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News from the Maine Coast

Rocky Coast of MaineIt seems to have been another slow week here on the coast of Maine however I did find these great bits.

Lobster tag lost in ‘Perfect Storm’ hops Atlantic (AP) – A tag from a lobster pot that was swept off the New England sea floor two decades ago during what came to be known as “The Perfect Storm” has washed up 3,000 miles away in Ireland.

Small Business Saturday gaining momentum in Maine (Bangor Daily News) –  Tracy Darcy remembers one customer who came into her downtown Bangor store, Metropolitan Soul, during the holidays. A bit seasonally harried, he had stumbled on the alternative to big-box madness — shopping small, local. He bought a number of gifts, then was amazed when Darcy offered free gift-wrapping. He left for a coffee, then returned a half-hour later to get his wrapped parcels, happy and on his way.

A tale of loss: Children’s book helps kids cope with death of pets (The Commercial Appeal) –  First, there was Marley, the rambunctious Labrador retriever whose death brought readers to tears in John Grogan’s “Marley and Me.” Now there’s Sammy, a mixed-breed hound who’s the subject of another tear-jerker, a children’s book, “Sammy in the Sky.”

Maine-made Fisher Plows to be featured on Science’s ‘How It’s Made’ (Bangor Daily News) – Snow plows in Maine are as common as, well, snow, but most people have not seen what goes on behind the scenes at Rockland-based Fisher Engineering, one of the nation’s leading plow manufacturers. That will change on Thursday when the Science program “How It’s Made” offers a glimpse of the manufacturing process that goes on year-round in two 10-hour shifts at the Rockland facility, which employs 300 people. (PS – it already aired but will be on again Thursday night at 9:30 on the Science Channel.

While I haven’t seen a news article on it yet the Rockland Maine Lobster Trap Tree will be on Extreme Christmas Trees on TLC this upcoming Saturday (the 10th) at 9pm.

Have you noticed the last few New posts I’ve done I’ve written that it’s a slow news weeks? Me too. So I’m thinking maybe they are not slow news weeks but the ones I find with several articles are just busy and this is normal. Food for thought. 🙂