March 2017 Publisher's Note

At Maine Seniors Magazine we do our best to bring you inspirational stories about people who are improving our quality of life in our communities and throughout Maine. We call these folks “Prime Movers”.

Whether you call Nelson Durgin, a volunteer, a mentor, a committee member, a General, a board member, or the Chairman of the Board… one thing is for sure, he is a Prime Mover. Nelson exemplifies good citizenship and stewardship. In Maine, many of our senior partners have a life time of dedication to community service, although few have committed as much time to as many organizations, and for as many years as Nelson E. Durgin, “The Chairman”.

Recently it seems that much is being said about multimedia. Regardless of the “good, bad and the ugly” of traditional and “new” media, we do have a wonderful world of media options today from which to source news and entertainment. Please read about “Mr. Radio”, Bob Bittner and his radio niche, as well as an article on Naomi Schalit with her news media niche.

On the cover we have a great picture of the Maine Irish Heritage Center, in Portland. Needless to say, we have a lot of Irish people here in Maine. Read about Patricia McDonough Dunn, a lady who represents the virtues of the Claddagh, of love, loyalty, and friendship, and is dedicated to the celebration of our Irish heritage.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!


—David S. Nealley, Publisher