People and Business: June 2

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Falmouth soccer partners
with Boston Breakers

FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Youth Soccer Association has become a 2010 Youth Soccer Partner of the Boston Breakers,  a Women’s Professional Soccer team.

Falmouth youth soccer is the first organization in Maine to become a Boston Breakers partner. The partnership entitles FYSA members to purchase season tickets to all 12 home games, a player appearance in Falmouth on Aug. 13, and discounted tickets for a group night on Aug. 15, among other benefits.

All FYSA families are invited to attend the FYSA Night at the Breakers on Aug. 15 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, when the team plays against the 2009 WPS champion, Sky Blue FC.

Boston Breakers is one of eight teams competing in the second season of the WPS. Tickets can be purchased online at

Shaw’s celebrates 150
years in business

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw’s Supermarkets is marking its 150th year in business with 150 days of special events, deals, celebrity appearances, and more at its 180 stores throughout New England.

Shaw’s 150th celebration will run for 150 days from May to October. Festivity highlights include appearances by  Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and Olympic Hockey player Angela Ruggerio, the Kraft Weiner Mobile and the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

Shaw’s also plans to donate $150,000 to local food banks.

Local towns launch
historical websites

PORTLAND — The Maine Historical Society is celebrating the launch of eight new community history websites created by area teams representing Bangor, Biddeford, Blue Hill, Cumberland/North Yarmouth, Guilford, Hallowell, Lincoln, and Scarborough.

In 2001 the MHS created and launched the Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum for communities to share their history online. Eight Maine communities have spent the past year researching their town’s history, digitizing local historical collections, developing online exhibits, and building their websites.

A local celebration commemorating the launch of the Scarborough website will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough.

The launch celebration for the Cumberland/North Yarmouth website will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth.

For more information, please contact the Maine Historical Society at 774–1822, or


Ethan Strimling of Portland has become the first Maine resident appointed to the Anti-Defamation League New England Regional Board in its 97-year history. Formerly Strimling had served in the Maine State Senate for six years representing Portland and was the chief executive officer of LearningWorks in Portland for 13 years.

Patricia A. “Patsy” Murphy has been appointed as executive director of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. Most recently she served as the executive director of the Eastern Maine AIDS Network in Bangor.  

The Efficiency Maine Trust, has appointment ENE Senior Counsel Michael Stoddard as its new executive director.

Ben Willauer of Freeport, a financial advisor with Charter Oak Capital Management, has been appointed to The Nature Conservancy of Maine Board of Trustees.

The Construction Management Association of America has elected JP Schwartz as its first president for the Maine Student Chapter. Schwartz is an engineering technician for AlliedCook Construction and is in his junior year at USM.

The Orr’s and Bailey Islands Fire Department recently elected its officers for 2010 and welcomed five new members. Andy Paulhus of Great Island was elected the new board president; Maureen Anthoine-Orlandini of Great Island was elected as vice chairman; Laurie Blain and Sally Clifford, both of Bailey Island, were re-elected secretary and treasurer. Assistant Chief Wes Haynes of Great Island was re-elected to another three-year term on the board; Bill Beazley of Orr’s Island was reappointed as Fire Chief; and Ed Sparks will continue as Rescue Captain. New members include Catherine Birkinbine of Orr’s Island, Ed Blain of Bailey Island, David Chipman of Great Island, Ann Gulesian of Orr’s Island and Timothy McCreight of Great Island.

Justin H. Schair
of Portland, founder and president of DM Publishing & Advertising, has joined the board of directors of The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness.

The board of directors of Hospice of Southern Maine has added two new members, Edward McGeachey, president and Chief Executive Officer for Southern Maine Medical Center; and Roland Eon, senior vice president of Paquin & Carroll Insurance.

The PORTopera board of directors has elected Ann Elderkin of Cape Elizabeth to serve as president of the organization. Elderkin, a PORTopera board member and a former member of the PORTopera Chorus, will succeed Don Head, who served as president for the past six years.

At a recent Portland Water District Board of Trustees meeting, William M. Lunt III was re-elected president;  Gary S. Lorfano was elected vice president; David Kane was re-elected treasurer and Donna Katsiaficas was re-elected as clerk.

Carolyn Krahn of Freeport, director of sales at Comfort Suites in Freeport, was nominated to the serve on the board of directors of the Freeport Merchants Association for a three-year term.

Paula Banks of Cape Elizabeth, a certified geriatric care manager, was elected to the board of trustees for Seventy-Five State Street, an independent and assisted-living community for senior citizens in Portland. Banks also owns and operates Two Lights Home Care and Paula Banks Consulting, a geriatric care management company.

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials has appointed Kevin Glynn, chairman of the South Portland Housing Authority, to serve a two-year term on its Commissioners Committee.









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Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution South Portland branch manager Melanie Lee, on right, recently presented a $700 check on behalf of the bank to Skillin Elementary School teacher Anne Cyr for the school’s Learning Garden Project. Cyr created the garden club in 2007 for third, fourth and fifth graders. The garden club supports a perennial garden, bird and butterfly garden, and an herb garden.