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    January 15, 2010

    Warren’s fleece business

    Carolyn Johnson said she got the idea to start an alpaca farm when she first saw one of the creatures at the Union Fair years ago. She had worked for many years as a psychologist and her husband, Alton, had worked as a pipe fitter at Bath Iron Works. They moved onto a farm in Warren about 10 years ago and started their own alpaca farm in 2006. "I just liked them," said Johnson. Evergreen Ridge Alpacas is a ...

  • Published
    January 14, 2010

    Making Heiwa Tofu at the Knox Mill

    While many in Camden may wonder what happened to the community's manufacturing base, one Lincolnville couple has started a business making a basic food product in a garage bay at the former Knox Mill. Jeff Wolovitz said Jan. 11 that Heiwa Tofu is Maine's only tofu manufacturer. Wolovitz and his partner Maho Hisakawa began manufacturing tofu - bean curd made by coagulating and pressing soy milk - at the Camden ...

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    January 9, 2010

    Embracing life through yoga

    Prema Patti Kristiansen describes yoga as "a way to embrace life." The Waldoboro resident teaches the ancient mind and body discipline to people of all ages and abilities at the Thomaston Yoga Studio at 185 Main St. She has been an instructor for about 12 years and has had the studio in Thomaston for a little over a year. Kristiansen said yoga addresses a person as a whole. It looks at how one's breathing ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Day spa opens in Cushing

    Meghan Wilson has opened a day spa in Cushing. "I specialize in aging and teen skin," she said in an e-mail. "I love to help people with problem skin, having dealt with that problem myself." She said the unusual name for her business, I' Natural Day Spa, was inspired by her grandmother's name for her cosmetic business in the past. The spa provides facials, body treatments, hot stones, waxing, and spray ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. Dec. 30 New England carrying gas and jet fuel to Searsport and Bucksport. Jan. 2 Nor'Easter carrying diesel to Searsport. Vernon C/Liberty carrying ethanol to Searsport. Jan. 3 Baizo carrying oil to Searsport. Lucy Reinauer/RTC #83 carrying kerosene to Searsport. The Herald Gazette news staff can be reached at ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Rockland business set to expand

    A company that manufactures wooden play sets is set to expand its manufacturing complex in Rockland's Industrial Park. CedarWorks has filed plans with the Rockland Code Enforcement Office to expand its manufacturing plant at 12 Merrill Drive. The proposed expansion would add 6,000 square feet to the company's 51,625-square-foot building. CedarWorks built the Rockland plant in 1987. The plant and property ...

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