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Start Your Winter Heating Season Off with Big Savings…Bid Now!

Holy cow! $1000 worth of home heating fuel...whether it's oil, propane or pellets. You can use your $1000 for heating or plumbing service, too. Or toward a new stove or furnace, from M.A. Haskell Fuel in South China!

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Norm Elvin with Ashley (left) and Lisa Wardwell

The China Dine-ah Enters a New Era and Expansion as ‘Lisa’s Restaurant and Catering’ Owner, Lisa Wardwell, Officially Takes the Reins

As of Friday morning at around 11 o'clock, Lisa Wardwell, owner of Lisa's Restaurant and Catering on Bangor Street in Augusta, added another feather to her cap: The China Dine-ah, to be exact.

Norm Elvin, owner of G&E Roofing of Augusta and Norm's Chicken and Seafood in South China, wished Lisa the best of luck as they all gathered at "The Dine-ah" on Friday night!

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Norm Elvin speaks to capacity crowd at the China Dine-ah (4/23/2014)
Norm Elvin speaks to capacity crowd at the China Dine-ah (4/23/2014)

Smiles, Laughs, Hugs and Tears Were All Part of Norm Elvin’s ‘Trivia Night’ Farewell at the China Dine-ah [Gallery]

My friend Norm Elvin barely choked back tears as he spoke to the large group that had gathered for trivia at the restaurant he started nearly seven years ago. That really hit me because, it seems like just a year or two ago, I was walking in to the Dine-ah for the first time. That first weekend was happy chaos as the crew inside (a bunch of whom are still there) were getting their sea legs.

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What’s Up for Winning on the Moose Morning Show! [Video]

Sorry I look so drab....nobody was in makeup this morning and the cameraman didn't show up, but I shot this quick vid anyway to tell you what's up for grabs with Meal or No Meal this morning.

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Norm and I at Moosehead
Norm and I at Moosehead

Rumors are True, The China Dine-ah will Change Hands for the First Time Ev-ah!

One of my best friends is Norm Elvin and, in the recent past, he's struggled with his love of the restaurant that he founded and his diminishing time to do the things he knew he should be doing. In the end, love of his family and desire for some much needed rest won out...

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Mario Villafuerte, Getty-Images
Mario Villafuerte, Getty-Images

Winslow Man Dies in Morning Car Crash in China

22 year old Jordan Maroon died at the scene of a car crash early this morning (Feb.21) in China, ME.

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Bridget at the China Dine-ah

Bridget is Back at the China Dine-ah After Recovering from a Horrible Crash…Jon James can Relate

It was so good to see Bridget Conlogue serving up meals at the China Dine-ah. To understand why, you need to know that, in August, she was in a horrible car crash in Augusta that nearly took her young life, less than 2 months after graduating from Erskine Academy...

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It’s Just a Misdemeanor…Woman Who Steals Groceries Summoned

According to a report, her name is Lou Ann Gedmint of South China and she allegedly walked out of the Elm Plaza Hannaford in Waterville the other night with $200 worth of groceries and refused to submit to police requests to stop as she went to her car. She drove off and was, eventually, tracked to her residence...

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Jon and Kevin
Kevin Boucher and me

Friday, Jon Met a Good Man and His Name is Kevin Boucher

Kevin Boucher is a meat cutter at Tobey's Grocery in South China. Right now, he wishes he could be back behind the counter greeting smiling customers and giving advice on cuts of meat, but he can't. You see, Kevin is very sick...

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Norm Elvin
Norm, in the place he spent most of his summer, loving every minute of it!

Peace Out! China Dine-ah Too Calls it a Season, Closed Until Next Year: Owner Norm Elvin is a Free Man

The China Dine-ah Too's inaugural season is in the books. Norm Elvin spent most of his summer behind a fryolator, cooking up chicken, fries and seafood for hungry tourists. That's how he rolls. When he starts a business, he's in it for the long haul and, to him, there's no such thing as a menial job!

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