A few years ago, we conducted a residential survey that gave us insight into how the people of Bath and the area wanted to see their downtown grow and evolve. Since we collected that information, we’ve seen a number of suggested changes to the downtown, including:
- A very popular ice cream store
- A refreshed, renovated waterfront park
- A year-round downtown Farmers’ Market
- A pet food store with dog-washing facility
- A Thai restaurant
- A new clothing store
Since so much of what everyone said they would like to have happen has come to be, it’s time for Main Street Bath to sponsor a new survey to help plan our future! A number of people have asked for “more things to do in the evening” in Bath, so we are especially interested in what types of entertainment would be popular.
Click here to take our short survey …as a thank you to those who participate, five respondents will be selected to receive a $50 Gift of Bath gift certificate, valid at businesses throughout the city.
Main Street Bath’s annual campaign continues, and with just under two months left in 2012 we have reached 63% of our $41,500 goal for the year. To make our budget we need the support of all our business and community friends, so if you have not yet donated, we are still counting on you! We have also set a goal to find 100 new supporters at the $25-50 level. Please tell a friend, or if you love downtown Bath but haven’t given before, please become a Main Street Bath supporter yourself. Click here to donate online, or checks may be sent to Main Street Bath, 15 Commercial Street, Bath, ME 04530.
Together we make great things happen!
Happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking - TONIGHT!
- Free Demo at Tony Dance and Fitness - Nov 9
- Indoor Bath Farmers Market - Nov 10
- Veteran’s Lunch at Bath Elks – Nov 11
- Beaujolais Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking – Nov 15
- Downtown Office Spaces available
- Fall Deal at Admiral Steakhouse
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro - Nov 10
- Witness at the Dreamland Theater - Nov 15
- Tide Mill Institute Conference - Nov 9 & 10
- RSU1 presents Touch-a-Truck – Nov 10
- “Full Ahead at Fifty” at Maine Maritime Museum - Opens Nov 10
- Update on e-readers at PFL - Nov 13
- SPI presents “Bath Churches and Public Buildings” – Nov 14
- KELT fall lecture series – Fisheries - Nov 15
- Hunting on KELT Preserves
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Free Demos at Tony Dance and Fitness, 144 State Road
Free Demo Class at Tony Dance and Fitness Studio on Friday November 9 at 5pm.
Zumba Gold Toning: Also a gentle type of Zumba Gold class, using toning sticks (maracas like) it combines targeted body sculpting exercise and cardio workout with Kathleen Lamothe.
MicroMainea has pots of lovely micro greens to take home and keep on the sill; they change weekly, but all re crisp fresh and delicious. Thiseweeks offerings include china rose adzuki, garnet mustard, pea tendrils and purple kohlrabi-Judy, their grower, is happy to share tips on tending and preparation.
Sparrow Farm has lots of cranberries-fresh dried, even in ketchup (quite a treat) and fresh ginger and leeks to spice up any meal. Oyster Creek Mushroom is offering yellowfoot chanterelles and hedgehogs, as well as some sleek king oysters, great sautéed with leeks and chicken and tossed with long thick pasta. Pleasant Pond Orchard has lots of granola and maple or blueberry syrup to start the day right! Back up breakfast with a cup of deep roast Somalia from Big Barn Coffee, and don’t forget all their jars are returnable and discounted. Hootin’ Gluten is back and we are happy! Welcome to their light and lovely buckwheat muffins, their seeded bread, and almond teacakes; try the pumpkinhead bread too!
Robin at Chase Farm Bakery has classic blueberry muffins and sugar donuts. She is starting to take orders for Thanksgiving, headlining pecan and mince pies, but there are 19 other kinds (yes that includes pumpkin! Order at the market or call 549 7611 by noon on the 19th.
Appleton Creamery has a nice wild mushroom chevre to spread, a really nice Manchego for your Spanish dishes, and a whole new batch of their creamy Sisters Soap, guaranteed to make your bath a luxury. Hahn’s End will be here on the 17th.
Fat Friars Mead is introducing Maid Maya, good for the holidays. Inspired by and named for the brewer’s daughter, it is sweetly redolent of orange, cinnamon and spice. Add cider to make wassail-Sean will fill in the details of how to.
