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GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING IN MID-MAINE Albion • Belgrade • Benton • China Clinton • Fairfield • Hinckley • Oakland Rome • Sidney • Shawmut • South China Thorndike • Unity • Vassalboro Waterville • Winslow

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome to Mid-Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Our Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Education in Our Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Public Libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Community Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Recreation & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Places of Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Our State: The Way Life Should Be. . . . . . . . . 41 Government Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Community Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Places of Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Business Support & Community Development . . 51 Area Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 About Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. . . . . 58 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Member Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Sponsorship Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Front Cover Photo Credit Top Row from L to R: Jane McIntosh, www.FoxFoto.us, Jane McIntosh, www.FoxFoto.us, Glenn Turner. Bottom row from L to R: Jane McIntosh, Jane McIntosh, Kim Lindlof, Waterville Main Street, Lisa Wheeler.

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Greetings

and welcome to Mid-Maine!

Our schools and hospitals are second to none, and the crime rate is remarkably low. Of course, our natural resources abound. In mid-Maine, the Belgrade Lakes (inspiration for On Golden Pond), China Lake, and the mighty Kennebec River with its world-renowned brown trout all afford residents and visitors unforgettable recreation opportunities. Exciting and innovative business opportunities flourish within our region. The creative economy is alive and well in mid-Maine, and our cultural assets are many, including the one-of-a-kind Waterville Opera House and the largest museum in the state, the incredible Colby College Museum of Art.

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Foreign Direct Investment magazine ranked Maine’s quality of life as best in the nation— and those of us who live here know why.

Waterville has been recognized as one of the best places to raise your family. U.S. News & World Report ranked Maine, tied with California, as possessing the best high schools in the nation having the greater percentage of schools earning top honors in its most recent rankings. Our area is also a fantastic place to live, play, work, and start a business. Consider the benefits of visiting or relocating to our pristine corner of New England. I think it’s the best place on earth! Warm regards,

Kimberly N. Lindlof President & CEO

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Photos Š Jane McIntosh

COMMUNITIES

Our Communities

WATERVILLE www.waterville-me.gov Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, Waterville is home to a mix of shops and restaurants, as well as two colleges— Thomas College and Colby College. A Main Street Maine community, Waterville takes great pride in its downtown, which is home to seven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and many one-ofa-kind shops and eateries. Waterville is easily accessed with two exits off Interstate 95 and by Route 201, which

touts a national historic byway and is part of the Kennebec-Chaudiere Corridor. Visitors will enjoy numerous arts and cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum, Rail-

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road Square Cinema, and Common Street Arts. Waterville hosts a year-round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Intown Arts Fest, Taste of Waterville, Harvest Fest, and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market. Shoppers will find a wide array of products, including upscale women’s clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, art, toys and books, and much more. Dining options are equally diverse, offering authentic Lebanese and Mexican cuisines, Asian

specialties, eclectic American fare, delicious pub food, barbeque, and fresh seafood, great bagels, sandwiches and coffee. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the miles of hiking trails located throughout the City and its neighboring communities, including the newly developed Quarry Road Recreation Area, which also provides cross country skiing in the winter months. The Kennebec River also offers spectacular fishing and boating opportunities.

WINSLOW www.winslowmaine.org

Located on the east bank of the Kennebec River across the bridge from Waterville, Winslow is a town rich in history and pride. Settlers arrived in the early 1700s and built their homes around the protective “Fort Halifax” on the confluence of the Sebasticook and Kennebec Rivers, major routes in transporting food, goods, and more settlers. The Winslow Fort Halifax Blockhouse, formerly the nation’s oldest wooden structure of its type, was rebuilt from some of the timbers of the original blockhouse that was swept down the Kennebec River by raging flood waters on April 1, 1987.

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Winslow has a population of approximately 8,000 and provides excellent commercial, industrial, and residential opportunities. Johnny’s Selected Seeds, one of the world’s top rated seed catalog companies, is open for business on Benton Avenue in Winslow. MidState Machine Products, one of Maine’s largest manufacturers of specialty machinery, is favorably © Sean Cabaniss located on Route 201. Lohmann Animal Health International is located on Route 137 and is a leading manufacturer and supplier of poultry biologics for the U.S. and international vaccine markets. A stable, council-manager government has operated under a Town Charter since 1969. Winslow has successfully maintained one of the more attractive property tax rates in the area and can boast an excellent educational system, outstanding athletic programs, and some of the finest recreational facilities in the state. Winslow is a warm, friendly, progressive community and an excellent place to call home.

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OAKLAND www.oaklandmaine.us Oakland, neighboring Waterville to the west, is the gateway to the well-known Belgrade Lakes. Three major bodies of water in the Belgrade Lakes chain dominate the landscape, providing many opportunities for recreation. The attractiveness of the lakes makes it easy to see why the town has one of the largest concentrations of summer camps for children in all of Maine. Oakland was originally settled as “West Waterville,” but early inhabitants soon tired of being west of anyone, as the historians tell it, and incorporated under their own name in 1883. It was soon apparent that the town’s tumbling Messalonskee Stream would draw industries to take advantage of this considerable source of water power. A front runner in recognizing environmental issues, Oakland was one of the first towns in the state to build a municipal sewerage treatment facility. Among attractions is the

Memorial Hall on Church Street, built by Civil War veterans, and the Octagon House on Summer Street at the northerly end of Messalonskee Lake. Private homes range from stately New England classics to cape and ranch homes. Oakland is a beautiful place to reside and raise a family. The town has a reputation for some of the finest schools in the entire state and for its fiscally conservative municipal government. Preparing for the future, Oakland has a comprehensive plan to promote organized development and a full range of municipal services, including curbside parking. Because of its proximity to Interstate 95 and prime development areas, Oakland was selected as the site for FirstPark - Maine’s Premier Technology Center. Billed as the first of its kind in Maine, this high tech park provides suitable locations for the emerging businesses of the 21st century.

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Town of Fairfield Aerial Photos of Maine

FAIRFIELD www.fairfieldme.com First settled in 1771, the town of Fairfield has somewww.fairfieldme.com of the most beautiful historic sites recorded in the National Historic Register. The Cotton-Smith History House and Museum is located at 42 High Street and is home to the Fairfield Historical Society. Other architectural jewels include the Lawrence Public Library, Connor-Bovie House, and the Amos Gerald house. Fairfield, with a population of 6,700, is known as an important crossroads and is the point of intersection of the largest transportation corridors in Maine, U.S. Route 201 and Interstate 95. Along Route 201 is an “antiques corridor,� with several antique stores and world class auction halls. Fairfield is home to many thriving businesses and, with 55 square miles, also contains large areas of developable land. The town has a substantial urban residential and historic downtown district, as well as several quaint unincorporated villages that contribute to its charm and character,

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including Fairfield Center, Hinckley Village, and Shawmut Village. Fairfield is home to Kennebec Valley Community College and the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley. Fairfield is a fine community in which to live and work, with all the recreational and cultural amenities the region affords.

BELGRADE www.belgrademaine.com Just ten miles west of Waterville is the beautiful region known as the Belgrade Lakes. The town of Belgrade was incorporated in 1796, as the 102nd town of the Province of Maine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The name was chosen by John Vassal Davis, who admired Belgrade, Yugoslavia, when he visited there as a representative of the East India Company.

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By the late 1880s, the region was discovered by vacationers, and by the early 1890s, large numbers of tourists arrived by steam train. Today, tourists still enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent region. The Belgrade Lakes include the towns and villages of Belgrade, Belgrade Lakes, North

Belgrade, Smithfield, and parts of Rome, Sidney, and Oakland. As it was some eighty years ago, it is still a most popular place to visit, vacation, or live. Great Pond, the largest of the lakes in the region, was the inspiration for the play and movie On Golden Pond.

CHINA www.china.govoffice.com The Town of China is a picturesque community with a short commute to both the State capital of Augusta and to the Winslow/ Waterville area. Route 3 also gives China residents easy access to Maine’s beautiful coast. The town of China is comprised of four community villages: China Village, South China, Weeks Mills, and Branch Mills. China businesses are ready when residents and visitors gear up for outdoor fun in all seasons with four bodies of water: China Lake, Three Mile Pond, Branch Pond, and the Sheepscott River. It is a peaceful area with scenic hills, farms, ponds and streams. China Lake boasts excellent fishing, includ-

ing landlocked salmon, small mouth bass and white perch. China Primary and Middle Schools are a vibrant community of learners. The quality of education in China rests on a strong foundation of talented and dedicated staff, a history of innovation, the desire to constantly improve teaching, and an engaged and supportive community. China is also home to Erskine Academy, a private high school which provides a supportive and engaging learning environment with high expectations for student achievement. The China community nurtures local businesses and is actively supporting the process of creating. As we support local business, we support the future of our community.

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China Lake Aerial Photos of Maine

ALBION

BURNHAM

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Albion, population 2,041, remains a typical Maine small town. Founded in 1804, its proud history boasts ties to Elijah Parish Lovejoy, America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. Albion’s central village, excellent elementary school, library, and health center provide focus on family. With proximity to the greater Waterville area, it has ideal small business potential as demonstrated by the growth of Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

Burnham is bordered by the Sebasticook River on one side and is known as the “Home of Lake Winnecook.” One of the streams running through Burnham gave the town its original name of Twenty-Five Mile Plantation. The town was incorporated in 1824.

BENTON www.bentonmaine.info Benton is located on the east bank of the Kennebec River, across the three bridges from Fairfield. The area was first settled in 1763 and incorporated as Sebasticook on March 16, 1842. The name was changed to Benton in 1850. With a park and walking trails, Benton offers the pleasant feeling of small town closeness combined with easy access to all the benefits of the total mid-Maine community.

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Burnham is home to both industry and artisans, such as Pride Manufacturing and Burnham Shaker Products. The town offers a public boat launch, town beach, golf course, and Veteran’s Memorial Park, which honors local Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Carl Goodblood.

CLINTON www.clinton-me.us Clinton, located five miles north of Fairfield, is bounded on the west by the Kennebec River and on the east by the Sebasticook River. The town was first settled in 1775 and incorporated in 1795. Because

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ROME www.kvcog.org/towns/rome.htm Rome is located in the heart of the Belgrade chain of lakes. There are fishing, sailing, and swimming opportunities to be enjoyed in any of the seven lakes of this 150 square mile lake region. A popular 40 mile canoe adventure takes paddlers through the lakes chain. Rome was first settled in 1780 and originally named West Pond Plantation. The town was incorporated in 1804. Rome is an attractive community in which to settle.

