Members in the News

Members in the News | October 2017

Planet Fitness Celebrates its roots

An international chain of fitness gyms, which began in Dover, hosted a celebration Wednesday, Sept. 13, which served two purposes: the grand re-opening of the Dover facility and the company’s 25th anniversary. In 1992, two brothers opened their enterprise in the Garrison City, calling it Planet Fitness. It became a local success and in succeeding years became established as one of the largest and fastest growing franchises and operators of fitness centers in the United States.

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Former Biddeford textile mill to be converted into housing units

The owner of the vacant Lincoln Mill announced Monday that he will partner with Chinburg Properties to redevelop the property in downtown Biddeford.

Tim Harrington, the Kennebunkport developer who acquired Lincoln Mill in 2014, says he will partner with the commercial restorative developer to transform the former textile mill into The Lincoln, with 181 residential units, a meeting space, restaurant, New York City-style lobby and rooftop amenities.


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Provident Bank donated $15K to Music Hall

The Provident Bank announced a $15,000 donation to The Music Hall as exclusive sponsor of its Live at the Loft program, which will allow The Music Hall to bring acclaimed artists to its intimate Loft space.

“The partnership between The Music Hall and The Provident highlights the bank’s commitment to the economic development of our community,” said Patricia Lynch, executive director at The Music Hall. “This investment in the arts and culture allows us to continue to program six nights a week, serving as an incentive for people to come to Portsmouth. That’s people coming to downtown, parking, shopping, dining and staying in the hotels.”

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Monarch School wins online contest

Local community members and individuals from as far away as California helped the Monarch School of New England win an online grant contest that will fund the design of a therapeutic garden for its students and staff.

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