Limerock Inn named reader's favorite bed and breakfast

ROCKLAND — Down East Enterprise has recently recognized Rockland’s LimeRock Inn with a Best of Maine Reader’s Choice Award, presented during an awards ceremony at the Portland Club in Portland June 27.

The Annual Down East Awards traditionally consisted of Editors’ Choice awards in several categories where magazine staffers would compile and name their choices for the year. Additionally, this year, a ballot was inserted into the April Down East issue to compile input from readers for a Down East Reader’s Choice Award. Thousands of readers voted for their favorite businesses in several categories, including arts, boating, education, entertainment, food, home improvement, lodging, shopping, and travel. The LimeRock Inn was chosen as the Best B&B in Maine and included in the list of Reader’s Choice Awards under the Travel category.

“We were delighted and honored to be chosen as a Best of Maine Award winner,” said Frank Isganitis, co-owner of the LimeRock Inn, in a news release. “This award means so much to us because it comes from people who love Maine as much as we do.”

Teddy Bear Picnic at Thomaston Public Library

THOMASTON — The library will host a teddy-bear picnic Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Children should bring a sandwich and their favorite stuffed animal. The picnic will take place on the Thomaston Academy building grounds and feature stories, games, snacks, and a fun craft.

Yankee Clipper nominated for national grooming industry award

ROCKPORT — The crew at Yankee Clipper announces their nomination for a 2013 Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award. The crew is pleased and honored to have been selected by their peers on a national level to be one of the five nominees. The winner will be announced at Superzoo on July 25 in Las Vegas.

Retail Pet Store Grooming Salon of the Year with five stores or fewer

Criteria: Awarded to the groomer in a retail environment who maintains the highest standards of professionalism and customer service. Through actions, conduct, and interactions with the public, this groomer has proven to be a positive reflection on the industry and has engaged in activities that promote awareness and appreciation for grooming services among the pet owning public.

Daryl Connor has been nominated several times for Cardinal Crystal Awards and has won in the Journalism and Congeniality categories.

Camden National Corporation announces quarterly dividend

CAMDEN — Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corporation announced the board of directors of the Company declared a $0.27 per share dividend payable on July 31 for shareholders of record on July 15.

Bike blessing, rummage sale

THOMASTON — The Christian Motorcyclists Association Pathway Riders Chapter will be holding a bike blessing and rummage sale Saturday, July 13, 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. This was rescheduled from June 29 due to the weather.