2017-09-28 / Neighbors


Chaya Studio Jewelry

SoPo Jewelry Designer in Knightville

Turn Something Old Into Something New: Whether you are planning a wedding or simply want to give your jewelry an imaginative update, local artist Chaya Caron, an awardwinning designer, works with clients to create exceptional pieces that truly reflect their personalities.

Repurpose: Is your jewelry collection hibernating in your jewelry box? Using your pieces or a mix of your treasures with her collection of sustainably sourced metals and Fair Trade gemstones, Chaya will transform your “something old” into a unique, new heirloom that is truly you.

Customize: Honor the uniqueness of your relationship with one-of-a-kind wedding or commitment rings. Designed hand-in-hand with the happy couple, Chaya guides the process, integrating each couple’s history, interests and sensibilities to produce extraordinary pieces that perfectly symbolize their extraordinary bond.

Call: Chaya (207-221-6552) for details & start your jewelry journey today.

It’s All About the Tea

I love all things tea; the civility, the cultural traditions, and the accoutrements. But most of all, I love the leaf. When I thought about opening Nellie’s in 2003, it was very much the “trappings” of tea that were attractive to me. But, as I began really studying tea, becoming Maine’s only Certified Tea Specialist in 2009, I became enchanted with the mysteries of the leaf. That black, green, oolong, and white teas all come from the same botanical is such an amazing phenomenon. I love sharing my passion for the leaf with others who want to learn.

Jacqueline Nedwell Realtor Jacqueline Nedwell Realtor Marianne Russo

Nellie’s Tea Company

Town & Shore Associates - Brenda Cerino Galli

About Me

Growing up in Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, I have lived most of my life in Maine. My career in real estate began in 1997 at Re/Max where I worked as a licensed assistant to Dianne Maskewitz. Dianne and I moved our business to Town and Shore Associates in 2006 and we continue to have a prolific professional partnership today.

I enjoy every facet of the real estate industry and that is evident to my clients. I have honed my skills and gained a depth of experience that continues to contribute to my success and enthusiasm for the industry each and every day. It is extremely rewarding for me to help my clients fulfill their homeownership dreams and goals. In addition to my profession I am active with several local business and networking groups. Brenda Cerino Galli, Associate Broker bcerino@townandshore.com w 207.523.8113 c 207.671.3164

Rolnick Chiropractic – Women in the Business of Healing:

Dr. Ellie Rolnick, founder of Rolnick Chiropractic Wellness Centre began her practice in February of 1980 in Biddeford and has been a steady presence promoting health and healing in this community for over 37 years. Chronic headaches, menstrual pain and lack of energy all disappeared after her personal experience with chiropractic. She entered the profession in hopes of helping everyone feel that level of health that she experienced then and continues to experience years later. 90% of health issues today are caused by stress. Her care consists of a combination of gentle, light force adjusting methods along with stress reduction programs to help arm her patients with the resources they need to live in a stressful world. She has a team of 3 wonderful women, Chiropractic Assistants who support her efforts. Pam Gaudette, a certified clinical chiropractic assistant for over 30 years, can be found at the front desk. Nikki Clark scribes for Dr. Ellie so she can focus her attention on the patient rather than the computer. Shano Connors is the New Patient Coordinator and also assists with Stress Reduction programs such as Brain Tap and Biofeedback. Their mission is ‘to enlighten and inspire a community empowered by optimal health and well-being through brain based chiropractic, education, love and hope’. Are you ready to power up your health with Chiropractic?

Call Rolnick Chiropractic today at 207-283-1168 or check out our web page at www.rolnickchiropractic.com

Angel’s Arrowhead Feels “At Home” After It’s First 6 Months at 382 Cottage Road in South Portland

Sherie Wolfe, the owner of Angel’s Arrowhead relocated to 382 Cottage Road a little over 6 months ago from Ocean Street with her ever-growing retail store!

Carrying vintage beads and findings, an assortment of unusual treasures from around the world, women’s casual clothing, the best yoga attire made by Mono b and New Mix. Sherie can’t keep enough stock on the shelves!

Sherie continues to receive new shipments of dresses, tunics and leggings for all ages & budgets! She is also still doing re-stringing and pearl knotting along with personalized designs for proms or any other special occasions.

Visit Angel’s Arrowhead at 382 Cottage Road, South Portland, across the street from Dipietro’s Market from Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays closed.

