BAR HARBOR — Jarvis Newman, a longtime Southwest Harbor boatbuilder, has won the Remember ME Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Maine Health Care Association.
This award honors residents living in long-term care facilities in Maine. Newman now lives at Birch Bay Retirement Village and suffers from dementia, but his name and brand continues to remain well-known worldwide for the timeless and beautiful Downeast yachts he built.
At the association’s annual event on April 14, Newman, along with other Lifetime Achievement honorees, were recognized in a ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center.
A plaque was presented to Newman by first lady Anne LePage. Displays at the event featured black-and-white photographs of the recipients accompanied by brief biographies of fascinating and innovative residents living in Maine’s long-term care facilities.