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GREETINGS Welcome to the Kennebec Valley! On behalf of the Board and Members of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, I want to welcome you to Maine’s Capital region. Augusta, Maine’s Capital City, and its neighboring cities and towns are rich in history, culture, industry and commerce. Dozens of lakes and streams, the mighty Kennebec River and beautiful rolling, forested hills of the Capital area offer

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Chris Paszyc CBRE/The Boulos Company

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As the seat of State and County Government and a major hub of business and industry, the Capital area harbors a vibrant economy and offers opportunities for new business

pride in it. Enjoy your time here and call the Chamber if we

Katie Doherty, President & CEO Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 269 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 Tel: (207) 623-4559, Fax: (207) 626-9342 www.KennebecValleyChamber.com

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Serving the towns of Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, Dresden, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jefferson, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Somerville, Wayne, West Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor and Winthrop This is the official publication of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 269 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: 207-623-4559 www.KennebecValleyChamber.com Publisher/Printer: RFB Advertising LLC Designer: Abbey Newkirk Cover Photo Credit: Thomas Veilleux Photography Advertising Inquiries: To advertise in this publication please contact Wendi Smith at 207-713-7533 or email rf badvertising@gmail.com

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CONTENTS City of Augusta 7

Places of Worship

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Towns of Belgrade & Chelsea

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Business & Industry 23

Towns of Dresden & Farmingdale

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Play!

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Towns of Fayette & Gardiner

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Pet Friendly

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Towns of Hallowell & Jefferson

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Whatever Festival 26

Towns of Litchfield, Manchester & Monmouth

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Points of Interest

Towns of Mount Vernon, Pittston & Randolph

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Stay! 32

Towns of Readfield & Richmond

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Visitor Information 33

Towns of Somerville & Wayne

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Camps 34

Towns of West Gardiner & Whitefield

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Eat! 35

Towns of Windsor & Winthrop

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Calendar of Events 36

Newcomers 19

Member Directory 39

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AUGUSTA MICROPOLITAN MAINE’S CAPITAL MARKET! The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a business association of over 650 businesses, industries, and organizations in the greater Augusta region in southern Kennebec County. The Chamber’s teamwork approach is key in building a stronger economy, better business environment, and a higher quality of life for the citizens of the capital area. Maine’s capital city, an original 1628 Pilgrim settlement, embraces the powerful Kennebec River along with 22 other cities and towns comprising the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s region. Augusta is both the capital city of the Pine Tree State and the service center of a Micropolitan. With 75,000 residents and a workforce of 44,000 people, the economy here is thriving. Maine’s government center is rich in history, culture, educational resources, industry, innovation and art – with outstanding shopping opportunities. This booklet offers a sampling of the attractions and lifestyle which make the Capital area a perfect place to live, work, and play!

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Population 18,705 (207) 626-2300 Augusta, one of America’s most beautiful capitals, has been the capital city since 1827, seven years after Maine was admitted to the Union. The Capitol Building is the centerpiece for this special city. Located on both sides of the Kennebec River, Augusta is the center of employment, commerce, and service for Central Maine and is the seat of state and county government. Augusta is a one-hour drive from Portland and less than a three-hour drive from Boston. While the City’s population is only 18,705, the City is the service center to a large area of some 70,000 people and, more recently, has become a retail shopping mecca for a population of some 350,000 Maine residents. Augusta is a city rich in history. From its early days as a Pilgrim trading post, the City has grown as an industrial trade center and has become a center for the region’s health and educational services. Joint public and private efforts have resulted in the development of the Augusta Business Park, Augusta Civic Center Complex, downtown redevelopment, and regional retail shopping centers. A modern Augusta City Hall Complex, including a renovated Old Fort Western (1754) museum complex, graces the banks of the Kennebec. Such efforts have also stimulated redevelopment efforts in Augusta’s historic downtown district along the Kennebec River. Recreational opportunities and cultural activities play an important role of life in Augusta – a great community, in a convenient location, with friendly people, and a stable and vigorous economy.

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BELGRADE & CHELSEA BELGRADE

CHELSEA

Population 3,154 (207) 495-2258

Population 2,706 (207) 582-4802

Belgrade is located just a few miles northwest of

Chelsea, incorporated on March 1, 1851

Maine’s capital city, Augusta. The population

from a portion of Hallowell, was named for a

nearly doubles when non-residents arrive to spend

Massachusetts town, which in turn was named

the summer months at their cottages. There is only

for a section of London, England. The town office

one working farm remaining in Belgrade, and the

hosts the Chelsea veterans memorial and a smaller

town has become what many call a “bedroom

memorial plaque to Chester Caldwell “For his

community” composed of people who reside

many years of service to the school and a dedicated

here but who work elsewhere. Employment in

‘Town Father.’” Chelsea Market, the Grange

town is limited, with two lumber companies and

Hall, Fire Station and the School are all near

a manufacturer of concrete products employing

the town office on the Togus Road (Route 226).

most locals. Small businesses such as restaurants

The principal stream is the Worromontogus, or

and country stores provide a few year-round jobs,

“Togus,” which runs southward through the eastern

with rental cottages, boys/girls camps, marinas

part and falls into the Kennebec.There is a saw

and a golf course adding part-time positions in

and grist mill on this stream, toward the southern

the summer. Belgrade covers about sixty square

part of the town. In the northern part is one of

miles, with a large part of this area composed of

the United States military asylums. The mineral

lakes, streams and wetlands. Its five lakes and their

spring at this place formerly had some notoriety,

inlet/outlet streams offer several species of fish for

and Mr. Beal, of Boston, erected a large hotel near

those who enjoy fishing, plenty of water surface for

it. The enterprise did not prove profitable, and the

boaters, and excellent opportunities for those people

property was sold. Aside from Togus, the principal

interested in bird watching. With the forest acreage

settlement is near the bridge connecting the town

expanding, as former farmland reverts to tree

with Hallowell. Along the river are a few ice-houses,

growth, deer, moose and birds have become more

and near the southern line is one of the large houses

plentiful for people to enjoy.

owned by the Knickerbocker Ice Company. The Maine Central Railroad, on the opposite side of the river, is accessible by bridge or boat. In 1867 and again in 1901, Chelsea ceded land to the “National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers” from the Civil War. (The town sent 98 soldiers to the war, 28 were killed.) The institution eventually became the Togus Veterans Hospital, then Togus Medical Center, known generally as “Togus.”

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DRESDEN Population 1,650 (207) 737-4335

Dresden was first settled as Frankfort in 1752 by German and French Huguenot immigrants. A town in Lincoln County, it incorporated on June 25, 1794 from a portion of the town of Pownalborough (later Wiscasset). The Germans, brought to the area through

in 2015. The Earle R. Kelley Wildlife Management Area is a 500 acre park, 290 acres of which is marshland, maintained by the State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 1.5 miles from the intersection of Route 27 and Blinn Hill Road. Dresden Bog, part of the Management Area, is a water-accessible nature preserve.

the encouragement of General Samuel Waldo, contributed the name Dresden after the city in their homeland. Dresden annexed land from Alna in 1741. In 1847 it set off two islands to form the Town of Perkins, which surrendered its organization in 1918 leaving the unorganized township of Perkins. The two islands are Swan Island and Little Swan Island, now a nature preserve administered by the State of Maine. The 1761 Pownalborough Courthouse was the first built in Maine and the only one built prior to the Revolution. Parson Jacob Bailey used the courthouse as a church. The Pownalborough Courthouse has hosted future U.S. President John Adams, George Washington’s first Supreme Court nominee William Cushing, Robert Treat Paine and David Sewall. It was the setting for a trial noted in midwife Martha

FARMINGDALE Population 2,915 (207) 582-2225

Farmingdale, a town in Kennebec County, was incorporated on April 3, 1852 from parts of Gardiner, West Gardiner and Hallowell. On the Kennebec River just north of Gardiner, it is a residential community serving the Augusta-Gardiner capital area. During the 19th century and before the availability of mechanical refrigeration, there were several ice houses along the river. Ice was cut from the frozen water and stored in warehouses often insulated with sawdust. When the ice was gone, the river was clogged with logs floating downstream to paper mills further south.

Ballard’s diary. In 1891 an act of the Legislature was

The career of one of Farmingdale’s noted citizens,

approved incorporating Bridge Academy for the

Peter Grant, provides insights into the town’s past.

‘promotion of education, literature and science’. The

According to Maine’s Historic Places, Grant was

Academy was endowed by members of the Bridge

a self-made man who, at his death in 1836, left

family for “A Free High School for the children of

an estate of over $100,000 (equivalent to over $56

Dresden”. It served in that capacity for the youth of

million today), including a shipyard in Farmingdale,

Dresden, and other ‘tuition’ students from many areas

half-ownership of four good-sized vessels, and large

until 1966. Over 430 students earned their high school

real estate holdings in the area. His social position is

diplomas between 1892 and 1966, after which students

indicated by the fact that one of his sons married a

attended Wiscasset High School. The building now

daughter of Dr. Benjamin Vaughan, the patriarch of

houses the Bridge Academy Public Library. The

Hallowell.

historic Kennebec Bridge between Dresden and Richmond was replaced with a new, modern bridge

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FAYETTE & GARDINER FAYETTE

GARDINER

Fayette was first settled as Starling Plantation

Celebrating over 200 years, Gardiner is a

in 1781 and became incorporated as the

vibrant river front city featuring historical

town of Fayette on February 28, 1795. It is a

homes, a reenergized downtown, and a fast-

beautiful residential community located in

expanding business/industrial park. This City,

the northwestern Kennebec County. We are

which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2003,

approximately 19 miles NW of the state capital

boasts more buildings on the historic register

of Augusta and 10 miles E of Livermore Falls.

than any other city in the area. Old homes are

Fayette shares some of the most beautiful lakes

located in beautiful neighborhoods and reflect

and ponds in central Maine with our bordering

the wonderful quality of life that Gardiner has to

towns of Mount Vernon, Readfield and Wayne.

offer. A special treat is the Oakland’s Mansion,

Population 1,133 (207) 685-4373

Fayette is known for its rural nature, seasonal resorts and private camps. Every summer Echo Lake comes alive as Camps Winnebago and

Population 5,675 (207) 582-4460

built in 1836 as the home of descendants of Dr. Slyvester Gardiner, founder of the City. Two American Presidents have stayed at the mansion.

Vega host hundreds of young boys and girls, as

Restoration and revitalization of Downtown

they have for generations. Families come to their

Gardiner has added a new look to the city’s

“camp” year after year to spend a day, a week or

center. A modern High School and Middle

an entire summer at their summer home on the

School offer residents the finest in educational

lake. Many have decided to make Fayette their

opportunities.

permanent home.

Gardiner has been successful in attracting

Hiking, snowmobiling and skiing are just a few

new industry through an aggressive marketing

among many sports to enjoy. Superb fishing on one

campaign. The new Libby Hill Business Park

of Fayette’s 31.5 square miles of lakes and ponds

has attracted a number of major businesses

draws anglers from all over.

in the region, assuring Gardiner’s continuing contribution to the area’s economic growth.

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HALLOWELL

JEFFERSON

Population 2,329 (207) 623-4021

Population 2,397 (207) 549-7401

Hallowell, Maine’s smallest city, rests on the

Jefferson is a town in Lincoln County, incorporated from Ballstown Plantation in 1807,

banks of the Kennebec River and it was settled

when Thomas Jefferson was President. During

about 1761. Although once a granite and

the 19th Century, it set off land to Newcastle and

lumbering community, the Hallowell of today

Alna, and annexed land from Patricktown, later

features a delightful and interesting experience.

incorporated as Somerville.

Hallowell enjoys an eclectic blend of artisans, musicians and lifelong residents. Busy Water

Historically the present town dates back to

Street, lined with galleries, antique shops, fine

January 13, 1630, when a grant of fifteen miles

restaurants and service businesses, blends into

on each side of the Kennebec River from the

exquisite historic houses and beyond to beautiful

mouth to the present site of Gardiner was made

country hiking trails and waterfalls. The small

to William Bradford [governor of the Pilgrim

city is classified as a National Historic District.

Colony] of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The town of Jefferson was included in this area and was

A state-operated boat landing is located on the

part of the plantation of Ballstown, founded in

south end of the City. It is the hub of activities

1770 by John Ball.

during the summer months as people launch their boats to cruise the beautiful Kennebec all the way to the ocean. It is said of Hallowell that it retains the charm of yesteryear, the flavor of old world simplicity and the warmth of old-fashioned hospitality. Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit this unique little Maine city.

Jefferson has a substantial frontage on Damariscotta Lake, both in its north end and on virtually all its western shore. Damariscotta State Park is at the northeast corner of the lake, in Jefferson.

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LITCHFIELD, MANCHESTER, & MONMOUTH LITCHFIELD

Population 3,604 (207) 268-4721

MONMOUTH Population 4,071 (207) 933-2206

Litchfield is located 16 miles southwest of Augusta

Monmouth is a quintessential Maine town

in southern Kennebec County. Early settlement of

comprised of artistic culture and agriculture. It

the town began before the Revolutionary War and

is best known for its historic Cumston Hall, an

occurred around the ponds, lakes, and streams. In

extraordinary building that dominates Main

1793, the Town was organized as a political entity

Street and dazzles longtime residents and visitors

as Smithfield Plantation. In 1795, the Plantation

alike. Monmouth is a friendly walking village with

successfully petitioned the Commonwealth of

access to the eateries, shops, the public beach,

Massachusetts and became incorporated as the

the library and the professional Shakespearean

Town of Litchfield.

theater. The Theater at Monmouth is well known

MANCHESTER

and holds many performances from June -

Population 2,556 (207) 622-1894

Manchester, Maine, settled in 1775, became a town in 1850. It was made up of parts of five towns: Augusta, Readfield, Hallowell, Litchfield, and Winthrop. It was first called Kennebec, but finding that their mail often went to Kennebunk, Maine, the townspeople decided in 1854 to change the name to Manchester. The central part of town is known as the Forks, a fitting name, since seven roads meet there. Just minutes from Augusta, many small businesses flourish, surrounded by beauty. Manchester boasts a gorgeous lakeshore on Cobbosseeconte Lake.

