2017-01-27 / Community

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Granite Monuments & Cemetery Gravestones Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, & Plaques

A Maine based monument company specializing Monuments, Cemetery Markers, and Gravestones made from Granite featuring Granite Benches, Signs, Bronze Markers, and Plaques servicing all New England states. Richardson Monument Company, Inc. is a family-owned business that has been in existence for more than 65 years. We provide clients with quality craftsmanship, and most importantly, we provide patience and understanding at a particularly difficult time in their lives. Our customers cherish their Richardson Monument Company Cemetery Monuments, Gravestones, and Markers.

We also specialize in creating Granite signs for businesses and communities.

For three generations we are proud of our work and in helping families in their decision on choosing the right monument or marker that will last a lifetime.

Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:

331 Lincoln Street

South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone: 207-767-2761 • Fax: 207-767-2517

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Our greatest asset - your goodwill

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is the local Maine law firm with regional resources. Our expert legal team and scope of practice is focused on serving the people of York County with the same spirit that the firm was founded upon: putting our clients first.

We have Maine offices in Saco and Portland, and New Hampshire offices in Dover, Concord, Manchester and Meredith. Our practice areas include personal injury, family law, worker’s compensation, criminal and civil defense, DWI/ OUI, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, wills, trusts and estates, elder law, employment matters, and corporate and commercial representation.

Shaheen & Gordon is your full-service law firm serving individuals and businesses throughout northern New England. For more information, visitwww.ShaheenGordon.com.

UP and AWAY with Bob Ray!

Up and away with Bob Ray, flight instructor at WhyThingsFly.com, where children and adults can participate in a one-of-a-kind experience based on the magical adventures of flying. It’s entertaining, educational, and great fun for the whole family. Participate? Where? How?

I perform at schools, private parties, festivals, and summer camps where I introduce children to the magic of flight through kite classes and handson workshops. In addition, I blend flight stories with core educational topics such as history, math, and science.

Each presentation is appropriate to the age group, so every event is unique, educational, and compelling.

For adults, I’ve expanded my repertoire to include corporate workshops. Constructing flying machines to overcome gravity is a metaphorically empowering team experience. It’s also great fun! How do you conduct private parties?

Children love the activities and special projects I create. They marvel at the wildly colorful kites and elaborate decorations. I have 25+ years experience, and I’m always adding new and exciting flying gadgets to the mix, such as gliders, rockets, and hot air balloons.

Where can we learn more?

Please visit www.whythingsfly.com

UP and AWAY with Bob Ray!

A Buyer’s Guide To Windows From A-B.E.S.T. WINDOW

Why is it important to buy local?

A-B.E.S.T. Window is the only company in the state of Maine that manufactures, sells, and installs their own windows. Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms - continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Buying from a locally-owned company allows the business to hire more local people.

How many years have you been in business?

A-B.E.S.T. Window has been in business since 1985. By choosing A-B.E.S.T., you’re choosing a proven company that has a demonstrated record of quality, integrity, and excellence for 32 years. Can I clean this window from the inside?

Both sashes of an A-B.E.S.T. double hung window tilt in for easy cleaning of all glass surfaces from the inside. No need to go outside or get on a ladder.

How long will the installation take?

With their team of factory-trained, experienced, window installation specialist, the installation of an A-B.E.S.T. vinyl replacement window should take either one or two days. A-B.E.S.T. windows are custom made to fit the exact size of the window it’s replacing. Don’t be fooled by new construction windows which only come stock size and necessitate costly carpentry, inside trim, outside trim, plaster, sheetrock and paint.

Why do some window companies insist on pressure selling me into a decision instead of letting me do some comparison shopping?

At A-B.E.S.T. Window they are so confident in their product, installation, service and price that they encourage customers to comparison shop. The reason other companies are willing to give you such a “great deal” tonight and only tonight is because they know if you comparison shop you will find a better deal. Insist on comparison shopping and don’t be pressured into quick decisions.

If you have any additional questions regarding replacement windows, please feel free to contact us at 799-6771 or sales@abestwindow.com.

Yankee Ford

Question : It’s estimated that that over 13 million Automatic transmissions fail every year and most of these failures occur in vehicles with perfectly running engines. So why don’t transmissions last as long as engines?

Answer: There are several basic reasons why transmissions are stressed more severely today than those in the past.

