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Brunswick named "Ideal Place to Retire"... again
September, 2013

Brunswick named "Ideal Place to Retire"... again

"Where to Retire" magazine names Brunswick as one of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire" in recently released book by the same name.

Read The Times Record page 1 and page 2 of article. More about The Times Record here.

Thornton Oaks Water Color Class
Spring, 2013

Thornton Oaks Water Color Class - Spring 2013
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Residents, those with art experience and those who had no experience, had a wonderful class resulting in an original they painted under the tutelage of artists Kellie Chassee and Carol Ann Szafranski.

Thornton Oaks Couple Named
2013 Volunteers of the Year
Spring, 2013

2013 Volunteers of the Year
Debora King (center), BDA Executive Director, with Dick
and Carol Visser.

The Residents and Staff of Thornton Oaks congratulate Dick and Carol Visser for being named Volunteers of the Year by the Brunswick Downtown Association.

Dick serves on Brunswick Planning Board, as well as the Mid Coast Senior Health Center and Thornton Oaks Retirement Community boards. He initiated the Town Matters series at Thornton Oaks. Dick chairs the Brunswick Downtown Association Membership Committee, personally visiting town businesses on behalf of the BDA. Carol served on the Harriet Beecher Stowe School Building Committee and several Thornton Oaks committees. Both have served on boards of the First Baptist Church. They are BDA Block Representatives and are valued Brunswick Visitor Center volunteers.

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Longfellow Days: February 2-27, 2013
Longfellow & Dickens:
A Transatlantic Friendship

February, 2013

Longfellow Days is a month-long celebration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who lived in Brunswick when he was both a student and later, when he was a faculty member at Bowdoin College. Throughout February there will be a series of cultural events hosted at different locations in Brunswick that will delve into themes that were suggested by Longfellow's work and life. This year's theme is based on Longfellow's transatlantic friendship with author Charles Dickens.

On Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m., the gathering will be hosted in the Multi-Purpose room at 25 Thornton Way, in Thornton Oaks. Poets Ted and Ruth Bookey will facilitate.

  Longfellow & Dickens: A Transatlantic Friendship

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News Archive
  Thornton Oaks in Maine Seniors Magazine
December, 2012
A multi-page article and photographs of Thornton Oaks begins on page 42 of this 2012 Holiday Issue of Maine Seniors.
  Works by Thornton Oaks Resident, Georgiana Peacher, Featured at University of Southern Maine
February, 2012
Georgiana’s CHRONOLOGY: a voice yearning to speak Artist’s books, poems and publications of Georgiana Peacher.
  Wesley McNair, Maine’s Poet Laureate, Speaks at Thornton Oaks
October, 2011
Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair will discuss "How I Became a Poet," which will include readings of poems to illustrate his points.
  Bowdoin International Music Festival Concert at Thornton Oaks
July, 2011
Student musicians from the Bowdoin International Music Festival will be in concert at Thornton Oaks. Thornton Oaks sponsors the BIMF's Community Concert series each summer.
  Lecture: "Vienna's Musical Institutions and the Classical Music Canon"
Brunswick—James A. Brokaw II, Ph.D.,presents a lecture on "Vienna's Musical Institutions and the Classical Music Canon" at Thornton Oaks.
  Spindleworks Artists Exhibit Works at Thornton Oaks
Brunswick— Works representing more than 30 of the 40 artists at Spindleworks are on exhibit through March 31 at Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.. More
  Walk the Halls of Art
Matthew Terrace Apartment Residences - two apartments for touring, including our one-of-a-kind exceptionally large apartment. Featuring a collection of art, purchased and donated by residents and the art committee. More
  New Public Bus Service in Brunswick
According to this August 20th, 2010 Times Record article, three hybrid buses are set to begin serving Brunswick residents within a few weeks. Thornton Oaks is among the stops on the bus route. More
  Brunswick, Maine Touted as Bike-Friendly Town
Brunswick has been touted as a bike-friendly town by an article in the AARP Bulletin, July-August 2010. More
  Florida it's Not
The Wall Street Journal article, “Florida it's not,” explains via interviews, why retirees—many from Thornton Oaks retirement community—chose Maine over southern destinations for their retirement years. More
  Brunswick—Voted One of the Top Five Places to Retire in America!
Money magazine has ranked Brunswick one of the top five places to retire in America for the second time in five years. More
  Maine Women's Journal Features Thornton Oaks Resident Pat Hart
“After looking at one of my handwoven shawls, people often wonder how I, as a blind person, can do it!" More
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