Posts Tagged ‘Better Way to Stay’

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!

Old Orchard Beach – Lobster Dip 2012

Posted on: December 28th, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Lobster Dippers

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.

Dipper Cheerleaders

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.

Lobster Dipper

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 DippersBrunswick at the Oceanside Grille, Registration starts at 10 AM – come early as you may have to park a distance away from the event.

Old Orchard Beach – New Years Eve Celebration

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. 

Beach Bonfire

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.

Maine Beer Week

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Beer Week

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. 

Portland Maine – Harvest On The Harbor

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

Southern Maine – Fall Foliage

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Victorian Main House

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely Atlantic Birches Inn invites you to Old Orchard Beach Maine during the fall foliage season where there are miles and miles of scenic roads ,parks and coast line that we can send you on to see trees displaying their Autumn colors. Some of our favorite spots to see the autumn fall colors in Southern Maine and Mid Coast Maine are Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Mount Agamenticus Park, and Ferry Beach State Park , because of their close proximity to us at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast.

Pumpkin Valley Corn Maze

Along the way one can stop at one of the many pick you own apple orchards, and picnic under the apple trees. Sometimes these orchards are situated atop of or along side the hills and provide spectacular autunm view of the surrouding mountains and valleys. One can also stop along the many farm stands or pick your own pumpkin patches for autumn\halloween gourds, pumpkins, or maize corn. If you really want to try something fun and dirferent you can try to navigate some of the eloborate corn mazes that farmers have created in their corn fields.

Portland Head Light

During your touring stop and see some of the nearby Must See Maine Lighthouses, Maine Wooden Covered Bridges,

Hemlock Bridge Fryeburg Maine

Maine Waterfalls and Swimming Holes or nearby Walking and Bicycling Trails. If you get hungry or thirsty along your travels you might want to stop at one of Maine’s Ten Best Lobster Shacks, or take a tour one of Maine’s Wineries or Micro Breweries and sample some of Maine’s best wines and beers.

Southern Maine U-Pick Apple Orchards

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to share with you some of our favorite u-pick apple orchards in York and Cumberland Counties.

At the apple orchard, you can enjoy a day filled with activities and goodies for the whole family. Many apple orchards are family-owned with a strong sense of tradition, which makes them a great place to spend a fun filled day with your family and friends. Some activities offered at various orchards include weekend festivals, hayrides, playgrounds and petting zoos. Some also offer, fresh baked apple donuts, jams, pies, apple crisps, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, pumpkins, wagon rides and gift shops, U picking apples in Maine is a fun family day event for all ages.

If you visit an orchard that presses its own cider, you may have the opportunity to witness an apple-pressing demonstration.

During a visit to an apple orchard on a warm day, you may want to enjoy a light picnic lunch. Depending on the orchard, they may offer snacks on-site, or you may need to pack your own. Most orchards will have a picnic area or a nice area under the apple trees with majestic views, where you can relax while you eat. After your picnic treat yourselves to a slice of fresh baked apple pie with a scoop of ice cream to help keep everyone cool.

Brackets Orchards, Limington ME (207) 637-2377
Giles Family Farm, Alfred ME (207) 324-2944
Libby & Sons U-Picks Limerick ME (207) 793-4749
McDougal Orchards Springvale ME (207) 324-5054
Moulton Orchards Standish ME (207) 225-3455
Raven Hill Orchards East Waterboro (877) 213-1672
Romac Orchards Acton ME (207) 324-3140
Spiller Farm Well’s ME (207) 985-2575
Thompson’s Orchard New Gloucester ME (207) 926-4738

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Boston Portsmouth Air Show – 2011

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn a Old Orchard Beach ME. Bed and Breakfast  is happy to inform you of the  Boston Portsmouth Air Show.  The United States Navy Blue Angels along with the Brazilian Smoke Squadron will bring their high adrenaline, action packed flying performance to the Boston Portsmouth Air Show at Portsmouth’s International Airport at Pease on  August 13 & 14 for the 2nd time in 21 years.  

There will also be precision aerobatic flying by John Klatt in his Staudacher S-300D, Michael Goulian in his Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC, and Sean D. Tucker in his custom built 400 horsepower Challenger II Biplane.

 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.  

  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 the F/A-18 Super Hornet 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.

Maine Lobster Boat Races – Harpswell

Posted on: July 21st, 2011 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 Harpswell Lobster Boat Race a 20-year-old tradition, which comes alive on July 23 & 24. ,There is nothing more uniquely Maine than a day at the lobster boat races. Whether you’re drawn to the races as a serious competitor, or are a summer visitor in search of a true Maine experience, a day at the races will kick summer into gear.  An air-horn sounds. A thunderous roar rumbles across the bay. White foam flies boats skim across the water toward the finish line.  Welcome to the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races, which for well over two decades, have attracted fishermen, boat builders, and other race fans. One in a series of ten venues in harbors up and down the Maine coast, the races may be coming soon to a television near you. Aura360 a  Portland-based company , which specializes in extreme sports video production, hopes to create a pilot based on the races, like the Discovery Channel hit show, Deadliest Catch sometime soon be possible for the whole country to root for their favourites.