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OceanView Supports Alzheimer’s Association With Stars of Hope

Please Join OceanView in Supporting
 

Stars of Hope

For the Maine Alzheimer’s Association

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[Download PDF Donation Form]

Please join us in supporting the Maine Alzheimer’s Association by donating $10.00 for a star to be placed on our Tree of Hope. For every “star” donated through December 17th, 2012, OceanView will match your donation.

We hope you will help us support the 30,000 Maine families struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Thank You.

[Download PDF Donation Form Here]


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OceanView Partners With Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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We have all seen images of the overwhelming destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. The catastrophic effects of the storm have decimated towns and cities, and left families homeless, powerless and without basic necessities.

OceanView at Falmouth is partnering with the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce to make a difference in the areas impacted by the damage. We will be collecting donated items within our community, and Allen & Coles Moving Systems has graciously offered to collect donations, and transport the items to regions in need.

Suggested donations include: non-perishable food items, bottled water, first aid kits, coats and clothing in good condition, gloves and hats, new underwear and socks, personal hygiene products, blankets, towels, diapers, work gloves, garbage bags, bubble wrap, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc. Items such as furniture and appliances are not suggested, and opened chemicals and liquids will not be accepted.

You may drop off your donations to OceanView at Falmouth, Main Lodge, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth by Thursday, November 15th or directly to Allen & Coles Moving Systems, 75 Pinetree Industrial Parkway in Portland by Friday, November 16th between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm or on Saturday the 17th from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Call 207-772-2811 or email chamber@portlandregion.com, with any questions.

We thank you for your generosity.
Let’s join together to make a difference.


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OceanView Celebrates 26 Years!

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On Friday, October 26th, OceanView went all out, as we do each year, in celebration of our anniversary! With decorations in purple, pink, orange, turquoise and gold, our Main Dining Room, Community Room and Gazebo Grille took on an Arabian Nights ambiance, complete with belly dancers and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Serving over 100 dinners, our chefs truly outdid themselves with the delicious fare and gorgeous presentations.

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With an early and a late seating, and two performances, everyone had a chance to take in the sights, tastes and sounds of an Arabian Night!


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Expanded Parking Area & Upgraded Carport Nears Completion

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Our latest project has been to update and expand the parking area and carport spaces at the Main Lodge. Not only will it provide additional parking for residents, their guests and visitors, but it will also create a more efficient traffic flow and add additional appeal to our  campus and main entrance with this brand new structure.

The parking area will feature naturalized boulder walls, attractive landscaping with native Maine plantings from a local nursery, residential-style fencing, and specialized curbing and drainage. The upgraded carports will offer fully automatic doors, a carriage-style roof, additional room and improved lighting.

As usual with all OceanView projects, the preservation of mature trees remained a high priority throughout the construction process. Extra special attention was also paid to ensure the visual appeal from Blueberry Lane, as well as minimizing the disruption of existing parking for as short a period as possible. The new carport spaces and parking area will be completed very soon!


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Blueberry Commons… Views From Hi-Lift

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On Wednesday, Aug. 29th, OceanView owner John Wasileski hired a hi-lift (cherrypicker) to come to our campus to allow the development staff for Blueberry Commons to see, first-hand, the potential views from the new buildings. Groups of 6 to 10 were lifted 4 stories high in several locations to get a sense of the views from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of Blueberry Commons, our new luxury apartments, now being reserved for late 2013/early 2014 occupancy.

Rick Licht, Site Engineer, provided maps, compass points and landmark maps to orient those who went up in the hi-lift. The views, especially from the 4th floor, were spectacular! Looking out over the roof of the Main Lodge, all of Portland, Casco Bay, the lighthouses and islands were visible in a panoramic, sweeping vista. It was a beautiful day, and well-worth the jitters about the heights for everyone.

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If you are interested in learning more about Blueberry Commons or our other future projects, please let our Director of Sales and Marketing, Gloria Walker, know. The best way to receive the most up-to-date information, as soon as it becomes available, is to join our Waiting List. Gloria would be happy to include you today!



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From Sale to OceanView, Falmouth Buys ‘Hundred Acre Woods’

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In January 2012, the Falmouth town council unanimously voted to sell the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt elementary school complex for $3.25 million to OceanView at Falmouth to add twenty abutting acres to the existing 60 acre retirement community campus. The 5-10 year, $25 million project will add more than 60 homes to the OceanView community, including independent cottages and luxury apartments, complementing our “smart-growth” model. It will also increase our annual tax bill to the town by $323,000 (the largest in Falmouth), and will benefit Falmouth residents through a public/private partnership to potentially establish a community recreation center, new library and a variety of other public amenities.

A major benefit of this acquisition is the required replacement of an existing conservation land parcel on the existing ‘school property.’ Due to a federal conservation land restriction, the town has to obtain and dedicate other land before the sale to OceanView can be completed. The Town Council has unanimously agreed to buy 133 acres of land on Blackstrap Road for $1.16 million, which has an appraised value of $1.2 million. The land, known as Hundred Acre Woods, is almost ten times larger than the conservation acreage it is replacing. The sale essentially provides the town with an excellent opportunity to swap the conservation
requirement and preserve a much larger piece of land.

Town officials hope to complete the sale of the school complex by December and OceanView plans to start redevelopment in January 2013, igniting an exciting period of growth for us over the next several years. With the new Blueberry Commons luxury apartments already planned
and being pre-marketed, the upcoming Memory Care Residence, Southern Maine Agency on Aging Memory Day Care, Medical Arts Building/Offices, and the new Schoolhouse Cottages, we have a lot to look forward to.

If you are interested in any of these new projects, please let our Director of Sales and Marketing, Gloria Walker, know. We have already started a Waiting List ,which we would love to add you to, so you can be the first to receive the most up-to-date information as soon as it becomes available!


Whipple Farm Bistro Remodeled

OceanView’s premiere distinctive dining experience received a fresh makeover, complete with new furniture, window treatments, lighting, and an upgraded commercial kitchen.

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The Bistro is located in the historic Whipple Farmhouse. Built in 1756, this pre-Revolutionary War saltbox’s picturesque view has been preserved with the dedication of 5 acres of preservation land.

Residents and their guests enjoy an upscale four-course dinner and 2 glasses of wine, with transportation and tip included.

The work of Executive Speciality Chef, Chris Ventimiglia, the Bistro’s offerings have been described by residents as “works of art.”


Presidential Dinner Wine Supplier Presents at OceanView

When Ned Swain received the call asking if he’d supply wines for the President’s March dinner to be held in Portland, he excitedly jumped at this lifetime opportunity. Choosing wines to pair with the locally-sourced food that would be served and getting to decide what the President would taste, Mr. Swain says, was an experience he’ll never forget.

Mr. Swain, a self-proclaimed wine geek, has been interested in wines for many years and his passion led him to develop Devenish Wines, right here in Maine. Committed to bringing their customers fine wines from small-production winemakers and importers, Devenish Wines believes wine should taste like where it comes from – that in some way embodies the unique climate and environment from where the grapes were produced.

This past Wednesday, OceanView was lucky enough to host a wine tasting presented by Mr.Swain. Along with the samplings of wine, tasters were treated to complementing ‘bites’ artfully prepared by our chefs at our Whipple Farm Bistro, one of three distinctive dining options here at OceanView.

Attendees raved about the wines, delicious food and Mr. Swain’s extensive knowledge and experience. Be sure to be on the lookout for our next culinary event here at OceanView!



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