First, they’re more complex, having morphed from a 4-speed to a 6-speedand now even to 8 speed capabilities. And new fuel efficient transmission designs including the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) require unique fluid technologies to meet their increased performance requirements. They’re smaller and lighter despite increased engine horsepower. Today’s transmission are subjected to higher torque and MOST importantly they often experience an increase in operating temperatures.

Estimates that 90% of all transmissions failures are due to overheating of the transmission fluid and the lack of maintenance when it comes to this neglected area we at the Yankee Ford Auto Group recommend that your Automatic or manual transmission fluid should be replaced every 60,000 miles we use BG products the best in the business which has a lifetime warranty if you replace any Automotive fluid under 75,000 miles ask your service advisor for details about the features and benefits of these products and how they can help you protect your investment.

Home Snuggers answers your questions about RetroFoam Insulation:

1) How much will it cost?
It depends on your home’s size, age, and
configuration. The average is about $4,500
and Efficiency Maine pays about $1,200 of
that for most customers.
2) How long does it take?
Usually no more than a day or two, and it’s
usually applied from outside.
3) How much will I save on my heat bill?
That varies between different homes. We find
30% - 40% is common.
4) How does RetroFoam work?
RetroFoam goes into the enclosed cavities
and hidden gaps. It reduces outside drafts

and increases thermal resistance / R-values.
5) What else should I know?
RetroFoam is eco-friendly, odor-free, a Class
1 fire material, pest-resistant, and sound
dampening.
6) Where does it come from?
It’s made in Scandinavia. We import it from
Norway.
7) How can I be sure that it’s well sealed?
First, our technicians are highly trained. We
check everything with a thermal imaging
camera and the post testing by the Efficiency
Maine Certified Energy Auditor gives you and
us another level of quality control.

Hour Glass Company

For over 5 years, Hour Glass Company has been committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! We are local, family owned and operated, whose mission is to give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve. We take a personal interest in your satisfaction and continue to grow by your recommendations. Unlike the larger glass companies we don’t carry a large overhead, so – we really do sell for less!

Our prices are fantastic, but our over the top, friendly service will keep you coming back!

Although Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors have evolved into our specialty, call us for ALL your glass needs! We do anything glass related – from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl replacement windows and doors, to commercial doors, small storefront projects, and everything in between. Glass To Go....

Hour Glass provides affordable cut glass service- window glass, thermal glass replacement, tabletops and more. Safety Glass, frosted, etched and specialty glass is available. We even do screen repair! Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures & Shower Doors....

Hour Glass/Hour Shower excels in the installation of better quality shower enclosures & doors, in various styles, while catering to all budgets. Our team has designed and installed hundreds of shower enclosures from start to finish, from standard to fully custom enclosures. We also work with builders and architects to maximize space and bathroom functionality.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc.

Maine Shore Mechanical Inc. prides itself on providing efficient service and quality installations at reasonable rates. We do our best to inform the consumer with accurate information for making smart energy choices. It is important to us that all equipment be energy efficient as well as eco-friendly. We strive for complete satisfaction and a continued relationship with our customers. Contact the experts today for a FREE SYSTEM ANALYSIS! Family owned for over 25+ years Victoria Mansion chose Maine Shore Mechanical to convert their heating system from oil to gas with a high efficiency gas boiler. 24 HOUR SERVICE Serving the Greater Portland area What We Do: Air conditioning/heat pumps Natural Gas Conversion Oil and Gas fired Boilers and Furnaces Gas Piping Gas fireplaces and stoves Hot Water Heater Radiant Heating Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

Nellie’s Tea Company South Portland is “all about tea”

Nellie’s Tea Company in South Portland is “all about tea”. Named for the British grandmother of owner Marianne Russo, what started as a dream of owning a “little English tea room” has developed into a passion that seeks to celebrate the many cultures of tea. Recently celebrating 13 years in business, our goal is to help interested community members learn more about this diverse, ages old leaf, to provide a place and atmosphere which celebrates the civility of tea, and to share our passion for learning and tasting. In addition to offering retail tea and related accoutrements and gifts, we frequently host in-house tastings and classes, tea events throughout the community, education to community groups, as well as catered tea parties.

We welcome you to stop in for a quiet cup of tea in our casual setting, or can arrange a full tea party by reservation. Marianne is the only Certified Tea Specialist in the state of Maine and is eager to help you find a tea you enjoy. The truth is, green tea does not have to taste awful! Let us help you find one. Open Thur. and Fri. 10-5. Sat. 10-3 Other times by appointment. www.nelliestea.com

Heirloom Consignment Walks You Through From the Beginning to The End!

