Altrusa Worldwide Portland is proud to announce that Ray Richard is Altrusa’s 2021 Volunteer of the Yr for his work with Portland Wheelers. The award was introduced to Richard nearly on Might 19; the membership donated $250 to the group in his honor.
Richard is the present president and gives about 800 hours of service per 12 months. He started as a volunteer “pilot,” pedaling the adaptive trikes that Portland Wheelers makes use of to offer rides to anybody who can’t experience a motorcycle by themselves. An avid bicyclist, Richard leads a crew in sustaining and repairing the trikes, drives vans and trailers to experience websites and trains new pilots. He additionally meets with potential companion organizations and participates in fundraisers.
“The wheelers love using with Ray, who cracks foolish jokes and is extremely form and affected person with them,” mentioned Sue Partitions from Portland Wheelers, who nominated Richard.
Nancy and Vin Veroneau are the recipients of Waynflete’s 2021 Drake Award, introduced yearly for exemplary service to these within the non-public faculty neighborhood.
Vin Veroneau served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 2011-2014 and from 2017-2020, twice holding the workplace of treasurer. Each he and Nancy Veroneau had many volunteer roles within the Dad and mom Affiliation through the years and chaired the Senior Reward Committee a number of occasions. The couple is finest identified, nonetheless, for the extraordinary contributions they’ve made to Waynflete’s athletic program over the many years.
At its annual spring convention held nearly in Might, the Maine Actual Property & Improvement Affiliation (MEREDA) formally acknowledged the Portland Housing Authority’s Solterra as one of many Notable Initiatives of 2020 within the state of Maine. Solterra – solar and earth in Italian – at 58 Boyd St. in East Bayside is a mixed-income, six-story constructing.
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Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport has chosen Dana Legawiec to be its new executive director. Legawiec is a nationally acknowledged neighborhood–based mostly educating artist and educator who’s dedicated to the development of inclusive inventive communities. She has a Grasp of Arts in training from Harvard College, is on the school at Colby Faculty and the College of Southern Maine Theatre Departments, and based the Theatre Program at Bowdoinham Group Faculty.
The Maine Ladies’s Fund just lately introduced $155,000 in grants for nonprofits which can be working to deal with the important wants of ladies and women statewide, together with ArtVan’s Artwork Remedy in Sagadahoc and Cumberland counties, Elder Abuse Institute of Maine, Immigrant Authorized Advocacy Venture, In Her Presence, Maine Fee on Home and Sexual Abuse Maine, and Transgender Community.
City & Nation Federal Credit score Union’s “Non-profit-a-Day” within the month of Might marketing campaign resulted in 31 nonprofits receiving contributions chosen at random and based mostly on the general public’s solutions. Recipients included Portland-based Maine P-PODS, which helps enhance the standard of life for these affected by Kind 1 diabetes, and The Animal Refuge League of Higher Portland.
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Bristol Seafood of Portland has added to its retail choices with Bristol Seafood Singles. They function high quality frozen seafood with chef-crafted compound butter and spices. The vary contains center-cut Atlantic salmon parts; further flavors embody lemon and pesto butter or ginger and garlic butter.