I moved to the Central Maine area in the fall of 1987. The fall after the big flood.   I moved into Downtown Gardiner. I have always thought Gardiner was one of the most charming  communites and has a perfect little downtown area.  Now, back in olden days of the late 80’s Gardiner looked a little different than it does today...

My apartment was near the Gardiner Fruit Company store.  The credit union was downtown and I could see Shop N’ Save out my back window.  The Arcade Parking lot did not have all those little islands.  But as time went on, downtown changed and is working to re-invent itself, like a lot of downtowns in Maine and around the nation.  So it was great to crack open the June issue of Downeast Magazine to find a story about a charming town and the work they are doing.  Personally, I love Gardiner.  I can head there for some shopping, a visit to the common or the waterfront.   Gardiner can also count me in as a supporter of the Dog Park they are working on for the waterfront.   Shadow wants to come play!