Carriage House Gardens Celebrates Flowers and Art on Aug. 17

Kate Nordstrom Exhibits New Paintings During Open House

Mid-August is a lush moment in the garden season and Carriage House Gardens in Wiscasset, Maine, invites the public to an open house to celebrate the blooms and the equally colorful paintings of Alna artist Kate Nordstrom.

For several years, Carriage House Gardens, featuring furnishings for gardens and home, has been the summertime gallery for Nordstrom’s newest work.  The combination of the store’s eclectic collections and the artist’s fanciful paintings have made for a stunning mix.

The shop’s offerings include viewing gardens, hand-made and edgy garden art, vessels of all kinds for floral arrangements, African market baskets, vintage porch furniture, and many other collectible items – all personally selected by the owner, Lucia Droby. Nordstrom’s dream-inspired paintings feature flying fish, dancing houses, lots of wildlife including diving bunnies, and meteor-filled skies. The color palette may be deep and bold or soft and soothing, but the artist’s style is unmistakable.

In addition to the visual banquet of art and furnishings, the evening also includes a menu of Nori rolls hand-made by local game designer Aaron Weissblum and chocolate-dipped macaroons from Mammy’s Bakery, the refreshing effervescence of peach sangria, and the sounds of David Lawlor playing jazz guitar.

For a delightful summer evening, drop in to ‘An Evening of Art and Garden’ at Carriage House Gardens, 62 Pleasant St., Wiscasset Village, on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 5:30 to 8pm; rain or shine. FMI, visit, email to, or call 617-974-7720.

Welcome to new Chamber Member

Old and Everlasting

Owners Marianne and Rob Barry moved from Cazenovia, New York where they had a successful business in a charming community on a property with an old building and barn and the store they called Old and Everlasting, filled to the brim with home goods, cards, books, women’s clothing, and accessories.

But after 28 years, they felt the need to move on, hence Wiscasset, another lovely community and an opportunity to continue what they love !

Welcome and thanks for joining our chamber community!

Located at 52 Water Street, stop by and say hello!

Store hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-4. 

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


52 Water Street

Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Phone  207-882-5533

Concord Coach Lines Service

will resume to Wiscasset this coming Wednesday July 24, 2019. The location will be at the Irving Circle K 639 Bath Rd. This location will serve as a Bus stop only, there will be no ticket sales or freight handled. The pickup and drop off times are the same as in the past. Tickets may be purchased on line at our website   





Check out the website for the full schedule

Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting to Welcome New Member Sarah Whitfield of Sheepscot River Shore House!

Sarah Whitfield and her family have long history here in Wiscasset. Sheepscot River Shore House holds a special place in Sarah’s heart having spent her childhood living across the street. With so many memories made there, it is a thrill to be able to share this house with so many others on their special occasions. The House gives you an instant sense of relaxation and comfort and the views never get old. Sarah is looking forward to working with you for all of your event needs! This gorgeous house has the best view in Wiscasset, the Prettiest Little Village in Maine. Located down the street from the famed Red’s Eats, the house provides spectacular views of the Sheepscot River, unforgettable sunrises, and a prime location in the midcoast area of Maine. Located in a quiet neighborhood this location gives you the best of both worlds; a place to relax while being close many area activities, restaurants, and sights.

Sheepscot River Shore House is the ideal spot for your next event. Boasting the best view in Wiscasset (in the heart of the Midcoast), book now for your next reception, small wedding, baby shower, business retreat, and more.

Sarah will be hosting a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting on August 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Sarah has had over ten years of organizing events of various types from conferences, to receptions and everything in between.

61 Water Street

Wiscasset, ME 04578

Tel: (207) 350-1316


Welcome New member: White Pine Home

This news story appeared in the Lincoln County News, by Charlotte Boynton,

Betsy Kyle holds the sign she will soon mount on her home at 57 Washington St. to welcome customers to her new business, White Pine Home. (Charlotte Boynton photo)

White Pine Home, a new shop for vintage accessories and a variety of other items for the home, which  opened in Wiscasset on  May 2.

White Pine Home is at 57 Washington St., behind the Wiscasset municipal building.

The owner, Betsy Kyle, planned a soft opening to begin at 10 a.m. She invited everyone to come in, look at her wares, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some fresh baked goods.

The business will offer home furnishings, flower arrangements, vintage and antique items, Cavallini paper goods, and Sweet Grass Farm candles, soaps, and lotions.

Kyle will showcase the decor and accessories she used in clients’ homes when she owned and operated Vignette Home Design in Stow, Mass. before moving to Wiscasset.

Kyle is a retired teacher, having taught for 22 years. She refers to herself as a wife and mother, a cancer survivor, a trained chef, and an interior redesign stylist, an art she is anxious to share in her new business. She also describes herself as a curious naturalist and scientist who loves music, books, and all things that grow.

Kyle and her husband, Leo Egan, left the place she had spent most of her life and moved to Wiscasset on April 26, 2018. She immediately became involved in the town.

A new business, White Pine Home, will open at 57 Washington St. in Wiscasset on Thursday, May 2. The building is also the home of shop owner Betsy Kyle and her husband, Leo Egan. (Charlotte Boynton photo)

White Pine Home will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the spring, summer, and fall. Flexible hours are being considered for the winter.

Betsy will host a Business After Hours and Ribbon cutting, October 24, at 5:30 p.m.