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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Athens Pizzeria 179 Main Street Thomaston ME 04861

We love it...and we're regular customers.


The food is reasonably priced, hot, fresh...and the help is super friendly.


Gotta love it..........


Marc Charles


Athens Pizza is located in the heart of Main Street in historic downtown Thomaston, Maine. They were open for business starting in April 2008. They have a new owner, Josh Smith, as of May 2009.

We are open 7 days a week and offer both Lunch and Dinner items such as: our famous Gourmet Pizzas, delicious Greek Gyros, Steak & Cheese subs and more Subs!


http://myathenspizzeria.com/

Friday, April 30, 2010

House for Sale - Aroostook County -- $20,000

Okay...now we're talking about somewhat reasnable depression era homes for sale.


I realize "the county" is in the middle of nowhere.....kind of a third world county.


But....for $20k you can own a home and rent it out.


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


http://www.resales.usda.gov

MAINE  -  AROOSTOOK COUNTY Property ID  901694006
Price: $20,000.00 
  Style: 2 Story- 
  Beds:
  Baths:
  Nbr Rooms:
  Living Area: 1449 sq ft
  Basement: Partial 
  Garage: 2 car detached 
  Foundation: Block 
  Age: 76 
  Heating: Baseboard 
  Water: Well 
  Sewage: Sewer 
  Lot Size: .85 Ac  
180 Church St.
Woodland, ME  04736

 
  
  Real Estate Taxes: $1,040.00   
Sold AsIs. Offers must be submitted on RD-1955-0045 contract. For information call 866-777-5122.


All sales are subject to postponement or cancellation at any time. It is recommended that you contact the USDA/Rural Development office the day before the sale to ensure that it is still scheduled.


For price eligibility requirements, program eligibility requirements to finance through USDA or for more specific information, please contact your local USDA/Rural Development office.
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

House Reverses Vote on Gambling Measure

Here's the story.............




by Mainebiz News

House lawmakers on Friday reversed their position on a three-pronged gambling bill, voting against putting the measure on a statewide ballot.

The House voted 83-59 against a ballot question that would have put three casino proposals to voters in November, according to the Bangor Daily News. The House's vote against the measure came only a day after legislators voted 81-69 in favor of it to allow for more debate. More than a dozen Democrats switched their votes Friday following discussion among the parties in caucus.

LD 1808 would put a resort casino in Oxford County, a casino in Washington County run by the Passamaquoddy Tribe and table games at Hollywood Slots in Bangor in a single question. Proponents of the three proposals agreed to push for a question that would include all three measures last month.

The Oxford casino, proposed by Black Bear Entertainment LLC, has already earned enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. The Senate is expected to vote on the three-part measure this week.



http://www.mainebiz.biz/news46131.html

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Windjammers Walk Off with win; Tigers, Mustangs Fall Short

The high school baseball season officially is in full swing, with a full slate of games taking place Monday across the Midcoast.

Camden Hills notched its second win, while Mount View of Thorndike and Rockland continue to search for their first wins of the campaign.

The following is a recap of Monday's games involving Midcoast squads:

Camden Hills 6, Leavitt 5 ... At Rockport Monday, the Windjammers (2-0) got a game-winning, walkoff single from senior Zach Dufour as they held on for a 5-4 victory over the Hornets of Turner.
Cam Gartley, Kevin Pierce, Dufour, Adam Landwehr and Kevin Olehnik all pitched for Camden Hills, allowing seven hits and nine walks, with 13 strikeouts.
Christian McBreairty and Jake Irish combined to pitch for the Hornets.
Dufour (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Isaac Grindle (double, single, RBI), Kevin Pierce (2 singles and Adam Landwehr (single) all contributed to the Camden Hills' offense. Maxwell Cloutier paced the Hornets with two hits.

Gardiner 10, Mount View 1 ... At Thorndike Monday, the Mustangs (0-2) felt the wrath of the defending Eastern Class B champs and fell by a nine-run margin.
Top hitters for the 'Stangs were Adam Higgins (single), Zach Babin (double), Jalen Babin (single), Marcus Lowe (single), Aaron Elkins (double, single, run) and Alec Davis (RBI-double)
Forrest Chadwick (double, single) and Mike Phelps (4 singles) led the Tigers' offense.
Mustang pitchers Erick Nealley, Bobby Porter and Zach Babin combined to give up 11 hits and 11 walks, with five strikeouts. Spencer Allen went six innings on the mound for the Tigers.

Nokomis 4, Rockland 1 ... At Newport, the Tigers (0-2) outhit the Warriors 8-7 but could not win the battle in run total as they fell to the hosts.

Derek Gustin (2 singles), Luke Morrill (single), Joe Nelsen (single), Steve Widdecombe (double, single), Dylan Meklin (single) and Gentry Burch (single) led Rockland's offense, while Josh Amorosh (double, single) keyed the Warriors.

Gustin pitched 4 1/3 innings for the Tigers, giving up four hits, four walks and two hit batters, with one strikeout. Morrill worked 1 2/3 innings in relief, giving up three hits and one walk, with three strikeouts.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/sports

Lily Bistro, Featured in April Down East Magazine



I've been there once....and it was okay. 

But I'm a Midcoast restaurant cynic...


Marc Charles


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



Small ever changing menu, featuring this evening: first of the season Halibut, Steak frites with Rib eye and hollandaise, Oven roasted perch with spring leeks, lemon vinaigrette....

http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2010/february/vie-rockland


Lily Bistro
http://www.lilybistromaine.com/

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rockland Recreation Center Reopens -- April 2010

I'm not sure the upgrade is worth $661,000.

But here's the story.....and we'll make use of the Rec Center.

It's interesting to note the Rec was built during the last Great Depression. The upgrade is completed in the New Depression.

Marc Charles

Here's the story................

By Stephen Betts

Rockland — The Rockland Recreation Center is expected to reopen Monday, April 12.

The city has spent at least $661,000 on renovations to the 75-year-old building.
One of the final steps was the installation of retractable bleachers, which was completed last week.

http://knox.villagesoup.com

Monday, April 26, 2010

Maine Photo Safari: Owls Head Maine

Down the road.......

MC


Owls Head, Maine is without a doubt a photographers dream. Located just south of Rockland, Owls Head is a small fishing village with rugged cliffs, scenic vistas and a working harbor filled with lobster boats.

Our first stop is the Owls Head Lighthouse. It is a short walk, along a dirt road atop rugged cliffs with wonderful scenic views of Penobscot Bay, to reach the lighthouse.

Owls Head Lighthouse is a small tower perched at the top of a rocky bluff surrounded on three sides by Penobscot Bay.


 http://knox.villagesoup.com/

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Q&A with John Osborne GM of Hollywood Slots

Penn National Gaming made a $130 million investment in the Bangor racino, which includes 1,000 video gaming slot machines, a 152-room hotel, business meeting rooms, a restaurant and lounge. The racino employs 450 people. In 2009, Hollywood Slots generated $60 million thanks to the patronage of 50,000 to 60,000 visitors each month, most of whom come from a 90-minute radius of the facility, although Hollywood Slots has seen visitors from Portland and Canada.