Bike Maine 2013

OK, I think this is my favorite picture of the whole week!!! :)

The minute I learned of Bike Maine’s inaugural ride, I knew I wanted to go. A couple of other great rides here in the state of Maine are Trek across Maine and the Dempsey Challenge. I did participate the second year of the Dempsey Challenge, I even have a jersey, but I always wished I had gone their first year. I don’t know if Bike Maine will be able to make a go of it every year, but I knew I wanted to go on their first. My Review of Bike Maine 2013 On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give the Bike Coalition of Maine  a 10+, on hosting their first week long event.  I enjoyed every moment … Continue reading →

Maine Wild Blueberry Festival

Union Fair - Blue Berry Festival 2013

The Maine Wild Blueberry Festival at Union Fair was born in 1960 as a method of promoting the industry in Maine. The secondary goal of the festival was to find the best blueberry pie maker in the coastal area. Mrs. George Cole won that competition. Another feature of that original festival day was the junior pie eating contest won by Willard Pease. Choosing a Blueberry Queen became an added feature in 1961. Each contestant had to be sponsored by a blueberry packer or processor and would be chosen to represent the industry for a year. There were 13 contestants and Monalee Smith became Union Fair’s first queen. Union Fair was so committed to the festival that it petitioned legislature which … Continue reading →

Thomaston, Maine

Thomaston, Maine

Thomaston is an old seaport, popular with tourists and noted for its antique architecture. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census.Thomaston is an old seaport, popular with tourists and noted for its antique architecture. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census. As early as 1630, trading post was established on the eastern bank of the St. Georges River, which was considered the boundary between New England and New France. In 1704, Thomas LeFebvre from Quebec bought a large tract of land along the Weskeag River on which he built a gristmill, with a house on the shoreline at what is now South Thomaston. The area became known as Thomas’ Town. Mason Wheaton was the first permanent settler in 1763. Located … Continue reading →

Nemo 2013 – Camden, Rockland, Midcoast – Maine

Downtown Rockland Maine in the middle of Nemo blizzard

Cabin fever has set in and Lanita and I are dying to get out. We are in the middle of a classic Nor’Easter. They have given this blizzard a name, Nemo. Lanita and I jump in the Suburban and drive from Camden to Rockland Maine taking pictures. I kept thinking, this sure would be silly to get stuck or have a fender bender, just for the sake of a joy ride. Lanita has a positive outlook on life, pedal to the metal and all that, there was no keeping her home. As usual she is right, we had a blast sliding around!!! A few pictures to give you a small taste of what a nor-easter is like in midcoast Maine. … Continue reading →

Rockport, Maine

Post Office in W. Rockport, Maine

Rockport, Maine was the home of Andre the Seal, a seal adopted by the Goodridge family in the 1970s, and who entertained guests in Rockport Harbor until his death in 1986. The seal’s owner Harry Goodridge co-wrote a book about Andre, titled A Seal Called Andre. The 1994 film Andre was adapted from the book, although in the movie Andre is actually played by a sea lion, not a seal. A statue of Andre sits beside the harbor in his honor. Rockport is also known for its Belted Galloway cattle. The cattle are raised at the 136-year-old Aldermere Farm, which is owned and operated by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization. The Belted Galloways remain one of … Continue reading →

Northport, Maine

Blake Vet

I took these pictures in Northport on a autumn day traveling through on route 1 from Camden to Searsport. Northport, Maine Incorporated 1796 ——————————————————————————– Northport is a rural, coastal Maine community located between Belfast and Camden. Two lakes and several miles of saltwater coast line on scenic Penobscot Bay make Northport an ideal place to live, work or play. Fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, picnicing, snowmobiling and more. I took these photos on a warm autumn day traveling from Camden to Searsport.

Washington, Maine

Washington Village, Washington, Maine

Washington is arural town located in the Mid-Coast area of Knox County, Maine with a population of about 1,400 people. It has vintage working farms, beautiful forested areas and two pristine lakes. The town is the 2009 winner of the Spirit of America Award for its high level of volunteerism. Some of the town organizations include: Gibbs Library, Mt. Olivet Lodge Masons, Evening Star Grange, the Village Church, Washington Historical Society, Washington Lakes Association, Hill & Gully Snowmobile Club, Washington Fire Department & Auxiliary, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Ladies’ Guild, VFW, Washington Food Bank, Union Area Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Manor Home, Prescott Memorial School. The Gibbs Free Library was originally established in 1915 as the result of … Continue reading →

Pemaquid Oyster Festival 2012 – Damariscotta

Main Street in Damariscotta Maine. Waltz Rexall

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I have four hours to spend in Damariscotta.  As I drive into town, the first thing I noticed is all the people that are milling around.  Parking is SCARCE, and I see a big yellow tent on the waterfront.  When I walk up to the greeter positioned in front of the yellow tent, I ask him what’s the event?  He tells me that it is the Oyster Festival.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the Festival. Pemaquid’s Oyster Festival … Continue reading →

