Prime Mover

Each issue of MAINE SENIORS Magazine features one or more stories of Prime Movers - seniors and organizations who have truly become icons in their communities.

Larry Rubinstein and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Growing up in New York City, Larry Rubinstein discovered the joy of biking. He and his brother whizzed around their Bronx neighborhood on their new English racing bikes, the three-speed, thin-framed bikes that were in vogue at the time.

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Galen Cole and the Cole Land Transportation Museum

A 1941 photo shows best friends, Charlie Flanagan and Galen Cole, among Bangor High School cheerleaders on a train bound for a basketball game in Lewiston. As you might guess, both young men went on to serve their country during World War II.

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A Tale of Salvation

The two men, 15 years apart in age but brothers in spirit, came to the Salvation Army by different paths but ended up in the same place.

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Arts in Maine

Architecture was no calling for a woman in the 1940s, but Mildred Johnson was determined. She earned a degree in architecture in Oregon, then worked in San Francisco and New York City before settling near Boston to raise her daughter.

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Maine's Longest Standing Governor

"Everyone has a story." And if you spend more than a short time with Leith Wadleigh , founder of Governor's Restaurant, you may have the privilege of hearing one. He has, after all, been collecting stories at the restaurant for more than 50 years.

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The Lady from Newcastle Maine and Social Security

If Frances Perkins were alive today, she’d be crisscrossing the country defending Social Security. She would be the scourge of certain talk show hosts, who would call her a radical, a socialist, or worse.

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