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DINING / SIGHTSEEING / SHOPPING / NATURE

& the Wonders of Waldo County The art scene in Belfast just keeps getting better

Inside: a guide to your perfect autumn weekend in the Midcoast

Grab some local goodies for a picnic

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ROGER TORREY // BROOKS, ME

RESTING IS FOR THE BIRDS. JUST ASK ROGER.

When Roger suffered a stroke, he was rushed to Waldo County General Hospital. Once there, local ER doctors consulted with neurology experts at Maine Medical Center to save him. And save him they did. Thanks to the MaineHealth Telestroke Network, Roger made a quick recovery, and his neighborhood birds couldn’t be happier to have him back in the workshop. Compassionate care. Coordinated care. Through MaineHealth, you are connected to better.

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The United Farmers Market of Maine offers the best of Maine’s farmers, foodies & artisans, all under one roof. This spacious indoor market and meeting place overlooks beautiful Penobscot Bay & Belfast Common Park. We invite you to join us and experience Maine’s local flavors!

• Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit & Flowers • Breads, Pastries, Pies & Treats • Prepared Foods—from Maine Classics to World Cuisine • Hand-crafted Gifts, Clothing & Artwork • Maine-Roasted Coffee • Herbal Skincare, Soaps & Teas • Maine Raised Meats, Seafood, Eggs & Dairy • Chocolates, Cheeses, Wines, Honey & other Local Food Products

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Steve Ryan, Executive Director Director@BelfastMaine.org 207-338-5900 Sandy Patrick, Member Representative ChamberRep@BelfastMaine.org 207-338-5900

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eautiful winding roadways through picture-perfect small towns and rolling fields. Historic buildings telling stories of past-meetingpresent. Bustling markets and art studios. Lovely parks for relaxing. Waldo County is really wonderful. One of the things I treasure most about this region is how we value healthy living. There are countless trails, coastal nooks, ponds and hills for kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, skating and sledding. We work hard to preserve and maintain our beautiful natural expanses, and it pays off. For example, Penobscot Bay is one of the finest areas for sailing in the entire world. We also have one of the best small rural hospitals in the nation, and dozens of experienced practitioners of complementary modalities such as yoga, reiki, meditation and nutrition. Plus, our rural area produces some of the finest, freshest local foods anywhere, whether from newer small farms operated by young families making their mark or from multi-

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BELFAST THE BAY AND BEYOND MAGAZINE generational farms continuing their tradition of growing for the community. And let’s not forget our diverse array of cultural spaces, from the bounty of museums (even one for old wood stoves!) to the galleries, festivals and home studios. I hope you’ll get out and enjoy Waldo County: Brooks, Unity, Belfast, Liberty, Lincolnville, Searsmont, Searsport— all of it! We are fortunate to have this region full of treasures, and we’re so glad to share it with you.

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STEVE RYAN Executive Director Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Director@BelfastMaine.org

The Belfast Chamber of Commerce is part of Maine's MidCoast & Islands, our area's official tourism region. This organization collaborates to increase tourism in the MidCoast region, lending power and breadth to individual efforts.

ON THE COVER The art scene in Belfast just keeps getting better

Inside: a guide to your perfect autumn weekend in the Midcoast

Grab some local goodies for a picnic

Chase’s Daily Perimeter Gallery Cover photo by Chris Battaglia


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Contents 2 WELCOME 4

ANNUAL AWARDS

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LOCAL LIVES: RYAN OTIS

by Reneé Moody

features

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LET IT SNOW!

by Sally Jaskold

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YOUR PERFECT AUTUMN LONG WEEKEND IN THE MIDCOAST

by Arielle Bywater Simone

30 CHIC AND COOL IN THE COUNTRY: UPSCALE FINDS DOWN-HOME

by Marcia Heath

38 ART FOR ALL

by Elisabeth Ingoldsby

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36 COMMUNITY AS CANVAS:

STREET MURALS

by Chris Battaglia

focused on food 44 WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC

by Arielle Bywater Simone

cheers! 47 STOCKTON SPRINGS MARGARITA

AT THE HICHBORN

by Arielle Bywater Simone

directories 22 Calendar of Events

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28 Focus on Farms 49 Dining Out

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52 Accommodations 56 Businesses & Services 70 Area Maps

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A N N U A L A WA R D S The Region’s Movers And Shakers Threw Heavy Coats Over Their Finery And Headed Out On An Icy Night. Destination: Point Lookout, for the 2018 Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, a chance to honor the people, organizations and businesses that make the area the beloved and distinctive place that it is. And despite Maine’s status as an aging state, many of this year’s award winners and attendees were younger entrepreneurs and leaders. These citizens inject new energy and resources into the region, complementing the long-standing business pillars of the community, many of whom sponsored the awards.

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1 Citizen of the Year Lee Woodward with last year’s winner in the category and current City Councilor Mike Hurley (award sponsored by Damariscotta Bank & Trust) 2 Jim LeClair, winner of the Chamber Appreciation Award for Smart DataMap Services, the business he co-owns with his wife (award sponsored by Courier Publications/ Republican Journal) 3 Waldo County Business Award winner Dan Miller of Belmont Boatworks (award sponsored by DownEast Credit Union) 4 Jojo Oliphant, owner of Bell the Cat, winner of the Growth Award (sponsored by Maine Chevy Dealers/Dutch Chevrolet), with Colby Horne of Colburn Shoe Store, winner of the Hometown Heritage Award (sponsored by Rollie’s Grill & Catering) 5 The New Business Award (sponsored by Elm Street Marketing Essentials powered by ProForma) was won by Lincolnville General Store, represented here by owners Jon and Briar Fishman and part of their fabulous crew (managed on site by GM Ladleah Dunn). PHOTOS: RACHEL EPPERLY

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RYAN OTIS

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or as long as anyone can remember, the ring of the old fire bell has been cutting through the chatter at Rollie’s Bar and Grill in Belfast, signifying that another satisfied customer has left a substantial tip. And since July 2018, thanks to Rollie’s owner Ryan Otis, the same sound has celebrated children finishing treatment at Shriners Hospital in Boston and returning home. The son of two Midcoast Maine natives, Ryan was born and raised in Pennsylvania but moved to Maine for college and to help his grandfather at Weaver’s Bakery. In 2004, Ryan joined the team at Rollie’s, gradually becoming more involved with running the business before taking ownership in 2010.

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For decades, Rollie’s was known as a spot to take in a game over a beer or two with friends. But Ryan is father to three young boys, so under his ownership, Rollie’s has been undergoing a steady transformation from sports bar into a full-fledged family restaurant. “We strive to make consistently good food, from some of the finest burgers and Reubens around to locally-sourced seafood dishes,” Ryan says. Over the past several years, the draft list has expanded to include everything from perennial favorites like Bud Light to regional craft brews. Rollie’s bar, salvaged from a 19th-century sailing ship, and well-loved benches have been there since the place first opened in 1972, and now share the

space with brand-new flat screens. It’s a cozy blend that feels a bit like showing up at your aunt’s house for Thanksgiving when she’s set up an extra table in the living room—if your aunt also had a thriving catering business and a deck overlooking the harbor. When he’s not at Rollie’s, or spending time with his family at Acadia National Park or Old Orchard Beach, Ryan is active with the Anah Shriners of Bangor. Being a Shriner runs in Ryan’s family. “My dad and grandfather were both members before me,” Ryan says, “but I joined mostly because I love football and wanted to be involved in the Kora Shriner’s annual Lobster Bowl Classic.” Held each July, the all-star high school football game benefits the Shriners


Hospitals, allowing them to provide care for children regardless of ability to pay. Since January 2018, Ryan has served on the board of directors for Shriners Hospital of Boston, home to the only pediatric burn unit in New England. “I hope to never need it, but I’m glad it exists,” Ryan says. Many of Rollie’s fundraising efforts, including its Run for Kids, also benefit the hospital. And Ryan’s investment in children’s charities doesn’t end there. Rollie’s regularly hosts pancake breakfasts for organizations including Girl Scout Troop 2089, Searsport Little League and the Belfast Area High School Lions Baseball team.

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LET IT SNOW! BY SALLY JASKOLD

hen the weather outside is frightful, it’s no wonder Mainers might want to sit near the woodstove and nip some Allen’s or hot apple cider. Last winter the Belfast area saw nearly 85 inches of snow fall from November to April; the average temp hovered around 25ºF. But the Midcoast has plenty of venues where you can mukluk about. So after shoveling the dooryard, get your wool on and go have some fun. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking. Public trails abound throughout the Midcoast. Nearly two dozen of the 27 preserves of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust accommodate cross-country skiing and snowshoeing—including sections in Prospect, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Searsport, Belfast, Northport, and Lincolnville—and can be explored

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using the CMLT Trail Guide (coastalmountains.org). Belfast sports four of these trails, including the 2.3-mile-long Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag, from the Armistice footbridge to the City Point Railroad Museum. In Union, the Carroll Farm Trail at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery is brilliant for winter hiking, skiing, and

snowshoeing. The lower portion of the trail is on the intervale, the flat bottom land around the Medomak River (medomakvalley.org). Other favorite local trails include those at Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville traversing within the Camden Hills State Park, and the Georges Highland Path (georgesriver.org), a 50-mile network of low-impact footpaths in three regions: Headwaters (Montville), Central (Camden, Rockport, Searsmont), and Saltwater (St. George and Thomaston).

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The Legend of BROKE NECK SANTA

He’s just always been that way. —Belfast Fire Chief Jim Richards

Ice skating and curling. Practice your figure eights and puck shots at Belfast’s High Street Ice Rink at the Waterfall Arts side yard; weather permitting, the outdoor rink is open 7am–10pm daily. Another sweet skating venue is Kirby Lake (“The Muck”) at Miller and Lincolnville Avenues, where locals bring their own shovels to keep the ice clean (cityofbelfast.org). At the Belfast Curling Club, established in 1959, it’s expected that you’ll be cold but sweepingly courteous. This volunteer-based club houses three sheets of ice and is open November through April. View the club’s calendar for annual bonspiels and other events (belfastcurlingclub.org).

Downhill skiing. The Camden Snow Bowl invites you to “ski the sea,” with ocean views, nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation, 20 runs, and a 4,000-foot triple lift; ski instructors moonlight as schooner captains. Just 25 minutes from Belfast, the bowl is also home to the only remaining gravity-operated 400-foot toboggan chute in the country. Each February the U.S. Toboggan National Championships are held here—thrilling, madcap competitive racing in costume (chuters dress as Legos, panda bears, mermaids, you name it) during a weekend of zaniness that also hosts a Cardboard Box Derby offering prizes for Fastest Box, Best Crafted Box, Best Costume, and Most (People?) in a Box (camdensnowbowl.com).

Every year, a couple weeks before Thanksgiving, the Belfast Fire Department heads downtown to hang the city’s Christmas lights, along with several cherished vintage plastic Santa decorations, one of whom has become the stuff of local legend, earning the nickname Broke Neck Santa for his jaunty—or partially decapitated?— appearance. Santa and his mates have been watching over Belfast’s streets every Christmas since the 1950s, when they were purchased already gently used by the local firefighters association. Fire Chief Jim Richards affectionately recalls that every winter since at least 1968, when he joined the department, Broke Neck Santa has been hung on High Street for the holidays, but he just can’t be attached in a straightaway manner. Look for him if you’re in Belfast for the holidays. (Broke Neck Santa keeps up with the times: you can also Like him on Facebook.)

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The Belfast area also hosts a variety of winter events, including the Belfast Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Whoopla!: featuring events such as an ice ball, chili cook-off, pancake breakfast, and many outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding on the Commons, and snowshoe hiking around town (belfastmaine.org).

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When the Christmas holidays come around again you can look for Belfast Parks and Recreation’s Holiday on the Harbor (which hosts Santa’s arrival by boat and offers hot chocolate on tap); Boothbay Railway Village’s North Pole Express; and New Year’s by the Bay (nybb.org), a chemfree family-focused celebration featuring indoor music venues and a midnight bonfire on the beach. Other snowy possibilities include snowmobiling and ice fishing, winter fat biking (buy a bike at Side Country Sports!), winter birding (audubon.org) and glacier bars (samosetresort.com), so that when winter in Maine gets fierce, you can get fierce, too. Just think of Broke Neck Santa as your muse for winter survival.

Camden Snow Bowl camdensnowbowl.com

Carroll Farm Trail medomakvalley.org

Coastal Mountains Land Trust coastalmountains.org

Georges Highland Path georgesriver.org

High Street Ice Rink cityofbelfast.org

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New Year’s by the Bay nybb.org

Side Country Sports sidecountrysports.com

Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery sweetgrasswinery.com

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Skiers can also shred fresh powder at New Hermon Mountain, west of Bangor and just a 50-minute drive from Belfast. This little gem offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and night skiing with 74 acres of terrain over 20 trails, 2 lifts with 350 feet of vertical descent, and a terrain park and half pipe for snowboarders (skihermonmountain.com).


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afternoons (drinks are optional), or gardening in our raised beds, or sitting down with a good book in our library? Belfast Senior College is always looking for instructors and students, and the YMCA has a therapy and lap pool, walking track, basketball and senior oriented programs just minutes away. We have something for everyone along with our slogan: Life with a View.

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Located just six miles north of Camden Harbor on U.S. Route 1, Windsor Chairmakers has been a must-see destination for more than a quarter of a century. The original old barn now serves as the workshop where all the furniture is made.

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They have created the quintessential Yankee workshop on an historic 5 acre homestead. While Windsor Chairmakers is famous for the craftsmanship and comfort of their Windsor chairs, the workshop is also busy making custom dining tables, beds, buffets, desks, chests, stools and other custom pieces. The circa 1800 farmhouses on the property welcomes visitors to explore over 15 rooms, all designed to showcase the traditional American furniture designed by founder, Jim Brown, and made in the workshop. Each room displays furniture made in Tiger Maple, Cherry, Curly Birch and Walnut, an experience designed to inspire you when you choose your own custom furniture. The Shaker Gallery displays

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YOUR PERFECT AUTUMN LONG WEEKEND IN THE MIDCOAST BY ARIELLE BYWATER SIMONE

It’s no secret: the Common Ground Country Fair, held every third weekend after Labor Day by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) on its gorgeous permanent fairgrounds in Unity, is a bucket list event. From its humble beginnings in 1977, this Unity festival has grown to welcome more than 60,000 tree-hugging attendants each year for three days of peace, love and manure-tossing. (Don’t ask; just look for “Harry S. Truman games” on the fair schedule.)

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If you’ve never been to Common Ground, you have to go. And even if you have been, you’ve probably been so busy eating tofu fries, buying goat’s milk soap and cooing at the lambs to explore what lies just beyond the parking fields. It’s worth bookending your fairgoing experience with some extra time so that you can wander around Unity, a small town of 2000 and home to an environmental college, and other local spots. Don’t forget your camera—the leaves will be spectacular.

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Here’s our insider’s guide to spending the Common Ground weekend in the area: Day One (Thursday): As the saying goes, slow down-—you’re in Maine. Change into your Bean boots and go for a walk. Maybe take time to find some apples at the height of their season: the farmstand at Hillcrest Orchards over in Winterport will be in full swing. While in Winterport, check out the Old Winterport Commercial House antique shop and hunt for treasures. Grab lunch at the new Bantam Café on Main Street—and save room for fresh-baked pie! Once back in Unity, make sure to stop by the Unity Pond Pottery studio. Robert and Wendy Esposito are delightful characters, and would love to show you the amazing things they create on their wheels. If you’re still up for more, check the Unity College events schedule to see if there are any concerts or lectures open to the public that evening. Day Two (Friday): Spend the whole day at Common Ground. Late September in Maine can range from summery heat to raw chill to gusting rain storms,

sometimes all in one day, so get there early, bring a reusable water bottle, dress in layers, and pace yourself so you can take in as much as possible. Give yourself lots of breaks: duck into a musical performance for a spell, sit down for a meal of delicious food from the vendors, and attend a workshop. Don’t miss the Youth Enterprise Zone tent for high-quality gifts, cookies and more made by Maine’s entrepreneurial and talented kids. Day Three (Saturday): Start your morning at 93 Main, a homey cafe that serves locally-roasted coffee alongside real bagels smeared with cream cheese from the cud-chewing ladies at Springdale Farm in nearby Waldo. If you fall in love with the bacon on your breakfast sandwich, make sure you stop by the Charcuterie, an off-the-grid, Amish-run spot that provides the meats to the coffeehouse and which NPR called a “gourmet haven in the woods.” It’s only open a few days a week, and of course has no web presence or phone, so do your research ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss it—and its locally famous donuts.

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Day Four (Sunday): Hungry for more organic fairground goodness? Go back for a second loop at the fair. If you missed seeing the cute farm animals on display or the sheepdog demonstration, go see those. If you didn’t get to try contradancing, try it. If the Indian Pudding stand ran out on the first day, get there early this time. If your kids didn’t get to march in the extravagant vegetable parade, make sure to line up for costumes. If you didn’t buy all your holiday gifts, do some shopping at the excellent artisan vendor booths. Just don’t forget to fuel up on delicious herbal chai to keep your energy going throughout the day.

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Day Five (Monday): Wake up with a homestyle breakfast at Mammie’s Country Kitchen. If you’ve lucked out with the weather, grab some picnic

provisions at the well-stocked Market of Unity. Pack it up and take a hike on the CommUnity trails system to find a quiet spot with a gorgeous view: the college, a local land trust and other locations offer well-maintained public trails, which you can research via the Unity Barn Raisers’ website. Or book a custom guided expedition ahead of time--a hike, kayak or climb--with North Star Adventures. Those who enjoy slightly more raucous outings may want to stop by Chase Toys to check out their selection of snowmobiles and ATVs. All that fresh air will guarantee a good night’s sleep.


