Appalachian Mountain Club opens largest Maine wilderness lodge to date

​As Reported in the Bangor Daily News

TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 12, Maine — Standing on a wooded hill above Second Roach Pond, deep in the Maine wilderness, the new Medawisla Wilderness Lodge and Cabins opened to the public on July 1, offering its guests comfortable beds, hot showers, home-cooked meals, and a beautiful basecamp for outdoor adventures.

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Drifting down the river, fly fishing in style

As Reported in the Bangor Daily News

BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP, Maine — For the better part of an hour, Brandon Prescott peered toward shore, watched a sporadically feeding trout sip at a passing caddis fly, and tried to make the perfect cast.

“You’ve got to get it right in there,” guide Dan Legere said. “Six inches off the shore. That’s where he lives.”

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Expanded Northwoods Healthcare opens its doors

​Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

A new $3 million facility bringing services such as radiology, phlebotomy and behavior health to the area, doubling the number of exam rooms from seven to 14 and providing for greater patient privacy opened its doors on April 25. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital’s Northwoods Healthcare new clinic at 22 Haley Court formally dedicated the facility that afternoon.

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Wilsons on Moosehead Lake honored as state’s top family owned business

​Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP — Located on the western side of the lake and known as the longest, continuously operated sporting camp in Maine, Wilsons on Moosehead Lake was recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The establishment and its owners Alison and Scott Snell — who is a Master Maine Guide — were named as the organization’s 2017 Maine Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year and the couple will be receiving the honor on May 15 at the Maine Small Business Awards in Freeport.

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Moosehead Lake Brand Leadership Team news

The Moosehead Lake Brand Leadership Team recently held a committee meeting. The team has been busy and there are many exciting things coming this spring and summer.

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You’re Invited - Moosehead Lake Regional Master Plan Future Think-Tank Workshop - March 9th and 10th

On behalf of the Moosehead Lake Regional Economic

Development Corporation, we would like to invite you or an associate to
participate in an important Future Think-Tank Workshop for the Moosehead Lake Regional Master Plan.

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Premium Choice Broadband acquires Moosehead Enterprises

Reported in the Eastern Gazette

BREWER – Premium Choice Broadband (PCB) of Brewer announced last week that it has completed its acquisition of Moosehead Enterprise of Greenville in a private sale.

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My rural school’s future depends on the wilderness surrounding it - Bangor Daily News

By Jim Chasse, Superintendent of Greenville Consolidated School.

As a recent Maine Focus article, “Wilderness and a way forward,” points out, population losses have fueled efforts by the Moosehead Lake ...

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Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital named one of Maine’s Top Hospitals - MaineBiz

As reported in MaineBiz Magazine.

The Leapfrog Group announced this week that eight Maine hospitals have been named to its 2016 top hospital list, which honors the highest performers on the group’s survey. Our own Charles A. Dean was one of the eight!

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AMC taps Moosehead region contractors to build new Medawisla Lodge - MaineBiz

Reported in MaineBiz Magazine, by James McCarthy

AMC taps Moosehead region contractors to build new Medawisla Lodge ... AMC ‘s spending in the Moosehead Lake and 100-Mile Wilderness ...

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Jetsetter Magazine names Blair Hill as one of the Most Romantic Lake Hotels

​Jettersetter Magazine

It was on the shores of a lake that the transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau produced his most famous work, Walden. Another loch is the backdrop for a pivotal scene in Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. But the truth is that lakes, with their pristine waters and sheltered forest locations, capture more than just the intellectual’s imagination. Here, we round up nine of America’s best lake hotels that offer simple pleasures for active types and relaxation seekers alike.

Drive an hour-and-a-half drive northwest of Bangor, and you land at Blair Hill Inn – a restored Queen Anne Victorian home on a commanding hilltop overlooking Moosehead Lake

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Northwoods Gourmet Girl owner aims for ‘world condiment domination,’ after surviving cancer

​As Reported in the Bangor Daily News

Abby Freethy plunked herself down at a long, wooden table painted a bright, cheerful shade of aquamarine, in the dining room at headquarters for Northwoods Gourmet Girl in Greenville. She heaved a sigh — a satisfied sigh, not a weary one.

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Libra Foundation working to make Monson an arts destination

Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

Downtown Monson is undergoing a transformation thanks to the Portland-based Libra Foundation as the non-profit organization has purchased several buildings and is in the process of replacing these structures as part of its mission of making significant contributions to worthy causes across Maine.

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Moosehead Lake: Strong connections between conservation lands and economic health

Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

The Forest Society of Maine (FSM), a land trust serving Maine’s North Woods, holds nearly 1 million acres of forestland in conservation easements. A good portion of the conservation easements we hold surround the Moosehead Lake region and extend to the north, west and east including many mountains, lakes and rivers. The conservation easements typically allow for continued sustainable forest management and the landowners, who still own the land, continue to pay taxes on the land. The public benefits from the permanently assured public access and the conservation of wildlife habitat, special natural areas, recreational assets, and scenic beauty the easements ensure.

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Moosehead region stakeholders plan to boost economy, reverse declining population

Reported in the Bangor Daily News

GREENVILLE, Maine — Faced with a declining and aging population and a stagnant economy, many stakeholders in the Moosehead Lake region are taking action to reverse these trends. Making changes to secure a better future over the next decade-plus was the subject of the Moosehead Lake Regional Master Plan Future Think Tank held Thursday and Friday at the Bartley Facility.

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Moosehead Lake Region offering new trails, outdoor adventures and challenges

​Reported in the Bangor Daily News

The community in the Moosehead Lake Region is banding together to showcase the area’s many natural resources and make outdoor recreation more accessible to visitors. A number of collaborative projects are underway, bringing together area businesses, organizations and state agencies in an effort to improve area signage, mapping, trails and other outdoor resources for the public.

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Appalachian Mountain Club sets July opening date for Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is set to re-open Medawisla Lodge and Cabins July 1 following a major two-year reconstruction project.

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Wayfinding system will help visitors and residents enjoy the Moosehead region

Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

GREENVILLE — The Moosehead Brand Leadership Team and Moosehead Lake Region Economic Development Corporation have announced the installation of phase one of the Moosehead Lake Wayfinding Project.

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“Wilderness and a Way Forward” - Bangor Daily News

Insightful article written by Reporter Matthew Stone and published in the Bangor Daily News. A must read!

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Greenville businesses receive funds to improve offerings to visitors

Reported in the Piscataquis Observer

Businesses across the Maine woods have taken advantage of a matching grant program from the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative to help secure expert assistance to improve their business.

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