Answers to All Consigners Questions Without Asking!

1. Bring in your small items any time I’m
open, I’ll evaluate them, assign a consignor
number to you and have you sign for your
inventory.
2. Most of our consignors follow their accounts
online or you can call to check on sales too.
When there is money in their account they
can come in anytime I’m open to receive a
check or use it as store credit.
3. After your first visit you can drop off items
as long as your contact information is
attached. I’ll go through them and emailyour inventory sheet to you.
Drop and run!
4. Furniture and items too numerous or bulky
to bring in can be evaluated by picture
sent by email or text. Some consignors
bring in their phone or tablet, even their
cameras for me to look through.
5. All items need to be picked up on the 90
through the 95th day or they become
store property to sell or dispose of as need
be. Exceptions could be consignors that
have moved or have incurred cost to get
them to the store. Those arrangements are
made at the time their items were brought
in to us.

Let Jason Bisson sell for you OR help you find the right property

Jason works with sellers and buyers in Greater Portland, Coastal Southern Maine and the Lakes Region. A Broker and Listing Lead at Flynn & Company Real Estate with offices in South Portland, Portland and Gray. He also specializes in relocations (In-state, national and international), Investors and first time buyers. Jason brings a personal touch and fresh approach to selling real estate that you often don’t get from the larger franchises.

Not a newcomer, Jason has been licensed since 2004 and is an annual multi-million dollar producer achieving top 3% rankings of all Maine licensed agents in 2014, 2015 and 2016. His extensive sales and financial background has equipped him with the skill-set needed to expertly navigate the process making buying and selling as smooth as possible. Most of his business comes from past satisfied clients and referrals. His goal is to provide exceptional service to each of his clients and build a relationship to last a lifetime.

A former Lakes Region resident, Jason holds a business degree from the University of Southern Maine and is a member of the Maine and National Association of Realtors. He has earned the ABR (Accredited Buyers Representation) and Realtor RSPS ( Resort and Second Home Property Specialist) designations to expand his expertise and service.

Jason is an owner and investor of local real estate and a Full Time real estate professional. He currently resides in the Willard Beach area of South Portland with his wife, Sarah and children, Cole, Ellie and Reid. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, boating, paddle boarding, camping and taking in the local beaches.

Jason provides a free no obligation real estate consultation to anyone considering selling, buying or if you’re just curious to know the market value of your property.

GRAND OPENING – MINUTEMAN PRESS IN SACO!

We’re moving our Saco Location- The Saco shop will now be located at 110 Main Street, Suite 1207, River Gate at Saco Island. Re-Opening February 1, 2017!

Two convenient locations – Also conveniently located at 875 Broadway, South Portland.

Full Service – Printing, Graphic Design, Direct Mail Services!

Free Delivery – Greater Portland Area, Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach + other Southern Maine locales. Competitive/Affordable Pricing + Top Quality = Your Best Value!

We Offer: Digital & Offset Printing, Copying, Wide Format Printing (posters & blueprints), Direct Mail Solutions (EDDM & Targeted), Business Cards, Envelopes, Stationery/Letterhead, Newsletters, Sell Sheets, Rack Cards, Flyers, Brochures, High Quality Photo Printing, Presentation Folders, Specialty/ Promotional Products, Booklets, Calendars, Variable Data Printing, Labels & Stickers, Catalogs, Greeting Cards & Invitations, Menus, Lamination, Fax Services, Business Forms & Checks, Binders & Tabs, Tickets, Door Hangs, Custom Stamps, Signs, and much more!

With over 50 years of printing, marketing and design experience we have the tools to get your job done on time and on budget!

T.A. Napolitano, Inc.

T.A. Napolitano are fully licensed electrical contractors serving the Greater Portland and Southern Maine area since 1985. Our staff are all fully licensed electricians, master electricians, journeymen or helpers... all with a wealth of experience and knowledge.We carry out work for both residential and commercial customers, can plan regular maintenance visits and also provide a ‘Quick Service’ option which ensures a prompt response to your electrical needs...we also have 24 hour emergency cover in case the unthinkable happens. We provide a complete service from electrical design through to installation and maintenance - from a small home repair or upgrade to a multi million dollar development project - we can help!
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL NON-PROFIT • GENERATORS • GREEN SOLUTIONS

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