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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!

Maine Maple Sugaring

Posted on: March 18th, 2012 by Ray Deleo

Sap Buckets

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.    

Sugar Shack

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.

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 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

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. 

Southern Maine Fall Foliage

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.

Autumn Colors

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.

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

Maine Fall Foliage

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.

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.