Articles by Alicia Nichols

 
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification. The new school will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort within the 6,100 square foot school to be located at 258 Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

Belmont Boatworks Supports Cornerspring Montessori School’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on July 27, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
BELFAST, ME – Belmont Boatworks has made a $10,000 contribution to Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School, according to campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann. The capital campaign has raised $813,326 to date in contributions, pledges, and in-kind gifts from individuals, local businesses and foundations. Cornerspring is …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification.

Cornerspring Montessori School Works to Meet Foundation Matching Grant for Journey Home by August 1st

By Alicia Nichols on June 23, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
BELFAST, ME – Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast is working to meet a $25,000 matching grant from the Griswold Family Foundation for Journey Home, the capital campaign to fund the construction of a new school on Lower Congress Street. The Foundation’s dollar-for-dollar match will double donors’ contributions and will be …
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Gathered in the Bangor office of The First to present their matching gift to the Orono Village Green campaign: (Left to right) Geoff Gordon, Foundation Treasurer, Sarah Kenney, Foundation President and Campaign Co-Chair; Courtney Brehaut, The First Vice President, Regional Manager for Bangor and Hancock County offices; and Kristen McAlpine, Branch Manager of the Bangor office.

Library Foundation receives matching gift from The First

By Alicia Nichols on June 13, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
ORONO, ME – Orono Public Library Foundation officials received the final installment on a $15,000 matching gift from The First for Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green. The First matched new gifts to the campaign dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. Their gift will be used to name the …
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The Orono Village Green ceremonial groundbreaking was staged on the library's front lawn on June 9th. From left, Belle Ryder, Orono Assistant Town Manager, Laurie Carpenter, Orono Public Library Director, Brian Rahill, Foundation Vice President and Campaign Co-Chair, Sarah Kenney, Foundation President and Campaign Co-Chair, and W. Murray Bain, Honorary Campaign Chair.

Library Foundation Breaks Ground for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on June 09, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
ORONO, ME – The Orono Public Library Foundation held a ceremonial groundbreaking June 9 at the library for the Orono Village Green. Foundation, library and town officials spoke of the significance of this community funded project. Foundation Vice President and campaign co-chair Brian Rahill recognized the ten community members on …
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Funds for the Orono Public Library were raised by the Orono Public Library Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002.

Library foundation to break ground for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on May 31, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
ORONO — The Orono Public Library Foundation will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Orono Village Green at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, June 9, on the front lawn of the Orono Public Library, according to capital campaign co-chairs Sarah Kenney and Brian Rahill. Donors to the project as well as the public …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School was designed by GO Logic, a Belfast architecture and construction firm. It will be the first Montessori school in Maine to target Passive House certification.

Cornerspring Montessori Announces Major Gift to Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on March 29, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
BELFAST, ME – Campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann announced a major naming gift today to Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School. Ann Bixler of Northport has contributed $418,000 to the campaign for the new school to be constructed at 258 Lower Congress Street in Belfast. The …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. The 6,100 square foot school will be located on Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

$25,000 Matching Grant to Support Montessori’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on March 17, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
BELFAST — Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School, announced recently that it has received a $25,000 matching grant, according to campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann. Cornerspring is raising funds to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine. The Griswold Family Foundation will match up …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. The 6,100 square foot school will be located on Lower Congress Street in Belfast.

Viking Lumber Supports Cornerspring Montessori School’s Journey Home

By Alicia Nichols on Jan. 07, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine– Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School, has received a $25,000 gift from Viking Lumber, according to an announcement made by campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann. Cornerspring is raising funds to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine. In addition to raising funds …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort.

Cornerspring Montessori School meets $10,000 matching gift

By Alicia Nichols on Nov. 06, 2015, at 1:43 p.m.
BELFAST, ME – Larry and Kim Sterrs of Belfast offered to match all new gifts, up to $10,000 to Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School, according to an announcement made by campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann. All new gifts, up to $10,000, were matched dollar-for-dollar. The …
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In June 2015 the Rotary Club of Bangor awarded a total of $10,000 in grants to three area nonprofits.  L-R: Rotarian Mike Sturdee, Heidi LeBlanc of Penquis, Cat Hamel of the Boys and Girls Club of Bangor, Cindy Whitney of the University of Maine Center on Aging RSVP, Rotarian Alicia Nichols, Rotarian Susan Jonason.

Rotary Club of Bangor announces Sept. 30 deadline for funding opportunity

By Alicia Nichols on Sept. 07, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.
BANGOR – The Rotary Club of Bangor announced a grant opportunity for nonprofits in the greater Bangor area. The application deadline is September 30, 2015. The complete RFP is available online at www.bangorrotary.org. In early 2016 the Rotary Club of Bangor will sponsor Music Off Broadway, the Club’s annual major …
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The Orono Public Library, 39 Pine Street, Orono, was funded through a $2.1 million capital campaign conducted by the Orono Public Library Foundation. The library opened in 2009.

