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.
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.