Kennebec Valley Chamber's 2020 Greater Augusta Region Guide

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KENNEBEC VALLEY 2020 Greater Augusta Region Guide

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CONTENTS BUSINESS & INDUSTRY...................................................................................................................8 PLAN YOUR STAY...............................................................................................................................10 VISITOR INFORMATION...................................................................................................................11 TOWNS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)..................................................................................... 12-24 Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, Dresden, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jefferson, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Somerville, Wayne, West Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor, Winthrop CALENDAR............................................................................................................................................38 KENNEBEC RIVER BREWFEST....................................................................................................44 POINTS OF INTEREST......................................................................................................................50 NEWCOMER INFORMATION.........................................................................................................65 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY............................................................................................................72


GREETINGS Chamber Staff

On behalf of the Board and Members of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, I want to welcome you to Maine’s Capital region. Maine’s Capital area is rich in history, culture, art, educational resources, dining, industry, and retail shopping. Our historic downtowns are full of intricate architecture and art, offering a beautiful backdrop to the many shops, restaurants, and offices that line these streets. Dozens of lakes and streams, the mighty Kennebec River, and the beautiful forested hills of the Capital area offer residents and visitors a unique natural environment and a high quality of life.

Katie Doherty, President & CEO

Kayla Tracy, Events & Membership Director

Lindsay Corbett, Offi ce Manager

Caroline Saban, Marketing Director

Executive Committee Alec Rogers, Chair Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel Leon Emery, Chair Elect Emery’s Meats & Produce Earl Kingsbury, Vice Chair Augusta Civic Center Matthew Tardiff , Treasurer J.S. McCarthy Printers

As the seat of State and County Government and a major hub of business, the Capital area harbors a vibrant economy and offers opportunities for new business development. In the Kennebec Valley, you experience the kind of Maine we usually keep for ourselves. Check out our event calendar on page 38 for a list of fun things to do while you’re here. Enjoy your time here and call the Chamber if we can be of assistance you in any way!

Chuck Hays, Past Treasurer MaineGeneral Health Cathy DeMerchant, Human Resources Capital Area Staffi ng Solutions, Inc. Katie Doherty, President & CEO Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Nathan Cotnoir, Past Chair Camden National Bank

Board Members Karen Boston Lipman & Katz P.A. Lori Dube Sprague & Curtis Real Estate Sue Grenier G&E Roofi ng Co., Inc.


Katie Doherty, President & CEO Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 269 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 Tel: (207) 623-4559, Fax: (207) 626-9342 7

Michele Pelletier Performance Foodservice – NorthCenter Lynn Quirion Macomber, Farr & Whitten Andrew Silsby Kennebec Savings Bank

Eric Jermyn Cross Insurance Agency Employee Benefi ts

Eric Stinneford Central Maine Power

Steven Marson Central Maine Pyrotechnics

Tim Walton Walton External Affairs

Stacey Morrison, Ganneston Construction Corp.

Rebecca Wyke University of Maine at Augusta

Richard Parkhurst Stained Glass Express

Elisa Ellis * Special Counsel Ellis Law, LLC


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BUSINESSES IN THE REGION While government provides nearly four out of every ten jobs in the region, other large employers include major distribution companies, health organizations, the state’s largest electric utility headquarters, natural gas headquarters, financial institutions, growing retail centers, and statewide non-profit associations’ headquarters.

Medical School. MaineGeneral opened a state-of-the-art Alfond Cancer Care Center in Augusta in 2007 and completed its $312 million hospital in 2013 in Augusta to serve a population of 180,000 primarily in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Other health facilitators include the VA Maine Healthcare System, Home Resources of Maine, HealthReach Network home services, and a number of others.

Manufacturers in the region create computer components, paper products, boats, specialty composites, high-tech and space products, products for vehicles, and a lumber of wood products.

The Capital area has a bright future. With the addition of some major new retailers and the redevelopment of others, the area has grown significantly in the past decade. Augusta is home to the largest open-air shopping center north of Boston along with several other shopping center.

The area is headquarters for the state’s largest electric utility company and includes major distributors for food and flooring. 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


STARTING A BUSINESS IN THE KENNEBEC VALLEY As Maine’s capital region, we understand that in order to have a thriving business environment you must have a strong community supporting it. The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 23 communities are full of businesses, leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, volunteers, and citizens who are all committed to the success of the Kennebec Valley.

own Board of Trades, which are focused on promoting economic growth in the area that will result in an increase in jobs and greater revenue. With the community’s support, there is an endless supply of individuals and businesses that are willing to give a helping hand, whether its in the way of services, loans, or advice. The Kennebec Valley Chamber looks forward to working with you and developing the region that we live in, work in, and love.

There is a place for any sort of business in the Kennebec Valley – from a small niche retail business to a large manufacturer or distributor. The cities and towns of the area also have their



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Make the Kennebec Valley your home, if only for the weekend. The Kennebec Valley spans 23 communities from Maine’s capital city to Gardiner to Windsor to Monmouth to Readfield and everywhere in between. Maine’s capital area is rich in history, culture, art, educational resources, dining, industry, and retail shopping. As Maine’s capital region, the Kennebec Valley is teaming with attractions from the State Capitol Complex to museums, statues, and historic buildings. Historic downtowns are full of intricate architecture and art, offering a beautiful backdrop to the many shops, restaurants, and offices that line these streets. The Kennebec Valley is filled with unique dining opportunities. Try something new or find comfort in an old favorite. You can find local, fresh ingredients at many of the locally-owned restaurants. The range of culinary options will please visitors and lifelong residents alike! If you’re are looking to be entertained, catch a show at one of several theaters in the region or, weather permitting, an outdoor concert along the riverfront. While dining in at one of the many restaurants in the area, you will have the pleasure of listening to local musicians performing live. View works of art on display at area galleries or enjoy the public art found throughout Kennebec Valley. Whether you are in the mood for live music, an art show, or performing arts, you can find it in the Kennebec Valley. Kennebec Valley offers a variety of year-round recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. Surrounded by more than 30 lakes and ponds and the Kennebec River, Kennebec Valley is well suited for activities such as canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, ice skating and fishing. Hiking and walking trails are abundant in the region through forested hills, fields, and an arboretum. Not only is there a lot to do during the warmer time of the year, winter brings a certain coziness to the region. Warm up in a local café, indulge in a shopping or spa trip, bring color to your world with a visit to an art gallery, or head outdoors for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. In the Kennebec Valley, you experience the kind of Maine we usually keep for ourselves. 10

VISITOR INFORMATION State Parks Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation State House Station 22 Augusta, Maine 04333-0022 (207) 287-3821 Reservation: 800- 332-1501

Kennebec Valley Tourism Association PO Box 5242 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-4883

Maine Office of Tourism 59 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0059 1-888-624-6345

Lodging Maine Innkeepers Association 304 US Route 1 Freeport, Maine 04032 (207) 865-6100

Maine Tourism Association 327 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (800) 767-8709

Campground Guide Maine Campground Owners Association 655 Main Street Lewiston, Maine 04240 (207) 782-5874

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AUGUSTA © Dave Dostie Photography



• Augusta was named after the daughter of Henry Dearborn, an American soldier and statesman who served under Benedict Arnold in the expedition to Quebec.

(207) 626-2300 Population: 18,594 Located on both sides of the Kennebec River at the head of tide, Augusta is one of the United States’ most beautiful capitals. As Maine’s capital city since 1827, Augusta is a city rich in history.

• Augusta was selected as the state capitol over the cities of Portland, Brunswick, and Hallowell.

The area was first explored by the Popham Colony in 1607 and was first inhabited by English settlers from the Plymouth Colony in 1628 as a trading post. At this time, the area was known by its Native American name, Cushnoc, meaning “head of the tide.”

• The city is the third least populous state capital in the United States behind Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota • There has been a military presence in Augusta since the mideighteenth century.

From those early days, the city has grown as the center of state and county government, an industrial and trade center, and a center for the region’s health and educational services. Augusta is the center of employment, commerce and service for Central Maine.

City of Augusta (207) 626-2300

Recreational opportunities and cultural activities play an important role of life in Augusta. From outdoor concerts and movies to museums to golf to public and state parks to fishing and hunting to shopping and more, Augusta has all the best Maine has to offer within your reach.

Augusta Board of Trade Augusta Downtown Alliance (207) 458-8757 Kennebec Historical Society (207) 622-7718

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BELGRADE © Dave Dostie Photography

Population: 3,189


Belgrade, located 10 miles northwest of Augusta, was incorporated in 1796.

• The town is named after Belgrade, Serbia.

The sixty square miles of the town are largely composed of lakes, streams, and wetlands. Boaters will find plenty of water surface to cruise on from morning to night. For those who enjoy fishing, Belgrade’s bodies of water offer several species of fish, including landlocked salmon, brook trout, and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Nature lovers will also be delighted by the opportunities to bird watch and spot the many species that call Maine home. In the summer months, the idyllic town’s population nearly doubles when part-year residents return to their cottages and seasonal camps along the many scenic lakes and streams.

• Writers E.B. White and Ernest Thompson were annual visitors to Belgrade. Thompson’s play On Golden Pond, which was made into the 1981 film of the same name, was inspired by his time spent at Great Pond in Belgrade. • Belgrade has one of four water postal routes certified by the U.S. Postal Service and is available to residents of homes on Great Pond during the summer season.

Belgrade Town Office (207) 495-2258 The Belgrade Historical Society

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Population: 2,721


Chelsea was incorporated on March 1, 1851 from a portion of Hallwell. Laying directly to the south of Augusta on the eastern bank of the Kennebec River, Chelsea is the “gateway to the capital.”

• Chelsea is named for a town in Massachusetts which in turn was named for a section of London, England.

Chelsea is home to the Togus VA Medical Center, a facility operated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. Originally built as a resort, the Togus Spring Hotel, in 1858, the facility began its affi liation with the military in 1866 when it was used to house Union veterans. The facilities as well as the adjacent Togus National Cemetery were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

• The primary stream in the town is Worromontogus, or “Togus,” which flows into the Kennebec River.

Chelsea Town Office (207) 582-4802

The town office hosts the Chelsea veterans memorial and a smaller memorial plaque to Chester Caldwell “For his many years of service to the school and a dedicated ‘Town Father.’”

Togus VA Medical Center


Population: 1,672


Dresden is a small town located on the eastern banks of the Kennebec River in Lincoln County. Historic sites in the town include Bridge Academy and the Pownalborough Courthouse.

• The Pownalborough Courthouse was built in 1760 and was the first seat of government east of the Kennebec River.

Dresden was first settled as Frankfort in 1752 by German and French Huguenot immigrants. It was incorporated as Pownalborough in 1760 when Lincoln County was created in the Maine District of Massachusetts. On June 25, 1794, the town was incorporated with its new name, Dresden, as chosen by Lincoln County Probate Judge Jonathan Bowman. The families who settled Dresden and those who were soon afterward sent there by the government of Massachusetts played a crucial role in the battle for American independence in Maine.

• 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. • Bridge Academy served as a free high school for the residents of Dresden, with 430 students receiving diplomas between 1892 and 1944. Today, the building houses the Bridge Academy Public Library.

Dresden Town Office (207) 737-4335

Bridge Academy

©Tom Richardson, New England Boating


Population: 2,956


Located on the western banks of the Kennebec River between Gardiner and Hallowell, Farmingdale is a vibrant residential community with densely populated riverbanks and open rural land. The town was incorporated on April 3, 1852 from parts of South Hallowell, North Gardiner, and West Gardiner.

• The Rich Ice Houses in Farmingdale were the largest icehouses above the Gardiner Bridge with a storage capacity of 70,000 tons. • Manmade log booms placed in the Kennebec River to hold logs that were floated down the river for the sawmills are still visible today. While the logs were in the “boom” area, they were rafted and sorted for the mills.

During the 19th century and before the availability of mechanical refrigeration, many businesses existed in Farmingdale along the Kennebec River, including shipyards, brickyards, pottery, and a glue factory.

Town of Farmingdale (207) 582-2225

A major business on the Kennebec River was harvesting and selling ice worldwide. Ice was cut from the frozen water and stored in warehouses, often insulated with sawdust. When the ice was gone, the river was often clogged with logs floating downstream to paper mills further south.

Farmingdale Historical Society farmingdalemehistoricalsociety@



Population: 1,110


Fayette is a small town community located approximately 19 miles northwest of the state capital. The town shares some of the most beautiful lakes and ponds in central Maine with the bordering towns of Mount Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne.

• Fayette was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat who fought in the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops.