SIDNEY www.sidneymaine.org Sidney is a fast growing community noted for having one of the lower tax rates in Kennebec County. Surrounding the town to the east is the Kennebec River and to the west is Messalonskee Lake, where the headquarters for the famed New England Music Camp is located. The lake is also surrounded by summer resorts and cottage colonies. Both Messalonskee Lake and the Kennebec River have public boat access, and several small ponds make up a nice, rural setting. Centrally located are the Town Office, Grange Hall, Transfer/Recycling Facility, and the Public Works Department. The James H. Bean School, grades K-6 (see page 16), has been recognized by the State of Maine

as a leader in efficiency and education. The district is distinguished by having had two National Educator Milken Award winners, both from Sidney. Located in three strategic areas are the town’s Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, serving the needs for all fire and rescue. Access to neighboring towns and cities, such as Waterville and Augusta, are Routes 23, 27, 104 and Interstate 95. I-95 makes this town a prime location for industries because of its own entrance and exit ramps. The rest of the community is a rural atmosphere made up of farming and small business.

THORNDIKE www.thorndikeme.com The town of Thorndike was established in 1819. It is a quaint little village with a population of 712. Miles of winding rural roads capture breathtaking views. The small community is famously known for the “Gordon Hill Murders,” which took place June 16, 1873. The court handed down a guilty verdict and a sentence of hanging was carried out. A letter later arrived claiming the wrong man was hanged; someone else had committed the gruesome murders. Because of this trial, capital punishment was ended in Maine.

UNITY www.unityme.org Unity is located on Routes 9 and 202 and was incorporated June 22, 1804. It is the home of Unity College, which specializes in environmental sciences and outdoor recreation. The college has an art gallery, lecture and concert series, and an excellent library with a children’s loft, all of which are open to the public.

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of the Clinton I-95 interchange, the town is attractive to industrial development. Clinton is a diversified mid-Maine community with pleasant residential areas, beautiful rural land, small fabrication factories, the largest dairy industry in the state, and a premier nine-hole golf course. Clinton is home to the extremely popular annual Clinton Lion’s Club Agricultural Fair.


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Unity is located on the shores of Lake Winnecook, a fine place to boat, fish, and swim. A public boat ramp and ample parking provides easy access to the lake. Also located on the shores of Lake Winnecook is the Field of Dreams Athletic Complex, which boasts a walking path, several ball fields, picnic tables, and an excellent playground with all new equipment. The Snowdusters Snowmobile Club maintains several snowmobile trails throughout the town for winter fun. Unity is home to Unity Raceway, a local summer favorite of stock car fans. It is located on Route 139 and is open from midspring to late fall. Every fall, the popular Common Ground Fair attracts thousands of people to witness the delights of rural living and natural food. Unity’s attractions make it an all-seasons place to work and play.

VASSALBORO www.vassalboro.net Vassalboro stretches from the east bank of the Kennebec River to the west shore of China Lake. It is home to farmers, woodsmen, and commuters to Waterville and Augusta. Settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771, Vassalboro is located on Routes 32 and 201. Vassalboro has frontage on a major river, the Kennebec, as well as on four lakes and ponds, resulting in outstanding recreational opportunities. Vassalboro is home to Duratherm Window Company, York Spiral Stair, and has some of the larger dairy farms in the area. It is also home to Natanis Golf Course, a 36 hole public course, one of the largest north of Boston.

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EDUCATION

Our Schools

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WATERVILLE • WINSLOW • VASSALBORO www.aos92.org Superintendent of AOS 92 25 Messalonskee Ave., Waterville, (207) 873-4281 Albert S. Hall (Grades 4-5) 27 Pleasant St., Waterville, (207) 872-8071 George J. Mitchell (Grades K-3) 58 Drummond Ave., Waterville, (207) 873-0695 Educare Central Maine (Birth-age 5) 56 Drummond Ave., Waterville, (207) 680-7200 www.educarecentralmaine.org Mid-Maine Technical Center 3 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville, (207) 873-0102

Waterville Junior High 100 West River Rd., Waterville, (207) 873-2144 Waterville Senior High One Brooklyn Ave., Waterville, (207) 873-2751 Winslow Elementary 285 Benton Ave., Winslow, (207) 872-1967 Winslow Junior High 6 Danielson St., Winslow, (207) 872-1973 Winslow High 20 Danielson St., Winslow, (207) 872-1990 Vassalboro Community (Grades K-8) 1116 Webber Pond Rd., Vassalboro (207) 923-3100

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BELGRADE • CHINA • OAKLAND • SIDNEY • ROME www.rsu18.org Superintendent of RSU 18 41 Heath St., Oakland, (207) 465-7384

James H. Bean (Pre-K-grade 5) 2896 Middle Rd., Sidney, (207) 547-3395

Atwood Primary 19 Heath St., Oakland, (207) 465-3411

Messalonskee Middle 33 School Bus Dr., Oakland, (207) 465-2167

Belgrade Central (Pre-K-grade 5) 158 Depot St., Belgrade, (207) 495-2321

Messalonskee High 131 Messalonskee High Dr., Oakland (207) 465-7381

China Middle (Grades 5-8) 773 Lakeview Dr., South China, (207) 445-1500 China Primary (Grades K-4) 763 Lakeview Dr., South China, (207) 445-1550

Williams Elementary 55 Pleasant St., Oakland, (207) 465-2965

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ALBION • BENTON • CLINTON • FAIRFIELD www.msad49.org Superintendent of SAD 49 8 School St., Fairfield, (207) 453-4200

Fairfield Primary 63 High St., Fairfield, (207) 453-4220

Albion Elementary 20 School St., Albion, (207) 437-2616

Lawrence Junior High 7 School St., Fairfield, (207) 453-4200

Benton Elementary 68 School Dr., Benton, (207) 453-4240

Lawrence High 9 School St., Fairfield, (207) 453-4200

Clinton Elementary 75 Morrison Ave., Clinton, (207) 426-2181

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THORNDIKE • UNITY* www.rsu3.org Superintendent of RSU 3 84 School St., Unity, (207) 948-3881

Mount View Middle 575 Mount View Rd., Thorndike, (207) 568-7561

Early Childhood Center Unity (Pre-K) 84 School St., Unity, www.eccumaine.org

Mount View High 577 Mount View Rd., Thorndike, (207) 568-3255

Mount View Elementary 573 Mount View Rd., Thorndike, (207) 568-7541

*Only those RSU 3 schools within Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s membership region have been included.

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Erskine Academy (Grades 9-12) 309 Windsor Rd., China, (207) 445-2962 www.erskineacademy.org Glenn Stratton Learning Center (Grades K-12) at Good Will-Hinckley 16 Prescott Dr., Hinckley, (207) 238-4000 www.gwh.org Helping Hands Trade School 410 China Rd., Winslow, (207) 873-0011 www.helpinghandstradeschool.com Kennebec Montessori School (Ages 3-9) 38 Sheridan Dr., Fairfield, (207) 453-6055 www.kennebecmontessori.org Let’s Talk Language School 31 Temple St., Waterville, (207) 873-0432 www.letstalklanguageschool.org

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AREA PRIVATE SCHOOLS Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (Grades 9-12) at Good Will-Hinckley 16 Prescott Dr., Hinckley, (207) 238-4100 www.means.gwh.org Mount Merici School (Nursery school—grade 6) 152 Western Ave., Waterville, (207) 873-3773 www.mountmerici.org St. John Regional Catholic School (Preschool-grade 6) 15 South Garand St., Winslow, (207) 872-7115 www.stjohnschoolwinslow.org Temple Academy (Pre-K-grade 12) 60 West River Rd., Waterville www.templeacademyme.org

AREA COLLEGES Colby College 4000 Mayflower Hill, Waterville (207) 859-4000 www.colby.edu Kaplan University 14 Marketplace Dr., Augusta (207) 213-2500 www.kaplanuniversity.edu Kennebec Valley Community College 92 Western Ave., Fairfield, (207) 453-5035 www.kvcc.me.edu Thomas College 180 West River Rd., Waterville, (207) 859-1111 www.thomas.edu

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Albert Church Brown Memorial Library (China Village) 37 Main St. - (207) 968-2926 www.acbrown.lib.me.us Albion Public Library 18 Main St. - (207) 437-2220 www.albionme.com/library.htm Belgrade Public Library 124 Depot Rd. - (207) 495-3508 www.belgrade.lib.me.us Brown Memorial Library (Clinton) 53 Railroad St. - (207) 426-8686 www.clinton-me.us Dorothy Quimby Library at Unity College (Unity) 90 Quaker Hill Rd. - (207) 948-9178 www.unity.edu/library Lawrence Public Library (Fairfield) 33 Lawrence Ave. - (207) 453-6867 www.fairfieldme.com/library Lunder Library at Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield) 92 Western Ave. - (207) 453-5004 www.kvcc.me.edu/library

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Public Libraries Miller Library at Colby College (Waterville) 5100 Mayflower Hill Dr. - (207) 859-5100 www.colby.edu/library Oakland Public Library 18 Church St. - (207) 465-7533 www.oaklandmaine.us South China Public Library 247 Village St., South China - (207) 445-3094 www.southchina.lib.me.us Thomas College Library (Waterville) 180 West River Rd. - (207) 859-1204 www.thomas.edu/library Vassalboro Public Library 930 Bog Rd. - (207) 923-3233 www.vassalboropubliclibrary.blogspot.com Waterville Public Library 73 Elm St. - (207) 872-5433 www.watervillelibrary.org Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax St. - (207) 872-1978 www.winslow-me.gov/departments/library

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Community Events CALENDAR

There’s something for everyone in mid-Maine! For a full schedule of events year-round, visit our community events calendar at

www.MidMaineFun.com Agricultural fairs and outdoor festivals to concerts, theater, and cultural events to community gatherings and charitable fundraisers­—find it all here! Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce events:

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• Business to Business Showcase: Mid-Maine’s premier tradeshow, featuring exhibitors as varied as our Chamber’s membership. Every March. • Annual Awards Dinner: A celebration of outstanding contributions to our region by area organizations and professionals. Every April. • Chamber Golf Classic: The region’s most prize-laden tournament! 1st Monday in June. • Taste of Waterville: Mid-Maine largest outdoor festival (see opposite page)—a favorite of visitors and locals alike. 1st Wednesday in August. • Super Raffle Dinner: A fun-filled night of prizes and networking. Nobody walks away emptyhanded! Every September.

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• Business Breakfast Series: A professional development and networking series held monthly in partnership with Thomas College covering a variety of topics relevant to Chamber members. January - June; September - December from 7:15 - 9 a.m. • Business After Hours: A networking series hosted by a different Chamber member each month. Bring your business cards! 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Leading Women’s Luncheon Series: A quarterly series featuring women leaders speaking about their roads to success and the challenges they have faced along the way. 11:30 - 1 p.m. • Meet the Reps: Held several times each legislative session, this series brings area professionals and community leaders together with elected officials at all levels of government for an evening of casual conversation. 5:30 - 7 p.m.

