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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Owls Head Ranch For Sale -- Everett Avenue $314,900

I lived on Everett Avenue when we first moved back to Maine in 1993.

It's a beautiful street on a steep hill.

The ranch house in this post in not worth $315, my humble opinion. It's not worth $200,000.

I bleieve its a modular or mobile home. Nothing fancy. Its not on the water but has a "water view".

I think most people with homes for sale in Maine are dreaming.....the real estate BOOM is over.

Granted, no one believes me. But check back in one year and we'll see if this home sells for $300k+.

Plus....this house only has one bathroom.

I'm just sayin..........

15 Everett Avenue Owls Head ME 04854 


Year Built: 1960
Square Footage: 1544 sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): 0.300
Rooms: 6; Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1; ¾ Baths:
This ranch was completely redesigned and renovated in 2007.  Morning coffee on this sunny deck overlooking the harbor-awesome. New everything, new roof in Feb 2010. 3 miles to Rockland, 2 miles to Knox Cty airport(45mins to Boston on Cape Air!)


Bath golf course on auction block

No surprise here...........

The boom is over for golf, real estate, country clubs and overpriced amusement.

It's time to look at alternative ventures to make money.

Golf is a hard sell.

Your gracious host,

Marc Charles

The Bath Country Club is headed for the auction block, after its owner defaulted on its mortgage payments.

Savings Bank of Maine has foreclosed on the 117-acre property and plans to auction it on April 13, according to The Times Record. Jason Marco and Shawn Arsenault, doing business as BCC Holdings Inc., bought the property from Harris Golf Inc. in 2006 for $3.4 million, and the country club is currently appraised at $3.84 million. The amount BCC Holdings owes on its mortgage was not disclosed.

Savings Bank of Maine plans to place a minimum bid on the property, and if no other buyer tops that bid, the bank will move forward with a traditional sale. In the meantime, the 18-hole course will stay open, according to the paper.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Club House Grille Opens in Former Denny's

One of my pet peeves are restaurants. Most of them are a joke! I don't even bother going to them on the Midcoast any more....I've been so disappointed so many times.

On top of that, the cost is pathetic.

I ate at the last restaurant at this location with my youngest son...last year. It was terrible! My son said they were the worst onion rings he's eve had.

How hard is it to get onion rings right? What a joke!

I wish the new owners well....but I'm not holding my breath!

Here's the deal.....................

By Daniel Dunkle
Rockport — A new casual dining experience is coming to the Route 1 location that has served as a Denny's, the Chef's Table and the Sports Zone.

The restaurant, called the Club House Grille, will open the week after Easter at 1075 Commercial Street in Rockport, according to Director of Operations Kevin LaBree. The business is owned by Joe Cloutier.

The restaurant will have between 40 and 50 employees and will offer a lunch and dinner menu.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Restaurant Review by Marc Charles --- Rockland Maine Rustica Cucina

I'll be nice........

In my opinion most restaurants are overpriced, over hyped, over valued and are ego driven, not customer driven.

By most I mean 80% of the restaurants I go to.

I took my wife to Rustica Cucina Italiana last Saturday night. It was ok...but a little pricey.

My wife had an appetizer, I had two glasses of wine,and  risotto.

My wife had creme brule.

The total bill with tip (20%) was $75. I think thats steep.

Granted, the setting is wonderful. The wait staff was nice. The waitress reached past me with a carafe of wine to fill my wine glass......but who cares......I'm from South Minneapolis.

Most  of the time when you order a glass of wine it comes in a new glass.....not someone reaching across you and dumping it into your glass with a carafe.


It's just a lot of money for a plate of rice and an appetizer.

Granted........two friends I mentioned this to disagreed.....they said its a reasonable price.

But I disagree.

Write it off as a trading loss :)


Marc Charles

Rustica Cucina Italiana
315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
Hours: Open Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Phone: 207-594-0015 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kidnapping, drugs dominate grand jury indictments

 Not good.......


Rockland — A Knox County grand jury indicted 60 people during a three-day session that ended April 7. Many of the cases involved drug trafficking.

The following people were indicated. An indictment is a way for the state to lodge a criminal charge against a person. The people indicted are presumed innocent.

Jessica E. Gagnon, 28, of Thomaston, kidnapping, assault and terrorizing on Dec. 5, 2009. She was charged with kidnapping a woman from Rockland and holding her in Thomaston until police arrived and freed the woman.

Gagnon was also indicted for tampering with a witness and violating a condition of release by attempting to get someone to give false information.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Suspected Vandal Targets Matinicus Lobsterman

By Stephen Betts

Matinicus Island — The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating two vandalism incidents that targeted the 68-year-old Matinicus man acquitted last month of shooting another lobsterman.

Shortly after arriving back on the island following his March 12 acquittal, Edwin Vance Bunker had the tires on his pickup truck cut, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said.

Then on April 6, his truck was spray painted while at the island's air strip, the sheriff said.
There is a suspect, Dennison said. Detective Reginald Walker is investigating the case.

Bunker and his daughter Janan Miller were found not guilty by a jury in connection with the events surrounding the July 2009 shooting of Christopher Young. The shooting followed escalating tensions over territorial disputes and lobstering.

Young and Weston Ames have filed civil lawsuits against Bunker and Miller. Those are pending in court.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Now Hiring Drivers!

These guys are about the only ones hiring on the Midcoast.

Depression 101.

Here's the deal................

Yellow Cab has 2 swing shift positions open. Successful applicants must be at least 23 yrs old, Have a clean M.V.R- 10yrs, and pass a 20yr criminal background check. No experience is required, but general knowledge of the area is a plus. Professional appearance and attitude is a must! As our offices are located out of town, local applicants may pick up an applicaton directly from our drivers. Call for location & pick up times. 596-3440 This is the last week to get your application in!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MacDonald Returns to Eastern League AA Baseball and a New Club

Former Camden Windjammer, Black Bear set to return to Portland Aug. 6-8

By Mark Haskell
Richmond, Va. —  Former Camden-Rockport High School hurler Mike MacDonald is back in AA baseball.

After spending all of last season at the AAA level for the Salt Lake City Bees, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MacDonald signed a contract with San Francisco Giants organization in January and was invited to spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz.

MacDonald was eventually assigned to the club's AA affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League.