Fayette is known for its rural nature, seasonal resorts, and private camps. It is a popular recreational spot in the Capital Area. Fishing on one of Fayette’s 31.5 square miles of lakes and ponds draws anglers from all over. Hiking, snowmobiling, and fishing are just a few among many sports to enjoy. After spending time in the idyllic town, many have decided to make Fayette their permanent home. With a neighbor helping neighbor attitude, Fayette is a wonderful place to visit or call home.

• Fayette was first settled as Starling Plantation in 1781 and became incorporated as the town of Fayette on February 28, 1795. • Every summer, Echo Lake comes alive as Camp Winnebago and Vega host hundreds of young boys and girls as they have for generations.

Town of Fayette (207) 685-4373

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Population: 5,688


Gardiner is historic city full of culture and architecture. Established as Gardinerston in 1754 and officially incorporated in 1803 as Gardiner, the city sits along the Kennebec River at the head of navigation.

• The city is named after Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, a Boston physician and early proprietor and developer of the area.

Gardiner has a historic downtown, vibrant arts and entertainment scene, shopping, and outdoor activities. Gardiner also offers scenic recreational trails and a beautiful waterfront park and public boat launch. The city was once a thriving manufacturing center with multiple paper mills, shoe manufacturers, and logging and saw mills. In the 19th and early 20th century, Gardiner was at the center of the booming ice industry.

• Gardiner boasts more buildings on the historic register than any other city in the area. • Gardiner is home to the state’s oldest opera house, Johnson Hall, which opened in 1864.

City of Gardiner (207) 582-4200 Gardiner Main Street (207) 582-3100 Gardiner Board of Trade

Swine and Stein, Downtown Gardiner

HALLOWELL © Nick Avery

Population: 2,381


Hallowell lies south of Augusta and rests on the banks of the Kennebec River. The city is classified as a National Historic District and is known for its culture and architecture.

• Hallowell is Maine’s smallest city.

Settled in approximately 1762, Hallowell was once a granite and lumbering community. Today, it is nicknamed the “New Orleans on the Kennebec,” for its charm of yesteryear, the flavor of old world simplicity, and the warmth of oldfashioned hospitality. Hallowell features many unique and delightful shops in the downtown business district. Hallowell is also home to renowned art galleries and local artists, performing arts theaters, and festivals. Downtown Hallowell is teeming with bars, taverns, and restaurants that are often full of locals and tourists alike. In the north end of the city, Granite Park is a popular spot in the warmer months to grab a seat in one of adirondack chairs that line the Kennebec River and watch the river flow by.

• The city was named for Benjamin Hallowell, a Boston merchant and one of the Kennebec Proprietors, holders of land originally granted to the Plymouth Company by the British. • Hallowell granite was used to construct several buildings in the region, including the Maine State House.

City of Hallowell (207) 623-4021 Hallowell Area Board of Trade Historic Hallowell (207) 623-4021 Vision Hallowell


Hubbard Library


Population: 2,427


Jefferson is a town in Lincoln County with a small, friendly community. A majority of Jefferson is located on the shores of Damariscotta Lake, offering beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere.

• Jefferson was incorporated from Ballstown Plantation on February 24, 1807.

The town is home to Damariscotta Lake State Park, one of Maine’s most popular day use parks. The park features a sandy beach and picnic area. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, canoeing, and fishing on the freshwater lake. The town dates back to January 13, 1630 when a grant of fifteen miles of land was made to William Bradford, the governor of the Pilgrim Colony. Early economic activities are noted by the abandoned granite quarries and clay banks where bricks were made.

• With shoreline in Jefferson, Nobleboro, and Newcastle, Damariscotta Lake covers 4,600 acres.

Town of Jefferson (207) 549-7401


Population: 3,624


Litchfield is located 16 miles southwest of Augusta in southern Kennebec County. It is a rural community situated on and around the Tacoma Lakes. Litchfield residents are a mix of commuters, farmers, business professionals, vacation property owners, and retirees.

• Early settlement of the town began before the Revolutionary War and occurred around the ponds, lakes, and streams.

Litchfield is home to the Litchfield Fair, a county fair with large midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock, animal pulling events, historical fair museum, horse shows, and Old MacDonald Farm. The Old Town House Museum, built in 1840, has been transformed by the Litchfield Historical Society into a walk-through museum that captures Litchfield’s agricultural, educational, retail, and family heritage.

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival

• After being organized as a political entity – Smithfield Plantation – in 1793, it was incorporated as the town of Litchfield in 1795.

Town of Litchfield (207) 268-4721 Historical Society of Litchfield, Maine

The Meadows Golf Club


Population: 2,580


Manchester was settled in 1775 and was incorporated as the town of Kennebec in 1850. The town’s name was changed to Manchester in 1854.

• Manchester was named after a town in Massachusetts.

The central part of town was first known as Hallowell Cross Roads, Manchester Cross Roads, Manchester Forks, and finally simply The Forks, a fitting name as seven roads meet here: Winthrop, Pond, Kerns Hill, Hallowell, Augusta, Puddledock and Readfield Roads. The southern part of town borders Cobbosseecontee Lake and is a popular recreation spot in Central Maine. Cobbosseecontee Lake, or simply Cobbossee, is known for its coves, inlets, and over two dozen islands. It also has the only active inland waters lighthouse in Maine, Ladies Delight Light, which is located in the bordering town of Winthrop.

Augusta Country Club

• The town was mostly an agricultural community during the 19th century and was noted for its apple orchards, some of which remain today.

Town of Manchester (207) 622-1894


Population: 4,104


Monmouth is a quintessential Maine town comprised of artistic culture and agriculture. The town was first settled as Freetown in 1776 and would also become called Bloomingborough and Wales before being incorporated as Monomouth in 1792.

• Monmouth is named after Monmouth, New Jersey and the Battle of Monmouth, which took place during the American Revolutionary War.

Monmouth is a friendly walking village with access to the eateries, shops, the public beach, the library, and the professional Shakespearean theater, the Theater at Monmouth. Historic buildings on Main Street are part of the Monmouth Museum and are open to the public in the summer months. Monmouth has a diverse mixture of artists, light manufacturing, health services and many in-home businesses along with an excellent school system. Outdoor recreation of running, biking, boating, snowmobiling and sportsman activities are all part of the good life that Monmouth offers.

Theater at Monmouth

• The town is best known for historic Cumston Hall, a historic building that dominates Main Street and hosts the Theater at Monmouth

Town of Monmouth (207) 933-2206 Monmouth Economic & Community Development


Population: 1,640


Incorporated in 1792, Mount Vernon is a small town in Maine situated in the beautiful lake region of central Maine at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.

• The town was originally settled as part of Washington Plantation, and the town’s name continues to honor President Washington by taking the name of his Virginia estate.

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 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. The town is located within an easy travel distance of commercial and governmental centers of Augusta, Waterville, and Farmington.

• Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Lodge, a health spa on Long Pond, put Mount Vernon on the map due to its rich and famous clientele. The lodge is now home to the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat.

Town of Mount Vernon (207) 293-2379

PITTSTON © Major Reuben Colburn House

Population: 2,650


Pittston is located about seven miles south of Maine’s capital along the eastern shore of the Kennebec River just across from the city of Gardiner. Pittston is a small rural town with the beauty of the historic Kennebec River as a backdrop along with easy access to all services the capital area has to offer.

• The town was incorporated in 1779 and named for the family of John Pitt, who were early settlers.

Historically, Pittston specialized in boats, ice, and lumber and was a thriving river community. The historic Major Reuben Colburn House - a state historic site - and the Pittston Congregational Church are located in Pittston. Pittston is home to “Maine’s Friendliest Fair,” the Pittston Fair. The fair celebrates its 67th year of serving up fun, food, entertainment, and agricultural competition and education for all ages in 2019.

© Emily Sparrow, Pittston Fair

• The Major Reuben Colburn House, located in Pittston, is notable for being one of the staging area’s for the 1775 Quebec expedition led by Benedict Arnold.

Town of Pittston (207) 582-4438


Population: 1,772


Randolph, about 2 square miles in size, is about 6 miles south of Augusta. It has a small town atmosphere with the proximity to all services and schools. The town lies along the bank of the Kennebec River just across from the City of Gardiner.

• Randolph is the smallest town in Maine by area.

Randolph was incorporated as West Pittston in 1887 and was a thriving river community specializing in boats, lumber, and ice.

• The town was named after Randolph, Massachusetts, which was named for Peyton Randolph, the first President of the Continental Congress. • The last surviving member of General George Washington’s Life Guards, Nathaniel Berry, is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Town of Randolph (207) 582-5808

READFIELD © Nick Avery

Population: 2,598


Readfield is a small rural community and a popular recreation spot in central Maine. There are nine lakes and ponds within the towns limits as well as many hiking and walking trails.

• Readfield was a part of Pondtown, now Winthrop, which was part of the Kennebec Purchase from Governor Bradford’s Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts.

Readfield is home to a handful of summer camps, which draw children and young adults from around the world to spend a summer on the banks of a lake in Maine. It is also home to Kents Hill School, a preparatory school, and Maranacook Community Schools, the public schools for the district.

• The Town of Readfield was incorporated on March 11, 1791.

Town of Readfield (207) 685-4939

The historic Union Meeting House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Readfield. The brick meeting house’s interior is painted with trompe l’oeil murals on the walls and ceilings.

Kents Hill School


Readfield Historical Society (207) 377-2299

RICHMOND Downtown Richmond

Population: 3,411


Settled in 1725 and incorporated in 1823, Richmond is a charming community made up of beautiful farms, Victorian and Greek Revival homes, and a growing vibrant village. The town sits on the banks of the Kennebec River with Swan Island, an abandoned 18th and 19th century town called Perkins Township, a stone’s throw away.

• Greek Revival architecture was very popular in Richmond during the nineteenth century when shipbuilding in the town was at its peak.

Richmond’s waterfront offers moorings and docking services such as gas, power and pumpout, along with easy access to the North along the Kennebec River up to Augusta or to the South headed towards Bath and the open Atlantic Ocean. Whether you arrive to Richmond by car or boat, downtown Richmond offers many shops and restaurants to explore. Stroll up the hill for an ice cream, shop in a unique art gallery, or grab a bite at a local restaurant.

• Richmond was once the center of the largest Slavic-speaking settlement in the country due to the settlement of people of Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish heritage in the area during World War II.

Town of Richmond (207) 737-4305

Southard House Museum


Population: 584


Somerville, located in Lincoln County, was incorporated on March 25, 1858 from Patricktown Plantation. The plantation had existed at least since 1813. It is a quiet town with a tradition of community. Many of its residents are descendants of those who settled there in the 1800s.

• The Sheepscot River provided water power to mills for lumber, flour, and grist in the late 19th century.

The Sheepscot River runs through the town, and it widens into Long Pond (once known as Patricktown Pond), on which the town has substantial frontage. In the northwestern portion of town, small James Pond sits. Although it does not have the dramatic scenery of the coast or mountains, this rural town rather finds its beauty in the ponds, hills, and forests. Miles of dirt roads ensure a slow pace to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

• There is no post office or general store in the small, quaint town of Somerville.

Town of Somerville (207) 549-3828


Population: 1,189


Wayne is a small town 15 miles west of Augusta. The town was incorporated in 1798 and named after Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.

• During the summer, Wayne is home to Camp Androscoggin, one of the oldest all-boys summer camps in Maine.

The town is located near excellent restaurants, a world class 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 general store and a corner store, and specialty shops. During the summertime, Wayne’s population doubles with people from all over the world visiting to swim and sail in the seven lakes in ponds, pick strawberries and blueberries, eat locally sourced food, and enjoy small town life in Maine.

• Wayne was originally settled as New Sandwich Town by Job Fuller, the first pioneer to the area, in 1773 after his town of origin, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Town of Wayne (207) 685-4983 Sustain Wayne

WEST GARDINER Center for Maine Craft

Population: 3,474


Located in Kennebec County, West Gardiner was incorporated on August 8, 1850 from a portion of Gardiner. The town has frontage along the Cobbosseecontee Lake and Stream.

• West Gardiner was originally settled in 1759.

The remains of farm buildings on the Lewiston Road (Route 9/126) recall an earlier time when large farmhouses, barns, and silos dominated the landscape. One of the Maine Turnpike Authority’s service plazas is located in West Gardiner. In addition to the usual fast food providers, the plaza is home to the Center for Maine Craft, which features a retail gallery for handcrafted work by Maine artisans and exhibitions of fine craft sponsored by Maine’s premier craft organizations.

• The town swapped land with Farmingdale (1852, 1853) and annexed some land from Litchfield (1856) to complete its boundaries.