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Join us the first Wednesday in August for mid-Maine’s largest outdoor festival, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s

Taste of Waterville A full day of food, family, and fun in downtown Waterville! The Taste of Waterville, a favorite of visitors and locals alike since 1992, showcases our region’s exceptional eateries and highlights all mid-Maine has to offer. The event features fine dining and more casual food, children’s activities and attractions, live music throughout the day, a popular beer garden, a variety of vendors, and more! Learn more about this year’s Taste of Waterville at www.tasteofwaterville.com and ‘like’ the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteofwaterville!

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Maine Maple Sunday

As spring begins, so does the maple sugaring season. Somerset County is THE largest maple syrup producing county in the world! Come and see how Maine maple syrup is made. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March. Statewide many of the sugarhouses celebrate by opening their doors to visitors for demonstrations, free samples, and fun activities for families. Below are some websites that list the times and activities they will be offering. Some sugarhouses are open for both Saturday and Sunday. http://www.mainemapleproducers.com/maine-maple-sunday-map.html https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/maine_maple_sunday.shtml Enjoy the scenic views that Maine has to offer and the sweet taste of Maple Syrup as you go from sugarhouse to sugarhouse.

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Recreation & Entertainment

Top: Photo of stream taken from trail, Quarry Road Recreation Area

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With 6,000 lakes and ponds, 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 17 million acres of forestland, Maine is second to none for outdoor recreation. If you love the outdoors, there’s no better place to be—spring, summer, autumn or winter. In addition to the many recreational opportunities right here in mid-Maine, we also enjoy Maine’s beautiful mountain ranges to the west, majestic coastline to the east, and the unspoiled North Woods to north.

Quarry Road Recreation Area A four season recreation area in the heart of greater Waterville, Quarry Road hosts a number of community events and boasts a world-class trail system with the mission of enabling people from all walks of life to enjoy the health benefits of the outdoors in an easily accessible area of natural beauty. Activities include cross-country skiing, biking, walking and jogging, showshoeing, paddling, and sledding. During the winter months, Quarry Road’s snowmaking capability makes for a great recreating experience.

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With outstanding opportunities for recreation year-round, Quarry Road Recreation Area is open to the public free of charge with donations to help maintain the area gratefully accepted.

Learn more at www.quarryroadrecarea.org

KennebecMessalonskee Trails An impressive network of recreational trails showcasing the beauty within midMaine riverside communities, including: The Messalonskee Stream Trail starts in Oakland. It is beautiful, winding as it does

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RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT hydropower dam into Winslow for a 4 mile route that could take you across the 2-cent bridge into downtown Waterville.

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The Inland Woods and Pine Ridge trail network is great for hiking and is a favorite of mountain bikers. Wander through the woods as far as you want to go.

KennebecMessalonskee Trails Map and Trail Guide at the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce office, 50 Elm Street, Waterville. from the high ground near the water falls, down to the edge of the lake behind the Rice Rips Dam, through a variety of woods and across deep gullies. Follow it 2.5 miles to Rice Rips Road. The Rotary Centennial Trail, starting in Benton, in contrast, is wide and almost level, great for families. For 1.5 miles it provides many views of the Kennebec River, ending at a former bridge abutment, a great spot for a picnic. An additional trail leads south past the

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The Colby College Campus has another set of upland trails. Some lead deep into the woods; others afford great views from the top of Mayflower Hill. Check out what’s available on the 700 acre campus at www.colby.edu. There are miles of other trails located throughout the community for you to explore. Complete trail maps are available at www.kmtrails.org or by visiting Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 50 Elm Street, Waterville.

Hunting & Fishing With our diverse and abundant wildlife, opportunities for hunting and fishing abound in our region. Brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, land-locked salmon, small- and largemouth bass, and togue can all be found in mid-Maine’s waters.

Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife online at www.maine.gov/ifw for more information on hunting and fishing in Maine.

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Farmers’ Markets Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market The Concourse (Appleton & Main Streets), Waterville www.snakeroot.net/waterville

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Fairfield Farmers’ Market Main Street, downtown Fairfield www.fairfieldme.com/town/pages/farmers-market

Unity Market Day Unity Community Center 32 School Street, Unity www.snakeroot.net/unity

Belgrade Lakes Farmers’ Market Belgrade Lakes Resource Center 137 Main Street, Belgrade www.belgradelakesmaine.com/local/ farmers_market.html

East Vassalboro Farmers’ Market Vassalboro Grange Hall Route 32, East Vassalboro www.vassalborofarmers.org

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Places of Interest With a thriving arts scene, endless extraordinary dining options, and limitless recreational opportunities, there’s a lifetime of fun to be had in mid-Maine.

Parks and Public Trails Field of Dreams Park Route 9 and 202, Unity

Quarry Road Recreation Area * Quarry Rd., Waterville (See page 24) www.quarryroadrecarea.org

Fort Halifax Park * Route 137, Winslow www.winslow-me.gov

Two Cent Bridge * Front St., Waterville www.watervillemainstreet.org/historicwalk.php

Kennebec Messalonskee Trails * (See page 24) www.kmtrails.org

Waterville Dog Park* West River Rd., Waterville www.waterville-me.gov/departments/parks

North Street Playground & Alfond Municipal Pool Complex * 132 North St., Waterville, (207) 680-4744 www.waterville-me.gov/departments/parks

Water Access Public boat launch access is available at: Lake Winnecook, Unity; China Lake, China; Webber Pond, Vassalboro; North Pond, East Pond, Great Pond, Salmon Lake, McGrath Pond and

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Messalonskee Lake, Belgrade Lakes region; and on the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers, which run through mid-Maine. For more information on parks and public water access, visit the State Bureau of Parks & Public Lands online at www.maine.gov/doc/parks.

Museums, Cinemas & Performing Arts Colby College Museum of Art * 5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville (207) 859-5600 www.colby.edu/museum

Railroad Square Cinema * 17 Railroad Sq., Waterville (207) 873-6526 www.railroadsquarecinema.com Redington Museum & Apothecary * 62 Silver St., Waterville (207) 872-9439 www.redingtonmuseum.org

Common Street Arts * 16 Common St., Waterville (207) 872-ARTS www.commonstreetarts.org Flagship Cinema 247 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville (207) 873-7801 www.flagshipcinemas.com/waterville L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley * 16 Prescott Dr., Hinckley (207) 238-4250 www.gwh.org/lcbates

Waterville Opera House * 1 Common St., Waterville (207) 873-7000 www.operahouse.org * Member of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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PLACES OF INTEREST

Golf Courses Belgrade Lakes Golf Club 46 Clubhouse Dr., Belgrade Lakes (207) 495-4653 www.belgradelakesgolf.com

Waterville Country Club * 1 Country Club Rd., Oakland (207) 465-9861 www.watervillecountryclub.com

More Fun

Cedar Springs Golf Course 63 Bog Rd., Albion (207) 437-2073 www.cedarsprings.com

Benton Family Fun Park * 269 Neck Rd., Benton (207) 453-2001 www.bentonfamilyfunpark.com

Clinton Golf Course 510 Hill Rd., Clinton (207) 426-8795 www.clintongolfcourse.com

Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center * 126 North St., Waterville (207) 873-0684 www.aplaceforkidstogo.org

Natanis Golf Course * 735 Webber Pond Rd., Vassalboro (207) 622-3561 www.natanisgc.com Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Course 101 West River Rd., Waterville (207) 873-0474 www.waterville-me.gov/departments/parks

Eaton Mountain Ski Area * 89 Lambert Rd., Skowhegan (207) 474-2666 www.eatonmountain.com Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream & Mini Golf 170 Silver St., Waterville (207) 872-6631 www.giffordsicecream.com

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Sparetime Recreation * 155 West River Rd., Waterville (207) 873-3739 www.sparetimerec.com

Belgrade Reservation Center 262 Augusta Rd., Belgrade Lakes (207) 495-2104 www.belgraderental.com

Campgrounds, Cottages and Bed & Breakfasts

Countryside Campground 457 West River Rd., Waterville (207) 873-4603

Alden Camps * 3 Alden Camps Cove, Oakland (207) 465-7703 www.aldencamps.com Belgrade Lakes Four-Season Cottages 9 Bass Lane, Belgrade (207) 495-9217 www.belgradecottages.com Belgrade Lakes Resources * (207) 314-5624 ww.lakefrontvacationing.com * Member of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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Giordano’s Camping and Recreation 288 North Pond Rd., Winslow (207) 873-2408 Green Valley Campground 1248 Cross Hill Rd., Vassalboro (207) 923-3000 www.greenvalleycampground.us Pressey House 32 Belgrade Rd., Oakland (207) 465-3500 www.presseyhouse.com

The Pleasant Street Inn * 84 Pleasant St., Waterville (207) 680-2515 www.84pleasantstreet.com The Village Inn * 157 Main St., Belgrade Lakes (207) 495-3553 www.villageinnducks.com Unity Marina Campground Briar Ln., Unity (207) 943-6253

Silverton Sporting Ranch 51 Webb Rd., Canaan (207) 399-3647 www.silvertonsportingranch.com

Wings Hill Inn 9 Dry Point Dr., Rome (207) 495-2400 or (866) 495-2400 www.wingshillinn.com

For more information on where to stay in mid-Maine, see page 64. * Member of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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Restaurants 18 Below • Raw Bar • Grill • Lounge

Amazing Fare. Pleasant Atmosphere. Correct Service. 18 Silver Street • Waterville, ME • Exit 130 off I-95 www.18belowrawbar.com

(207) 861-4454

Amici’s Cucina

Italian Cuisine 137 Main Street • Waterville, ME www.amiciscucina.com

(207) 861-4440

Buen Apetito

Mexican Cuisine 4 Chaplin Street • Waterville, ME www.buenapetitorestaurant.com

(207) 861-4649

Cancun Mexican Restaurant 14 Silver Street • Waterville, ME www.cancunwaterville.com

(207) 872-7400

Cappza’s Pizza

Waterville’s Finest Pizza • Delivery Service Available 255 Main Street • Waterville, ME www.cappzaspizza.com

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Restaurants China Dine-ah

Seafood, Steaks & Home Cooked Meals Like Grandma’s 281 Lakeview Drive (Route #202) • China, ME www.chinadine-ah.com

(207) 445-5700

The End Zone

Pizza • Sports Bar • Grill Outdoor Deck-Seasonal 26 Elm Street • Waterville, ME

(207) 861-8000

Eric’s

Where Friends & Family Meet Serving Breakfast & Lunch • Catering On & Off Premise 105 College Avenue • Waterville, ME

(207) 859-8761

Heritage House

Served in a Romantic 18th Century Home 182 Route 201 • Skowhegan, ME • Exit 133 off I-95 www.hhrestaurant.com

