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    February 13, 2010

    ‘207’ films at Brass Compass

    Rob Caldwell of WCSH 6 and the show "207" visited the Brass Compass Café in Rockland on Feb. 10. The TV show filmed a segment showing restaurant owner Lynn Archer making her famous King of Clubs lobster sandwich. Caldwell said the show's producers had seen Archer on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" on the Food Network. "We were immediately captivated," he said. He said Archer has a big, outgoing personality, ...

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    February 12, 2010

    Trolley company expands to add limousines

    It looks like a quiet, residential road in Rockport until one gets to Jim Gamage Jr.'s house. Parked outside is a fleet of trolleys, super stretch limousines and other vehicles. Gamage started the All Aboard Trolley Co. about seven years ago. His goal was to bring some of the old-fashioned charm and nostalgia of trolleys back and fit them into the sightseeing business in Midcoast Maine. He had been running ...

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    February 11, 2010

    Pearl restaurant to open on Rockland waterfront

    Jimmy Fanning said his best friend had been asking him to come to Rockland for each of the past six years to sail aboard a schooner. Finally during last Memorial Day weekend, Fanning came to Rockland to join Jason and Shannon Tittle aboard the Stephen Taber. "The minute I turned on to Main Street, I turned to Jason and said, 'I get it,'" Fanning said. After going sailing, he returned to his out-of-state ...

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    February 9, 2010

    ‘207’ to film at Brass Compass

    Rob Caldwell of WCSH 6 and the show "207" plans to visit the Brass Compass Café in Rockland on Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to the restaurant's owner Lynn Archer. Archer said the TV show will film around noon or 1 p.m. She said she will make her famous King of Clubs lobster club sandwich and promote Maine products including pies and fresh Maine seafood. She said she has dishes named after those who inspired ...

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    February 5, 2010

    Rockland firm changes landscape for self-published authors

    "We can connect your book to the world," said Jane Karker, president and owner of Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative, headquartered on Main Street in Rockland. "In the past, self-publishing has not had the greatest reputation," said marketing analyst and editor Paula Blanchard. "We're changing that." Maine Authors is a subsidiary of Custom Museum Publishing, both owned by Karker. Custom Museum Publishing...

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    January 30, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. Jan. 29 Baizo carrying gas and oil to Searsport and Bucksport. Jan. 31 Freeport/Chemical Transporter carrying caustic to Searsport. Jade carrying gas to Searsport.    

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    January 29, 2010

    Coastal Cobbler keeps tradition alive

    "I like craftsmanship," Bill Wheeler said, when asked why he likes fixing shoes for a living. He pulled a pair of old, black dress shoes off one of the shelves in his cluttered workshop at the Coastal Cobbler. The label inside identified them as Bostonians. "These probably date back to the late fifties or early sixties," he said. These are the shoes he can't wait to work on, a big part of the reason he ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Ocean Energy Institute opens Rockland office

    Midcoast residents hoping to fuel their vehicles with ammonia might have a long wait, according to Robert West. West is the managing director of the Ocean Energy Institute, a think tank created by Rockport resident Matthew Simmons that is renovating offices in Rockland's Breakwater Marketplace building. Simmons is the founder and chairman of Simmons & Company, an independent investment bank specializing in ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Hollydachs Pet Center remodels after 35 years in business

    Hollydachs Pet Center & Aquarium has been in business for 35 years at 246 Main St. in Rockland. Owner Barbara Nelson said the store is being remodeled and reorganized. The biggest changes will be having a new fish room and expanding the number of fish and fish tanks the store offers. In the past, the room was used primarily for selling tanks and equipment. Nelson said the new room will add a large number of ...

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    January 16, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. Jan. 17 Nor'easter carrying diesel to Searsport. Jan. 18 Alouette Arrow carrying clay to Searsport. Diamond Star carrying oil to Searsport. Maersk Misumi carrying oil to Searsport.  

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