Town of West Gardiner (207) 724-394

West Gardiner Service Plaza


Population: 2,300


Whitefield was settled in 1770 and was incorporated in 1809 from the portion of the Ballstown Plantation that was remaining after the town of Jefferson was incorporated.

• Whitefield was named after George Whitefield, a British evangelist, who visited Maine in 1745.

The town has a strong sense of community fostered through its rich history, its diverse population, recreation, and locally produced crafts, artwork, and foods. Visitors can get a taste of Maine with locally raised meats and organic vegetables sold at Whitefield’s general stores. 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 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.

• The town was first settled by a substantial number of Irish Catholics who were attracted to the area by the lumbering opportunities and the ability to ship the logs down the Sheepscot River.

Town of Whitefield (207) 549-5175

WINDSOR Windsor Fair

Population: 2,575


Windsor is small town located approximately 13 miles east of the state capitol, Augusta. The town was incorporated as Malta in 1809. In 1820, it was reincorporated as Gerry to honor statesman Elbridge Gerry, and, two years later, it was incorporated again as Windsor.

• Shortly after the town was incorporated as Malta, a rebellion – the “Malta War” – broke out between residents and the Massachusetts government over land ownership rights.

Windsor is home to the 2nd largest agricultural fair, the Windsor Fair, which takes place each year from the last week of August until Labor Day in September. The fair encompasses over 50 acres and has an estimated attendance of over 150,000. Located in the heart of Central Maine, the fairgrounds are in close proximity to the coast, golf courses and mountains.

© Chris DeRaps

Town of Windsor (207) 445-2998

WINTHROP Maranacook Lake

Population: 6,092


Located about 10 miles west of Maine’s capital city, Winthrop was incorporated on April 26, 1771. With over 12 lakes, ponds, and streams along with hundreds of acres of farmlands and undeveloped woodlands, there is an abundance of opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife.

• The town was first settled in 1765 and named Pondtown for its several lakes and ponds.

Winthrop boasts a number of places for relaxation and entertainment, including lakeside cottages, campgrounds and lodging facilities along with a selection of local restaurants and shops. Additionally, Winthrop hosts several fairs, festivals, and community events throughout the year that provide entertainment for all ages. During the summer months, Winthrop’s population nearly doubles as part-year residents return to their seasonal camps and visitors enjoy Maine’s natural beauty.

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• Winthrop is named for John Winthrop, the first colonial governor of Massachusetts. • Ladies Delight, a small, inland waters lighthouse, is located on Cobbosseecontee Lake in Winthrop

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2020 Kenney Awards, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta


Maine Pond Hockey Classic Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney (844) 476-6976


High School Basketball Tournaments, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta (207) 626-2405


Maine Fishing Weekend Statewide


Etta, At Last, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Maine Event Comedy: An Evening of Stand Up Comedy, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Max Ater, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


The Ghost of Paul Revere, Waterville Opera House (207) 873-7000


Capital City Improv, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Snow Pond Winter Carnival & Ice Fishing Derby, Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney (844) 476-6976


KIDABALOO, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta (207) 626-9200


Moose on the Loose Triathlon, The Meadows Golf Club, Litchfield (207) 268 -3000


Last Gas, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell (207) 626-3698


The Mallett Brothers, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Maine Event Comedy: An Evening of Stand Up Comedy Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144

22 Maine Maple Sunday, Statewide



19th Annual Chili & Chowder Challenge, Augusta Armory, Augusta (207) 626-3497


Steve Jones in Concert, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


The Magic & Mentalism of Viktor Zenko, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


One in Five 5k, Thomas College, Waterville | Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center


Spring Soup Class & Demonstration, Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney (844) 476-6976


Open Book Players – Twain by the Tale, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Gardiner Music Walk, Gardiner (207) 588-7725


Maine Event Comedy: An Evening of Stand Up Comedy, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Bliste Blistered Fingers Blu Bluegrass Festivals


Artwalk Gardiner, Water Street, Gardiner (207) 582-6600


Open Book Players – Frantic Frogs, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144

Bluegrass Festivals – One of the largest family musical events in New England!

Experience the welcome home feeling with 4 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 June 18-21, 2020 and August 27-30, 2020. Don’t just hear about it, come experience it!!!

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Capital City Improv, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Slaid Cleaves, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Maine Event Comedy: An Evening of Stand Up Comedy Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Mexican Cooking Class & Demonstration, Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney (844) 476-6976


Memorial Day Parade, Gardiner


Miles for Mills 5K, Augusta | Travis Mills Foundation (207) 480-3490


Shane Miclon & Friends: A One-Man Juggling Show Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144

JUNE 6-7 Maine Free Fishing Weekend Statewide

JUNE-SEPTEMBER Plays at the Theater at Monmouth – visit their website for an up-to-date schedule (207) 933-9999



19th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor Fairgrounds


Bond Brook Tread Fest, Bond Brook Recreation Area, Augusta (207) 615-6394


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield Fairgrounds (207) 873-6539


Monmouth Fair (207) 933-4082


Trek Across Maine (207) 624-0312


Greater Gardiner River Festival Water Street, Gardiner (207) 582-3100


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144



Le Festival de la Bastille, Mill Park, Augusta (207) 623-8211


Wayne Strawberry Festival


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Antique Boat Parade, Belgrade Lakes (207) 495-2258


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Independence Day at Old Fort Western, Augusta (207) 626-2385


Capital City 4th of July, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Annual Winthrop 4th of July Fireworks (207) 377-8020


Old Hallowell Day, Hallowell


Friends on the 4th 5K, Winthrop (207) 395-5239


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Pittston Fair (207) 582-8861


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner 207) 582-7144


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144



Richmond Days


Swan Island 10K & 5K, Richmond (207) 737- 4305



Readfield Heritage Days (207) 685-4939


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231

Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Open Farm Day, Statewide


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival (207) 377-8020


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Concerts at Norcross Point Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Kennebec River Brewfest, Mill Park, Augusta (207) 623-4559


Loon Calling Contest, Belgrade


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Artwalk Gardiner, Downtown Gardiner (207) 582-6600


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144

20-21 Maine Open Farm Days, Statewide



Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park, Augusta (207) 626-2350


Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield Fairgrounds (207) 873-6539


Free Summer Waterfront Concert Series, Waterfront Park, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Concerts at Norcross Point, Winthrop (207) 620-6231


Windsor Fair (207) 549-7911



Windsor Fair (207) 549-7911


United Bikers of Maine Toy Run, Augusta to Windsor (888) 229-9826


Litchfield Fair (207) 268-4981

3 Swine & Stein Oktoberfest, Gardiner (207) 582-3100 Harvest Festival, Belgrade Lakes (207) 242-9957


Maine Craft Weekend, Statewide

KV Chamber Business Expo, Augusta Civic Center (207) 623-4559


Downtown Trick or Treat, Gardiner (207) 582-3100


Trick or Treat on Water Street, Augusta (207) 458-8757


Gasping Gobbler 5K, Augusta (207) 620-2976


River of Trees, Colonial Theater, Augusta (207) 458-8757


Old Time Christmas at the Fort, (207) 626-2385


Riverfront Holiday Celebration, (207) 458-8757


Gardiner Days of Light (207) 582-3100


11 Great Maine Apple Day, Statewide 22

Save Your Breath 5K, Gardiner (207) 215-9035

28 Small Business Saturday, Statewide





Gardiner Days of Light (207) 582-3100


Festival of Trees, Johnson Hall, Gardiner (207) 582-7144


Belgrade Holiday Stroll (207) 242-9957


Gardiner Parade of Lights, Gardiner | (207) 582-3100


Winthrop Holiday Parade (207) 377-8020

Dates and locations subject to change.


AUGUST 1, 2020

1 - 6 PM MILL PARK, AUGUSTA With Maine's craft beer industry booming, the Kennebec Valley Chamber is excited to present the Kennebec River Brewfest to celebrate Maine made products. The Brewfest features local craft beer, cider, spirits, and wine along with food trucks, live music, and lawn games all in a festival atmosphere.

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The Augusta Civic Center is centrally located in Maine, with convenient access to I-95 (exit 112A North, exit 112 South). We provide first class service, with top notch catering, free wireless internet access, 23 spacious conference rooms, ample parking and convenient hotels.

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to a semi-Colonial structure. The house was gifted to the People of Maine in 1919 by their daughter, Harriet Blaine Beal, in memory of their grandson, Walker Blaine Beale, who was killed in action in World War I. The Blaine House is open for tours by appointment only. Please call the Maine State Museum at (207) 287-2301.

Located on the corners of Capitol and State Streets in Augusta, the Maine Capitol was originally designed by noted Boston architect Charles Bulfinch, and it was 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. The State House is open to the public year-round, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours run hourly between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Group tours can be arranged by calling the Maine State Museum at (207) 287-2301.


Set between the Maine State House and the Kennebec River, Capitol Park was established in 1827. In the 1920s, Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm was commissioned to design Capitol grounds, Capitol Park, the adjoining Driving Park, and neighboring Blaine House grounds. With wide gravel paths between rows of trees, the park is Maine’s earliest documented designed landscape. Capitol Park was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.



The Blaine House, located on the corner of State and Capitol Streets, is one of Maine’s most notable homes and is the official residence of Maine Governors. The house was built in the Federalist style in 1833 by James Hall, a retired ship’s captain. James G. Blaine purchased the house in 1862 as a gift for his wife, Harriet. In 1872, the motif was changed to Victorian & Italian style, and in 1919, noted Maine architect, John Calvin Stevens, remodeled the mansion

These special memorials, erected near the State House, give constant statewide tribute to law enforcement officials and fire fighters who have given their lives in the line of duty. Their names are engraved in granite on the memorials. 230 State Street, Augusta.




Experience Maine’s past by visiting the Maine State Museum, one of the nation’s oldest statefunded museums. The museum presents exhibits of Maine’s natural environment, social history, and manufacturing heritage. Located in the State Capitol Complex, the museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is closed Sundays, Mondays, and all state holidays. 230 State Street, Augusta | (207) 287-2301

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 triangular structures. One can walk through this “statue in reverse” memorial, incorporating the viewer as an integral part of the design.



Founded shorty after Word War I, the Augusta Symphony Orchestra shares great classic and modern works of symphonic music with the central Maine region. This community orchestra includes individuals spanning all age groups and walks of life, from high school students to doctors and active retirees. The Augusta Symphony Orchestra currently resides at the South Parish Church in Augusta.

This exciting Discovery Museum offers a “hands-on” opportunity for youngsters through grade five to have fun while learning in an interactive environment. A host of exciting exhibits, including a restaurant, grocery store and bank, theater and a rainforest toddler play area. Kids can also learn about engineering, construction, and transportation. The museum provides wonderful opportunities for creative family fun. 171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta (207) 622-2209 |



Located in West Gardiner, the Center for Maine Craft is a retail store and gallery. The Center sells and exhibits the work of over 300 Maine artisans and is the hub of the Maine Crafts Association. The Center is open seven days a week at the West Gardiner Service Plaza, welcoming over 136,000 visitors per year. 288 Lewiston Road, West Gardiner | (207) 588-0021

Built in 1913, the Colonial Theater is located in downtown Augusta along the Kennebec River. From 1913 to 1969, the Colonial served as a beacon for culture for the entire Kennebec Valley region. It featured silent films with live music until sound pictures were introduced in the late 1920s. After 40 years of neglect, a group of community members formed Colonial Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization, to save the Colonial from demolition. Today, the theater is in the first phase of restoration that, when opened, will bring cinema, the performing arts, public events, education, a broad spectrum of digital programming to downtown Augusta. 139 Water Street, Augusta | (207) 248-6382



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Gaslight Theater is the oldest continuously operating community theater in Maine. Founded in 1937 as the Augusta Players, the theater makes their home in Hallowell City Hall, where they have been performing since the late 1970s. The theater seeks to provide a welcoming venue for artistic expression, education in the theatrical arts, and community engagement. Their regular schedule is four shows a year, usually in late winter, early summer, late summer, and the fall. All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matiness are at 2:00 p.m. 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell | (207) 626-3698

Edwin Arlington Robinson, one of the most prolific major American poets of the twentieth century and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, called the city of Gardiner home. On the selfguided tour, you will become acquainted with people and places that influenced the life of the American poet. Many of the sites on the tour have changed little from the time when Edwin Arlington Robinson walked the streets of his neighborhood. For more information on the tour, please visit or visit the KV Chamber’s office for a tour brochure. FIRST AMENDMENT MUSEUM


