During the month of July, L/A Arts is featuring works by local artist Jude Bellas in the “Arts and Ale” window at Gritty’s Pub on Main Street in Auburn. A native of Lewiston-Auburn, Bellas began paper quilling about six years ago. Twirling thin pieces of paper into lacelike flowers and birds has since become a favorite pastime for the retired substance abuse counselor, especially during the cold winter months.
Auburn City Manager Howard Kroll has announced the appointment of Deputy Fire Chief Geoff Low of Minot to fill the role of Fire Chief, effective July 1. Low has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Fire Service profession and to the field of emergency medicine through his educational achievements and career experience.
Low began his service as a Private-Paramedic in the Auburn Fire Department in 1994 and progressed through the ranks, serving as Assistant Chief of EMS Services, Acting Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. His other experience has included eight years as a Medical Specialist-Combat Medic with the Maine Army National Guard and service as Deputy Fire Chief-Paramedic in the Town of Oxford with Med-Care Ambulance. He is a respected instructor at the Maine Fire Sciences Institute, with certifications in Incident Command, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Medical Services.
Master French-Canadian button accordionist Normand Gagnon will lead the entertainment at the next La Rencontre (“Gathering”) on Thursday, July 14 at 11:25 a.m. at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. In honor of Bastille Day, the French National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, Gagnon and friends will play traditional Québécois and other musical favorites. An area of the floor will be cleared for dancing. Several raffle prizes will be drawn at the end. The meal will be homemade meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, and all the fixings. Doors will open at 10 a.m.
The Central Maine Healthcare Board of Directors has named Jeff Brickman, FACHE, as its next president and chief executive officer. Brickman comes to Central Maine Healthcare from Centura Health in Englewood, Colorado, where he serves as president of the Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and President and CEO of St. Anthony Hospital.
Democrats cannot break their bad spending habits.
Dear Maine Taxpayer,
By Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
By Jonathan P. LaBonté
Mayor of Auburn
A special, interactive exhibit on display at Maine College of Art in Portland through July will showcase the thriving but often hidden creative makers of Lewiston-Auburn. “Made in L-A” will open with a reception on Friday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the college’s Fitzpatrick Gallery at 522 Congress Street. Part of Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, the event is free and open to the public.
Community Credit Union has announced the hiring of Jennifer Hogan as its new President/CEO. Hogan previously worked for Community Credit Union for five years as Marketing Director and four years as Executive Vice President. She also has experience in business-to-business sales prior to entering the Credit Union industry.
MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education recently honored 30 adults who earned their high school diploma or Hiset this year. The graduates were Susan Bornstein, Eliza Brooks, Keenan Caldwell, Philip Castonguay, Seth Caron, Cameron Childs, Dalton Decoster, William Estabrook, Abdilgani Farah, Brigette A. Henderson, Emily M. Hunt, Adar Abdi Hussein, Tazz M. Lavoie, Ashley Martel, Jonathan Mattingly, Hannah N. Plummer, Dustin G. Shedd, Jessica Shumway, Caleb Shuck, Lindsay B. Swearingen, and Chelsea Rose Vincent.
Also honored as CNA graduates were Filsan Abdillahi, Iris Aguilar, Mariah Duval, Maribel Ramirez, Deka Adaweh, Angeir Chan, Ian Hutchinson, Heather Jamison and Elizabeth Stover.