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Red Claws recognize Coaching Boys Into Men

On Jan. 5, the Maine Red Claws organization will recognize South Portland High School, North Yarmouth Academy and A.R. Gould High School coaches and athletes participating in the Coaching Boys Into Men program. By doing so, they are sending the strong message that violence against women is never acceptable. Coaching Boys Into Men is a program designed to inspire young athletes to call out the best in themselves by acting nonviolenctly with integrity  and respect. The Red Claws have provided more than 200 discounted tickets for CBIM athletes, coaches, families and friends. On game day, all participants are invited to join players court-side during the pre-game warm-up and shoot-around. There will be a public service announcement broadcast, CBIM information and a generous giveaway to the first 100 ticket holders at the game.

Giving Back

Evergreen Credit Union made annual donations to several community food pantries totaling thousands of dollars. The donations result from year round fundraising efforts by members and staff, in conjunction with the Ending Hunger Campaign managed by the Maine Credit Union League. Since this collective effort began in 1990, Maine’s credit unions have raised and distributed more than $4.8 million to help end hunger in Maine.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Drummond Woodsum hired Elizabeth Wall as the director of marketing and business development for the 67-attorney firm. Most recently, she was the regional marketing manager for the New York office of Arnold & Porter. She will focus on developing a marketing communications structure and execute business development strategies for the firm’s Portland, Portsmouth and Manchester, N.H. offices.

Nurse practitioner Kathy Thorson joined Brunswick Primary Care. Thorson has more than 10 years of experience as a practicing registered nurse in both emergency medical services and maternity-labor and delivery, working at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick and Maine Medical Center in Portland. She earned her master’s in nursing and gained certification as a nurse practitioner in 2012.


Reck House Press, of Bath has published “Doubles,” the new mystery by Janis Bolster. Bolster was a 2012 finalist for the Maine Literary Award in Crime Fiction for her previous book, “The Lost Daughters.””Doubles” is available directly from the publisher at, selected bookstores or Amazon.

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