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E X P LO R E UNITY 93 Main 93main.com

Charcuterie facebook.com/pages/ Charcuterie/216540612021010

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Common Ground Country Fair (MOFGA) mofga.org/The-Fair

CommUnity Trails unitybarnraisers.org/trails.html

Mammie’s Country Kitchen (207) 948-1515

Market of Unity facebook.com/The-Market-ofUnity-2090083554600588/

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Where to Stay There are lots of great places to stay in the area, especially clustered around Belfast and Camden. Here are a range of options, from B&Bs to motels to farmstays, with driving time to the fairgrounds included. Just make sure to factor in extra time for fair traffic, and book well in advance—places fill up quickly around the Common Ground weekend! Jeweled Turret Inn, Belfast (30 minutes) Beautifully restored accommodations in the heart of downtown Belfast, along with an iconic veranda overlooking their gardens. jeweledturret.com High Ridge Farm, Montville (30 minutes) Rustic chic taken to magazine-worthy levels at this working farm. You won’t be able to stop taking photos of your hip lodgings. highridgefarm.me Toddy Pond Farm, Monroe (30 minutes) Another barn-glam option, with four bedrooms and a screened porch. toddypondfarm.com

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Yankee Clipper Motel, East Belfast (30 minutes) This sweet 50s roadside motel has been overhauled with gleaming hardwood floors and flatscreen tvs. yankeeclippermotelbelfast.com Fireside Inn & Suites, East Belfast (30 minutes) A traditional oceanfront hotel with an indoor pool and spectacular views. www.belfastmainehotel.com Youngtown Inn, Lincolnville (45 minutes) Go glam at this historic farmhouse, which offers a welcoming, boutique-style hotel experience, complete with luxury toiletries and WiFi. youngtowninn.com Spouter Inn, Lincolnville (45 minutes) Unwind on the porch of this pristine 19th century Colonial in walking distance from all that Lincolnville Beach has to offer. Enjoy a three-course breakfast on site, or have the innkeepers pack one up for your journey. spouterinnbnb.com Point Lookout, Northport (45 minutes) Stunning and spacious knotty pine log cabins sprinkled on a mountainside that overlooks one of the Midcoast’s most beautiful bays. visitpointlookout.com

North Star Adventures northstaradventures.me

Unity College unity.edu

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2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE BELFAST AREA AND ALL OF WALDO COUNTY Be sure you review the following calendar of events to take advantage of the numerous activities offered to residents and tourists year round. YEAR-ROUND

Belfast Farmers Market

OPEN YEAR ROUND - SUMMER in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St in Belfast, April-Oct. WINTER in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Ave, Belfast, Nov-March. Closed Friday after Thanksgiving (no market). Questions 207-322-0651 Anne info@belfastfarmersmarket.org www.belfastfarmersmarket.org

Experience Maritime Maine

Discover and experience the festivals and events, local foods, dramatic natural beauty, lighthouses, scenic byways, the arts and the coastal communities of maritime Maine. www.experiencemaritimemaine.org

Senior College at Belfast

University of ME Hutchinson Center 80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 For information and class schedules: 207-338-8033 info@belfastseniorcollege.org, www.belfastseniorcollege.org

Belfast United Methodist Church

23 Mill Lane, Belfast, ME 04915 Free Community Suppers: 5 p.m. FMI: 207-338-5575 March through November - 1st Sat. of the month 12/25/19, 12 p.m. - Christmas Dinner

Belfast Co-Op

The Co-op provides year-round educational community programming, including lectures, films, workshops, farm and producer tours, an organic native plant sale, and hosts local artwork in their Cafe Gallery. To see the complete list, please visit the website. www.belfast.coop

United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com | www.belfastmarket.com

Pour Your Heart Out - Intuitive Pour Painting with Angie Butler Welch

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro 2372 Atlantic Hwy., Lincolnville For more information: 207-505-0458 Tickets available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com www.bayleafcottages.com

Cultivate: Farm & Arts Trail

Self-guided tour! Map of Waldo County Cultural sites, along with farms and art studios that are open to visitors. Maps available online and at the Belfast Chamber & Information Center: 14 Main St, Belfast. www.belfastcreativecoalition.org

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Waterfall Arts

Creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. Feel the power of art! Year-round exhibitions, events and art classes in multiple disciplines for adults and youth. Visit their website for more information on workshops and opportunities throughout the year. 207-338-2222 www.waterfallarts.org

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Join us for a unique networking opportunity. We partner with a business to host this monthly meet and greet. Good food, good friendship, prizes, announcements and so much more. Typically, the third Wednesday of the month, except around the holidays or special occasions. 207-338-5900 chamberoffice@belfastmaine.org www.belfastchamber.org

Maine Alpaca Experience

Explore the Maine Alpaca Experience in Northport, which provides year-round educational programs for all ages on alpacas, an open space for knitters, spinners, fiber artists, and a retail gallery with beautiful alpaca products and knitting supplies. To see events going on throughout the year, please visit our website. 207-356-2464 www.mainealpacaexperience.com

Bay Pro

Community organization of support for young professionals across all career demographics in the Belfast area. 4th Tuesday of the month. Focused networking event. 207-338-5900

Midcoast Actors’ Studio

The Crosby Center, 96 Church St, Belfast, ME 04915. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 4/26/19-5/5/19. The Lion King Summer Theatre Camp, 7/1/19 - 7/12/19. Into the Woods, 8/2/19 - 8/11/19. The Humans, 10/25/19 - 11/3/19. Alice in Wonderland, 12/13/19 - 12/22/19.

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MAY–OCTOBER Fourth Friday Art Walks

Live Street Performers, open galleries. May through September, 2019 Holiday Art Walk Dec. 6th, 2019 Downtown Belfast, Maine 207-218-1144 www.belfastcreativecoalition.org

Susan Tobey White Studio

Acrylic Painting Classes & Workshops. See website for more info: www.susantobeywhite.com 134 Church Street, Belfast (across from city hall) 207-322-1699

Wednesdays at the Shores

Every Wednesday 5 - 7PM in July and August. Free to the public. Let’s celebrate community and creativity! Searsport Shores Campground and the Makers Guild of Maine invite everyone to join in the fun at the campground on Wednesday nights for an old-fashioned, porch-picking party, free tables to sell your crafts and farm produce, pizza slices from the wood fired oven, rag rug loom station and more. Everyone’s welcome from 5 to 7 p.m at 216 West Main St./Route 1, Searsport. FMI: (207) 548-6059

MARCH–NOVEMBER Free Community Suppers

1st Saturday of each month @ 5:00 p.m. Belfast United Methodist Church 23 Mill Lane, Call for more information and additional events: 207-338-5575 www.belfastumc.org

JUNE–SEPTEMBER Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Days 14th Annual Tour Season

From June 14th through August 23rd enjoy Waldo County private gardens every Friday 10 to 4. $5 admission at tour locations which can be found at  www.belfastgardenclub.org. Discounted multi-visit passes available at Left Bank Books, The Good Table and Aubuchon Hardware in Belfast, at the Garden Club plant sale (May 25), and at all Open Gardens. FMI: Susan Conard 301-233-2843 or Mark Humphreys 202-251-8897. 6/14/19 - 8/23/19

Belfast Summer Nights

Music in the streets of Belfast. Outdoor summer music series, downtown Belfast every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Free/donations. Bring your folding chairs and dancing shoes!! Locations vary but in Downtown Historic Belfast. Check the Facebook page for details. 6/27/19 – 8/29/19 www.facebook.com/BelfastSummerNights

The Finch Gallery

16 Main Street, Belfast, Maine Opening June 22–Mid September Call for times - 207-338-1060

Pick-your-own Berries: Daisychain Farm in Belfast Organic berries at the peak of ripeness and flavor. Stroll around a bucolic farm, taste varieties, fill your freezer or make a traditional summer desert. 102 Tufts Rd, Belfast. STRAWBERRIES: late June-early July RASPBERRIES: July-early August Check website for open days: www.daisychainfarm.com


JUNE–OCTOBER Toddy Pond Farm

Grill & Chill (Fridays) - Open farm and relaxed farm dinners. Full Moon Dinner Series (Saturdays) - 6/29, 8/3, 8/31 & 9/28. Seasonal celebration of farm offerings expertly prepared by Uncommon Feasts. Farm Store - staffed on Saturdays, selfserve Sun - Fri. Farm Camps for Kids. See website for more details & reservations. Questions 207-249-8481 (Heide) www.toddypondfarm.com

FEBRUARY United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com | www.belfastmarket.com

2nd Annual Belfast Winter Whoopla Weekend!

A Whoopla for all ages! Indoor & Outdoor activities; Ice Ball Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Chili Cook-off, Corn-hole Tournament, Children’s Winter Games, Arts & Crafts, Free Movies, Sledding, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, a Christmas tree bonfire and much more. 207-338-5900 2/1/19 – 2/3/19 www.belfastmaine.org

U.S. National Toboggan Championships Camden Snow Bowl 2/8/19 – 2/10/19 www.camdensnowbowl.com

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Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and The Belfast Parks and Recreation Department present 24TH ANNUAL

ARTS

PARK

On the waterfront Steamboat Landing Park, 34 Commerical St., Belfast JULY 6TH & 7TH 10AM-4PM Art

Live Music

Food

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2019 Chamber Business After Hours: LCI Fiber Optic Network

Nautilus Seafood & Grille, 3 main St, Belfast, ME 04915 For more information: 207-338-5900 2/20/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

32nd Annual Camden Conference

Camden Conference is a unique opportunity to learn about and explore major issues in world affairs. The 2019 Camden Conference will explore shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. 2/22/19-2/24/19 www.camdenconference.org

MARCH United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com | www.belfastmarket.com

Special Olympics Swim Meet:

The Knox/Waldo Regional Special Olympics Swim Meet is an exciting event for children and adults with disabilities. Come join the fun and experience the meaning of true joy. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the meet in our gym. 3/8/2019 FMI: www.waldocountyymca.org

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2018 Chamber Business After Hours: Waldo Technical School

Mother’s Day at Point Lookout

Paces for PAWS

40th Annual St. George River Canoe Race

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Bangor Savings Bank

JULY

1022 Waterville Rd, Belfast, ME 04915 207-338-9500 3/20/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

Three miles of dead water, 1-mile rapids, 2 miles dead-water and curves with one Class III drop. This race has Class II-III rapids + or - depending on the water level. 3/30/19 FMI: www.waldocountryymca.org

APRIL

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brunch at The Summit. Seating times from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Call for reservations 207-789-2000 5/12/19 visitpointlookout.com

7 Belmont Avenue, Belfast ME 04915 For more information: 207- 338-5900 5/15/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

All Roads Music Festival

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

All Roads is a two-day festival and celebration of indie music, featuring some of the most talented local music artists from across the state and region. The festival features performances in a variety of genres including indie rock, folk, pop, bluegrass and indie folk musicians, as well as performers from related contemporary genres, such as alternative country, punk and hip-hop. Over 100 music artists come together to perform at this now annual event. The festival also includes discussion panels, curated showcases and the Maine Songwriters Circle.  5/17/19 – 5/18/19 www.allroadsmusicfest.org

46th Annual Passy River Canoe Race

Belfast Garden Club Plant Sale

United Farmers Market of Maine

Race starts at the Littlefield Farm; first mile is flat water with many curves. Course passes under a cement bridge to another mile of flat water followed by a short stretch of Class II rapids. A 2-mile stretch of flat water to the Rolerson’s bridge, then Class I, II and III whitewater for a mile and a half, leading to a flat-water stretch to finish. 4/6/19 www.waldocountyymca.org

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Belmont Boatworks 163 Augusta Rd, Belmont, ME 04952 For more information: 207-338-5900 4/17/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

Easter Egg Hunt

Little River Church invites your family to get your hunt on! Brightly colored eggs filled with toys and candy are waiting to be found. Decorate an Easter basket, enjoy classic sack races, play games and meet the Easter bunny. Location TBA. 4/20/19

Easter at Point Lookout

Celebrate Easter with brunch at The Summit. Seating’s from 10:30am-2:30pm, call for reservations  207-789-2000 4/21/19 visitpointlookout.com

MAY United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

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5k Race & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. Belfast Rail Trail. Bring all your running friends out to participate in this fun, dog friendly, 5k and 1 mile walk to support our local animal shelter P.A.W.S. For more information and to register visit www.pacesforpaws.org or call 236-8702. 6/22/19, 8:30 a.m.

United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

24th Annual Arts in the Park

Belfast Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be held on Saturday May 25th at the Belfast Boathouse. Come early and enjoy this popular gardening event. FMI call Bonnie Irwin at 207-703-9057 5/25/19, 9:00 a.m. - Noon www.belfastgardenclub.org

One of the most scenic waterfront venues in Midcoast Maine. There is something for everyone, with more than 100 fine artists and artisans displaying their beautiful talents. Browse and shop for unique gifts for family, friends, or yourself! Enjoy delicious food: wood-fired pizza, ice cream and more. Enjoy plenty of free entertainment with live bands and local musicians. This is a family and pet friendly event; rain or shine. Admission is free and parking is available throughout the city. Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. 207-338-5900 7/6/2019- 7/7/2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.artsintheparkbelfast.org applications@artsintheparkbelfast.org

Senior College Festival of Art, 2019

Summer Fair & Strawberry Festival

The exhibit will feature artworks in a variety of media by more than 150 amateur and professional Maine artists who are 50 years and older. Office: University of Maine Hutchinson Center. 207-338-8033 5/30/19 – 6/02/19 info@belfastseniorcollege.org | www.belfastseniorcollege.org

JUNE United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com | www.belfastmarket.com

Belfast Ukulele Festival

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Steamboat Landing Park / Boathouse. Featuring performances from Uke Clubs from all around the State and 2 nationally recognized performers. Includes workshops, music vendors, food trucks and a day of fun with fellow Uke players. 6/1/19

The Belfast Historical Society & Museum

Opening for the season. The Belfast Museum opens on Saturday June 8. Exhibits include: Notable People, Maritime History, Made in Belfast, Crime and Punishment and the 1864 Civil War Soldiers Quilt. We tell the story of Belfast! A children’s activity is available. For more information about museum hours and programs visit the website or call. 207-338-9229 6/8/19, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. info@belfastmuseum.org | www.belfastmuseum.org

First Church in Belfast. On the front lawn with music. 8 Court St, Belfast 7/13/19, 8:00 – 1:00 PM www.firstchurchinbelfast.org

26th Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival

An annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts. 207-596-6055 7/14/19 – 7/15/19 bluesman@midcoast.com www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Stockton Harbor Yacht Club

12 Cape Docks Rd, Stockton Springs, ME 04981 For more information: 207-338-5900 7/17/19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

Caribbean Yard Festival and Steelin’ Thunder Band First Church in Belfast. On the front lawn. 8 Court St, Belfast 7/27/19, 1:00 – 3:00 PM www.firstchurchinbelfast.org


Maine Celtic Celebration

A celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture, and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. Celtic traditional music and dancing on two stages. Saturday a Kilted Canter 5K Road Race through Belfast, “where the pleats meet the streets!” Celtic breed dog at the Dog Parade and Show on Saturday morning and end the day watching fireworks over Belfast Bay. Visit the Artisan Village to see demonstrations of life in medieval Europe. Shout out your Scottish heritage on Sunday morning at the Kirkin’ o the Tartans held at the First Church. Sunday afternoon’s popular highlight is the New World Cheese Roll Championships. Traditional Highland Heavy Games occupy Steamboat Landing all day Sunday. Admission to the Maine Celtic Celebration is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. 207-323-4246 7/19/19 – 7/21/19 info@mainecelticcelebration.com www.mainecelticcelebration.com

AUGUST United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

Maine Crafts Guild Belfast Fine Craft Show

Add to your fine craft collection or shop for unique, handcrafted gifts at our newest juried show. You will find fine craft in wood, metal, fiber, clay, glass and mixed media - all designed and handmade in Maine by our professional artist

members. 18 Spring Street, Belfast, ME 8/16/19 8/17/19, 9 am- 5 pm 8/18/19, 10 am – 4 pm belfast.show@mainecraftsguild.com | mainecraftsguild.com

12th Annual Belfast Harbor Fest

Friday at 5:30, An Evening By The Bay, to benefit Waldo CAP’s Kidney Dialysis Support Program: Saturday, the National Boatbuilding Challenge starts at 11, but also enjoy a blueberry pancake breakfast, 5K road race, the 19th annual Come Boating Rowing Regatta, kid’s activities, live music, BBQ Dinner and more! Sunday, the Cardboard Boat Challenge starts at 10. Prizes in several categories, including Most Spectacular Sinking! 8/16/19, 5:30 - 8pm 8/17/19, 7:30am - 8pm 8/18/19, 10am - 3pm belfastharborfest.com

Habitat for Humanity Lobster Gala

Enjoy a great dinner, award-winning blues, and a cornhole competition on the shore and help raise money to construct homes. Lobster or steak dinner with clams, chips, corn on the cob and homemade pies $25; Hamburger, Veggie Burger, or Hot Dog plates $10. Cornhole: $20/team. Proceeds benefit Habitat Waldo County.  Steamboat Landing, Belfast. 8/18/19, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. www.waldocountyhabitat.org

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: The Residence at Tall Pines 24 Martin Ln, Belfast, ME 04915 For more information: 207-338-5900 8/21/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

SEPTEMBER United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com | www.belfastmarket.com

Passy Pete

Come join us at the Belfast Waterfront Labor Day as the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce presents Passy Pete the Clairvoyant Crustacean. Will Passy predict an early winter or 6 more weeks of summer? 207-338-5900 9/2/19, 10:00 a.m. Belfast Harbor

Fiber College of Maine

This year’s theme: “Crafting Connections”. The largest Fiber Arts education gathering on the East Coast. Classes on everything fiber: knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, fiber preparation, rug hooking, quilting, lace making, wood working and more. Always the week after Labor Day in Searsport Maine...at the beach, amidst the organic gardens and under the stars. 216 West Main Street Searsport, FMI: 207-548-6059 9/4/19 – 9/8/19

Maker’s Market at Fiber College of Maine

Friday is Market Day with $10 spaces from 12:00-6:00 to sell what you make! Entrance is free to the public all day, there will be free demonstrations and live animals, $20 art classes, live music and local food. The evening will be capped off with a beach camp-fire, live music and treats.  (207) 548-6059 9/6/19, 6pm - 8pm  create@fibercollege.org | www.FiberCollege.org

NEW BEGINNINGS JOIN US IN 2019 This year will be the beginning of the third century of worship in our historic sanctuary. Join us as we continue to seek to bring the love and hope of our faith to our community and the world around us. Sunday morning Worship at 10am. March 16th, 5pm - St. Patrick's Day Public Supper April 21st, 6:30am – 11am - Easter Breakfast, Easter Worship Service July 13th, 8am – 1pm - Summer Fair and Strawberry Festival July 21st, 10am - Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service July 27th, 1pm – 3pm - Caribbean Yard Festival and Steelin Thunder Band 8 Court Street, Belfast, ME firstchurchinbelfast.org First Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation. Call 338–2282 for additional details or on Facebook: FirstChurchinBelfastUCC

November 9th, 8am – 1pm - Christmas Fair December 1st, 5pm - Love Light Tree Lighting and Reception December 15th, 10am - Children's Christmas Pageant December 24th, 7pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service December 31st, 5pm to midnight - New Year's By the Bay music venue and New Year's Eve Dinner (5pm-9pm) BELFASTMAINE.ORG

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16th Annual Maine Wienerfest

Maine Wienerfest is a celebration of dachshunds and the people who love them! This event will be held on Sunday September 8th from 11am-3pm at the Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. Learn more by visiting www.mainewienerfest.com or calling 236-8702 9/8/19, 11 a.m.

