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Westport Takes to Rte. 1 on a Summer Saturday

The Fire Department Yard Sale and the Marketplace Cafe

A sunny Saturday, breakfast and a yard sale; or a sunny Saturday, a yard sale, and breakfast. Either way, Westport Islanders likely ran into neighbors on Rte. 1 in Wiscasset last week when the Volunteer Fire Department ran its once-every-five-years-or-so yard sale.

Hundreds of browsers stopped by the old Ames hardware store to view or buy everything from bicycles to duck decoys, furniture, a spinning wheel, and more. The Fire Department netted a little over $2,000 and inherited a couple of pieces of new equipment they won’t have to buy for now.

When fire department volunteers needed refueling, after a 5 a.m. start to set up for the sale’s 8 a.m. opening, Marketplace Cafe helped put together hot dogs for hungry volunteers.

For those who didn’t know, Westport Islander Cindy Bradford bought the Marketplace Cafe at the Wiscasset Marketplace (across from Shaw’s) this past spring. Frequenters of the Southgate Family Restaurant in Bath will be happily reunited with super waitresses Cindy Bradford and Kelley Lester who had been welcoming fixtures at Southgate for the past 14 years. Stop by for a great breakfast (or lunch) and to support your neighbors…

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