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Red Cross responds to Phippsburg Fire

Red Cross responds to Phippsburg Fire

January 10, 2010 - PHIPPSBURG:  The Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a fire on Parker Head Road in Phippsburg earlier today.  Red Cross volunteer, Andrew Eckman of Bremen, was able to provide emergency assistance in the form of immediate food, clothing and shelter for the individual affected by this fire.

“We’re deeply saddened for the individual who lost his home to fire,” said Connie Jones, Executive Director.  “As we continue to work with the individual involved, we’d also like to help others take action to prevent and prepare for home fires throughout the community and take time to remind everyone, that Red Cross disaster assistance is available 24 hours a day.”

The Mid Coast Chapter responded to twenty-six fire incidents in 2010 and aided 64 people.  The Red Cross depends on the generous support of  midcoast area residents to be ready to respond and help our neighbors who are affected by home fires.

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Kelly Liberty Joins Spectrum Generations Bridges Home Care Division

Kelly Liberty Joins Spectrum Generations Bridges Home Care Division

SPECTRUM GENERATONS is pleased to introduce Kelly Liberty as the newest member of its Bridges Home Care Division.  As a Care Manager, Liberty’s responsibilities include assisting Veteran’s with a revolutionary healthcare program called VIP (Veteran’s Independence Program,) which focuses on helping Veterans get the support they need to stay in their homes.  

VIP is a self-directed healthcare program through the Veteran’s Administration in partnership with Spectrum Generations expertise on available services in the Veteran’s community.  The intention is to maintain a person’s lifestyle at home and in their community rather than relying heavily on nursing facility care.

Liberty is a Licensed Social Worker with a degree in psychology from Simmons College in Boston. Her previous experience working with mentally ill adults for Catholic Charities and as a social worker in the Anson and Madison schools lends itself well to this position.

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

MEREDA'S Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference set for January 27

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Annual Forecast Conference, which each year attracts more than 500 attendees from around the state, will be held this year on Thursday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME.

“The Forecast Conference has grown to become the most important gathering of the year for all the key players in Maine’s commercial real industry,” said Tom Lea, MEREDA President, and Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Real Estate at Peoples United Bank. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the economy and gain insights into where our industry is headed in the months ahead.

Brunswick native cardiologist at CMMC

Brunswick native cardiologist at CMMC

Nicholas H. Laffely, M.D., F.A.C.C., an interventional cardiologist, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center Medical Staff. He is practicing in association with Central Maine Heart Associates in Lewiston.
 Laffely recently served as a cardiologist and research fellow at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, (DHMC), in Lebanon, N.H. He completed general and interventional cardiology fellowships at DHMC where he had admitting and interventional cardiology privileges prior to joining the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute’s team.
A graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, he earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He also did metabolism and lipid research as a fellow at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

First Night - December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011

OOB 365 is planning its First Night 2011 event and has participated with the Brunswick’s New Year’s Day Lobster Dip (benefit for the Special Olympics) to bring an exciting weekend of events to spark the beginning of the New Year.
 
Starting Friday afternoon, the Brunswick will host a Silent Auction where the bidding will end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday New Year’s Day.  All proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics and you should see the items that are up for bid.  Hints of what you will find will be on the website and facebook.
 
Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Babette’s Feast at Dreamland Theater

Dreamland Theater's second season continues on October 14th at 7pm, with the showing of Babette’s Feast. In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in a small village with their father, the pastor of a small Protestant church. Although each have a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay to care for him and serve their church.
After several years, a French woman refugee, Babette arrives at their door, and what then unfolds is a sumptuous feast for the eyes and the palate.

October at Dreamland Theater is sponsored by The Hampton Inn and Now You’re Cooking.