agency specifically dedicated to end-of-life care in Cumberland and York counties. These services are provided at home, in nursing facilities or at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, an 18-bed hospice facility in Scarborough. Bereavement support and end-of-life education is also offered to families and the community.

To learn more about Hospice of Southern Maine’s services, call 289-3640 or visit www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.

Buy Local hosts Bug Light fest

The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Buy Local group will hold its second annual Bug Light Festival at Bug Light Park in South Portland from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.

The event will feature local food vendors, children’s games, a bouncy house, free boat rides, a children’s story hour, local businesses, face painting and more.

“Last year’s event was a huge success, and this year promises to be even better,” said April Cohen-Tracy, president of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Buy Local. “It’s a really unique opportunity to provide an incredibly fun, family-friendly event while also building relationships between our citizens and the backbone of our local community – our small businesses.”

“So many folks were so appreciative of last year’s festival and the fact that it was a totally free event,” Cohen-Tracy added. “This couldn’t have happened without the significant contributions of several local businesses and their willingness to be sponsors.”

South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Buy Local is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the local community through encouraging the local purchasing of goods and services.

Sebago Technics announces new employees

Sebago Technics, a multi-discipline engineering firm based in South Portland, last week announced the recent addition of the following employees:

• Project Engineer Keith Gray, of Hollis, is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in civil engineering and has 10 years of consulting experience in residential, commercial and municipal development and infrastructure projects throughout southern Maine.

• Project Engineer Paul Ostrowski, of South Portland, is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in civil engineering and has 13 years of engineering consulting experience including site development, infrastructure engineering and construction inspection.

• Digital Mapping Technician/Surveyor Cassandra Quintal, of Wales, is providing support to the company’s survey and GIS operations. She has a degree from the University of Maine- Farmington and a Graduate Certificate in GIS Applications from the University of Southern Maine.

• Computer Aided Design Technician Samantha Perro, of East Waterboro, is a graduate of Eastern Maine Community College with a degree in drafting/design. She has prior experience in road construction and environmental consulting services.

• Survey Technician Jordan McAdams, of Hollis, is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in survey engineering technology and minor in construction management. He has previous experience in construction and with the Maine Department of Transportation.

• Civil Engineer Aaron Hunter is a recent graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in civil engineering. He is employed as a providing engineering support on a wide variety of commercial, institutional, municipal and residential projects.

• Civil Engineer Dylan Stuart, of Standish, is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. He was previously employed as a field engineer by Reed and Reed Construction.

Local students earn honors

Local college students have received a variety of honors and awards as follows:

• Joseph Edward Prosack, a senior majoring in economics and mathematics at the University of Rochester in New York, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Prosack, a resident of Scarborough, is the son of Henry and Elizabeth Prosack and a graduate of Scarborough High School.

• Lauren Bryant of South Portland recently graduated magna cum laude from Husson University and was named to the President’s List. She is the daughter of Kimberly and Jerre Bryant of South Portland and this summer began a 27-month assignment with the Peace Corps in Cambodia.

• Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester, which includes the following area residents: Chelsea Haskell, Danielle Nickless and Allison Orr, all of Scarborough; and Danielle Bergner of South Portland.

• Abigail Hunter of Cape Elizabeth has been named to the spring dean’s list at American International College. She is an occupational science major.

• Cape Elizabeth resident Michael Lai has graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Locals earn spot on URI dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island announced earlier this week the following students from its dean’s list for the spring semester.

To be included on the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

• Jack H. Clark of Scarborough.

• Garret Hazelwood of Scarborough.

• Nicole K. Grant of South Portland.

• Elizabeth A. Hardy of South Portland.

• Amanda Ellen Junkins of South Portland.

• Louis A. Perrotta of South Portland.

Snowy Egret Day is being held this weekend at the Audubon Center in Scarborough. The Cape Elizabeth Garden Club recently visited the Inn by the Sea and received a guided tour of its gardens with head gardener Derrick Daly. After the tour, club members enjoyed lunch at the Inn’s Sea Glass restaurant. The public is welcome to join Daly for complimentary garden tours every Thursday at 10 a.m. during the growing season. Pictured in the third row, from left, are Daly, Kathy Barry, Shirley Maxwell-Royal, Nancy Hunter and Carol Lee Sawyer. In the second row, from left, are Phyllis Johnson, Judy Geoghegan and Elsbeth Tripler. In the front, from left, are Sandy Keenan, Carol Ann Christ, Nona Geyerhahn, Dorothy Ingalls, Betty Craig, Jane Zimmerman, Betty Montpelier and Fran Mitchell.  

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