Old Time Music Campout

Strung Together @ The Shores: Traditional Music, Art and Old Fashioned Good Times. Gees Bend Quilters, Outdoor Cooking, CIder Press, Old Time and Bluegrass Music. Share in song, dance, jams, local food and great melodies from that old time music tradition. Workshops, guided jams and performance stage. Indoor and outdoor jam spaces available.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun this fall, held by the ocean-side at Searsport Shores. Camping and cabins available. FMI: 207-548-6059 9/9/19 - 9/15/19 makersguildmaine.org

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Northport Golf Club 581 Bluff Rd, Northport, ME 04849 For more information: 207-338-5900 9/18/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

6th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 6th annual return of the Chamber Cup Golf Tournament. This fun-filled networking event helps the Chamber provide our business members and the community with the resources they need to grow and develop. 207-338-5900 9/18/19, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Northport Golf Club www.belfastmaine.org

OCTOBER United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

Pickles, Preserves, and Pies Annual Harvest Festival Sale, raffle, and awards for best Pickles, Preserves and Pies Crowning of the awardee at 11 a.m. Photo opts with Mr. Pickle. Benefits Lincolnville Scholarship Fund at Lincolnville Beach. 10/5/19, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/PicklesPreservesAndPies

16th Annual Waldo County Pie & Story Festival

Jennifer Armstrong will bring together story-tellers and musicians, along with a few surprises, to the 16th annual family fun afternoon of music, stories and lots and lots of pie. Admission is free, pies are $1 a slice. At the Belfast Boathouse. Call 322-2265 or 338-6410 10/6/19, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. waldocounty@gmail.com www.facebook.com/WaldoCountyPieandStoryFestival

10th Annual Knitmaine-ia Fashion Show

Celebrate local knit and crochet artists in a vibrant runway show. Admission is $12 adults $6 children under 12. Sponsored by the Women of St. Margaret’s. All proceeds benefit New Hope for Women. 978-325-0045 10/12/19 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. www.knitthecommunity.org

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Private Home Care 375 High St, Belfast, ME 04915 For more information: 338-5900 10/16/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

The 15th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival

Literary showcase, short film and video art festival, variety show, art exhibit, workshops, and panel discussion at various venues around Belfast. Friday evening, Saturday all day (10am-10pm) 10/18/19 – 10/19/19 belfastpoetry@gmail.com | www.belfastpoetry.com

NOVEMBER United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce 59th Annual Awards Dinner

Come see Chamber members awarded for milestone accomplishments by the community. Enjoy great food & drink in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Members and non-members welcome! Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center. 67 Atlantic Hwy, Northport, ME 04849 207-338-5900 for tickets and information. 11/8/19, 5:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

Christmas Fair

First Church in Belfast 8 Court St, Belfast 11/9/19, 8 AM– 1 PM www.firstchurchinbelfast.org

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Rollie’s/Shrine Club 20 Northport Ave, Belfast, Maine. For more information call: 207 -338-5900 11/13/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. www.belfastmaine.org

Thanksgiving at Point Lookout

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Summit. Call for reservations 207-789-2000 11/28/19, Seating times from 11:00am-3:00pm. visitpointlookout.com

DECEMBER United Farmers Market of Maine

Maine’s largest farmers market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans. Communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 Spring Street (1 block from Main St) Open year round every Saturday 9am to 2pm 207-218-7005 office@belfastmarket.com www.belfastmarket.com

Handmade

Annual affordable alternative art + craft sale. Our curated, highly popular arts and craft extravaganza. We display new work from over 100 contemporary crafters and artists, perfect for gift giving and receiving. 207-338-2222 12/1 – 12/23/19 info@waterfallarts.org www.waterfallarts.org

Belfast, ME 04915 207-338-5800 cornerspringmontessori.com • Montessori-based education • Ages 1.5 - 12 years • Toddler and preschool programs with flexible schedules • Full-day kindergarten and elementary • Before and after school care • Summer camp

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Holiday Art Walks

Live Street Performers and open galleries Downtown Belfast, Maine 12/6/19 www.belfastcreativecoalition.org

Belfast Early Bird Sale

Deep discounts downtown and beyond at this annual holiday shopping event. 207-218-1158 12/7/19, 6:00 a.m. - 9: 00 a.m.

Belfast Christmas Tree lighting

Visit with Santa and enjoy carols, cookies and cocoa as we light the city tree for the holidays. 207-218-1158 12/7/19 around 4 p.m.

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Holidays on the Harbor

Join the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce in kicking off the holiday season. Witness Santa arrive by boat in the harbor and join him for children’s games, activities and music the Boathouse. Children young and old will have an opportunity to receive a special treat from Santa. Bring your cameras and your sweet tooth! For more information call 207-338-590. 12/7/19 www.belfastmaine.org

Community Holiday Concert

Belfast Area High School Band performing in the Boathouse 12/7/19, 2PM

2019 Chamber Business After Hours: Camden National Bank For more information call: 207 -338-5900 156 Main Street, Belfast, Maine. 12/11/19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Menorah Lighting 12/22/19

23rd Annual New Year’s By the Bay

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! Celebration with events all around town. Music, dancing, magic, food, and more in a family-friendly, chem-free environment. March to the Bonfire by the Bay with accompaniment by the Drum and Rabble Corps. Purchase a button for entry to all events. Adults $20, Youth $5, under 5 FREE. (price subject to change). Join us in this favorite local event to ring out the old year and bring in the new. 207-323-1748 12/31/19, 3:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. www.nybb.org

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Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville mainewine.com DID YOU KNOW? The vineyard is only four miles from Penobscot Bay, and the grapes have to be covered in netting to protect them from moose, deer and other hungry neighbors. Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street, Belfast chasesdaily.me DID YOU KNOW? This busy restaurant loads up a truck on its own farm in Freedom every morning to get the food to the kitchen, bringing new meaning to “farm-to-table.” Daisy Chain Farm, 102 Tufts Road, Belfast daisychainfarm.com DID YOU KNOW? Daisy Beal and her husband Angus are ably helped out on their organic berry farm by both of their parents and an aunt! Ducktrap River of Maine, 57 Little River Drive, Belfast ducktrap.com PHOTO: RACHEL EPPERLY

Our region has long been known for its wealth of small farms, and that picture is only getting brighter. A 2012 agriculture census showed Waldo County’s number of farms up by nearly 50% from 2007 to 2012: there are over 600 farms on record here! And with over 130,000 acres of our rich soil currently owned by farmers, that means that almost a third of the land you walk on here is farmland. The Belfast Chamber of Commerce is proud to have many farms among its members. Meet some of them below: Blue Alpaca Ranch, 18 Poors Mill Road, Belfast mkt.com/the-blue-alpaca-ranch-and-store DID YOU KNOW? This business maintains a retail outpost along the Belfast Harborwalk (and a seasonal one at the Maine Mall), but the alpacas themselves only hang out on the ranch! Bradstreet Farm, 1640 Route 3, Palermo onbradstreetfarm.com DID YOU KNOW? The acres that this maple syrup, herb, poultry and vegetable farm sit on have been in the Bradstreet family for seven generations, since 1799.

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Toddy Pond Farm, 174 Carver Road, Monroe toddypondfarm.com DID YOU KNOW? In addition to an exquisite on-site farmstand selling veggies, yogurt, beef and other products, Greg and Heide host a farm camp every summer for kids and offer a cottage rentable by the night. Are you a farmer not yet listed here? Call Steve Ryan, Executive Director of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-338-5900—he’s very excited to help promote our local agriculture and would love to talk to you!

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BELFAST HARBOR FEST AUGUST 16 -18, 2019

The National Boatbuilding Challenge is the centerpiece of the Belfast Harbor Fest. This 12th Annual Harbor Fest will be the second year that the World Championship will be contested in Belfast as part of the competition. Local builders Cody Keith and Bruno Borzino, of K Construction won the Championship in Georgetown, SC in October 2017, bringing the Championship contest home to Belfast, where they repeated as World Champions again last August.

5K “Bug” Run at 8:30, & Exhibits and Vendors at 9. The National Boatbuilding Challenge begins at 11am with builders (two-person teams) having four hours to build a 12 foot Passy Skiff, which is then judged for quality. At 4pm, a relay race completes the contest. Prizes are awarded at Saturday’s BBQ Awards Banquet which follows the boat races.

Harbor Fest starts on Friday evening with An Evening by The Bay; a Rotary sponsored event to benefit Waldo CAP’s program to provide transportation for local Kidney Dialysis patients. This event features both Live and Silent Auctions of Artworks, Crafts and other valuable items donated by Belfast’s best artists, artisans and generous citizens. Food tastings are featured from local restaurants and our bar is catered by Front Street Pub. Of special note, this year’s auction will be highlighted by the original painting featured in our 2019 Harbor Fest poster, painted by this year’s featured artist, Susan Tobey White.

Family Fun includes a bounce house, marine touch tank, knot tying, face painting, a rain gutter regatta and of special note, a Touch-a-Truck event featuring all types of fun vehicles to explore. Enjoy music from 10 to 4. Also featured is our Classic Boat Show, both on land and on the water. Some boats will even be offering free sails on the Bay. Throughout the weekend local craftsmen and other vendors display their wares and several food merchants help keep our visitors well fed. At 3pm Saturday, Belfast Parks and Rec is sponsoring a Puppet Show featuring the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers. This is fun for the whole family and has been a standing room only show for years.

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At Noon Saturday, Belfast’s Come Boating! will stage their 19th Annual

Regatta, a four-mile rowing race into the Bay and back along the Coastline to the finish at Steamboat Landing. There will be a preliminary youth race at 10:45 am. The club also offers free community rows Sunday afternoon in their Cornish Gigs. Sunday starts with the famous Cardboard Boat Races. Come early to choose your favorite entry. Prizes are awarded in multiple classes. At noon, Waldo County’s Habitat for Humanity holds its fundraising Lobster Gala featuring your choice of lobster, steak, hamburgers or hot dogs. Music is provided by the award-winning Juke Rockets. Belfast Rotary, now in its 93rd year is presenting the Belfast Harbor Fest for the 10th time, thanks to our great sponsors and the thousands of visitors who attend each year. All proceeds from our Rotary events are used to benefit local charities, families and student scholarships, contributing nearly $100,000 annually. Belfast Harbor Fest is Rotary’s commitment to celebrate and honor Belfast’s Maritime tradition and at the same time raise money to assist our charitable giving. For additional information, please visit belfastharborfest.com. ADVERTISEMENT

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Chic and Cool in the Country: UPSCALE FINDS DOWN-HOME BY MARCIA HEATH

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aldo County—with its small farms and busy harbor— evokes a raw natural beauty that’s matched by the rugged individualism of the people who live and work here. Sure, we appreciate the finer things in life, but not necessarily in ways that follow current trends in conspicuous consumption. Around these parts, a sturdy canvas tote carries as much status—if not more—than a Gucci bag, and in our shops and homes, well-priced luxury items sit on shelves next to everyday essentials. Given the Belfast area’s current hip caché, it may or may not be surprising how many premium goods and services are packed into this region. For this

round-up, we looked for exceptional service, exclusive wares—and a differentiating “cool factor.” It’s so nice when you don’t have to trek to a big city for bohemian glam, artist-made treasures or a dose of spa pampering.

Dress Yourself Worried your old-faithful wardrobe isn’t cutting it? Make Belfast your port of call for a rejuvenating update, and start with the fundamentals. At City Drawers, undergarments play the star role, and they’re available in an accommodating range of sizes, styles and prices. This pretty boutique on Main Street in Belfast gets raves for its bra fittings, no appointment necessary. The fittings are free, fun and oh so uplifting.

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For a walk on the dapper side, City Drawers’ companion store, Man on Main, is right next door. You can choose from the shop’s selection of casual menswear or design your own shirt or tux from the collar down to the cuffs. Made-to-measure orders are guaranteed to fit, at the same prices you’d find for off-the-rack fashion from the mall. Just across Main Street is Katwalk, an au courant boutique that caters to hip, young (and not-so-young) fashionistas. Style tip: Check out Judy P’s made-inthe-USA designer dresses and tops. They layer well, never need ironing and flatter the figure. If you can’t find what you want on a hanger, Katwalk’s stylish staff will guide you in choosing from the 18 styles, 30+ colors and extended sizes available from Judy P by special order.

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If you love scoring a one-of-a-kind statement, check out Justine Consignment Boutique, also on Main Street. The shop’s owner, Haley Merchant, took over the store last year, and stocks an ever-changing selection of carefully selected shoes and boots, gently-used garb, scarves, jewelry and special-occasion wear. Says Haley, a metalsmith and jewelry designer, “I’m drawn to natural fibers—silk, wool, linen, leather, cashmere—and ethically-made clothing that tells a personal story.” Her coterie of consignors range in age from 15 to 80 years old, and the racks often contain stunning vintage pieces and designer labels one rarely finds in Maine. Just steps away, Sonya’s Skin Care & Nails blends an uptown ambiance with a welcoming vibe that starts with

Sonya herself. The spa’s owner loves roughing it outdoors with her family, but her abiding passion is “making people feel special and pampered.” She says, “there’s no reason a facial treatment can’t be affordable.” Check out Sonya’s full menu of spa services (waxing is a specialty) and her top-notch brands of skincare and makeup. The spa carries natural cosmetics from Jane Iredale and OSEA, a seaweed-infused line of natural skincare that’s organic, non-toxic and never tested on animals. Hint: The spa is generous with samples. New glasses can transform your “look”—for better or for worse depending on the frames you select. “Fitting eyewear is an art,” says Dr. Amy Marnecheck, optometrist-owner of Seebreeze Family Eyewear, Belfast’s


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only full-time optical shop. “Your personal style, vision and comfort all come into play.” Her experienced staff can help you fine-tune your choices for a perfect fit. Seebreeze offers a nice selection of frames, from value lines to designer brands with a conscience. If you buy an Eco frame, for example, the California-based parent company will plant a tree. (So far, that’s 1.5 million trees and counting.)

Dress Your Home In defiance of the trend toward mass-produced lookalikes, our region offers a bounty of artisan-crafted decor and rare goods for the home. At Belfast Bay Shade Co., on the top floor of the Belfast post office, Dina Petrillo is attracting international attention for her hand-printed kobo and linen

lampshades. A printmaker and sculptor, Dina celebrates the area’s beauty by incorporating natural motifs—growth rings of a tree, tiny ridges on a leaf, coastal and autumnal hues—into the block prints that enliven her lampshades, linens, pillows and floor cloths. Belfast Bay Shade welcomes at-home consults and custom projects of all types. In his wooded Montville workshop, Stuart Loten of Loten Art Lighting uses an intricate silk-painting technique to create his free-flowing, botanically inspired silk shades; the lamp bases he welds from steel. To keep up with demand, Stuart recently expanded his signature collection of multi-tiered chandeliers and introduced a new line of hand-painted silk scarves. Visit his new on-site retail gallery space for an illuminating (!) tour of his latest creations.

Located south of Belfast on Route 1, the traditional American furniture maker Windsor Chairmakers draws visitors from around the world to its historic five-acre homestead. The original old barn now serves as a workshop where you can watch the crew handcraft custom chairs, dining tables, beds, buffets, desks and benches. Explore—or buy—furnishings based on authentic Shaker styles in the circa 1800 farmhouse, now a showcase. Tip: The ever-accommodating staff will loan you sample boards so that you can try out different woods and finishes in your own home before purchase. Perry’s Home Furnishings & Design, on Belmont Avenue/Route 3 just outside downtown Belfast, is another mecca for furniture seekers. Inside the Perry family’s handsomely converted

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Belfast Bay Shade Co. belfastbayshadecompany.com

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Katwalk timber-frame barn, you’ll discover three floors worth of name-brand furnishings. “Buying furniture can be intimidating,” says Kimberly Perry who manages the family’s 40-year-old business. “Our goal is to make it easy, and we work with anyone’s budget.” Kimberly recently introduced a 3D-rendering service that helps you visualize how different furniture choices will look in your own home. This personalized service is free—and a first in the state of Maine. If you’re someone who might swoon over a late-Victorian Purple Martin birdhouse or a Tiger Maple highboy, Pumpkin Patch Antiques on Route 1 in Searsport is your kind of place. Proprietor Phyllis Sommer brings a fine curatorial eye to her collection of period pieces from the 18th- through the early 20th-century. In 2018, Pumpkin

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Patch opened a new combined gallery and shop specializing in American folk art, trade signs, decoys and weather vanes. Look for the American Antiques and Folk Art sign out front. Back by the turn off Route 1 to Belfast, Kendrick’s Antiques is a friendly, well-priced shop that specializes in solid but beautiful pieces that will give any room a sense of authentic New England history and charm. Try this sampling of upscale destinations and let us know what other fabulous finds you discover. It’s wonderful to know that you can spend your time in Waldo County and still feel sophisticated and indulged—without spending a fortune.

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Kendrick’s Antiques maineantiques.org/directory. html?maDeC=101

Loten Art Lighting lotenartlighting.com

Man on Main manonmain.com

Perry’s Home Furnishings & Design phfd.co

Pumpkin Patch Antiques pumpkinpatchantiquesmaine.com

Seebreeze Family Eyewear seebreezefamilyeyecare.com

Sonya’s Skin Care & Nails sonyasskincare.com

Windsor Chairmakers windsorchair.com


Body Focused Designs

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BELFAST FINE CRAFT SHOW August 16,17 & 18, 2019 Friday, 5pm-8pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, 10am-4pm

MAINELY POTTERY United Farmers Market Event Center, 18 Spring Street, Belfast belfast.show@mainecraftsguild.com | mainecraftsguild.com

Potter at work and works of 28 Maine potters Open daily on Route 1 East Belfast

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he energy of creative minds and spirits is palpable in Belfast, from the ornamental architectural elements of the 1900s adorning buildings and storefronts to the reflective blue waters of Belfast Bay where working fishing boats, “fitted-out” yachts and masted schooners tug impatiently at their moorings, awaiting their next venture out to sea.

