FREEPORT, Maine – Freeport is a fun place to visit any time of year, but most especially now during the big holiday season. From the Sparkle Celebration to the Northern Lights Celebration, the festive wreaths and decorations and displays, the horse-drawn carriage rides, the food, the beer, the entertainment and so much more—all combine to make a visit to town at Christmastime so much more than just a shopping excursion. Park your car, walk around, explore and see for yourself.
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Donating $3.3 million, Linda Bean, Employees and North Haven Help Make LifeFlight’s Third Helicopter a Reality
PORT CLYDE — On Aug. 11, 2013, both of Maine’s LifeFlight helicopters touched down at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
One of those helicopters carried 9-year-old Dylan Gold of Cohasset, Massachusetts. By the time the helicopter landed, Dylan, fatally injured by an out-of-control car on the Port Clyde wharf, had already been transported via ambulance from the wharf to a ball field/makeshift landing strip in Tenants Harbor. From Pen Bay, he was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Linda Bean’s Corporate Executive Chef Prepares Clam Fitters, Third Year Sponsor of Yarmouth Clam Festival
This weekend is the state’s largest celebration of bivalve mollusks. The Yarmouth Clam Festival is a free event with music, fireworks, food, arts & crafts, parades and, of course, clams.
Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine supplies all the lobsters (a few years ago some 6,000 were consumed). LBPM’s Corporate Chef Andrew Omo shares his recipe for clam fritters.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Saturday marked a new addition to the Linda Beans Maine family
Linda Bean, Governor Paul LePage and Senator Susan Collins cut the ribbon to the new Maine Lobster Boat Café. The restaurant opened to customers Saturday at the Maine Mall in South Portland.
PORT CLYDE, Maine – Ever heard of a lobstickle? It’s a lobster tail on a stick and Linda Bean is hoping it’s going to introduce people around the country to the Maine lobster.
Bean is the granddaughter of L.L.Bean and that family heritage has given her the capital to invest heavily in the lobster industry.
BOSTON, Mass. — The Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Maine lobster fishery as sustainable, Gov. LePage announced at the Boston Seafood Show on Sunday.
“This not only helps other Maine fisheries, it helps the state. We are the lobster for the world,” said LePage, who gave credit to Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher. Continue reading
ROCKLAND, Maine — A New Brunswick man is a few weeks away from opening a lobster storage and processing plant in Rockland’s Industrial Park that will add jobs and provide another place for lobstermen to sell their catches.
Frank Benoit said he chose Rockland because he has an existing business relationship with J & J Lobster that has been selling him lobsters for the past two years. Continue reading
Early this morning, the first flights took off from the new $75 million passenger terminal at the Portland International Jetport. But on Thursday night, a group of more than 500 business and political leaders got the first peek at the lofty new space.
During the VIP Grand Opening Celebration, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails that called attention to the more than a dozen major cities served by daily nonstop flights from the Jetport. Continue reading
The northernest bit of New England has a classic grace all its own. Ditch the big highways and take coastal Route 1 from the outlet town of Freeport up to Searsport, the “Antique Capital” of Maine, spinning through tidy port towns—stopping to scarf plenty of fresh seafood along the way. Continue reading