Moody’s Diner Waldoboro Maine

Inside view of Moody's Diner

It’s been a long day, and we are driving home. It’s suppertime and we are hungry. We are still 30 minutes from home. Should we wait to eat at home or should we eat at Moody’s! That’s an easy decision to make. We at Seasons of Smiles Dental applaud Moody’s for offering great food and service to our community for over 85 years! The following information was taken off our paper advertisement placemat. Moody’s Diner Waldoboro Maine Welcome to Moody’s — We are often asked how Moody’s began. In 1927, 3 small cabins were built on the present Route 1A. These cabins were simple, no heat or running water, renting for a $1.00 a person. At the end of that … Continue reading →

Belfast, Maine (Waldo County)

Colorful buoys srung together makes a bench on this sidewalk in town.

Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 6,668. Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County.[1] The seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts, and remains popular with tourists. Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. In 1630, it became part of the Muscongus Patent, which granted rights for English trading posts with the Indians, especially for the lucrative fur trade. About 1720, General Samuel Waldo of Boston bought the Muscongus Patent, which had evolved into outright ownership of the land, and was thereafter known as … Continue reading →

Camden Maine Schnooner Weekend

The Sailors are in town!!

It’s Labour Day Weekend here in Camden Maine. It’s an interesting time of year where we start transitioning from summer to fall, lots of great weather still ahead, but there is a hint of a chill. Plenty of tourists in town, with a schedule full of events for the weekend. The seasons are changing here in Maine, and we at Seasons of Smiles Dental are grateful that we have so much to smile about. … Continue reading →

Searsport, Maine (Waldo County)

Fishing vessels in the penobscot bay, the water is so blue..

Searsport is my hometown. Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do! Searsport was settled in the 1670s and incorporated on February 13, 1845 from portions of Prospect and Belfast. In 1747, when fire destroyed the ProvinceHouse in Boston, General Samuel Waldo advocated, unsuccessfully, that the capital of Massachusetts be moved to Searsport, which was part of the WaldoPatent he purchased about 1720. It was named after David Sears of Boston after he agreed to grant a large sum of money towards the town’s founding. Searsport is noted for its rich maritimehistory. During the 19th-century the port had 17 shipyards and built 200 ships, while supplying fully one-tenth of the nation’s merchantmarine deep water captains.The PenobscotMarineMuseum faithfully recalls … Continue reading →

Warren, Maine

Beth's Farm Market at White Oak Farms in Warren, Maine

Warren was settled in 1736 at the head of the tidewaters of the St. George River. The settlement was about 30,000 acres. On Nov. 7th 1776 the settlement was incorporated as the Town of Warren. In the “Annals of Warren” we read, “the difficulty in raising the minister’s salary and assessing taxes, together with the desire of participating with other towns in the measures of the revolution, induced the inhabitants of the Upper town on St. Georges’s to petition to be incorporated. Their petition was granted; and on the 7th of November, 1776, the said plantation was incorporated into a town, and, in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren, who had the preceding year fallen so gloriously on Bunker Hill, was … Continue reading →

Union Maine

Knox County Fair

From what I understand the Union fair started in 1869, just a few years after the American Civil War. I can’t help but wonder, how little has it changed? The horse racing, all the displays, quilts, jams and jellies, and the farm animals. The Union fair is a small gift that gives us a glimpse of what it was like in rural Maine – then and now. … Continue reading →

Thomaston, Maine

Thomaston, Maine

Thomaston Maine. Knox County I took these photos walking through Thomaston on a nice summer day. Thomaston (formerly known as Fort Georges, Fort Wharf, Lincoln) is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,748 at the 2000 census. Noted for its antique architecture, Thomaston is an old seaport popular with tourists. Rockland and South Thomaston were set off and incorporated in 1848. The Knox and Lincoln Railroad passed through the town, carrying freight and tourists.[6] Thomaston was home to the state prison until 2002, when it moved to Warren and the former facility was demolished. The prison was locally famous for its shop featuring handmade wares of the prisoners. The gift shop still exists today.[7] The … Continue reading →

It’s a perfect day for bowling!!!

Candlepin Bowling

August 16 is a very import day with Team Medina. We have been celebrating all week long, but the party does intensify on the 16th. We had lots of outdoor plans, but it turned out to be a rainy day. It’s a perfect day for a bowling birthday party. Oakland Park Bowling Lanes Camden Rd Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 594-7525 … Continue reading →

Rockland, Maine

Sunfire Grill. Mexican restaurant on Main St in Rockland Maine

ROCKLAND MAINE, KNOX COUNTY. I took these photos while driving through Rockland Maine. Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297. It is the county seat of Knox County[1]. The city is a popular tourist destination. It is a departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus. Rockland is home to the Maine Lobster Festival, a celebration held annually in honor of the town’s primary export: lobster. Every year, in the first week of August, thousands of people come from all over the world to participate in this 5 day event. Rockland also is home … Continue reading →