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Perhaps this is why Belfast has become a magnet for imaginative and inventive souls, and why so many artists, studios, and fine art galleries now call this place home. While some downtown galleries have been fixtures here for decades, new artists and galleries are popping up all the time—a sure sign of the health and vitality of Belfast’s creative community. The perfect city for walking, a self-guided gallery tour is a great way to spend the day and get to know this place better. Begin at the very end of Main Street near the harbor, and taking a right, find Gail Savitz’ Front Street Pottery. If you are looking for a special wedding gift, check out Gail’s decorative porcelain eggs and whimsical anthropomorphic garden sculptures. Need something more functional? Gail’s work also includes teapots, vases and other ready-touse pieces. Back on Main Street, stop by the Chamber of Commerce Office located at 14 Main Street (the Consumers Fuel Co. building) for a warm welcome and a handy street map. Then head down a pathway adjacent to their office to the charming, rustic Finch Gallery. Owner Jerri Finch, Belfast resident and artist for 35 years, opened her cheery gallery in 2015. Her oil paintings are beautifully bold in subject, brush strokes and color. Continuing up Main Street to High Street, turn left and look for Local Color. The cooperative gallery, which just opened in May 2018, promotes 15 Midcoast artists working in a variety of styles and mediums, with exhibits rotating monthly. Back at the corner of High and Main Streets is the Parent Gallery. In its 17th year, the space features Neal Parent’s striking black and white photographs, capturing the essence

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Opened in 2017, the Belfast Clay Studio’s workshops, kids’ classes and independent studio hours allow you to experiment in ceramics and pottery. Just up the road on High Street at Waterfall Arts, a full schedule of instruction and events give everyone the chance at hands-on art practice in a re-purposed 1935 elementary school.

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of the Maine coast and its people. The gallery also features pastels and oil paintings by Joanne Parent, stainless steel sculptures by Keith Maynard, hand blown glass by David Jacobson and finely crafted jewelry by Dan Bennett. It’s a great place to do some early holiday shopping for a loved one.

A few steps up Main Street keep your eye peeled for a metal tent sign on the sidewalk, the indicator that Susan Cooney’s Fine Art Studio is open. Go up the stairs to the second floor and you’ll likely find Susan at work creating her detailed graphite drawings of the Maine coast. Using photos as reference, she meticulously recreates intricate imagery with each careful stroke of the pencil: some of her larger pieces take 300 hours or more to complete. At the top of Main Street, take a right on Church Street to find Susan Tobey White’s studio. A relatively new addition to the scene, the working studio is the focal point of this space, with easels, paints and work in progress everywhere you turn. The walls of Susan’s studio and gallery are brimming with lively acrylics, many of which feature colorful figures enjoying music, dance and conversation.

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Just a few doors up is The Belfast Framer, another longstanding business and home to the Betts Gallery. A small gem of a space, it focuses on innovative local artists, rotating shows every five to six weeks. From there, follow the aroma of fresh bread baking to Chase’s Daily and the Perimeter Gallery where, for 18 years, the Chase family’s farmto-table restaurant has been delighting customers with vegetarian food and an indoor market. The rustic brick walls of this soaring two-story space serve as the aptly named Perimeter Gallery, with edgy contemporary work by both Maine artists and those “from away” adorning the walls. Once you’ve grabbed a fresh pastry and coffee, head across Main Street to the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, which celebrates the “culture” in agriculture, with excellent, world-class works of ecologically-minded art.

Finally, don’t miss Belfast’s Fourth Friday Art Walks, May through September plus a special holiday edition in December. They’re an excellent way to get to know the city’s cultural essence, with doors open late, live music, street performances, refreshments and the chance to chat with the artists. There is no better way to immerse yourself in Belfast’s art scene.

E X P LO R E Other Studios & Galleries to Explore in Waldo County Go on an art adventure! There are many more places to encounter new visions and perspectives all around the region. Many of these places are open by appointment, so call ahead or check online before you head out. Belfast Free Library’s Barbara Kramer Gallery, Belfast belfastlibrary.org

David Estey Studio, Belfast davidestey.com

David Jacobson Glass, Montville davidjacobsonglass.com

Deborah Flood Studio, Belfast debfloodart.com

Dianne Horton Fine Art, Swanville diannehorton.com

Freedom Makers Studio, Freedom freedommakersstudio.com

Jon Bryer Art, Jackson jonbyrer.com

Narrows Art Gallery Landmesser Paintings, Stockton Springs landmesserfineart.com

Small Space Gallery, Liberty facebook.com/Belfast.ME

UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Art Gallery, Belfast hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/home/ fernald-gallery

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THE CROSBY CENTER

Belfast has long been one of Maine’s cultural gems, and with the newly reopened Crosby Center, the town now has a much-needed larger downtown venue for concerts, theater and more.

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Built in 1923 as a school, the historic brick building later saw use as the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped. Most recently, in 2016, the site was reborn as a thriving event center with multi-use spaces. With a year-round schedule, the stage now hosts everyone from community theater, local dance performances, beloved Maine musicians to nationally renowned acts. In addition to the 450-seat main theater space, there is also a smaller, 100seat theater; conference rooms; and a commercial kitchen. All are available to rent to the public for meetings, weddings, festivals and more. Space permitting, overnight guests can be accommodated in the residential spaces upstairs, which offer a mix of privacy

and community, just a block from all that Belfast has to offer. All the Crosby Center spaces are ADA-compliant. The Crosby Center is here to support the performing arts scene of Belfast and the surrounding communities. Stop by or check out our schedule online to see what’s happening—or contact us to let us know how we can help you make something happen!

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picnic is, by definition, a carpe diem kind of affair: it works best with a certain amount of spontaneity. And when you live in a place where the weather is cold, rainy or buggy much of the year, you learn to carpe the heck out of the rare sunny diems you get. Herewith, a guide to making the most of precious picnic-perfect days in the Midcoast. First, you’ll need a basket: a nice, sturdy basket made of natural materials and big enough to hold a family-sized feast. Fortunately for you, Maine is the perfect place to find one. The People of the First Light—the Wabanaki tribes—have long held basketmaking as one of their premier arts, and thanks to the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, this traditional craft is enjoying a resurgence, taught by traditional apprenticeship to the younger people of the tribes. Their artistry can be found at the website of the Wabanaki Marketplace, among other places. At the Belfast Farmers Market, look for the Hubbard Brook Farm & Baskets booth for more handwoven options—plus some yummy local breads, jams, chicken salad and other goodies to fill it with. Find hand-crafted cutlery and napkins at Conklin’s Maine Mercantile, so that your picnic basket goods can also become heirlooms.

alongside fine wines, luxury chocolate bars and imported olives. Or stop by Eat More Cheese for sumptuous gourmet dairy, a bit of pate and a jar of wholegrain mustard; then drop in at Chase’s Daily next door for a fresh-baked crown loaf on which to spread your soft brie. If, however, you are hoping to feed a horde of hungry teens, you may want to order a bunch of hearty take-out wraps at Bay Wrap. With exotic and delicious combinations such as the spicy pulled-pork Carnitas Way, the curry peanut and chicken To Thai For or the veggie chili Texans Nightmare, you can be sure no one will go hungry, and all are securely tucked into foil blankets for safe transport. But if you are planning a big family reunion kind of picnic, maybe you’ll do best to place a to-go order from Bell the Cat. The recently relocated locals’ favorite has something for everyone, and specializes in perfect sandwiches on locally baked Borealis bread. Their menu includes everything from the most scrumptious turkey-bacon melt you’ll ever eat to a classic Reuben to PB&J for the kiddos, plus tempting jars full of classic cookies and lots of icy drinks in the cooler.

Next, you’ll need provisions. Assuming you haven’t stocked up completely at the Friday Belfast Farmers Market or the Saturday United Farmers Market in town—both of which offer a gorgeous array of seasonal produce, cured meats, cookies and other picnic-ready items— you’ll want to venture elsewhere. Below are some ideas to get you started.

If by chance, after all these stops, you are still missing that one specific treat for your basket—be it guacamole or smoked salmon, a pint of berries or a bottle of Chardonnay—they will have it at the Belfast Co-op. Be sure to check out the deli case, which often carries ready-to-eat salads, chicken and other delicacies that can be easily packed up and handed over.

Is your picnic going to be of the high-end, grown-up, maybe-I’ll-pop-the-question variety? If so, Dot’s near Lincolnville Beach may be the place for you, where mouth-watering sandwiches, quiches and grain salads are artfully displayed

Now all you need is a place to picnic. And it couldn’t be easier to find one: Waldo County is loaded with beautiful al fresco options. From town parks to secluded backwoods spots, this area is rich in pastoral splendor.

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E X P LO R E Bay Wrap, Belfast thebaywrap.com

Belfast Commons, Belfast cityofbelfast.org/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Belfast-Common-2

Belfast Co-op, Belfast belfast.coop

Bell the Cat, Belfast bellthecatinc.com

Belfast Farmers Market, Belfast belfastfarmersmarket.org PHOTOS: RACHEL EPPERLY

Come Boating, Belfast comeboating.org

Conklin’s Maine Mercantile, Belfast conklinsmainemercantile.com

Dot’s, Lincolnville Beach dotsinmaine.com

Eat More Cheese, Belfast eatmorecheese.me

Fort Knox, Prospect fortknoxmaine.com

Fort Point Light, Stockton Springs mainetourism.com/listing/ fort-point-light/2162

Lake St. George, Liberty maine.gov/dacf/parks/trail_activities/ lakestgeorge_trail_conditions.shtml

Some of our favorites? If you're looking for lovely and well-maintained parks, spread your blanket out on the little beach at Swan Lake State Park in Frankfort—or at peaceful Mosman Park in Searsport, complete with playground and water views. Historic Fort Knox in Prospect allows you to pair your slice of pie with a tour of the fascinating grounds and the nearby Penobscot Narrows Observatory. You’ll likely have the place to yourself at the picnic tables tucked away by the Fort Point Light in Stockton Springs. For those who feel they have to earn the rewards in their baskets, walk the serene trails of Sears Island to find your own little cove or bit of grass where you can settle in and watch for birds. Or spend an hour on the water with

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Come Boating, Belfast’s all-volunteer and free-to-the-public community rowing organization, and take it easy after you’re back on land at Belfast Commons, more often known as “Chicken Hill.” If you plan to organize a whole day around your picnic, make it a great one at Lake St. George in Liberty, where you can grill, swim and paddleboat to your heart’s content.

Sears Island, Searsport friendsofsearsisland.org

Swan Lake State Park, Frankfort maine.gov/dacf/parksearch/ PropertyGuides/PDF_GUIDE/ SwanLake.pdf

United Farmers Market, Belfast belfastmarket.com

Wabanaki Marketplace, Orono Wabanakimarketplace.com

Whether the picnic of your dreams is a relaxing, low-key affair or an allday, action-packed excursion, there’s no better way to capitalize on the combination of first-rate nature and nourishment available in Waldo County. So put your basket by the door and be ready to head out as soon as Mother Nature cooperates!


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STOCKTON SPRINGS MARGARITA, THE HICHBORN Start with a tequila beloved by Latino kitchen staff. Add top-shelf triple sec, kick things up a notch with locally grown chiles and drop in wild blueberries pickled on site in rice vinegar. It’s a sweet-salty-sour mix that also describes the vibe at this accessibly glamorous farm-totable restaurant: smooth, but with an elegant edge. As co-owner and chef Charlie Zorich says, “Our goal is to keep one foot in the past, acknowledging the rich history of this place, and one foot in the future, with modern takes on design, food and drink.”


MEANWHILE IN BELFAST AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZA

Meanwhile in Belfast serves authentic Neapolitan pizza, certified by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana. Meanwhile strives to offer a farm-totable experience, with fresh salads, house-made pasta, wood-fired burgers, oysters and crudo, as well as daily specials. The menu changes according to season. Aside from what is imported from Italy, most ingredients are local and MOFGA-certified or organic, including fish and meat. Certified Master Neapolitan Pizza Chef Alessandro Scelsi was born and raised in Italy and has 15+ years experience as a pizza chef, garnered all over the world. He moved to Belfast in November 2014 to open Meanwhile, using his wood fire cooking knowledge and expertise to create a genuine food and culture experience.

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Alessandro loves to bring history to the table: Meanwhile’s food is inspired by the micro-regional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine he grew up eating. He is proud to share these delights with his new neighbors. Meanwhile’s mission is always to serve fresh, simple and healthy food.

House at 2 Cross Street (entrance is from the back of the building), adjacent to downtown shops and the Harbor Walk. Meanwhile is a cozy restaurant with an open kitchen and outdoor patio seating facing the bay. The patio is pet-friendly, too!

Meanwhile also has an innovative and extensive signature cocktail program, a carefully curated Italian wine list representing most of the major regions, and a selection of champagne and highly rated European and local beers.

2 Cross Street, Belfast ME 207-218-1288 meanwhile-in-belfast.com facebook.com/meanwhileinbelfastmaine instagram@meanwhileinbelfastmaine

Located in the heart of downtown Belfast, the restaurant is on the lower level of the historic Ocean

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Enjoy tastings of award-winning wines, winery tours, food-sampling events, and boutique gifts. Open daily May - Oct. Call for off season times. 2 locations Lincolnville and Portland.

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Locally made, hand-dipped chocolates. Vast selection of Jelly Belly’s. Old Fashioned soda fountain featuring Round Top ice cream. Come enjoy a nostalgic treat and re-visit your ‘’sweetest’’ childhood memories.

Wild Cow Creamery 31 B Front Street, Belfast 207-200-7047 sarah@willdcowcreamery.com facebook.com/wildcowcreamery

HOURS: Tue - Sun, 8am - 4pm

Weavers Roadside Variety 1386 Waterville Road, Waldo 207-342-5697

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The Red Barn Baking Company 2060 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville 207-230-1272 theredbarnmarketplace.com

Chocolate Drop Candy Shop and Dave’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain 35 Lower Main St., Belfast 207-338-0566 belfastcandy@gmail.com Facebook/Chocolate Drop Candy Shop

Lunch, Dinner *Featuring our Chicken Strip Baskets, Burgers & Blizzards. Daily Lunch Specials. We have your special occasions covered with our Cakes, Candles, Novelties & Gift Cards.

HOURS: Call Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Chase’s Daily 96 Main Street, Belfast 207-338-0555 chasesdaily@fairpoint.net chasesdaily.me

Cellardoor Winery 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville 207-763 4478 info@mainewine.com mainewine.com

Bell The Cat 15 Belmont Ave., Belfast 207-338-2084 bellthecatinc@gmail.com bellthecatinc.com

BAKERIES, ICE CREAM, SPECIALTY Belfast Dairy Queen 23 Belmont Ave., Belfast 207-338-2352 belfastdqcakes@gmail.com facebook.com/belfastmainedq

HOURS: See Facebook Enjoy handcrafted all-natural ice cream on the Belfast Harbor Walk! Find scratch-made hot fudge, hand-rolled waffle cones, coffee, floats and milkshakes under the purple awning.

HOURS: 7:30am - 8pm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The Cafe provides a relaxed atmosphere for eating and socializing in a gallery environment which features local artists.

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Belfast Farmers’ Market Waterfall Arts (Summer); Aubuchon Greenhouse (Winter), Belfast 207-322-0651 belfastfarmersmarket.org

Belfast Coop 123 High Street, Belfast 207-338-2532 info@belfast.coop belfast.coop

CO-OPS, MARKETS

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Your kind of place on a good day, or bad day, and every day between

207-338-4502 37 Main Street, Belfast rolliesmaine.com | rolliesremotecatering.com

Hands-on sailing experiences out of Belfast Harbor

HOURS: Mon. - Sat., 5am - 9pm Sun. 7am - 9pm Open ALL Holidays

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Morrill General Store 5 North Main Street, Morrill 207-338-5236 belfastvariety.com

HOURS: 10am - 6pm Daily Sun. 10am - 5pm

Marsh River Cooperative 5 Veterans Highway, Brooks 207-722-3053 marshriverordering@gmail.com marshrivercoop.org

We offer natural meats: no antibiotics, no hormones, mostly grass fed. We have a selection of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, and rabbit. Stop by at the store or pre-order and get everything cut and packaged your way. HOURS: 7am - 7pm

Lincolnville General Store 269 Maine Street, Lincolnville 207-763-4411 lincolnvillegeneralstore@gmail.com lincolnvillegeneral.com

CO-OPS, MARKETS (CONTINUED) Goose River Farm & Meat Store 29 A Belmont Ave., Belfast 207-338-2422 boynton@gooseriverfarm.com gooseriverfarm.com

Dockside Family Restaurant 30 Main St., Belfast 207-338-6889 facebook.com/Dockside-FamilyRestaurant-247048780462

HOURS: 11am - 9pm Lunch, Dinner

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The Hichborn 10 Church Street, Stockton Springs thehichborn@gmail.com thehichborn.com

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Harborwalk Restaurant 37 Front Street, Belfast 207-338-0488 info@frontstreetpub.com facebook.com/HarborwalkRestaurant-452509714916664

Front Street Pub 37B Front Street, Belfast 207-338-8900 frontstreetpub.com

HOURS: Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6pm Sat. 9am - 5pm, Closed Sunday Breakfast, Lunch

HOURS: 11am - 8pm Lunch, Dinner

Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House 52 Main St., Belfast 207-338-4565 delvinos.com

Darby’s Restaurant 155 High Street, Belfast 207-338-2339 darbysrestaurant.com

Bay Wrap 20 Beaver Street, Belfast 207-338-9757 charlie@baywrap.com, baywrap.com

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HOURS: 11am - 12am Lunch, Dinner

HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 11am - 8pm Fri: 11am - 9pm Sat. and Sun. 8am - 8pm Lunch, Dinner HOURS: 5:00 – 9:00 Thursday – Sunday by Reservation Brunch, Dinner THE HICHBORN is a 24 seat, modern American restaurant cooking through the seasons with fresh ingredients provided by regional farms, fishers and foragers. We are located at the historic N. G. Hichborn house in Stockton Springs, Maine. The atmosphere is casual elegance with a modern vibe.