September. Farming is abundant in Monmouth with a dairy farm on Main Street along with fiber, vegetable, and poultry farms within the Monmouth area. The town’s slogan is Monmouth Grows. Historic buildings on Main Street are part of the Monmouth Museum and are open to the public in the summer months. Outdoor recreation of running, biking, boating, snowmobiling and sportsman activities are all part of the good life that Monmouth offers.

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festivals Litchfield is the home of the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festivals – One of the largest family musical events in New England! Experience the welcome home feeling with 5 days of music and camping. Daily admission available. Offering Free Kids Music Academy, camping, FREE hot showers, food vendors and extra large tent. Bring your RVs, campers, tents or just come for the day!! This happens twice each year in June and August.

Don’t just hear about it, come experience it!!!

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MOUNT VERNON, PITTSTON & RANDOLPH MOUNT VERNON Population 1,638 (207) 293-2379

Mount Vernon, one of the most beautiful towns in Maine, is situated in the lake region of central Maine at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range. A large number of seasonal residents and tourists come to Mount Vernon for its many attractions. Fishing is outstanding in the many lakes and streams. The summer’s climate is especially conducive to swimming, hiking, and boating. Hunting and leaf peeping are popular fall attractions and winter brings snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing. Mount Vernon’s other attractions include an active community center, an excellent library, a community theater group, various clubs and other civic, fraternal, and social organizations. Mount Vernon is a friendly town that enjoys excellent schools, an active community and a unique blend of farmland, forest, and lakeshores. It is located within easy travel distance of commercial and governmental centers of Augusta, Waterville and Farmington.

PITTSTON Population 2,631 (207) 582-4438

Pittston is a town along the eastern shore of the Kennebec River in Kennebec County. The town was named for the family of John Pitt, who were early settlers. The town was incorporated in 1779. The town has a total area of 33.44 square miles, of which, 32.17 square miles is land and 1.27 square miles is water. The historic Major Reuben Colburn House (a state historic site) and the Pittston Congregational Church are located in Pittston.

RANDOLPH Population 1,724 (207) 582-5808

Randolph, about 2 square miles in size, is about 6 miles south of Augusta and about 20 miles north of the coastal town of Wiscasset. A town of just under 2,000 residents, Randolph lies along the bank of the Kennebec River just across from the City of Gardiner. It was incorporated in 1887, and used to be a thriving river community specializing in boats, lumber, ice and a terminal for a narrow gauge railroad to Togus Veterans Home in Chelsea. Being the smallest town in Maine (by area), it has a small town atmosphere with the proximity to all services and schools.

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READFIELD Population 2,548 (207) 685-4939

Readfield’s population was 2,598 at the 2010 census. Readfield is home to the Kents Hill School, a preparatory school, Maranacook Community Schools, public schools for the district, a few summer camps, and the annual Readfield Heritage Days. Founded in 1771 from a portion of Winthrop, Readfield boasted an active and vibrant industrial life throughout the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The area once known as factory square was filled with a wollen factory, a sash and blind factory, a boot factory, a grist mill, and a slaughter house. While the industry is gone, the natural beauty of the surroundings remains. The town contains four lakes and ponds, including Maranacook Lake. Due to the numerous bodies of water, Readfield was previously named Pond Town.

RICHMOND Population 3,383 (207) 737-4305

Richmond, a small town with a big heart! If you’re looking for a place to visit or call home, consider Richmond, Maine. It is blessed with unparalleled beauty, from the rolling hills that surrounds it to the timeless Kennebec River that defines its downtown. Visitors come from miles away to Swan Island, just a stone’s throw from downtown Richmond. Four miles of trails and camping are yours to enjoy as you share the island with deer and bald eagles. Downtown Richmond has a lot of small shops that take you back to an earlier time. Whether shopping antiques or looking for a special gift, you can probably find something of interest right in town. But when you get a hankering for more shopping and recreation choices, you can reach the shopping nexus of Augusta about 30 minutes away. Maintaining an environment for business growth is a priority for Richmond. The participatory style of local government is responsive to the needs of local business.

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SOMERVILLE & WAYNE SOMERVILLE Population 557 (207) 549-3828

Population 1,166 (207) 685-4983

Somerville is located in Lincoln County,

Wayne is a small town 15 miles west of Augusta.

incorporated on March 25, 1858 from Patricktown Plantation. The plantation had existed at least since 1813. On April 17, 1937, in the depth of the Depression, the town surrendered its organization. It returned to its

Wayne’s population doubles in the summer as visitors from all over the world come to swim and sail in the seven lakes and ponds, pick strawberries and blueberries, eat local vegetables and Maine seafood, and enjoy a relaxed life in

status as a town on February 6, 1974.

small town Maine.

The Sheepscot River runs through the western

Wayne is near excellent restaurants, a world class

portion of the town, and through Somerville Village itself. It widens into Long Pond (once known as Patricktown Pond), on which the town has substantial frontage. Smaller James Pond sits

Shakespearean Theater, mountains, whitewater rafting, and many other adventures. Visitors will find a classic New England Village with two churches, one library, a recreation center, a

in the northwestern corner.

general store and our corner store/gas station,

This rural town has a small, but growing

Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.

population. Since the 1970’s it has grown to two and a half times its size at that time.

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and specialty shops. The town was named after During the summer, Wayne is home to Camp Androscoggin.


WEST GARDINER

WHITEFIELD

Population 3,408 (207) 724-3945

Population 2,286 (207) 549-5175

West Gardiner is a town in Kennebec County, incorporated on August 8, 1850 from a portion of Gardiner. It swapped land with Farmingdale (1852, 1853) and annexed some land from Litchfield (1856) to complete its boundaries. West Gardiner is the site of one of the Maine Turnpike Authority’s service plazas. In addition to the usual fast food providers, the plaza is home to the Center for Maine Craft.

The Town of Whitefield bolsters a sense of community fostered through a broad understanding of and respect for the town’s history, its diverse population, recreation, locally produced crafts, artwork and foods. Whitefield boasts a serene lake, wetlands, rivers, streams and trails accessible to the public for recreation. Take the family on a hike at the Salmon Preserve or Mars Ridge Trail, where visitors can

The Center features a retail gallery for handcrafted work by Maine artisans; cultural tourism information including craft artists’ studios, commercial galleries, and nonprofit arts organizations; and exhibitions of fine craft sponsored by Maine’s premier craft organizations.

see as far as the Camden Hills. Play nine holes of golf at the local golf course or go for a paddle and fish for small mouth bass in Clary Lake. And bring your appetite. You’ll find some of the best foods on the planet with locally raised meats and organic vegetables sold at Whitefield’s general stores.

Farm Buildings on the Lewiston Road (Route 9/126) recall an earlier time when large farmhouses, barns, and silos dominated the landscape. In 2014 some of those features remain, but only as ghostly reminders of a bygone era.

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WINDSOR Population 2,566 (207) 445-2998

Windsor, Maine is small town located approximately 13 miles east of Augusta. Windsor began as a plantation known as New Waterford. The town was incorporated as Malta in 1809.

a revitalization of its downtown. Developers are renovating a large old woolen mill complex to house medical care facilities as well as other commercial, retail and housing spaces. The town is also aggressively promoting the availability of its industrial park to new industry.

In 1820 it was reincorporated as Gerry to honor

Historically a strong manufacturing community,

statesman Elbridge Gerry and two years later it was

Winthrop has seen a growth in the distribution

incorporated again as Windsor. One of Windsor’s

and high-tech fields. It is important to several

historical claims to fame is the Malta War in 1809.

surrounding towns as a place to work and

Located in the heart of Central Maine, the Windsor Fairgrounds are in close proximity to the coast, golf courses and mountains. Encompassing 275 acres, it is one of the largest agricultural fairs with attendance estimated at over 150,000!

shop. The Winthrop Lakes Region also offers vacation fun with a number of lakeside cottages, campgrounds and lodging facilities, plus a nice selection of restaurants. Winthrop is a four-season community of gracious homes, churches and friendly people.

WINTHROP Population 5,987 (207) 377-7200

Winthrop, a long-time vacation destination for many, boasts of 12 lakes and ponds within its township. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a sleepy little vacation community and nothing more! This town has enjoyed success in attracting new business in recent years and has seen existing businesses expand. Winthrop has been undergoing

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CULTURAL ARTS ABOUND

Chelsea /Whitefield/Windsor/Wiscasset (207) 549-3261

Cultural opportunities within the Capital Area include Shakespearean plays performed at the Theater at Monmouth throughout the summer and concerts performed by the Kennebec Performing Arts and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra plus year-round performances at the Waterville Opera House. Other venues for performing arts include Gaslight Theater in Hallowell, the University of Maine at Augusta and new state of the art facilities at Cony High School and Winthrop High School. Two of the area’s historic theaters, the Colonial Theater in Augusta and Johnson Hall in Gardiner, are going under major renovations to preserve the history of the buildings and to become beacons for the arts in the region.

Dresden/Farmingdale/Hallowell/Monmouth/ Richmond (207) 622-6351

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EDUCATION

The weather of the area is in four distinct seasons, but without the severe snowfalls and cold of the northern regions. Since Augusta is at the head of tide in the Kennebec River, it could be considered coastal, but it lacks the heavy fogs of the seashore towns. The summer heat is comfortably tempered, but a few days occur with maximums reaching as high as 90 degrees. Midsummer afternoon temperatures are in the ideal range from 75 to 80 degrees on an average day, with the nighttime minimum average in the upper 50’s. Uncomfortably hot and humid nights are relatively few. Winters are moderately cold, with a mean temperature of 23 degrees for the three months of December, January and February. Readings of zero or lower are recorded on an average of 13 days per winter.

School systems within the Capital Area are strongly committed to the educational, social and personal development of our children. Our schools are noted for fine academic programs, which have prepared students for the best colleges in the country. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, schools offer special needs and honors programs, as well as alternative programs for students interested in exploring non-traditional environments. For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office of the City or Town of interest. The University of Maine at Augusta is the state’s third largest post-secondary education school, serving students on campus, through ITV and its web-based programs. Augusta is also home to a Kaplan University campus offering a variety of programs with nearly constant enrollment. Other area colleges include Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield) and Thomas College and Colby College (Waterville).

Dirigere Christian Academy (1-12) (207) 622-1721

Mailing address: Secretary of State, Motor Vehicle Division, State House Station 29, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029. Phone: (207) 6249000. Location: 19 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine

CHILD CARE Many excellent child-care services are available in the Capital Area. Day care centers, private homes, nursery school programs and after school child care programs are available. Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation in Farmingdale is a source of information for parents, employers and providers seeking childcare information. Phone: 1-800-525-2229.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS Getting together with people who share your interests is an important part of life in the Capital Area. Most national service and social organizations can be found here. For a complete list of clubs and organizations please contact the Chamber.

Gardiner/Pittston/Randolph/West Gardiner (207) 582-5346 Litchfield/Sabattus/Wales (207) 375-4273 Manchester/Mt. Vernon/Readfield/Wayne (207) 685-3336 Fayette/Winthrop (207) 377-2296

Private and Parochial Schools:

Kents Hill (High School) (207) 685-4914 St. Michael’s School (K-8) (207) 623-3491 Stepping Stones Montessori School (Pre K-8) (207) 626-5550

Vocational Schools: Capital Area Technical Center (207) 626-2475

Colleges/Universities: Kaplan University (207) 213-2500 University of Maine at Augusta

(207) 621-3000 Public School Superintendent’s Offices:

Colby College (207) 872-3000

Augusta (207) 626-2468

Kennebec Valley Community College (207) 453-5000 Thomas College (207) 859-1101

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NEWCOMERS HOSPITALS Alzheimer’s Care Center (207) 626-1770 152 Dresden Ave., Gardiner, Maine Riverview Psychiatric Center (207) 624-3900 Hospital St., Augusta, Maine MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health* (207) 626-1000 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, Maine Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (207) 621-6100 361 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta, Maine VA Maine Healthcare System (207) 623-8411 Togus, Maine The region’s largest private employer, MaineGeneral operates major hospital campuses in Augusta and Waterville and community health centers in a number of area towns. *

HOUSING Housing in the Capital Area is available to suit every taste and need. Average sales price of single family homes in Kennebec County in 2015 was $156,560 although the range of homes can extend to luxury homes on beautiful lakeside settings. Homes for the most part are located on heavily vegetated lots whether in the urban areas or in nearby country settings. Apartments are available in the area at reasonable prices and a number of seniors and assisted-living homes are available. Please see our on-line membership directory for a full listing of “Real Estate Development Rentals” professionals or write or call the Chamber for an area Real Estate Guide.

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LIBRARIES Augusta: Lithgow Public Library (207) 626-2415 Maine State Library: Located in the Maine State Cultural Building in the State Capitol Complex, The Maine State Library houses an extensive collection of material on Maine history and genealogy.

Library: (207) 287-5600

Archives: (207) 287-5790 University of Maine at Augusta” Katz Library: (207) 621-3356 Dresden: Bridge Academy Public Library (207) 737-8810 Gardiner: Gardiner Public Library (207) 582-3312 Hallowell: Hubbard Free Library (207) 622-6582 Richmond: Richmond Public Library (207) 737-2770 Wayne: Cary Memorial Library (207) 685-3612 Winthrop: Charles M. Bailey Library (207) 377-8673

NEWSPAPER/ RADIO/ TELEVISION The Kennebec Journal serves the region as the primary daily newspaper. Several local radio stations are operated by Blueberry Broadcasting, TownSquare Media and Mix Maine Media. Spectrum Business provides cable television, phone and internet services to the Capital Area. Network service is available via stations WCSH-

TV, WGME-TV, WMTW-TV, and WABITV located in Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn and Portland, Maine.