Library Foundation Receives $25,000 King Foundation Grant for Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on Aug. 20, 2015, at 3:06 p.m.
ORONO, ME – It’s official. Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green will close on August 31, 2015 thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, according to co-chairs Sarah Kenney and Brian Rahill. “The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation has awarded a $25,000 …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. Construction of the 6,100 square foot school on Lower Congress Street in Belfast, is set for fall of 2015.

Cornerspring Montessori School receives $10,000 matching gift

By Alicia Nichols on Aug. 05, 2015, at 1:17 p.m.
BELFAST, ME – An anonymous donor has offered to match all new gifts, up to $10,000 to Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School, according to an announcement made by campaign co-chairs Sarah Tomalty and Eric Kormann. Cornerspring is raising funds to build the first Passive House Montessori school …
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The Orono Village Green rendering on display in the Orono Public Library.

Library Foundation set to raise $31,000 in 31 days

By Alicia Nichols on July 30, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
ORONO, ME – Orono Public Library Foundation officials are challenging the community to raise $31,000 between August 1st and 31st to achieve the goal for Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green. The next $2,860 in new gifts to the campaign will matched dollar-for-dollar by The First, according …
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July 23, 2015 attendees enjoyed a picnic and concert on the site of the Orono Village Green.

Free concert to be presented on the Orono Village Green

By Alicia Nichols on July 29, 2015, at 9:53 a.m.
The public is invited to a free concert featuring The Blast Addicts, a hard rock and power pop band, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, on the site of the Orono Village Green, directly behind the Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. Attendees are encouraged to bring …
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Come Picnic on the Green on July 22

Come Picnic on the Green, July 22

By Alicia Nichols on July 21, 2015, at 10:24 a.m.
ORONO – The Orono Public Library Foundation is hosting PICNIC on the GREEN on Wednesday, July 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. directly behind the library on 39 Pine Street in Orono. Attendees are invited to pack a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets, and join the Foundation on the …
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The new Cornerspring Montessori School will be built to the highest standards of sustainability. Under the Passive House standard, which relies on a highly insulated building shell and heat recovery ventilation, a building uses 90% less energy than code-complaint construction. The result is long-term energy savings, significantly improved indoor air quality, and exceptional occupant comfort. Construction of the 6,100 square foot school on Lower Congress Street in Belfast, is set for fall of 2015.

Cornerspring Montessori campaign surpasses $500,000 mark

By Alicia Nichols on July 09, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
BELFAST, ME – Cornerspring Montessori School officials announced that the campaign to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine has reached a major milestone. The new school is being funded by a capital campaign, Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School. The $2 million campaign includes plans …
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All smiles! The capital campaign committee for the Orono Village Green is working diligently to raise the remaining $36,818 to complete the campaign by August 31st.

Orono Public Library Foundation capital campaign committee: front Sarah Kenney, Deta Pearce, Valerie Levy; back Jim Bulteel, Brian Rahill, Barbara Wicks and W. Murray Bain.

Library Foundation on track to complete campaign by Aug. 31

By Alicia Nichols on July 09, 2015, at 11:35 a.m.
ORONO, ME – With just $36,818 left to raise, Orono Public Library Foundation officials are confident that the goal for Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green will be achieved by August 31st. All new gifts to the campaign are being matched dollar-for-dollar by The First, according to …
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Cornerspring Montessori campaign surpasses $500,000 mark

By Alicia Nichols on July 08, 2015, at 12:54 p.m.
BELFAST, ME – Cornerspring Montessori School officials announced that the campaign to build the first Passive House Montessori school in Maine has reached a major milestone. The new school is being funded by a capital campaign, Journey Home, The Campaign for Cornerspring Montessori School. The $2 million campaign includes plans …
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Members of Riot Sound, the Orono Middle School Show Choir.

Library Foundation to host concert at Dirigo Pines

By Alicia Nichols on May 27, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, 9 Alumni Drive, Orono, ME For more information: 866) 344-3400; oronolibraryfoundation.org ORONO, ME – Orono Public Library Foundation invites the public to attend a special performance of the Orono Middle School Show Choir, Riot Sound, at …
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Gathered in the Bangor office of The First to announce the matching gift are left to right: W. Murray Bain, Honorary Campaign Chair; Courtney Brehaut, Branch Manager, The First; Sarah Kenney and Brian Rahill, Campaign Co-Chairs.

Library Foundation receives matching gift from The First

By Alicia Nichols on May 13, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
ORONO, ME – Orono Public Library Foundation officials announced that they have received a $15,000 matching gift from The First for Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green. The First will match new gifts to the campaign dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000. The gift will name the holiday tree …