Tim and Betsey Norland have had a special place in their hearts for Pemaquid after first visiting the area together in 1980. Starting this summer, the Norlands’ annual trips will no longer be just as visitors, but also as the owners of the Sea Gull Shop.
Tiny houses made of leaves, moss, pine cones, and rocks were recently constructed inside the glass-top jewelry cases at Peapod Jewelry in Edgecomb.
For the past decade, Amanda Nelson has owned and operated Long Winter Soap Co. out of her Damariscotta home. Now she is bringing the soap, lip balm, and perfume business to downtown Waldoboro.
Two summers ago, Brendan Parsons launched BP’s Shuck Shack, Portland’s first oyster-selling food cart. Now the Nobleboro native is bringing his passion for oysters back to Lincoln County with a retail distribution center and plans for a raw bar and retail shop at 68 Main St. in Newcastle.
The Water’s Edge Banquet & Function Facility in Edgecomb, a property that has gone through several transitions in the past decade, is under new ownership. Developer Tony Casella sold the banquet hall and several surrounding properties to father-and-son team John Hutchins III and John Hutchins IV.
A boutique that sells handmade glass pipes and other products, along with a separate medical marijuana caregiver storefront, have opened their doors near the junction of Route 1 and Route 32 in Waldoboro.
The Camden National Corporation Board of Directors announced on Monday, May 1 the appointment of Craig N. Denekas of the Libra Foundation as an independent director of the firm effective immediately.
A large aquarium near the main entrance of L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport greets almost 3 million visitors annually, but local shoppers might not know that a Newcastle business was behind its design and construction.
In the Clover opened in Wiscasset on March 18 with little change to the store’s interior and product line; however, it opened with new owners. Former employee Kasey McNamara bought the store, with husband Jay, from former owners Kelley and Scott Belanger.
After 16 years in the business, The Local Locksmith is ready to retire.
Salt Bay Framers, of Damariscotta, is under new management for the first time in over 15 years.
The State Workforce Board’s Older Worker Committee has opened nominations for the Silver Collar Employer Award, honoring 2017’s best employers for workers over the age of 50 in Maine.
LincolnHealth recently received a $150,000 gift from Spectrum Medical Group in support of the new health center project on the Lincoln Health — Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
When the Sea Gull Shop opens for the season, it will be under new ownership for the first time in 40 years.