The Daily News of Newburyport It wasn't quite an "Antiques Roadshow" find, but the sepia-toned photo Jon Werner and Jeanette Nolan presented to the library's Archival Center Friday afternoon carried with it the weight of the Civil War and an ill-fated Arctic voyage from more than a century ago.
Portsmouth Herald & York Weekly This is a busy time of year at the Leeward Landing thrift shop on Route 1 in York. The racks of donated clothing and rooms packed with used jewelry, furniture, books and more have a steady stream of holiday shoppers looking for bargains. In addition to the deals, they can feel good about the fact they are helping those in need with every purchase.
Portsmouth Herald One recycled sofa, place setting and dress at a time, Leeward Industries has built a charitable organization in two states that has contributed more than $1 million over six years to help provide food, clothing and shelter to people in need.
The Daily News of Newburyport A million dollars is a lot of money, but in the five years since Salisbury resident Rob Werner opened thrift shops in Salisbury and York Maine, that's the amount he's donated from their proceeds to charities in both areas.
Portsmouth Herald Employees and volunteers of Leeward Landing Thrift Store recently presented Jodi Bissonnette of York County Food Rescue with a check for $5,000. The donation will be used to pay for electrical provisioning and other facility modifications needed to complete the food charity’s move to a new warehouse location
Portsmouth Herald Leeward Landing Thrift Store is expanding. The manager for the Route 1 thrift shop received Planning Board approval Thursday, May 12, to build an 824-square-foot addition to the back of the current 2,180-square-foot store. Construction will start as soon as possible, according to store manager Jon Werner.