People and Business: Aug. 24

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New Ventures

John Lemieux recently opened a general law practice in Portland at 12 Revere St., where he will focus on family law, probate law, property and business disputes, guardian and mediation services. Lemieux previously practiced at Desmond Rand in Westbrook. His new office phone number is 347-3198.

The Bank of Maine
recently celebrated the grand opening of its Portland branch and headquarters at 2 Canal Plaza with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and performances by local dancers and musicians. With the Portland opening, The Bank of Maine now has 33 branches statewide and more than $830 million in assets and $124 million in capital.

Alison van Zandbergen of Falmouth, RN, BSN, and certified BodyTalk practitioner, has recently opened her practice, BodyTalk Healthcare LLC, at 202 U.S. Route 1, Foreside Place, Falmouth. BodyTalk is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healthcare system that incorporates western medical knowledge, energy dynamics of acupuncture, osteopathic and chiropractic philosophy, applied kinesiology, modern physics and mathematics. For more information, please visit

Tire Warehouse has opened its newest location at 731 U.S. Route 1 in Yarmouth. The discount tire chain now operates 13 stores in Maine, and 46 throughout New England. Tire Warehouse specializes in discount sales and express installation of major brand tires. The Yarmouth location carries passenger, light truck, and performance tires and offers tire mounting and balancing, auto alignment, tire pressure monitoring system maintenance, flat repairs and nitrogen fills. Mike Morey, a five-year Tire Warehouse employee, will serve as store manager with Ethan Dumont as his assistant.

Catholic Charities Maine recently celebrated the grand opening of the Catholic Charities Thrift Store with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the store located at 244 Saint John St., Union Station Plaza, Portland. The 10,00 square foot store is stocked with donated clothes, furniture, toys, books, movies, music, and more. CCM established the store as a way to raise funds for emergency needs that arise in the community.

The Market Basket of Rockport has re-opened its Brunswick location in an historic 1828 Victorian home on The Mall at 157 Park Row. Also new to the Market Basket is chef Esau Crosby II, formerly with Bath’s Solo Bistro and Portland’s Fore Street and Street and Company. The Market Basket is an upscale specialty market offering an array of food products ranging from Maine-made meads to international truffle oils. Seating has been expanded to an upstairs room for small private parties. Hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

A group of professional landscapers in Maine have recently established a new organization, Maine Landscape Professionals, MeLP. The organization’s mission is to promote professional landscaping and educate the public about the value of a engaging a professional landscaper. Local landscapers to join MeLP are Rick Campbell of Gnome Landscape and Design in Falmouth, Jonathan Snell of Jaiden Landscaping in Durham, and Shai Levite and Kelly Connors of Sabra Property Care in Cumberland.

Lee Auto Malls recently celebrated the grand opening of Lee Nissan in Brunswick, making it Lee’s second Nissan dealership. The dealership will operate out of a temporary location at 316 Bath Road in Brunswick. In 2012 it will move to Main Street in Topsham across the street from the soon-to-be-built Lee Toyota. Lee Nissan of Brunswick offers new Nissan Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Vans, specializing in hybrids and electric cars. In addition, Lee Nissan of Brunswick has access to over 600 used and factory certified vehicles, as well as parts, service, and car rentals. Lee Nissan will also host Lee Credit Express, specializing in helping people facing challenges with their credit.

The Portland Quartet is a new local jazz group whose members include Mark Tipton on trumpet and vocals, Jesse Feinburg on piano, Peter Eberhardt on acoustic bass, and Rob Schreiber on traps. The Portland Quartet uses The Great American Songbook as their primary repertoire source. All four members of the quartet are trained in the American jazz tradition and perform world, classical, blues, soul, folk, rock and pop genres.

Bright Matter Marketing and Public Relations of Custom House Street in Portland has merged with Fuseideas, a national marketing and interactive agency based in the Boston area. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuseideas, the company will now do business as Fuseideas-Maine, announced Steve Mason of Bright Matter.

Molnlycke Health Care recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a 79,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Brunswick Landing, formerly the Brunswick Naval Air Station. This new facility will use medical foam produced at Rynel in Wiscasset and add other materials for its product line of advanced wound care dressings. Molnlycke plans on hiring up to 100 new employees.

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Kim Garrett, owner of Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street in Yarmouth, recently donated $2,500 in support of the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Pictured here from left, are “Steamer,” Terry Seavey, Carolyn Schuster, Ray Fernald, Kim Garrett and “Cuppy.” Garrett and her father, Ed Wolak, who is also a local Dunkin’ Donuts business owner, have supported the festival for the past five years.