Learn to sail on 3- or 6-day inclusive adventures featuring comfortable lodging and delicious meals on board ACTRESS, a traditional wooden vessel.

BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE

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Swanville, Maine www.jodyjohnstonepottery.com (207) 338-5314

HOURS: 11am - 1am Lunch, Dinner Come join us at Rollie’s for our ever changing daily specials. Stop in for our soup and sandwich or the other daily lunch specials. Try the chowder; its made fresh right here. Weekly dinner specials.

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HOURS: 5pm - 9pm Dinner

HOURS: Mon, Wed - Fri 4pm - close Sat, Sun 11:30am - close Lunch, Dinner

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Lunch, Dinner

Young’s Lobster Pound 2 Fairview Street, Belfast 207-338-1160

Whales Tooth Pub 2531 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville 207-789-5200 whalestoothpub.com

Wasses Hot Dogs 1 Belmont Ave., Belfast 207-338-6431

Follow us to discover the many hidden gems that will make your visit to Maine unforgettable.

HOURS: Mon - Sat 11am - 4pm

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Vinolio 74 Main Street, Belfast 207-338-8466 vinolio.com

Rollie’s Bar & Grill 37 Main St., Belfast 207-338-4502 info@rollies.me rollies.me

The MidCoast is alive with amazing local food, outdoor adventures, renowned museums, and cozy places to stay.

HOURS: 6am - 8pm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Ridgetop Restaurant 6 Ridge Road N., Knox 207-568-3696 walkon@uninets.net facebook.com/pages/Ridge-TopDiner/196379073826789

HOURS: 11am - 10pm Lunch, Dinner

HOURS: 4pm - 9pm Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Ondine Oyster + Wine Bar 108 Main St., Belfast 207-338-3318 info@ondinebelfast.com ondinebelfast.com

Ocean’s Edge Restaurant 159 Searsport Avenue, Belfast 207-338-2090 barryasalone@gmail.com

HOURS: 11:30am - 9:30pm Lunch, Dinner

HOURS: 5pm - 9pm Dinner

Neighborhood 132 High St., Belfast 207-505-0425 neighborhoodbelfast@gmail.com facebook.com/Neighborhood04915

Nautilus Seafood & Grill 3 Main St., Belfast 207-218-4218 nautilusseafoodandgrill.com

Meanwhile in Belfast 2 Cross Street, Belfast 207-218-1288 meanwhile-in-belfast.com

HOURS: See website Lunch, Dinner

HOURS: 7am - 9pm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mammie’s Country Kitchen 215 Depot St., Unity 207-948-1515 walkon@uninets.net facebook.com/pages/ Mammies/206692009857256

RESTAURANTS (CONTINUED) La Mesa Eatery & Cantina 205 W Main Street, Liberty 207-589-6372 lamesacantina.com

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Youngtown Inn & Restaurant 581 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville 800-291-8438 youngtowninn.com

Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Continental Breakfast

Victorian By The Sea 33 Sea View Drive, Lincolnville 207-236-3785 victorianbythesea.com

$149 - $350

The Nightfall Inn 31 Searsport Ave., Belfast 207-231-2317 thenightfallinn.com

$189 - $229

The Lodge at Camden Hills 186 Belfast Road, Camden 207-236-8478 thelodgeatcamdenhills.com

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Spouter Inn Bed and Breakfast 2506 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville 207-789-5171 innkeepers@spouterinnbnb.com, spouterinnbnb.com

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The Jeweled Turret Inn 40 Pearl Street, Belfast 207-338-2304 info@jeweledturret.com, jeweledturret.com

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Inn at Sunrise Point 55 Sunrise Point Road, Lincolnville 207-236-7716

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Alden House Inn 63 Church St., Belfast 207-218-1110 thealdenhouse.com

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Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Water Views Your Link to a Wonderful Maine Vacation Cottage Rental. Bayside is a 19th century Victorian cottage community in the heart of Mid Coast Maine. Weekly stays from May to October.

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Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Water Views, Continental Breakfast Boutique Hotel in beautifully restored historic downtown building located on Main Street, surrounded by quaint shops, fabulous galleries, restaurants, and steps to the waterfront at the town pier.

Nonsmoking Entire Facility Second story apartment with 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchen, living room, and private deck. Great Belfast location. Walk to the shore, park or downtown.

$99 - $179 $625 - $1975 $85 - $190 $650 week $228 - $398

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Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Full Breakfast All the charm of a B & B without the cost! Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro offers seasonal cottages (with kitchens) and motel lodging, breakfast and lunch specials, events and programs for guests and the community.

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Water Views

Chez Seeger 139 Union St., Belfast 207-323-5248 alice@chezseeger.com chezseeger.com

$160 - $200 (2 night min)

Belfast Bay Inn 72 Main St., Belfast 207-338-5600 info@belfastbayinn.com, belfastbayinn.com

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Belfast 1890 House 31 Franklin Street, Belfast 207-338-3831 Stay@Belfast1890House.com, belfast1890house.com

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Beach Cottage Inn 2533 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville 207-789-5200 beachcottageinn.com

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Bayside Cottage Rentals 66 George St., Northport 207-338-5355 baysiderent@gwi.net, baysidecottagerentals.com

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CABINS, COTTAGES, HOUSES, SUITES, APARTMENTS Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro 2372 Atlantic Highway, Rt. 1, Lincolnville 207-505-0458 jane@bayleafcottages.com, bayleafcottages.com


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Clarks Apartments 70 Union St., Apt. 1, Belfast 707-328-6883

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Fair Haven Camps 81 W. Fair Haven Ln., Brooks 207-722-3456 fairhavencamps.org

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Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Water Views Nine miles from coastal Belfast. Full kitchens and linens provided. Private road and excellent swimming at private sandy beach.

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility Point Lookout extends a wide open welcome that’s authentically Maine. 387 acres, private white pine cabins and a full range of recreational options.

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The Ocean House 2 Cross Street, Belfast 207-323-8383 seththayer@gwi.net, theoceanhousebelfast.com

Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Water Views

Suite Inspirations 139 Main Street, Lincolnville 207-230-2410 VRBO.com/455583

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Water Views

$500 week

Seascape Motel & Cottages 202 Searsport Avenue, Rte. 1, Belfast 207-338-2130 stay@seascapemotel.com, seascapemotel.com

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Pool, Full Breakfast

Portside Manor 35 West Ocean Drive, Searsport 207-667-8800 portsidemanor.com

$350 - $500

Point Lookout, The Midcoast’s Mountain Retreat 67 Atlantic Hwy, Northport 800-515-3611 info@visitpointlookout.com, visitpointlookout.com

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Pine Grove Cottages 2076 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville 207-236-2929 info@pinegrovemaine.com, pinegrovemaine.com

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Loon Lookout Cottages 21 West Moores Shore Lane, Swanville 207-338-1260 looncottages@hotmail.com, loonlookout.com

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Harmony Cottage 237 Shore Road, Northport 207-338-5020

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Harborwatch Cottage 9 Footbridge Road, Belfast 410-303-4064 homeaway.com/169272

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Glenmoor By The Sea 2143 Atlantic Highway, Rte. 1, Lincolnville 855-706-7905 glenmoorbythesea.com

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Fort Point Cove Cottage Fort Point Cove Road, Stockton Springs 215-680-8155 Bnbcove@icloud.com, HomeAway.com/3494755

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Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground 216 West Main Street, Searsport 207-548-6059 relax@campocean.com, campocean.com

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Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort 191 Searsport Ave., Belfast 207-338-6860 mooringscamp.com

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Cottages, Waterfront, Water Views, Water, Electric, Sewer Additional amenities include: fire rings, dump station, kayak rentals.

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Cottages, Efficiencies, Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Water Views 10 acres overlooking Penobscot Bay, we offer oceanfront accommodations including vacation cottages, all with private seaside porches, and motel rooms with beautiful ocean views.

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility

Cottages, Nonsmoking Entire Facility Point Lookout extends a wide open welcome that’s authentically Maine. 387 acres, private white pine cabins and a full range of recreational options.

Nonsmoking Entire Facility

Yankee Clipper Motel 50 Searsport Ave., Belfast 207-338-2353 theskipper@yankeeclippermotelbelfast.com yankeeclippermotelbelfast.com

Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Water Views, Full Breakfast Rest in our 100+ year old Inn and Lodge with 19 rooms and a 2-bedroom furnished apartment. Nightly and extended stay available. Join us at the Midcoast Maine Holistic Health Event Center for special dinners, programs, music, and cooking classes with area chefs! Nonsmoking Entire Facility, Waterfront, Water Views, Pool, Hot Tub

Point Lookout, The Midcoast’s Mountain Retreat 67 Atlantic Hwy, Northport 800-515-3611 info@visitpointlookout.com, visitpointlookout.com

$99 - $379

The Mount Battie Motel 2158 Atlantic Highway, Rte. 1, Lincolnville Beach 207-236-3870 mountbattie.com

$69 - $139

The Gull Motel 196 Searsport Avenue, Belfast 207-338-4030 gullmotel@hotmail.com, thegullmotel.com

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Merrybell Motel 561 Atlantic Hwy, Rte. 1, Northport 207-338-3018 info@merrybellmotel.com, merrybellmotel.com

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Fireside Inn and Suites 159 Searsport Avenue, Belfast 207-338-2090 barryasalone@gmail.com, belfastmainehotel.com

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Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village 7 Eagle Ave., Belfast 207-338-4000 innkeeper@colonialgables.com colonialgables.com

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Belfast Harbor Inn 91 Searsport Avenue, Belfast 207-338-2740 stay@belfastharborinn.com, belfastharborinn.com

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HOTELS, MOTELS, RESORTS Belfast Breeze Inn 192 Northport Ave., Rte. 1, Belfast 207-505-5231 info@belfastbreezeinn.com belfastbreezeinn.com

Spouter Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Sales Rentals Tenant Placement Check-A-Home Sam Mehorter 207-338-3949 www.hometownre.org

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Every Room with a View of Penobscot Bay ...

Serving Belfast Area & Beyond

Ocean’s Edge in Belfast, Maine • FREE Hot Breakfast & Coffee • Indoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna • Every Room Overlooks the Water • FREE High Speed Wi-Fi • Pet-Friendly Hotel • Smoke-Free Property • Ask About Our Fireplace Rooms! • Ocean’s Edge Restaurant On-Site

Find Your Home Here

camdenre.com

Serving fresh Maine seafood, steaks, pasta and our homemade desserts.

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Close to Camden and Castine. 55 Miles to Acadia National Park. Near Belfast shops, antique stores, flea markets, musuems and more.

159 Searsport Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR THE BELFAST AREA Take time to familiarize yourself with the vast variety of businesses available to meet your needs. Shop and use local businesses first. Alternative Energy ReVision Energy 91 West Main Street Liberty, Maine 04949 207-589-4171 jalbee@revisionenergy.com revisionenergy.com

Sundog Solar 222 E Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-1100 sundog.solar

Amusement & Recreation ALLPLAY 49 Searsport AVE Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-1100 allplay@gmail.com allplay-fec.com The ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center is a family oriented place to bowl, play pool, or to grab a quick lunch! We have a great event room if your planning a birthday party or family reunion.

Belfast Curling Club 211 Belmont Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9851 belfastcurlingclub.org

Belfast Dance Studio 109 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5380 belfastdancestudio.com

Castine Kayak Adventures 17 Sea St.. Castine, Maine 04421 207-866-3506 kayak@castinekayak.com castinekayak.com Explore Maine from the water viewing the shoreline from an entirely different perspective. Visit coastal islands, see the changes of the tidal flows while learning the art of kayaking efficiently. We will provide you with top of the line kayaks and paddles along with personalized instruction that will allow you to glide effortlessly along the coast.

Experience Western Waldo 240 Depot St., Unity, Maine 04988 866-948-5242 info@westernwaldo.com westernwaldo.com Discover what awaits when art & agriculture combine. Allow Western Waldo County’s hills & trees to guide you to unique shops, 5-star restaurants, seasonal farm stands, and more.

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Kids Unplugged

Loyal Biscuit Co.

Ron Cowan

17 Airport Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-322-7018 kidsunpluggedme@gmail.com kidsunplugged.com

Reny’s Plaza 1 Belmont Ave, Suite D2 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-8100

184 Pitcher Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3718 gardenfaces.com

North Country Rivers

DownEast Auctions

Antiques

36 Main St Bingham, Maine 04920-0633 info@northcountryrivers.com northcountryrivers.com

328 E. Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2393 downeastauctions.com

North Star Adventures

Kendrick’s Antiques

491 Stevens Road Unity, Maine 04915 207-692-3138 northstaradventures1@gmail.com northstaradventures.me

Sidecountry Sports 161 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0008 sidecountrysports.com

Seaview Aviation 22 Wright Brothers Drive Belfast, Maine 04354 207-338-4456 seaviewaviation.com facebook.com/Seaviewaviation

Sidecountry Sports 161 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0008 sidecountrysports.com

Stockton Harbor Waterfront

Searsport Antique Mall

Waterfall Arts

149 East Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2640 info@searsportantiques.com searsportantiquemall.com

The Red Barn Marketplace 2060 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, Maine 04849 207-230-1272 theredbarnmarketplace.com

Architects / Builders K Construction, Inc. 145 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-975-1654 info@kconstruction.me kconstruction.me

Waldo County YMCA

Phi Architects

417 Thorndike Road Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-5729 brian@chasetoysinc.com chasetoysinc.com

446 West Street Rockport, Maine 04856 207-230-0034 phiarchitects.com

Art Finch Gallery

Animal Care

16 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207- 338-1060 jerri@jerrifinch.com jerrifinch.com

Little River Veterinary Hospital

Reclaimed Maine

1447 Atlantic Hwy Northport, Maine 04849 207-338-2909

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The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery 96 Main St, #102 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6465 thebelfastframer@gmail.com

Let us put a smile on your face every time you walk into your new home or updated room. For more than 20 years, our team has been providing unrivaled building, remodeling and renovation services to clients throughout central and midcoast Maine.

Chase Toys Inc.

101A Main Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-701-8082 cooneyfineart@gmail.com susancooney.me

213 Northport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1356

20 Cape Docks Road Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 207-653-1428 info@stocktonharbormaine.com stocktonharbormaine.com 157 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4598 waldocountyymca.org

Susan A. Cooney Fine Art Studio

57 Church st Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 207-323-4251 facebook.com/ReclaimedMaine

256 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2222 info@waterfallarts.org waterfallarts.org Creating Community in Harmony with Nature through the Transformative Power of the Arts. Feel the Power of Art! Year round exhibitions, events and art classes in multiple disciplines for adults and youth. Visit their website for more information on workshops and opportunities throughout the year.

Art Supplies Fiddlehead Artisan Supply 64 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-8422 info@fiddleheadartisansupply.com fiddleheadartisansupply.com

Frame By Frame 101 E Main St Searsport, Maine 04974 207-322-6884

Arts & Activities Belfast Creative Coalition 26 Spring Street, #5 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-8692 info@belfastcreativecoalition.org belfastcreativecoalition.org BCC’s arts and cultural promotional website is the public calendar and directory of the creative sector in Waldo County. This website platform offers remarkable tools to visitors such as advanced search, Google Maps, buttons to synchronize with various calendars, social networks widgets. This allows visitors to quickly find local events and arts and culture venues in the area.


Campgrounds Lighthouse Arts Center 86 Main Street Bucksport, Maine 04416 207-702-9135 kathy@lighthouseartscenter.com lighthouseartscenter.com

Stockton Harbor Yacht Club 12 Cape Docks Road Stockton, Maine 04915 207-567-3008 stocktonharboryachtclub@gmail.com stocktonharboryachtclub.org

Jody Johnstone Pottery 135 Webster Road Swanville, Maine 04915 207-338-5314 jody@jodyjohnstonepottery.com jodyjohnstonepottery.com

Melanie Frazek Attorney & Counselor at Law 228 Northport Avenue, Suite C Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9000

Ociepka & Burnett, PA 48 Marshall Wharf, Suite 4 Belfast, Maine 04915 207 930-3525 belfastbaylaw.com

The Sutherland Law Firm, LLC 123 Main Street Suite B Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-1524 ksutherland@thesutherlandlawfirm.com thesutherlandlawfirm.com

Automotive Blood’s Garage

Attorney Camden Law, LLP 20 Mechanic St, Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-8836 info@camdenlaw.com camdenlaw.com/welcome-to-camden-law-llp

Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis, LLC 15 Main Street, Unit A Belfast, Maine 04915-6821 fellowsk@roadrunner.com fellowskee.com A full Service law firm, providing exceptional service in the areas of real estate law, business formation, wills and estate planning and personal injury law.

Law Offices Of Lee Woodward Jr.

34 Northport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-4546

Dutch Chevrolet, Buick Inc. 6 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1470 gregd@dutchchevy.com dutchchevy.com Dutch Chevrolet has been ‘’Doing Business the Right Way’’ for three generations. At Dutch Chevrolet, it’s not just a slogan, but a way of doing business. Our commitment is to make any visit to Dutch Chevrolet a pleasant and hassle-free experience and to provide superior service during and after the sale.

56 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1110

Eastside Garage

Legal Shield

Flagg’s Garage

4 Mill Ln, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4131

57 Church St, #4 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-772-6308 w3.legalshield.com/aasites/ Multisite?site=hub&assoc=judithtingley

97 Crocker Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2300 flaggsgarage97@gmail.com facebook.com/flaggsgaragebelfast

Mailloux & Marden, P. A.

J & B Auto Body

151 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1330 maillouxmarden.com

278 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1383

Napa Auto Parts

Goodwill / Workforce Solutions

201 Northport Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2930 napaonline.com/me/belfast

147 Waldo Ave, Suite 100 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-7047 khristina.landers@goodwillnne.org

Quirk Carquest of Belfast 105 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1880 carquest.com/stores/me/belfast/6771

Quirk Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 244 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1300 quirkauto.com

Bookstores Bellabooks 31 Pendelton Alley Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-6325 bellabookstore@icloud.com bellabooksbelfast.com

Left Bank Books 109 Church St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9009 leftbank@myfairpoint.net leftbankbookshop.com An unforgettable bookshop devoted to passionate readers of all ages. Over 6,000 volumes, giftwrap, globes, unique stationery, and a cozy children’s corner. Dogs welcome!

Business Specialists Belfast Temps 57 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-772-6308 belfasttemps.com

Giles Consulting 15 Tozier Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-944-0380 jaynegiles11@gmail.com Consulting Services that support economic growth and opportunity for non profits.