(207) 474-5100

Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse

Great Food, Great Smiles and Great Service! 99 West River Road • Waterville, ME www.jfs.me

(207) 87-STEAK

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Restaurants Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse

Enjoy first-rate food in Waterville’s first Brewhouse One Post Office Squarze • Waterville, ME Exit 130 off I-95 www.mainelybrews.com • (207) 873-2457

Ming Lee

The area’s finest Szechuan & Mandarin dishes 365 Main Street • Waterville, ME www.mingleerestaurant.com

(207) 873-2828

Mirakuya

Sushi • Hibachi • Steakhouse Happy Hour • Sushi Buffet • ½ Price Sushi M-Th 11-3:30 150 Kennedy Memorial Dr. • JFK Plaza • Waterville, ME www.mirakuyawaterville.com • (207) 616-0088

O’Brien’s Irish Restaurant & Pub 375 Main Street Waterville, ME www.watervillemainehotel.com/o-brien-s.html

(207) 873-0111

Old Mill Pub

Casual cuisine served overlooking the Kennebec River 39 Water Street • Skowhegan, ME www.oldmillpub.net

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Restaurants Pagoda Express

Eat In or Take Out Delivery Available 80 West Concourse • Waterville, ME Exit 130

(207) 873-3300

Sam’s Italian Foods

Courtesy, quality and service— a winning combination since 1993 270 Kennedy Memorial Drive • Waterville, ME www.samsitalian.com

(207) 861-9090

Silver Street Tavern

A tradition of great food & superb libations 2 Silver Street • Waterville, ME www.silverstreettavern.com

(207) 680-2163

Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center

Fully service, customized weddings, daily events & catering 76 Industrial Street • Waterville, ME www.watervilleelksbanquetcenter.com

(207) 873-4235

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Our State at a Glance

There are many reasons life in Maine is the way life should be. • 3,500 Miles of coastline • 17 Million acres of forestland • Over 98% of U.S. lowbush blueberry harvest (www.maine.gov) • Over 90% of U.S. lobster catch (www.maine.gov)

Unmatched Quality of Life! Lighthouse photo: www.foxfoto.us Lobster photo: Jane McIntosh


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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

State of Maine Government Resources Senator Susan Collins (R) www.collins.senate.gov

Senator Angus King (I) www.king.senate.gov

U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Representatives are re-elected every two years. For the most current information on your legislator in the U.S. House of Representatives and how to contact him or her, please visit www.house.gov.

State of Maine Office of the Governor 1 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0001 (207) 287-3531 www.maine.gov/governor

State of Maine House of Representatives 2 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0002 (207) 287-1400

State of Maine Senate 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0003 (207) 287-1540 To learn more about the Maine Legislature and to find your representative and senator, visit

www.maine.gov/legis

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Fire & Police: 911

Contact your municipality for…

Poison Control Center: ............................................................... 1-800-222-1222

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Community Services • Voter registration • General assistance • Motor vehicle registration

• Burn permits • Vital records • Dog licenses

Contact KVCAP for…

Fuel assistance: ...................................................859-1500 or 1-800-542-8227 Transportation: ...........................................................................207-877-5677 www.kvcap.org

Government services:

Social Security Administration: ............................................... 1-866-931-9169 Maine Revenue Service: .............................................................207-622-1508 Bureau of Motor Vehicles: .........................................................207-624-9000 Maine Attorney General: ............................................................207-626-8800 SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps): ................................................ 1-800-442-6003 Maine State Housing Authority: ............................................. 1-800-452-4668 W.I.C. Nutrition Program: ...................................1-800-437-9300 or 287-3991 Bureau of Veterans’ Services: .....................................................207-872-7846 To learn more about State of Maine programs, visit www.maine.gov.

Hotlines:

Adult abuse & neglect: ........................................................... 1-800-624-8404 Child abuse & neglect: ........................................................... 1-800-452-1999 Sexual assault: ........................................................................ 1-800-871-7741 Maine Tobacco Helpline: ........................................................ 1-800-207-1230

Other resources:

Disability Rights Center: ......................................................... 1-800-452-1948 Better Business Bureau: ......................................................... 1-508-652-4800 Alcoholics Anonymous: .......................................................... 1-800-498-1844 United Way of Mid-Maine: .........................................................207-873-0686 Pine Tree Legal Assistance: .........................................................207-622-4731 Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: ...................... 1-800-499-0229 Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine: ..................................207-773-1441 or 1-800-539-2227

For a statewide directory of health and human services organizations and resources in Maine, call United Way’s Get Connected toll free at 211 or visit www.211maine.org.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

Places of Worship ADVENT CHRISTIAN Blessed Hope Church 10 Pleasant Street, Waterville 207-872-9498

ANGLICAN Holy Trinity Anglican Church 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville 207-989-2117

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Center Point Community Church 60 West River Road, Waterville 207-872-2084

BAPTIST & SOUTHERN BAPTIST Burnham Baptist Church 25 Troy Road, Burnham 207-487-5094

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China Baptist Church 36 Causeway Road, China 207-968-2366

Samuel Francis Smith, author of the national patriotic hymn America, preached at Waterville’s First Baptist Church (pictured above) from 1832 to 1842.

Clinton Baptist Church 10 Spring Street, Clinton 207-426-2211

Living Water Community Church 169 Rice Rips Road, Oakland 207-872-9890

First Baptist Church 1 Park Street, Waterville 207-872-5741

Oakland United Baptist Church 45 Church Street, Oakland 207-465-7828

Getchell Street Baptist 3 Getchell Street, Waterville 207-872-6047

Second Baptist Church 172 Water Street, Waterville 207-873-1929

Kennebec Valley Baptist Church 91 Marston Road, Waterville 207-872-721

Weeks Mills Baptist Church 13 Deer Hill Road, Weeks Mills 207-445-2386

Knox Ridge Baptist Church 115 Knox Ridge North, Knox 207-568-3760

West Sidney Baptist Church 51 Pond Road, Sidney 207-547-3466

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Winslow Baptist Church 1040 Augusta Road, Winslow 207-873-0521

BIBLE Belgrade Church 744 Augusta Road, Belgrade 207-495-2200

Church of Christ 8 School Street, Unity 207-948-2563

CHURCH OF GOD

CATHOLIC Corpus Christi Parish * 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville 207-872-2281 Notre Dame du Perpetual Secours * 116 Silver Street, Waterville 207-872-2281 Sacred Heart * 72 Pleasant Street, Waterville 207-872-2281 Saint Helena (Father’s Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) Route 27, Belgrade 207-872-2281 Saint John the Baptist * 26 Monument Street, Winslow 207-872-2281 Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church 3 Appleton Street, Waterville 207-872-8515

CHRISTIAN Albion Christian Church 51 Main Street, Albion 207-437-2329 East Benton Christian Church 500 East Benton Road, Benton 207-453-6120 Quaker Hill Christian Church 437 Quaker Hill, Unity 207-491-5080 * Member of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ 45 Washington Street, Waterville 207-872-0815

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 26 Washington Street, Waterville 207-873-0054 New Beginnings Church of God * 392 Main Street, Waterville 207-873-1554

CONGREGATIONAL First Congregational Church UCC 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville 207-872-8976 Riverside Congregational Church UCC Corner Rt. #201 & Webber Pond Road Vassalboro 207-623-3073 Winslow Congregational Church 12 Lithgow Street, Winslow 872-2544

EPISCOPAL Holy Trinity Anglican Church 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville 207-989-2117 Saint Mark’s Episcopal 60 Eustis Parkway, Waterville 207-872-7869

EVANGELICAL FREE Faith Evangelical Free Church 250 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville 207-873-0343

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 416 Main Street, Waterville 207-872-9310

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

LUTHERAN Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 36 Cool Street, Waterville 207-872-5208

North Fairfield Friends Fairfield Center, Fairfield 207-453-7155

SYNAGOGUE Beth Israel Congregation 291 Main Street, Waterville 207-872-7551

Church of the Nazarene 81 Main Street, Fairfield 207-453-7436

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 2539 Riverside Drive, Vassalboro 207-873-0735 Element 3 Church, Fairfield Community Center 61 Water Street, Fairfield 850-766-2424 Lormier Chapel at Colby College * 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville 207-859-4000 Resurrection of Life Church 15 Appleton Street, Waterville 207-872-4969 Salvation Army * 225 Main Street, Waterville 872-2172 South China Community Church 246 Village Street 207-445-4111

PENTECOSTAL Kennebec Valley New Life Church (UPCI) * One Trafton Road, Waterville 207-509-9126 Pentecostal Church of Faith Fairfield Street, Fairfield 207-465-7968

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Universalist-Unitarian Church 69 Silver Street, Waterville 207-873-4006

UNITED METHODIST Brown Memorial United Methodist Church 36 Church Street, Clinton 207-426-9519 Fairfield Center United Methodist Church Fairfield Center, Route 104 & 23 207-453-4471 Fairfield United Methodist Church 33 Skowhegan Road 207-453-7505 Pleasant Street United Methodist 61 Pleasant St, Waterville 207-872-7564 Union Church of Belgrade Lakes UMC Route 27, Belgrade 207-495-3599 Unity Union Church 13 Depot Street, Unity 207-948-3473 Vassalboro United Methodist Church 614 Main St, Vassalboro 207-873-5564

QUAKER Friends Meeting 48 Stanley Hill Road, Vassalboro 207-923-3572 * Member of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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BUSINESS SUPPORT/COMMIUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Business Support & Community Development CENTRAL MAINE GROWTH COUNCIL

www.centralmaine.org Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering a robust regional economy through successful collaborative partnerships among businesses, local governments, and other organizations and stakeholders, helping central Maine to realize its full potential as a great place to both live and work. Contact: Darryl Sterling, executive director 50 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 680-7300 • dsterling@centralmaine.org

WATERVILLE MAIN STREET

www.watervillemainstreet.org Waterville Main Street is a downtown development organization that uses volunteer development, special events, urban design and business supports to create a vibrant downtown in the heart of the City of Waterville. Contact: Jennifer Olsen, executive director 44 Main Street, Suite 202, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 680-2055 • info@watervillemainstreet.org

KENNEBEC VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

www.kvcog.org Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) facilitates a regional approach to problem solving and improving life in a total of 48 municipalities in Kennebec, Somerset, and western Waldo counties. It offers a range of programs and services in the areas of: economic and community development, funding and finance, business development assistance, environmental and land use planning, downtown revitalization, and community development. Contact: Rosie Vanadestine, executive director 17 Main Street, Fairfield, ME 04937 (207) 453-4258 • sross@kvcog.org

