People & Business: Oct. 19

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News from nonprofits

Spurwink Services has been awarded a $2 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support a school- and community-based Refugee Mental Health Project. During the first year of the five-year grant, the project will be implemented in L/A, followed by Biddeford and greater Portland. Spurwink will offer a curriculum for supportive school-based groups to help refugee children and families by reducing resettlement stressors.

Wayside Food Programs recently received a $20,000 grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation and a $25,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to reduce food waste and improve nutritional standards for food donated to Cumberland County’s emergency food network.

The Knights of Columbus Council 2983 donated $4,300 to Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland for the installation of automatic handicap door openers at St. Pius X Church at 492 Ocean Ave.

The local business Sea Tow Portland/Midcoast is making sure that Friends of Casco Bay, the local nonprofit that monitors the health of Casco Bay, has a friend on the water if it ever needs help. The local company, known for its distinctive yellow boats, has donated two, one-year memberships that will cover the organization’s two boats if they ever have trouble on the water.


Alexa K. Craig, M.D., was recognized at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction on Oct. 6, at DiMillo’s in Portland. Craig, a neonatal and pediatric neurologist, is involved in both clinical work and research at Maine Medical Center, and was just awarded a KL2 Career Development Award through Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute for her work with therapeutic hypothermia for infants. A native of Maine, Craig planned her career to come back and serve the babies in her home state.

BW & Sons Roofing Inc., of Yarmouth, was recently honored with CertainTeed Corporation’s Select ShingleMaster Tenured Member Status. This top level roofing credential represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Meg Shorette is the new primary talent buyer and marketing coordinator at Port City Music Hall in Portland. Shorette is the co-founder of Launchpad, an arts incubator focusing on Creative Place-making in Maine, and also helped found All Roads Music Festival, an annual showcase of Indie Maine Music Talent and Central Gallery in Bangor. In 2014, Maine Magazine named her one of 50 people helping to shape the state of Maine; the youngest acknowledged at just 30 years old.

Adam Liegner, M.D., M.P.H., a specialist in family medicine and sports medicine, has joined Topsham Family Medicine.


The Dwyer Group, Inc., of Texas has acquired Cumberland County Glass and its Portland Glass network. Cumberland County Glass founded by Ken Boucher, has specialized in commercial glass projects throughout Maine for over 20 years. Now, Boucher and a staff of 20 will join Dwyer Group and immediately extend CCG’s commercial glass expertise to Portland Glass locations across Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Save the Date

“Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure = Sustainable Growth Perspectives on Stormwater Service Fee Programs and Credits,” a Morning Menu Breakfast event, will be hosted by Maine Real Estate Development & Development Association 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland. Visit for more information and to register.

More than 130 golfers helped raise $42,000 to support Mid Coast Hospital’s Center for Community Health and Wellness at the Mid Coast Hospital Classic Golf Fore! tournament last month at the Brunswick Gold Club. From left are Jon Larssen and Kathleen Arsenault of Mid Coast Hospital, with Brian Hughes and Keith Koehler of Bisson Moving and Storage.