2017-12-01 / Community

ASK THE EXPERTS?

Some Frequently asked questions about the Cape Elizabeth Home:

Q: What IS the Cape Elizabeth Home?

A: The Cape Elizabeth Home is a not-for-profit home that provides affordable, comfortable, and secure community living for seniors over 65. The Home has been a community fixture for the past 102 years, and originally was a charitable organization that catered to women only. Today the Cape Elizabeth Home retains it's Victorian charm, while keeping pace with current trends in retirement living. We now accept men and women 65 and older. True to our original purpose, we continue to remain affordable. We focus on staying well connected to our roots in the community, and providing a home-like atmosphere.

Q: What kind of services do you provide? A: We eliminate many of the daily chores that can become burdensome for seniors. We provide delicious meals, laundry service, and light house keeping. We also have activities and entertainment throughout the week, including a monthly pet visit and flower arrangement session!

Q: How can I find out more!

A: For more information you can call 799- 4992, to schedule a tour, or visit our website at capeelizabethhome.org. You can also check us out on facebook at The Cape Elizabeth Home!

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

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) WhatelseshouldIknow?
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.

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

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 email

your 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.

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.

EMBERS STOVES & FIREPLACES is the only place to shop for a wood or pellet stove in Southern Maine! "One Of The Owners Is Always In The Store"

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces is a family owned business established at the beginning of 2009 by Ernie Stanhope and Peggy Brown. Combined, we have over 27 years of experience in the hearth industry.

Our showroom is designed as a comfortable place to shop for gas and wood fireplaces, stoves and accessories. We welcome you to come in, browse our selection and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Embers Stoves & Fireplaces carries the best brands at the best prices. Shop around, we’re sure you’ll agree. Select from the menu to the left for a sampling of what we offer.

Call or stop by our showroom for more details or to view our full catalog of fireplaces, pellet stoves, outdoor products and accessories.

We want our customers to feel at ease; from selecting the perfect fireplace to it your home, to your first fire and beyond. We install and service everything we sell. Embers also offers a free in home consultation to make sure that you, the homeowner, are comfortable with every aspect of its startup and use. We are proud to have grown into the only specialized retail fireplace shop in the greater Portland area.

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.

At Jiffy Car Wash - “It’s all about taking care of your car!”

Life in Maine can be challenging at times especially for your car. Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center is the leading choice for car wash and auto detailing services throughout the Portland, ME area.

Our team is committed to providing customers of the community superior service that includes a dedication to details. By the time we are done cleaning your vehicle, it will be spotless. We can clean a wide variety of vehicle including cars, SUVs, vans and trucks!

Our new Unlimited Wash Plans are the way to go starting at just $17.97 per month.

Stop by Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center in South Portland today and let them work their magic on your car!

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

FOOD AND DRINKS SAVOR DELICIOUS FARE AT OUR PORTLAND RESTAURANT

From modern American fare to award winning cocktails and even seasonal outdoor dining, Portland Regency Hotel offers truly distinctive food and drink options, popular both with guests and with Portland, Maine residents. Executive Chef Alan Cook and his team at Twenty Milk Street use only the freshest ingredients, for flavorful combinations that will please even the most discerning palates. Our legendary bartenders at the Armory Lounge are known for preparing singularly unique concoctions, which are complemented by a relaxed pubstyle menu.

Our hotel is also pleased to offer room service daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., for those who prefer to dine in their rooms.

Twenty Milk Street Twenty Milk Street welcomes diners with warm, intimate décor, punctuated by softly lit chandeliers and a lovely brick fireplace. Our signature restaurant specializes in modern American dishes with a New England flourish, including lobster stew, cedar plank roasted haddock, bone-in pork chop, house-made porcini mushroom gnocchi and Chefs daily specials. We strive to use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and we also offer an extensive collection of regional and international wines. Our desserts and ice cream are made in house and change seasonally. Reservations:

Reservations for dinner and holidays are strongly recommended. You can book a table with your room reservation, by calling (207) 774-4200, extension 130, Parties of six or more guests require reservations.

Meetings, Weddings and Events -

Inspire productivity with a meeting or business event here at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine, we’re one of the few hotels in the neighborhood with dedicated meeting space capable of accommodating larger groups. Host a small seminar in our Boardroom or a grand gala in the Atlantic Room – whatever your requirements, our versatile venues can be configured accordingly.

The historic Portland Regency Hotel & Spa provides a stunningly romantic backdrop for weddings here in the fabled Old Port neighborhood of Portland, Maine. We set the stage for remarkable occasions, with graciously appointed venues, innovative onsite catering, and a talented staff that is eager to make your special occasion truly unique. Perhaps you’re dreaming of a lavish wedding in our magnificent Atlantic Room, which can seat up to 200 for a banquet. Or maybe a tented reception on our breathtaking 9,000 square-foot rooftop venue is more your style. However you choose to celebrate your event, our hotel can help you make it happen. Allow us to create a custom wedding package for you, and delight your out-of-town guests with group rates on our accommodations.

In addition to weddings, we would love to host your rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, or bridal shower; consider organizing a day of pampering with your wedding party here at our full-service spa as well

For more information about planning your wedding at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, please contact our Sales Coordinator at (207) 221-5913, or email us at sales to set up a tour or to request a wedding kit outlining our packages.

Let Southern Maine Massage and Wellness be part of your Self-Care!

The professionals at Southern Maine Massage and Wellness are honored to be a part of your self care. Our goal is to create an allen compassing, affordable practice that ensures the highest level of care from our experienced therapists. We believe that bodywork is important and want to help you reach your ultimate self by offering services at rates that make regular care a possibility. We offer many modalities including Massage, Nueromuscular Therapy, Acupuncture, Ashiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki and much more. You can receive regular, expert care from any of our Licensed Massage Therapists at an incredible rate by purchasing an annual, $25 membership. Membership benefits include: $20+ off of nearly every service, guest passes and more. Rates (with Membership) start at $48/60 Minute Massage. Want to learn more about what we do? Visit our website: www.southernmainemassageandwellness.org and come see why we love our practice, our space and our clients.

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 Wed through Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-3; other times by appointment. www.nelliestea.com

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