Jane's Garden Part 3

Jane's Garden Part 3

Just before all the rain hit recently we did more gardening with Jane!  This time she's planting out carrots and lettuce.  Normally we wouldn't do this in the middle of April but it has been so warm we just decided to try anyway and see what happens!

5 deals changing business in Maine

(NEWS CENTER) - Five sales and moves of local businesses that will change Maine's financial future.

Downeast Energy has been purchased by an Oklahoma firm.

Barber Food announced the layoffs of 79 employees as part of a restructuring effort.

Lewiston's White Rock Distilleries is selling 2 brands to the makers of Jim Beam.

Downeast Energy being sold to Oklahoma company

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Downeast Energy, a family owned business with roots in Maine dating back more than 100 years, is being sold to NGL Energy.

Downeast Energy was founded as Brunswick Coal in 1908.  In 1931, Allen Morrell purchased the company and expanded the business to include building materials and energy products.  The company has operated under the oversight of generations of the Morrell family ever since.

"Eventually, something was going to have to happen to grow," stated Betsy Morrell, a member of the third generation involved in the family business.  "I guess we wanted to do it at a time when we didn't have to do it, so we would have the best deal for our employees and our customers."

Fourth Annual Maine’s Got Talent Competition

Maine does have talent and you have the chance to witness it!  The finalists in the Fourth Annual Maine’s Got Talent competition will showcase their talent for the chance to win $500 and bragging rights on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon!  The 2012 finalists include 

· Frederick Giordana III, a vocalist from South Portland;

· Julia Nadeau, a vocalist from Topsham;

· Melanie Jordan, a vocalist, from Dixfield;

· Marissa McGraw, an acrobatic dancer from Edinburg;

· Catherine Howe, a vocalist from Bangor;

· Ashley Smith, a freestyle beat boxer from Canaan;

· Elexis Dubose, a vocalist from Cherryfield;

· Alexandra Stauble, a vocalist from Portland;

· Joanne Pineau, a vocalist from Lisbon Falls;

· Barbershop Quartet comprised of Merton Dana, Cay Outerbridge, Colby Hinson, and John Peotie from Jackson;

Live Lobster Company sued for $3.4 million by bank

CHELSEA, Mass. (NEWS CENTER) -- There are more legal problems for the Massachusetts company that owns a lobster processing plant in Gouldsboro and several other lobster buying stations along the midcoast.

Live Lobster Company in Chelsea, Massachusetts is being sued by TD Bank for $3.4 million. According to court documents, TD Bank entered into a loan agreement with Live Lobster in June of 2008 for $4 million.

The suit alleges that Live Lobster has failed or refused to pay the bank the amounts that are owed. Toni Lillenthal, a spokesperson for the company confirmed the lawsuit Thursday afternoon.