Anyone driving down Route 27 in Edgecomb with their windows down this summer might have gotten a whiff of lavender as they drove by McKay Road.
The iconic Chowder House, at 22 Granary Way in Boothbay Harbor, has closed its doors after 40 years in business.
Motorists driving toward Boothbay Harbor on Route 27 might notice a pretty new pink sign in Boothbay, just beyond Jordan Construction. Boothbay Canine Day Care & Boarding opened July 5, and owner Carole Jordan has been busy caring for, and playing with, dogs of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments for the last two months.
Just in time for Pumpkinfest, Peapod Jewelry in Edgecomb is hooting for joy with its new sterling silver owl enhanced with a yellow agate gemstone. Conceived and handmade by in-house designer Joseph Lugosch, this delightful piece is available as a charm and or necklace. To personalize one’s owl, Peapod Jewelry offers gemstones in several colors.
Seamus Gilbert, 18, of Bremen, started his own excavation business early this summer, shortly after his graduation from Lincoln Academy.
Two new businesses will open in the former Wiscasset Old General Store in mid-September: a shop for gourmet coffee and smoothies and a dealer of Maine- and New England-made products.
Rockland Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, has been named to the bank’s board of directors. Todd Starbird, president and CEO of Rockland Savings Bank, will be welcoming Ruef-Lindquist to her first meeting on Sept. 17.
Three local companies, Newcastle Realty, Cheney Insurance, and Newcastle Vacation Rentals, comprise the Cheney Financial Group. As individual companies, and collectively, the Cheney Financial Group is committed to supporting its local communities and neighbors.
When Russ Pinkham made the decision to move his seafood market from a few miles out of town, on Route 27, closer to the hub of activity in Boothbay Harbor, he and his wife, Cathy, were planning to simply open another seafood market in a new building.
Dylan Metrano first approached his wife, Mandy, with his idea to start a chocolate company on Monhegan Island last fall. Less than a year later, La Nef Chocolate is producing small-batch artisan chocolates available at island businesses.
On March 25, 1988, an innovative new store opened in Portland. Now Mexicali Blues can be found in six locations around Maine, and it continues to grow and thrive. The store is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Escape rooms, the game where teams have 60 minutes to solve clues in order to “escape” a themed room, is coming to Damariscotta.
On Thursday, Aug. 16, Farrin’s Boatshop in Walpole launched a 40-foot YB lobster boat built for Adam Gamage, of South Bristol. Gamage’s new boat, named “Tory Lyn,” was christened by his wife, Tory, and daughter, Sophie. Two bottles of champagne hit the stem of the boat at the same time with a great splash, bringing cheers from many friends and guests.
The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management has announced the winners in the 13th annual Best Places to Work in Maine program.