Waldoboro welcomed a new bakery Oct. 24 when Sweet Morning Bakery opened in the Medomak Arts building at 13 Friendship St.

Aside from teaching for 10 years at Warren Community School, Susan Price said she has been in the food service industry all her life. Price ran a former town bakery called Village Bakery & Cafe with two others a few years ago, and has since ventured out on her own.

"My hope is that it will become a community gathering spot," Price said.

The first day was a sellout, with just a few bagels, some raspberry squares and gingersnaps left by 10 a.m.

Price said she will begin by offering pastries and baked goods, and hopes to offer breakfast sandwiches beginning in December. Eventually she plans to have omelets and various comfort foods, as well as orders to go.

She takes special orders for cakes, pies and the like, and also has a catering business on the side.

The bakery will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 11 a.m.

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Price said 30 percent of sales and any donations in October will be given to New Hope for Women.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.