RECREATION The Capital Area offers a variety of year round recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. Surrounded by more than 30 lakes, ponds, and the Kennebec River, the Capital Area is well suited for activities such as canoeing/ kayaking, boating, swimming, water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, ice skating and fishing. Boat sales, rentals and marine services are provided by area marinas including Clark Marine in Manchester, Lakeside Motel and Marina in East Winthrop or Great Pond Marina in Belgrade Lakes. Public boat landings located on the Kennebec River can be found in Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner, and Richmond as well as on larger lakes in the region. White water rafting along the upper Kennebec and other rivers is organized by rafting companies within the area such as North Country Rivers. The Capital Area Recreation Association complex between Hospital Street and the Cony Road (beside the Viles Arboretum) offers venues for soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, horseshoes, and walking / hiking / jogging. The City of Augusta maintains popular Bicentennial Park, a recreation and swimming area on a city pond for Augusta residents. Outdoor swimming pools are located at two area playgrounds and at area hotels/motels including Fairway Motor Lodge, Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn, and Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel. Indoor swimming pools are located at Senator Inn & Spa, Comfort Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Kennebec Valley YMCA. The Kennebec Valley YMCA, with its two facilities (Augusta and Manchester) offers two pools, fitness centers/indoor tracks, group exercise studios, racquetball, open gym, child watch services and a variety of programs that serve all ages, infants to seniors. There is also a health club at University of Maine at Augusta. Other indoor sports offered within the Capital Area include ice skating at the new Camden National Ice Vault, candlepin bowling, and ten pin bowling at Sparetime Recreation. A


four-court indoor tennis facility is located at the A-COPI Tennis and Sports Center. The Capital Area also hosts seven outdoor tennis courts, six golf courses, numerous parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields. Miniature golf is offered within the area at T’s Golf. Capital Area residents and visitors also frequent our 10 theater cinema complete with king size recliners, and nightly Beano played at various halls and churches throughout our communities. The Augusta Nordic ski complex has many trails for recreation activities on a large 160-acre forested tract in the center of the Capital.

SENIOR CITIZEN ASSISTANCE General information is available from the Bureau of Elder & Adult Services, State House Station 11, Augusta, Maine 04333 Phone: (207) 287-9200 or 1 800-262-2232 or call Spectrum Generations, One Weston Court, Augusta, Maine 04330, Phone: (207) 622-9212 or 1-800639-1553 or email Augusta Age-Friendly at augustaagefriendly@gmail.com

SHOPPING Each community in the Capital Area offers its own unique Downtown shopping experience. Visit the varied selection of large stores or a growing number of small to mid-size specialty shops. Your shopping experience will include visiting several shopping centers, mini-malls and traditional Main Street settings of the downtown business districts. The one-point-three million square-foot Marketplace at Augusta features 40 nationally known retailers (includes Walmart, Sam’s, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Home Depot, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting, etc). The Augusta Crossing shopping center houses Lowe’s, Target, Best Buy, Staples, etc. Other larger shopping centers include the Turnpike Mall, Augusta Plaza and Shaw’s Plaza. Whatever your shopping pleasure, you are sure to discover it in the Capital Area.

TAXATION The tax structure of Maine is comprised of state and local taxes. The state collects retail sales and use taxes, income taxes and business related taxes. At the local level, real estate, personal property and excise taxes are collected. Additional detailed information may be obtained from municipal offices or from the Bureau of Taxation, State House Station 24, Augusta, Maine 04333-0024. Phone: (207) 287-2076.

TRANSPORTATION Interstate 95, the backbone of highway transportation in Maine, serves the Capital area. In addition, many other major highways converge in the Capital helping to make it a true center of commerce and travel. Portland and Bangor are about an hour’s drive away and Boston is less than a three-hour drive. Cape Air provides scheduled flight service to Boston and beyond from the Augusta State Airport. Charter air service and flight instruction courses are available from Maine Instrument Flight. Augusta has a variety of trucking firms, which offer freight service to the area. Greyhound buses serve Augusta; Kennebec Explorer provides local public bus transportation and rental cars are available at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz. Concord Coach Lines Bus Company operates a major transportation hub in Augusta providing direct transport to Boston and New York City. Augusta’s Cushnoc Crossing Bridge over the Kennebec River provides convenience for the city’s 25,000 daily commuters as well as for the millions of trips annually to and from our nearby coastal regions.

primary provider of landline telephone service, although several other companies, including Oxford Networks, also serve the area. Cell phone companies include U. S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Spectrum Business provides the region with cable television, high speed internet and digital phone service. Redzone Wireless now offers high speed broadband internet to Augusta and Manchester as well. The Capital Area is served by a number of gas and oil dealers. The availability of municipal water and sewer systems varies from community to community.

WELCOMING/GREETING SERVICE If you are new to the Capital Area and would like an information package from Newcomer Relocation Rental Services, please call Ramona Venskus at (207) 622-4312. Or contact: Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, 269 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330, (207) 623-4559, www.kennebecvalleychamber.com

WORSHIP The Capital Area offers many places of worship for nearly every faith. With so many religious denominations represented you are sure to find a very warm welcome in the house of worship of your choice. See www.KennebecvalleyChamber. com for an up to date list. See page 22 & 23.

UTILITIES In 2013, two natural gas companies installed pipelines and began delivering natural gas to industrial, commercial, and residential customers. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is installing a $350 million pipeline infrastructure along the river corridor from Dresden to Madison. Maine Natural Gas has installed a $25 million pipeline project to serve customers in the Capital City. Central Maine Power provides the area with electric service. FairPoint Communications is the

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WORSHIP AUGUSTA American Baptist Church District Office, 107 Winthrop St, 207-622-6291 Apostolic Church 500 Western Avenue, 207-622-1414 Augusta Baptist Church Inc. 2567 N Belfast Ave. 207-622-5039 Augusta First Nazarene Church 30 Nazarene Drive, 207-622-7529 Augusta Seventh-day Adventist 235 Eastern Ave, 207-622-3215 Augusta Spiritualist Church 113 Townsend Rd., 207-622-8980 Central Church 20 Mission Ave., 207-623-0911 Christian Science Reading Room 65 Cony St, 207-622-7710 Church Hill Baptist Church 258 Church Hill Rd, 207-622-4248 Church Of Christ 91 Eastern Ave, 207-622-4031 Elm Christian Fellowship 70 State St, 207-622-7031 East Augusta Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8 Cross Hill Rd, 207-213-6454

Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water St, 207-622-6401 Prince of Peace Lutheran 209 Eastern Ave, 207-623-9486 Saint Mary’s 41 Western Ave, 207-623-8823 Salvation Army 36 Eastern Ave, 207-623-3752 South Parish Congregational UCC 9 Church St, 207-622-0552 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 9 Summer St, 207-622-2424 St Michael Parish, 1 Kendall St, 207-623-8823 Temple Beth El 3 Woodlawn St, 207-622-7450 Unitarian Universalist Comm 9 Winthrop St, 207-622-3232

BELGRADE ~ BELGRADE LAKES Belgrade Bible Church 744 Augusta Rd, 207-495-2200

DRESDEN Bridge Mid Coast Maine 633 Gardiner Rd, 207-737-7019

GARDINER Calvary Four Square Church 109 Old Brunswick Rd, 207-582-5728 Christ Episcopal Church 2 Dresden Ave, 207-582-3354 Faith Christian Church 280 Brunswick Ave, 207-582-5432 First Baptist Church of Gardiner 47 Church St, 207-582-4747 Gardiner Church of Nazarene 6 Nazarene Way, 207-582-5107 Grace Community Chapel 187 Lewiston Rd, 207-582-6763 Highland Ave. United Methodist 134 Highland Ave, 207-582-2546 South Gardiner Baptist Church 641 River Ave, 207-582-3751 Spears Corner Baptist Church 1391 High St, 207-582-7145 Winter Street Baptist Church 32 Winter St, 207-582-2818

N. Belgrade Baptist Church 8 Station Rd, 207-314-4590

HALLOWELL

Old South Church 9 West Rd, 207-495-3809

Cox Memorial United Methodist Church 33 Central St, 207-622-6636

Fellowship Baptist Church, 237 Eastern Ave, 207-622-4817

Union Church of Belgrade Lakes United Methodist 67 Main St, 207-495-3599

First Baptist Church-Hallowell 17 Union St, 207-622-6827

First United Pentecostal-gst 15 Wilson St, 207-622-1721

CHELSEA

Old South Congregational UCC 135 Second St, 207-622-1220

Family Worship Center 2580 N Belfast Ave, 207-622-6561

Green Street United Methodist Church 13 Green St, 207-532-1333 Islamic Society of Greater Augusta 11 N. Pearl St, 207-370-1786 Light of Life Ministries 160 Riverside Drive 207-622-9467

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Christian Life Fellowship 1158 Eastern Ave, 207-582-7919 Kennebec Valley Assembly-God 44 Hallowell Rd, 207-622-1572 River Rock Christian Fllwshp 65 River Rd, 207-622-7031

Sacred Heart Rectory 12 Summer St, 207-623-3424 St Matthew’s Church 20 Union St., 207-623-3041


FARMINGDALE

Truth Baptist Church 154 Augusta Rd., 207-557-5832

Church of Jesus Christ Of LDS 4 Hasson St., 207-582-1827

LITCHFIELD

Lighthouse Baptist Church 108 Maple St., 207-622-9930 Seventh Day Adventist Church 584 Maine Ave, 207-582-2116

FAYETTE Fayette Baptist Church 39 Baldwin Hill Rd. 207-685-9492

JEFFERSON Bunker Hill Baptist Church 1537 Bunker Hill Rd, 207-563-6444 First Baptist Church 28 Waldoboro Rd., 207-549-3065

RICHMOND

Dresden Richmond United Methodist 121 Pleasant St., 207-737-2507

Litchfield Community Christian 1881 Hallowell Rd, 207-268-4676

Saint Alexander Nevsky Church 15 Church St., 207-588-2048

Litchfield Plains Baptist Church 56 Plains Rd., 207-268 -4794

St. Matthias Church 1 Spruce St., 207-737-7044

MONMOUTH

WINTHROP

North Monmouth Community Church 151 N Main St., 207-933-2400

East Winthrop Baptist Church 55 Old Village Rd., 207-395-4441

United Church of Monmouth 778 Main St., 207-933-2931

Victory Baptist Churchlit 1170 US-202, 207-377-2161

South Monmouth Baptist Church 163 S Monmouth Rd., 207-933-3214

Winthrop United Methodist Church 58 Main St., 207-377-8620

East Monmouth United Methodist Church 573 ME-135, 207-933-6573

Winthrop Congregational Church UCC 10 Bowdoin St., 207-377-2063

St Giles’ Episcopal Church 72 Gardiner Road, 207-549-3158

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY While government provides nearly four out of every ten jobs in the

MaineGeneral opened a state-of-the-art Alfond Cancer Care Center

region, other large employers include major distribution companies,

in Augusta in 2007 and completed its $312 million hospital in 2013

health organizations, the state’s largest electric utility headquarters,

in Augusta to serve a population of 180,000 primarily in Kennebec

natural gas headquarters, financial institutions, growing retail centers,

and Somerset Counties. Other health facilitators include the VA

and statewide non-profit associations’ headquarters.

Maine Healthcare System, Home Resources of Maine, HealthReach

Manufacturers in the region include Alternative Manufacturing (computer components), Kenway Corp. (paper industry products, boats, and specialty composites), Kennebec Technologies (high tech and space products), Bolduc Technology Group (drive-by-wire products for vehicles) and a number of wood products specialists. The area is headquarters for the state’s largest electric utility company, Center Maine Power Company, and includes major distributors such as NRF Distributors (flooring) along with PERFORMANCE Foodservice – North Center and Pine State Trading (food service companies). Summit Natural Gas of Maine built a major pipeline through the Valley in 2013 and established its headquarters in Augusta. Maine Natural Gas also built a pipeline to Augusta to serve both commercial and residential customers. Health services in this central part of Maine are provided by MaineGeneral Health at its Waterville and Augusta campuses with a teaching unit associated with Dartmouth Medical School.

Network home services, and a number of others. The Capital area has a bright future. With the addition of some major new retailers and the redevelopment of others, the are has grown significantly in retail businesses in the past decade. The Marketplace at Augusta is the largest open-air shopping center north of Boston with 40 stores in about 1.3 million square feet of retail space and significant expansions planned for the future. In late 2007, Augusta Crossing opened an additional 450,000 square feet of retail space. Hannaford Supermarkets manages five large grocery stores and a large distribution center in the Augusta Micropolitan. In 2009, Hannaford built the World’s First Platinum LEED’s grocery store in the center of the capital. Consumer retails sales in the Augusta Micropolitan total about $935 million. Augusta boasts several modern business parks. Gardiner opened a very successful industrial park in 1999, and Winthrop refurbished an old downtown wooden mill, now home to MaineGeneral Medical Care Center and a mix of tenants.


PLAY!

Gardiner River Day

Finding something for everyone to enjoy is easy while in one of the

Hunting and fishing are staples in the communities and boast many

many communities that make up Kennebec Valley. Spend a day or

outdoor locations across the entire valley. Visit the lake that started

spend a vacation taking in all the diverse possibilities this area holds.

it all in Belgrade where Ernest Thompson found inspiration to write

From lakes, woods, and bird watching, to stunning architecture,

“On Golden Pond”.

historical sites, monuments and museums, this region is bustling with things to do.

Kennebec Valley is home to Maine’s Capital, Augusta. The entire region is steeped in history, historical landmarks and houses, famous

Plan a trip of adventure and explore the outdoors any time of the

architecture and art. Scattered throughout the Capital Region are

year! With more than 30 lakes, ponds, and the Kennebec River, there

must see monuments and memorials including National Landmarks

is an extensive variety of water sports and leisure. Get on the rapids

and historical sites. Make plans to visit them while you are here or

with white water rafting or spend the day kayaking.

book destination tours. There are also plenty of shopping center

Take in the lakes boating, water skiing, jet skiing or enjoy a relaxing day swimming, sailing, and fishing. The region offers trout, pike, bass

districts to find the perfect souvenirs while you are here. Visit a wide selection of galleries to suit every art enthusiast.

and more. Travel to Fayette to enjoy the beautiful lakes, breathtaking

Learn about Maine while soaking in the beauty of the area. Visit

views and mountains bordering Mount Vernon.

the Maine State Museum or make it a family day of learning at

Go further into nature by visiting the Kennebec Highlands and explore the vast amount of hiking and walking trails. In the colder months when the snow has fallen, you can find cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Step out onto the frozen lakes in the frosty months for ice fishing and ice skating.

the Children’s Discovery Museum. Travel to Fort Western built in 1754, the Town House Museum, Human Rights Holocaust Center, Maine Military Museum, and many more surrounding our Capital. Theatre and concert opportunities are abundant in the valley. Go to the movies in a modern 10-screen cinema or visit the Maine Shakespearean Theatre at Monmouth. A beautifully restored one

Kennebec River Rail Trail offers scenic river views spanning more

hundred year old custom hall, rich with history, is a great place to

than 6 miles through Augusta, Hallowell, Farmingdale and Gardiner.

see professional productions. Whether you are spending the evening

The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River

at The Augusta Symphony Orchestra, opera and play houses, jazz

and welcomes locals and visitors alike. Activities range from walking,

nights in the city, or performing art events, you will always have a full

running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking.

dance card. Throughout the twenty-three communities there is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.