The mission of the First Amendment Museum is to inspire all Americans to live and love their First Amendment freedoms. The museum will promote the practice and understanding of the First Amendment to the US Constitution by developing a landmark museum with innovative exhibits and engaging programming. The First Amendment Museum is being built at the historic home of legendary publisher and First Amendment champion Guy P. Gannett in Augusta, Maine. Full Restoration of the Gannett House and expansion of the museum to begin in 2020. 184 State Street, Augusta | (207) 557-2290

Founded in 1963, the Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 organization that supports the artistic development of its member artists, both amateur and professional, by providing opportunities for exhibition and other professional development. The Harlow presents several exhibitions throughout the year, with two exhibitions running simultaneously in its multilevel gallery. The Harlow is also home to the Harlow Craft Shop, a curated selection of locally handcrafted items available for purchase. Items include pottery, woodworking, fiber and textiles, personal care, jewelry, books, prints, and more. All artists featured in the shop are primarily from the greater Kennebec Valley area and are 52


members of the Harlow. The Harlow is open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 6:00 p.m. 100 Water Street, Hallowell | (207) 622-3813

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 live professional music, theater and dance performances, theater and art camps for children, and workshops and classes for children and adults. The upper floors of Johnson Hall await restoration as the community is in the process of returning the Hall to its full glory – a 400-seat theater, providing cultural enrichment and boosting the regional economy. 280 Water Street, Gardiner | (207) 582-7144


The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine promotes universal respect for human rights through outreach and education. HHRC uses the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust and other genocides to combat prejudice and discrimination. From the inspiration and legacy of Gerda Hass, Holocaust survivor and author, the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine was established in 1984. HHRC opened to public at its permanent home in the Michael Klarh Center on the University of Maine at Augusta campus in May 2008. Additionally, the Michael Klarh Center – named for Michael Klahr, a Holocaust survivor – hosts rotating exhibits as well as artifacts and information from Maine people who survived or helped to liberate the concentration camps of World War II. In the center, researchers will find a rich archive of reference material. Klahr Center seminars and symposiums focus on the topics of diversity, medical ethics, and the Holocaust. 46 University Drive, Augusta | (207) 621-3530


The Kennebec Performing Arts Company (KPAC) is a non-profit, community music organization featuring three performing groups – a jazz band, a chorus, and a wind ensemble. The name Kennebec Performing Arts Company was chosen to represent the many communities from which its performing members come as well as the variety of musical styles presented. KPAC performances are held throughout the Kennebec Valley. (207) 370-5381 | 53


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Prior to 1879, this park was known as the Augusta Mall and was the mustering point for the Kennebec Valley Civil War troops. Following that war, the westside rotary site was conveyed to the City of Augusta in trust for a Civil War monument. Since that time, war memorials have been added for World War I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the war in Iraq. State and Chandler Streets, Augusta

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 Veterans Memorial Cemeteries are designed with walls of names and offer a somber reminder of those who have served our country. 143 Blue Star Avenue, Augusta & 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta


Museum in the Streets is a seasonal tour of historic places in Augusta and Hallowell with signs installed at the sites in early spring and removed in late fall. In Augusta, three separate but related tours have been installed since 2008. The tours tie together the history of Augusta as a colonial settlement, its role as an industrial hub, and the several sectors that exist today. Additionally, two shorter walks focus on the Canal Street neighborhood and Augusta during the Civil War. Between 10 and 30 panels per week. In 2009, Hallowell opened its tour with a 10-block installation to introduce visitors to its “story of America” which began in the 1620s. The tour discovers the story of science, industry, and intellectual activity so crucial to the development of the river town. The tour is 19 panels. Both tours in Augusta and Hallowell are presented in English and French.


Built in 1765, the Colburn House is a historic house museum and state historic site in Pittston. One of the first houses to be built in the area, it was the home of Reuben Colburn, a patriot and shipbuilder, and is most notable for its use as a staging area for Benedict Arnold’s 1775 Quebec expedition. The house was one of the last outposts for supplies and support for the expedition. The grounds are open from 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily. The house, carriage house, and barn are open by special event only. Arnold Road, Pittston | (207) 624-6080




With a vision for improving the quality of life for residents and visitors, Snow Pond Center for the Arts provides the surrounding communities a center for family recreation, community gatherings, concerts, and events on a 40-acre campus along the shores of Lake Messalonskee. Since 1973, talented young musicians have been coming to the New England Music Camp on the SPCA grounds to experience the splendor of a Maine summer and learn from some of the nation’s top performers, conductors, and educators. Maine’s only performing arts public charter school, Maine Arts Academy, opened in the Fall of 2016 on the SPCA campus. SPCA’s Performance Hall includes a state-of- the-art, acoustically engineered, 750-seat concert hall. SPCA is also home to the Bowl in the Pines amphitheater built in 1937, one of the largest outdoor stages in the nation. 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney | (844) 476-6976

The Theater at Monmouth, aka, The Shakespearean Theater of Maine, is a regional treasure that attracts Mainers and summer visitors from around the world to high quality performances of Shakespeare and others. Since 1970, The Theater at Monmouth has presented professional productions of the world’s greatest plays in rotating repertory in the beautifully restored 100-year-old Cumston Hall. 796 Main Street, Monmouth | (207) 933-9999 OLD FORT WESTERN

Old Fort Western was built in 1754 by the Proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase and is now designated is a National Historic Landmark. It is the Nation’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Located on Cony Street on the banks of the Kennebec River, the Fort complex includes the original main house (barrack and store) and reproduction blockhouses, watchboxes and palisade. The Fort portrays military, settlement, family, work and community themes. Guided tours offer visitors an opportunity to step back into the past. For information on admission and group discounts call (207) 626-2385 or visit 16 Cony Street, Augusta

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Built in 1761, the Pownalborough Court House is the only remaining pre-Revolutionary War courthouse in Maine that is still on its original site. The three-story museum includes historical exhibits and collections, a furnished courtroom, judge’s chambers, bedrooms, kitchen, tavern, and parlor. John Adams once tried a case at the courthouse prior to becoming President. Guided tours are available. Nature trails are also available on the property for great walking, hiking, and picnicking. 23 Court House Road, Dresden | (207) 882-6817

Built in 1827-28, the Union Meeting House is a historic brick meeting house located at 22 Church Road in Readfield. When the building was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, it was called “a handsome late Federal style brick church unusually refined for such a rural context.” Forty years after it was built, artist Charles J. Schumacher was hired to create tompe l’oeil style murals on the walls and ceilings. Visitors can see the meeting house today exactly how it was in 1868. 22 Church Road, Readfield |



Experience Richmond, Maine as it was in the late 1800’s by touring this elegant Victorian shipbuilder’s mansion. The CHJT Southard House was originally a simple home built in circa 1870. In 1888, shipping magnate TJ Southard bought the house, added the Victorian features, and gave it to his son, Charles. Exhibit areas include the Carriage House, with the original granite statue of TJ Southard, and the Victorian house. 75 Main Street, Richmond | (207) 737-8202

At age 11, Vicki Van Meter, a Pennsylvanian, became an “adopted daughter” of Augusta when she piloted her plane solo from Augusta State Airport to San Diego, California, setting a record and becoming an international media star, NASA spokesperson and inspiration to youth. She also flew from Augusta in her cross-Atlantic record flight at age 12 in 1994. After her untimely death in 2008 Vicki’s family erected a statue at the airport to commemorate her love for Augusta and to help inspire others to “follow their dreams.”



licenses have been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license.

Surrounded by more than 30 lakes and 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. 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.

From wide open fields to forested hillsides and sparkling lakes, the landscape of the Kennebec Valley region makes it an excellent place for wildlife. From big game such as moose, deer, and bear to small game birds, grouse, and rabbits, there is great opportunity for hunting in our region. Purchase your fishing or hunting license online by visiting


With miles of wilderness within the reaches of our city centers, there is endless opportunity for camping under the stars with the convenience of grocery and outdoor sporting good stores nearby. Pitch a tent along the shores of a freshwater lake or pond. Rent a cabin in the woods. Pull in your RV to a quintessential Maine campground. Let the calming sound of crickets and peepers soothe you to sleep as you make memories in Maine’s Capital Area.

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Be sure to bring your clubs with you and get a round of golf in at the Kennebec Valley’s stunning golf courses! Practice your swing on a variety of courses. The capital area is home to five public courses – Belgrade Lakes Country Club, Cobbossee Colony Golf, the Meadows Golf Club, Natanis Golf Course, Western View Golf Club – and one private course – the Augusta Country Club.


Whether you are looking to hook a big bass or take home some game for dinner, the Kennebec Valley can provide. Lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers abound in the Kennebec Valley. In 2019, Great Pond in Belgrade was recognized on the “100 Best Bass Lakes” list for the northeastern division in Bassmaster. When winter comes and ice takes over, ice fishing is offers a unique way to enjoy the great outdoors and experience the thrill of a grabbing a catch from below the ice. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offers two free fishing weekends each year, taking place in February and June. On these days, any person (except those whose

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Ice skating is a popular pastime in Maine. Lakes and ponds freeze, creating the perfect surface for an afternoon skate in the crisp winter air. Whether you’re playing in a tournament or just for fun, pond hockey is a classic Maine tradition. Visit the Camden National Bank Ice Arena for indoor skating. With music playing and a fun atmosphere, public skate at the Ice Vault is a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy ice skating together.

The Capital Area also hosts seven outdoor tennis courts. A four-court indoor tennis facility is located at the A-COPI Tennis and Sports Center in Augusta. PÉTANQUE

Pétanque is a low physical impact game with origins in France. The goal of the game is to throw “boules,” metal balls, as close as possible to a smaller ball called a cochonnet, which means “little piglet,” while standing with feet together in a circle. After all boules are thrown, the team that has the boule closest to the cochonette scores as many points as they have boules closer to the cochonette than their opponent’s closest boule. A game is played to 13 points. A pétanque court is located in Mill Park in Augusta, home to the Mill Park Pétanque Club.


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.


Granite City Park


The Capital Area offers a variety of yearround recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. The region is filled with hundreds of thousands of acres of forests, with several hundreds of acres dedicated to conservation and recreation. The region is filled with opportunities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy nature and exercise in the outdoors.

Along the shores of the Kennebec River, Gardiner Waterfront and Boardwalk boasts art installations, scenic overlooks, a public boat launch with trailer parking, a dedicated kayak launch, and a boardwalk for strolling along the river. The park is often the site of community events including the annual Greater Gardiner River Festival, Johnson Hall’s Summer Concert Series, a weekly Classic Car Cruise-In, and riverfront yoga classes.


With 10 miles of single-track trails for mountain biking, walking, and snowshoeing and 5 miles of Nordic ski trails, Bond Brook Recreation Area is an urban wilderness area within the city of Augusta. Pet-friendly. 34 Bond Brook Road, Augusta |


Located in the north end of Hallowell, Granite City Park lies along the banks of the Kennebec River with the last crane found standing in one of the old granite quarries in the city. Hallowell has a storied history as a supplier of granite. A picnic table made of granite is also in the park for visitors to enjoy. A boardwalk lines the shore with colorful Adirondack chairs lining the edges during the warmer months. The park is a popular spot to relax and watch the river flow by.


Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day 9:00 a.m. to sunset, visitors can enjoy picnicking and swimming at the park located on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. The park has a sandy beach along the shores of the freshwater lake. Picnic tables and grills are available for use. Fee charged | 8 State Park Road, Jefferson 59


© Dave Dostie Photography Mount Pisgah



As the centerpiece of a 550-acre wildlife management area maintained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area is located in the towns of Manchester, Hallowell, and Farmingdale. The trails have connecting loops that allows hikers to choose shorter or long walks. Pet-friendly. Jamies Pond Road, Farmingdale | Meadowhill Road, Manchester | 10 Carlson Drive, Manchester

For generations, Mainers have enjoyed hiking and picking blueberries on Mount Pisgah. The former Maine Forest Service fire tower – used from 1949 to 1991 – stands on the forested summit of Mount Pisgah, offering spectacular panoramic views. Mount Washington can be seen to the west and Camden Hills to the east on a clear day. 427 Mt Pisgah Road, Winthrop SWAN ISLAND


At the head of Merrymeeting Bay, Swan Island us a 1,775 acre wildlife management area in the Kennebec River between Richmond and Dresden. With six historic homes from the 1700s located on the island, Swan Island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The island is managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and offers hiking and camping. Reservations are required for both day and overnight camping in the huts. (207) 547-5322 | Corner of Routes 197 and 24

Running along the Kennebec River, the Kennebec River Rail Trail is a 6.5 mile paved scenic trail with access points in Augusta, Hallowell, Farmingdale, and Gardiner. The trail provides opportunities for all-season biking, running, and walking. The trail is also pet-friendly.




