Donna Wallace of Alna and David Atwater of Damariscotta recently opened The Bakery at 85 Parking Lot Lane in Damariscotta. It is an old-fashioned bakery, offering basic breads, as well as artisan breads, and muffins, biscuits, bagels, scones, cookies, cakes, pies, sticky buns and various pastries.

Wallace has worked in restaurants and bakeries, and Atwater is a chef, caterer and cooking teacher, as well as owner of Just Atwater & Stir catering. They said Damariscotta needed a downtown bakery.

“We’re planning to have a suggestion box so people can suggest their favorites,” Atwater said. “Each week, we’ll draw one favorite to feature the following week, and the person who suggested it will get a free one. Also, when the Red Sox and Yankees play a four-game series, we’ll make diamond-shaped cookies representing each team. After the series, we’ll announce which team sells more cookies.”

In addition to baked goods, take-out coffee will be available.

The Bakery is open 7 a.m. to2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, contact [email protected] or phone 563-BUNS.

Camden National to open branch in Kennebunk store

Camden National Bank is opening a branch at the new Hannaford Super Store in the Long Bank Shopping Center in Kennebunk.

The new in-store branch will complement the bank’s location at Lafayette Center in downtown Kennebunk. Bank President Gregory Dufour said the location will focus on convenience, including longer hours of operation than nearby banks.

Camden National Bank is the largest independent publicly traded bank headquartered in the state.

Couple opens restaurant in former Sanford club

The Sanford/Springvale Chambers Ambassador Committee showed support for the owners of the new restaurant, 47 High Street, by hosting a ribbon-cutting.

Jim and Sue Colley opened the eatery at the remodeled former Sanford Knights of Columbus club.

The restaurant, open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., serves pub-style food and appetizers and has a full bar.

New website to help public learn of low-income services

The Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) has unveiled its new website,

The association represents community action programs that provide services to low-income people throughout Maine.

Fuel assistance, child care through Head Start, transportation programs, baby formula and food support through Women, Infants & Children and home weatherization are among the programs provided.

The new website is part of an outreach campaign to better educate the public about the programs and how they support Maine residents.

Mexicali Blues expands across street in Portland

Mexicali Blues on Moulton Street in Portland has expanded to an additional location across the street.

The added space is devoted to showcasing the store’s collection of gemstone and sterling silver jewelry.

Co-owner Kim Erskine, who runs the store with her husband, Pete, said they will be able to offer more items.

Mexicali Blues has traditionally stayed open until 10 p.m. on weekdays during the summer, and the owners are hoping the additional store will be a boost for other stores in the Old Port.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.