Viles Arboretum is a great destination to take in 224 acres filled with 300 species and varieties of trees and shrubs. Stroll through the

Kennebec Valley brings the beauty of the outdoors and the

botanical gardens or spend the day bird watching. This picturesque

convenience of the city to every traveler coming to the region. Catch a

place is filled with 5 miles of relaxing easy trail walking, wildlife

show, catch a fish, or catch a great deal. Come find your adventure!

and a wonderful variety of nature to explore. In the winter months enjoy, hiking, cross-country skiing and other snowy activities. Viles Arboretum is free to travelers and locals year round. 24

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PET FRIENDLY

We know traveling without your family pet is simply out of the question. All it takes is a little pre-planning to make sure your pet’s itinerary is as full of fun as your own. Dog parks, national and state parks, outdoor

DAMARISCOTTA LAKE STATE PARK, JEFFERSON

eateries, camping grounds, and high-end hotels offer pet-friendly

Off State Routes 32 and 126. On leash. Maine Bureau of Parks and

options in every corner of Maine suite to every kind of budget. Fido’s

Lands, www.state.me.us/docs/parks, (207) 549-7600

vacation can be tailored to his or her needs, enriching your own and sizes. Travel with your pet, it’s the way life should be. Here is a list

KENNEBEC RIVER RAIL TRAIL, AUGUSTA/GARDINER/HALLOWELL

of parks and trails to enjoy with your pets in Kennebec Valley:

Water Street. On leash. Off-road bicycle and pedestrian walkway that

vacation experience. Vacationland is playcationland for pets of all sorts

connects neighborhoods within the Augusta, Farmingdale, Gardiner,

ALLEN-WHITNEY MEMORIAL FOREST, MANCHESTER Scribner Hill Road. Off leash; dogs must be under voice control.

and Hallowell corridor. www.krrt.org

LUCE MEMORIAL FOREST, READFIELD

Open dawn to dusk. Working forest where timber operations may

Dane Luce Road. Off-leash. Carry our all waste. Open dawn to dusk.

occur. New England Forestry Foundation, www.newengland forestry.

Working forests where timber operations may occur. New England

org, (978) 952-6856

Forestry Foundation, www.newenglandforestry.org, (978) 952-6856

AUGUSTA DOG PARK, AUGUSTA Northern Avenue. All dogs must be leashed until they are inside

VAUGHN WOODS, HALLOWELL

the fenced, off- leash area. No children under 4 are allowed inside

Litchfield Road. On leash. Carry our all waste. Open dawn to dusk.

the dog park. Children under 12 must be with a supervising adult.

Vaughn Woods and Historic Homestead, www.vaughnhomestead.

Carry out all waste. Open dawn to dusk. City of Augusta, www.

com, (207) 622-9831

augustamaine.gov

CAPITOL PARK, AUGUSTA

VILES ARBORETUM, AUGUSTA

Between Capitol and Union Streets. On and off leash; dogs must

Hospital Street. On leash. Carry out all waste. Open dawn to dusk.

be under voice control when off leash. City of Augusta, www.

www.vilesarboretum.org, (207) 621-0031

augustamaine.gov, (207) 626-2352

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WHAVETER FAM June 13

Over four decades ago, residents of the Kennebec Valley first came together to celebrate the river that unifies our region. What started with a carefree race down the mighty Kennebec River has transformed into the top-notch two week family festival we celebrate today! We are proud to present hundreds of activities for all to enjoy, from a bluegrass festival to craft fairs, waterfront concerts to sports tournaments, and the signature Kennebec River Day on June 30th! The Whatever Family Festival is a distinctive opportunity to experience the Kennebec Valley through a variety of free events.

Greater Gardiner Riverfest, June 23 Waterfront Park 9 am - 10 pm

FREE Family Fun | Open-Air Craft Fair | Live Music & Entertainment Active Outdoor Events | Games & Giveaways | Local Food | Fireworks

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MILY FESTIVAL - July 4

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways with cars from 1972 and older. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip.

Gardiner, Maine stop hosted by:

Main Street, Gardiner 5-9 pm Antique Cars | Food Trucks | Live Music | Fireworks

Kennebec River Day, June 30 Mill Park 11 am - 3pm

Homemade Craft Vendors | Live Music | Games | Local Food

M I LY

FUN

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POINTS OF INTEREST MAINE STATE HOUSE Noted Boston architect Charles Bulfinch designed the original Maine Capitol, built in 1829 using granite quarried from nearby Hallowell. In 1910, another Boston architect, C. Henri Desmond, enlarged the building to double its original size. It is truly one of Maine’s architectural treasures and recently underwent a $50 million renovation. The dome rises 185 feet over the majestic Kennebec River. The Capitol Building houses both Executive and Legislative branches. Tours are available weekdays only, year round and scheduled by calling the Maine State Museum. Please call: (207) 287-2301. BLAINE HOUSE (GOVERNOR’S MANSION) The Blaine House, located on the corner of State and Capitol Streets, was built in the Federalist style in 1833. In 1872, the motif was changed to Victorian & Italian style, and in 1919, noted Maine architect, John Calvin Stevens, remodeled the mansion to a semiColonial structure. A gift to the state from Mrs. Harriet Blaine Beal, the house has been the official residence of Maine governors since 1919. The Blaine House is open for tours by appointment only. Please call: (207) 287-2301. MAINE STATE MUSEUM Experience Maine’s past by visiting the Maine State Museum, one of the finest state museums in the USA. The museum presents exhibits of Maine’s natural environment, social history, and manufacturing heritage. The newest exhibition, “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” is on view through November 11, 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice between the Allied and Central Powers that ended the war. Located in the State Capitol Complex, the museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 to 5, Saturday 10 to 4, and is closed Sundays, Mondays, and all state holidays. (207) 287-2301, www.mainestatemuseum.org SAMANTHA SMITH MEMORIAL In 1982, Samantha Smith, a ten-year-old child from Manchester, Maine wrote to congratulate Yuri Andropov on his appointment as Soviet Premier. In her letter, Samantha confided her fears of nuclear war and the tense relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Later, Premier Andropov invited Samantha and her family to visit the Soviet Union, experience its culture and meet

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Soviet children. Tragically, Samantha’s voice was silenced in a 1985

holocaust as a child – houses artifacts and information from Maine

plane crash, but her legacy remains a major step in the successful

people who survived or helped to liberate the concentration camps

peace efforts between the two super powers. The memorial is

of World War II. In the center, attached to the University of Maine

located next to the Maine State Museum.

at Augusta’s Katz Library, researchers will find a rich archive of reference material. Klahr Center seminars and symposiums focus

AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER The Augusta Civic Center is one of northern New England’s

on the topics of diversity, medical ethics and the Holocaust. (207) 621-3530, hhrcmaine.org

most popular sites for conventions, meetings, concerts and trade shows. The Civic Center, only an hour’s drive for three-quarters

KENNEBEC COUNTY COURT HOUSE

of the state’s population, is adjacent to the Augusta/Belgrade exit

The Kennebec County Court House, located at the intersection

of Interstate 95. The Civic Center’s Paul G. Poulin Auditorium

of State and Winthrop Streets, was built in 1830. This granite

accommodates nearly 7,000 people for concerts, can serve as an

building is a clear example of the Greek revival style of construction.

exhibit hall or function as a large banquet facility. The Center has

From 1830 to 1969, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court held sessions

its own kitchens and can serve a varied banquet menu to groups

in the Court House, and the room where they met still contains the

as large as 2,000. There are 23 other meeting rooms for smaller

original chairs and desks. A $50 million addition was completed in

functions, including the Augusta Room with dining for up to 500

2015. The Kennebec County Court House, is listed in the National

guests. (207) 626-2405

Registry of historic buildings.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

LAW ENFORCEMENT, EMT & FIRE FIGHTERS

This exciting Discovery Museum offers a “hands-on” opportunity

MONUMENT PARK

for youngsters through grade five to have fun while learning in an

These special memorials, erected near the State House, give

interactive environment. A host of exciting exhibits, including a

constant statewide tribute to law enforcement officials and fire

restaurant, grocery store and bank, theater and a rainforest/toddler

fighters who have given their lives in the line of duty.

play area. Kids can also learn about engineering, construction and transportation. The museum provides wonderful opportunities for creative family fun and is located at Shaw’s Plaza near Capitol Street. (207) 622-2209, www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org

MAINE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL The Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located in Capitol Park, honors those who served in Vietnam and those whose lives were touched by the war. The Memorial is represented by three

GOVERNOR HILL MANSION

triangular structures. One can walk through this “statue in reverse”

The Governor Hill Mansion was originally designed by John Calvin

memorial, incorporating the viewer as an integral part of the design.

Stevens for Governor John Fremont Hill. This building incorporates the use of Maine granite and St. Louis brick in its construction. It is the last remaining of the imposing estates of Augusta built during the late 1890’s and early 1900’s and recently has been converted to conference facilities. (207) 622-6235, governorhillmansion.com

MAINE VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERIES This sprawling hillside cemetery and nearby expanded pastoral cemetery are the final resting places for thousands of Maine citizens who served their country in time of war. On the outskirts of Augusta on Civic Center Drive and Mount Vernon Road, the Maine

HOLOCAUST & HUMAN RIGHTS

Veterans Memorial Cemeteries are designed with walls of names

CENTER OF MAINE

and offer a somber reminder of those who have served our country.

The Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center, built with the help of the Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine – and a generous donation by Michael Klahr who survived the

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POINTS OF INTEREST

MONUMENT PARK

VILES ARBORETUM

Prior to 1879, this park was known as the Augusta Mall and was

The former Pine Tree State Arboretum, a 225-acre tract of land

the mustering point for the Kennebec Valley Civil War troops.

where trees, shrubs, and plants are cultivated for educational,

Following that war, the westside rotary site was conveyed to the City

recreational and scientific purposes was recently renamed Viles

of Augusta in trust for a Civil War monument. Since that time, war

Arboretum in honor of late Augusta philanthropists William and

memorials have been added for World War I and II, the Korean

Elsie Viles. Recreational opportunities include bird watching,

War, the Vietnam War, and the war in Iraq.

picnicking, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. The Arboretum, includes six- miles of trails and located at Hospital Street and Piggery

OLD FORT WESTERN Old Fort Western was built in 1754 by the Proprietors of the

Road, which offers a fine view of the Kennebec Valley with a visitors’ center open to the public. (207) 626-7989, www.vilesarboretum.org

Kennebec Purchase and is now designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is the Nation’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Located

VAN METER MEMORIAL

on Cony Street on the banks of the Kennebec River, the Fort

At age 11, Vicki Van Meter, a Pennsylvanian, became an “adopted

complex includes the original main house (barrack and store) and

daughter” of Augusta when she piloted her plane solo from Augusta

reproduction blockhouses, watchboxes and palisade. The Fort

State Airport to San Diego, California, setting a record and

portrays military, settlement, family, work and community themes.

becoming an international media star, NASA spokesperson and

Guided tours offer visitors an opportunity to step back into the past.

inspiration to youth. She also flew from Augusta in her cross-Atlantic

For information on admission and group discounts call (207) 626-

record flight at age 12 in 1994. After her untimely death in 2008

2385 or visit oldfortwestern.org

Vicki’s family erected a statue at the airport to commemorate her love for Augusta and to help inspire others to “follow their dreams.”

WALK, BIKE, HIKE, AND NORDIC TRAILS

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The Kennebec River Rail Trail offers miles of scenic river views for

SNOW POND

walkers and bikers. The trail stretches seven miles from Augusta

Since 1973, talented young musicians have been coming to the

through Hallowell and Farmingdale to Gardiner. The University of

New England Music Camp in Sydney, Maine, to experience the

Maine at Augusta maintains hiking and running trails for all levels

splendor of a Mine summer and learn from some of the nation’s

and the Greenway in Augusta is a shorter pleasant river walk. The

top performers, conductors, and educators. Snow Pond Center

Viles Arboretum also offers beautiful wooded trails for nature lovers.

for the Arts is now pursuing its greater goal to establish a thriving

A world class Nordic ski trail system has been recently established on

arts education and community center serving central Maine and

a large tract of city property near the Augusta State Airport. Bond

beyond. SPCA opened a Community Music School in the Fall of

Brook Recreation Area is a 270 acre urban wilderness area owned by

2014. The Arts Education Center provides ample space for musical

and within the City of Augusta.

rehearsals, composition, recording, visual arts, and dance. Maine’s

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only performing arts public charter school, Snow Pond Arts Academy, opened in the Fall of 2016. SPCA’s Performance Hall includes a stateof-the-art, acoustically engineered, 750-seat concert hall. SPCA is also home to the Bowl in the Pines amphitheater built in 1937 and is one of the largest outdoor stages in the nation. (844) 476-6976, snowpond.org

JOHNSON HALL Johnson Hall is a historic theater built in 1864 on Water Street in Downtown Gardiner. It presented live shows, entertainment, and movies until 1959 when it mostly closed for 30 years. The first floor has been renovated into an accessible 117-seat performance space, where Johnson Hall presents arts programs for all ages, year-round

COLONIAL THEATER

live professional music, theater and dance performances, theater

Built in 1913, the Colonial Theater is located on Water Street in

and art camps for children, and workshops and classes for children

Augusta along the Kennebec River. The building suffered extensive

and adults. The upper floors of Johnson Hall await restoration as the

damage in a 1926 fire and was rebuilt shortly after as larger than the

community is the process of returning the Hall to its full glory – a

original. It featured silent films with live music until sound pictures

400-seat theater, providing cultural enrichment and boosting the

were introduced in the late 1920s. After 40 years of neglect, a group

regional economy. (207) 582-7144, www.johnsonhall.org

of community members formed Colonial Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization, to save the Colonial from demolition. In its heyday, the

THEATER AT MONMOUTH

Colonial was a primary site for entertainment for residents before

The Theater at Monmouth, aka, The Shakespearean Theater of

the age of automobiles, videotapes, and cable television. Today, the

Maine, is a regional treasure that attracts Mainers and summer

Theater is in the first phase of restoration that, when opened, will

visitors from around the world to high quality performances of

bring cinema, the performing arts, public events, education, a broad

Shakespeare and others. Since 1970, The Theater at Monmouth has

spectrum of digital programming to downtown Augusta. The Colonial

presented professional productions of the world’s greatest plays in

Theater is schedule to open in early summer 2019. (207) 248-6382,

rotating repertory in the beautifully restored 100-year-old Cumston

www.augustacolonialtheater.org

Hall. (207) 933-9999, www.theateratmonmouth.org

GASLIGHT THEATER Gaslight Theater is the oldest continuously operating community theater in Maine. The Gaslight Theater makes its home in Hallowell City Hall, One Winthrop Street in Hallowell, where they have been performing since the late 1970s. The Theater continues a long tradition of providing quality live entertainment to the Capital area community and providing a welcoming venue for artistic expression, education in the theatrical arts, and community engagement. (207) 626-3698, www.gaslighttheater.org

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STAY!