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KENNEBEC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

www.firstpark.com Kennebec Regional Development Authority (KRDA) is a quasi-municipal entity with unique powers and capabilities that can provide creative financing solutions for investments and developments throughout the region. FirstPark represents such a development—in which twenty four municipalities share the risk and reward of increased assessments and valuations. FirstPark is the premier business address in Maine, incorporating innovative technology and infrastructure into its site plan. It is the only business park in the Northeast with a Verizon/Fairpoint SmartPark® designation. KRDA represents a phenomenal network that can link investors and developers to resources and leads throughout the State and beyond. Contact: Brad Jackson, executive director 46C FirstPark Drive, Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 859-9716 • bjackson@firstpark.com

WATERVILLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

www.waterville-me.gov Waterville Development Corporation is a volunteer organization comprised of area civic, business, and nonprofit leaders that works to encourage economic development by assisting with the location, relocation, or expansion of business and other enterprise in the city of Waterville. Contact: Mike Roy, city manager One Common Street, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 680-4204 • info@waterville-me.gov

MAINE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

www.mainesbdc.org Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides confidential, comprehensive business management assistance, training and information services to Maine’s micro and small business community from a network of outreach offices located throughout the state. In mid-Maine, the SBDC office is located at KVCOG. Contact: Janet Roderick, certified business counselor 17 Main Street, Fairfield, ME 04937-1119 (207) 453-4258 ext. 215 • jmr@ceimaine.org

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www.famemaine.com Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) provides innovative financial solutions to help Mainers pursue business and educational opportunities by offering an array of products and services. Contact: Bruce Wagner, chief executive officer 5 Community Drive (PO Box 949) Augusta, ME 04332-0949 (207) 623-3263 • info@famemaine.com

SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business

www.score.org SCORE provides free business counseling and mentoring to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including advice on financing options, business planning, sales and marketing, operations, human resources, and more. Contact: SCORE Augusta Chapter 68 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-8509 • score0305@yahoo.com

WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUSINESS & CAREER CENTER Waterville Public Library Business & Career Center offers a varied collection of print, electronic, and programming resources to support a large spectrum of career and business development needs. The Library offers 14 public computers to support job seeking, career development efforts, and entrepreneurial research. A teaching and learning lab provides a dozen laptop computers to support hands on learning. Contact: Tammy Rabideau, Business & Career Center coordinator 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 680-2611 • business@watervillelibrary.org

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AREA TRANSPORTATION

Mid-Maine A GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS Our central location offers flexibility and access to all state and international locations. Mid-Maine lies between the three largest cities in the state and is bisected by major highway Interstate 95. Moreover, it offers access to trade centers beyond our borders, including the major ports and cities of New England and eastern Canada. Maine is also an ideal location for goods traveling to and from Europe. Waterville is home to Robert LaFleur Airport and Foreign Trade Zone #186, offering attractive incentives for businesses involved in international trade to locate in our area. www.facebook.com/ LafleurAirport, 2 Lafleur Rd, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 861-8013.

To learn how your business could benefit from Mid-Maine’s Foreign Trade Zone, contact Central Maine Growth Council (see page 51)

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OTHER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Kennebec Explorer & Somerset Explorer * Fixed-route public bus program offering transportation throughout the region. Learn more at www.kennebecexplorer.com

Bangor International Airport (BGR) * Approximately one hour north of Waterville, BGR offers a range of services. Learn more at www.flybangor.com

Air Link Charter Flights * Offers service out of Robert LaFleur Airport in Waterville. Learn more by calling (207) 859-0109 or visit www.airlinkconnection.com

Cape Air * Cape Air offers service out of nearby Augusta. Learn more by calling (800) CAPE-AIR or visit www.capeair.com

Greyhound Bus Lines For more information on service and stops in mid-Maine, call (207) 680-2540 or visit www.greyhound.com

Concord Coach Lines For more information on service and stops in mid-Maine, call (800) 639-3317 or visit www.concordcoachlines.com

Cyr Bus Lines * For more information on service and stops in mid-Maine, call (207) 827-2335 or visit www.cyrbustours.com

Pan Am Railways/Maine Central Railroad Maine Central Railroad offers freight transportation from its Waterville rail yard. Learn more by calling (800) 955-9216.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Mid-Maine

Chamber of Commerce MAKING THE DIFFERENCE IN MID-MAINE Our Mission Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is dedicated and committed to promoting, educating and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement.

Hire the Chamber for: • Unmatched Networking Opportunities • Professional Development Resources • Promotion of Your Organization— just by being a member • A Voice for Business in Our Community • A More Vibrant Place to Live and Work

2014 Board of Directors

Beth Gibbs Charlie Gaunce Dan Bernier Dan Bickford

Brad Fisher, Chair * Jeff Corey, 1st Vice Chair * David Roy, 2nd Vice Chair * Bruce Harrington, Director-at-Large * Nicole Desjardins, Past Chair * Gary Zemrak, Treasurer * Renee Hawthorne Kelly Winslow Darlene Ratte Sara Dyer Ken Hoehlein Darryl Sterling Scott Bullock Mary Carpinito Gary Levesque Tonya Clark Mike Fortin Joe Karter *Indicates Executive Committee Member

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Staff Kimberly N. Lindlof, President & CEO Christian Savage, Program Assistant Patricia Michaud, Customer Service Specialist & Bookkeeper Tanya Verzoni, Sales & Marketing

Contact us to learn more. Offices & Visitor Center 50 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-3315 Fax: (207) 877-0087 info@midmainechamber.com www.midmainechamber.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY

Member Directory Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Accountants & Bookkeepers Bouchard & Associates.........................(207) 453-7030 Debra Achramowicz, CPA, PA...............(207) 873-7100 H&R Block.............................................(207) 873-2600 Macdonald Page & Co..........................(207) 622-4766 Nicholson, Michaud & Co.....................(207) 872-7077 PFBF, CPAs............................................(207) 873-1603 Runyon, Kersteen & Ouellette, PAs.......(207) 877-9397 Thomas M. Grant, CPA.........................(207) 872-2860

Animal Care Animal Hospital of Waterville...............(207) 873-2759 Animal Medical Clinic...........................(207) 474-8376 Hometown Veterinary Care..................(207) 453-7387 Humane Society Waterville Area..........(207) 873-2430 Kennebec Veterinary Service................(207) 465-8300

Antiques James D. Julia, Inc.................................(207) 453-7125

Appraisers & Home Inspectors Elm City Home Inspections...................(207) 465-8268 Nardi Appraisal Service........................(207) 873-1972 Stinneford Appraisal Service................(207) 872-0148

Architects & Engineers Fairfield Drafting & Construction..........(207) 453-2852 Mid-Maine Drafting Services................(207) 859-0384

Attorneys Butler Whittier......................................(207) 873-1173 Law Office of Daniel J. Bernier..............(207) 877-8969 Law Office of Daniel J. Dubord.............(207) 872-2743 Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens....(207) 873-0186 Nale & Nale, Attorneys.........................(207) 873-5171 Nale Law Offices...................................(207) 873-4304 O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips....(207) 872-0112 Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios.........(207) 623-5300 Weeks & Hutchins................................(207) 872-2783 Wright & Mills......................................(207) 474-3324

Automotive/Recreational Vehicle Sales & Service Ace Tire & Auto Service........................(207) 873-5166 Advance Auto Parts..............................(207) 877-9612 Arbo’s Towing & Auto Repair................(207) 872-9551 Carroll’s Body Shop...............................(207) 872-5226 Central Maine Chevy Buick...................(207) 872-5591 Central Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep.....(207) 872-9211 Central Maine Motors Auto Group.......(207) 872-9211 Central Maine Motors Collision Repairs Center................(207) 872-5980 Central Maine Toyota Scion..................(207) 872-5444 Corvettes North....................................(207) 873-5613 Hamlin’s Marine...................................(207) 872-5660 Harry J. Smith Company.......................(207) 873-4232 J&S Oil Car Wash & Express Lube.........(207) 680-2542 Maine-ly Power Sports.........................(207) 453-7278 Mid-Maine Marine...............................(207) 465-2146 Motor Supply........................................(207) 474-7075 O’Reilly Auto Parts - Waterville............(207) 859-9251 O’Reilly Auto Parts - Winslow...............(207) 859-9261 Powers Auto Center..............................(207) 426-9099 Roki Repair Shop..................................(207) 877-7058 Thompson Volkswagen Audi Mazda.....(207) 873-0777 Shelley’s Used Cars...............................(207) 238-0032

Beauty & Hair Apollo Day Spa & Salon........................(207) 872-2242 Evolution Salon.....................................(207) 861-4451 Mane Management Salon & Wig Boutique...................(207) 872-9800 South Beach Tanning............................(207) 873-2500

City & Town Offices City of Waterville..................................(207) 680-4200 Town of China.......................................(207) 445-2014 Town of Fairfield...................................(207) 453-7911 Town of Oakland...................................(207) 465-7357 Town of Pittsfield..................................(207) 487-3136 Town of Winslow..................................(207) 872-2776

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Cleaning & Organizing Services Advance 1 Cleaning Services................(207) 873-1241 Servpro of Augusta/Waterville.............(207) 877-7166 Simple Organizing Solutions with Deborah................................(207) 873-4498

Colleges, Schools & Education Colby College........................................(207) 872-4000 Educare Central Maine.........................(207) 680-7200 Glenn Stratton Learning Center............(207) 238-4200 Good Will-Hinckley...............................(207) 238-4000 Helping Hands Trade School.................(207) 873-0011 Kaplan University..................................(207) 213-2500 Kennebec Montessori School...............(207) 453-6055 Kennebec Valley Community College...(207) 453-5000 Lawrence Adult Education....................(207) 453-4200 Maine Academy of Natural Sciences....(207) 238-4100 Mid-Maine Regional Adult Education...(207) 873-5754 Mount Merici Academy........................(207) 873-3773 St. John Catholic School........................(207) 872-7115 Thomas College....................................(207) 859-1111 Unity College........................................(207) 948-3131

Community Services, Associations & Nonprofit Organizations Alfond Youth Center.............................(207) 873-0684 American Cancer Society......................(207) 373-3700 American Legion Bourque-Lanigan Post 5................(207) 872-8824 American Lung Association of the Northeast............................(207) 624-0307 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine................................(207) 593-0380 Boy Scouts of America: Pine Tree Council, KV District........(207) 797-5252 Children’s Center Early Intervention & Family Support........................... (207) 626 3497 Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair...............(207) 426-8013 Crisis & Counseling Centers..................(207) 626-3448 Family Violence Project........................(207) 877-2288 Hardy Girls Healthy Women.................(207) 861-8131 High Hopes Clubhouse.........................(207) 877-0038 Hospice Volunteers of Waterville.........(207) 873-3615 Jobs for Maine’s Graduates..................(207) 620-7180 Kennebec Messalonskee Trails.............(207) 873-6443 Kennebec Valley Community Action Program..........(207) 859-1500

