The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce honored the work of the Skidompha Second Hand Bookshop on Saturday, March 25. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the shop’s new home at 17 Backstreet Landing, chamber members congratulated the volunteers who have kept the shop a vibrant part of the community for almost 50 years.
The evening of Sunday, March 19, the staff of Le Garage received the news from owner Cheryl Rust that the restaurant will close April 30 after 40 years in business. The future of the building is not yet clear.
Just over a year after opening Rock Solid Storage in Edgecomb, owner Ben Ellinwood is preparing to expand the business. Ellinwood appeared before the Edgecomb Planning Board on Thursday, March 16 to discuss constructing an additional building on the property capable of storing cars.
A Damariscotta native will return to Lincoln County to sell homemade burgers and fries out of his new food truck Saturday, March 18.
After taking a summer off, a popular Damariscotta takeout plans to open in a new, permanent location by the end of May.
The Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission office was filled almost to capacity Thursday, March 9, as people from around the county gathered to learn about social media and digital marketing and branding.
The Borealis Breads bakery in Waldoboro will soon bake its popular breads in a new oven after more than 20 years and 6 million loaves.
Le Garage owner Cheryl “Shep” Rust will receive the Maine Restaurant Association’s 2017 Bill Zoidis Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual meeting at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland on March 28.
Maine-based Hammond Lumber Co. announced Monday, March 6 a transition in leadership with the appointment of Mike Hammond as president and CEO. The vice president for the past 20 years, Mike is following a natural succession, as did his father, Don Hammond, the president since 1997, who will become vice president.
The grills sizzled and the coffee brewed for regulars at The Alna Store for the last time under Amy and Mike Preston’s ownership Monday, Feb. 27. In a sale that has been in development for over a year, the Prestons officially transferred ownership of the store to Ken and Jane Solorzano, of Alna, the next day.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce has hired a Nobleboro woman as its new executive director.
A Nobleboro woman hopes to take her experience shopping for her family and channel it into her new business, Back on the Rack Consignment Boutique, to create a consignment shop for all ages.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce has hired a new executive director, Stephanie Gallagher. Her official start date was Monday, Feb. 27. Gallagher lives in Nobleboro with her husband Jack and their two children, 13-year-old Teagan and 12-year-old Aidan.
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.