Quality Inn & Suites

Traveling is not just about what to do, but where to stay. Find the

your trip to the American Landmark, Mount Vernon, and stay

perfect night’s lodging for any time of year. Kennebec Valley offers a

within walking distance from the memorials and stunning gardens.

wide variety of local hotels, resorts, campgrounds, motels, and inns.

Hallowell’s historic district is full of old hospitality and charm

From the waterfront to the wilderness and so many beautiful places

complete with colonial houses, and steeped in culture.

to visit in between, it will not be hard to find what you are looking for. The valley offers an abundance of places to stay along the way.

conference spaces available throughout the valley. Make

Camping in the wilderness and lakeside has never been easier! Pick

accommodations for all types of events and meetings. Book into

from a vast amount of campsites, cozy cabins, motels, and lodges

one of the local golf resorts to enjoy downtime on the links in

throughout the region. Spa and resort options bring the comfort

between meetings. Whether in the heart of the cities or on business

and convenience of the city with the relaxing seclusion of the lakes

in the surrounding communities, there is a wide selection for every

and sprawling natural scenery. Accommodations for all seasons are

occasion.

available to allow travelers to take in the most of what the valley has to offer.

The communities and local businesses work closely together to bring the best experience to the traveler, guaranteeing to endear

The Capital Region and its neighboring towns and communities

you to the area. Wherever you choose to visit, the lodging options

are rich in culture, industry, and commerce. Find a hotel in the

are endless and you’ll find a complete list in the Buyers’ Guide

downtown areas to be close to all the monuments, memorials,

beginning on page 39.

museums, and shopping districts. Make the perfect mixture of a bustling city and the great outdoors by staying on the outskirts of both! There are many towns that bring both of these to your travels. Lodge near architectural highlights and view history in progress when you visit Gardiner, Wayne, Jefferson and Richmond. Plan

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Traveling on business has never been easier. There are many

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VISITOR INFORMATION

CAMPING GUIDE

FISHING AND HUNTING

Maine Campground Owners Association

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

655 Main Street

State House Station 41

Lewiston, Maine 04240

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 782-5874, campmaine.com

(207) 287-8000, www.maine.gov/ifw

CRAFT SHOWS United Maine Craftsmen 16 Old Winthrop Road Manchester, Maine 04351 (207) 621-2818, unitedcraftsmen.com

Elegant One and Two Bedroom

Smoke Free Town Homes and Apartments Make an appointment today. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

BLAIS PROPERTIES

LODGING Whether you are in the Capital Area on a business trip, searching for a new home, or on vacation, area innkeepers welcome you and invite you to sample their warm hospitality. You will find bed and breakfasts, quiet country inns, large modern hotels, and lakeside cottages. Area campgrounds are available to accommodate your tent or trailer. For more information check our online directory at KennebecValleyChamber.com under “Lodging” or check with:

MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 304 US Route 1 Freeport, Maine 04032 (207) 865-6100, www.maineinns.com

“Where Affordability Meets Higher Standards” EXCELLENT REVIEWS!

• Free HOT Breakfast • Heated Outdoor Pool • Evergreen Fitness Center • Standard & Executive Rooms • Spacious Evergreen Suites

MAINE EVERGREEN HOTEL

207.622.3556

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65 Whitten Road • Augusta, Maine 04330 USA Just off I-95 at Exit 109

www.AugustaQualityInn.com AWARD WINNING HOSPITALITY ★ 2018 Choice Hotels Platinum Award ★ ★ 2014 Quality Hotel of the Year ★ ★ KV Chamber President’s Award ★

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Direct 1-207-622-3776 or Toll-Free

1-800-4CHOICE

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CAMPS

Snow Pond Center for the Arts

Within the Kennebec Valley, there are 16 outdoor oriented summer camps, many of which have been running for centuries. Children from all around the world visit Maine for its simplistic beauty and adventurous attributes. Children come to Maine to discover nature and express their unique personalities. Kennebec Valley summer camps allow children to make diverse friends and discover themselves. Within a safe and supportive environment, children are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone and grow as an individual. To learn more about summer camps in the Kennebec Valley, visit mainecamps.org.

CAMP ALL-STAR

CAMP MODIN

KIPPEWA FOR GIRLS

1614 Main Street, Kents Hill, ME 04349

51 Modin Way, Belgrade, ME 04917

1 Kippewa Drive, Monmouth, ME 04259

(800) 433-6060 // www.campallstar.com

(207) 465-4444 // www.modin.com

(800) 547-7392, (207) 933-2993 www.kippewa.com

CAMP ANDROSCOGGIN

CAMP RUNOIA

126 Leadbetter Rd., Wayne, ME 04284

P.O. Box 450, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

(207) 685-4441 // www.campandro.com

(207) 495-2228 // www.runoia.com

NEW ENGLAND GOLF & TENNIS CAMP 35 Golf Academy Drive, Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 465-3226 // www.golfcamp.com

CAMP COBBOSSEE FOR BOYS

CAMP VEGA

1 Camp Cobbossee Circle, Monmouth, ME 04259

(800) 838-VEGA // www.campvega.com

317 Echo Lake Road, Fayette, ME 04349

(207) 933-4530, (800) 473-6104 www.campcobbosee.com

CAMP KV FOR KIDS 31 Union Street, Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9622 www.kvymca.org/camp-programs

CAMP LAUREL P.O. Box 327, Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-4945 // www.camplaurel.com

CAMP MECHUWANA 93 Holmes Road, P.O. Box 277, Winthrop, ME 04364, (207) 377-2924 www.mechuwana.org 34

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NEW ENGLAND MUSIC CAMP 8 Goldenrod Road, Sidney, ME 04330 (844) 476-6976 // www.nemusiccamp.com

CAMP WINNEBAGO 19 Echo Lake Road, Fayette, ME 04349 (207) 685-4918 // www.campwinnebago.com

KIEVE-WAVUS EDUCATION

PILGRIM LODGE 103 Pilgrim Lodge Lane, West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 724-3200 // www.pilgrimlodge.com

Kieve Summer Camp for Boys

PINE ISLAND CAMP

Wavus Camp for Girls

234 Pine Island Road, Belgrade, ME 04917

PO Box 169, Nobleboro, ME 04555

Summer: (207) 465-3031, Winter: (207) 729 7714

www.kieve.org

www.pineisland.org

YMCA CAMP OF MAINE 305 Winthrop Center Road, Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 395-4200 // www.maineycamp.org


EAT!

Senator Inn & Spa

One of the most exciting things about traveling is the delicious

Know where your food comes from when you make a reservation

food you find along the way. Kennebec Valley is home to a wide

at one of the many farm-to-table restaurants. This popular new

variety of cuisines and atmospheres. Whether you are a traveler

approach focuses on promoting local farm grown foods in the

or locally based, there is a great deal to experience throughout the

surrounding communities ensuring all foodies can enjoy the

communities. Plan an adventure for you pallet!

delectable variety in eating locally.

In the mood to try something new every day? Choose from seafood

Coffee lovers will have plenty of shops to choose from in this

by the water, an intimate dinner in a lodge, a family orientated

region. Complete with cozy settings and WiFi, it is a perfect break

meal, a quiet breakfast nook or a casual old-fashioned diner. There

to recharge during your stay. Kennebec Valley offers hundreds of

is something for everyone and every taste.

choices for eats and treats from Famous Franks in Augusta, Chinese

Making it a special night away? Enjoy an elegant meal at one of the many establishments that serve the five-course fine dining experience whether you are on the lakes or in the cities. In a

in Waterville, to a destination donut shop in Gardiner. Any sweet tooth would be well taken care of amidst an assortment of goodies in the style of candy shops, ice cream parlors, bakeries and more!

region diverse with International fare sprinkled throughout the

Handcrafted beers and wines flow in abundance throughout

communities, try something new or search for what you love. Select

the wineries and brew houses in the region inviting you to add a

the perfect dish ranging from Sushi, Thai, Italian, Mexican, spicy

unique and tasty adventure to your time here. Steeped in history,

Indian food and more!

architecture and ambience making it the perfect addition to any

Dining is as much about atmosphere as it is about the meal. Find

adventure of the day.

your perfect experience in one of the many moods offered at inns,

An array of delightful dishes awaits your taste buds as you travel

diners, pancake houses, and the upscale restaurants throughout the

through the beautiful region of Kennebec Valley. Bring the

valley. Pick the perfect sandwich, bagel, pub style food, or tasty treat

adventure to you pallet while you take in all there is to offer in this

to satisfy any craving.

region.

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CALENDAR Note: Dates on this calendar may change. To confirm dates, please call the Chamber or host site. Visit our website calendar at www.Kennebec ValleyChamber.com

JANUARY 1

New Year’s Antiques Show^

6-8

Augusta Gun Show*

9-11

Maine Agricultural Trade Show*

12-13

Motorsports Show*21, Bridal Show^

23-24

Maine Landscaper and Nursery Trade Show and Conference*

26 The Kenney Awards with Kennebec Valley Chamber 27 MPA Regional Cheering Cheering Competitions* 28 Motorcycle Swap Meet*

FEBRUARY 2-4

Manufactured Housing Show*

11 Fortier Family Cheer Youth Competition* 16 - 2 4 High School Basketball Tournaments*

MARCH High School Basketball State Championship* KIDABALOO* 9-11

Augusta Boat Show*

16-18

Augusta Camper & RV Show*

24 17th Annual Chili & Chowder Challenge^ 25 Maine Maple Sunday 30-31 Maine Sportsman Show*

APRIL 1

Maine Sportsman Show*

6-8

Manchester Lions Home & Garden Show*

11 NAWIC Construction Show* 20-21

Shrine Circus*

MAY 1

Hammond Lumber Trade Show*

15 PERFORMANCE Foodservice-NorthCenter Trade Show*

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JUNE-AUGUST PLAYS

SEPTEMBER

The Maine Shakespeare Theater At Monmouth, 933-2952

Windsor Fair 7-9

Gaslight Theater, Hallowell, 622-7031 Waterville Opera House (Sept.-July), 873-5381

JUNE 13 KV Chamber Whatever Family Festival begins 30 Kennebec River Day 9

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield

15-17

Medical Marijuana Caregivers Trade Show and Expo*

Gardiner River Day 26

4

Whatever Family Festival ends

16 KV Chamber Golf Tourney, Augusta Country Club

Maine Open Lighthouse Day

8

United Bikers of Maine Toy Run*

OCTOBER 10 KV Chamber Business EXPO!* 19-21

Maine Snowmobile Show*

NOVEMBER

The Great Race, Gardiner

JULY

8

21-23 Common Ground Fair, Unity

The Kennebec Celebration, Augusta

13-17

Litchfield Fair

10-11

United Maine Crafters Craft Show*

10-11

26th Annual Christmas Craft Show^

23-25

Maine Made Crafts Craft Show*

24 Riverfront Holiday Tree Lighting, Augusta

DECEMBER

21 Old Hallowell Day

1

22 Open Farm Day

15-16

Gardiner Holiday Parade of Lightts 25th Annual Last Minute Christmas Arts & Craft Fair^

20-25

New England Regional Babe Ruth Tournament

20-22

Richmond Days

* At the Augusta Civic Center: (207) 626-2405

21-22

Enchanted Bazaar Trade Show and Expo*

^ At the Augusta Armory: (207) 430-2105

25-28

Maine Quilt Show*

Bold: Chamber Events (207) 623-4559

26-29 Pittston Fair

AUGUST 1-4

Monmouth Fair

3-5

Maine Antiques Festival, Union

7-12

Topsham Fair

9-11

Palermo Days

9-18

Skowhegan Fair

10-11

Readfield Heritage Days

Fireworks Retail Locations Edgecomb • Ellsworth • Farmington • Manchester Presque Isle • Windham • Winslow

18 Sidewalk Art Show, Winthrop 18-25

Union Fair

22-26

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield Windsor Fair

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MEMBER DIRECTORY ACCOUNTANTS Amy P. Trunnell, CPA 200 Old Kents Hill Road Readfield, ME 04355 685-9202 Austin Associates, P.A. Two Great Falls Plaza, Suite 5 Auburn, ME 04212-3400 783-9111 austinpa.com Gibson LeClair, LLC 150 Capitol Street, Ste. 3 Augusta, ME 04330 623-8401 gibsonleclair.com Jack Skehan & Associates 30 Bridge Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-1040 jackskehan.com Karen Johnson CPA, LLC 151 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 621-1220 karenjohnsoncpa.com Macpage LLC One Market Square Augusta, ME 04330 622-4766 macpage.com ADVERTISING communicado! PO Box 336 Hallowell, ME 04347 485-1458 EZToUse.com 93 Main Street, Ste. 1 Fairfield, ME 04937 238-6265 eztouse.com/maine

