Posts Tagged ‘Maine Things To Do’
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: 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 1st, 2011 by Ray Deleo
Just took a ride this morning and as amazed at the amount of trees changing color just over night. It finally looks like fall but still unusually warm for this tiome of the year. Some leaves are strting to fall but not manny yet. We’re here most of the Fall Foliage Season attending to guests at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast, for most of the October leaf-peeping season. We were amazed at the brilliance of leaf color even at higher elevations. Along the beach here in Old Orchard Beach many of the trees have just begun to hit their color potential. We have Ash, Maple, Birch, Apen and Oak trees on our property that will soon be in their full Fall display of bright fall colors. The road that we are located on all the trees will be taking on those orangingy, red and yellow Crayola Crayon shades that over-shadows all other leaf colors.
Numerous guests have taken area drives on scenic Route 5 and 112 inland and route 1 coastal road this past weekend and brought back some spectacular photos of waterfalls, swimming-holes, covered wooden bridges, landscapes, hiking trails, and all the photos bore a palette of bright colors. Never mind what the experts say.
We have gotten the word straight from the source, our guests: The leaves tell us that the show will go on for another couple of weeks. Don’t miss them.
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
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
View Maine U-Pick Apple Orchards in a larger map
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.
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.
Posted on: July 14th, 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 Yarmouth Clam Festival a 45-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.
Firefighter Muster Competition
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.