U.S. Charge d’Affaires Inmi Patterson visited Milembe School yesterday, November 28th to officially open the first teacher house on the campus. The project was funded through the U. S. Embassy’s Community Grants Program to Africa Schoolhouse in 2016 and completed last June. The latest teacher house prototype developed by Scattergood Design featured a compact footprint and a shallow arched roof which recalls the traditional thatch roofs in the Sukuma region and utilizes smaller trusses which are easier for the crew to fabricate and install. Florencia Ndubashe, Head Teacher for Milembe School, who has partnered with Africa Schoolhouse and us since initial planning in 2013, official cut the ribbon with Ms. Patterson after giving her a tour of the new science buildings.
250 Main Hotel has won Yankee Magazine’s 2017 designation as Best Boutique Hotel in Maine. Editors celebrated that:
Industrial-chic design warmed with reclaimed wood sets the up-to-date tone for this 26-room Rockland hotel, which also boasts museum-quality works by contemporary Maine artists and midcentury-modern furnishings. Most rooms have harbor views and some have balconies, but all guests have access to the hotel’s rooftop deck, where daily afternoon wine tastings are held in good weather (otherwise, they’re relocated to the inviting lobby lounge).
We had a chance to see the lobby in action on a recent Saturday night when Lyman-Morse and the Cruising Club of America hosted a reception after their 2017 Yacht Designers’ Forum.