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.
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…
Make a reservation for a stay from 12 June – 28th June for two or more nights, ‘Like’ Blue Harbor House Inn on Facebook, and receive a complimentary Cheese board, including local artisan cheeses from Hahn’s End farm and State of Maine Cheese co! Keeping it local, Maine , organic..
For bookings made after June 11th, 2012 only. (excludes 22nd and 23rd June)
Mention ‘Facebook fan cheese special’ when making booking.
Cellist April Reed Cox will be playing at the Farmers market today. It’s also free plant day so come and claim yours! What better start to the day than with good food and beautiful music? Open 9.00am-12.00
This month’s issue of Down East magazine has arrived at the Inn. A ‘must read’ for everyone who loves Maine (isn’t that everyone?) We stock each room of the Inn with a current copy throughout the season. Come and join us in loving Maine!
40 Paper, one of Camden’s trendiest restaurants, has come up with yet another great idea. Partnering with Dandelion Spring Organic farm, they are serving up a five course meal, – organic spring vegetables, heirloom pork and free-range eggs, from the farm, combined with spring lamb and grass-fed dairy from neighboring Straw Farm. To be served at the farm’s newly built post and beam barn! How unique and exciting! Tickets are limited. Event is 02June. Contact 40 paper to reserve your special table. Local, Maine, organic – the best!
A new restaurant has just opened down at the Harbor – called Graffam Bros Harborside restaurant. Haven’t a chance to try it myself, but some of our guests have been in already and given it a definite thumbs up! Lots of lovely seafood to be found here, of course!
Interested in beekeeping? Knox Lincoln County beekeepers will be at Merryspring Gardens this Saturday with an observation hive,- so you can see first hand how honeybees live and work. Also there will be beekeeping equipment you can try on, and information on beekeeping classes.
Photo courtesy of Karen Roe.