it’s with great pleasure that we live so close to the action in the heart of Camden Village. Among the many events and activities that surround us, each Winter would not be complete without a dose of the Camden Conference and it’s earthly discussions and forums. Hundreds of fans flock to the area to witness the weekends events. Participants, staff and local die hards make the pilgrimage in whatever weather they’re up against, and the fun begins!
This year, the weekend of February 20th, the topic of discussion happens to be Russia Resurgent, and it’s bound to be interesting. The last time Russia was a topic at the Conference was way back in 1994, and many things have happened since then. This discussion will take those 20+ years and boil them down to a “dueling narrative.”
For more information, visit the Camden Conference’s website and stay tuned to their Facebook page for all the details.
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!
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!
For a short time this next week, two amazing vessels are docked right here, inside of our very own Camden Harbor. The Niña is in fact the most historically accurate Columbus replica ship that’s ever been built. The Pinta, although larger and more accommodating to tours and private parties or charters, accompanies her “sister ship” to offer tourists, onlookers, and guests the chance for the “big picture.”
These two “ladies” travel all around the World giving kids, adults, and seniors the chance to experience a little history in their own backyard. You can visit them here to find out where they’re going next, the cost of a tour, or perhaps a special request for a private charter or tour of your very own.
It’s a special day, (the longest in fact) from sunrise to sunset of the entire calendar year. The “solstice” as it’s called is technically “official” at 6:51 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday morning.
By it’s definition, the word solstice is from the Latin solstitium from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), because it appears the sun stops at the solstice. The solstice happens twice annually due to the Earth’s axis of rotation. Depending on the calendar year, the summer solstice happens annually in December for the Southern Hemisphere and on June 20 or 21 in the northern half of the world.
Back to reality, YAY for sunlight! We enjoy the solstice for the get-togethers around our own town, and what memories we can create in the process. We hope you find your fun, and if you’re in town, we recommend our local “street celebration” close by in downtown Rockland.
Come and see the superb singer songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert at the Strand Theatre, Rockland on Oct 12th – 8.00PM! What a blast from the past – ‘Luka’ and ‘Marlene on the Wall’ are two of my absolute favorites! How fantastic that she is coming to Mid Coast Maine. Reserve your tickets for the concert, book your room at the Inn, get 10% discount on your room rate, and a great night out!
Don’t forget The North Atlantic Blues Festival coming up soon, (14th and 15th July) – considered to be one of the most prestigious on the East Coast! The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Plenty of food, drinks and local arts and crafts available, too.
Veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards will be playing Aug 02nd at the Lobster Festival, Rockland. Edwards’ 1971 million- selling song ‘Sunshine’ brought him instant fame. Since then he has recorded 15 albums. Get your tickets now!
If you like Lobsters and lighthouses then this event is for you! Lobster Bake on June 23rd, on the shores of Rockland Harbor (to benefit the Rockland Breakwater and Owl’s Head Lights) Lobsters will be cooked Schooner Style’ on an open wood fire along the beach. Enjoy lobster, and listen to music as you admire the Harbor views! Sounds good to me…