Scott D. Conant, president and chief executive officer of Damariscotta Bankshares Inc., the parent company of Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co., announced that the company has declared an annual cash dividend of $0.40 per share on the company’s common stock. The cash dividend will be payable to all shareholders of record as of March 20 and will be paid on April 3.
The abrupt closure of Curves in Newcastle a decade ago prompted a committed group of women to launch their own fitness center. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Shapers Fitness Gym in Damariscotta marks its 10th anniversary, a feat achieved through the community spirit of the membership, said managing partner Lil Garcia.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday, Feb. 10 that it is accepting nominations for its annual Chamber of Commerce awards, which will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, May 18 at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle.
The eye-catching designs of Twisted Iron Customs’ refurbished hot rods, motorcycles, and classic cars will soon move to a new location on Dodge Road in Edgecomb, as the owners prepare to expand the business.
Upon entering the brand-new location of Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop at 17 Backstreet Landing in Damariscotta, one immediately feels welcomed. The spacious, warmly carpeted interior features row upon row of books, with ample space between rows so as to not seem crowded. Tucked into corners of the various rooms of the new book shop are pairs of chairs for cozy sitting and conversation, including two inviting chairs and a table in front of the shop’s working fireplace, and tiny, kid-sized chairs in the roomy children’s section. In what used to be the kitchen of the former restaurant, chairs encircle a large table in what has been cleverly designated as the book shop’s cookbook section.
A group of four Waldoboro residents has taken over the former Waldoboro House of Pizza and plans to reopen the Route 1 restaurant as Bella Gia’s.
The Damariscotta Planning Board will consider an application for the development of a discount store and a home-improvement store at the corner of Main Street and Biscay Road during its next meeting, Monday, Feb. 6.
The owner of Bonus Redemption LLC, which operates redemption centers in Damariscotta, Newcastle, and Waldoboro, has sold the business to two of his senior employees.
A Bristol creamery will soon begin aging its cheese in a new addition – a cave, only the second of its kind in the state.
After searching across eight states on the Eastern Seaboard, a new Lincoln County resident has purchased a farm in Waldoboro and plans to open a nonprofit culinary school.
Damariscotta Hardware will give a $20 gift card to everyone who adopts one of the 24 shelter pets on the sponsorship page in this edition.
The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta will open in its new waterfront location at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The new place is at 17 Backstreet Landing, behind Elm Street Plaza.
Oxbow Brewing Company in Newcastle has raised $250 for Midcoast Conservancy. The donation came from a portion of the sales of Catalyst, the first Oxbow bottle to be released this year.
Since Van Lloyd’s Bistro opened in downtown Damariscotta in June 2014, Meredith King has worn a number of different hats for the restaurant, doing everything from waiting tables in the dining room to creating desserts in the kitchen. On Jan. 1, King added a new title: owner.
Oxbow Brewing Company has released Catalyst, its first bottle of the year. The barrel-aged farmhouse ale features estate honey from its farmhouse brewery located in Newcastle. The brewery will donate $1 from the sale of each bottle from both of its tasting rooms, at 274 Jones Woods Road in Newcastle and at 49 Washington Ave. in Portland, to Midcoast Conservancy through Sunday, Jan. 15.