Adjacent to the Augusta Civic Center, the Outdoor Fitness Center is a 2.2 mile network of wooded paths with monkey bars and pull up bars along the path to encourage users to exercise their whole body. Pet-friendly. Community Drive, Augusta


Augusta Trails is a nonprofit organization that creates, supports, and promotes public recreation trails in the Augusta area. Their mission is to provide year-round outdoor recreation opportunities to get both adults and children out having fun. Visit to view area trail maps. (207) 626-2305


The former Pine Tree State Arboretum, a 225-acre tract of land where trees, shrubs, and plants are cultivated for educational, recreational and scientific purposes was renamed Viles Arboretum in honor of late Augusta philanthropists William and Elsie Viles. Recreational opportunities include bird watching, picnicking, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. The Arboretum located at Hospital Street and Piggery Road includes six- miles of trails, which offer a fine view of the Kennebec Valley, with a visitors’ center open to the public. 153 Hospital Street, Augusta | (207) 626-7989


The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to conserve landscapes and has developed many miles of trails on KLT land. KLT also has two historic cabins available for rent at the Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary in West Gardiner. Visit their website to view their trail maps. | (207) 377-2848



Maine Trail Finder connects you with information on trails from near to far. Visit to find all the trails available in the Kennebec Valley region, their difficulty, and directions to the trailheads and parking.

Also known locally as Hobbitland, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead is a non-profit nature preserve and non-traditional house museum that seeks to connect people to place through nature, history, and the arts. Located in Hallowell, the trails of Vaughan Woods are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk which can be accessed by trailheads located at the corner of Litchfield Road and Middle Street in Hallowell or behind Hall-Dale High School tennis courts at 97 Maple Street in Farmingdale. The Homestead is open to the public on the occasion of programs and events. Office hours for business purposes are M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | (207) 622-9831



© Chris Goldberg Windsor Fair



Maine is filled with skilled craftsmen and artisans, and the Kennebec Valley is proud to have some call the region home. Each year, craft fairs are held throughout the region with an array of gifts, pottery, fibers and textiles, jewelry, and more.

The Capital Area is home to four of Maine’s agricultural fairs: Litchfield Fair, Monmouth Fair, Pittston Fair, and Windsor Fair. The Litchfield Fair is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Labor Day. It is estimated that on average approximately 17,000 people attend each year. The Monmouth Fair will be held June 18-21, 2020. The family-friendly event includes contests, performances, rides, and displays. The Pittston Fair, “Maine’s Friendliest Fair,” will be held July 23-26, 2020, and it is celebrating almost 70 years of serving up fun, food, entertainment, and agricultural competition. The Windsor Fair is Maine’s second largest agricultural fair with more than 50 acres of amusement. It will be held from August 30 to September 7, 2020.

Maine Crafts Association (207) 205-0791 Maine Made 59 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0059 (207) 624-7489 United Maine Craftsmen 16 Old Winthrop Road Manchester, Maine 04351 (207) 621-2818


Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs PO Box 786 Augusta, Maine 04332

Each community in the region offers its own unique downtown shopping experience. Visit the varied selection of stores owned by our very own community members. Find a treasure trove of antique pieces, stay warm with a handmade hat, or bite into a scrumptious treat made with local products.

Maine Department of Agriculture State House Station 28 Augusta, Maine 04333-0028 (207) 287-3871

The capital area is also home to several shopping centers with an extraordinary retailer mix with likes of Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, and more.


From small, locally owned stores to national retail stores, the Kennebec Valley has it all. Your shopping experience will include visiting several shopping centers, mini-malls and traditional Main Street settings of the downtown business districts.

Whatever your shopping pleasure, you are sure to discover it in the Capital Area.

Harlow Craft Shop


© Nick Avery Vaughan Woods, Hallowell

© Nick Avery Ladies Delight, Cobbosseecontee Lake


NEWCOMER INFORMATION AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION/ LICENSES Mailing address: Secretary of State, Motor Vehicle Division, State House Station 29, Augusta, Maine 04333-0029. Physical Address: 19 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine. Phone: (207) 624-9000.

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 Purdue University Global campus offering a variety of programs with nearly constant enrollment. Other area colleges include Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield), Thomas College and Colby College (Waterville).

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.

Public School Superintendent’s Offices: Augusta (207) 626-2468 Chelsea /Whitefield/Windsor (RSU 12) (207) 549-3261 Dresden/Farmingdale/Hallowell/Monmouth/ Richmond (RSU 2) (207) 622-6351

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. Social organizations located in the Kennebec Valley include the Augusta Elks Lodge #964, the Augusta Kiwanis Club, Le Club Calumet, the Manchester Lions Club, and the Rotary Club of Augusta. For a complete list of clubs and organizations, please contact the Chamber.

Gardiner/Pittston/Randolph/West Gardiner (MSAD 11) (207) 582-5346 Manchester/Mt. Vernon/Readfield/Wayne (Maranacook Area Schools/RSU 38) (207) 685-3336 Fayette/Winthrop (207) 377-2296

EDUCATION 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.

Private and Parochial Schools: Dirigere Christian Academy (1-12) (207) 622-1721 Kents Hill School (College Preparatory School 9-12) (207) 685-4914 St. Michael’s School (K-8) (207) 623-3491 Stepping Stones Montessori School (Pre K-8) (207) 626-5550 65

NEWCOMER INFORMATION Colleges/Universities: Purdue University Global (207) 213-2500

MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health (207) 626-1000 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, Maine

University of Maine at Augusta (207) 621-3000

Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (207) 621-6100 361 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta, Maine

Colby College* (207) 872-3000

VA Maine Healthcare System (207) 623-8411 Togus, Maine

Kennebec Valley Community College* (207) 453-5000

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 2018 was $167,700 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 senior and assisted-living homes are also available. Please see our on-line membership directory for a full listing of real estate agencies and professionals.

Thomas College* (207) 859-1101 * These schools are in the Waterville area Vocational School: Capital Area Technical Center (207) 626-2475 HOSPITALS Alzheimer’s Care Center (207) 626-1770 152 Dresden Ave., Gardiner, Maine Riverview Psychiatric Center (207) 624-3900 Hospital St., Augusta, Maine






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LIBRARIES Augusta: Lithgow Public Library (207) 626-2415

Dresden: Bridge Academy Public Library (207) 737-8810 Gardiner: Gardiner Public Library (207) 582-3312

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.

Hallowell: Hubbard Free Library (207) 622-6582

Library: (207) 287-5600 Archives: (207) 287-5790

Richmond: Richmond Public Library (207) 737-2770

University of Maine at Augusta, Katz Library (207) 621-3356

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 provides cable television, phone and internet services to the Capital Area. Network service is available via stations WCSH-TV, WGME-TV, WMTW-TV, and WABI-TV located in Bangor, Lewiston/ Auburn, and Portland. 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. 67

NEWCOMER INFORMATION 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.

AAA Travel Service – 800-222-3395 AAA Roadside Assistance – 800-222-4357 Amtrak Downeaster – 800-872-7245 Cape Air – 800-227-3247 Concord Coach Lines – 1-800-639-3317 Kennebec Explorer – (207) 622-4761 UTILITIES Augusta Natural Gas, Maine Natural Gas, and Summit Natural Gas of Maine all deliver natural gas to industrial, commercial, and residential customers in the capital area. Central Maine Power Company provides the area with electric service. Consolidated Communications is the 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 provides the region with cable television, high speed internet, and digital phone service. Redzone Wireless offers high speed broadband internet to Augusta and Manchester. 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.

TRANSPORTATION The Kennebec Valley region is conveniently located within an hour’s drive away from Maine’s two largest cities, Portland and Bangor. Additionally, Boston is less than a three-hour drive. Interstate 95, the backbone of highway transportation in Maine, makes its way through the region allowing for easy, quick access to the rest of Maine and beyond. In addition, many other major highways converge in the Capital helping to make it a true center of commerce and travel. Public transportation in the capital area is provided by several taxi companies in the area along with the Kennebec Explorer which provides local public bus transportation. Concord Coach Lines Bus Company operates a major transportation hub in Augusta providing direct transport to Boston and New York City. 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.


WELCOMING/GREETING SERVICE If you are new to the Kennebec Valley and would like information on the area, please visit the Kennebec Valley Chamber’s office for more information. Welcome Wagon, founded in 1928, welcomes you to your new home by providing you with the information of the many local businesses and services that will benefit you as you settle into your new home and community. Visit to connect with local businesses and enjoy great deals! WEATHER IN THE KENNEBEC VALLEY The weather of the area is in four distinct seasons, but without the severe snowfalls and color of the northern regions. Since Augusta is at the head of tide of 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. Mid-summer 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.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES In case of emergency, dial 911 2-1-1 Maine – Dial 221 to get connected to statewide services and programs POLICE DEPARTMENTS Maine State Police (Augusta Office)........................................... .(207) 624-7076 Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.............................................. .(207) 623-3614 Augusta Police Department ....................................................... .(207) 626-2370 Anonymous Tip Line ................................................................. .(207) 620-8009 Gardiner Police Department ..................................................... .(207) 582-5150 . to report an incident ..................................................................(207) 624-7076 or (207) 582-3211 Hallowell Police Department ..................................................... .(207) 623-3131 Hallowell Animal Control ......................................................... .(207) 446-2443 Monmouth Police Department .................................................. .(207) 933-9089 Richmond Police Department ................................................... .(207) 737-5611 Winthrop Police Department .................................................... .(207) 377-7226 FIRE DEPARTMENTS Augusta Fire Department .......................................................... .(207) 626-2421 Belgrade Fire Department ......................................................... .(207) 495-7739 Chelsea Fire Department ........................................................... .(207) 623-7648 Dresden Fire Department .......................................................... .(207) 737-7151 Fayette Fire Department ............................................................ .(207) 685-9048 Gardiner Fire Department ........................................................ .(207) 582-4535 Hallowell Fire Department ........................................................ .(207) 623-2860 Jefferson Fire Department ......................................................... .(207) 549-5394 70

Manchester Fire Department .................................................... .(207) 622-5402 Monmouth Fire Department ..................................................... .(207) 377-7226 Mount Vernon Fire Department ............................................... .(207) 293-2114 Pittston Fire Department............................................................ .(207) 582-8737 Randolph Fire Department ....................................................... .(207) 582-9844 Readfield Fire Department ........................................................ .(207) 685-4401 Richmond Fire Department ...................................................... .(207) 737-4305 EXT. 304 Somerville Fire Department ...................................................... .(207) 549-7980 Wayne Fire Department ............................................................ .(207) 685-4600 West Gardiner Fire Department ............................................... .(207) 724-3256 Whitefield Fire Department ....................................................... .(207) 549-7945 Windsor Fire Department .......................................................... .(207) 445-2611 Winthrop Fire Department ....................................................... .(207) 377-7223 State Fire Marshall’s Office ....................................................... .(207) 626-3870 OTHER EMERGENCY CONTACTS Delta Ambulance (Augusta Area) .............................................. .(207) 623-4900 Poison Control ............................................................................ . 1-800-222-1222 The Maine Crisis Hotline .......................................................... . 1-888-568-1112 Child Abuse ................................................................................ . 1-800-452-1999 Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse .................................................. . 1-800-624-8404 NAMI Maine Helpline .............................................................. . 1-800-464-5767 Domestic Violence Helpline ...................................................... . 1-866-834-4357 Sexual Assault Helpline ............................................................. . 1-800-871-7741


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Accountants Austin Associates, P.A. 2 Great Falls Plaza, 5th Floor Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 783-9111 Gibson LeClair, LLC 150 Capitol Street, Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8401 Karen Johnson CPA, LLC 151 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207)621-1220 One River CPAs 46 First Park Drive Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 873-1603 Wipfli, LLP 1 Market Square Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4766

Airlines & Aviation Augusta State Airport 75 Airport Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2306 Cape Air 75 Airport Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207)629-9400 Maine Instrument Flight 215 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1211

Associations and Interest Groups American Lung Association in Maine 122 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6394 Augusta Downtown Alliance 295 Water Street, Suite 102 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 458-8757 Augusta Elks Lodge #964 397 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3367 Augusta Housing Authority 33 Union Street, Ste. 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2357 Augusta Kiwanis Club PO Box 966 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 215-3577

Family Violence Project 83 Western Avenue, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8637 Gardiner Main Street 149 Water Street, 3rd Floor Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-3100 Hallowell Area Board of Trade 1 Winthrop Street Hallowell, ME 04347 207-623-4021 Hunting Works for Maine 333 S 7th St, Suite 2250 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (614) 531-4426 Kennebec Networkers 9 Drew Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 446-0943

