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The Westerly Sun

MacAndrew joins Westerly Hospital medical staff

WESTERLY — L+M Medical Group has welcomed Dr. Vincent MacAndrew Jr. to the Westerly Hospital department of orthopaedic surgery.

MacAndrew will provide patient care alongside Westerly Hospital’s board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Paul Benoit and Dr. Stephen Gross, at the L+M Medical Group office, located in the Morgan Building, 45 Wells St., Suite 204.

MacAndrew earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. His areas of specialty include total joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery and sports medicine.

To schedule an appointment with MacAndrew, call 401-315-5595.

Amor-Baker joins Chelsea Groton’s retail lending team

GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has announced that Marta Amor-Baker has joined its retail lending department as mortgage loan officer. With a wealth of lending experience, Amor-Baker assists borrowers ranging from first-time home buyers, to homeowners looking to refinance or renovate, to those dreaming of building their own home. She works closely with each client to match the right loan products with their needs. She is also bilingual, speaking English and Portuguese.

“We are thrilled to have Marta join our retail lending team,” stated Mike Sheahan, senior vice president and retail lending manager. “Not only is Marta a highly regarded and experienced mortgage lender who brings a proven record of achievement to Chelsea Groton, but she also personifies the values and philosophy of Chelsea Groton. She understands that our success is measured by the success and satisfaction of our customers.”

Amor-Baker began her banking career in 1983, amassing a great deal of mortgage lending experience. She attended Greater Hartford Community College and has completed several corporate training programs in banking, lending, management techniques and public speaking. She resides in Marlborough, Conn., with her husband of 20 years.

Amor-Baker may be reached at 860-690-7112 or

Randall, Realtors honors top R.I. producers

CHARLESTOWN — Randall, Realtors has announced the winners of its 2013 sales awards at its recent Annual Awards Ceremony at the Mystic Aquarium.

John Sheil, of Randall, Realtor’s South Kingstown office, took top honors among individual Rhode Island agents in dollar volume, winning the Diamond Club award that signifies more than $9 million in sales. The Rhode Island agent involved in the most transactions was Mary Krupinski, of the Westerly office. She was also honored as the top Rhode Island listing agent. Sheil and Krupinski are both multimillion-dollar producers.

Among team awards, the Schilke team from Randall’s Westerly office led the company for most dollar volume, and number of properties sold and listed. The team also earned a Diamond Award for sales of more than $9 million. The Schilke team of Ed and Andy Schilke and Donna Greene is consistently among the company’s top award winners.

Other Rhode Island award winners recognized at the event included Christine Holden, of the Charlestown office, who was named the top Randall rental agent in Rhode Island last year. Holden was also presented with a Randall, Realtors 2013 Community Service Award.

Cecile Cohen, broker/manager of the Randall, Realtors Charlestown office, won the company’s 2013 Spirit Award. A veteran of the South County real estate market, she was a past president of the Kent Washington Association of Realtors and the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

Dave’s coffee syrup goes national with Crate & Barrel

CHARLESTOWN — Dave’s Coffee has begun nationwide distribution of its award-winning coffee syrup. Crate & Barrel, specializing in housewares, furniture and home accessories since 1962, has selected Dave’s Original Cold Brew Coffee Syrup and Dave’s Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Syrup to compliment its retail stores as a gourmet food item, now available in 89 locations across the United States.

“At Dave’s Coffee our focus is on quality and exceeding customer expectations. In this way, Crate and Barrel is a perfect fit for our product line,” commented Dave Lanning, CEO of Dave’s Coffee. “We could not be more pleased to roll out national availability of our coffee syrup with Crate & Barrel. This is a real success for our team, especially as we work to expand the brand.”

To learn more about the product line and additional flavors of Dave’s Cold Brew Coffee Syrup visit

Cox Communications joins in search for top young scientist

WEST WARWICK — Discovery Education and 3M have announced the opening of the 16th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Cox Communications has joined the search to encourage Rhode Island’s top young scientists to participate in the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades five through eight. Through the challenge, students have the opportunity to compete for $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

The challenge encourages students to share their passion for science, and asks them to create a one-to-two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem.

Evaluated on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation, 10 finalists will be selected to participate in an exclusive mentorship program working directly with a 3M scientist. During the program, each finalist will be challenged to create an innovation that solves a problem in society. The students will meet virtually with their mentor and will receive resources and support from 3M and Discovery Education. Each finalist will also receive a trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., to compete at the final event in October.

All video entries must be submitted online at no later than April 22. Videos will not be judged on production skills and may be recorded on cellphones or basic digital cameras.


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