Late Portlander honored at Veterans’ Dwelling
The late Sidney Thorne was named Veteran of the Month for August at Maine Veterans’ Properties in Scarborough.
Thorne died in early August earlier than he acquired the respect, based on a spokesperson for the Veterans’ Dwelling.
A registered Maine Information, Thorne was born and raised in Portland and from an early age was taught expertise that ready him for Maine’s rugged wilderness and the gorgeous however typically unforgiving coast, based on a ready launch from the Veterans’ Dwelling.
Earlier than he was drafted in 1954 at age 19 to serve within the Korean Battle, Thorne married the love of his life, with whom he had 4 youngsters. After the struggle, his fondness and experience within the Maine wilderness grew stronger, and ultimately, he studied to turn into a Maine Information. His major job was to accompany these “from away” on out of doors actions akin to searching, fishing and tenting. Among the many many tales he instructed from that point in his life was one about when he helped catch a 477-pound bluefin tuna and one other about when he bagged an 800-pound moose.
Thorne might recall nearly something about Maine’s wealthy historical past within the final half-century, from Muhammed Ali’s controversial win in opposition to Sonny Liston to the Elvis live performance that by no means occurred.
Open for enterprise
Simoa Kissama of Porland has accomplished his Oil Warmth Technician coaching at MEMA Technical Training Heart in Brunswick. Simoa is a 2009 graduate of DRC Congo Excessive College. Previous to coming to MTEC, he acquired formal coaching in electrical engineering.
Falmouth-based clothes retailer Couleur Assortment is celebrating its twentieth yr in enterprise this month. “Ten months after we first opened, the world skilled 9/11. Now … we discover ourselves in a worldwide pandemic. However we wish you to know, we’re nonetheless standing,” mentioned proprietor Marcia Feller. Most notably over the previous 20 years, in 2018 the state of Maine honored Couleur Assortment with the Silver Collar Award for offering long-lasting, significant employment for mature employees. Along with girls’s clothes and accessories, 4,000 sq. toes of gallery wall house has been dedicated to over 100 Maine artists. The store is situated on Route 1 within the Retailers at Falmouth Village.
At its annual assembly final month, Independence Affiliation acknowledged buddies and companions. The Director’s Award was given to Laura Harvey, director of Human Sources, for an exemplary response to the challenges offered by the pandemic. The Charles and Frances
Payne Award, which acknowledges distinguished service by a group accomplice, was given to Mid Coast Hospital, which donated a whole bunch of medical-grade masks, gallons of hand sanitizer and different wanted provides through the pandemic. As well as, the next individuals had been additionally acknowledged: Mitch Pfeifle, the James Pierce Constructing Bridges Award, which honor acknowledges independence and overcoming limitations to group inclusion; Legislator of the 12 months, Rep. Jessica Fay of Raymond, who chaired a legislative committee to review long-term care workforce points; Jessica York, Denise O’Leary Memorial Award for dedication in serving to these with disabilities to achieve independence; Kathy Sutherland, Compassion and Devotion Award; Michael Gilligan, Excellent Direct Service Skilled; Mary Hepburn, Distinguished Volunteer
Credit score unions merge
Maine State Credit score Union in Augusta and Midcoast Federal Credit score Union in Freeport introduced plans to merge, topic to regulatory and member approval. Mixed, the entity will steward over $725 million in member property and serve greater than 46,000 members from eight places in central and Midcoast Maine. The organizations anticipate to finalize the partnership in 2021.