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Kessel earns Hospitality Management Certificate

November 27, 2019

Bay View Collection, a small group of distinctive, luxury boutique hotels in Camden, Maine whose properties include the Lord Camden Inn, Grand Harbor Inn, and 16 Bay View, is proud to announce that Emily Kessel, one of our Guest Services Associates has earned a Hospitality Management Certificate from Cornell University through their e-Cornell Program. More...

Christmas By the Sea scheduled for December 6th – December 8th

November 26, 2019

Camden is especially festive on the first weekend of December as the community’s annual Christmas By the Sea celebration kicks off. The event begins Friday afternoon, December 6th. Throughout the weekend, Downtown shops stay open late and streets will be lined with decorations. Horse-drawn carriage rides will carry visitors along village streets to see the holiday sights. Annually, onlookers line the streets on opening night to watch the Christmas By the Sea parade with Santa on the last float that comes through town. More...

Clarity Art Show at the Camden Public Library

November 26, 2019

The Camden Public Library will exhibit the work of the artist team Clarity, Robert & Su.Sane Hake, during the month of December. This year’s show, their eighteenth, and last at the Camden Public Library, is entitled “Alchemy, The Soul of Our Work.” On Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00 pm, Clarity will host an artists’ reception in the library’s Picker Room. More...

Camden Conference presents “Ten Reasons for the Decline of the Evening News”-Peter Imber at the Rockland Public Library

November 26, 2019

The Camden Conference presents Peter Imber at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Fifty years ago at the height of his popularity as “The most trusted man in America” Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News averaged nearly 30 million viewers a night. Today, the three major network television evening news broadcasts have a combined audience every night that is half of that. How this happened will be the focus of this talk which will examine the history of TV news, the impact of technology, the influence of corporate control of the networks, the rise of cable news and the growth of social media as a news source. More...

Camden Conference presents “The Demise of the Local Newspaper”-Tom Groening and Jay Davis at the Belfast Free Library

November 26, 2019

At one time Belfast, population about 5,000, had three weekly newspapers, The Republican Journal, The Waldo Independent and Village Soup. Anyone who wanted to understand what was happening in town read both The Republican Journal and The Waldo Independent every Thursday.Those days are over; access to local news is limited in communities all over the country. Why and how did that happen? More...

Rock Coast Roller Derby presents "Roller Derby 101"

November 26, 2019

The Rockland, Maine-based flat track roller derby league, Rock Coast Roller Derby, are recruiting men and women 18 years and older for “Roller Derby 101” beginning on January 5th, 2020. The program will teach participants the basics of roller derby skating. Prior experience is not necessary and the league has loaner gear available in order to make this amazing, empowering, inclusive sport more accessible to people in the Midcoast community. More...

Rockland Rotary Club Luncheon Speaker: “Misconceptions about Trademarks”

November 26, 2019

Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorney Andrew (Andy) Zulieve was guest speaker to a very receptive and interactive group at the November 20 Rockland Rotary Luncheon. His presentation focused on common misconceptions of trademark law by businesses and the legal problems they can create. Attorney Zulieve explained the legal perils of adopting a descriptive (“weak”) trademark, adopting a mark that is identical or confusingly similar to one already in use by a competitor, the effect of a federal or state trademark registration, and the basic elements of trademark infringement. More...

Camden National Bank Donates to Five Local Homeless Shelters Serving Maine Youth

November 26, 2019

This fall, Camden National Bank celebrated its Customer Appreciation Week, highlighted by a $10,000 donation to five homeless shelters in Maine. The shelters receiving funds all provide vital support to Maine youth and teens. The bank’s employees also donated more than 625 pounds of toiletry items, collected at the bank’s 2019 Employee Appreciation Night, to local homeless shelters. The unrestricted funding and in-kind donations are part of the bank’s larger Hope@Home program which has provided more than $440,000 to homeless shelters in the bank’s service area over the past five years. More...

PAWS Animal Adoption Center to Host 10th Annual Auction for the Animals

November 26, 2019

PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden invites the public to its Auction for the Animals event to be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, at The Samoset Resort in Rockport from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is PAWS largest annual fundraising event and provides vital-lifesaving support for homeless and at-risk cats and dogs, as well as outreach clinics, and humane education programs for youth. More...

Camden National Bank Continuously Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Small Business Growth in Maine

November 26, 2019

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) presented Camden National Bank with the “Lender at Work for Maine” Award at its annual Showcase Maine event in Portland. The award category is reserved for lenders with assets of $1.5 billion and above, and this is the bank’s tenth time as a FAME awardee. Earlier this month, Camden National Bank also received the 2019 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Award. Both recognitions highlight Camden National Bank’s outstanding commitment to supporting Maine business growth. More...