66th annual Strawberry Festival

WASHINGTON — The 66th annual Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, July 6, from 1 to 6 .m. at the Washington Fire Department, located on Old Union Road.

Menu includes: strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry pizza, assorted sandwiches, coffee, tea, soda, homebaked goodies and raffle baskets.

Entertainment by the Possums and Medomak Steel Drum Band.

The event is sponsored by The Ladies Guild of Washington.

Bike blessing, rummage sale

THOMASTON — The Christian Motorcyclists Association Pathway Riders Chapter will be holding a bike blessing and rummage sale Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the empty lot formerly occupied by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles next to Dunkin' Donuts in Thomaston.  All are welcome to come share fellowship, prayer, and to receive a blessing of motorcycle and riders.

Second annual lawn sale

SOUTH THOMASTON — The Wessaweskeag Historical Society and South Thomaston Public Library will host the second annual lawn sale on the grounds of the little red schoolhouse Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free participation is open to all.

Bring treasures and set up where you like. Some tables available, first come, first serve. Building facilities will open at 6 a.m. Located on the corner of Elm Street and Dublin Road near the public landing and Keag Store.

Call 594-7416 for more information. A July 7 rain date has been planned.

Station Maine auction

ROCKLAND — Rockland's Senior Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will lead an auction to benefit Station Maine on Monday, July 1 at the Pearl Restaurant at the Rockland Public Landing.

Items to be auctioned off include boats, marine antiques, local photographs, sailing opportunities, and a cooking lesson from Food Network's award-winning chef, Michelle Ragussis.

For more information, call 691-2037.

Volunteers needed at Maine Lobster Festival

ROCKLAND — The Maine Lobster Festival is currently scheduling volunteers for the 66th annual Maine Lobster Festival, taking place Wednesday through Sunday, July 31, to Aug. 4, on the harbor in Rockland.

Volunteers are needed for all areas of the festival. Companies who would like to volunteer as a group will be recognized for their service with the company name on a sign posted in the area they are working in. Shifts are four hours and begin at 10 a.m. each day.

If interested, call Laurie Smith at 542-2495 or Nancy Jeffers at 542-5490 or sign up online at MaineLobsterFestival.com.

Camden National named to Forbes’ List of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America

CAMDEN — For the second consecutive year, Camden National Corporation announced it has been named to Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America — once again the only Maine-based company on the list. The organization was evaluated along with more than 8,000 other companies traded on U.S. Exchanges by GMI Ratings, an independent risk research firm that provides a statistically modeled assessment of corporate integrity.

“Being named to the Forbes’ list of America’s Most Trustworthy companies is a great source of pride for all of us at Camden National,” said Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer, Camden National Bank, in a news release. “To earn this distinction for the second consecutive year affirms our belief in the importance of building customer-centric relationships built on honesty and trust.”

In order to assess the true quality of corporate accounting and management practices, GMI’s analysis looks beyond the raw data on companies’ income statements and balance sheets. In addition to exceeding a market cap of $250 million at the time the list was created, Camden National maintained an Accounting and Governance Risk rating of “conservative” or “average” over the last four quarters, and had no amended filings, enforcement actions or material restatements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Finally, the company ranked high on GMI’s Equity Risk Ranking, indicating a positive forecast for equity returns, and minimal likelihood of distress as measured by GMI’s Bankruptcy Risk model.