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P_age I0 THE QUODDY TIDES ' & _ . CAR Y RAMSDELL shows off some of his floor and rug-cleaning equipment. (Susan Esposito photo) Simulated scallops - a new item in fish market A new import, mock scallop, is unnerv- ing Nova Scotian fishermen and fish plant owners. The mock scallop, a product from Japan, is pollock but it looks and tastes like a scallop. Halifax, N.S. con- sumers say the mock scallops are "pretty good" and they are buying bags of the simulated scallops plain and breaded. The mock scallops are 65% minced pollock, 20% water, 7% egg whites, 4% condiments and 1% scallop extract. A Halifax supermarket is selling a thousand pounds a week of the simulat- ed scallops compared to a normal 35 pounds a week of fresh Canadian deep sea scallops. The new product is selling for $8.80 a kilogram while the real thing costs $23 a kilo. A dealer at the Halifax fish market reluctantly placed mock scal- lops in his display case alongside the Canadian product after the supermarkets started to sell the import. New rug & floor cleaning business in Eastport by Susan Esposito You'd like to change your living room around, but you can't because all of the furniture is gtrategically placed over the stains in your rug. Your kitchen floor hasn't sparkled for years and hardly qualifies as a mirror. What's the solution? One way Eastport area residents can solve these and other floor and rug-related problems is to contact Gary Ramsdell of Eastport. He owns the equipment and has the skills to expertly wax and seal floors and clean all types of rugs and car uphol- stery. Ramsdell has been caring for the floors at the Berman Mall and in Boyrrton Man- or. He explained that people displayed so much interest in whether he would do rugs that he bought the appropriate equip- ment and began his expanded enterprise in mid-February. "I've been very busy since then," he smiled Ramsdell is often aided by his wie, Cleo and children Penny and Gary, Jr. during his cleaning jobs. They not only News of Area Servicemen PERRY Airman Merlin H. Francis, son of David and Marion Francis, has been as- signed to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, after completing Air Force basic training. During the six weeks at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations. The airman will now receive specializ- ed instruction in the aircraft mainten- ance field. help him move furniture, the most time- consuming chore, but can operate all of the cleaning equipment. Floors will be beautiful for three to four months after they've been treated with Ramsdell's industrial wax. Even braided rugs can be easily cleaned with his scrubber and vacuumer. Ramsdell al- so has a complete spot removal kit which he uses before fitting a large attachment with beater/bar to his Aquatron Aid machine. This attachment squirts soap and water onto a rug, scrubs it in and, then sucks up the solution. So, if you would like some help with your spring cleaning this year, contact Gary Ramsdell at 853-4265. Free esti- mates are available. Z00ALIAN MILIANO'S PIZZA HOUSE County Road, 853-4662, Eastport Pizza -- Hot Meatball Sandwiches Hot Italian Sausage w/green peppers Hours: Tues. thru Sat.: 11 AM - 11 PM Sun. & Mon.: 11 AM - 5 PM A.B. Ramsdell Co FUEL OILS 9 Lincoln Street - Eastport, Me. TEL. 853-4321 HEATING - PLUMBING - ELECTRICAL Ix EASTPORT, MAINE TEL. 853-2918 i ,[ATAG APPLIANCES i MOOSE ISLAND WASTE DISPOSAL i and GENERAL TRUCKING John F. }lullen. Nn. & Non : * 66 BOYNTON ST. EASTPORT MAINE .* TEL. 853-2950 OR 853-4780  by Marie Jones The simulated scallops are made from Alaskan pollock. The fish is cut into thin strands that are woven together like a rope. This gives them the sinewy texture of the genuine scallop.While deep sea scallops may be a little rubbery at times, the mock scallop is always of a good con- sistency and the size is uniform. Curiosity prompts customers to try them for the first time and the difference in price brings them back for additional purchases. The mock scallop is taking a bite out of the market. Some 20,000 tons of mock scallops were exported to North America from Japan in 1983, twice the amount of the previous year. The Japanese have been exporting mock crab legs and canned mock crab meat for several years. Eastporters had a chance to try mock crab legs several months ago when the A&P store receiv- ed a shipment of Japanese frozen mock crab legs. Shoppers tried the product but the entire shipment did not sell during the product's market life. The major component of the pink crab legs is also pollock. Several A&P employees pur- chased the mock crab legs. Sherm Cam- ick said it was all right but he wasn't interested in purchasing more. Nina Richardson said she thought the crab legs tasted pretty good. The Japanese are working on a simulat- ed smoked salmon that will be bonded to real fish skin. But if you don't savor sea food, the Japanese manufacturers are planning to market chicken and turkey rolls and cho- colate for the North American market, all made from fish with the added flavor of the genuine product. 1 ,! 23 March, 198i i-1 Eastport Police Report "{ March 7 -Stolen car report. Vehicle re,. covered and charges will be ) filed. -Summons issued to Thomas   Bouchard for terrorizing. ';: -Summons issued to David ' DeWitt for violation of privacyi'! 8 -Eggs thrown at William Me- :, Laughlin home. -Report received that windows had been broken behind John Foster's office. Windows had been broken earlier this year and had not been repaired. 14-Arrested Freeman Kennard, Jr. on a superior court warrant. 16-Arrested Ronald Trott, Jr. for disorderly conduct." 17-1nvestigated burglary at Clark home on Mitchell street. Home, was unoccupied. Most of the stolen items have been recover- ed. Juveniles were involved and will be charged. Order fruit trees . and shrubs by March 30 The last day that fruit trees and wild- life shrubs may be ordered from the Wash. ington County Soil and Water Conserva- tion District is March 30, 1984. All residents of Washington County. are urged to take advantage of the savings and support conservation in Washington County at the same time. Interested persons should imediate- ly contact Nathan Pennell, District Office Manager at 255-3995 or P.O. Box 121, Machias, Maine 04654. 1982 1981 1981 1980 1980 1980 1980 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 BORDER MOTORS, INC. USED CAR SPECIALS! 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