People & Business: Nov. 9

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The Maine POPS Concert Band’s team In the Key of “Bee” (Rachel Taylor, Christina Campion, Vickie Swerdlow) took top honors as the 2016 Trivia Bee Champions of the 20 teams that competed in the ninth annual Project GRACE Trivia Bee on Oct. 28. Judges also ruled In the Key of “Bee”  had the best team name. The following awards were also presented: Best Costumes – Fire Bees Mike Thurlow, Julie Sanford and Jim Butler of the Scarborough Fire Department; Most Enthusiastic Supporters, Mind Blowing Inteli-gents Celeste Shinay, Jeff Ertman and Tom Corbett from Scarborough Public Library; and the”Bees-knees Bees-niss Buzz Award,” which was given to Karen Martin of SEDCO, “for creating lots of positive buzz for our whole community.”

Main Street Bath celebrated15 years of downtown revitalization and local residents’ dedication to community and service at the 15th annual dinner on Oct. 24 at the Maine Maritime Museum.

The Main Street Bath 2015 President’s Award was presented to the Bath Police Department for its commitment to the protection and safety of Bath citizens and the willingness to go beyond the call of duty during Main Street Bath’s events such as Mayfair, Heritage Days, Autumnfest and Old-Fashioned Christmas.

Dot McKenna Award was given to Polly Thibodeau for her contributions and support for Main Street Bath, commitment to the ideals of the Main Street Bath mission, and for serving with enthusiasm, compassion, and integrity.

The Design Committee honored Paul and Daphne Comaskey and Eloise Humphrey, owners of Salt Pine Social, for their improvement to the structure at 244 Front St. and for their addition to the culinary offerings of our Cool Little City.

The Economic Restructuring Committee honored The Mustard Seed Bookstore for its ongoing commitment to the synergy of downtown Bath. 

The Organization Committee recognized John Genthner, who has served as stage manager for Bath Heritage Days for over 10 years, for his commitment to making Bath a better and fun place to live and visit.  

The Promotions Committee singled out Claudette Gamache, chairwoman of the Art Walk Committee, for her enthusiasm and commitment to the arts in Bath. 

The American Lung Association in Maine held its first Turquoise & Tapas fundraising event at Cellardoor Winery at the Point in Portland Oct. 27, as part of the LUNG FORCE campaign, a national health education movement with the mission of uniting women to stand against lung cancer and for lung health. During the event, The Roselle Huddilston Award was given to MaineHealth, the largest not-for-profit integrated health system in northern New England. The Healthy Air Leadership Award was given to the Maine Solar Stakeholders Advocacy Coalition.

Awards in the YMCA’s focus areas of youth development and healthy living were presented when the YMCA of Southern Maine recognized local nonprofits for their efforts to improve the lives on Mainers at the Y’s Annual Celebration of Community in Portland on Nov. 2. Shalom House, a Portland-based agency offering community-based mental health services and affordable housing, will receive the Y’s Healthy Living award. Maine Boys to Men, a Yarmouth-based nonprofit, was selected for the Y’s Youth Development award for their work to reduce gender-based violence and support the development of emotionally fluent, civically-engaged boys.

Earle W. Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists received the following recognition from United Van Lines: President’s Club Award at the $2 million level; Performance Excellence Award; and Customer Choice Award – presented to United agents achieving exceptional service scores on the basis of post-move surveys completed by customers.

Giving Back

Twenty dentists, 16 specialists, 23 dental hygienists and dozens of staff members volunteered their time Nov. 4, to provide cleanings, fillings and extractions to people who cannot afford regular dental care.

Dr. Demi Kouzounas, of Scarborough, organizes Dentists Who Care for ME along with Dr. Barry Saltz, also of Scarborough. Kouzounas estimates that the program, now in its eighth year, has examined and treated more than 3,000 patients and provided services valued at over $1 million.

This year, for the first time, 63 second-year University of New England dental students volunteered.

New participants this year included Dr. Kyra Chadbourne, who practices in Falmouth.

“Dentists Who Care for ME is an opportunity to break down the barriers to care and provide the critical treatment and education that a lot of people go without,” Chadbourne said. “It is all about the people, the individuals that you touch during this program, in improving health through disease control and prevention awareness.”

Local dental practices that participated in Dentists Who Care for ME included: Dr. Alan Chebuske of Portland; Dunstan Dental Center of Scarborough; and Bayview Dental of Yarmouth.

Rachel Taylor, Christina Campion and Vickie Swerdlow of the Maine POPS Concert Band’s team In the Key of “Bee,” took top honors as the 2016 Trivia Bee Champions at the Project GRACE Trivia Bee on Oct. 28.