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‘Scarborough Fare’ serves
up local family recipes
SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Historical Society has released a new recipe book, “Scarborough Fare,” which features over 300 recipes from 100 local residents.
“We wanted to feature family recipes – the ones that are handed down through the generations,” said SHS board member Susan Snow, who submitted a blueberry bread recipe that originated from her great-grandmother.
You’ll find recipes you don’t see everywhere, like a recipe for
fried clams that was a specialty at a former restaurant in Higgins Beach called Conora, ” said Mary Pickard of the historical society. 
Other recipes featured are lobster stew recipes from Sue Bayley of Bayley’s Lobster Pound in Pine Point and Barbara Griffin’s brown bread, which has been a staple at the North Scarborough Grange bean suppers.
Local historical notes and references found between recipes add flavor to the book as well.
The recipe book is available for an $18 donation at the Scarborough Historical Society, located next to the Dunstan Fire Station on U.S. Route 1. Proceeds from the book will be used to sponsor school and community programs.

Islandport Press reissues
Dahlov Ipcar books
YARMOUTH — Starting this spring, Yarmouth-based independent publishing company Islandport Press will be reissuing special hardcover editions of Dahlov Ipcar’s children’s classic picture books, “The Cat at Night” and “Hard Scrabble Harvest.”
Ipcar, 91, of Georgetown Island, also re-released two books in 2008 with Islandport Press, “The Little Fisherman” and “My Wonderful Christmas Tree.”

New chiropractic clinic
opens in Portland
PORTLAND — Dr. Bruce Packard of Orrington has opened ProCare Chiropractic Clinic at 499 Stevens Ave. in Portland.
The clinic features computerized adjusting with the chiropractic instrument called the ProAdjuster. The ProAdjuster uses sensors for analysis and treatment instead of manual chiropractic adjustments.

Balvin deployed to Iraq
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Private Kevin Balvin Jr., son of Kevin and Sarah Balvin of North
Yarmouth, was recently deployed from Fort Bragg, N.C. to Baghdad, Iraq with the 82nd Airborne
Balvin is a 2005 graduate of Greely High School.

H&R Block opens new
Portland location
PORTLAND — H&R Block opened a new office at 629 Forest Ave. in Portland.
Kerry Robinson of Falmouth is the office leader and tax advisor at the new location. She was formerly a tax associate with the company.

New Hires/Promotions

Falmouth-based Alzheimer’s Care Community Sedgewood Commons, has hired Dr. Charlotte A. Paolini, D.O. as the new medical director.

Physical Therapist Eric Gosselin, formerly from Orlando, Fla., has joined Select Physical Therapy in Brunswick as the center manager.

Gail Wilkerson of Falmouth is the new vice president of operations at Spring Harbor Community Services in Westbrook.

Head and Associates, a Portland investment management firm, has hired Thomas Cattell of Falmouth as chief operating officer, and has promoted Carl Gerke of Falmouth to chief investment officer, and Ann Mohammad of South Portland to vice president. 

Joakim Wahlstrom of Cumberland was promoted to general manager of the Maine Hockey Group, LLC and the Portland Junior Pirates.

Norton Insurance Agency has hired Maria Amador of Harpswell and Debi Dyer of South Portland as personal lines account representatives at its Cumberland Foreside office.

Linda McKenney of Portland has joined Baystate Financial Services as a financial representative.

Susan Ferro-Kinne of Springvale is a new account manager at Norton Lamb & Company in Yarmouth.

TD Banknorth has promoted Kaia L. Vayenas of Portland to web content manager in eCommerce at the Falmouth branch, and Julie E. Pochepan of Falmouth to a human resources manager at the Portland branch.

Jeff Roth of Scarborough was hired as a sales manager for Oakhurst Dairy in Portland.


Captain Jeffrey Monroe, USMM, of Cape Elizabeth, was given the Meritorious Public Service Award on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of his years of service on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council.

Portland Water District earned the Gold Star Award from the Maine Economic Growth Council in recognition of its Sebago Lake Land Reserve conservation efforts.

Realtor Anne-Marie McKenzie of Allen & Selig Realty in North Yarmouth was awarded the accredited home-staging specialist designation.

Maine Medical Center received the American Stroke Association’s Silver Performance Achievement Award for implementing its recommended standards of stroke care.

Ann Marie Connolly, dance teacher at Maine State Ballet School in Falmouth, received the 2008 Buddy Award from the Southern Maine Down Syndrome Family Network for her commitment to teaching dance to children with Down Syndrome.

Liz Fleury, a Yarmouth realtor with RE/MAX Heritage, was awarded the certified residential specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.

Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusaists has received a $1000 matching fund grant from the National Storytelling Network. 

Nurse Practitioner Jane Berlew of Falmouth received the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates 2008 Member of the Year for the Northeast Region.

The 29th Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival held on Labor Day weekend in Brunswick was named the “Event of the Year” by The International Bluegrass Music Association.

Linda Sacre, a physical therapist from South Portland, was awarded Home Care Hero of the Month by co-workers at VNA Home Health & Hospice in South Portland.


firefighters.jpgPortland firefighters took first place Feb. 7 in a 41-story stair climb to benefit the American Lung Association in Boston. Competing against 25 teams from all over New England, the Portland team had a combined time of a little over 46 minutes in the association’s annual Race Up Boston Place. Team members included Capt. Keith Gautreau, kneeling left, team captain Lenny Tracy and James Westburg; Ryan Thomson, standing left, Mike Nixon, Ryan Walsh, John Hardy and John Brennan. (Contributed photo)