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Downtown Brunswick Association helps carry the message, 'It's All here... All Year'

Downtown Brunswick Association helps carry the message, 'It's All here... All Year'
By Patrick Gabrion, Times Record Business Editor

BRUNSWICK — Downtown Brunswick. It’s lively, diverse and undergoing changes. One of the many organizations deeply involved and at the forefront in keeping the town pointed in the right direction is the Brunswick Downtown Association.

The Times Record recently chatted with Stephanie Slocum, the BDA’s executive director, to talk about the group’s mission, the town’s new branding campaign, the need for more retail locations, and what makes Brunswick’s downtown so special.

Q. Stephanie, first of all, give us a little background about yourself, such as where you grew up, went to school, etc. You told me that you have lived in many different parts of the country, but you are back in the Mid-coast region. Comparisons, thoughts?

A. I am proud to be a multi-generation Maine native, born in Bath and raised in Boothbay Harbor.

Mid Coast Hospital Chosen as One of Maine’s 'Preferred' Providers

Mid Coast Hospital Chosen as One of Maine’s 'Preferred' Providers

 

Mid Coast Hospital was recognized today as one of just five hospitals in Maine, and the only hospital in the Greater Brunswick area, for demonstrating sustained high performance over five years by the Maine State Employee Health Commission.  The Commission’s Executive Director, Frank Johnson attended a presentation ceremony this morning at Mid Coast Hospital, where he recognized the health care provider as a “Preferred Tier 1 Hospital” for their consistent high marks in quality, patient safety, and clinical experience.

Johnson’s remarks pinpointed the health care priorities that are required to establish preferred provider status.

Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Winners Announced

 

Seven recent graduates of southern mid coast Maine high schools have received health career scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary raises the funds for these scholarships through the “Grand and Glorious” Yard Sale, a spring used book sale, gift shop, bake sales, holiday bazaar and book signings, with generous support from the communities the hospital serves.  Linda Belmont, chair of the Auxiliary scholarship committee, said, “These scholarships are possible because of the support from our staff and employees, volunteers, Auxilians, patients and their families, and friends and neighbors in the mid coast area who believe in high quality healthcare.  Auxilians are always busy raising funds to support scholarships and our new pledge, which is $150,000 ‘to help furnish and equip’ the Mid Coast Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic at Brunswick Station.”    These new services ope

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

Gretchen Libby & Ryan Wiederkehr of Industrial Light & Magic

GRETCHEN LIBBY AND RYAN WIEDERKEHR

Gretchen Libby is Executive in Charge of Business Development & Global Strategy at Industrial Light & Magic.  She joined the company in 1997.  Gretchen has worked on a number of films, including "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," "Avatar," "Star Trek" and "Iron Man."

Ryan Wiederkehr is Production Manager at Industrial Light and Magic.  He has traveled around the world working on location for films including "Transformers 1 & 2," "Indiana Jones 4," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Battleship."

For more information on Industrial Light & Magic click here:  INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC

 

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

Amtrak changes Monday evening schedule

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Due to the crash on Monday morning, Amtrak has made changes to the rest of its Monday evening schedule. The changes are as follows:

Amtrak has combined the 5PM and 5:40PM into the 5:40PM, which will go as far as Dover, NH. The train should arrive in Dover around 7:10PM.

Passengers going farther North will be transferred to buses and taken on to the other stops and finally to Portland.

The last train of the night is scheduled to leave Boston at 11:20PM. Amtrak hopes that run will be on schedule.

As for Southbound service, the next train is scheduled for 7:55PM and amtrak is now planning to make that run. It's asking passengers to be at the station by 7:15PM and to anticipate delays. If that 7:55 southbound train doesn't run, passengers will be transferred to buses.

Amtrak asks passengers who aren't already ticketed to find alternative transportation.