Wednesday, 08 March 2017 22:39

A small-town classic - Spencer's Ice Cream

Some of the history behind a beloved local institution

BRADLEY - For residents and travelers alike, the small town of Bradley, Maine, is renowned for being the home of The Maine Forest and Logging Museum, located at Leonard’s Mills, off Route 178. But the town is also famous for another landmark (and a delicious one at that) – Spencer’s Ice Cream, which has been drawing lovers of the homemade frozen treat to their store, located in the center of the town, for the better part of a century. 

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BRADLEY - The Penobscot County SWCD has partnered up with the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Penobscot Indian Nation, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry to host a Kids Conservation Field Day to be held at Leonard's Mills in Bradley, Maine on July 22. Kids ages 6-12 will get to learn about our Maine forests, wildlife, soils and aquatic life in our ponds, lakes and streams. The youngsters will get to learn in an indoor and outdoor setting while doing hands on activities. The kids will get to dig in a soils pit, get to pull aquatic insects and plants out of the river for identification, go on nature walks to identify trees with a forester and so much more. The field day will be from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for the day, and lunch and snacks will be included. If you are interested in registering for this fun field day, give the district a call at 947-6622 Ext. 3 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Registration will close on July 10. Space is limited.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:56

A Maine summer favorite: ice cream

No one is ever too old for ice cream. From toddlers and teenagers to young couples and senior citizens, we all have a sweet spot that can only be satisfied (especially during the summer months) with an ice cream cone, banana split or milk shake. Our favorite flavors may change as we age, but ice cream is one of those universal treats we never stop enjoying.

In Maine, we are blessed to have more than a few spectacular ice cream shops that make homemade and even seasonal flavors that you just can't find anywhere else. Below is just a sprinkle (rainbow colored, please) of a few of them whose owners gave us the inside scoop on what makes their ice cream such a hit.

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