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Kennebec Valley Human Resources Association......(207) 873-3989 KV Connect...........................................(207) 680-2055 LN Clark Inspiration Network...............(207) 453-2553 Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers......................(207) 873-4253 Maine Film Center................................(207) 861-8138 Maine Heritage Policy Center...............(207) 321-2550 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce......(207) 873-3315 Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter...............(207) 872-8082 Motivational Services...........................(207) 626-3465 PechaKucha Night Waterville...............(207) 680-2611 Pine Tree Society..................................(207) 443-3341 REM (Revitilizing the Energy in Maine)...........................(207) 873-4444 Salvation Army.....................................(207) 872-2172 Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center..........................(207) 377-1010 Skills, Inc...............................................(207) 938-4615 Spectrum Generations Muskie Center...............................(207) 873-4745 Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition................(207) 680-4208 United Way of Mid-Maine....................(207) 873-0686 Unity Barn Raisers................................(207) 948-9005 Unity Foundation..................................(207) 948-6489 Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity....................(207) 370-8268 Waterville Area Women’s Club.............(207) 649-3133 Waterville Business & Professional Women..................(207) 873-4444 Waterville Historical Society.................(207) 872-9439 Waterville Public Library.......................(207) 872-5433 Waterville Rotary Club..........................(207) 873-3315 Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club.............(207) 873-0684 Woodfords Family Services..................(207) 859-8778

Computers, Consulting, Web Design & Internet Providers A Partner In Technology.......................(207) 582-0888 A2Z Computing Services.......................(207) 465-8312 Beneficial Technologies........................(207) 215-9743 Central Maine Web..............................(207) 873-9321 Hanover Computer Co..........................(207) 872-5355 Maine Technology Group.....................(207) 692-0955 Mid-Maine Web...................................(207) 314-4442 PHD Consulting.....................................(207) 368-4653 Phoenix Computers..............................(207) 877-7605 Pinnacle IT............................................(207) 873-7540

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Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services Grondin’s Certified Cleaners.................(207) 872-8132

Earthwork & Surveying Gerald MacKenzie, Contractors............(207) 547-4787 Gurney Excavation & Gravel.................(207) 872-9512 NITRAM Excavation & General Contracting...................(207) 453-2362 Rossignol Excavating.............................(207) 465-3494

Economic Development BNI/Elm City Referral Source................(207) 431-4831 Central Maine Growth Council.............(207) 680-7300 Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board..........................(207) 753-9011 FirstPark/Kennebec Regional Development Authority................(207) 859-9716 GrowSmart Maine................................(207) 699-4330 Kennebec Valley Council of Governments................(207) 453-4258 Maine & Company................................(207) 871-0234 Maine Department of Economic & Community Development.........(207) 624-9800 Maine Development Foundation.........(207) 622-6345 Maine Small Business Development Center/Coastal Enterprises, Inc.....(207) 453-4258 Maine State Chamber of Commerce....(207) 623-4568 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce......(207) 873-3315 SCORE...................................................(207) 622-8509 Somerset Economic Development Corporation...................................(207) 474-0166 Vassalboro Business Association..........(207) 873-2108 Waterville Development Corp..............(207) 680-4204 Waterville Main Street.........................(207) 680-2055

Employment & Career Services BONNEY Staffing Center.......................(207) 621-1100 Capital Area Staffing Solutions.............(207) 620-7823 CareerCenter........................................(207) 624-5120 Kelly Services........................................(207) 623-1118 Manpower............................................(207) 622-1535 Peak Careers Consulting.......................(207) 649-9761

Financial Institutions & Services American Express OPEN Small Business Credit Cards..........(917) 593-8729

Bangor Savings Bank-Winslow..............(207) 872-8011 Bangor Savings Bank-Waterville...........(207) 861-8931 Barton Financial Associates..................(207) 872-6925 Camden National Bank.........................(207) 873-9120 Choice Investments..............................(207) 873-0996 Edward Jones Investments...................(207) 872-4510 Golden Pond Wealth Management......(207) 873-2200 HealthFirst Federal Credit Union..........(207) 877-9474 Kennebec Savings Bank........................(207) 872-5563 Kennebec Wealth Management...........(207) 660-4100 KeyBank-KMD, Waterville.....................(207) 873-6821 KeyBank-Main St., Waterville...............(207) 873-0742 KFS-Main St., Waterville.......................(207) 873-5151 KFS-Washington St., Waterville............(207) 873-3539 KSW Federal Credit Union....................(207) 872-5602 KV Federal Credit Union.......................(207) 465-4423 Maine Savings Federal Credit Union.....(207) 873-5150 Maine State Credit Union.....................(207) 873-5159 New Dimensions Federal Credit Union..................................(207) 872-2771 People’s United Bank............................(207) 877-9900 Primary Residential Mortgage..............(207) 313-4407 Prime Financial.....................................(207) 877-9450 Raymond James Financial Services.......(207) 660-4506 Skowhegan Savings-Fairfield................(207) 474-9511 Taconnet Federal Credit Union.............(207) 872-7909 TD Bank-Fairfield..................................(207) 453-9353 TD Bank-Oakland..................................(207) 465-7321 TD Bank-Waterville...............................(207) 873-3301 The Bank of Maine-Waterville..............(207) 872-5636 The Bank of Maine-Oakland.................(207) 465-3070 Tonge Investment Services...................(207) 877-7762 Uhl-Melanson Investor Services...........(207) 859-8877 Winslow Community Federal Credit Union.....................(207) 872-2636

Fitness, Dance & Gymnastics Anytime Fitness....................................(207) 453-6390 Champions Fitness Club.......................(207) 873-0571 Decal Gymnastics.................................(207) 474-3222 Leaps N Bounds Gymnastics.................(207) 453-5327 The Dance Connection.........................(207) 453-7025 School Street Yoga................................(207) 330-1450

Florists KMD Florist...........................................(207) 873-0443 Sunset Greenhouse & Flowerland........(207) 453-6036 Waterville Florist & Event Planning......(207) 872-7422

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Funeral Services & Monuments Lawry Brothers Funeral Home..............(207) 453-6049 Provost Monuments.............................(207) 453-7365 Redington Funeral Home......................(207) 873-3611 Veilleux Funeral Home.........................(207) 872-7676

Gas Stations College Quik Stop.................................(207) 859-9994 Irving-Center Rd., Fairfield...................(207) 453-9677 Irving-Main St., Fairfield.......................(207) 453-9247 Irving Circle K-Waterville......................(207) 877-7347 J&S Oil-Winslow...................................(207) 872-2714 J&S Oil Xpress Stop-Waterville.............(207) 680-2542

Graphics, Printing, Publishing & Signs B&B Embroidery and Ink......................(207) 465-2846 Black Dog Graphics...............................(207) 426-9041 ColorGraphics.......................................(207) 547-3095 Creative Print Services..........................(207) 947-2250 The Kingsland Company.......................(207) 716-2154 Minuteman Signs..................................(207) 512-8617 NLC Ink.................................................(207) 453-7465 Premier Color/ Atkins Printing Services.................(207) 872-5565 Saturn Business Services/ Carbon Copy..................................(207) 873-7947 Skowhegan Press..................................(207) 474-3784 The Snowman Group............................(207) 848-7300 York Signs.............................................(207) 474-9331

Grocery & Alcoholic Beverages Barrels Community Market..................(207) 660-4844 Buddies Groceries................................(207) 465-2621 Caswell’s Liquidation Center.................(207) 873-5181 Edward’s Family Shop N Save...............(207) 948-2731 Jokas’ Discount Beverages....................(207) 873-6228 Joseph’s Market....................................(207) 873-3364 Pleau’s Market......................................(207) 873-4612 Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery.............(207) 861-2723

Healthcare & Pharmacies Adams Speech Therapy........................(207) 872-5775 Ann E. Traynor, MD, PA.........................(207) 660-6646 Anne Pratt Giroux Audiology................(207) 872-0320 Assistance Plus.....................................(207) 453-4708 Brian J. Morin, DMD, MMSc, PA...........(207) 872-2094 Bridges Home Care...............................(800) 876-9212

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Care & Comfort....................................(207) 872-5300 Central Maine Endoscopy Center.........(207) 680-2070 Central Maine Heart & Vascular Institute.......................(207) 861-9355 Central Maine Orthotics & Prosthetics.................................(207) 873-1131 Central Maine Pharmacy......................(207) 437-7777 Coastal Med Tech.................................(207) 872-7321 Community Dental Center....................(207) 872-8891 Delta Ambulance..................................(207) 861-4244 Dudley Chiropractic..............................(207) 873-0088 Esthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry.....(207) 873-2073 Elm City Surgical...................................(207) 873-4055 Eye Care of Maine................................(800) 660-3403 Fairfield Pharmacy................................(207) 453-4411 HealthReach Community Health Centers..............................(207) 872-5610 Home, Hope & Healing.........................(207) 362-5252 Inland Hospital.....................................(207) 861-3000 Kennebec Behavioral Health................(207) 873-2136 Kennebec Eye Care...............................(207) 872-2797 Kennebec Medical Consultants............(207) 877-9562 Maine Center for Integrated Rehab......(207) 453-1330 Maine Laser Skin Care..........................(207) 873-2158 Maine-ly Elder Care..............................(207) 465-3249 MaineGeneral Community Care...........(207) 861-3400 MaineGeneral Medical Center.............(207) 872-1000 MaineGeneral Workplace Health.........(207) 872-4260 Mathes Chiropractic.............................(207) 873-6038 Merrymeeting Behavioral Health.........(207) 721-0214 Mid-Maine Chiropractic Center............(207) 861-8221 Mid-Maine Internal Medicine..............(207) 873-6173 (207) 873-1098 Mid-Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.................(207) 873-0117 MK Orthodontics..................................(207) 873-5333 Oakland Pharmacy...............................(207) 465-4440 Poulin & Associates Eye Care................(207) 873-3500 Saulter Dental Hygiene Center.............(207) 861-8080 Silver Street Dentistry...........................(207) 873-5511 Smiles for Maine Orthodontics by Charlie Ruff...............................(207) 873-7425 Twin Pines Family Medicine.................(207) 861-9355 Unity Pharmacy....................................(207) 948-3950 Winslow Pharmacy...............................(207) 872-7979 Waterville Home Oxygen......................(207) 872-0500

Heating & Fuel Bangor Gas Company...........................(207) 941-9595

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Home Furnishings & Appliances Brown House Appliance.......................(207) 873-4777 Fortin’s Home Furnishings....................(207) 872-5941 Hamelin Furniture Company................(207) 872-8433 Maroon Flooring...................................(207) 873-4854 Oakland Furniture................................(207) 465-3433 Paul G. White Interior Solutions...........(207) 797-4657 Priceless Northern Mattress & Furniture....................................(207) 877-7383 Steve’s Appliance Service & Sales.........(207) 547-3294

