Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., announces a new name and logo as part of transformations marking its 30th anniversary. The school is now named Penobscot Language School. A fresh, updated name and logo design emphasize the school’s continued evolution and provide a basis for future programming.

“The name change better captures who we are and what we do,” said Executive Director Joan LeMole. “The new logo clearly emphasizes our commitment to three complementary facets of programming: weekly foreign language classes, English immersions and cultural events.”

Spearheaded by Patrick and Nancy O’Brien of FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, the school’s marketing team posed a challenge to the graphic design class of Brandon Soards at the Mid-Coast School of Technology. Student Isaiah Harriman was recognized at the school’s recent fall open house for his winning design.

Also new this year are an updated website and interior and exterior renovations made possible by donations from local community members and through the continued dedication of school President Leslie Fillnow, former board members Carmen Bombeke (chair of buildings and grounds and secretary), Mary Catherine Ingraham (treasurer), Dennis Healy (former president) and Patrick O’Brien, and current trustees Amanda Austin, Penny Dunning, Robert Falciani. Scott Rackliff and Frank Toole.

To learn more about Penobscot Language School and for information regarding language learning, hosting and volunteer opportunities, visit or call 594-1084.