Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween from The Falls!

October 31, 2008

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Falls Brag Board

October 31, 2008

We designed a “Brag Board” for the staff.  A place to share with you our family….

New Restaurant Alert!!!!! Post Road Tavern

October 29, 2008

Yep, another spot has come on the scene- Post Road Tavern, just 1/2 mile north of the resort on Route 1. Opening a little late in the season, they plan to be open year round. And what a pub it is!! Wonderful pub style food, unique to most places here around Oqunguit. How about perogies, weiner schnitzel, Dublin Coddle, Bangers and mash, etc. And add to that 14 different beers on tap and 20 more in bottles. Now, we’re talking pub…..

During happy hour they have lots of specials and every night they have a late night menu until 1:00 am. Add to that, brunch on Saturday and Sunday with brunch items besides the regular menu-served 11:00 till 2:00.

This is one of places that has great reviews on trip advisor-and I love it. Now, if I love it, you know it’s good!!!!!!

Get out and VOTE!

October 24, 2008

Make sure you pick up your absentee ballots if you are joining us the week of Nov. 4th.

Its so important to be part of this process.  Here at the Falls, we are allowing employees flexable schedules, so that they may get to the poles and be part of this exciting election.   Do your part in voicing your opinion.

Games R Us!

October 22, 2008

We built a new gaming lending “library” of sorts.  An area in the lobby for board games, chess, cribbage, kids games and many more types.

There is nothing better than all getting into comfy clothes and working on a puzzle in front of the fireplace, or challenging your loved one to a game of chinese checkers to see who does the dishes that night.

Feel free to stop by the front desk and get a game.

Maine Lighthouses

October 17, 2008

What is it about lighthouses that so fascinates people? Is it the romantic idea of the self-reliant keeper and his family marking long days and nights on isolated islands? Is it the altruistic notion of doing a job where countless lives can literally depend on you? In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in these earliest of aids to navigation. Ironically, it comes at a time when all lights along the coast remaining in service have been automated.

Lighthouses have been captivating the hearts and imagination of people the world over from the moment someone decided it might be a good idea to warn ships at sea about navigational dangers with a lighted signal. Perhaps it’s the function that is so appealing-the mission to save lives and the property of seafarers and the businesses that employ them. Perhaps it’s the form-the sturdy little towers, looming bravely out of the fog from desolate islands or rocky coastlines. Some may be drawn to the romance of the lightkeeper’s life-the little family huddling together around a stove on a stormy winter night, while pa climbs the tower to light the lantern. Or it might be the symbolism- a beacon of hope in a vast sea of trouble and turmoil.

Whatever the reason, from the southern coast of Maine to the downeast region, there are many lighthouses to be enjoyed while you discover some of Maine’s maritime heritage, picturesque harbors and the rocky coastline! The closest and most frequently photographed and painted, is the Nubble Lighthouse in York, just 8 miles from the resort. And only 35 miles north in the Portland area is the Portland headlight. Check with the front desk for a lot more information on lighthouses on up the coast. And for those of you who crave those lighthouse souveniers, only 7 miles north of the resort is the Lighthouse Depot, the world’s largest shop of its kind.

So while you’re visiting us here in Ogunquit, don’t forget to think about seeing these wonderful relics of old!!

More Maine Lighthouse info.

Pot Luck Lunch

October 17, 2008

The Housekeeping Department had a great pot luck lunch yesterday.  Jane made her famous stew, Doreen made her Apple cake, and the big hit was Kristen’s Apple jumble.  Does Kristen cook????  The answer sadly is no.  She got her mother to make it! 

Igancio and Sondra brought plantains.  Everyone was a bit nervous to try it, but once they did – they loved it.

What a great day!

OgunquitFest!

October 16, 2008

If you havn’t been to Ogunquitfest, you really should come up this year.  Next weekend Ogunquit turns into a fall festival of fun.  Here is the link to the schedule of activities.  Hope to see you then.  http://www.ogunquit.org/eventbrochures/2008%20Brochure.pdf

After Columbus Day in Ogunquit

October 14, 2008

Now that we’ve passed Columbus Day, the world thinks that the season is over…It’s not!!!!! The thought comes from the old concept of summer water. When I bought my first house here in 1975, it had summer water, meaning water was supplied through pipes that ran along the road above ground.  It was only safe to run the water from mid-April to mid-October. So, the season “opened” Patriot’s Day weekend in April and “closed ” Columbus Day weekend in October. Now, that concept is gone and we really don’t close down!!!

In fact, now’s the time to get on the road and visit all those quaint little towns along the coast you’ve heard about. Just north of Portland you can re-join route 1 which winds it’s way along the coast (not on the water, though). Depending on how how far you want to drive you can vist Bath, Brunswick, Wiscasset (where you’ll find Reds with the best lobster roll you’ve ever had) , Boothbay Harbor, Rockland or Camden. Check with the front desk to get a copy of the drives that will take you to these towns. It’s basically 1 1/4 hours to 2 1/2 hours to visit these towns or, if you have a mind to drive 4 hours, you can visit Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park. The point is, traffic is way down and the drive is not stressful as it is in mid-season.

Besides, in Ogunquit, shops and restaurants will still be open and you can stroll through the town without mobs of people. Don’t forget to go do all those things you love in the summer but without the crowds!!!

Scarecrow Contest!

October 10, 2008

Here is Chuck and Allison gearing up for the Annual Scarecrow Contest next weekend!

This year’s theme is “Green Scarecrow”.  Wish us luck!