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AIRLINES & AVIATION Augusta State Airport 75 Airport Road Augusta, ME 04330 626-2306 augustaairport.org Cape Air 660 Barnstable Road Hyannis, MA 02601 508-862-9764 capeair.com Maine Instrument Flight Augusta State Airport Augusta, ME 04330 622-1211 mif.aero ANTIQUES Stoney Creek Antiques, LLC 881 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 626-9330 toneycreekantiquesmaine.com The Antico Peddler 213 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 248-6344 ART Barn Owl Design PO Box 73 E. Winthrop, ME 04343 458-8841 Marie Spaulding Art 27 Goodhue Road Sidney, ME 04330 512-6511 ASSOCIATION & ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island STE 300 Topsham, ME 04086 373-3728 cancer.org

Augusta Symphony Orchestra PO Box 5694 Augusta, ME 04332 593-6968 augustasymphonymaine.org AARP Maine 53 Baxter Boulevard, Suite 202 Portland, ME 04101 776-6312 aarp.org/me American Lung Association in Maine 122 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-6394 lungne.org Augusta Downtown Alliance 295 Water St., Ste. 102 Augusta, ME 04338 458-8757 augustadowntownalliance.org Augusta Elks Lodge #964 397 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04338 623-9623 augustaelks.org Augusta Food Bank 9 Summer Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-5225 augustafoodbank.org Augusta Housing Authority 33 Union Street, Ste. 3 Augusta, ME 04330 626-2357 Augusta Kiwanis Club PO Box 966 Augusta, ME 04338 215-3577 augustakiwanisclub.org

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley 14 Pray Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-8458 club4me.com

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 51 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04332-5003 621-4100 watershedfriends.com

Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors 30 Filos Way Augusta, ME 04330 622-1234 kvbr.org

Bread of Life Ministries 157 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 626-3434 mainebreadoflife.net

Gardiner Main Street 287 Water Street, 2nd Fl Gardiner, ME 04345 582-3100 gardinermainstreet.org

Capital Area Housing Association PO Box 2901 Augusta, ME 04338 242-4535 caha4u.org

Hallowell Area Board of Trade PO Box 246 Hallowell, ME 04347 620-7477 hallowell.org

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program 97 Water Street Waterville, ME 04901 859-1500 kvcap.org

Family Violence Project 83 Western Avenue, Ste. 1 Augusta, ME 04332-0304 623-8637 familyviolenceproject.org

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area 36 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 588-5011 hccame.org

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce 364 York Street, Suite 200 Fredericton, NB E3B 3P7 506-458-8006 frederictonchamber.ca Free ME From Lung Cancer 176 Leavitt Road Augusta , ME 04330 622-6155 freemefromlungcancer.org

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Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 621-3530 hhrcmaine.org Hunting Works for Maine 333 S 7th St, Suite 2250 Minneapolis, MN 55402 614-531-4426 huntingworksforme.com

Friends of Kennebec River Rail Trail PO Box 2195 Augusta, ME 04338-2195 krrt.org

Kennebec Historical Society 107 Winthrop St Augusta, ME 04330 622-7718 Kennebechistorical.org

Friends of Lithgow Library, Inc. One Market Square Augusta, ME 04338-2456 622-4766 lithgow.lib.me.us

Kennebec Land Trust 331 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 377-2848 tklt.org

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Kennebec Valley Council of Governments 17 Main Street Fairfield, ME 04937 453-4258 kvcog.org Kennebec Valley Human Resource Association PO Box 1445 Waterville, ME 04903 634-1025 kvhra.org Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pet Haven Lane Augusta, ME 04330 626-3491 pethavenlane.org Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc. 42 Kieve Road Nobleboro, ME 04555 563-5172 kievewavus.org Le Club Calumet, Inc. 334 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-9874 calumetclub.com

Maine & Co. 120 Exchange Street Portland, ME 04101 871-0234 maineco.org Maine Association of Broadcasters 69 Sewall Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 623-3870 mab.org Maine Association of Realtors 19 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-7501 mainerealtors.com Maine Better Transportation Association 146 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-0526 mbtaonline.org Maine Children’s Trust 56 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-5120 mechildrenstrust.org Maine Development Foundation 295 Water Street, Ste. 5 Augusta, ME 04330 622-6345 mdf.org Maine Fiber Frolic 377 Center Conway Road Brownfield, ME 04010 935-4075 fiberfrolic.com Maine Forest Products Council 535 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-9288 maineforest.org

Maine Innkeepers Association 45 Melville Street Augusta, ME 04330 213-2060 maineinns.com Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance 219 Capitol Steet, Ste. 3 Augusta, ME 04330 626-3230 mmsa.org Maine Motor Transport Association 142 Whitten Rd Augusta, ME 04330 623-4128 mmta.com Maine Principals’ Association 50 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04338 622-0217 mpa.cc Maine Restaurant Association 45 Melville Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-2178 mainerestaurant.com Maine State Chamber Of Commerce 125 Community Drive, Ste. 101 Augusta, ME 04330 623-4568 mainechamber.org Maine Tourism Association 327 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04330 623-0363 mainetourism.com


Manchester Lions Club Clubhouse Road Manchester, ME 04351 622-9508 manchesterme.lionwap.org

Pine Tree Society 71 US Route 1, Suite B Scarborough, ME 04074 443-3341 pinetreesociety.org

Travis Mills Foundation 89 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 512-4212 travismills.org

Manufacturers Assoc. of Maine 101 McAlister Farm Road Portland, ME 04103-5915 854-2153 mainemfg.com

Retail Association of Maine 45 Melville Street Augusta, ME 04332 623-1149

United Way of Kennebec Valley 121 Commercial Street Augusta, ME 04330 626-3400 unitedwaykennebecvalley. org

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education 4 Mills Road #120 Newcastle, ME 04553 446-6447 mldse.org MOFGA 207 Crosby Brook Road Unity, ME 04988 568-4142 mofga.org Motivational Services Inc. 71 Hospital Street, Ste. 1 Augusta, ME 04330 626-3465 mocomaine.com National Safety Council of NNE PO Box 9421 #317 South Portland, ME 04116 854-8441 nscnne.org

Rotary Club of Augusta PO Box 118 Augusta, ME 04330 441-5722 augustarotaryonline.org Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center 134 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 377-1010 sexualassaultcrisiscenter.org Spectrum Generations One Weston Court Augusta, ME 04330 622-9212 spectrumgenerations.org Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine 205 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-4589 sportsmansallianceofmaine. org

Oral History and Folklife Research 23 Brooklawn Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 458-1377 oralhistoryandfolklife.org

Sutherland Conservation & Consulting 295 Water Street, Suite 306 Augusta, ME 04330 242-0618 sutherlandcc.net

Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America 146 Plains Road Raymond, ME 04071 797-5252 pinetreebsa.org

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers 93 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901 873-4253 mainechildrenshome.org

Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME 04330 626-7989 vilesarboretum.org Waterville Creates! 93 Main Street, Suite 201 Waterville, ME 04901 458-9458 watervillecreates.org Windsor Fair 82 Ridge Road Windsor, ME 04363 549-7911 windsorfair.com Worship Radio Network 160 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-1340 worshipradionetwork.org ATTORNEYS & LEGAL SERVICES Bay Area Title Services 1 Higgins Street Augusta, ME 04330 775-5900 bayareatitle.com Bernstein Shur, Counselors at Law 146 Capitol St. Augusta, ME 04330 623-1596 bernsteinshur.com Doyle & Nelson

150 Capitol St. Augusta, ME 04330 622-6124 doylenelson.com Eaton Peabody Consulting Group 77 Sewall St. Suite 3000 Augusta, ME 04330 622-3747 eatonpeabody.com Ellis & Meader Law 227 Water St, STE 222 Augusta, ME 04330 530-9026 ellismeader.com Kozak & Gayer, P.A. 160 Capitol Street, Suite 4 Augusta, ME 04330 621-4390 kozakgayer.com Lake & Denison, LLC 258 Main St. Winthrop, ME 04364 377-6953 lakedenison.com Law Office of Ronald Bourget 185 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-3731 LegalShield 32 Lincoln Avenue Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426 944-5890 lynnesnow.legalshield.com Levey, Wagley & Putman, P.A. 161 Main Street, #1A Winthrop, ME 04364 377-6966 leveyandwagley.com

Lipman & Katz, Attorneys at Law 5 Community Drive, Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04332 622-3711 lipmankatz.com Maeghan Maloney District Attorney 95 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-1156 McCullum & McCullum 8 Crosby Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-0410 McKee Law 133 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 620-8294 mckeelawmaine.com PretiFlaherty 45 Memorial Circle Augusta, ME 04330 623-5300 preti.com Stevens + Day, LLP 82 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330 430-3288 stevensdaylaw.com Susan Farnsworth, Attorney at Law 100 Second Street Hallowell, ME 04347 626-3312 susanfarnsworth.com Verrill & Dana, LLP 45 Memorial Circle Augusta, ME 04332-5307 623-3889 verrilldana.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY AUCTIONEERS James D. Julia, Auctioneers 203 Skowhegan Road Fairfield, ME 04937 453-7125 juliaauctions.com AUTOMOBILE Corvette Repairs of Maine 6 Waymouth Way Monmouth, ME 04259 333-7955 corvetterepairsofmaine. com AUTOMOBILES & TRUCKS - DEALERS Charlie’s Honda 448 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-4776 charlieshonda.com Charlie’s Motor Mall 465 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-7327 charliesmm.com

O’Connor AutoPark 199 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-3191 oconnorgmc.com

Daniel’s Auto Body 1010 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 582-8694 danielsautobodycenter. com

Belgrade Lakes Marine & Storage 366 Augusta Road Belgrade, ME 04917 495-2378 belgradelakesmarine.com

KDT Towing 628 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-4800

Clark Marine 57 Puddledock Rd. Manchester, ME 04351 622-7011 clarkmarine.biz

O’Connor Volkswagen 188 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-6336 oconnorvw.com

Lady’s Auto Sales 127 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 623-3416 ladysautosales.com

Paul Blouin Performance 513 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 626-3500 paulblouinsuzuki.com

Moody’s Collision 38 Powhatten Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-0404 moodyscollision.com

Quirk Auto 7 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 430-1601 quirkauto.com

Motor Supply Company 268 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 474-7075

Blane Casey Building Contractor, Inc. 757 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-5600

Soule’s Auto Supply 49 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 622-3995

Canty Construction 189 Indiana Road W. Gardiner, ME 04345 582-1687

Sullivan Tire 300 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-1171 haleystire.com

Central Maine Drywall, Inc. 1036 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 622-5994 centralmainedrywall.com

AUTOMOBILES & TRUCKS - PARTS & SUPPLIES

Charlie’s Toyota 451 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-4748 charliestoyota.com

A.C.A.R. 316 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-4747 acar.biz

Columbia Classic Cars 1235 U.S. Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 377-2076 columbiaclassiccars.com

Capitol Car Care 207 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-1117

Darling’s Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai 439 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 623-3846 darlingschryslerdodge augusta.com

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LEE Credit Express 426 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 622-9943 leeauto.com

Caron’s Collision Repair Center 258 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-4191

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Wrench Hound Automotive, LLC 217 Togus Road Chelsea, ME 04330 458-9332 BOAT SALES/ MARINE SERVICES Belgrade Boat Shop 769 Oakland Road Belgrade, ME 04917 485-6953 belgradeboatshop.com

BUILDERS/ CONSTRUCTION/ SUPPLIES/ EXCAVATING B H Builders, Inc. 153 Smith Road Farmingdale, ME 04344 623-2093 bhbuilders.com

Cives Steel Co. Lipman Road Augusta, ME 04332 622-6141 cives.com Fowler’s Roofing & Construction 672 River Road, Chelsea Gardiner, ME 04345 582-1917 fowlerroofing.com

G & E Roofing Co., Inc. 669 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-9503 geroofing.com Gagne and Son 28 Old Route 27 Road Belgrade, ME 04917 495-3313 gagneandson.com Ganneston Construction Corp. 3025 North Belfast Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 621-8505 gannestonconstruction.com Harold James Inc. 53 Winthrop Street Hallowell, ME 04347 242-2510 haroldjamesgroup.com J.F. Scott Construction 20 Royal Street Winthrop, ME 04364 377-8699 Lajoie Brothers, Inc. 3209 North Belfast Ave Augusta, ME 04330 622-1764 lajoiebros.com Landmarc Construction Corp. 415 Congress Street, Ste. 202 Portland, ME 04101 699-2572 landmarccorp.com Laney Construction 727 West River Rd Waterville, ME 04901 458-4834


Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc. 423 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 582-2338 mdandb.com Malloy Construction, Inc 1087 High Street W. Gardiner, ME 04345 582-3213 malloyconstruction.com

Sargent Corporation 378 Bennoch Road Stillwater, ME 04489 827-4435 sargent-corp.com

Island Sign Works Co. 62 Old Ferry Road Wiscasset, ME 04578 370-7320 islandsignworks.com

W.H. Green & Sons, Inc. 35 Hicks Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-3331

Kennebec Networkers 9 Drew Street Augusta, ME 04330 446-0943 bnimaine.com

BUSINESS SERVICES

Line-X of Augusta 509 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 582-0282 line-xofportlandme.com

N.C. Hunt Lumber 200 South Clary Road Jefferson, ME 04348 549-0922 nchuntlumber.com

AAA Portable Toilets 24 Quaker Hill Road Albion, ME 04910 437-9345 aaaportabletoilets.com

Oakes & Parkhurst Glass 140 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-3448 augustamaineglass.com

Allen’s Transfer & Storage Office in Industrial Park behind Old Wholesale Depot Augusta, ME 04332-0019 623-3875 allenstransfer.com

Peachey Builders 105 Old Winthrop Road Augusta, ME 04338-2508 622-7531 peacheybuilders.com Quirion Construction 712 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 621-2785 Reay Excavation & Trucking 555 Main Street Readfield, ME 04355 685-9953 Rolfe’s Well Drilling 488 Northern Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 622-4018 S.J. Wood Construction Co. 23 Western Ave. Winthrop, ME 04364 377-8543 sjwood.net

