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The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

Morris Farm Plant Sale

Morris Farm Plant Sale

This week, Morris Farm volunteers potted nearly 150 tuberous roots of dahlias that were donated to the Farm by Master Gardener Paul Fenton from his extensive collection. The plants will be available later this month at the annual Morris Farm Plant Sale.

Dahlias are a popular addition to the landscape because they can range in height from one to six feet, with blossoms from two to twelve inches wide. They begin blooming in early summer and continue to frost.

In addition to dahlias, the Morris Farm sale will include hardy Maine-grown perennials from local gardens and 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Gardening experts, including Paul Fenton and several other Master Gardeners, will be on hand to answer questions. Baked goods will also be sold in the meeting room adjacent to barn.

The plant sale will be held on Saturday May 19 from 8:30 AM to Noon at the Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road (Rt.

Christening of the Captain E. Frank Thompson

Rockland – For the first time in 19 years, the Maine State Ferry Service will add a new ferry to its fleet. The Captain E. Frank Thompson will be christened at 10am at the Rockland Ferry Terminal in Rockland. The new $10.3 million vessel can transport up to 250 passengers and 22 vehicles.

Attendees at the christening will include numerous family members of Captain E. Frank Thompson including his daughter, Than Hopkins, who will christen the ferry. Others who will be in attendance and give brief remarks are legislators, town officials, representatives of the congressional delegation, members of the Ferry Service and MaineDOT.

Where: Rockland Ferry Terminal

When: Friday, April 20th at 10:00am

What: Christening of the Captain E. Frank Thompson