Posted on: July 22nd, 2012 by Ray Deleo
Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach Inn would like to show you the Better Way To Stay and inform you of one of our favorite events of the year the
Yarmouth Clam Festival a 47-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork on the third Friday in July, provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for others, a reconnection with the pleasure of basic hometown charm.
The annual festival boasts lots of clams for eating, musical performances, competitions, fireworks, arts and crafts
The juried craft show on the NYA Lawn offers a selection of handmade crafts in every price range created by more than 140 artisans. Thursday 6-8pm (crafter’s option to open); Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm.has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans for every price range. The Festival’s jury consists of a panel of independent experts in various categories of arts and crafts. The jury selects crafters based on the following criteria: authenticity of handcrafted workmanship, originality and individuality, design excellence, executional skill, attention to detail, and professionalism in presentation.
Royal River Chorus
Free Entertainment is provided all weekend at four locations: the Entertainment Tents at North Yarmouth Academy, on Memorial Green, on the Library Lawn and the Serendipity Stage on the First Parish Church Lawn.
Carnival by Smokey’s Greater Shows, Inc. is next to the Rowe School. Open Wednesday & Thursday 5-11pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm; Pay-one-price $20 bracelets are valid Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm and Sunday 12-4pm.
Art Show & Sale Under the Oaks on the Library Lawn. View original works from the best artists in Maine and from away. Browse the show under three Maine State Champion Oak Trees, the largest known living members of each species in Maine. Friday 10am- 5pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.
Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Ray Deleo
Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach ME. Bed and Breakfast is happy to inform you of the Boston Portsmouth 2012 Air Show.
The United States Navy Blue Angels along with the Black Diamond Jet Team will bring their high adrenaline, action packed flying performance to the Boston Portsmouth Air Show at Portsmouth’s International Airport at Pease on June 30 and July 1st.
Sean D. Tucker
There will also be precision aerobatic flying by Michael Goulian in his Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC, and Sean D. Tucker in his custom built 400 horsepower Challenger II Biplane along with Wing Walker Jane Wicker and many others.
The air Show will host ground displays of many different aircraft including today’s military jets, Vintage Warbirds, Bi Planes, and Civilian Aircraft. Many of the display will allow hands on and walkthroughs. These are some of the aircrafts on display B-52 Strato Fortress, B-25 Panchito, F-16 Fighting Falcons, B-52 Strato Fortress, C-17 Globemaster III, C-21 Lear Jet, UH-60 Blackhawk and many more.
Golden Knights Parachute Team
The U.S. Army Golden Knights Precision Parachute Team will be parachuting in on this years show.
Impressive demonstrations of the mighty roar of the USAF F-15 will be put on, along with the display of power and maneuverability of the F-16 that combines to make this Jet one of the world’s most lethal aircraft, also the Navy’s top fighter and attack aircraft will captivate the audience with it powerful, precise demonstration of it’s speed and skill.
An also must see demonstration is the KC-135R Stratotanker, the fuel lifeline of the United States Air Force in action in an exciting fly-by.
Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Ray Deleo
The Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to show you the Better Way To Stay while celebrating the Forth of July here in Old Orchard Beach ME .
Enjoy fine dining at The Landmark or Joesph’s By The Sea or Yellow Fin’s Restaurant and don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine, there is no corkage fee at Yellow Fin’s. For great traditional Maine lobster diners we recommend The Rising Tide in Pine Point
Old Orchard Beaches Independence Day Celebration starts on Wednesday
Old Orchard Beach Celebration
July4th at 9:30 with a spectular fireworks display in the town square next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier and then again on Thursday evenings the 5th and 6th of July.
Sand Sculpture Contest
Family sand sculpture contest July 3 in Ocean Park Chautauqua-by-the-Sea on the beach . Fun for the entire family. Come enjoy a parade in Ocean Park July 4 starting at 10 a.m. and band concert with line and square dancing. FMI: 207-934-9068
Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by Ray Deleo
The 39th Annual Portland Old Port Festival
It’s that time of year again to kick off the summer with the free 39th annual Old Port Festival in Portland Old’s Port. Only a 12 minute drive from Old Orchard Beach’s Me. and the Atlantic Birches Inn. Don’t miss this event on Sunday June 10 11am – 5PM , featuring the best of local and regional music, food, arts and much more.
The Old Port Festival is the largest one-day festival in northern New England, hosting over 40,000 people. The Festival kicks off at 11am with a parade starting at the top of Exchange Street featuring mascots, music, dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers and more.
Pick up an official festival map and schedule at the visitor’s information booth or any stage the day of the festival
Entertainment takes place throughout the afternoon with comedy, jazz, country music and rock on mutiple stages. Food from around the world is on offer, along with kids’ activities including a children’s stage, jugglers, and arts and crafts.
Old Port shops and restaurants will be open along with vendors from throughout the region.
