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  • Published
    January 22, 2010

    Historic Inns of Rockland to host Pies on Parade

    Jan. 23 is National Pie Day, according to the American Pie Council. The Historic Inns of Rockland will celebrate pie with the sixth annual Pies on Parade Inn-to-Inn Pie Tour on Jan. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Historic Inns of Rockland are LimeRock Inn, Granite Inn, Berry Manor Inn and Captain Lindsey House. Along with a collection of recipes to take home and samples of more than 40 different pies, the inns will ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Rowers circumnavigate Curtis Island

    Members of the Downeast Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association got together in Camden Harbor last week for a winter row. The Jan. 16 event marked one of about a half-dozen times the group meets, according to chapter member John Silverio of Lincolnville. While the boats all had a traditional look, Silverio said it is not a requirement for participants to row or sail in wooden boats. "Most of the ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Animal shelter offers identification tags to help with happy reunions

    We are happy to report that our pet identification tag engraving machine, which had an unfortunate accident at our Fur N Foliage Dog Walk, is now back in operation and we are ready to create personalized I.D. tags for your cherished pets. Collars with I.D. tags are a reliable way to identify your pets should they become lost. According to the Humane Society of the United States, only 2 to 5 percent of lost cats ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Scuttlebutt

    According to the Web site wordorigins.org, "Scuttlebutt is an early 19th century nautical term for an open cask of water kept on deck for use by the crew. The term comes from scuttle — to cut a hole in — and butt — a large cask. Sailors would gather about the cask and trade stories and gossip, much like modern office workers do at the water cooler or coffee pot. By the turn of the 20th century, American sailors ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Dozens learn ice carving techniques to warm up for Winterfest

    Team members of the Winterfest community carving event attended an ice carving workshop Jan. 16 at Farmers Fare in Rockport led by professional chef and master carver Tim Pierce. "This was our biggest turnout in eight years," said Winterfest Chairman David Jackson in a news release. "We're excited about the level of participation this year in the carving workshop, and the venue at Farmers Fare was absolutely ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Lincolnville news

    Municipal meetings All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted. The comprehensive plan review committee meets Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. Also Thursday evening, the board of appeals meets at 7 p.m. The selectmen meet Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.; televised on Channel 99. The land use committee meets Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. followed by the planning board meeting at 7 ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Hope news

    Budget committee Yes, it is time to start thinking about the budget for the town of Hope. Chairman Lewis Merrifield announced that the meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Hope Town Hall at 7 p.m. If you have questions, call him at 785-5268. Math League On Jan. 7 the Hope School held the third meet of the Continental Math League. Students were given 30 minutes to complete six nonroutine word ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Rockport news

    Town meetings All meetings are at the town office unless otherwise specified. Thursday, Jan. 21 the Legacy Rockport Board of Directors will meet at 8:15 a.m. and the RES Redevelopment Committee will meet at 7 p.m. The Ordinance Review Committee will meet next Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 a.m. The Mid-Coast Solid Waste Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. and the Zoning Board of Appeals will also ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Washington news

    Town office -- service with a smile Our town office is always busy. Besides being the hub of Washington's official business, it's the go-to place for inquiries of all kinds. Last week we had reason to search through some old annual town reports. Really old, like 1900s. There they were in their storage jackets, all in a row. Ann Dean, the town clerk, told us there was an ongoing effort to keep things organized ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Williams offers personal lines insurance at Allen Agency

    Ben Williams of Belfast has joined the Allen Agency as a personal lines insurance producer. A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Williams has 10 years experience in banking and insurance. A former senior credit analyst for MBNA, he holds two insurance licenses in Maine: life and health and property and casualty. Personal lines insurance includes coverage for auto, home and things such as ...


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