Interloqui PO 145, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-570-2776 pe@interloqui.com interloqui.com Finally, a company that understands the relationship between communication, organizational development, hiring, international outreach, market research/branding: The integrated expertise you’ve been looking for. Business development services since 1993.

SCORE 68 Sewall St., Room 512 Augusta, Maine 04330 207-622-8509 score305@yahoo.com scoremaine.org

Smart DataMap Services Smart Datamap Services Belfast, Maine 04915 207 619-3380 Info@SmartDatamap.com SmartDataMap.com

U.S. Small Business Administration 68 Sewall St., Room 512 Augusta, Maine 04330 207 622-8551 sba.gov

Campgrounds Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort 191 Searsport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6860 mooringscamp.com

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground 216 West Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6059 relax@campocean.com campocean.com

UBx

Unity Business Exchange “At the crossroads of experience and passion.” Only 30 minutes from the coast.

Facebook:@unitybusinessexchange unitybusinessexchange@gmail.com

207-948-2446 BELFASTMAINE.ORG

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Catering

Catering

Civic / Fraternal

Cleaning

Rollie’s Bar & Grill, Inc

American Legion Post #43

ACE Sharpening and Window Cleaning

37 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4502 info@rollies.me rollies.me

143 church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-1202

12 Springbrook Drive, Unit A Belfast, Maine 04915 207 505-5587 acesatsea@gmail.com

Come join us at Rollie’s for our ever changing daily specials. Stop in for our soup and sandwich or the other daily lunch specials. Try the chowder; its made fresh right here. Weekly dinner specials.

Trillium Caterers PO Box 60, Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-5080 trilliumcaterers.com

Charitable Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County 93 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2344 waldocountyhabitat.org

United Midcoast Charities 87 Elm Street, Suite 205 Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-2299 admin@unitedmidcoastcharities.org unitedmidcoastcharities.org

Waldo County Shrine Club Charitable Trust 85, Northport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4265

Waldo County Woodshed 171 High Street, Suite 6 Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-2692 waldowoodshed@gmail.com waldocountywoodshed.org

Cinema Colonial Theater 163 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1930 info@colonialtheatre.com colonialtheatre.com

BAY PRO 14 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5900 belfastchamber@gmail.com belfastmaine.org/baypro

Belfast Lions Club PO Box 493, Belfast, Maine 04915 belfastlionsclub.com

Belfast Rotary Club P.O. Box 74 Belfast, Maine 04915 jbg@bluestreakme.com | belfastrotary.org

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce PO Box 508, Rockland, Maine 04841 207-596-0376 info@camdenrockland.com

Unity Business Exchange 250 Depot St., Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-5242 ubx.maine@gmail.com Passion and Customer Experience are brought together in Unity.

Classes Belfast Maskers PO Box 1017 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-536-9123

Camden Conference 21 Elm St, Camden, Maine 04843 camdenconference.org

Susan Tobey White Studio 134 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-322-1699 susan@susantobeywhite.com susantobeywhite.com A gallery to make you smile. See works in progress as you meet the artist. Susan offers Acrylic and Watercolor workshops and classes here and away.

Sharpening knives, scissors and pruning tools. Window cleaning since 1983. Call for information.

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland

Katwalk 104 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9989

Maine Alpaca Experience LLC 608 Atlantic Hwy Northport, Maine 04849 207-356-4146 nsalpacafarm@gmail.com mainealpacaexperience.com

134 Waldo Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1850 Servpro9253@ ServproBelfastCamdenRockland.com servprobelfastcamdenrockland.com

Man on Main

For all your commercial deep and maintenance cleaning needs. From carpets and hard floors to walls, ceilings, light fixtures to deep cleaning your commercial kitchens.

Co-ops, Markets, Groceries

Clothing / Shoes City Drawers 105 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9980 fitme@citydrawers.com citydrawers.com BRA fitters who care! Offering professional fitting to match your style, needs, budget and size. See us for all your undergarment needs including sport, nursing and post-surgery.

Colburn Shoe Store 79 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1934 colby@colburnshoe.com | colburnshoe.com

Coyote Moon 54 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5659 info@coyotemoonmaine.com coyotemoonmaine.com A warm, inviting boutique that speaks to the heart ~ offering elegant clothing, enchanting jewelry and accessories, books, cards and whimsical gifts. Experience inspiration and nurturance for body, mind and spirit.

103 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6260 styleme@manonmain.com manonmain.com

Belfast Variety Rt. 52 6 Back Belmont Rd. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5119 info@belfastvariety.com bv52.com

Lincolnville General Store 269 Maine Street Lincolnville, Maine 04849 207-763-4411 lincolnvillegeneralstore@gmail.com lincolnvillegeneral.com

Marsh River Cooperative 5 Veterans Highway Brooks, Maine 04921 207-722-3053 marshriverordering@gmail.com marshrivercoop.org

Morrill General Store 5 North Main Street Morrill, Maine 04952 207-338-5236 belfastvariety.com

Tozier’s Family Market 22 E. Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6220 toziersfamilymarkets.com

Belfast Area

Chamber of Commerce belfastmaine.org

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Cooking Supply

Community Belfast Garden Club PO Box 502 Belfast, Maine 04915 belfastgardenclub.org

Belfast Soup Kitchen

our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage. We believe in supporting local businesses, honoring our heritage through historic preservation, and in bringing together the community in order to make downtown Belfast a better place to live, work, and play.

1 Belmont Ave, Reny’s Plaza Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4845 belfastsoupkitchen1@yahoo.com belfastsoupkitchen.com

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center

Broadreach Family & Community Services

Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast

5 Stephenson Lane Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2200 info@brmaine.org brmaine.org Broadreach Family & Community Services helps individuals and families lead healthy and productive lives through early childhood education, behavioral health and prevention programs.

Friends of Belfast Parks P.O. Box 947 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2160 friendsofbelfastparks.org

Friends Of Fort Knox 740 Ft. Knox Rd Prospect, Maine 04981 207-469-6553 fortknox.maineguide.com

Friends of Sears Island Searsport, Maine 04974 (855) 430-2882 info@friendsofsearsisland.org friendsofsearsisland.org

Goodwill Industries of NNE 13 Goodwill Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-8363 goodwillnne.org

Head of the Bay Business Alliance PO Box 409 Searsport, Maine 04974 headofthebay.org

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County PO Box 772 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-2677 hospicevolunteersofwaldocounty.org

Lincolnville Business Group PO Box 202 Lincolnville, Maine 04849 207 789 5200

Our Town Belfast 82 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-1158 info@ourtownbelfast.org ourtownbelfast.org OUR TOWN BELFAST is a community-driven and nationally-accredited Main Street organization whose mission is to grow and sustain

123 John Street Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-8702 admin@pawsadoption.org | pawsadoption.org

PO Box 141, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2742 rjpmidcoast.org

United Farmers Market of Maine

StoneCrest

Northeast Equipment & Supply, Inc.

968 Waterville Road Waldo, Maine 04915 207-342-2109 stonecrestevents.com

1050 Waldo Station Waldo, Maine 04915 207-722-322

Wentworth Event Center

58 Cobb road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-4010

139 Searsport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-3630 info@wentwortheventcenter.com wentwortheventcenter.com Located on oceanfront property just minutes from downtown Belfast, the Wentworth Event Center is a charming location for your next wedding, corporate event or celebration.

Contractors Discount Asphalt Paving

18 Spring Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-5679 office@belfastmarket.com | belfastmarket.com

4 Crocker Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3246 discountasphalt.com

Maine’s largest Farmers Market. 30,000 square foot indoor facility. Fresh local Maine made produce, products, prepared foods & artisans communal eating area with panoramic views of Penobscot Bay & Blue Hill. 18 spring Street (1 block from Main St). Open year round, every Saturday 9am to 2pm.

Ecocor LLC

Unity Foundation

212 Back Belmont Rd. Belfast, Maine 04915 207 502-2590 futuregenerationsforestry.com

230 Maine Street Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-2374 info@unityfdn.org | unityfdn.org

Waldo Community Action Partners 9 Field Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6809 info@waldocap.org | waldocap.org

Condominiums The Village At Stockton Harbor Condominium Harborview dr Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 207-567-4003 villageatstocktonharbor.com

Conference & Event Services Angler’s Restaurant & Bait’s Motel

22 Main St., N Bldg 6 Searsmont, Maine 04973 207-342-2085 info@ecocor.us | ecocor.us

Future Generations Forestry & Landscaping

GO Logic LLC 137 High Street, 3rd floor Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1566 info@gologic.us | gologic.us

Horch Roofing 2414 Camden Rd. Warren, Maine 04864 207-273-1111 peter@horchroofing.com horchroofing.com Horch Roofing’s professional contractors are committed to safety and excellence, providing Mid-Coast Maine towns from Belfast to Brunswick with quality roofing services since 2003.

215 E. Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2405 bud.hall@anglersseafoodrestaurant.com anglersrestaurant.net

MAC Electric

Point Lookout, The Midcoast’s Mountain Retreat

107 Elm Street Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-6000 mainecoastconstruction.com

67 Atlantic Highway Northport, Maine 04849 207-789-2000 info@visitpointlookout.com visitpointlookout.com Point Lookout extends a wide-open welcome that’s authentically Maine. 387 acres, private white pine cabins and a full range of recreational options.

15 Swan Lake Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4266

Maine Coast Construction

Moore’s Septic, Inc. 1477 Swanlake Ave. Swanville, Maine 04915 207-338-4586 mooressepticinc.com

ORF Inc.

Penobscot Home Performance 1079E. Waldo Rd. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-322-8944 penobscothomeperformance.com

Phi Builders + Architects 446 West Street Rockport, Maine 04856 207-230-0034 phibuildersarchitects.com

State Sand and Gravel PO Box 420, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4070 statesandgravelinc@yahoo.com state-sand-gravel-inc.com

Thomas Fowler, P.E. 26 Spring Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207 322-5827 ThomasFowlerPE.com

Total Property Care Inc. 82 Back Searsport Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0892 totalpropertycare.net

Wellman Paving Inc. 89 Goshen Rd. Winterport, Maine 04496 207-223-8820 wellmanpaving.net

Whitecap Builders 15 Evergreen Ridge Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3112 daniel@whitecapbuilders.com whitecapbuilders.com

Wood ‘n’ Nichols 78 Steamboat Wharf Road Stockton Springs, Maine 04972 207-567-3967 nicholsjim2@gmail.com

Convenience Store/Gas Belfast Variety, Inc. 326 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915

Libby’s Variety & Cafe 208 Main St. Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 207-567-8027

Cooking Supply The Good Table 68 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4880 thegoodtable.net BELFASTMAINE.ORG

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Costumes

Costumes The Costume Shop at Floral Creations 29 Searsport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2688

Education Belfast Adult Education 6B Lions Way Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3197 dgilman@rsu71.org belfast.maineadulted.org BAE is a full time, adult education program in the upper Pen Bay coastal area. Course offerings include academic, enrichment, college preparation and Literacy Volunteers.

Cornerspring Montessori School 256 Congress St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5800 info@cornerspringmontessori.com cornerspringmontessori.com Offering programs for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students that provides a rich and nurturing learning environment which stimulates, fosters and nurtures the love for learning.

Eastern Maine Community College 354 Hogan Rd Bangor, Maine 04915 207-974-4600 emcc.edu

Midcoast Leadership Academy 65 Mechanic St. Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-9702 appledore.dm@gmail.com midcoastleadershipacademy.org

Senior College at Belfast 80 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-8033 belfastseniorcollege.org

The Game Loft 78A Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6447 thegameloft.org

University of Maine - Hutchinson Center 80 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-8000 hutchinsoncenter@umit.maine.edu hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu

Fairs & Festivals Maine Celtic Celebration PO Box 122 Belfast, Maine 04915 info@mainecelticcelebration.com mainecelticcelebration.com

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Maine Crafts Guild 449 Main St Rockland, Maine 04841 mainecraftsguild.com

New Years By The Bay PO Box 313 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-1748 info@newyearsbythebay.org | nybb.org

North Atlantic Blues Festival 70 Lake Ave Rockland, Maine 04841 207-596-6055 northatlanticbluesfestival.com

Farm Goods (or Products) 1 Mill 1 Mill Lane Belfast, Maine 04915 207-322-8718 paul@1millbelfast.com | 1millbelfast.com

Fisher’s Christmas Tree Farm 281 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6098

The Blue Alpaca 18 Poors Mill Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-949-1615 facebook.com/bluealpacaranch

Farmers & Food Producers Belfast Bay Brewing Co Belfast, Maine 04915 207-460-8654 belfastbaybrewing@gmail.com belfastbaybrewing.com

Bradstreet Farm

Financial Allen Insurance and Financial 94 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0801 jlang@allenif.com allenif.com

Bangor Federal Credit Union 339 Hogan Rd Bangor, Maine 04401 207-947-0374 800-540-0374 bangorfederal.com

Bangor Savings Bank - Belfast 7 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4270 lisa.phillips@bangor.com | bangor.com

Bangor Savings Bank - Searsport 17 W. Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6065 bangor.com

Bangor Savings Bank - Unity Unity Clifford Commons Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-5120 bangor.com

Bangor Savings-Downtown Belfast 106 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-7014

Bank of America Corp. 21 Schoodic Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 800-432-1000 bankofamerica.com

1640 Route 3 Palermo, Maine 04354 207-993-3276 onbradstreet@gmail.com onbradstreetfarm.com

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Daisy Chain Farm LLC

156 Main St, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4650 camdennational.com

102 Tufts Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-7839

Ducktrap River of Maine

245 Camden St., Rockland, Maine 04841 207-594-9557 bhbt.com

Camden National Bank

Damariscotta Bank & Trust

57 Little River Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6280 ducktrap.com

1 Belmont Ave, Reny’s Plaza Belfast, Maine 04915 800-639-8381 evarney@damariscottabank.com damariscottabank.com

Nordic Aquafarms, INC

Downeast Credit Union

159 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-228-5622 cc@nordicaquafarms.com nordicaquafarms.com

Toddy Pond Farm 174 Carver Road Monroe, Maine 04951 207-249-8481 toddypondfarm@gmail.com toddypondfarm.com

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92 Lincolnville Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0043 tstewart@downeastcu.com downeastcu.com

Hayford Hill Accounting 2 Blueberry lane, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5793

KeyBank 111 Main Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3220 christopher_g_klenk@keybank.com | key.com

KSW Federal Credit Union 135 Waldo Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915-6909 207-338-5160 kswfcu.org

Machias Savings Bank 3 Glen Street Rockland, Maine 04841 207-594-0390 gjones@machiassavings.com machiassavings.bank

MaineStream Finance Bangor Rockland and Dover, Maine 207-973-3500 clinder@penquis.org mainestreamfinance.org

MTA Accounting PA 71 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-5012 mtaaccounting.com

Nickerson Professional Assn P. O. Box 211 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2770 nickersonpa.com

Primerica 31 E. Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6444 primerica.com/kenmitchell

Fine Craft Lupine Cottage 7 Old Searsport Rd Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4300 mainemade@lupinecottage.net lupinecottage.net

Maine Artisan Collective Atlantic Highway, Rte. 1 Lincolnville Beach, Maine 04849 207 789-5367 scblack@roadrunner.com

Mainely Pottery 181 Searsport Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1108 info@mainelypottery.com MainelyPottery.com

Metaphor Bronze Tileworks PO Box 176 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-342-2597 customerservice@metaphorbronze.com metaphorbronze.com


Hardware / Building Supplies

Florist / Nursery

Funeral Homes

Carol’s Collectibles Nursery

Riposta Funeral Home

411 Nickerson Rd. Swanville, Maine 04915 207-323-2783 carolyeemaine@gmail.com carolscollectibles.com

182 Waldo Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9191 ripostafh.com

A small nursery specializing in rhododendrons, woody shrubs, dwarf conifers, rock garden and native plants with the emphasis on the unusual. Also selling at the Friday Belfast Farmers Market.

Floral Creations and Gifts 29 Searsport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2688

Holmes Florist & Greenhouse 35 Swan Lake Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2050 holmesfloristandgreenhouse.com

Unity Flower Shop 257 Depot St Unity, Maine 04948 207-948-2446 unity.flower.shop@gmail.com unityflowershop.com

Willow Moon Florist

Furniture Macleod Furniture 187 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1240 macleodfurniturestore.com

Owl Furniture 43 N. Main St Stonington, Maine 04681 207-367-6555 owlfurniture.com

Perry’s Home Furnishings and Design 111 Belmont Avenue, Rt 3 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3610 info@perrysfurniture.com perryshomedesign.com Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Joanna’s Collection of Furniture, Rugs, and Accessories. Maine’s First Proud Dealer!

Robin’s Nest Consignment Inc.

United Farmers Market, 18 Spring St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-505-1425 willowmoonflorist@gmail.com willowmoonventures.com/florist

Belfast, Maine 04915 207 218-1167 shop@robins-nest-consignment.com robins-nest-consignment.com

Fuel Services

2596 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, Maine 04849 info@windsorchair.com windsorchair.com

A & L Energy 79 Waterville Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5001

Community Fuels, Inc. 227 N Searsport Rd Swanville, Maine 04915 207-338-4328 bowen@mainelywired.net Community Fuels, Inc., is a local, family-owned heating oil business that has been serving Waldo County for over 25 years. We offer heating fuel and kerosene and have 24 hour service with complete repair service available.

Consumers Fuel Co. 12 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2000 barry@consumersfuel.net consumersfuelco.com

Maritime Energy 262 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1609 maritimeenergy.com

Tidewater Oil 146 Church St., Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4739 tidewateroil.net

Windsor Chairmakers

Located between Belfast and Camden on U.S. Route 1, Windsor Chairmakers has been a mustsee destination for 30 years. The owner, Nance Brown, has created the quintessential Yankee workshop on a historic 5-acre farmstead. Windsor Chairmakers is famous for the craftsmanship and comfort of their Windsor chairs.