Burts Security Center, Inc. 49 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 622-9657 burtsinc.com CapitalGate Development, LLC 5 Community Drive, Augusta Beverly, MA 01915 617-901-2949 capitalgatedocument storage.com CGI Business Solutions 383 Route One Suite 2A Scarborough, ME 04074 730-7222 cgibusinesssolutions.com

Macomber Transportation & Warehousing 181 Lewiston Road W. Gardiner, ME 04345 582-6322 Maine Information Network 45 Commerce Drive, Ste. 10 Augusta, ME 04330 621-2600 informe.org Redzone Wireless LLC 91 Camden Street, #404 Rockland, ME 04841 596-5700 redzonewireless.com Riverside Disposal, Inc. 700 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 623-2577 riversidedisposal.com ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration 29 Brickyard Circle Auburn, ME 04210 539-4452 smfireandwater.com

Servpro of Augusta/ Waterville 7 Townsend Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-7166 servpro.com

curtisWorks Communications Solutions 88 Albee Road Augusta, ME 04330 621-8146 curtisworks.com

CAR WASH Fast Eddies 208 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 213-6821 CHILDREN’S SERVICES Children’s Center: Early Intervention and Family Support 1 Alden Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 626-3497 childrenscenteraugusta. com COMMUNICATIONS/ RADIO/TELEVISION Business Communications of Maine 675 Western Avenue, Suite 1, Manchester Augusta, ME 04330 800-939-0439 bcmaine.com

FairPoint Communications 1 Davis Farm Road Portland, ME 04103 535-4170 fairpointene.com FirstLight 491 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04243 333-3462 oxfordnetworks.com Headlight Audio Visual, Inc. 74 Evergreen Drive Portland, ME 04103 775-1671 headlightav.com Milestone Communications 126 Western Av, PMB #172 Augusta, ME 04330 622-3375 milestonecomm.com

CMC Technology Group 622 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 582-8244 cmctechgroup.com

Spectrum Business 83 Anthony Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 253-2217 timewarner.com

Community Productions LLC 263 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 458-9458 cwhatson.com

T-Mobile 133 FirstPark Drive Oakland, ME 04963 859-8216 t-mobile.com U.S. Cellular 33 Stephen King Dr. #6 Augusta, ME 04330 626-2900 uscellular.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY WABI-TV 93 Main Street Waterville, ME 04901 872-0180 wabi.tv

Fuller Ink 287 Case Road Winthrop, ME 04364 446-6362 fullerink.com

TRC Engineers LLC 14 Gabriel Drive Augusta, ME 04330 621-7080 eproconsulting.com

WMME/WEBB/KOOL AM 56 Western Avenue, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04332 623-4735 92moose.fm and B98.5.fm and1400and1490.com

Intriago Advisors 87 Main Street, STE 3 Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 482-0636 intriagoadvisors.com

Walton External Affairs PO Box 5053 Augusta, ME 04332 557-3049 waltonexternalaffairs.com

JPMA - Staff Development Solutions LLC PO Box 5260 Augusta, ME 04332 621-8600 jpmaweb.com

CONTRACTORSSIDING

Maine Technology Group 120 Augusta Road Winslow, ME 04901 692-0955

Woodmaster of Maine, Inc. 499 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-3111 woodmasterofmaine.com

COMPUTER SUPPORT & SOFTWARE SERVICES A Partner in Technology 105 Dresden Ave. Gardiner, ME 04345 582-0888 apitechnology.com Beneficial Technologies PO Box 355 Augusta, ME 04332 215-9743 beneficialtechnologies.com Burgess Technology Services 6 Oak Grove Avenue Bath, ME 04530 443-9554 burgessinc.com Capitol Computers 151 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-2700 capcomp.com CONSULTANTS Cushnoc Resiliency Advisors 2 Old Belgrade Road Augusta, ME 04330 465-5402

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Mitchell Tardy Government Affairs 104 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-1365 mitchelltardy.com Panno Advertising 71 Pickerel Lane Belgrade, ME 04917 576-7002

Gagnon Home Improvements 135 Foye Road Manchester, ME 04351 621-0000

DANCE STUDIOS AND SUPPLIES Dance Unlimited, LLC 145 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-0821 dance-u.com

PGT Public Affairs 313 Winthrop Road Readfield, ME 04355 242-0750

Kennebec Dance Centre 725 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 660-5168 kennebecdancecentre.com

Riley Engineering 32 P Ridge Road Readfield, ME 04355 685-4333

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTISTS

SCORE 68 Sewall Street, Room 512 Augusta, ME 04330 622-8509 score.org

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Augusta Orthodontics, P.A. 132 State St. Augusta, ME 04330 626-3550 doctorzee.com

Augusta Pediatric Dentistry 16 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-0303 babi2th.com Bryant Dental Care 59 Davenport Street Augusta, ME 04330 621-1111 bryantdentalcare.com Capitol Dental Care 278 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-9215 capitoldentalme.com Evergreen Dental 281 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-0861 evergreendental.net Gagnon Dental 14 Merrill Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 626-3091 gagnondental.com Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry 269 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-3400 kvfamilydentistry.com MK Orthodontics 16 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04330 621-0033 mkorthodontics.com Steven R. Zembroski, D.M.D. 94 Western Ave, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 622-1488 augustamedental.com

DISTRIBUTORS Coca Cola 316 Western Ave South Portland, ME 04106 800-310-1035 ccnne.com Everett J. Prescott, Inc. 32 Prescott Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-1851 ejprescott.com Hershey’s Ice Cream 987 Riverside Dr. Augusta, ME 04330 626-3539 hersheysicecream.com N.R.F. Distributors, Inc. Old Belgrade Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-4744 nrfdist.com PERFORMANCE Foodservice -NorthCenter Dalton Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-8451 northcenter.com Pine State Beverage 100 Enterprise Ave Gardiner, ME 04345 622-3741 pinestatetrading.com Valley Distributors 534 Belgrade Road Oakland, ME 04963 465-2121 valley-dist.com DRY CLEANERS Grondin’s Certified Cleaners 7 Chapel Street Augusta, ME 04330 621-9863 grondinscleaners.com


EDUCATION Capital Area Technical Center Vocational School on Pierce Drive Augusta, ME 04330 626-2475 Jobs for Maine’s Graduates 65 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 620-7180 jmg.org Kaplan University 14 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330 213-2500 augusta.kaplanuniversity. edu Kennebec Valley Community College 92 Western Avenue Fairfield, ME 04937 453-5129 kvcc.me.edu Kents Hill School 1614 Main Street Kents Hill, ME 04349 685-4914 kentshill.org Maranacook Schools 45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355 685-3336 maranacook.org New England Music Camp 8 Goldenrod Lane Sidney, ME 04330 465-3025 nemusiccamp.com Spurwink 901 Washington Avenue Portland, ME 04103 871-1211 spurwink.org

Thomas College 180 West River Road Waterville, ME 04901 859-1318 thomas.edu

Mid Maine Generator 1388 Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 377-3066 kaplanelectric.com

Manpower 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-1535 us.manpower.com

University of Maine at Augusta 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 621-3000 uma.maine.edu

R.J. Energy Services, Inc. 2184 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-7720 rjenergy.com

Tri-State Staffing, Inc. 225 Western Avenue, Unit 1 Augusta, ME 04338 622-0470 tristatestaffing.com

ELECTRICAL/ PLUMBING/HEATING/ AIR CONDITIONING

Rockingham Electric Supply Co. 7 Mt. Vernon Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-7541 rockinghamelectric.com

ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS

AmeriGas Propane 45 Riverside St Lewiston, ME 04240 786-0671 ww.amerigas.com

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Generators of Maine 262 Augusta Road Belgrade, ME 04917 495-2285 generatorsofmaine.net

Augusta CareerCenter 21 Enterprise Dr., Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04333 624-5120 mainecareercenter.com

Hutchings Electric 7 Pete-n-Repete’s Way Augusta, ME 04330 485-2269

BONNEY Staffing Center 12 Shuman Avenue, Unit 9A, Augusta, ME 04330 621-1100 bonneystaffing.com

Ideal Electric 86 China Road Winslow, ME 04901 877-0628 idealelectricme.com Knowles Mechanical, Inc. 36 Appletree Lane South China, ME 04358 445-4092 knowlesmechanical.com McFarland Electric Inc. 187 Spring St Gardiner, ME 04345 582-7964 mcfarlandelectricinc.com

Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc. 2386 North Belfast Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330 620-7823 capitalareastaffing.com Maine Job Trust Winthrop, ME 04364 620-4190 Maine Staffing Group 219 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-5352 mainestaff.com

Black Diamond Consultants, Inc. 312 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-0056 BLCKdiamond.net E.S. Coffin Engineering & Surveying, LLC 432 Cony Rd. Augusta, ME 04330 623-9475 coffineng.com Kleinfelder 151 Capitol Street, 2nd Fl Augusta, ME 04330 623-0648 kleinfelder.com S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc. 26 Coles Crossing Drive Sidney, ME 04330 626-0600 swcole.com SJR Engineering Inc. 21 Mayflower Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-1676 sjreng.com

Thayer Engineering Co., Inc. 17 Hasson Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 582-7762 thayereng.com ENTERTAINMENT G-Force Adventures 234 Sweden Street Caribou, ME 04736 554-9998 ENTREPRENEUR Richard O’Connor PO Box 349 Edgecomb, ME 04556 831-1194 Roger Pomerleau Entrepreneur 223 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 622-4744 club223maine.com FINANCIAL ADVISORS Back River Financial Services 690 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 622-3772 backrivergroup.com Carol Gilbert-Tondreau & Associates 60 S. Chestnut Street Augusta, ME 04330 213-6138 ameripriseadvisors.com/ carol.m.gilbert-tondreau Choice Investments 325D Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901 873-0996 choiceinvestments.biz

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Cribstone Capital Management 7 North Chestnut Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-9009 cribstonecapital.com Duncklee & Nott 19 Central Street Hallowell, ME 04347 622-5222 dnretire.com Edward Jones 179 Mt. Vernon Ave., Ste. 5 Augusta, ME 04330 622-0991 edwardjones.com/en_ US/fa/ index. html&CIRN=519199 Golden Pond Wealth Management Inc. 129 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901 873-2200 goldenpondwealth.com Gosline Retirement Planning 10 Old Brunswick Road Gardiner, ME 04345 622-4494 gosline-murchie.com

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Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 286 Water St. Augusta, ME 04338 621-2626 raymondjames.com Sarah J. Dunckel & Associates 168 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 213-6007 ameripriseadvisors.com/ sarah.j.dunckel

Connected Credit Union 15 University Drive Augusta, ME 04332 623-3857 maine-edcu.org cPort Credit Union 399 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 623-1001 cportcu.org

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Embrace Home Loans 143 Water Street, Unit 2 Hallowell, ME 04347 800-333-3004 embracehomeloans.com/ michael-bechard

Androscoggin Bank 30 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 042431407 376-3562 androscogginbank.com

FAME 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 623-3263 famemaine.com

Bangor Savings Bank 5 Senator Way Augusta, ME 04330 620-9300 bangor.com

Gardiner Federal Credit Union 420 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 582-2676 gardinerfcu.org

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 368 Route 3 S. China, ME 04358 445-4865 barharbor.bank

J.M. Arbour Wealth Management 77 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 431-3376 fiwealth.com

Camden National Bank PO Box 310 Camden, ME 04843 230-2164 camdennational.com

Kennebec Wealth Management 150 State St. Augusta, ME 04332 660-4100 kennebecwealth.com

Capital Area Federal Credit Union 2010 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-3442 capitalareafcu.org

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Maine Municipal Bond Bank 127 Community Drive in Camden Nat’l Bldg. Augusta, ME 04338-2268 622-9386 mainebondbank.com Maine State Credit Union 200 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04332-5659 623-1851 msecu.org New Dimensions FCU 72 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330 430-0779 newdimensionsfcu.com Northeast Bank, FSB 235 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 623-0603 northeastbank.com Skowhegan Savings Bank 450 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 474-9511 skowsavings.com

Kennebec Savings Bank 150 State St. Augusta, ME 04332 622-5801 kennebecsavings.com

TD Bank 101 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-1790 tdbank.com

KeyBank, N.A. 286 Water St. Augusta, ME 04330 623-5604 key.com

Winthrop Area Federal Credit Union 94 Highland Avenue Winthrop, ME 04364 377-2124 winthropcreditunion.org

KV Federal Credit Union 316 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-5171 kvfcu.org

FIRE PROTECTION Central Maine Fire Pros 33 Caribou Road Belgrade, ME 04917 495-3655

FITNESS & HEALTH CrossFit Undaunted 79 Leighton Rd, Unit #4 Augusta, ME 04330 213-6149 crossfitundaunted.com GEvolution Fitness, LLC 16 Edison Drive Augusta, ME 04330 213-4815 gevolutionpt.com GoZone Fitness 46 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 576-5622 gozonefit.com Kennebec Valley Y.M.C.A. 31 Union Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-9622 kvymca.org FLORISTS & GARDEN CENTERS Augusta Florist 118 Mt. Vernon Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 626-2808 augustaflorist.me Hopkins Flowers + Gifts 1050 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 622-5844 hopkinsflowers.com Longfellow’s Greenhouses 81 Puddledock Road Manchester, ME 04351 622-5965 longfellowsgreenhouses. com


FUEL (GAS, OIL, COAL)

FUNERAL HOMES

AFC 4 Northern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 623-3851 augustafuel.com

Funeral Alternatives 198 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 626-8100 funeralalternatives.net

Dead River Company 21 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 622-6301 deadriver.com

Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Homes and Cremation Service 1 Church Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-8722 khrfuneralhomes.com

Downeast Energy 283 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04347 622-7521 downeastenergy.com Fielding’s Oil and Propane Co. 420 US Route 1 Scarborough, ME 040700364 623-3322 fieldingsoil.com J & S Oil Co., Inc. Rt. 202 Manchester, ME 04351 622-1609 jsoil.com Maine Natural Gas Corporation 9 Industrial Parkway Brunswick, ME 04011 729-0420 mainenaturalgas.com Maritime Energy 234 Park Street Rockland, ME 04841 594-4487 maritimeenergy.com Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. 442 Civic Center Drive, Ste. 100 Augusta, ME 04330 621-8000 summitmaine.com

