Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas?! The Holiday season seems to be here, whether we’re anxious or not, the yuletide is upon us. We have free Christmas wrapping paper/tape etc available for all those wonderful gifts you have to give, and a complimentary hot peppermint patty (hot choc and peppermint schnapps!) while you enjoy your stay!
In reality, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and those other “retail inspired” celebrations are NOTHING in comparison to what we “small townies” or “village people” call a good time. We have the lighting of the star atop Mt. Battie, the Parade of Lights in Downtown Rockland and a similar daytime idea for Camden as well. Breakfast with Santa at the Chowder House, and much, much more to occupy our time. Sheesh! Santa even takes the time to cruise into some local harbors by boat, as the reindeer stay on ice atop the North Pole. Whatever we’re doing, it’s all relevant, and made possible by hundreds of volunteers, business owners, and Community members alike who LOVE the season, and love to help out. We’re grateful for the good times, and memories that are made. For more information, if you’re here for the duration, we encourage you to visit our local Chamber of Commerce’s event on their Facebook page!
With a selection of vendors specifically selected from the State of Maine, our very own “Maine Made 2014″ will take place next Saturday, the 22nd of November 2014 at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine. The event will feature artisans, crafters, and food vendors to delight your heart, in hopes to make Christmas shopping as easy as possible, while keeping the money close to home. Be sure to stop by if you’re in the area, and if you’re not, send the link from our Chamber of Commerce to your friends!
Talk about a storm! What was forecast as something equal to a good dose of snow inducing weather turned into something out of an action movie. Ferociously strong winds, heavy, moist snow, and cold temperatures gave this storm a serious power boost. Trees all around Camden, Rockport, Rockland and the rest of the Midcoast paid the ultimate price. Of course when the trees came down, they had to interact with the wires laid up and down the roadway. We’ve heard the maximum outages they calculated were up into the 80,000 mark. Central Maine Power had their hands full, and are sill trying to restore power across the region.
One thing we took into effect was preparedness. When road conditions are impassable, you need to have supplies on hand to eat, heat, and entertain you while the power is restored. Many of us rely on our different forms of communication, and if the batteries on these devices die, we’re left feeling stranded. Make a plan, gather what you need, and prepare for the future. A huge thank you to everyone that gave a helping hand in the Community at large.
Here’s a picture from our harbor, glistening with snow after a nighttime escapade of flurries.
The forecast model seems quite promising, we might see flurries that accumulate anywhere from 3-5″ this weekend. Happy Halloween!? Crazy, right? On the bright side, we’re looking forward to an amazing season at the newly revamped Camden Snow Bowl. We’re talking triple chair lifts, a few new paths to carve, the tubing hill (always a great time!) and of course the toboggan races!
Coming off of an incredible Summer and Fall season, we’re excited to see our guests who might join us this Winter for an incredible time at one of the many attractions we have. The Camden International Film Festival, and our very own PopTech were an amazing success. If you were with us, and you happened to get pictures, we’d love to see them on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/blueharborhouse
Here on the Midcoast, we’re all so grateful for the nice cool nights, warmer days, and spectacular events that surround us. This year, we celebrated the 10th annual Camden International Film Festival, (congrats to the winners!) On top of that, we’re getting ready to welcome in another spectacular year of PopTech! and all of it’s awesomeness. Well before these events took place, we had an amazing Summer filled with local Community events, concerts, talks, and all the fresh blueberries, apples, and other local goodies you could imagine! As Winter draws closer, we look forward to the events at the Camden Snow Bowl!
We are truly a lucky Community!
Keep your eyes peeled for the amazing Fall foliage to make it’s last hurrah up and down the Coast, and let us know what YOU did this Summer or Fall to make the most out of your time here!
The State of Maine is truly one of the greatest states to be in for the Fall Foliage “watchers” to gather and witness the changing colors of the leaves. Yesterday marked the official “start” to the season. Reports from the Maine Foliage website, indicate that much of our Northernmost region is still quite green, but the color is on it’s way.
Since the weather has been typically colder at night, this is said to bring the color out even faster. We’re still weeks away from the full “change” to take place, so that gives you plenty of time to plan your getaway and come in for a visit!
It’s just about time for another amazing weekend filled with the latest and greatest innovations in Maine’s very own “Boats, Homes, and Harbors Show.” If you’re in the mood for some of the best of Maine’s fineartists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors, then you’ll be right at home!
For their 12th annual event, the fine folks at “Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors” are taking their crowd by storm. Expect a variety of live music, fine fresh food, an activities area for children (of ALL ages) and the 12th running of the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials!
We’ll be ready to take your reservations for this spectacular weekend event!
We were fortunate enough to host a columnist for the Food Section of the Boston Globe. As she enjoyed her freshly prepared breakfast, and comfortable surroundings, she took notes. Those notes turned into the following;
“Annette’s two-course gourmet breakfasts are one of the inn’s big pluses.”
“On our visit, fluffy Maine blueberry pancakes with sausage were preceded by a first course of poached pear with berries and vanilla cream. “
We are very happy to attract the attention of foodies, globe trotters, and anyone in between! We look forward to your visit.
This weekend, the 2 day musical extravaganza takes control of the majority of the Rockland Harbor Landing. The spectacle will feature nationally recognized blues musicians and bands, and visitors from all around New England are expected to attend. In addition to the great musical line up, the festival will also feature local food trucks, craft vendors, and plenty of drink vendors to make the time fly by.
If you’re into the “party” crowd scene, you’ll definitely want to check out the “club crawl” where you can entertain yourself with intimate club performances of the acts featured at the festival.
You’re welcome to buy tickets from a number of local shops in and around Rockland, or you can always do so at the front entrance.
We hope you enjoy, and report back to us on our Facebook page!
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