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Meg Fleming

Meg Fleming

Former rooming house up for auction

A former rooming house at 401 Brook St., which closed in April, will be up for auction Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. The property, first built as a residential home in the 1970s, was then used as a retirement home and most recently a rooming house, known as The Villa.  Residents of The Villa, ranging in age from 40 to 81, were informed March 4 that they would have to move by April 5. The rooming house struggled financially for years, and the decision to close followed the recent death of owner Sifwat Ali.

The lender-ordered auction is facilitated by Tranzon Auction. It’s listed as a 5.1-acre parcel with 24 rooms. 

‘Showstoppers!’ dance recital

Drouin Dance Center of Westbrook presents its annual recital, “Showstoppers,” at Westbrook Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 11.

More than 400 students will perform in three performances at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The 4:30 p.m. performance is sold out, but tickets remain for the  other two performances and can be purchased online at http://tickets.shovation.com/SHOWSTOPPERS2016.
 
Dances in ballet, tap, jazz, Irish step dance, musical theater, modern, hip hop and more will be presented from a cast of ages three through adult. For more information or to register for summer classes and camps at Drouin Dance Center,  visit www.drouindancecenter.com or call 854-2221.

New grad

Joseph Dvilinsky received a bachelor of arts degree in Criminal Justice from Husson University during commencement exercises last month in Bangor. Dvilinsky earned dean’s list honors several semesters while at Husson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dvilinsky of Westbrook.

Senior citizens plan trips

Westbrook Senior Citizens have mapped some travel plans for later this year.

The group will go to Montreal, Quebec, for four days and three nights Sept. 4-Oct. 1. Also, it will visit Indian Head in Lincoln, N.H., on Nov. 17 with only 10 seats left; and see to the Silver Sizzle Review on Nov . 17 in Wrentham, Mass.

Members are reminded about the group’s table at Westbrook Together Days this weekend. For more information, call 854-2705 or 883-5406.

Fleming new SymQuest chief

SymQuest is excited to announce the appointment of Meg Fleming as its chief operating officer.

Fleming will now be working out of South Burlington, Vt.m  and Westbrook, duel-headquarters and will be responsible for the finance, operations, administration, and document service departments throughout all of SymQuest’s nine office locations which span New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

“It is an absolute pleasure to announce Meg’s new role within the organization,” said Larry Sudbay, president and CEO of SymQuest. “Meg has been an incredible asset to SymQuest throughout her 24 years with the company. Her ability to drive business in various market verticals, develop employees to become leaders, and manage critical corporate initiatives is vital to her position as COO. We are honored to have Meg lead in this role, and guide our organization as we navigate the changing landscape of technology and document solutions.”

 Prior to her appointment as COO, Fleming served in various positions within the company including client support manager, service manager, director of service and regional director of sales.
 
Founded in 1996, SymQuest designs, installs, and hosts network infrastructures and printing environments of all sizes. SymQuest is a regionally based subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A

Westbrook/Gorham Rotary Club at its meeting on May 17 recognized Abigail Cioffi, who has been coordinator for the Westbrook Downtown Coalition since November 2014. Pictured, from left, are Cioffi, Rotary Club member Phil Spiller, and Rotary Club President Christine Johnson.

Members of Westbrook’s American Legion posts conduct a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery Monday morning. The parade was canceled because of the wet weather.