Plummer Funeral Home 16 Pleasant St. Augusta, ME 04330 622-9311 plummerfh.com Staples Funeral Service 53 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner, ME 04345 582-3102 staplesfuneral.com GOVERNMENT City of Augusta 16 Cony St. Augusta, ME 04330 626-2300 augustamaine.gov City of Gardiner 6 Church Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-4200 gardinermaine.com Maine Department of Economic & Community Development 59 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0059 624-9819 Town of Winthrop 17 Highland Avenue Winthrop, ME 04364 377-7200 winthropmaine.org

U.S. Small Business Administration 68 Sewall Street, Room 512 Augusta, ME 04330 622-8555 sba.gov/me GROCERIES/FOOD/ DAIRY/BAKERY Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe 269 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 485-0175 gardinerfood.coop Goggin’s IGA 268 Water Street Randolph, ME 04346 582-3453 gogginsiga.com Isamax Snacks 1 Commonwealth Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 582-0125 wickedwhoopies.com Lighthouse Wine and Seafood 918 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 622-1221 lighthousewineand seafood.com

Kennebec Valley Wellness Spa, LLC 21 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 592-4787

Atlee Gleaton Eye Care 227 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-3185 atleegleatoneyecare.com

Love is in the Hair 11 Lorette Lane Augusta, ME 04330 480-1461 loveisinthehairsalon.com

Balsam House 256 Gorden Road Readfield, ME 04355 685-3286 balsamhousemaine.com

Maine Laser Skin Care and Medi Spa 12 Shuman Avenue, Suite #7 Augusta, ME 04330 873-2158 mainelaserskincare.com

C.A.R.E.S., Inc. 134 Main Street #2C Winthrop, ME 04364 377-7056 caresinc.org

Mary Kay 430 Lakeview Drive S. China, ME 04358 445-2310 Salon Twelve-26 102 Bangor St Augusta, ME 04330 622-1222

Care & Comfort 180 Main Street Waterville, ME 04901 872-5300 careandcomfort.com

The Hair Gallery 182 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 629-9100

Chrysalis Healing Arts 136 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-3355

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Community Health & Counseling Services 24 Stone Street, Suite 201 Augusta, ME 04330 213-2160 chcs-me.org

Oakhurst Dairy 364 Forest Ave Portland, ME 04101 800-482-0718 oakhurstdairy.com

Aging Excellence 183 State Street, Ste. 102 Augusta, ME 04330 512-8894 seniorsonthego.com

HAIR CARE/SALONS/ SPAS/SKINCARE

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield 2 Gannett Drive S. Portland, ME 04106 822-7180 anthem.com

Aveda Institute Maine 43 Bridge Street Augusta, ME 04330 621-9941 capilo.com

Capitol Clubhouse 37 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 626-3455 capitol-clubhouse.org

Concentra Urgent Care 219 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 629-5005 concentra.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc. 10 Caldwell Road Augusta, ME 04332-0558 626-3448 crisisandcounseling.org Delta Abulance 10 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 623-4900 deltaambulance.org Dockside Physical Therapy 47 Main Street Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 495-3195 Downtown Yoga & Healing Arts 283 Water Street, Box 101 Augusta, ME 04332 500-3340 downtownyogame.com Dr. Fred White, Psychologist PO Box 2167 Augusta, ME 04338 622-6201 drfredwhite.com Facial + Oral Surgery Associates 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-5814 facial-oralsurgery.com Gardiner Family Chiropractic 90 Main Av Gardiner, ME 04345 582-2222 gardinerfamily chiropractic.com

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Groups Recover Together 24 Stone Street, Suite 101 Augusta, ME 04330 613-0983 joingroups.com

Nadeau Chiropractic 3 Health Drive Augusta, ME 04330 623-0720 nadeauchiropractic.com

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care One Market Street, 3rd Fl Portland, ME 04101 756-6304 harvardpilgrim.org

Northern New England Diagnostics 29 Bowdoin Street Manchester, ME 04351 213-4326 nnediagnostics.com

Home Care for Maine 347 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 582-8001 homecareforme.org

Patient 360 29 Bowdoin Street Manchester, ME 04351 800-537-4473 patient360.com

Kennebec Behavioral Health 66 Stone St. Augusta, ME 04330 626-3455 kbhmaine.org

Resolve Physical Therapy 75 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 621-6378 ResolvePT.com

Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care 43 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 626-2726 kpprx.com

Riverview Psychiatric Center 250 Arsenal Street Augusta, ME 04333-0011 624-4600 maine.gov/dhhs/ riverview

Kennebec Physical Therapy 14 Second Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 582-9898

Smart EyeCare Center 255 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-5800 smarteyecare.com

MaineGeneral Community Care 35 Medical Center Parkway 3rd Level Augusta, ME 04330 800-427-1127

Southiere Chiropractic Associates 46 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-0131 southierechiropractic.com

MaineGeneral Health 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, ME 04330 626-1000 mainegeneral.org

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Spectrum Medical Group 324 Gannett Drive, Suite 200 South Portland, ME 04106 482-7800 spectrummedicalgroup.com

The Gardiner Center for Stress Management 103 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 242-6271 thegardinercenter.com

Combined Benefits United, Inc. 77 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 620-7265 cbuteam.com

Wellness Connection of Maine 31 Maine Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 242-1422 mainewellness.org

Cornerstone Insurance Agency, Inc. 54 North Street Waterville, ME 04901 872-6529 gosline-murchie.com

Workplace Health, MaineGeneral Medical Center 15 Enterprise Drive Augusta, ME 04330 621-7550 http://workplacehealth. mainegeneral.org

Cross Insurance 116 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 623-4791 crossagency.com

Zardus Art of Massage 1 Lincoln Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 446-7470 zardusartofmassage.com INSURANCE Acadia Benefits 111 Commercial Street, 5th Floor Portland, ME 04101 761-2426 acadiabenefits.com All State Insurance 303 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 626-0001 agents.allstate.com/ peterdeschampaugusta-me.html Brennan Partners, Inc. 168 B Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 395-5247

Dennis Keller State Farm Insurance 30 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 623-3344 denniskeller.com Employee Benefits Solutions 1085 Brighton Avenue Portland, ME 04104 523-2483 holdenagency.com Erickson Bonding & Insurance Associates, Inc. 114 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 620-7108 gosline-murchie.com Foster Insurance Agency 659 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-4646 farmfamily.com Gateway Retirement Solutions 6 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 204 Augusta, ME 04330 221-6229


gatewayretiremenet solutions.com GHM Insurance Agency 51 Main Street Waterville, ME 04903 873-5101 ghmagency.com Gosline Insurance Group 10 Old Brunswick Road Gardiner, ME 04345 582-4121 gosline-murchie.com HUB International New England Norton Insurance PO Box 57 Winthrop, ME 04364 377-2239 Janet Slade Insurance Agency Inc. 327 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-7100 janetslade.com Kristie Rowell Insurance Agency 164 Water Street Hallowell , ME 04347 622-8921 gosline-murchie.com/ kristie_ rowell.php Liberty Mutual Company 45 Memorial Circle, Ste 100 Augusta, ME 04330 622-0518 libertymutual.com Macomber, Farr & Whitten 1 Market Square Augusta, ME 04338 623-4575 maineinsure.com

Matt Maloney State Farm Insurance 37 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-4414 Pinkham Insurance Agency 8 Almar Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 626-5810 Quirion Insurance Agency 114 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-6784 gosline-murchie.com Readfield Insurance Agency, LLC 962 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 620-7276 gosline-murchie.com Richmond Insurance Agency 25 Front St. Richmond, ME 04357 737-4321 The Allumbaugh Agency 6 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 520 Augusta, ME 04330 623-1110 nwbgroup.com The Kyes Agency 171 Main Street Farmington, ME 04938 800-287-5557 kyesinsurance.com United Insurance 2351 N. Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 620-3600 uig-me.com

Wayne Ladner Maine Insurance 9 Shelter Drive Richmond, ME 04357 737-4995 WayneLadnerMaine Insurance.com

Comfort Inn - Civic Center 281 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 623-1000 comfortinn.com/hotel/ me017

LANDSCAPE/ NURSERIES/EQUIPMENT

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 14 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 623-2200 marriott.com/hotels/ travel/ augfi-fairfield-inn-andsuitesaugusta

D.R. Struck Landscape Nursery 2215 US Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 395-4112 Gray Brothers Grounds Care Inc. 77 Bowman Street Farmingdale, ME 04347 582-7527 graybrothersgroundscare. com The Turf Doctor Lawn & Pest Services 60 Industrial Drive, Augusta Portland, ME 04104 622-6600 theturfdoctor.com LODGING Axell’s Scandinavian Inn 803 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 623-4583 axells.net Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-4751 augustaciviccenterinn. com

Fairway Motor Lodge 803 Western Ave. Manchester, ME 04351 623-3902 mgstotaldesign.com Hampton Inn 388 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-4077 hamptoninn.com Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta 377 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 603-373-1122 homewoodsuites3.hilton. com Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center Outlet Road Hallowell, ME 04347 622-2708 maplebb.com Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center 67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME 04849 789-2000 visitpointlookout.com

Quality Inn & Suites Maine- Evergreen Hotel 65 Whitten Road Augusta, ME 04330 622-3776 AugustaQualityInn.com Samoset Resort 220 Warrenton Street Rockport, ME 04856 594-2511 samosetresort.com Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-5804 senatorinn.com Super 8 Motel 395 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 626-2888 super8.com The Charles Inn 20 Broad St Bangor, ME 04401 992-2820 Thecharlesinn.com The Stone Turret 17C Lincoln Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 319-4010 thestoneturret.com Vacationland Inn 453 Wilson St Brewer, ME 04412 989-5450 vacationlandinn.com LUMBER/LOGGING COMPANIES Hammond Lumber Co. Depot Rd. off Rt. 27 Belgrade, ME 04917 495-3303 hammondlumber.com

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MEMBER DIRECTORY Knowles Lumber Co. 1015 US Route 202 North Monmouth, ME 04265 933-4311 Lapointe Lumber Co., Inc. 2385 North Belfast Ave Augusta, ME 04330 622-5025 lapointelumber.com MANUFACTURERS & PROCESSING Alba-Technic, LLC 190 Rt 133 Winthrop, ME 04364 978-621-6500 albatechnic.com Alternative Manufacturing Inc. 30 B Summer Street Winthrop, ME 04364 377-9377 amiems.com Bolduc Technology Group 26 Gabriel Drive Augusta, ME 04330 512-8009 aevit.com J/R Metal Frames 287 Oakland Road Belgrade, ME 04917 465-9066 jrmetalframes.com Kennebec Technologies, Inc. 150 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 626-0188 kennebec.com Kenway Corporation 681 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-6229 kenway.com

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MUSEUMS/ARTS & CULTURE Augusta Colonial Theatre, Inc. 137 Water Street Augusta, ME 04338-2103 660-4100 augustacolonialtheater.org Children’s Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 622-2209 childrensdiscovery museum.org Gaslight Theater City Hall Building Hallowell, ME 04347 626-3698 gaslighttheater.org Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association 160 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 622-3813 harlowgallery.org Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 582-7144 johnsonhall.org Kennebec Performing Arts Co. 1 Smith Street Augusta, ME 04330 370-5381 kpacaso.org Maine State Museum State House Station #83 Augusta, ME 04333 287-2301 mainestatemuseum.org

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The Gannett House Project 184 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 557-2290 gannetthouseproject.org

Down East Magazine, Books & Online PO Box 679 Camden, ME 04843 594-9544 downeast.com

The Maine Sportsman Magazine 183 State Street, Ste. 101 Augusta, ME 04330 622-4242 mainesportsman.com

Theater At Monmouth Cumston Hall on Main St.Monmouth, ME 04259 933-2952 theateratmonmouth.org

Hallowell Printing Co. 145 Water St. Hallowell, ME 04347 623-1161 hallowellprinting.com

Turner Publishing 5 Fern Street Turner, ME 04282 225-2076 turnerpublishing.com

Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital St. Augusta, ME 04330 626-7989 www.vilesarboretum.org

J.S. McCarthy Printers 15 Darin Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-6241 jsmccarthy.com

Uncle Henry’s 525 Eastern Ave Augusta, ME 04330 623-1411 unclehenrys.com

Waterville Opera House 93 Main St. Waterville, ME 04901 873-5381 operahouse.org

Kennebec Journal 36 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 623-3811 kjonline.com

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

NEWSPAPERS/ PRINTERS/ PUBLISHERS

Penmor Lithographers 8 Lexington Street Lewiston, ME 04240 784-1341 penmor.com

Albison’s Printing 124 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 622-1941 albisonsprinting.com Capital Printing 20 Glen Street Augusta, ME 04330 441-1062 Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange Street, Suite 208, Portland, ME 04101 874-7720 discovermainemagazine. com

A-COPI 34 Market Street, Gardiner Augusta, ME 04338 623-2674 a-copi.com

RFB Advertising Printing 8 N. Main St., Ste 301 Rockland, ME 04841 207-713-7533 rfbadvertising.com

Augusta Computer Copy, Inc. 966 Western Avenue, Suite 2 Manchester, ME 04351 797-7224 portlandcomputercopy. com

Summertime in the Belgrades PO Box 290 Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 495-3777 sumbelnews.com

KYOCERA Document Solutions New England 418 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 622-7157 portlandcomputercopy. com

The Copy Center 1921 U.S. Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 623-1452 thecopycenterplus.com

Office Depot - Business Solutions 125 Industrial Way Portland, ME 04103 603-320-7972 business.officedepot.com


INDEX AMI 51

Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Homes

51

Augusta Civic Center 38

Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union

38

Blais Properties

33

Lithgow Public Library

8

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festivals

13

Maine Savings Federal Credit Union

6

C & C Realty Management

38

MaineGeneral Health 2

Cape Air 6

Marketplace at Augusta 3

Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Monkitree 11

38

City of Augusta 8

Oxford Casino 52

Delta Ambulance 8

Pyro City Fireworks Store

37

EJP

Quality Inn & Suites / Maine Evergreen Hotel

33

2

Gosline Insurance Group 38

Senator Inn & Spa 8

Home Care for Maine

51

Sprague & Curtis Real Estate

8

Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta

2

University of Maine at Augusta

6

Kennebec Savings Bank 38

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