BNI - Capital Area Referral Source 16 Country Club Road Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 620-4015

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program 97 Water Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 859-1500

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley 14 Pray Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-8458

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments 17 Main Street Fairfield, ME 04937 (207) 453-4258x12

Capital Area Housing Association 83 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4312

Kennebec Valley Human Resource Association PO Box 1445 Waterville, ME 04903 (207) 634-1025


Kennebec Valley Tourism Council PO Box 5242 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-4883

Maine Motor Transport Association 142 Whitten Rd Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4128

Rotary Club of Augusta PO Box 118 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 441-5722

Le Club Calumet, Inc. 334 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-9874

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 207 Crosby Brook Road Unity, ME 04988 (207) 568-4142

Salvation Army 36 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3752

Maine & Co. 120 Exchange Street Portland, ME 04101 (207) 871-0234 Maine Association of Broadcasters 69 Sewall Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3870

Maine Principals’ Association 50 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0217 Maine State Chamber Of Commerce 128 State Street Suite 101 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4568

Maine Better Transportation Association 146 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0526

Maine Tourism Association 327 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04330 (207) 623-0363

Maine Dental Association PO Box 215 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-7900

Manchester Lions Club PO Box 1 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-9508

Maine Development Foundation 295 Water Street, Suite 5 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6345

Manufacturers Association of Maine 101 McAlister Farm Road Portland, ME 04103 (207) 854-2153

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3230

Retail Association of Maine 45 Melville Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1149


SCORE 68 Sewall Street, Room 512 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-8509 Spectrum Generations 1 Weston Court Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9212 Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine 205 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4589 United Way of Kennebec Valley 121 Commercial Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3400 Vision Hallowell 1 Winthrop Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 623-4021 Waterville CREATES! 93 Main Street, Suite 201 Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 616-0292

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Attorneys & Legal Services Bernstein Shur, Counselors at Law 146 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1596 Cloutier Carrillo 72 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 430-8010 Doyle & Nelson 150 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6124 Eaton Peabody Consulting Group 77 Sewall Street, Suite 3000 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3747 Ellis Law 227 Water Street, Suite 222 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 530-9026 Kozak & Gayer, P.A. 157 Capitol Street, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-4390 Lake & Denison, LLC 258 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-6953 Levey, Wagley, Putman & Eccher, P.A. 161 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-6966

Lipman & Katz, Attorneys at Law 5 Community Drive, Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3711

Automotive Repair Babe’s Garage 22 Frawley Street Winslow, ME 04901 (207)872-9429

Maeghan Maloney District Attorney 95 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1156

Caron’s Collision Repair Center 258 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4191

McKee Law 133 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-8294 Stevens & Day, LLP 82 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 430-3288

Central Maine RV Rescue (207) 624-1864 Corvette Repairs of Maine 6 Waymouth Way Monmouth, ME 04259 (207)333-7955

Verrill & Dana, LLP 45 Memorial Circle Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3889

Cusicks Auto Repair and Service LLC 669 Maine Ave Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207)629-5565 CusicksAutoRepairService

Automotive Car Wash Fast Eddies 208 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6821

Line-X of Augusta 509 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 582-0282

Automotive Parts and Services A&D Services Inc. 119 Main Street Richmond, ME 04357 (207) 737-8572 Sullivan Tire 300 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1171


Moody’s Collision 38 Powhatten Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-0404

Automotive Sales and Repair Capitol Car Care 207 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1117

Charlie’s Honda 448 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207)622-4776

Quirk Ford 7 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-5851

Minuteman Signs Inc. 297 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 512-8617

Charlie’s Motor Mall 465 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-7327

The Wolfington Group 47 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207)622-1706

Neokraft Signs, Inc. 647 Pleasant Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 782-9654

Charlie’s Toyota 451 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207)622-4748 Columbia Classic Cars 1235 U.S. Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-2076 Darling’s Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai 439 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3846 LEE Credit Express 426 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9943 O’Connor Auto Park 199 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3191 O’Connor Volkswagen 188 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6336

Boat Sales/Marine Services Belgrade Lakes Marine & Storage 366 Augusta Road Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 495-2378 Clark Marine 57 Puddledock Road Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-7011

Business Center Winthrop Commerce Center, LLC 149 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-2277

Business Services Allen’s Transfer & Storage 360 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-3875 Business Communications of Maine 675 Western Avenue, Suite 1 Manchester, ME 04351 (800) 939-0439


Paychex 126 Merrow Road Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 576-3364 Staples 14 Crossing Way, Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 629-9314 Union Office Interiors 635 Eastern Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207)622-6252

Childcare Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley 14 Pray Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-8458 Kennebec Valley Y.M.C.A. 31 Union Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9622

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Room to Bloom Early Learning and Childcare 18 Hope Drive Suite 2 Hallowell, ME 04347 (207)558-8768

Cleaning Services Bouchard Cleaning & Restoration Inc. 29 Carey Drive Hampden, ME 04444 800-479-6676

Computer Support & Software Services A Partner in Technology 105 Dresden Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-0888 A2Z Computing Services, Inc. 24 Center Street Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 465-8312 Beneficial Technologies PO Box 355 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 215-9743 Burgess Technology Services 6 Oak Grove Avenue Bath, ME 04530 (207) 443-9554 Gold Bridge Partners, Inc. 5 Winada Drive Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 623-8200

Maine Technology Group 120 Augusta Road Winslow, ME 04901 (207) 692-0955

Construction Services Augusta Tool Rental 103 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4259 B H Builders, Inc. 153 Smith Road Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 623-2093 Blane Casey Building Contractor, Inc. 757 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5600 Canty Construction 189 Indiana Road West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-1687 Central Maine Drywall, Inc. 1036 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-5994 Fowler’s Roofing & Construction 672 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 (207) 582-1917 G & E Roofing Co., Inc. 669 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9503


Gagne and Son 28 Old Route 27 Road Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 495-3313 Gagnon Home Improvements 135 Foye Road Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 621-0000 Ganneston Construction Corp. 3025 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-8505 Grandview Builders Inc 72 Burtons Lane Winthrop, me 04364 (207) 441-1538 Hammond Lumber Co. 2 Hammond Drive Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 495-3303 J.F. Scott Construction 20 Royal Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-8699 Knowles Lumber Co. 1015 US Route 202 North Monmouth, ME 04265 (207) 933-4311 Knowles Mechanical, Inc. 1097 US Route 3 South China, ME 04358 (207) 445-4092

Lajoie Brothers, Inc. 3029 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1764

Oakes & Parkhurst Glass 140 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3448

Lapointe Lumber Co., Inc. 2385 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5025

Peachey Builders 105 Old Winthrop Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-7531

Malloy Construction, Inc. 1087 High Street West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-3213

Portland Glass 372 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3836

Mastway Development LLC 2 Beech Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 441-1538

Quirion Construction 712 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-2785

McFarland Electric Inc. 187 Spring Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-7964

Reay Excavation & Trucking 555 Main Street Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-9953

Shop From Home Flooring 133 Mt. Vernon Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3100

Consultants Black Diamond Consultants, Inc. 312 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-0056 Fuller Ink 287 Case Road Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 446-6362 JPMA - Staff Development Solutions LLC PO Box 5260 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 621-8600

Rolfe’s Well Drilling 488 Northern Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 622-4018

Maine Matters Research and Consulting 16 Chapel Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 314-4692

MJB Tile and Contracting 44 Blaisdell Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 650-1565

S.J. Wood Construction Co. 70 Route 133 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-8543

PGT Public Affairs 313 Winthrop Road Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 242-0750

Mo Dube Septic Inspection & Repair PO Box 184 China, ME 04358 (207) 313-0250

Sargent Corporation PO Box 435 Stillwater, ME 04489 (207) 827-4435

N.C. Hunt Lumber 200 South Clary Road Jefferson, ME 04348 (207) 549-0922

Sherwin-Williams 68 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6818

Mid Maine Generator 1388 Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-3066


Re:Solutions Advocacy Services, LLC Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 441-4942 V1 Media and Consulting PO Box 203 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 313-0959

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Vaillancourt Corporate Training LLC 55 Stonybrook Road Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 (207) 712-8897

Custom Apparel D R Designs, Inc. 980 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-3303 W.S Emerson Company 15 Acme Rd Brewer, ME 04412 (207)989-3410

Dance Studios Dance Unlimited, LLC 145 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-0821 Kennebec Dance Centre 725 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 660-5168

Dentists & Orthodontists Augusta Orthodontics, P.A. 132 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3550 Bryant Dental Care 59 Davenport Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-1111

Capitol Dental Care 278 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9215

Hershey’s Ice Cream 987 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3539

Evergreen Dental 281 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0861

Macomber Transportation & Warehousing 181 Lewiston Road W. Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-6322

Facial & Oral Surgery Associates 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5814

N.R.F. Distributors, Inc. 485 Old Belgrade Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4744

Gagnon Dental 14 Merrill Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 626-3091

Oakhurst Dairy 364 Forest Ave Portland, ME 04101 (800) 482-0718

Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry 6 East Chestnut Street, Suite 420 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3400

PERFORMANCE Foodservice NorthCenter 20 Dalton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8451X301

Distributors Coca Cola 316 Western Ave South Portland, ME 04106 (800) 310-1035

Pine State Beverage 100 Enterprise Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 622-3741

Dennis Paper & Food Service 101 Mecaw Road Hampden, ME 04444 (207) 356-3800 Everett J. Prescott, Inc. 32 Prescott Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-1851


Valley Distributors 534 Belgrade Road Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 465-2121

Dry Cleaners Grondin’s Certified Cleaners 7 Chapel Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-9863

Education Augusta Adult Education 33 Union Street Augusta , ME 04330 (207)626-2470 Capital Area Technical Center 40 Pierce Drive, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2475 Jobs for Maine’s Graduates 65 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-7180 X209 Kennebec Valley Community College 92 Western Avenue Fairfield, ME 04937 (207) 453-5129 Kents Hill School 1614 Main Street Kents Hill, ME 04349 (207) 685-4914 Maranacook Schools 45 Millard Harrison Drive Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-3336 New England Music Camp 8 Goldenrod Lane Sidney, ME 04330 (207) 465-3025 Purdue University Global 14 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-2500

Thomas College 180 West River Road Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 859-1318

Manpower 49 Community Drive Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1535

University of Maine at Augusta 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-3000

Tri-State Staffing, Inc. 225 Western Avenue, Unit 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0470

Employment Services Augusta CareerCenter 45 Commerce Drive Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 624-5120

Engineers/Surveyors E.S. Coffin Engineering & Surveying, LLC 432 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-9475

BONNEY Staffing Center 12 Shuman Avenue, Unit 9A Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-1100

Kleinfelder 16 Commerce Drive, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-0648

Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc. 2386 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-7823

Riley Engineering 8 Church Road Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-4333

Fedcap 442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 295-5522

Thayer Engineering Co., Inc. 17 Hasson Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 582-7762

Maine Job Trust PO Box 334 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 620-4190

TRC Companies, Inc. 249 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-7080

Maine Staffing Group 219 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5352


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Event Services AAA Portable Toilets 24 Quaker Hill Road Albion, ME 04910 (207) 437-9345 Are You Ready To Party?? 4 Sanger Avenue Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-4944 Augusta Armory - State of Maine Military Bureau 179 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 623-3755 Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2405 Augusta Country Club 19 Hammonds Grove Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-3021

Lilac Mixology & Catering 104 Front Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 217-9879

Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5804

Lisa’s White Flour Catering 205 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-8755

Sugarloaf Resort and Conference Center 5092 Access Road Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 (207) 237-6819

Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center 11 Inn Road Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-2708

The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate 155 Old Kents Hill Road Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-1119

Markham Tent Rentals 45 Primrose Lane West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 724-3163

The Elm 21 College Avenue Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-5101

Monmouth Audio, LLC PO Box 33 North Monmouth, ME 04265 (207) 576-0372

Drive Maine 105 Costello Road Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 860-9019

Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center 67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME 04849 (207) 789-2000

Governor Hill Mansion 136 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 629-4052

Samoset Resort 220 Warrenton Street Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 594-2511

Headlight Audio Visual, Inc. 74 Evergreen Drive Portland, ME 04103 (207) 775-1671

Sandy River Outdoor Weddings and Events 1005 New Sharon Road Starks , ME 04911 (207)504-0138 sandyriveroutdoorweddingsandevents. com


Eyecare Services Atlee Gleaton Eye Care 227 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3185 Eyemart Express 254 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 307-2780 Smart Eye Care 255 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5800

Financial Advisors Choice Wealth Advisors 325D Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-0996 Cribstone Capital Management 7 North Chestnut Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9009 Edward Jones - Blaine J Guido 11 Violette Way, Suite 1 Manchester, ME 04351 (207)377-1111 Edward Jones - Julie Barter Lucas 179 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 5 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0991 Edward Jones - Vaunalee Foster 1 Beech Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-0991 Edward Jones- Dave Farago 378 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 480-1316 FAME 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3263 Golden Pond Wealth Management Inc. 129 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-2200

