Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Birches Inn’

Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Ray Deleo

Maine Made Maple Syrup

Did you know that this is the busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees?  Even with worst of winter in ten years, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season got underway this past  weekend.  This year the SAP has started late  and and is flowing slowly but should be flowing abundantly within the next few weeks.  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.

Maine Sugaring Taps

It takes about 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.  Maine is the 3rd largest producer of Maple Syrup. Visit Maine’s maple producers this spring as they celebrate Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend Saturday and Sunday March 21 – 22 the day the  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.

Sap Evaporator

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 this weekend 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 Sugaring Shacks .  Your Innkeepers Ray and Heidi Deleo

Old Orchard Beach Car Show

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Ray Deleo

The Atlantic Birches Inn a Old Orchard Beach Bed and Breakfast would like to make you aware of the 19th Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show and Parade will take place September 14 – 15th with hundreds of classic and antique automobiles parading through the streets of Old Orchard Beach.  This Car Show weekend has become a favorite for car enthusiasts, collectors, fans and spectators from far and wide. Old Orchard Beach is an ideal place to host this show with its classic downtown strip leading to the Pier, and the historic seaside amusement park atmosphere. The Car Show weekend kicks of Friday night with beautifully restored and maintained classic cars and trucks lining Old Orchard Street. The street is closed to traffic so viewers can browse the vintage car display then enjoy the famous Car Show Parade as the cars and trucks of yesterday “cruise” East and West Grand Avenue, creating a scene of past decades.

The actual 19th Annual Car Show Exhibit takes place from 8am to 3:00pm on Saturday on 1st Street across from the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center. The public is welcome to attend, with a $2 donation admission to benefit OOB firefighters and EMS show attendees also receive a ballot to vote for their preferred vehicles. Car Show entry registration is 8am to Noon with final balloting by 1pm. registered cars and trucks receive a commemorative Car Show dash plaque to display.

Car Show awards range from best engine to the best of each vintage, to street rod, antique trucks and more. Over 70 trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with over 24 classes including the Mustang class, the Antique Car class and the Camaro class. The Car Show Awards Presentations will take place at 2:30pm. A Grand Finale Car Parade along East and West Grand Avenues concludes this classic car weekend.  Hope to see you there.

Portland Maine Brewfest

Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by Ray Deleo

Victorian Main House

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 end of summer events,  the 2nd Annual Portland Maine Brew Festival will be held August 31, Sept3mber 1 & 2. This Labor Day Weekend event for many beer lovers in Portland, Maine is a celebration to the ending of summer.  Hope to see you there! 

 The Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street, Portland, will host the event featuring over 32 New England regional craft brewers with over 92 beer varieties to choose from. Many of Maine’s favorite local brews will be available along with vendors and exhibitors for supplies, home brewing clubs, and more.  Sounds like the perfect event for beer lovers and connoisseurs to enjoy the Holiday Weekend.   

Each attendee is entitled to 24 beer tasting coupons of about 2 oz each, Maine law states that 48 oz is the maximum each attendee can consume.  Some of this years attending breweries are as follows: 

Allagash Brewing Company, Angry Orchard Cider, Baxter Brewing ,Boston Beer Company, Bunker Brewing, Clown Shoes Beer, Crispin Ciders, DL Geary Brewing Company, Fat Friar Mead, Fatty Bampkins, Fiddler’s Reach Mead, Gritty McDuff’s, Harpoon Brewery, Kennebec Cider, Long Trail Brewing Company, Magic Hat Brewing, Maine Meadery, Moonlight Meadery, Narragansett, The Old Burnside Brewing Company, Rising Tide Brewing Company, The Run-of-the-Mill, Public House and Brewery, Sebago Brewing, Shipyard Brewing Company,  Sixpoint Brewery, Switchback Brewing, Tuckerman Brewing, Urban Farm Fermentory, White Birch, Woodchuck Cider, Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery.

Great State of Maine Air Show

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Ray Deleo

The Atlantic Birches Inn would like to inform you about  one of the most exciting, thrilling and  fun filled Events  in The State of Maine. The Great State of Maine Air Show  it takes place August 24, 25 and 26 at the  Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station ,  in Brunswick’s Executive Airport.  Experience a weekend full of dynamic aviation performances,  impressive static displays, air stunts, interactive booths, and more. These are some of the performers.  