The Turkey Farm offers interesting variety-tasty ground for rich burgers, fresh turkey salad, and an authentic kielbasa. Pick of the week is the packet of freshly roasted sliced turkey breast, great for sandwiches.
FMI 549 7611, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran’s Lunch at Bath Elks, 9 Lambard Street
Sunday, November 11 from Noon to 3 the Veterans Committee is having a Veterans Lunch for Veterans and guests. There is no cost for Veterans and all others is $5.00.
FMI and reservations please call the Lodge at 443-9852.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 5-7 PM
On the third Thursday of November the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau will officially be released. We have ordered in a number of wonderful Beaujolais wines, which are perfect for your holiday entertaining and gift giving. Come and learn about the history and traditions around this delicious wine. We will provide tasting notes and light appetizers. There is no charge, just drop by and enjoy some great wine.
FMI call the store at 443-1402.
2500 sq ft. renovated, ADA elevator & restroom access, 2nd floor office space. Downtown Bath, next to Rt 1 for easy access to BIW and downtown business. Available Sept 1.
Two spaces ready to lease 500 sq ft and 2000 sq feet.
Amenities available include phone system, ethernet network, kitchen area, small conference room. Lease includes limited free parking with additional available by permit nearby, common area maintenance, and landlord on site.
FMI call Will Blake 207-522-8156
Join for a Great Fall Deal at Admiral. We are featuring a Dinner Special to knock your socks off. Two 3 Course meals and a Bottle of Wine for just $49. That’s right you choose from our Specials menu which includes a choice of Soup or Salad, Beef, Chicken, Fish and Vegetarian entrees and a choice of two desserts. This deal is valid from Sunday through Thursday‘s until further notice.
Enjoy the Fall weather and we look forward to seeing you at Admiral. Your table is waiting.
Dreamland Theater will screen Witness, starring Harrison Ford, November 15th at 7pm at the Winter Street Center, in Bath.
Movies are shown at the Dreamland Theater every Thursday at 7pm. The suggested donation is $5. Feel free to bring supper. Soft drinks, popcorn and candies are available for $1 each.
Witness is sponsored by Cross Insurance.The 2012-2013 season is underwritten by Jorgensen Landscaping. Movies are generously donated by River Bottom Video in Bath. All proceeds go toward the maintenance of the Winter Street Center.
Tide Mill Institute presents an important tidal energy conference, “Eight Centuries of Tidal Power”
November 9 & 10 at the Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Street in Bath.
Friday Nov 9 –
Noon-3:30pm pre-conference field trip to Area Tide Mill Sites
6pm-8pm Informal Reception at Winter Street Center
Saturday Nov 10 -
8am-9am – Registration and Coffee
9am – Welcome and Introduction
9:15am-noon & 12:45pm-2pm – Presentations (lunch provided at noon)
2:15pm-3:30pm – Field trip to Winnegance and Arrowsic tide mill sites
Please register early by mail, phone or email. Conference $20, refreshments and lunch included. Make check to TIDE MILL INSTITUTE
FMI contact Bud Warren at email@example.com or 207-373-1209
Mark your calendars for a fun family event on November 10 sponsored by the RSU1 Early Childhood Advisory Council!
“Touch A Truck” is a community-wide event where kids will have an opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about lots of really cool vehicles! Join us from 11:00-1:00 on Saturday, November 10th at the Bath Recreation and Saint Mary’s Church parking lot for a truckload of fun! Rain date Sunday, November 10 from 1:00-3:00. There will be no admission fee but donations will be welcome to benefit the CHOICES Pre-K program.
Exhibit: Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum
Opens November 10 – on view through May 26, 2013
MMM shows its best of the best. More than 150 objects from the Museum’s collection have been selected for this 50th Anniversary exhibit – objects that are special because of their historical importance, their beauty or because of the story behind the object.
FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season: An Update on eReaders and eBooks
On Tuesday, November 13, Patten Free Library (PFL) will host a hands-on information session on eReaders and eBooks. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor community room.
“Since last year, when we hosted ‘eBooks 101’ and a follow-up presentation after the holidays, the market for eReaders and tablets has really taken off. Consumers can choose any number of different devices now if they want to read eBooks; some mobile phones can even accommodate eBooks,” says Roberta Jordan, an outreach librarian at Patten. “As this year’s holiday shopping season approaches, we thought it would be a good idea to offer our patrons a review of choices they have and the factors to consider when purchasing an eReader, and to review how to borrow and download eBooks through the library’s ‘Overdrive’ service.