Gosline Retirement Planning 10 Old Brunswick Road Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 622-4494

Camden National Bank PO Box 310 Camden, ME 04843 (207) 230-2164

J.M. Arbour Wealth Management 77 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 431-3376

Capital Area Federal Credit Union 2010 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3442

Kennebec Wealth Management 150 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 660-4100

Connected Credit Union 85 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3857

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. 286 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-2626

cPort Credit Union 399 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1001

Sarah J. Dunckel & Associates 168 Capitol Street, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6007

Gardiner Federal Credit Union 420 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-2676

UBS Financial Services Group Monument Square Financial Advisors Group 1 City Center, 7th Floor Portland, ME 04101 (207) 791-5117

Kennebec Savings Bank 150 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5801

Financial Institutions Bangor Savings Bank 5 Senator Way Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-9300 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 368 Route 3 S. China, ME 04358 (207) 445-4865


KeyBank, N.A. 286 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-5604 KV Federal Credit Union 316 West River Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-5171

GREETINGS DIRECTORY MEMBERSHIP Maine Municipal Bond Bank 127 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9386 Maine State Credit Union 200 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1851 New Dimensions FCU 72 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 430-0779 Northeast Bank, FSB 235 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-0603 Skowhegan Savings Bank 450 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 474-9511 TD Bank 101 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1790 Winthrop Area Federal Credit Union 94 Highland Drive Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-2124

Fitness & Health Downtown Yoga & Healing Arts 283 Water Street Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 861-1508 Kennebec Valley Y.M.C.A. 31 Union Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9622 Maine Isshinryu Karate Academies 954 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-7373 Sobo-Tech Fitness Inc. 2786 West River Road Sidney, ME 04330 (207) 547-6002

Florists & Garden Centers Hopkins Flowers and Gifts 954 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-5844 Longfellow’s Greenhouses 81 Puddledock Road Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-5965

Fuel Delivery AmeriGas Propane 45 Riverside St Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 786-0671


Augusta Fuel Company 4 Northern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3851 Augusta Natural Gas PO Box 5281 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 724-8034 Dead River Company 21 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-6301 Downeast Energy 283 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-7521 Fielding’s Oil and Propane Co. 420 US Route 1 Scarborough, ME 04070 (207) 623-3322 J & S Oil Co., Inc. P.O. Box 8 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-1609 Maine Natural Gas Corporation 9 Industrial Parkway Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 729-0420 Maritime Energy 234 Park Street Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 594-4487

Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. 442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-8000

Funeral Services Funeral Alternatives 198 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-8100 Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Homes and Cremation Service 1 Church Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8722 Plummer Funeral Home 16 Pleasant Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9311 Staples Funeral Service 53 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-3102

Government City of Augusta 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2300 City of Gardiner 6 Church Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-4200

City of Hallowell 1 Winthrop Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 623-4021 Maine Department of Economic & Community Development 59 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 624-9819 Maine Information Network 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 10 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-2600 Maine Turnpike Authority 2360 Congress Street Portland, ME 04102 (207) 871-7714 Serra Public Affairs 227 Water Street Suite 208 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 458-0148 Town of Winthrop 17 Highland Avenue Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-7200 U.S. Small Business Administration 68 Sewall Street, Room 512 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-8555

Government Affairs Augusta Armory - State of Maine Military Bureau 179 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 430-2105 Capitol Insights 45 Melville Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3800 Courtney Policy Group 1298 Main Street Sanford, ME 04073 (207) 651-1947 Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 (207) 430-6035 Mitchell Tardy Government Affairs 104 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1365 Walton External Affairs PO Box 5053 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 557-3049

Grocery Emery’s Meat & Produce 35 Bridge Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 621-6328 Farmer Kev’s Organic, LLC 29 Long Meadow Drive West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 613-8713



Goggin’s IGA 268 Water Street Randolph, ME 04346 (207) 582-3453 Gowells Shop N Save Inc. 511 Richmond Road Litchfield, ME 04350 (207) 268-4000 Harvest Time Natural Foods 171 Capitol Street, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8700 Uncorked Wine and Cheese 145 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 512-8277

Hair Care/Salons/ Spas/Skincare Aveda Institute Maine 43 Bridge Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-9941

Zardus Art of Massage 1 Lincoln Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 446-7470

Healthcare Services Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice 15 Stawberry Ave Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 777-7740 Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation 188 Eastern Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3121 C.A.R.E.S., Inc. 134 Main Street #2C Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-7056 Capitol Clubhouse 37 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3455

Green with Envy Salon 312 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207)6236209

Care & Comfort 180 Main Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 872-5300

Maine Laser Skin Care and Medi Spa 12 Shuman Avenue, Suite #7 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 873-2158

Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc. 10 Caldwell Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3448

Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5804

Delta Ambulance 10 Cony Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4900


First MRI PO Box 1188 Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 945-4680 Gallant Therapy Services 12 Shuman Avenue, Suite 16 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3900 Gardiner Family Chiropractic 90 Main Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-2222 Gateway Retirement Solutions 6 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 204 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 221-6229 Granite Hill Estates 60 Balsam Drive Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 626-7786 Groups Recover Together 24 Stone Street, Suite 101 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 613-0983 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care One Market Street, 3rd Floor Portland, ME 04101 (207) 756-6304 Home Care for Maine 347 Maine Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 582-8001

Kennebec Behavioral Health 66 Stone Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3455

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center 134 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-1010

CBU Benefits, LLC 77 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 620-7595

Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care 43 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (888) 463-8083

Southiere Chiropractic Associates 46 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0131

Cornerstone Insurance Agency, Inc. 54 North Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 872-6529

Kennebec Physical Therapy 14 Second Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 582-9898

The Gardiner Center for Stress Management 103 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 242-6271

Cross Insurance 116 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4791

MaineGeneral Community Care 35 Medical Center Parkway, 3rd Level Augusta, ME 04330 (800) 427-1127 MaineGeneral Health 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-1000 Motivational Services Inc. 71 Hospital Street, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3465 Nadeau Chiropractic 3 Health Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-0720 Riverview Psychiatric Center 250 Arsenal Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 624-4600

Wellness Connection of Maine 31 Maine Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 242-1422 Woodlands Senior Living 152 Winthrop Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 623-3396

Insurance All State Insurance 303 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-0001 Brennan Partners, Inc. 168 B Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 395-5247


Dennis Keller State Farm Insurance 38 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3344 Erickson Bonding & Insurance Associates, Inc. 114 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-7108 Foster Insurance Agency 20 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4646 GHM Insurance Agency 51 Main Street Waterville, ME 04903 (207) 873-5101 Gosline Insurance Group 10 Old Brunswick Road Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-4121

GREETINGS DIRECTORY MEMBERSHIP HUB International New England LLC 168A Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (800)777-5244

Quirion Insurance Agency 114 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6784

Kristie Rowell Insurance Agency 164 Water Street Hallowell , ME 04347 (207) 622-8921 php

Readfield Insurance Agency, LLC 962 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 620-7276

Liberty Mutual Company 45 Memorial Circle, Suite 100 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0518 Macomber, Farr & Whitten 1 Market Square Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4575 Matt Maloney State Farm Insurance 37 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4414 matthew-maloney New York Life 1 West Hill Road Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 751-9389

Richmond Insurance Agency 25 Front Street Richmond, ME 04357 (207) 737-4321 The Kyes Agency 171 Main Street Farmington, ME 04938 (800) 287-5557 United Insurance 2351 North Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-3600 Wayne Ladner Maine Insurance 9 Shelter Drive Richmond, ME 04357 (207) 737-4995

NFP Property & Casualty Insurance 185 Webster Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 249-4218

Landscaping D.R. Struck Landscape Nursery 2215 US Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 395-4112

Pinkham Insurance Agency 8 Almar Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 626-5810

Vannah Yard Care 1658 North Belfast Avenue Vassalboro, ME 04989 (207) 445-5659


Lodging in Kennebec Valley Axell’s Scandinavian Inn 803 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-4583 Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn 110 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4751 Comfort Inn - Civic Center 281 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1000 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 14 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-2200 Fairway Motor Lodge 803 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-3902 Hampton Inn 388 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4077 Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta 377 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (603) 373-1122 Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center 11 Inn Road Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-2708

Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel 65 Whitten Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3776 Senator Inn & Spa 284 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5804 Super 8 Motel 395 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2888

Additional Lodging Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center 67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME 04849 (207) 789-2000 Samoset Resort 220 Warrenton Street Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 594-2511

Manufacturers & Processing Alternative Manufacturing Inc. 30 B Summer Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-9377 Cives Steel Co. 103 Lipman Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6141

J/R Metal Frames 287 Oakland Road Belgrade, ME 04917 (207) 465-9066

Marshall Communications, Inc. 151 Capitol Street, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-4177

Kennebec Technologies, Inc. 150 Churchill Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-0188

Premier Marketing Group 747 Western Avenue, Suite 2 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-6767

Kenway Composites 681 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6229

RFB Advertising LLC 8 N. Main St., Ste. 301 Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 713-7533

Marketing and Design Bourdon & Company 121 Holman Day Road Vassalboro, ME 04989 (207) 446-8987 communicado! PO Box 336 Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 485-1458 DG Communication Arts 61 Woodridge Drive Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 441- 6438 Fieldstone Media 50 Dry Point Drive Rome, ME 04963 (207) 649-8990 Hero Media Arts 134 Main Street, Third Floor Winthrop, ME 04284 (207) 480-3486


Target Marketing Maine 120 Tillson Avenue, Suite 205 Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 596-6203 The Advertising Specialists of Maine Inc. 80 Banair Road Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-6022 Welcome Wagon PO Box 6458 Portland, ME 04102 (207) 773-9063

Museums/Arts & Culture Art Party Maine 4024 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 213-0159 Augusta Colonial Theatre, Inc. 137 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 660-4100

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Augusta Symphony Orchestra PO Box 5694 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 593-6968

Penny Prints 87 Mills Road Whitefield, ME 04353 (978) 810-7343

Children’s Discovery Museum 171 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-2209

The Harlow 100 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-3813

First Amendment Museum 184 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 557-2290

Theater At Monmouth 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME 04259 (207) 933-2952

Helene Farrar Art 903 Western Ave Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 485-5691 Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-3530 Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center 280 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-7144 Kennebec Performing Arts Co. PO Box 481 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 370-5381 Maine State Museum 230 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 287-2301

Non-Profit AARP Maine 53 Baxter Boulevard, Suite 202 Portland, ME 04101 (207) 776-6312 American Red Cross 16 Community Way Topsham, ME 04086 (207) 999-1000 Augusta Food Bank 161 Mount Vernon Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-5225 Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope PO Box 5661 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 798-9280 Bread of Life Ministries 157 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3434


Children’s Center: Early Intervention and Family Support 1 Alden Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3497 Free ME From Lung Cancer 176 Leavitt Road Augusta , ME 04330 (207) 622-6155 Friends of Lithgow Library, Inc. PO Box 2456 Augusta, ME 04338 -2456 Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 2518 US Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04343 (207) 395-5239 Housing Initiatives of New England 36 Union Wharf, Suite4 Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-8812 Kennebec Valley Organization 227 Water Street, Suite 220 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 557-4234 Maine Children’s Trust 56 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-5120 Maine Forest Products Council 535 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9288

Maine Technology Users Group PO Box 8549 Portland, ME 04104 (207) 370-5327

Transco Business Technologies 34 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6251

Maine Veteran’s Homes 460 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207)430-4484

Pest Control Bug Busterzzz Pest Control 363 Pleasant View Ridge Rd China, ME 04358 (207) 649-1596

NAMI Maine 52 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207)622-5767 Storm Warriors International 89 Elm Street, Suite 202 Camden, ME 04843 (207) 230-8203 Teen Challenge Maine 11 Hudson Lane Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 510-1013 The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers 93 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-4253

Office Equipment & Supplies A-COPI 34 Market Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 623-2674 KYOCERA Document Solutions New England 418 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-7157

Certified Pest Management 11 Townhouse Road Chelsea, ME 04330 (207) 613-1914 Modern Pest Services 44 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207)613-2088

Photography Leah Haraden Photography 43 Densmore Lane Dresden, ME 04342 (207) 446-4911 Ledgehill Photography 362 Hallowell Road Chelsea, ME 04330 (207)446-9585 Mark & Deanna Photography 43 Hedgenettle Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 242-7309 Rene Roy Photography Inc. 88 Matthew Lane West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 838-6420


