Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell recognized 

Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell was voted 2018’s Best Small Marina by Marinalife following its ninth Annual Best Marina Contest. Winners are determined by a six-month-long survey of boaters in the U.S. and abroad. Centrally located in the heart of Casco Bay, Dolphin Marina is the gateway to Downeast Maine.

“We are grateful to have amazing staff and loyal customers who make The Dolphin a first-choice destination on the coast of Maine,” said Marina Manager William Saxton. “It’s an awesome experience to manage a family-run business in one of the best places in the world. Our commitment to our heritage, and our desire to constantly improve, will never diminish. It’s always a beautiful day on Casco Bay!”

Open for business

Portside Real Estate Group will open its fourth office in November when a Cape Elizabeth location is added.

San Francisco-based Grove Collaborative, a recurring shipment service that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products, is opening its first East Coast site in Portland next month at 123 Middle St.

Midcoast residents diagnosed with serious illness now have palliative care available at Mid Coast Palliative Care, which opened Oct. 1 and is accepting referrals. The office is located at 81 Medical Center Drive in Brunswick on the Mid Coast Hospital campus.


Stephen Picard and David Taylor of Portland Water District recently received diplomas for their successful completion of Management Candidate School to prepare for career advancement in utility management. Taylor is a utility specialist and has been employed at PWD for nearly 38 years. Picard, a wastewater operations foreman, has been with the District for 12 years. 

Spurwink Services celebrated three honorees who have shown a commitment to Spurwink’s mission – going the distance for those in need – at the 32nd annual Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 12 at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Those recognized were: Danielle M. Conway, University of Maine School of Law Dean & Professor of Law; Dick Tryon, co-founder and former executive director of Community Partners Inc.; and Sun Life Financial.

Maine Juice Co. at 129 Spring St. in Portland has become the first Maine store to become 100 percent USDA Organic for all products produced in store,  including cold-pressed juices, smoothies and grab & go snacks.


Orion Performing Arts Center, Maine School Academic District 75’s theater in Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham, has installed a new ceiling projector, made possible by several donations.

Ovation, the country’s only arts network, joined Spectrum in awarding Mayo Street Arts in Portland $10,000 as part of their Stand for the Arts joint initiative, which is dedicated to supporting local arts, cultural and educational organizations. 

Maine Boys to Men has been awarded a grant of nearly $350,000 by The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women for a multi-year project to engage adult men as leaders, mentors, and allies in preventing male violence against women and girls in Greater Portland.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Mid Coast Hospital welcomed Saskia Cooper, MD, to its medical staff and the Mid Coast Medical Group–Rheumatology practice. 

InterMed announced the following promotions: Stephanie Peters, to Chief Operating Officer, and Stephanie Mills, senior director of Contracting and Payer Relations. Founded in 1993, InterMed is the largest physician-owned primary care practice in Maine, with locations in Portland, South Portland and Yarmouth.

Demont & Associates, Inc. announced the hiring of Brian Grzymski as an associate. Grzymski will assist clients and fellow associates in the fund-raising consulting firm. 

Maine Commission for Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps and other volunteer service grants, has a new board leadership team that includes Chairwoman F. Celeste Branham of Brunswick, who is vice president of the University of Maine Farmington Student Services. 

Milestone Recovery in Portland welcomed Max Bangs to its board of directors. Bangs oversees two Bangor Savings Bank branches in Portland and has served on the board of the Portland Regional Chamber’s PROPEL group and volunteered with Portland Downtown.

Clark Insurance has hired Elise M. Luce as an account analyst in the Personal Insurance Services Department. 

Fred W. Bopp III joined the Yarmouth law firm Holman, Howard, Bopp & Guecia as a partner.

South Freeport native Daisy Wilson is the new director of Human Resources at Piper Shores, a life care retirement community. Wilson, who lives in Cape Elizabeth, was most recently with the United Way of Greater Portland.

ORPC announced it has recently hired the following new team members at its Portland headquarters: Melozi Scott, of Portland, ocean engineer; Kerry Strout Grantham, of Portland, Development Services manager, and Kim Barden, of Scarborough, administrative assistant. ORPC, Inc. is in the business of sustainable energy solutions.

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