The presentation will include a live demo on how to borrow library eBooks on a Nook, a Kindle, and an iPad. “We want patrons to take advantage of our eBook collection,” says library director Lesley Dolinger, “Many of them are surprised to learn that their library card provides access to over 2,000 free downloadable titles. And eBooks are automatically “returned” after the lending period, so there’s never an overdue book or fines to worry about.”
FMI contact Roberta Jordan, the Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Patten Free Library, at 443-5141
SPI presents “Bath Churches and Public Buildings”, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Street
Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. will present an illustrated lecture on “Bath Churches and Public Buildings” by Earle Shettleworth on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7 P.M. at the Winter Street Center. Mr. Shettleworth is the Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and State Historian. His program will use both historic images and current views in discussing Bath’s 19th- and 20th-century houses of worship, schools, fire stations and customs houses–those both lost and preserved.
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
FMI please call 443-2174, or sagadahocpreservation.org
KELT’s fall lecture series concludes November 15 with WORKING LANDSCAPES IN THE KENNEBEC ESTUARY
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) presents an annual lecture series that explores a balanced view of an environmental issue of national significance and local relevance. In 2012 the focus is on WORKING LANDSCAPES: specifically the ecological and economic benefit of forestland and fisheries.
The final talk in the series is on Fisheries on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Joe Payne, Baykeeper for Friends of Casco Bay and Dana Morse of Maine Sea Grant, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present on the current opportunities, research and challenges to the Kennebec Estuary fishery.
The Kennebec Estuary drains an average of six billion gallons of water to the Gulf of Maine per day. The magnitude of the estuary’s influence on Maine’s coastal waters shows that the health of the watershed is of great importance ecologically as well as economically. The economic impact of Maine’s shellfish industry alone has been estimated at $56.0 million. Access to spawning habitat for bait fish such as alewives is critically important for restoration of the near and off shore fishery. KELT recently identified that over 40% of the culverts in the estuary are severe barriers to fish passage.
Maine’s abundant coastal and marine resources provide the potential to expand important resource based industries. Opportunities exist for innovative management of shellfish areas, habitat conservation, improvements in water quality, aquaculture, and enhanced marketing of local seafood and shellfish.
Refreshments will be served at the lecture and a $5 donation is suggested at the door. To reserve a seat visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.
Corresponding Field Trip: Friday November 16, 1:00-3:00pm ?FREE tour of the wet lab at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. See how aquaculture gets its start. Carpool meets at the Bath CVS at 12:30. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FMI contact www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.
KELT HUNTING INFORMATION
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is dedicated to the protection of the land, water, and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary region. With eight preserves open year-round dawn until dusk for the public’s enjoyment, the land trust is committed to providing access to these public lands for low-impact and traditional recreation including hunting, where appropriate.
Hunting is allowed at six preserves: Thorne Head, Sewall Woods, and Whiskeag Creek Preserves in Bath, Higgins Mountain and Weber Kelly Preserves in Georgetown, and Bonyun Preserve on Westport Island. Hunting is not permitted on Green Point Preserve in West Bath and Merrymeeting Fields Preserve in Woolwich due to restrictions placed by the donor.
KELT would like to remind both hikers and hunters to be cautious during the 2012 hunting season. When hiking on KELT trails or elsewhere during hunting season, wear visible orange clothing and exercise caution. As always, KELT urges dogs to be on leash.
Hikers should note that according to Maine Law, hunting on Sunday is not permitted; however brightly colored clothing is still encouraged.
Hunters are asked to use extra caution while on KELT property as other non-hunters are likely present and KELT requests that hunters do not hunt along the trails. Please be aware that families are accustomed to hiking year-round.
Deer stands are by permission only and only as allowed by state law. Stands must be away from trails and marked with hunter’s name, address and phone number. No metal can be put in trees, and cutting of trees or brush is not permitted. No motorized vehicles are allowed at any time. Further information on hunting rules is available by contacting each city or town for local regulations and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife agency at www.maine.gov/ifw.
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It holds easements on 2,000+ acres of private land and maintains eight preserves for public enjoyment.
FMI contact www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.