Camden National Bank gives to customers, community

CAMDEN – Camden National Bank has been holding Community Banking Day events across the state to celebrate its history as an independent, Maine-based community bank, and to honor and thank the customers and communities that it serves. During these celebrations, each branch holds a raffle for a $100 gift card to the Maine-based business of the winner’s choice. In addition, each winner has the opportunity to select a Maine-based charity to which Camden National will make a matching $100 donation.

Local winners include:

Camden Main Office winner Patty Kitchen selected a $100 gift card to Mary McCormick Massage and donated $100 to Coastal Opportunities.

Camden Square winner Wendy Glaude selected a $100 gift card to L.L.Bean and donated $100 to the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League.

Rockland winner Colleen Rickard selected a $100 gift card to Penobscot Island Air and donated $100 to Trekkers 2013.

Thomaston winner Stuart Woodman selected a $100 gift card to The Store and donated $100 to Thomaston Fireman’s Association.

Union winner Jacqueline Denman selected a $100 gift card to Renys and donated $100 to the Knox County Humane Society.

Vinalhaven winner Becky Smith selected a $100 gift card to The Ledges Motel and donated $100 to the Knox County Humane Society.

Waldoboro winner Krisanne Baker selected a $100 gift card to Hannaford and donated $100 to United Mid-Coast Charities.


Upcoming events at Rockland Farmers’ Market

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Farmers’ Market has been having an excellent season, and the finest to offer is on the way! Support local agriculture, artists, and businesses by visiting the farmers’ market, where vendors will be resplendent in their summer best. Everyone’s favorite foods are in, from tomatoes to sausage, breads and fresh cheese, and – don’t forget – dinosaur kale.

The Farmers’ Market will be in a different location on Thursday, Aug. 11, so bring your smiling faces to 65 Tillson Ave. in Rockland. The market will go on! The following week it will resume its regular location in Harbor Park.

On Thursday, Aug. 18 brings an exciting tradition back to the farmers’ market. The Rockland-based band Playin’ Possum will entertain with free music throughout the morning. Come hear their unique mix of romping bluegrass, eclectic covers, and folk standards. The rain date for this event will be the following Thursday, Aug. 25.

More information can be found by visiting the website at


Career opportunities open house at Downeast School of Massage

Choose a start-up or encore career that gives fulfillment, autonomy and the ability to make money! U.S. News and World Report cites Labor Department estimates that massage therapy jobs will grow by almost 20 percent between now and 2018. The ever expanding field of massage therapy awaits trained therapists to work in a spa, with other health professionals, or in private practice.

The Downeast School of Massage has been in business for more than 30 years and new therapists are needed to help fulfill career opportunities. The Downeast School of Massage will be holding a free open house for the public on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. Participants will receive application packets, will be introduced to the many opportunities in the massage therapy profession dispelling myths, and to the competency-based curriculum that the Downeast School of Massage offers in the upcoming September 2011 program. The event will include, a tour of class rooms, library, hydrotherapy department with spa and sauna, DSM store, and refreshments will be served in the student lounge. Tuition financing is available and the many financing choices will be discussed how to afford the investment in you!

The school is located on 100 acres at 99 Moose Meadow Lane off of 220 North (Washington Road) in Waldoboro. Interested individuals should call 832-5531 for a catalog, (or email more information, or to sign up for the open house.