Your Local Real Estate Expert

Real Estate Agent Jacqueline Nedwell of Maine Life Real Estate Co. offers expertise and integrity to all her clients

Whether you are a first time home buyer and tired of renting, downsizing, moving up, looking for a great value investment property or re-locating to the Greater Portland area, you will be treated as a VIP , she will explain and assist you in her VIP Buyer or VIP listing program, she is with you every step of the way, from listing search to the closing table, she will assist you with ease and efficiency. Originally from England and prior owner of Mojo Health Bar in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, Jacqueline is an expert in the field of Real Estate. Let her introduce you to her trusted network of lenders and start building equity today . Call and see how Jacqueline can assist you!

Who’s YOUR Rental Agent?

Kathleen F. Scott and Julia M. Edwards have started an additional business, resulting from their overwhelming success as Real Estate Brokers. They noticed a trend after helping clients buy vacation or second homes: clients would immediately ask Kathleen and Julia to help them manage the rental and care of those properties. Second-home buyer clients coming to Maine are already profiting from their property investments, managed by Kathleen and Julia. Owning a summer or seasonal vacation home and coming to Maine in future years is enticing the baby boomers; they get to enjoy our little piece of heaven AND see a return on their investment. While interest rates are low so is interest on the dollar, but not in Real Estate. The market has risen 6 percent in southern Maine - making real estate a solid investment. Kathleen and Julia have brought an associate on board. Samantha Ireland, a graduate of UMaine-Farmington, has an unmatched eye for design and detail. These talented women have a team of plumbers, carpenters, painters and electricians (you name it) that answer when Kathleen, Julia or Sam call. Cleaning and landscaping done with pride; only the best for their clients. Please inquire to see how to benefit from your property while caring for your investment. They are excited to assist.

Welcome to Individual Care of Maine - Quality In-Home Senior Care!

Our Uniqueness!

What sets Individual Care of Maine apart from other companies is our commitment to getting our clients outside—safely, comfortably, and as often as possible, during all seasons. We know that with the correct clothing, guidance, and companionship, this practice leads to overall wellbeing. Because of this, we are convinced that getting outside is nature’s perfect remedy for anxiety, depression, fatigue, lack of appetite, and other issues associated with the aging process. When appropriate, the care plans at Individual Care of Maine incorporate outside exercise with the spectacular surroundings that Maine offers We all need something to look forward to, to laugh, and to relax. Our Mission

Individual Care of Maine provides affordable, personalized, non-medical, in-home care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer an excellent solution: support, assistance, and companionship for seniors and others who prefer to maintain their independence by living at home. Our Approach

Research increasingly shows that a holistic approach in combination with doctor-prescribed medication is the best course for treating Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as other age- related issues. We look at the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia in two ways: 1) the Western need for medication and 2) a person’s organic need for excellent nutrition and exercise. Combining the two, we create a care plan that is best for your family member.

Studio 77 Begins Their 17th Year In Business in Their State-Of-The Art Salon at 980 Broadway in South Portland!

Anne-Marie and her staff pride themselves with dedication to their clients and their continued education. You will always receive, quality and precision hair services, including new techniques and product lines that include Goldwell, Kerasilk, KMS, Moroccanoil & more. Studio 77 carries Arbonne products that can be ordered. They also offer personalized services like manicures & pedicures using top of the line products.

You can be sure your experience will be educational in their comfortable, relaxed newly renovated salon.

Nancy George Hair Design

Jillian has been a hairdresser in a Biddeford shop for eight years. She has a diverse clientele from the Biddeford kennebunk area. With clients ranging from toddlers to adults to elderly.

Her favorite things to do are specialty colors like balayage and color melting. Balayage is a natural transition from dark down to a lighter color at the ends of your hair, leaving you with a sun kissed look with less maintenance than highlights. She also loves to do specialty cuts like pompadours and men's clipper cuts keeping up with the latest trends.

Jillian just recently got married and wanted to be closer to home where she grew up in kennebunk. She lives in cape porpoise Maine with her husband,who is a local fisherman, and her two dogs. A chocolate lab named Bella and a golden retriever named Duke. When she's not doing hair she's always on the ocean or at the beach.

Jillian brings a lot of talent to her new home at Nancy George hair design, were she welcomes all!

