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Meet Red Sox Hall of Famer Luis Tiant at Launch of The Homes at Old Marsh in Wells, ME

WHAT: Press Conference launching The Homes at Old Marsh in Wells, Maine, featuring Red Sox Hall of Famer (and Old Marsh resident) Luis Tiant.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 12:00 noon
(Refreshments will be served.)

WHERE: Old Marsh Country Club, 675 Littlefield Road, Wells, ME

WHO: Luis Tiant, former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball and one of the greatest pitchers in Red Sox history, who was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997.  Tiant is now a Homes at Old Marsh resident and Old Marsh Country Club member.

Dennis Page and David Trahan of Page & Trahan Companies are developing The Homes at Old Marsh and will speak about this exciting, new community, and how the local real estate market is improving. One of their developments, The Village at Merrimac Landing in Tyngsboro, MA, was named by BUILDER Magazine as one of the 10 fastest selling new developments in Massachusetts in 2010.

Gateway Farmers’ Market Opens on Saturday, June 4

Gateway Farmers’ Market Opens on Saturday, June 4

Opening day of the Gateway (York) Farmers’ Market is this Saturday, June 4th. Saturday will kick off the ninth year of the market, which is presented by the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce.

Stonewall Kitchen, whose owners Jim Stott and Jonathan King first shared their specialty foods at farmers’ markets in Portsmouth and Exeter, proudly sponsors the Gateway Farmers’ Market.  During the last eighteen years, they have grown their business to become a multi-million dollar manufacturer of specialty foods, with headquarters and production facility located next to the Chamber on Route 1.

The 2011 Gateway (York) Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from June 4 through October 8 from 9:00am - 1:00pm and every Thursday from July 7 through September 1 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. The market takes place in the lot behind the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce off Route 1 in York, Maine.

The Gateway Farmers' Market

The Gateway Farmers' Market

Date: June 4, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM http://www.gatewayfarmersmarket.comEvent Description
Sponsored by Stonewall Kitchen:

Local Farmers & specialty food producers sell their fresh fruit, vegetables, pies & breads.

"MEET YOUR FARMER" film screening at York Public Library on June 5th at 7p.m.

"MEET YOUR FARMER" film screening at York Public Library on June 5th at 7p.m.

Local land trusts to host screening of “Meet Your Farmer” at York Public Library

8 short films by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann
York Public Library, York, ME: Sunday, June 5th at 7pm

York, ME  “I think everyone really wants to be a farmer,” says Aaron Bell in one of the eight short films that is to screen at the York Public Library on Sunday, June 5th, at 7PM.

Food sustainability is topic for EcoDay keynote

Food sustainability is topic for EcoDay keynote

In the Wells Reserve EcoDay keynote, Dr. John E. Carroll, professor of natural resources at the University of New Hamsphire, will address food sustainability for New England. What is the future of local food? Is Maine on your dinner plate? Do you know your farmer?

Dr. Carroll is scheduled to speak at 10:15 am. The presentation is sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Maine.

Dr. John Carroll studies New England’s capability of feeding itself. His research is focused on increasing the quantity of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and grain that are produced for local consumption, and improving the infrastructure needed to accomplish that goal. Carroll received his Ph.D. in resource development from Michigan State University in 1974 and holds geography degrees from Western Michigan University and Louisiana Tech University.

Ribbon Cutting at Shore-Built Construction and Woodworking

Shore-Built Construction and Woodworking recently opened their cabinetry showroom at 54 Woodbridge Road in York.  After 34 years in the building and woodworking business, Shore-Built's handcrafted, full-custom cabinets and vanities are now available direct to the general public and those in the building trades.  "These direct-to-consumer cabinets eliminate the middlemen and will save consumers hundreds to thousands for an exceptional product," stated Bob LeClair, the owner and President of Shore-Built. 
The showroom displays a range of cabinets  including a cottage-style beadboard kitchen and island.  Shore-Built also carries their line of home goods, S&B Originals, which includes butcher block tops, kitchen carts, cutting boards and pottery.  All of their wood products are handcrafted on-site including professionally-carved signs.  Their showroom is open to the public during the week, except Monday, from 10 a.m.