Galleries & Studios Front Street Pottery 32 Front Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-0410

Jacobson Glass Studio 210 Choate Road, Montville, Maine 04941 914-715-6848 david@davidjacobsonglass.com davidjacobsonglass.com

Maine Farmland Trust 97 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6575 mainefarmlandtrust.org

Parent Gallery 92 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-1553

Belfast Harbor Artisans 69 Main St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2088 kjfrogster@gmail.com

Local Color Gallery 135 High St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-1249 LocalColorGalleryMaine@gmail.com localcolorgallerymaine.com

Gifts Aina Moja 39 Main St, #1B Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-8012 shop@ainamoja.com ainamoja.com Fair trade, authentic African goods that support and promote sustainability. Baskets, Bags jewelry, Clothing Housewares and Gifts. Purchases support the efforts of Expanding Opportunities 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Brambles 2 Cross Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3448 bluebird04973@gmail.com

Conklin’s Mercantile 145 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-4040 conklinsmercantile.com

MM Julz Christmas Shoppe 76 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9627 mmjilzchristmas@gmail.com facebook.com/ MM-Julz-Christmas-Shoppe-400110316820870

The Purple Baboon 31 Front Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6505 phyllisrackliffe@gmail.com facebook.com/ The-Purple-Baboon-196324223732863

The Meadow 48 Maine Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3330 themeadowofmaine.com

Unity Pond Pottery 222 Bangor Road Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-2400 upp@uninets.net | unitypondpottery.com

Yo Mamma’s 96 Main Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4884 yomammas.com

Golf Country View Golf Club 178 Moosehead Trail Hwy, Rte 7 Brooks, Maine 04921 207-722-3161 brookscountryviewgolfclub.com/index. cfm?id=999&fuseaction=browse&pageid=1

Northport Golf Club 581 Bluff Rd Northport, Maine 04915 207-338-2270 info@northportgolfclubmaine.com northportgolfclubmaine.com

Searsport Pines Golf Course 240 Mt. Ephraim Road Searsport, Maine 04915 207-548-2854 info@searsportpines.com searsportpines.com Excellently maintained, scenic 9-hole course with plush elevated greens. Driving range, pro-shop, food/beverages, cart/club rentals. Easy walking & enjoyable for all playing levels.

Government Service Organizations Maine Dept. of Economic and Community Development 59 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0059 207-624-9800 maine.gov/decd

City of Belfast 131 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3370 citymanager@cityofbelfast.org

Hair Salon & Day Spa GLOW 134 Church St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-505-5699 glowsalonbelfast.com

Green with Envy Salon 1K Belmont Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3148 greenenvysalon.com

Hardware / Building Supplies Hammond Lumber Company 30 Belmont Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4080 vh@ebsbuild.com | hammondlumber.com

Home Supply Center 75 Main St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1094

Sherwin Williams 15 Starrett Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1572 sherwinwilliams.com

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Hardware / Building Supplies Viking Lumber

Maine Integrative Chiropractic

166 Searsport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3480 vikinglumber.com

8 Jesse Robbins Rd. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-8994 MeChiro.com

Healthcare / Wellness

MaineHealth Care at Home

Annalisa Miller RN LMT Massage Therapy for Women 1165 Turner Ridge Palermo, Maine 04354 603-988-4658 annalisa@wildmillergardens.com

Asea Belfast, Maine 04915 775-588-4067 qualitypaige@gmail.com MyQualityWorld.com

athenahealth, Inc. 3 Hatley Rd, Belfast, Maine 04915 cmurphy@athenahealth.com athenahealth.com

Belfast Dental Care, LLC 19 Fahy Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-573-7134 info@belfast-dentalcare.com belfast-dentalcare.com

170 Pleasant St, Rockland, Maine 04841 207-284-4566 mainehealth.org

Michelle L. Morrow, D.M.D. 366 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1801

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education 207-446-6447 info@mldse.org mldse.org

Penobscot Bay Dentistry 94 Searsport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1100 info@penobscotbaydentistry.com penobscotbaydentistry.com Offering general service dentistry. Your smile is our greatest reward!

General and implant dentistry. M-F, 8-4. A practice of compassion and excellence where patients love to come and employees love to serve. New patients are welcome!

Peter Nesin Optician

Citizens of Maine, LLC

Private Home Care, Inc.

158 Northport Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2440

Home Decor

Interior Design

Belfast Bay Shade Co.

Perry’s Home Furnishings and Design

1 Franklin street, top floor Belfast post office Belfast, Maine 04915 207-735-8237 belfastbayshadecompany.com

111 Belmont Avenue, Rt 3 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3610 info@perrysfurniture.com perryshomedesign.com

Patchwork Plus 156 Belfast Augusta Road West Searsmont, Maine 04973 342-5016 info@patchworkplusme.com patchworkplusme.com

Three floors of home furnishings and accessories in a beautiful 1800’s barn setting including Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Free Design Services with 3D Renderings.

Patchwork Plus sells farmhouse & primitive home decor, unfinished, refinished and repurposed furniture, handmade patchwork quilts and unique one of a kind gifts created by Maine artisans.

147 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207 323-9694 maryjohnstondesign.com

Insurance Atlantic Insurance & Benefits 58 High Street Belfast, Maine 004915-5507 207-338-9787 atlantic-insurance.com

BlueGoose Insurance Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-3217 ccoleman@bluegoosemaine.com

Cross Insurance 15E Starrett Drive, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5430 crossagency.com

1295 Atlantic Highway Northport, Maine 04849 207-930-3508 info@citizensofmaine.com citizensofmaine.com

375 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-2100 info@privatehomecareinc.com privatehomecareinc.com

State Farm Insurance

Concepta Ministries

Offering non-medical, in-home services addressing health, safety, nutrition and all Activities of Daily Living (ADL), meant to support independence and quality of life.

Varney Insurance Agency

646-932-5525 concepta@iconcepta.com iconcepta.com

Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine Online Directory P.O. Box 1234 Rockport, Maine 04856 destinationwellnessme.com

Elisa Ross Nutrition 9 Field St., #218 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1655 elisarossnutrition@gmail.com elisarossnutrition.com

Ellsworth-Bucksport Dental Associates 325 Main Street Ellsworth, Maine 04605 207-667-7117 dental-associates.com

Seebreeze Family Eyecare, P.A. 91 Waldo Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1480

Waldo County General Hospital 118 Northport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2500 inquiry@wcgh.org wcgh.org Waldo County General Hospital is an iVantage Top 20 Critical Access Hospital that provides routine, specialty & 24/7 emergency care and operates as a family of services with Waldo County Medical Partners and Penobscot Shores Retirement Community. Waldo County General Hospital is a MaineHealth member and part of Coastal Healthcare Alliance with Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.

228 Northport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5538 reynritchie.net 18 E. Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6364 varneyagency.com

Palermo Insurance Agency 518 Route 3 Palermo, Maine 04354 207-993-5002 chuntress@palermoinsuranceagency.com

Interior Decorating Barstow Art & Design 207-542-3616

Coastal Home Organizing

BELFAST & THE WONDERS OF WALDO COUNTY

Investment Services Eastman Financial Services 153 W Broadway Bangor, Maine 04401 207-299-8850

Edward Jones 132 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-1090 glenn.carlson@edwardjones.com edwardjones.com

Jewelry Bennett’s Gems & Jewelry 45 D Searsport Ave, Route 1 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5530 pinkdino@midcoast.com bennettsgems.com

Landscaping Shangri-La Stoneworks LLC 76 Hunt Road Belfast, Maine 04915 2074789028 shangrilastoneworks.com

R.D. Martineau 403 Mt. Ephraim Rd. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-930-5618 martineau651@gmail.com | rmdigs.com

Laundry Belfast Laundry Center 113 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3507

207 218-5100 coastalhomeorganizing.com

Legal Services

Interiors By Janis Stone

253 Waldo Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 info@owenlaw.com

179 Northport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2204 janisstone@roadrunner.com jstoneinteriors.com Specializing in residential and commercial interior decorating. Custom designed window fashions, blinds, shutters and shades. Wallpaper, area rugs, furniture and accessories.

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Mary Johnston Design

Law Offices of Joanna W. Owen

Library Belfast Free Library 106 High St Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3884 belfastlibrary.org


Media

Manufacturing Mathews Brothers 22 Perkins Road Belfast, Maine 04915 207.338.3360 mathewsbrothers.com

A&E Stoneworks 207-930-9424 alana@aandestoneworks.com aandestoneworks.com

Marine Belmont Boatworks 163 Augusta Rd. Belmont, Maine 04952 207-342-2885 info@belmontboatworks.com belmontboatworks.com

Front Street Shipyard 101 Front Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-3740 frontstreetshipyard.com

Hamilton Marine 155 E. Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6302 hamiltonmarine.com

30 Years GIFTS THAT WILL BE CHERISHED...by the young and young at heart

Marketing Briggs Advertising 199 Water St Bath, Maine 04530 207-443-2067 briggsadv.com

Elm Street Marketing Essentials/Proforma 94 Elm Street Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-2896 info@elmstreetme.com proformamarketingessentials.com

New England Marketing Solutions 453 Wilson St Brewer, Maine 04412 207 989-5450 x 518 theothermaine@vacationlandinns.com theothermaine.net

Pica // brand, strategy, design 111 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1740 think@pica.is pica.is

Media Bangor Daily News 93 Main St., Suite 2 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-990-8011 bangordailynews.com

Bangor Metro Magazine 263 State St. Bangor, Maine 04401 207-941-1300 bangormetro.com BELFASTMAINE.ORG

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Media Blueberry Broadcasting

The Timber Cross

Maine Maritime Museum

15 Payne Ave. Rockland, Maine 04841 207 322-6320 karenmehorter@blueberrybroadcasting.com

426 Moosehead Trail Road Waldo, Maine 04915 207-664-9244 newlife@thetimbercross.com thetimbercross.com

243 Washington St. Bath, Maine 04530 207-443-1316 MaineMaritimeMuseum.org

Models

Route 73, Owls Head, Maine 04854 207-594-4418 ohtm.org

Blueberry Broadcasting is a Maine owned and operated company with 15 radio stations over 5 brands: The Bear, BIG 104 FM, KISS-FM, WVOM and WTOS covering the Belfast area and beyond.

Coffee News 1 Cumberland Place, Ste. 102 Bangor, Maine 04401 207 941-0860 Chris@coffeenews.com coffeenewsbangor.com

Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange st, Suite 208 Portland, Maine 04101 207-874-7720 discovermainemagazine.com

Insight Productions PO Box 775 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-2430

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors 218 S. Main Street Rockland, Maine 04841 207-594-8622 maineboats.com

Penobscot Bay Pilot 29 Washington Ave Camden, Maine 04843 207-706-6655 penbaypilot.com

RFB Advertising - Travel Maine 266 Meadow St Rockport, Maine 04915 207-230-0260 gotravelmaine.com

The Republican Journal Courier Publications Inc. 156 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3333 news@courierpublicationsllc.com waldo.villagesoup.com The Republican Journal,156 High St., Belfast, Phone: 207-338-3333; The Courier Gazette, 91 Camden St., Ste 403, Rockland, Phone: 207594-4401; The Camden Herald, 91 Camden St., Suite 403, Rockland, Phone: 207-236-8511.

VStv - Real TV, Real Local 266 Meadow St. Rockport, Maine 04856 207 230-0260 vstv.me

Good Morning Productions 22 Fox Meade Lane Searsmont, Maine 04973 207-557-5111 gjfrangoulis@gmail.com goodmorningbelfast.vistaprintdigital.com

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Bluejacket Ship Crafters 160 E. Main St Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-9970 info@bluejacketinc.com bluejacketinc.com Over 100 years in business and offering the largest ship model collection in Maine! Our museum quality kits, custom finished models, and antique restorations are the industry standard for craftsmanship, precision and historical accuracy.

Mold Remediation Green Home Solutions of Mid Coast Maine PO Box 478 Belfast, Maine 04915 207 613-7411 greenhomesolutions.com/mid-coast-maine

ServiceMaster Contract Services 165 Belmont Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207 930-0745 jdiffer@svmcontract.com svmcontract.com

Owls Head Transportation Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum 40 East Main St. Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2529 info@pmm-maine.org penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Performing Arts Crosby Center 96 Church Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-370-6622 crosbycenter.live

Midcoast Actors’ Studio Belfast, Maine 04915 207-370-7592 midcoastactors.com

Penobscot Bay Singers PO Box 5 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0908 penbaysingers2.wix.com/penobscotbaysingers

Photographers / Video

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland

Creative Edge Arts

134 Waldo Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1850 Servpro9253@ ServproBelfastCamdenRockland.com servprobelfastcamdenrockland.com

Rachel Epperly Media

Servpro is your professional mold cleanup specialist. We Clean mold to the IICRC S520 Standard. We guarantee our work.

Museums Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad 13 Oakhill Road, Belfast, Maine 04915 207 722-3899 belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org

Belfast Historical Society & Museum 10 Market Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-9229 info@belfastmuseum.org belfastmuseum.org The Belfast Historical Society & Museum celebrates and preserves the city’s rich and varied history through exhibits, community programs, research, and publications that educate the public. Learn about Belfast’s maritime heritage, our industrial past, notable people, its role in the Civil War, and about life in the city over two centuries. For more information about museum hours and historical society programs visit our website. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00.

BELFAST & THE WONDERS OF WALDO COUNTY

603-337-5897 creativeedgearts.com 9 Beaver Street, Belfast, ME 207-322-8077 rachelepperly@gmail.com rachelepperlymedia.com

Lily Piel Photography 25 Congress St., Belfast, Maine 04915 207 975-8771 lilypielphotography.com

Najean Shedyak Photography 250 Depot Street Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-5276 najeanshedyakphotography@gmail.com najeanshedyakphotography.com

Places of Worship Belfast United Methodist Church 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5575 belfastumc.org

Faith Temple Church of God 193 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, Maine 04915 207-3322-8177

First Baptist Church of Belfast 95 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2544 fbcbelfast.weebly.com

First Church in Belfast United Church of Christ 104 Church Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2282 office@firstchurchinbelfast.org firstchurchinbelfast.org

Little River Baptist Church 259 Northport Avenue Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1006 littleriverchurch.net

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 95 High Street (The Lounge at the First Baptist Church), Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3080 friedenlaw@gmail.com

Searsport First Congregational Church 8 Church Street, Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-0327 revdebarnold@gmail.com searsportfcc.org

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church 95 Court Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2412 stmargaretsbelfast.org

Swanville Community Church 15 Town House Road Swanville, Maine 04915 207 338-3723 pastor.james.knox.scc@gmail.com

Temple Heights Spiritual Camp 4 Park St., Northport, Maine 04849 207-338-3029 templeheightscamp.org

Printing / Copy J Black Printing 3 Black’s Landing, Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-4040 patty@jblackprinting.com jblackprinting.com

Property Management DDA Property Management 30 Searsport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-505-5189 dcarpenter_zeman@msn.com

Frank’s Home Watch & Property Management Company 29 Oak Drive Northport, Maine 04849 207-505-6190 frankie12543@gmail.com frankshomewatch.com

Hometown Real Estate & Property Management 84 Congress Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3949 sam@hometownre.org hometownre.org Whether you’re planning to rent, sell, or purchase a home, we can help you find the right match.


Retirement

Real Estate Belfast Maine Real Estate 1G Belmont Ave., Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3381 belfastmerealestate.com

Berkshire Hathaway Northeast Real Estate 185 West Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2280

Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group 143 High St. Belfast, Maine 04915 800-860-6528 masiello.com

Beverly Doherty, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn 122 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-4220 Ext.124 jaretcohn.com

Camden Hills Realty 1315 Atlantic Highway Northport, Maine 04849 207-338-0009 burgess@camdenhillsrealty.com camdenhillsrealty.com

Camden Real Estate 43 Elm Street, Camden, Maine 04843 800-236-1920 camdenre.com

CoastWise Realty 48 Marshall Wharf, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6005 coastwiserealty@gmail.com coastwiserealestate.com An independent, service driven brokerage specializing in oceanfront, ocean view and coastal village homes, condos and land. Whether you’re buying or selling coastal Maine real estate, let us guide you safely and successfully through the process. Visit our website to view every coastal Maine MLS listing.

G.R.F. Real Estate Company

Realty of Maine

29 A Belmont Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2422 lboynton@grfrealestate.com grfrealestate.com

107 Main Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6800 info@realtyofmaine.com realtyofmaine.com

‘’Good Real Estate Friends’’ We are an independent agency with over 35 years experience. Listening to our clients and service are things we pride ourselves on. From farms, to oceanfront, or, in-town to as ‘’rural’’ as it comes, we can help you sell or buy.

Gateway Title of Maine, Inc. 230B Searsport Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-7010 gatewaytitleme.com

Recreation Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Whether buying or selling property, residential or commercial, Realty Of Maine provides professional agents to meet your real estate needs. 121 Main St, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4220 belfast@jaretcohn.com jaretcohn.com

27 Cindee Lane, Belfast, ME 04915 207 338-2759

Maine Country & Coast Real Estate

United Realty

9 A Beaver Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-3344 cell 207 323-0740 info@maineccre.com maineccre.com

Martha Laitin, Belfast Area Real Estate Broker since 1989 PO Box 66, Thorndike, Maine 04974 207 323-2368 marthalaitin@yahoo.com askmarthainmaine.com Specializing in individual attention for seekers of retirement homes and vacation homes & cottages. I am a trained counselor with 27 years experience in Real Estate in the Belfast area. Ask Martha!

SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland

NextHome Experience Pamela Stanford 1496 Atlantic Hwy. Northport, Maine 04849 207-712-2550 pamelastanfordrealestate@gmail.com mynexthomeexperience.com

Pray’s Homes of Belfast, LLC 218 Congress St. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-4663 prayshomes.com

134 Waldo Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1850 Servpro9253@ ServproBelfastCamdenRockland.com servprobelfastcamdenrockland.com Call your Servpro Professional for all your commercial and residential cleaning needs when you need it done right and fast. We specialize in cleanup and restoration after fire, water, or mold damage.

307 Belmont Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-6000 unitedrealtyme@roadrunner.com unitedrealtyme.com United Realty was founded by local Realtor and Designated Broker, Fran Riley. A native of Belfast, Fran began her real estate career in 1986 and has been servicing the needs of buyers and sellers as a full-time broker ever since. United Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage company. Our personalized service is second to none. As a member of the Statewide Multiple Listing Service, we can assist you throughout the Mid-Coast Region of Maine and beyond.