Kid’s Activities Presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of
Maine – Post Office Park
Blow Beautiful Bubbles
Create the Perfect Paper Airplane
Fold Awesome Origami
Build With Giant Blocks
Kid’s Entertainment – Post Office Park
12pm: Experience Mad Science! Spectacular Science experiments that will wow and amaze you!
1pm: Dance to the rhythms of steel band music with Island Beats
2pm: The Society for Creative Anachronism brings to life the pageantry, honor and glory of the past
3pm: Hip Hop & Jazz dance performances by Pulse Dance Company, Studio for the Living Arts
4pm: Enjoy the art of movement and storytelling through music with the Nevaeh Dance Company
Stage Schedules and Band Lineups:
Dispatch Magazine & Fox 23 - Middle and Temple Streets
12:00pm: Acoustic- Arianna Cogswell
12:15pm: Mike Furey (of Dangerous Muse)
12:55pm: Acoustic- Dom Colizzi
1:10pm: Amy Allen
2:20pm: Acoustic- Pretty Girls Sing Soprano
2:35pm: The Wrecking
3:45pm: Acoustic- Lady Zen
4:00pm: Sparks the Rescue
WCLZ – Fore and Sliver Streets
12pm: Dominic and the Lucid
1pm: The Jason Spooner Trio
2pm: The Pete Kilpatrick Band
4pm: Eric Hutchinson
The Coast 93.1 – Middle and Pearl Streets
12pm: Maine Transmit Authority
1pm: Dia Frampton
2pm: Time Pilots
3pm: Jon McLaughlin
4pm: The Cab
WPOR – Fore and ion Streets
12pm: The Mallett Brothers
1pm: Greg Bates
2pm: The Farm
3pm: The Lost Trailers
4pm: Bucky Covington (Former American Idol Contestant)
Maine Academy of Modern Music – Dana Street
12:00-12:10: Emergency Sirens (Rock)
12:10-12:20: Metal Sideburns (Punk)
12:20-12:30: Untitled Revolution (Pop Rock)
12:30-12:40: BEATBOXING: 7 Year Old Ethan Kasprzak &
MAMM Instructor Chas Lester
12:40-1:00: Static (Alternative Rock)
1:00-1:20: Jake Marcus Striker (Indie Rock)
1:20-1:40: Average Suburban Housecats (Folk Rock)
1:40-2:00: Guilty Bystander (Alternative Rock)
2:00-2:40: 2012 MAMM SLAM WINNERS: The Veayo Twins (Pop Rock)
2:40-3:00: Beware of Pedestrians (Pop Punk)
3:00-3:40: Dean Ford (Pop Rock)
3:40-4:00: The Twisted Truth (Power Pop)
4:00-4:20: Lady & The Tramps (Hard Rock)
4:20-4:40: Parenthesys (Metal)
4:40-5:00: Simple Burden (Hard Rock)
Bull Feeney’s Irish Music – Moulton Street
11:30am: Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps
12:00pm: The Milliners
1:00pm: The Napper Tandies
2:00pm: The Squid Jiggers
3:00pm: Rum Riot
4:00pm: The Pubcrawlers
There are children’s activity areas, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Maine. Throughout the Old Port, artists, activities, food, and other fun surprises are guaranteed. This festival is RAIN OR SHINE!
Posted on: March 18th, 2012 by Ray Deleo
Did you know that this is a busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees? Even in the worst of winter, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season gets underway. It all starts in late February when the sap starts flowing through the trees. The trees are tapped, and in a good year, one large forty year old Maple Tree may produce as much as 60 gallons of sap from one tap.
But it takes 40 quarts of the sap to get one quart of the golden maple syrup that you find beside your pancakes, ice cream or in maple candies. Join Maine’s maple producers each spring as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday on Sunday March 25- the day when sugar makers around the State open the doors of their sugarhouses for the public to join them in their rites of spring – Making Maple Syrup.
At many of these farms near the Atlantic Birches Inn in Old Orchard Beach Maine you can go into the sugaring shack, watch the sap evaporate, and learn about how it goes from what looks like nothing more than water, to one of the sweetest things made in Maine. Sometimes the syrup is pale gold and delicate, sometimes dark and rich. It all depends on the soil and terrain, the wind and the weather, just like fine wine. But don’t worry, if you can’t make it for Maple Sugar Sunday at one of these farms, you can always visit them the rest of the month of March and early April.
For a full list of participating farms visit Maine Maple Producers or see our map below of nearby Maine Maplc Sugaring Shacks below come see us and we can give you a list with directions to some of the local nearby farms . Your Innkeepers Ray and Heidi Deleo
View Atlantic Birches Inn – Old Orchard Beach – Local Maple Sugaring Shacks in a larger map
Posted on: December 28th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
New York has the Polar Bear Plunge, Maryland the Penguin Plunge, California the Polar Plunge, North Carolina the Dolphin Plunge, South Carolina the Pelican Plunge and Old Orchard Beach Maine has the Lobster Dip Sponsored by the Portland Rugby Club. 207-879-0489.