Nvest Financial Group, LLC (Nvest)

Is an independent boutique wealth management firm working with financially established individuals and families throughout New England, has recently become a CEFEX®- certified firm. CEFEX® is an independent global assessment and certification organization providing an independent recognition of a financial firm’s conformity to a defined Standard of Practice. The CEFEX® assessment process is based on the international standard, ISO 19011: Guideline for quality management system auditing. The assessment is evidence-based, and all work is reviewed by the CEFEX® Registration Committee to ensure impartiality and consistency.

According to the General Manager of the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, Carlos Panksep, “Through CEFEX’s independent assessment, the certification provides assurance to investors, both institutional and individual, that Nvest has demonstrated adherence to the industry’s best fiduciary practices. This indicates the firm’s interests are aligned with those of investors.” Nvest Financial joins an elite group of Investment Advisors to have successfully completed the independent certification process. Certificates of all registered firms can be viewed at www.cefex.org.

The Nvest team of professionals is dedicated to serving clients who demand an unparalleled experience and exclusive personal attention. Nvest prides itself on simplifying the complexities of the financial world in helping clients meet their personal needs and goals. They consider each situation a unique relationship and not just a portfolio balance. Nvest’s goal is to help bring clarity to vision.

Nichole Raftopoulos, President of Nvest Financial Group, wanted to create a kind of place where she, herself, would want to be a client. This dedication and expertise has helped her in being named one of “Forbes’ America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors for 2017,” highlighting the country’s top 200 female financial advisors collectively managing more than $200 billion in client assets. She also has been awarded by Five Star Professional as top Wealth Manager for 2017. Nvest Financial Group has offices in Kennebunk, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Foulmouthed Brewing-Our Story!

We’re a small brewpub, located in an old auto garage in South Portland, Maine. Our goal is to pair seasonally rotating cuisine and cocktails with our unique beers. We are pushing the boundaries of modern comfort food to showcase our eclectic tap list.

Our name, Foulmouthed is a play on words dating back to the 17th century when this entire region of the seacoast was named “Falmouth”. The name also alludes to the salty language overheard on the docks and shipyards throughout our city’s seafaring history!

Heirloom Consignment

When you walk into Heirloom Consignment at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland, you never know what you are going to find, but store owner Michelle Raymond guarantees you will be impressed with the offering.

“People that come in can expect exceptional quality merchandise at a cost less than retail. We have been in business for three years and people are still bringing great stuff in. We have things coming and going pretty much at the same speed,” said Raymond, who has 30 years experience in interior design and furniture sales.

Although it depends on the week, or even the day, there are upward of 2,000 items on the sales floor of the 4,000-square-foot store, located in the Mill Creek section of the city. Items include furniture, tables and chairs and decorative items, such as lamps, rugs, artwork and mirrors.

Raymond said once an item is accepted, she uses her background in interior decorating and furniture sales to determine an asking price. That price is reduced by 20 percent after 31 days and another 30 percent after 61 days.

Many customers come in to Heirloom Consignment looking to decorate their home, while others stop by to find unique items. As spring approaches, she said, she sees a surge in re-decorating homes in a lighter tone and people are coming in looking to furnish their camps or cottages.

For more information about Heirloom Consignment or to sell items, visit heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@ heirloom consignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@ heirloom consignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@heirloomconsignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. heirloomconsignmentme.com, or email Raymond at michelle@heirloomconsignmentme.com or call her at 747-5112. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Melissa Lathrop joins Linda Flynn at Flynn & Company Real Estate

We have seen a lot of changes, mostly positive certainly in the technology piece as well as lending practices, however what has always in my mind stayed consistent is the relationship with clients. I have been fortunate over the years to have multi generations of clients from the grandparents to now their first time home buyer grandchildren. The most important for me is the valued friendships I have made along the way. Real estate is more than just finding the perfect home, it is was happens between going under contract and closing the final deal that makes us feel success. I am fortunate to have a great group of people behind me and enjoy what do everyday!

The Maine Window Company Testimonials

“To say that we are pleased with our new windows would be an understatement. They are wonderful and we could not be happier with the entire experience of working with both of you.” (Diane & Tom, Kennebunk)

“I have recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa and Chris from The Maine Window Company. Super friendly, flexible, reliable, and knowledgeable about their business.” (Heather, Waterboro)

“We were more than satisfied with the windows. The installation was done professionally and quickly. Awesome job start to finish. We will call you again for future projects.”

With over 30 years of experience in the window industry, Lisa Corey and Christopher Cummings never grow tired of providing quality products and service to their customers. “The best part of my profession is seeing the end result: that smile on the face of a happy customer as they see their home transformed with their new windows,” states Corey.

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