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Brackett joins Weichert

Realtors Waterglen Group

PORTLAND — Megan Brackett of Falmouth recently joined Weichert Realtors Waterglen Group.

Brackett, a newly licensed sales agent, graduated from Southern Maine Community
College with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Fiddlehead opens new

facility in Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH — Fiddlehead Center for the Arts recently opened a new
facility at 383 U.S. Route 1.

The center offers visual and performing arts and science classes for
preschool through grade 12, as well as adult classes.

Kate Lowry Designs

opens in Falmouth

FALMOUTH — Kate Lowry Designs is now offering consultation services for home staging
and redesign.

Lowry, a Falmouth resident, is a certified stager and redesigner. She
works with real estate agents to prepare a property for sale and directly with
homeowners who want to give their home a new look.

Paradiso Salon and Spa

holds cancer benefit

PORTLAND — Paradiso Salon and Spa recently hosted an evening of complimentary spa
services for cancer patients at its third annual Cancer Awareness Night.

The event was coordinated with the Cancer Community Center of South Portland and
included guest hostesses Michelle Dawn Smith, Miss Teen Maine International 2008,
and RaeAnne Seubert, Miss Maine United States 2008.

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Fournier, Ten Haagen
join Preti Flaherty

PORTLAND — Attorneys Chelsea E. Fournier and Anthony R. Ten Haagen, both of
Portland, have joined Preti Flaherty as associates in the firm’s Portland office.

Fournier will practice in the business law group with a concentration in business
planning and intellectual property law.

Ten Haagen will practice in the health law and litigation groups with a
concentration in medical malpractice defense.

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Cormier earns energy

specialist designation

YARMOUTH — Chris Cormier, an associate broker with Re/Max Heritage, has
earned his energy smart real estate specialist designation.

Cormier, a resident of Yarmouth, has been in the real estate business for 13
years and has worked with Re/Max for the past six years.

Smith named coordinator

of justice campaign

PORTLAND — The Maine Bar Foundation recently hired Meghan Smith of South
Portland as the campaign coordinator for its Campaign for Justice.

Smith will coordinate the campaign’s efforts to raise money for six
legal aid providers throughout Maine.

businesses earn

awards for development

PORTLAND — The Downtown Portland Corporation recently presented its annual business awards to
Richard Berman, Pierce Promotions and Ready Seafood in recognition of their
contributions to developing Portland’s downtown.

Real estate developer Richard Berman, known for Bayside developments including Unity
Village and The Chestnut Street Lofts, received the 2008 Economic Development
Achievement Award.

Pierce Promotions, a national marketing firm representing TD Banknorth, Burger King,
People Magazine and Discovery, earned the 2008 Business of Year Award.

Ready Seafood of Hobson’s Wharf earned the 2008 Small Business of the Year Award in
recognition of its entrepreneurial efforts, including the innovative marketing
campaign “Catch a Piece of Maine.”

Shipyard Brewing

wins silver award

PORTLAND — Shipyard Brewing Company recently won a silver award for its Pumpkinhead
Ale at the European Beer Star competition held in Nuremberg, Germany.

The brewery was one of 16 U.S. breweries to be honored with an award at the
international competition.

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Selinger elected to

real estate board

PORTLAND — Maurice A. “Cito” Selinger III of Freeport was recently elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association.

Selinger practices real estate, commercial and corporate law with Portland’s Curtis Thaxter law firm.

Credit union donates  

to Wayside Soup Kitchen

SOUTH PORTLAND — Town & Country Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,000 to the Wayside Soup Kitchen of Portland to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for people served by its Food Rescue Program.

The funds were raised as part of the credit union’s Campaign to End Hunger in Maine.

Compass Project names

new board members

PORTLAND — The Compass Project recently named new members to its board of directors.

Heidi Hansen of Cape Elizabeth and Gloria Melnick of Falmouth joined the board as new members.
Beth Ansheles of South Portland was recently named treasurer of the board.

The Compass Project works with at-risk youth in the greater Portland area.

Goodale joins board of
of the Atlantic
BAR HARBOR — The College of the Atlantic has named Wing Goodale of Falmouth to its board of directors.

Goodale, who earned a master’s degree at the school in 2001, is a senior research biologist at the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham, where he directs the Coastal Bird Program.
He also serves on the Maine Board of Environmental Protection and the Falmouth Shellfish Committee.

Theriault joins
Keller Williams
PORTLAND — Anne Theriault of Falmouth recently joined the Portland office of Keller Williams Realty as a broker.
Theriault has 11 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Mercy wins award

for tobacco-free policies

PORTLAND — The Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network along with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout recently recognized Mercy Hospital with a Gold Star Award for adopting exemplary tobacco-free policies.

To qualify for the award, hospitals must adopt at least 8 of the 10 steps of the network’s standards of excellence.

pnms-peoplebiz-Avestadonation-011409.jpgAvesta Housing Development Corporation of Portland recently received a $15,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation in support of affordable housing initiatives in the community.
Pictured at the award presentation are, from left, Dave Bronson, senior vice president, TD Banknorth; Larry Wold, state president, TD Banknorth; Deb Keller, development director, Avesta Housing; and Dana Totman, president and CEO, Avesta Housing.
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