Printers and Publishers Albison’s Printing 124 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1941 Capital Printing 20 Glen Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 441-1062 Colorgraphics 75 Drummond Road Sidney, ME 04330 (207) 547-3095 Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange Street, Suite 208 Portland, ME 04101 (207) 874-7720 Down East Magazine, Books & Online PO Box 679 Camden, ME 04843 (207) 594-9544 Elliott Office Products 561 Main Avenue Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 582-4625 J.S. McCarthy Printers 15 Darin Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6241 Kennebec Journal 36 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-3811

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Penmor Lithographers 8 Lexington Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 784-1341, Inc 5 Dr. Mann Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-0658

Living Space Consultants 5 S. Belfast Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 242-4077

RFB Advertising LLC 8 N. Main St., Ste. 301 Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 713-7533

CurtisEase Coaching 88 Albee Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 242-6738

Management Plus, Inc. PO Box 4666 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-6430

The Copy Center 1921 U.S. Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 623-1452

curtisWorks Communications Solutions 88 Albee Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-8146

Turner Publishing 5 Fern Street Turner, ME 04282 (207) 225-2076 93 Main Street, Suite 1 Fairfield, ME 04937 (207) 238-6265

Uncle Henry’s 525 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1411

Gary Crocker Maine Humorist 12 Manning Drive West Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 462-3774

What About Maine PO Box 334 Winthrop, ME 04284 (207) 620-4190

Hart Consulting 34 High Holborn Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 462-3819

Professional Services Advanced Inspections, Inc. 162 Vigue Road Whitefield, ME 04353 (207) 248-2690 Bolduc Technology Group 26 Gabriel Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 512-8009

KV Tooling Systems, LLC 285 Northern Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3377 LaRochelle Painting Company 26 Patrick Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0153


Parkhurst Property Services 74 Chapel St Augusta, ME 04330 (207)692-4143 Pat Jackson, Inc. PO Box 691 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-3223 Pinnacle Tree 47 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 462-2222 Radiant Image 101 Valview Dr Auburn, ME 04210 (207)576-7500 Radon Technologies LLC 18 Ledge Hill Drive Chelsea, ME 04330 (207) 441-4981 Snow Pond Technology Group Inc. 56 Main Street Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 692-2415

Synchrony Point Coaching & Consulting, Inc. 882 Back River Road Boothbay, ME 04537 (207) 838-2803 Tallwood Design 18 Tallwood Drive Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-9994 Tamara Lilly VO PO Box 222 Woolwich, ME 04579 (207) 837-5743 The Breathable Home 106 Green Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 446-0943 The Study Hall 75 Ganneston Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 485-0013 Todd Mosher Executive & Life Coach 141 Grant Road Monmouth, ME 04259 (207) 446-3191 W.S Emerson Company 15 Acme Rd Brewer, ME 04412 (207)989-3410

Radio and Television Blueberry Broadcasting 125 Community Drive, Suite 201 Augusta, ME 04330 Community Productions LLC 263 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 458-9458 Mix Maine Media 12 Shuman Avenue, Suite 11 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 660-4888 Townsquare Media 56 Western Avenue, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 623-4735 WABI-TV 93 Main Street #104 Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 872-0180

Real Estate Bay Area Title Services 1 Higgins Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 775-5900 Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group 10 Mulliken Court Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4182 Blais Property Management PO Box 557 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3556


Brookewood Realty 747 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 620-8212 C & C Realty Management, LLC PO Box 2506 Augusta, ME 04338 (207) 621-7700 C. B. Mattson, Inc. 360 Maine Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-1888 Century 21 Venture Ltd. 1 Orchard Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6221 Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors 219 Capitol Street, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-9000 Embrace Home Loans 143 Water Street, Unit 2 Hallowell, ME 04347 (800) 333-3004 X3743 FirstPark 46 FirstPark Drive Oakland, ME 04963 (207) 859-9716 Fortin & MacDonald Real Estate 93 2nd Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 621-0092

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Homestead Realty 3 Charles Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-7300

Newcomer Relocation Rental Services P.O. Box 411 Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 622-4312

Vallee, Harwood, & Blouin Real Estate 89 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-2220 80 State House Square #795 Hartford, CT 06123 (855) 283-0001

Pouliot Real Estate, Inc. 295 Water Street Suite 3 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 441-9418

Value Housing 12 Hope Way Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 415-7264

Jim Pepin Homes, LLC 56 Northern Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 754-1712

Premier Property Management 6 E Chestnut Street, Suite L01 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 480-1513

Laflin & Wolfington Realty 282 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 629-9211 Lagace Properties 128 State Street, Suite 202 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-7332 Lawson Property Services, Inc. 134 Main Street, Suite 2A Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-8977

Rejean Blais Apartment Rentals 196 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-9164 Sprague & Curtis Real Estate 75 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-1123 Strategic Real Estate Services 335 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 588-7194

Magnusson Balfour Commercial & Business Brokers 78 Mattson Heights Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 242-5588

The Boulos Company 1 Canal Plaza, 5th Floor Portland, ME 04101 (207) 553-1706

Meadow Park Development Corp. 280 State St. Augusta, ME 04332 (207) 622-9399

Thomas Agency 75 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-2121


Vickerson Appraisal Services 29 Flaherty Road Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-6672 Vickery-Downing Associates 500 Route 1, Suite 20 Yarmouth, ME 04096 (207) 846-4300

Recreation & Amusement A-COPI Tennis and Sports Center 23 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6286 Augusta Country Club 19 Hammonds Grove Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-3021 Augusta Trails 160 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-4390 Augusta West Kampground 183 Homles Brook Lane Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-9993

Belgrade Lakes Golf Club PO Box 500 Country Club Road, ME 04918 (207) 495-4653

Maine Film Center 10 Water Street, Suite 106 Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 861-8138

Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-7989

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival 263 Trafton Road Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-6539

Mill Park Petanque 1 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3389

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-7000

Camden National Bank Ice Vault 203 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 622-6354

Natanis Golf Club 735 Webber Pond Road Vassalboro, ME 04989 (207) 622-3561

Windsor Fair 659 Churchill Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4646

Cellardoor Winery 367 Youngtown Road Lincolnville, ME 04849 (207) 691-3312

North Country Rivers Whitewater Rafting Rt. 201 Scenic Byway Bingham, ME 04920 (207) 672-4814

Central Maine Pyrotechnics 703 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-9285 Friends of Kennebec River Rail Trail PO Box 2195 Augusta, ME 04338 G-Force Adventures 233 Sweden Street Caribou, ME 04736 (207) 554-9998 Kennebec Land Trust 331 Main Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-2848

Sparetime Recreation 215 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04336 (207) 623-6000 Sugarloaf Resort and Conference Center 5092 Access Road Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 (207) 237-6819 The Meadows Golf Club & Doolin’s Pub 495 Huntington Hill Road Litchfield, ME 04350 (207) 268-3000


Restaurant Aroma Joe’s 205 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 480-1556 Cappza’s Pizza 398 Maine Ave Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207)582-0522 College Carry-Out 126 Mt. Vernon Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-2080 Cushnoc Brewing 243 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6332

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Dairy Queen 137 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-1866

Rebecca’s Place 434 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-8142

Traverse Coffee Co. 140 Water St Hallowell, ME 04347 (207)480-1355

Damon’s Pizza & Italians 244 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0551

Riverfront Barbeque & Grille, LLC 300 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-8899

van der Brew 30 Summer Street, Suite B Winthop, ME 04364 (207) 441-1102

Downtown Diner 204 Water Street Augusta , ME 04330 (207) 623-9656

Sam’s Italian Foods 137 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4040

Wander Pizza Co. 265 Western Avenue Augusta , ME 04330 (207) 438-0295

The Black & Tan 18 Bridge Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6218

Wendy’s 36 Anthony Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3219

Ground Round Sports Grille 215 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04336 (207) 623-0022 McDonald’s East Side 85 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 872-6260 Otto’s on the River 278 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 542-9036 Pizza Hut 215 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4095 Quarry Tap Room 120-122 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 213-6173

The Liberal Cup 115 Water Street #1 Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 623-2739 The Maine House 119 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 621-1234 The Oak Table & Bar 233 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 812-0727 The Raging Bull Saloon 226 Water St Augusta, ME 04330 (207)480-1353


Retail & Wholesale Aerus 198 Western Avenue, Suite 9 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0125 Aquatic Technology Inc. 37 Gabriel Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 877-7900 Avon 618 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 314-9598

Budget Blinds 493 Litchfield Road Bowdoin, ME 04287 (207) 621-8200

Fieldstone Quick Stop, LLC 190 Route 3 So. China, ME 04358 (207) 649-8990

Mattson’s Flooring Center 276 Whitten Road Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 620-8888

C. Caprara Food Service Equipment 2214A US Route 202 Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 395-2405

Highbrow 767 Western Ave Manchester, ME 04351 (774) 444-0440

Merit Pools 9 Orchard St Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3792

Damon’s Beverage Mart - Augusta 75 Bangor Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-9864

Judy’s Jewels 1046 Western Ave Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 592-5362

Northern Mattress & Furniture 1st 16 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-9650

Lamey Wellehan 144 Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0871

Patricia Buck Bridal 275 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6224

Lowe’s Home Improvement 53 Crossing Way Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 620-5027

Pine Tree Fence & Stove Shoppe 1174 Lewiston Road Litchfield, ME 04350 (207) 588-0600

Maine Market Refrigeration, LLC 98 Morris Springer Road Fayette, ME 04349 (207)685-3504

Renys Department Store 731 Route 1 Newcastle, ME 04553 (207) 563-3177

Marie Spaulding- Illuminent CBD 27 Goodhue Road Sidney, ME 04330 (207) 512-6511

Riley’s Re-Find Designs (207)272-4678

Dave’s Appliance, Inc. 59 Central Street Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-8858 Day’s Jewelers 4 Stephen King Drive, Suite 2 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 579-0499 Day’s Store 180 Main Street Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 (207) 495-2205 Dreams Bridal Boutique & Tuxedo Center 190 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 480-1446 Earthly Delights 693 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 626-5900

Mary Kay 430 Lakeview Drive S. China, ME 04358 (207) 445-2310


Rocky’s Stove Shoppe LLC 14 Brick and Mortar Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3410

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Saltbox Primitives 290 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4711 Sam’s Club 45 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-2757 Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe 136 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347 (207) 621-2900 Stained Glass Express 966 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 213-4126 Steve’s Appliance Service & Sales, Inc. 6 Pond Road Sidney, ME 04330 (207) 547-3294 Stoney Creek Antiques, LLC 881 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-9330 The Home Depot 26 Stephen King Dr. Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 621-6888 The Major’s Furniture & Appliance 680 Maine Ave Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 622-5859

Security Services Merrill’s Investigations & Security Services, LLC PO Box 38 Readfield, ME 04355 (207) 685-7309 Seacoast Security 3 KMD Plaza Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 236-4876

Shopping Centers Augusta Crossing Western Avenue (Route 202) and Crossing Way, Augusta, ME 04330 (617) 965-8700 Marketplace at Augusta 197 Civic Center Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (617) 232-8900

Towing Services KDT Towing 628 Leighton Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-4800 Statewide Towing, Inc. 173 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 (207) 623-0494


Transportation Amtrak Downeaster 16 Station Avenue Brunswick, ME 04011 1-800-872-7245 Concord Coach Lines 9 Industrial Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0808

Travel Agencies AAA Travel and Insurance Agency 20 Whitten Road, Suite 11 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-2221 Day’s Travel Bureau 173 State Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 623-4591 Dube Travel Leaders 250 Center Street Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 626-0555 Estes Consultant of Travel 42 Windsor Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 213-6309 Swain Travel Center 66 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-0788

Utilities Central Maine Power Co. 83 Edison Drive Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 623-3521 Consolidated Communications 1 Davis Farm Road Portland, ME 04103 (207) 535-4170 Greater Augusta Utilities District 12 Williams Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6184 Kruger Energy 423 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 203-3027 Milestone Communications 126 Western Avenue PMB #172 Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-3375 On Target Utility Services 617 Water Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 588-3300 Redzone Wireless LLC 91 Camden Street, #404 Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 596-5700

Spectrum Reach 1 Portland Square Suite 504 Portland, ME 04101 (518) 640-8411 T-Mobile 133 First Park Drive Oakland, ME 04963 U.S. Cellular 1 Stephen King Drive Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2900 Veterinarians & Animal Care Companion Animal Clinic 235 Hospital Street Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-2737 Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pet Haven Lane Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3491x100 Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital 220 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-6181 The Cat Hospital/The Cat’s Inn 605 Western Avenue Manchester, ME 04351 (207) 623-1228


Waste Cleanup Riverside Disposal, Inc. 700 River Road Chelsea, ME 04330 (207) 623-2577 ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration 29 Brickyard Circle Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 539-4452 Servpro of Augusta 7 Townsend Road Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 622-7166

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