People & Business: Oct. 26

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Cabot Mill Antiques, located in the historic Fort Andross building on the Androscoggin River at 14 Maine St. in Brunswick, will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 with refreshments, presentations, door prizes, discounts and gift certificates. Independent appraiser Bruce A. Buxton will be offering free appraisals from 1-3:30 p.m. on both days, and antique quilts expert Betsey Telford-Goodwin will be presenting “Sociology and History of the early New England Quilt 1780 to 1890” 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. 


The Barron Center in Portland and Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland each received a 2016 Maine Health Care Association Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award. The award was presented by Maine first lady Ann LePage in late September.

Bath Savings Institution has been named one of 2016’s Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England of Portland was named one of three of the year’s best employers for workers over the age of 50 in the state by the Maine Workforce Board’s Older Worker Committee.

Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth was presented with a Preservation Honor Award by Greater Portland Landmarks for the rehabilitation of Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow’s Merrill Memorial Library building. 

Allagash Brewing Company’s Tripel won gold in the Belgian-Style Tripel category at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.  The Great American Beer Festival is a yearly competition in which 96 different styles of beer are judged, drawing entries from over 1,752 breweries from around the country. 

The Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants announced that auditor Leah Clair of BerryDunn in Portland and Alison J. Herrick, a principal with Macpage LLC, with offices in South Portland and Portland, are Women to Watch Award winners. 

For the first time, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection awarded its coveted Environmental Leader Certification to a retirement community: The Highlands in Topsham. Typically granted to hotels, the certification is awarded to Maine lodging businesses with more than 20 rooms that have worked to reduce their impact on the environment. In order to become certified, applicants must demonstrate an administered environmental protection program covering every aspect of operations.

New Ventures

Portland Public Library announced it has a new special Accessibility Computer Station for users with a variety of needs. The station offers access to JAWS screen reading software, which is a tool to help people with limited or no vision use a computer. It is fully equipped with training modules and other peripheral equipment like a track ball mouse, noise-cancelling headphones, and a large print key board.

Bonnie Morris-Hardman opened her medical practice at 86 New Meadows Road in West Bath on Oct. 25, offering weekend, home visits and many holiday hours along with an onsite lab, medical rentals, patient portal and website.

Neokraft Signs installed a new sign at Burgess Technology Services on Oak Grove in Bath, as the company rebranded and rolled out a new logo after 30 years, to better reflect having grown from a small computer company to offering comprehensive technology services.

Giving Back

Employee teams from several Lowe’s home improvement stores, including Brunswick, have come together to help Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine. Eight Lowe’s employees were at Habitat’s Hope Lane subdivision in Brunswick for two days in September. The volunteers helped complete painting and other finish work on one home, and began framing the final house Habitat will build at the site. In addition, Lowe’s and DeWalt, Stanley Black & Decker contributed $1,250 worth of new DeWalt tools to Habitat.

Save the Date

To mark its 50th anniversary, Catholic Charities will celebrate with the inaugural RICHES Awards Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Portland. Outstanding individuals, businesses, faith-based and community organizations that have worked to build a better, stronger community will be honored. The evening will also feature keynote speaker CCUSA president, Sr. Donna Markham.

Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at

The Hyland family of South Portland, who participated in the The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program this summer, were among the winners of the 2016 Photo Contest. Winners were selected from hundreds submitted by host families along the East Coast and Canada that captured memorable experiences. Sara Hylands’ photo was selected as the winner in the “Camping” category, and features Fresh Air child Natasha, at left, enjoying a camping trip in southern Maine with her host sibling Ella.