No Double Dippers
Watch or join in as over 500 participants who have raised a minimum of $100.00 in pledges, to be turned in on Dip day as they dip into the chilly forty degree water of the Atlantic Ocean in front of the BReuswick Hotel in Old Orchard Beach ME., at Noon sharp on Sunday January 1st New year day, to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Maine.
For those who are not lobster dippers, there is an area on the beach for those referred to as “Chicken Dippers” who wish to take part in raising funds for the great cause but are too chicken to take a dip in the cool ocean waters.
Wear something on your feet into the water! Costumes are optional. Bring a robe/blanket/beach towel to wrap yourself in after you come out of the water, showers/changing rooms are available nearby. Post Dip Party with free food, cash bar, live music & football inside the Brunswick at the Oceanside Grille, Registration starts at 10 AM – come early as you may have to park a distance away from the event.
Posted on: December 26th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Happy New Year
The Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to show you the Better Way To Stay while celebrating the bringing in of the New Year in Old Orchard Beach Maine. Enjoy fine dining at Yellow Fin’s Restaurant and don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine, there is no corkage fee at Yellow Fin’s. Jumpin Jakes will also be featuring a New Years Eve Dinner Package
There will be two fireworks shows this year. The earlier time will allow for people of all ages to come and enjoy a Beach Bonfire, Marshmallow Toasting and Hot Cocoa with the first fireworks show going off at 5:30. Last year, this event brought almost 1000 people (locals and travelers) to the beach.
The second Fireworks show will be at Midnight. The second show will give people a chance to visit restaurants and nightspots while they wait to bring in 2012 in Old Orchard Beach.
New Years Day Lobster Dip
On Sunday, the 23nd annual Special Olympics Lobster Dip sponsored by Portland’s Rugby Club will bring the daredevils, about 500 of them out to the beach. OOB365 volunteers will be there with hot cocoa and cider served on the beach to add some much needed warmth. OOB365 volunteers will be selling First Night Buttons for this event for $10 each to help cover the costs of the Fireworks and Advertising.
Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach ME. Bed and Breakfast is happy to inform you that New this fall is Maine Beer Week the celebration of craft beer and good food the event begins Thursday November 10 – 17. Just think how great it is and lucky we are to have so much good beer to choose from in Maine. At Jimmy the Greeks in Old Orchard Beach its always beer week with 50 Taps and 100 bottles of diferent beers. Jimmy will have a rotating menu featuring food prepared with Maine Micro Brews. Also there will be a Maine Beer of the Day Baxter release party and special event Wed Nov 16.
This event offers a unique experience that showcase’s many of Maine’s Brew Masters, (Shipyard , Gritty’s , Belfast Bay. Geary’s, Sea Dog) along with celebrated restaurants and fine dining establishments, that feature high-caliber and authentic Beer. Hope to see you there. Cheers.
Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Main House 2011
Central and Southern Maine are the best locations to see colorful foliage through the weekend, according to the final 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation.
Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting past peak leaf color in each of the state’s seven tracking zones, but pockets of remarkable color can still be seen in the Kennebec Valley region along Route 201 and in Cumberland and York counties in southern Maine. Leaf drop in these regions is currently 50 to 70 percent, rangers say.
I went out for one of my rare October drives this Tuesday on Route 9 and Shore Road to see Nubble Light House in Cape Neddick and I was surprised to still see an abundance of bright colors and leaves still on the trees. I am usually here attending to guests here at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast, for most of the October leaf-peeping season. I wase amazed at the brilliance of leaf color even at higher elevations. Along the beach here in Old Orchard Beach many of the trees are at their color potential. We have Ash, Maple, Birch and Oak trees on our property that are in their full Fall display of bright fall colors. The road that we are located all the trees are orangingy, red and yellow Crayola Crayon shades that over-shadows all other leaf colors.
Wooden Covered Bridge
Numerous guests have taken area drives on scenic inland To Route 5 toward the White Mountains and coastal roads this past weekend and brought back spectacular photos of waterfalls, swimming-holes, covered wooden bridges, landscapes, hiking trails, and all the photos bore a palette of bright colors.
Never mind the experts. We have gotten the word straight from the source, our guests: The leaves are still on the trees and that the show will go on for another week or two. Don’t miss them.
Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach ME. Bed and Breakfast is happy to inform you that Harvest on the Harbor is here again on October 20 – 22 at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portalnd.
It offers a unique experience that showcase’s many of Maine’s celebrated chefs and many renowned fine dining establishments, while featuring high-caliber and authentic gourmet products from local Maine farmers, fishermen and food artisans, as well as wineries, brewers and spirit makers. Some of the special events will be Grand Tasting on the Harbor.
Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, The Ultimate Seafood Splash and Top of the Crop from Maine’s Best Farms to Table Chefs. We invite you to share in the harvest bounty and hope you join us for 3 fun filled days of gourmet foods right here in Portland Maine on the peaceful coast of Maine