Home Improvement, Construction & Plumbing Allsco Building Products.......................(207) 872-0888 American Glass Company.....................(207) 873-2141 Bug Busterzzz.......................................(207) 649-1596 Cayer Security Services.........................(207) 453-9177 C.B. Davis & Co.....................................(207) 872-8671 C&D Mosher.........................................(207) 859-8859 CIANBRO...............................................(207) 487-3311 Construction Consulting of Maine........(207) 242-1259 CO Beck & Sons....................................(207) 872-5861 Collegiate Entrepreneurs......................(207) 217-1888 Crack Tech Foundation Repair..............(207) 948-3117 DH Pinnette & Sons Roofing.................(207) 873-6353 Fairfield Drafting & Construction..........(207) 453-2852 Fowlers Roofing....................................(207) 441-1917 George Roderigue & Sons....................(207) 873-3143 Hammond Lumber Company...............(207) 495-3303 Home Depot.........................................(207) 873-9299 Home Energy Answers..........................(207) 200-1880 Houle’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.........................(207) 872-6762 Insulation Solutions..............................(207) 453-9399

Interiors................................................(207) 873-6261 Kennebec Electric & Lighting................(207) 861-7028 Len Poulin, Inc......................................(207) 453-2169 Lyman’s Farm & Hardware Store..........(207) 238-9209 Maine Energy Pros...............................(207) 680-9999 Main Security Surveillance...................(800) 992-8090 Main’s Security.....................................(207) 592-6246 McCormack Building Supply.................(207) 873-6467 McLaughlin Builders.............................(207) 872-5212 Peachey Builders..................................(207) 622-7531 Pine View Homes..................................(207) 872-6259 Portland Glass......................................(207) 873-1115 Reynolds Custom Woodworks..............(207) 649-3764 Sheridan Corporation...........................(207) 453-9311 Sherwin Williams..................................(207) 873-0552 Stevens Siding & Window Co...............(207) 453-8346 Strictly Roofing.....................................(207) 465-5768 Tessier Custom Carpentry.....................(207) 474-0729 Tractor Supply.......................................(207) 877-7775 Ware-Butler..........................................(207) 873-3371 Window Plus.........................................(207) 872-8776 Zimba Company....................................(207) 453-7991

Insurance AAA Travel & Insurance........................(207) 873-0692 Cosgrove Agency..................................(207) 873-0181 Cross Insurance....................................(207) 622-4787 GHM Agency.........................................(207) 873-5101 Griffin Associates..................................(207) 872-8689 Higgins & Bolduc Agency......................(207) 465-2531 Liberty Mutual Insurance.....................(207) 622-0518 National Worksite Benefits Group........(207) 623-1110 New York Life Insurance Company.......(207) 465-3594 Northern Benefits of Maine.................(207) 720-0888 Richard P. Martineau Insurance............(207) 873-7175 State Farm Insurance-Darrell Tudela....(207) 873-2744 State Farm Insurance-John Fortier.......(207) 873-1101 State Farm Insurance-Michael Lee.......(207) 872-0999 United Insurance..................................(207) 620-3600 USI Insurance Services..........................(877) 396-3800 Varney Agency......................................(207) 696-5391

Laboratories Lohmann Animal Health International.................................(207) 873-3989 Northeast Laboratory Services.............(207) 873-7711

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Boudreau’s Heating..............................(207) 692-3079 Dead River Company............................(207) 873-5115 Downeast Energy..................................(207) 873-3050 Fabian Oil..............................................(207) 465-2000 Gamache Plumbing & Heating.............(207) 873-6448 Irving Energy.........................................(888) 310-1924 J&S Oil Co. Fuel Oil...............................(207) 872-2714 Knowles Mechanical.............................(207) 445-4092 Maingas................................................(207) 453-4991 Mechanical Services, Inc......................(207) 626-0822 Spring Brook Ice & Fuel Co...................(207) 872-5526 Summit Natural Gas Company of Maine........................................(855) 910-4433


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Landscaping, Lawn & Garden Care & Equipment Hammond Tractor Company................(207) 453-7131 Lakeside Landscape..............................(207) 465-3039 LaVoie’s Landscape Management........(207) 872-2368 Lucky Rock............................................(207) 318-9322 Lynch Landscaping................................(207) 474-2420 MacKenzie Landscaping.......................(207) 873-1621 Maine State Landscaping Company.....(207) 877-4860 Somerset Stone & Stove.......................(207) 465-9800 Thornridge Farms Nursery....................(207) 873-2069

Lodging & Camp Rentals Alden Camps........................................(207) 465-7703 Belgrade Lakes Resources.....................(207) 873-1772 Best Western Plus-Waterville...............(207) 873-0111 Comfort Inn & Suites............................(207) 873-2777 Fireside Inn & Suites.............................(207) 873-3335 Hampton Inn-Waterville.......................(207) 873-0400 Loon Ridge............................................(207) 495-2294 The Pleasant Street Inn........................(207) 680-2515 The Village Inn......................................(207) 495-3553

Manufacturing & Processing Duratherm Window Corporation.........(207) 872-5558 Huhtamaki Food Service Chinet...........(207) 873-3351 Industrial Pump Services......................(207) 872-8422 Mid-State Berkshire..............................(207) 873-6136 Plum Creek Timber Company...............(207) 453-2527 SAPPI Fine Paper North America..........(207) 453-9301

Marketing & Business Consulting Catharsis Media....................................(207) 314-6252 Chandler Bay Resources.......................(207) 872-7558 Dorval Consulting.................................(207) 692-2433 Eaton Peabody Consulting Group.........(207) 622-3747 Efficiency Maine Trust..........................(866) 376-2463 Fletcher Consulting...............................(207) 872-6760 Headlight Audio Visual.........................(207) 774-5998 Jennifer Kierstead Consulting...............(207) 873-1733 Kreider Research & Consulting.............(207) 873-4644 LEO Marketing Partners........................(207) 873-7198 MediaLab Maine..................................(207) 859-8714 The Advertising Specialists of Maine....(888) 615-2424 TOCmedia.............................................(207) 512-0532

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Media & Publications Activity Maine......................................(207) 671-7230 Bangor Daily News...............................(800) 432-7964 Blueberry Broadcasting........................(207) 623-9000 Central Maine Community Access Television.......................................(207) 453-9895 Coffee News.........................................(207) 227-8484 Discover Maine Magazine....................(207) 874-7720 EZtoUse.Com........................................(207) 314-4089 Mainebiz...............................................(207) 761-8379 Maine Eagle Magazine.........................(207) 948-2901 Maine NewsSimply...............................(603) 733-5800 MediaLab Maine..................................(207) 859-8714 Morning Sentinel..................................(207) 873-3341 Mountain Wireless...............................(207) 660-4888 Northern Publishing.............................(207) 355-3171 Skyline Publishing.................................(800) 893-9309 Summertime in the Belgrades..............(207) 495-3777 Time Warner Cable...............................(207) 253-2222 Town Line.............................................(207) 445-2234 Townsquare media...............................(207) 623-4735 Turner Publishing..................................(207) 225-2076 Uncle Henry’s.......................................(207) 623-1411 WABI TV 5.............................................(207) 947-8321 WMHB 89.7FM.....................................(207) 859-5454 Worship Radio Network.......................(207) 622-1340

Office Supplies & Equipment A-Copi Imaging Systems.......................(207) 623-2674 Augusta Computer Copy, Inc................(207) 622-7157 Saturn Business Services/Carbon Copy.(207) 873-7947 Transco Business Technologies.............(207) 622-6251 Warren’s Office Supplies/ The Paper Klip...............................(800) 339-7103

Photography Aerial Photos of Maine.........................(207) 465-8312 Bowdoin Photography..........................(207) 873-7672 Eli Fitzgerald Photography....................(207) 313-4073 Elm City Photo......................................(207) 873-4780 Fox Photography Services.....................(207) 622-3686 Little Pictures of Maine........................(207) 592-1769

Property Rentals & Management Brown House Properties......................(207) 873-6483 Central Maine Apartment Owners Association.......................(207) 660-9092 Hathaway Creative Center Apartment Leasing........................(207) 861-5638

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Real Estate Affiliated Realty....................................(207) 873-0751 Century 21 Land & Lakes Realty...........(207) 465-3340 Century 21 Nason Realty......................(207) 873-2119 Century 21 Surette Real Estate.............(207) 873-5634 Century 21 Venture LTD........................(207) 622-6221 Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate....(207) 872-7650 Fastzak..................................................(207) 877-2484 Lakepoint Real Estate...........................(207) 495-3700 Mainely Real Estate..............................(207) 453-8000 Trafton Properties...(207) 872-6070 or (401) 849-3124 William Tuck Development Corporation...................................(207) 272-4982

Recreation & Entertainment (see also pages 22-34) Alfond Youth Center.............................(207) 873-0684 Benton Family Fun Park........................(207) 453-2001 Central Maine Family Fun Bowling & Banquet Center............(207) 474-1223 Colby College Museum of Art...............(207) 859-5600 Common Street Arts.............................(207) 872-2787 Cyr Northstar Tours..............................(207) 827-2010 DJ Hoss Live Entertainment..................(207) 453-2174 Eaton Mountain Ski Area......................(207) 474-2666 Favorites Off Track Betting....................(207) 861-4343 Fox Firearms Sales & Training...............(207) 622-3686 Kennebec Messalonskee Trails.............(207) 873-6443 Lakewood Theater................................(207) 474-7176 Magic Falls Rafting................................(800) 207-7238 Maine International Film Festival.........(207) 861-8138 Natanis Golf Course..............................(207) 622-3561 North Country Rivers............................(800) 348-8871 Oxford Casino.......................................(207) 539-6741 Quarry Road Recreation Area...............(207) 680-4744 Railroad Square Cinema.......................(207) 873-4021 Redington Museum..............................(207) 872-9439 Sparetime Recreation...........................(207) 873-3739 Sukee Arena..........................................(207) 872-5994 Sweet People Productions....................(207) 873-2300 Vacationland Skydiving.........................(207) 487-5638 Waterville Country Club.......................(207) 465-9861 Waterville Opera House.......................(207) 873-7000

Religious Services (see also pages 47-49) Corpus Christi Parish............................(207) 872-2281 New Beginnings Church of God............(207) 873-1554 Kennebec Valley New Life Church U.P.C.I............................................(207) 509-9126 Lorimer Chapel at Colby College..........(207) 859-4000

Rental Companies Are You Ready to Party??.....................(207) 873-4944 ATV Sales by Alan & Jacob....................(207) 861-1889 Central Maine Motors Rental Center...(207) 872-5591 ColorTyme............................................(207) 861-8039 Eagle Rental..........................................(207) 873-0500