Worth Real Estate 118 High Street Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5265 belfastre.com

River Run Partners, LLC 25 Congress Street Belfast, Maine 04915 310-413-6022 riverrunpartnersllc@gmail.com

Fox & Ginn Movers

Restoration / Cleaning

The Belfast Center

Hyland Estates Manufactured Housing Community

Relocation 171 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-0900 foxginn.com

ReMax Jaret & Cohn Real Estate

9 Field Street, Suite 100 Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2988 john@thebelfastcenter.com thebelfastcenter.com

101 Mt. Battie Street Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-7091 coastalmountains.org

Retirement Deborah Lincoln House 60 Cedar St., Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1554 dlincoln@gwi.net | deborahlincolnhouse.org

Harbor Hill Nursing Care Center 2 Footbridge RD, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-5307 Danielle.dimartino@genesishcc.com genesishcc.com/root/overview/center/ harborhill

Penobscot Shores Retirement 10 Shoreland Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-2332 info@penobscotshores.com penobscotshores.com

The Residence at Tall Pines 24 Martin Lane, Belfast, Maine 04915 207-930-7031 cmichaud@tallpinesliving.com tallpinesliving.com

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Sailing & Boating Trips

Sailing & Boating Trips Belfast Bay Company Thompson’s Wharf, Belfast Harbor Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-1443 belfastbaycompany.com

Ducktrap Kayak and SUP Rental

The Back & Forth

2175 Atlantic Hwy Lincolnville, Maine 04849 207-236-8608 ducktrapkayak.com

Belfast City Harbor Dock Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-5952 alex@commercial-intelligence.biz thebackandforth.com

Monhegan Boat Line

Thompson Wharf Belfast, Maine 04915 239-849-5668 channingboswell@hotmail.com carrettaecotours.com

Thompson’s Wharf Belfast, Maine 04915 207-266-1667 sailactress@gmail.com sailactress.com

207-701-1421 guildivecruises.com

Come Boating PO Box 1188, Belfast, Maine 04915 comeboating.org

25 Washington St. Camden, Maine 04843 207-236-2926 globalpackingandshipping.com

PO Box 180 Islesboro, Maine 04848 207-930-0003 smakara@midcoast.com lobsterboattour.com

Stockton Harbor Cruises 25 Cape Jellison Road Stockton Springs, Maine 04981 207-332-5530 shcyankee@gmail.com stocktonharborcruises.com

Storage Belfast Self Storage

Packaging Solutions

Rent singles, doubles with paddles, pumps & PDF’s. Group bookings. Leave from campground to Sears Island.

Downeast Boat Company

96 Main St Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-3245 unitymaine@gmail.com facebook.com/pages/Town-Country-StylingTanning-Salon/168740909805429

Global Packing & Shipping

216 West Main Street Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-6059 relax@campocean.com maineoceancamping.com

1300 Atlantic Hwy Northport, Maine 04849 207-930-5337

Town and Country Styling Salon

Shipping / Packaging

Searsport Shores Kayak Rentals

Don Pedro’s Kayak & Surf Co.

242 Main Street Waterville, Maine 04901 207-873-1839 unitymaine@gmail.com facebook.com/pages/category/HairRemoval-Service/Electrolysis-by-RuthSwanson-1487141134885651

730 W Main Street Monroe, Maine 04951 207-338-6424 info@touringkayaks.com touringkayaks.com

Schooner Actress

Castine Cruises

Electrolysis by Ruth Swanson

Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC

880 Port Clyde Rd Port Clyde, Maine 04855 207-372-8848 barstow@monheganboat.me monheganboat.com

Carretta EcoTours, LLC

Spas & Hair Salons

77 Belmont Ave. Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-1515 belfastselfstorage.com

171 High Street, #4 Belfast, Maine 04915 207 338-2194 foxginn.com/shipping_services

Searsport Self Storage

Small Engine Repair Coastal Power Sports, LLC 280 Swan Lake Ave., Belfast, Maine 04915 207-323-3801 coastalpowersportsllc.com

149 E Main St, Searsport, Maine 04974 207-548-2640 searsportantiques.com

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143 High Street Belfast · 207-338-3500 Visit us on facebook! @MasielloBelfast

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Michelle Ridley Sales Director 207-323-1796

Judy Brossmer 207-322-3392

Joe Calista 207-323-1825

Bill Elliott 207-323-9125

Nancy Falvey 207-322-9747

John Gurney 713-201-6807

Bill Ingersoll 207-323-3379

Courtney Keene 207-505-0262

Martha Laitin 207-323-2368

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Corie Skidgell 207-322-5661

Marianne Williams 207-323-9797

Karen Withee 207-322-5526

Jessica Wade Business Support Specialist

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Wellness

Summer Camp

Links Website Design & Online Marketing

Camp CaPella

UniTel / Bluestreak PO Box 165 Unity, Maine 04988 207-948-3900 customerservice@uninet.net | unitelme.com

499 Broadway, Suite B Bangor, Maine 04401 207-735-0605 linksadvantage.com

8 Pearl Point Rd Dedham, Maine 04429 207-843-5104 campcapella.org

Midcoast iPhone Repair and more

Camp NEOFA 335 Main Street Princeton, Maine 04668 207-796-2230 campneofa.org

Technology

22 Searsport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-557-3251 solutions@midcoastiphonerepair.com midcoastiphonerepair.com

Midcoast MAINEiacs Robotics Team 5506

Airwaves, Inc. 15 Starrett Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-338-9929

Searsport, Maine 04974 207-357-5955 carol.moody@midcoastmaineiacs.com midcoastmaineiacs.rsu20.org

Bluestreak (Wireless Internet)

Otelco Communications

PO Box 835 Unity, Maine 04988 877-338-9015 bluestreakme.com

900D Hammond St. Bangor, Maine 04401 207-992-9294 otelco.com/business

LCI Fiber Optic Network

Redzone Wireless

133 Back Meadow Rd. Nobleboro, Maine 04555 207-763-9900 alanh@lintelco.net | lcifiber.net Available NOW in Belfast! A fiber optic network direct to your home or business. Gigabit speeds! Internet, phone, and HD-TV. Affordable and reliable high-speed fiber. LCI, family-owned & Maine-based - It’s time for SIMPLE. HONEST. LOCAL.

Whether your business has one employee or 500, UniTel has all the phone and broadband services you need to keep your business up and running smoothly. Residential with UniTel you can get local phone service, all of the latest calling features, unlimited long distance and broadband all on one bill. What could be easier? Plus, with local customer support and 24/7 tech support, what are you waiting for?

Mid-Coast Tech / AngelCom 38C Starrett Drive Belfast, Maine 04915 207-236-0021 help@midcoasttech.com | midcoasttech.com

Transportation Amtrak Downeaster

91 Camden Street Rockland, Maine 04841 207-596-5700 ncompoginis@redzonewireless.com redzonewireless.com

16 Station Ave. Brunswick, Maine 04101 207-780-1000 jennifer@nnepra.com amtrakdowneaster.com

Concord Coach Lines 100 Sewell St, Portland, Maine 04102 207-828-1151 info@concordcoachlines.com concordcoachlines.com

Venues Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau 330 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 004402-1637 207-947-5205 visitbangormaine.com

Waste Services / Dumpsters DMJ Waste 44 Transfer station road Winterport, Maine 04496 207-223-4112 help@dmjwaste.com dmjwaste.com

Wellness Ananda Yoga and Wellness Ananda Yoga and Wellness Belfast, Maine 04915 207-218-7017 info@anandayogabelfastme.com anandayogabelfastme.com An authentic experience for both new students and experienced yogis. We offer a range of yoga classes, health services and workshops.

Bay Area Fitness 192 Searsport Ave Belfast, Maine 04915 207-745-9357 bayareafitnessgym.com

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Member Directory 1 Mill 13,60 A&E Stoneworks 63 A&L Energy 61 ACE Sharpening & Window Cleaning 58 Aina Moja 61 Airwaves, Inc. 67 Alden House Inn 52 Allen Insurance & Financial 60 ALLPLAY 56 American Legion Post #43 58 Amtrak Downeaster 67 Ananda Yoga and Wellness 13,67,72 Angler's Restaurant 59 Annalisa Miller Massage Therapy for Women 62 Asea 62 athenahealth, Inc. 62 Atlantic Insurance & Benefits 62 Bait's Motel 59 Bangor Daily News 63 Bangor Metro 63 Bangor Federal Credit Union 58,60,71 Bangor Savings Bank-Belfast 7,60,71,72 Bangor Savings Bank (Belfast) 7, 60 Bangor Savings Bank (Searsport) 7, 60 Bangor Savings Bank (Unity) 7, 60 Bank of America 60 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 60 Barstow Art & Design 62 Bay Area Fitness Inc 67 Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro 22,52 BAY PRO 22,58 Bay Wrap Inc. 45,46,50, Bayside Cottage Rentals 52 Beach Cottage Inn 52 Beach Cottage Inn: Whales Tooth Pub 51,52 Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway 64 Belfast 1890 House 52 Belfast Adult Education 60 Belfast Bay Brewing Company 60 Belfast Bay Company 66 Belfast Bay Inn 52,55,72 Belfast Bay Shade Company 33,34,62 Belfast Breeze Inn 54 Belfast Co-op 22,45,46,49 Belfast Creative Coalition 22,27,56 Belfast Curling Club 9, 56 Belfast Dairy Queen 49 Belfast Dance Studio 56 Belfast Dental Care LLC 62,63,71 Belfast Farmers' Market 22,45,46,49 Belfast Free Library 41,62 Belfast Garden Club 22,24,59 Belfast Harbor Artisans 61 Belfast Harbor Inn 54,71 Belfast Historical Society & Museum Inc. 24,64,72 Belfast Laundry Center 62 Belfast Lions Club 58 Belfast Maine Real Estate 65,71, Inside back cover

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Front Street Pub 29,50,72 Front Street Shipyard 11,63,72 Fort Point Cove Cottage 53 Future Generations Forestry & Landscaping 59 G.R.F. Real Estate Company 65 Gateway Title of Maine, Inc. 65 Giles Consulting 57 Glenmoor By The Sea 53,71 Global Packing & Shipping 66 Glow 61 GO Logic, LLC 59 Good Morning Productions 64 Goodwill Industries of NNE 59 Goodwill Workforce Solutions 57 Goose River Farm Meat Store 50 Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau 67 Green Home Solutions of Mid Coast Maine 64 Green with Envy Salon 61 Habitat For Humanity of Waldo County 25,29,58 Hamilton Marine 63 Hammond Lumber Company 61 Harbor Hill Nursing Care Center 13,65,71 Harborwalk Restaurant 50 Harborwatch Cottage 53 Harmony Cottage 53 Hayford Hill Accounting 60 Head of the Bay Business Alliance 28,59,71 Holmes Florist & Greenhouse 61 Home Supply Center 61 HomeTown Real Estate & Property Management 55,64,71 Horch Roofing 59 Hospice Volunteers Of Waldo County 59 Hyland Estates Manufactured Housing Community 65 Inn at Sunrise Point 52 Insight Productions 64 Interiors By Janis Stone 62 InterLoqui 57 J Black Printing 64 J&B Auto Body 57 Jacobson Glass Studio 61 Jeweled Turret Inn, The 20, 52,71 Jody Johnstone Pottery 51,57,71 K. Construction, Inc. 56,71,back cover Katwalk 32,34,58 Kendrick's Antiques 34,56 Key Bank 60 Kids Unplugged 56 KSW Federal Credit Union 60 La Mesa 51 Law Offices of Joanna W. Owen 62 Law Offices of Lee Woodward Jr. 57 LCI Fiber Optic Network 67,71 Left Bank Books 35,57,72 Legal Shield 57 Libby's Variety & CafĂŠ 59 Lighthouse Arts Center 57 Lily Piel Photography 64 Lincolnville Business Group 28,59,71


Member Directory Lincolnville General Store 50,58 Links Website Design & Online Marketing 67 Little River Baptist Church 24,64 Little River Veterinary Hospital 56 Local Color Gallery, LLC 39,61 Loon Lookout Cottages 53 Loyal Biscuit Co. 56 Lupine Cottage 60 MAC Electric 59 Machias Savings Bank 60 Macleod Furniture 61 Mailloux & Marden, P. A. 57 Maine's Midcoast & Islands 51 Maine Alpaca Experience 22,28,58 Maine Artisans Collective, Inc. 60 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. 64 Maine Celtic Celebration 25 Maine Coast Construction 59 Maine Country & Coast Real Estate 65,72 Maine Crafts Guild 25,35,60,71 Maine DECD 61 Maine Farmland Trust 41,61 Maine Integrative Chiropractic 13,62,71 Maine Maritime Museum 22,64 MaineHealth Care at Home 62 Mainely Pottery 35,60,71 MaineStream Finance 60 Mammie's Country Kitchen 18,51 Maritime Energy 61 Marsh River Cooperative 50,58 Martha Laitin 65 Mary Johnston Design 62 Mathews Brothers Company 27,63,71 Meanwhile in Belfast 48,51,72 Melanie Frazek 57 Merrybell Motel 54 Metaphor Bronze Tileworks 60 Michelle L. Morrow, DMD 62 Mid-Coast Tech / AngelCom 67 Midcoast Actors Studio 22,64 Midcoast iPhone Repair and more 67 Midcoast Leadership Academy 60 Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education 62 Midcoast MAINEiacs Robotics Team 5506 67 MM Julz Christmas Shoppe 61 Monhegan Boat Line 66 Moore's Septic 59 Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort 53,57,71 MTA Accounting PA 60 Najean Shedyak Photography 64 Napa Auto Parts 57 Nautilus Seafood & Grill 51 Neighborhood 51 New England Marketing Solutions 63 New Years By The Bay 60 NextHome Experience 65 Nickerson Professional Association 60 Nordic Aquafarms, Inc 60 North Atlantic Blues Festival 24,60 North Country Rivers 56

North Star Adventures 18,56 Northeast Equipment & Supply, Inc. 59 Northport Golf Club 61 Ocean House 53 Ociepka & Burnett, PA 57 Ondine Oyster & Wine Bar 51 ORF Inc. 59 Otelco Communications 67 Our Town Belfast, A Main Street Community 59 Owl Furniture 35,61,71 Owls Head Transportation Museum 64 P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center 24,59 Palermo Insurance Agency 62 Parent Gallery 39,61 Patchwork Plus 62 Penobscot Bay Dentistry 62 Penobscot Bay Pilot 64 Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce 58 Penobscot Bay Singers 64 Penobscot Home Performance 59 Penobscot Marine Museum 64 Penobscot Shores 12,65,71 Perry's Home Furnishings & Design 33,34,62 Peter Nesin, Optician 62 Phi Architects 56 Phi Builders + Architects 59 Pica design + marketing 13,63,72 Pine Grove Cottages 53 Point Lookout, The Midcoast's Mountain Resort 20,21,24,26,53,54,59,71 Portside Manor 53 Pray's Homes of Belfast, LLC 65 Primerica 60 Private Home Care, Inc 62,63,71 Quirk CarQuest of Belfast 57 Quirk Ford Chrysler 57 R.D. Martineau 62 Rachel Epperly Media 64 Remax Jaret & Cohn Real Estate 65 Realty of Maine 7,65,72 Reclaimed Maine 56 Redzone Wireless LLC 67 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 64 Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast 59 ReVision Energy, LLC 56 RFB Advertising/Travel Maine 64 Ridgetop Restaurant 51 Riposta Funeral Home 61 River Run Partners LLC 65 Robin's Nest Consignment Inc 61 Rollie's Bar & Grill, Inc 6,50,51,58,72 Ron Cowan 56 Schooner Actress 50,66 SCORE 57 Searsport Antique Mall 56 Searsport Self Storage 66 Searsport First Congregational Church 64 Searsport Pines Golf Course 61 Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground 7,22,25,26,53,57,71

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground: Fiber College of Maine 25 Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground: Searsport Shores Kayaks Rentals 66 Seascape Motel & Cottages 53 Seaview Aviation 56 Seebreeze Family Eye Care 32,34,62 Senior College at Belfast 22,24,60 ServiceMaster Contract Services 64 SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland 58,64,65 Shangri-La Stoneworks LLC 62 Sherwin Williams 61 Sidecountry Sports 10,56 Smart DataMap Services 57 Spouter Inn Bed & Breakfast 20,52,54,71 St. Margaret's Episcopal Church 64 State Farm Insurance 62,71 State Sand and Gravel 59 Stockton Harbor Cruises 66 Stockton Harbor Waterfront 56 Stockton Harbor Waterfront: The Playground at Stockton Harbor 56 Stockton Harbor Yacht Club 57 StoneCrest 59 Suite Inspirations 53 Sundog Solar 56 Susan A. Cooney Fine Art Studio 41,56 Susan Tobey White Studio 22,29,41,58 Swanville Community Church 64 Temple Heights Spiritual Camp 64 The Back & Forth 66 The Belfast Center 65,71 The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery 56 The Blue Alpaca, LLC 28,43,60,71 The Game Loft 60 The Good Table 59 The Gull Motel 54 The Hichborn 47,50 The Lodge at Camden Hills 52 The Meadow of Belfast 61 The Mount Battie Motel 54 The Nightfall Inn 52 The Purple Baboon 61 The Red Barn Baking Company LLC 56 The Red Barn Marketplace 49 The Residence at Tall Pines 65 The Sutherland Law Firm LLC 57 The Village at Stockton Harbor Condominium 59 The Timber Cross 64 Thomas Fowler, PE, LLC 59 Tidewater Oil 61 Toddy Pond Farm 20,23,28,60 Total Property Care Inc. 59 Tozier's Family Market 58 Trillium Caterers 58 U.S. Small Business Administration 57 United Farmers Market of Maine 22,23,24,25,26,45,46,59,72 United Midcoast Charities 58

United Realty 27,65,71 UniTel, Inc./Bluestreak 21,67,71 Unity Business Exchange 57,58,71 Unity Flower Shop 61 Unity Foundation 59 Unity Pond Pottery 17,61 University of Maine - Hutchinson Center 27,41,60,71 VStv - Real TV, Real Local 64 Varney Agency - Insurance & Bonding 21,62,71 Victorian By The Sea 52 Viking Lumber 62 Vinolio 51 Waldo Community Action Partners 59 Waldo County General Hospital 62,70,71 Waldo County Shrine Club Charitable Trust 58 Waldo County Woodshed 58 Waldo County YMCA 13,23,24,56,70,71 Wasses Hot Dogs 51 Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC 66 Waterfall Arts 22,26,40,43,56,71 Weaver's Roadside Variety 49 Wellman Paving, Inc. 59 Wentworth Event Center 59 Whales Tooth Pub 51 Whitecap Builders, Inc. 11,59,71 Wild Cow Creamery 49,72 Willow Moon Florist 61 Windsor Chairmakers 14,33,34,61,71 Wood 'n' Nichols 59 Worth Real Estate 65,72 Yankee Clipper Motel 54,71 Yo Mamma's 61,72 Young's Lobster Pound 7,51 Youngtown Inn & Restaurant 20,52

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