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Humane Society donation
ROCKLAND — Humane Society of Knox County board president Nancie Burton accepted a check on behalf of the shelter from Craignair Inn and Restaurant innkeepers Joanne and Michael O’Shea. The donation of $520 was raised from a series of recent events held at the Inn including a Sunday brunch and a cooking class with chef Chris Seiler. The donation will go toward the care of the more than 150 animals at the shelter.
The Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the midcoast area. The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Searsmont, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs and Morrill. The shelter is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.hskcme.org or call 594-4200.
BOOTHBAY — Biovation LLC, a manufacturer of antimicrobial formulations and nonwoven fiber products for food packaging and wound care, announced that it is a finalist for the 2011 New England Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Smaller Business Association of New England. More information about the award is posted at www.sbane.org/sbane-events/the-innovation-awards.
KNOX — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Whitcomb visited Ingraham Equipment Company recently. Ingraham hosted the 51st annual spring customer appreciation celebration with an all-day open house. Freedom Grange members assisted by serving a pancake breakfast, lunch and ice cream. Several agricultural commodity groups were featured as exhibitors, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was on hand to promote the Operation Game Thief trailer. Company president Rodney Ingraham said around 400 visitors attended the annual event.
“The family truly enjoys hosting this annual celebration and connecting with area farmers,” Ingraham said.