ThunderbirdsNavy F/A-18, Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team, Mike Goulian, Rob Holland, Texas Flying Legends, Red Tail Mustang, Ace Maker Air Shows, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys, Oregon Aero SkyDancer
Dan Marcotte, Northeast Raiders, Team ChaosJacquie Warda, Randy Harris, Flash Fire Jet Truck, Collings Foundation Corsair,

As a result of the sucess of the  2011 Maine Air Show Event, organizers have lined up a tribute to the Tuskegee airmen featured in the Hollywood hit movie “Red Tails,” an airborne comedy routine dubbed “Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys” and performances by the world’s only all-women skydiving team, “Misty Blues.”

Old Orchard Beach – Special Olympics

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Ray Deleo


The Atlantic Birches Inn would like to invite you to one of the biggest fun celebrations in Old Orchard Beach  the Special Beach Olympics of Maine , in its 29th year. The event  sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach. This family fun event held August 17 – 19, 2012 is a fundraiser for Maine Special Olympics. Three days of fun in the sun events are all for a good cause. While Olympic competition sounds intense, the unusual zany antics that actually occur at these Beach Olympics are fun and funny for the whole family.

A few of the wacky contests include crab races, an ice cream eating contest, bubble gum blowing, and a dressing & undressing contest, all are welcome to join in and all the money raised benefits the Maine Special Olympics.

The weekend of special beachside events starts with a traditional Torch Lighting Ceremony on Friday by a Maine Special Olympian. The official lighting of the Olympic Torch is followed by a kick off Olympic celebration featuring storytellers, baton twirlers, and live bands.

The historic Town Square, next to the pier and Beach, is the center for all the activities. Throughout the event, popular local musicians entertain the crowds and special appearances by Slugger the Sea Dog and other local characters add to the festivities. Locals and vacationers are welcome to sign up and participate in the many Beach Olympic events including sandcastle building competitions, beach

Beach Volley Ball

volleyball tournaments, arcade competitions, mini-golf contests, water balloon races, and more. For those that prefer to just watch, there are daylong volleyball tournaments, viewing of the sandcastle creations, and various contest going on to for spectators to enjoy, plus live free entertainment to take in. Events are scheduled by the half-hour and hour on the beach, in the Square, and at Palace Playland. Prizes are awarded to participants, with medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in most of the events.

All are encouraged to participate in the Beach Olympics events. In order to sign up for the Beach Olympics, you need to simply purchase a Beach Olympics Lanyard. Lanyards can be purchased for only $3 in advance at the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce or at the event for $5.00

Rockland Lobster Festival

Posted on: August 1st, 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 Rockland Lobster Festival 

Lobster Parade


The Festival a 65-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork the first week of August every year, 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 and plenty of Lobsters. 

Some of the key events are as follows

The “Great International Lobster Crate Race” is open to all people

Crate Race

 crazy enough to risk falling into the chilly ocean with crowds of people watching your every move as you race across floating crates.  Sunday August 5, 2012 at the Information Booth starting at 7:00 am. 

The “Parade”  goes down Main Streetand  features the Grand Marshall, the newly crowned 2012 Sea Goddess, the Sea Princesses andall  their Escorts, King Neptune and his court and a variety of marching bands and units, floats, drill teams and more.

Lobster Tent

 ”Lobster Serving Tent“  Come in for one, two or three lobster dinners includes a butterred roll and fresh local corn on the cob. Menu is lobster dinners,  steamed clams, fisherman’s platters, crab cakes, shore dinners, fried shrimp, fried haddock, and fried calamari.

Yarmouth Clam Festival – 2012

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  

Clam Shucking

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.  

Firemen Competition

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.  

Boston-Portsmouth 2012 Air Show

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Ray Deleo

Blue Angels

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.   

Black Diamonds

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. 

B-25 Panchito

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. 

KC-135 StratoTanker

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.

Maine 4th of July – Independence Day Celebration

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Ray Deleo

Main House

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 .


Downeast Diner

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


Portland Old Port Festival

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
 3pm:  Meiko
 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!