Restaurants, Pubs, Bakeries & Caterers (see also pages 36-39) 18 Below Raw Bar & Grill.....................(207) 861-4454 Amici’s Cucina.......................................(207) 861-4440 Applebee’s............................................(207) 872-6702 Asian Café.............................................(207) 877-6688 Awestruck Catering Company..............(207) 431-7343 Buen Apetito........................................(207) 861-4649 Burger King-KMD, Waterville................(207) 872-6848 Burger King-College Ave., Waterville....(207) 877-0772 Cancun Mexican Restaurant.................(207) 872-7400 Cappza’s Pizza.......................................(207) 873-7770 China Dine-ah.......................................(207) 445-5700 Dairy Queen-College Ave., Waterville......................................(207) 873-1677 Dairy Queen-KMD Plaza, Waterville.....(207) 872-2220 Eric’s.....................................................(207) 859-8761 Governor’s Restaurant..........................(207) 872-0677 Heritage House.....................................(207) 474-5100 Hillman’s Bakery...................................(207) 453-6300 Holy Cannoli.........................................(207) 877-7899 Jin Yuan.................................................(207) 861-4433 Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse...............(207) 877-8325 Juliette’s Bakery & Deli.........................(207) 873-3700 Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell.........(207) 872-6261 Lakewood Inn Restaurant.....................(207) 858-4403 Lobster Trap & Steakhouse...................(207) 872-0529 Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse.................................(207) 873-2457 McDonald’s-KMD, Waterville...............(207) 873-6366 McDonald’s-Main St., Waterville..........(207) 872-8212 McDonald’s-Winslow............................(207) 873-6400

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Keystone Management-Orchard Park..(207) 873-2800 Poirier Properties.................................(207) 314-5841 Southern Angel Properties...................(207) 873-9321


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Mei Dream............................................(207) 238-9588 Michelina’s Apizza................................(207) 859-9950 Ming Lee...............................................(207) 873-2828 Mirakuya Japanese Steakhouse...........(207) 616-0088 O’Brien’s Irish Restaurant & Pub..........(207) 873-0111 Pagoda Express.....................................(207) 873-3300 Pete’s Pig Barbeque & Catering............(877) 860-1503 Sam’s Italian Foods...............................(207) 861-9090 Silver Street Tavern...............................(207) 680-2163 Sodexo..................................................(207) 859-1444 Stan’s French Fries................................(207) 474-3751 Starbucks Coffee...................................(207) 861-5430 T&B’s Celebration Center.....................(207) 877-7338 The End Zone........................................(207) 861-4435 The Old Mill Pub...................................(207) 474-6627 The Pointe Afta.....................................(207) 872-0521 The Purple Cow House of Pancakes.....(207) 453-1371 The Village Inn......................................(207) 495-3553 Tim Horton’s.........................................(207) 877-7757 Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center.....................(207) 873-4235 Waterville House of Pizza.....................(207) 873-4300 Weathervane Seafood Restaurant.......................(207) 873-4522

Retailers Are You Ready to Party??.....................(207) 873-4944 Ass Over Tea Kettle Bloody Mary Mix...........................(207) 399-9223 Athena’s by Stacey Wing......................(207) 380-0340 ATV Sales by Alan & Jacob....................(207) 861-1889 Aubuchon Hardware............................(207) 873-3800 Berry’s Stationers.................................(207) 873-5111 Beverly’s Card & Gift-Concourse, Waterville......................................(207) 872-5383 Beverly’s Card & Gift-Elm Plaza, Waterville......................................(207) 872-5456 Blinds by Design...................................(207) 445-8001 Blind Time............................................ (207) 621 9832 Budget Document Technology.............(207) 782-7427 Cookie Lee Jewelry by Michelle Geaghan.....................(207) 692-3055 Day’s Jewelers......................................(207) 872-9025 Goodwill Industries..............................(207) 877-0673 Johnny’s Selected Seeds.......................(207) 861-3900 Joseph’s Clothing & Sporting Goods.....(207) 660-6676 JR’s Trading...........................................(207) 877-7105 L. Tardif Jeweler....................................(207) 872-7542 Larsen’s Jewelry....................................(207) 872-6301

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Lyman’s Farm & Hardware Store..........(207) 238-9209 Maine Fire Equipment Co.....................(207) 474-2992 Maine Made & More............................(207) 872-7378 Marden’s Surplus & Salvage.................(207) 873-6112 Pool Tech..............................................(207) 872-6085 Radio Communications........................(207) 872-5714 RE-BOOKS Used & Rare Books..............(207) 877-2484 Salvation Army Family Store.................(207) 680-2531 Sears Hometown Store.........................(207) 872-0323 Skills, Inc...............................................(207) 873-3932 Sleeper’s Clothing & Footwear.............(207) 877-0520 Stained Glass Express...........................(207) 872-9305 Spell Bound: A Gamer’s Paradise.........(207) 872-8200 The Framemakers.................................(207) 872-8927 The UPS Store.......................................(207) 877-7867 Tractor Supply.......................................(207) 877-7775 Treasure Chest II...................................(207) 873-7411 Wal-Mart Supercenter..........................(207) 877-8774

Retirement Living & Nursing Homes Bedside Manor.....................................(207) 465-2527 Lakewood Continuing Care Center.......(207) 873-5125 Mount Saint Joseph..............................(207) 873-0705 Oak Grove Center Genesis Healthcare.......................(207) 873-0721 Park Residences....................................(207) 861-5685 Sunset Home of Waterville...................(207) 872-8414 Woodlands Senior Living......................(207) 861-5685

SECURITY Cayer Security Services.........................(207) 453-9177 Main Security Surveillance...................(207) 622-8716 Main’s Security.....................................(207) 592-6246

Storage Facilities Brown House Storage...........................(207) 873-7844 Evergreen Self Storage.........................(207) 453-7131 Pondwood Self Storage........................(207) 872-8100 Thompson & Hachey (Arbo’s) Self Storage...................................(207) 872-9551

Telecommunications Alliance Digital Networks.....................(207) 872-5500 Amcomm Wireless...............................(207) 660-6466 AT&T.....................................................(207) 771-8511 FairPoint Communications...................(866) 984-2001 OTT Communications...........................(207) 615-3119

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Transportation & Relocation Air Link..................................................(207) 859-0109 Bangor International Airport................(207) 992-4600 Cape Air................................................(800) 352-0714 Cyr Bus Line..........................................(207) 827-2335 Penske Truck Rental..............................(207) 238-9209 Peter A. Drapeau Trucking....................(207) 872-5506 PRO Moving Service.............................(207) 462-8971 The Boulet Group.................................(207) 453-4558

Trash Disposal, Septic & Toilets AAA Portable Toilets.............................(800) 335-9345 AIM Recycling USA...............................(207) 465-2211 Central Maine Disposal & Portable Toilets..........................(207) 453-8390 Central Maine Septic & Portable Toilets..........................(207) 474-7216 Pine Tree Waste....................................(207) 873-1219

Travel Agencies AAA Travel & Insurance........................(207) 873-0692

Day’s Travel Bureau..............................(207) 873-0755 Diane’s Travel Agency...........................(207) 873-9500 FixMyAttitude Travel............................(207) 649-0090

Trophies & Engraving Day’s Jewelers......................................(207) 872-9025 Yankee Trophy......................................(207) 453-2001

Utilities Central Maine Power............................(207) 453-5611 Electricity Maine...................................(866) 573-2674 Kennebec Sanitary Treatment..............(207) 873-0611 TSSD Services........................................(877) 965-8773

Wholesale & Distribution Fred’s Coffee Company.........................(207) 872-5824 Northeast Coffee Company..................(207) 474-3321 Oakhurst Dairy......................................(207) 772-7468 Pepsi Co................................................(207) 623-1313 S.A. Swift..............................................(207) 872-2078 Sam’s Club............................................(207) 623-2757 Sweet Mama Produce..........................(352) 598-7984 Valley Distributors................................(207) 465-2121

Youth Camps Camp Manitou......................................(207) 465-2271 Camp Tracy...........................................(207) 873-0684 Maine Golf & Tennis Academy.............(207) 465-3226 New England Music Camp....................(207) 465-3025

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Oxford Networks..................................(207) 333-6900 Pine Tree Cellular..................................(207) 859-8800 T-Mobile...............................................(207) 859-8000 Time Warner Cable ..............................(207) 249-6659 U.S. Cellular..........................................(207) 861-8353 Verizon Wireless...................................(207) 872-9901 Yankee Communications......................(207) 453-2000


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SPONSORS

SPONSORS OF THE

2014-2015 Greater Waterville Region GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING IN MID-MAINE 18 Below........................................................ 36

KFS ................................................................ 40

Amici’s Cucina............................................... 36

KSW Federal Credit Union............................. 14

Best Western Plus......................................... 57

MaineGeneral....................................... 35 & 44

Buen Apetito................................................. 36

Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse.......................................... 38

Cancun Mexican Restaurant.......................... 36 Cappza’s Pizza................................................ 36 Central Maine Growth Council...................... 34 Central Maine Motors..................... Back Cover Century 21 Nason Realty............................... 57 China Dine-ah................................................ 37 Colby College................................................. 13 Crisis & Counseling........................................ 57 Day’s Jewelers............................................... 68 Day’s Travel Bureau....................................... 13 Delta Ambulance........................................... 68 Eric’s.............................................................. 37 Eye Care of Maine......................................... 68 GHM Agency.................................................. 72 Hammond Lumber Company........................ 40 Hampton Inn................................................. 56 Heritage House.............................................. 37 Inland Hospital............. 46 & Inside Back Cover James D. Julia................................................ 67 Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse........................ 37 Kaplan University............................................. 1 Kennebec Behavioral Health......................... 46 Kennebec Electric & Lighting......................... 46 Kennebec Montessori School........................ 13 Kennebec Savings Bank................................. 56

Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens Law........................ Inside Cover Mid-State Berkshire....................................... 42 Ming Lee........................................................ 38 Mirakuya Sushi & Hibachi............................. 38 Morning Sentinel........................................... 50 Northeast Laboratories................................. 57 O’Brien’s Irish Restaurant & Pub................... 38 O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan

& Phillips................................ Inside Cover

Old Mill Pub................................................... 38 Pagoda Express.............................................. 39 Pine View Homes.......................................... 50 Sam’s Italian Foods........................................ 39 Sheridan Corporation.................................... 44 Silver Street Tavern....................................... 39 The End Zone................................................. 37 The Fox Group............................................... 70 Thomas College............................................. 14 Turner Publishing.......................................... 69 Waterville Creates Arts Collaborative........... 29 Waterville Elks Banquet Center..................... 39 Windows Plus................................................ 42 Winslow Community Federal Credit Union.............................. 18

Kennebec Valley Community College............ 56

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