Archive for October, 2010

Ogunquit’s Restaurant Week

October 25, 2010

Ogunquit’s semi-annual Restaurant Week for the fall is scheduled to begin On Monday November 1st to Tuesday, November 9th. During this week, participating restaurants will offer:

Breakfast: 2 breakfasts for $15.00

Brunch/Lunch: 2 entrees for $20.00

Dinner: 3-course dinner for $25.00

Also, as part of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will be handing out a Discount Card to be used at other businesses throughout town.

Thus far, 24 restaurants are participating, including : Amore Breakfast, The Front Porch, Old Village Inn, Prime, Angelina’s Ristorante, Feile, Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, Katie’s, Clay Hill Farm, Jonathan’s. More will be included as the date nears!

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Falls Halloween Party!

October 18, 2010

The Falls throws a party! On Tuesday, October 26th, join us from 6-8pm for a Halloween party at the Falls at Ogunquit. Join us in the reception center wearing your scariest costume, or just dress festively for the holiday and come on down for some great company, pizza and candy!!! Please RSVP with Melissa McKennon, our Concierge at 207-251-0097 by Monday, October 25th (the latest) so that we have an idea of how many people are coming. Thanks…

Maine is Vacationland

October 12, 2010

Maine’s south coastal region is Vacationland at its best. There are nearly 20 miles of coastal beach, dozens of navigable lakes, ponds and rivers, many miles of trails for hiking and biking, wildlife preserves, hundreds of historic sites and buildings, museums, art colonies and arts organizations.

Southern Maine is a golfer’s paradise with more than a dozen public or semi-private courses, several private ones, a driving range and numerous mini-golf courses. An amusement park in Old Orchard Beach dates back to 1902 and there are water parks and an amusement park in Saco. There are numerous opportunitities for visitors to go surf fishing or deep-sea fishing, take a scenic boat ride or join a cruise to see whales, seals and lighthouses.

There are three summer playhouses and a year-round theater, moviehouses, two state parks, four lighthouses and numerous offshore islands for exploring, picnicking and camping. We even have our own National Estuarine Research Reserve – the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm in Wells.

Visitors to the area can choose from every conceivable type of accommodations – grand old hotels, contemporary inns and hotels, roadside motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, private rental cottages, new cottage colonies, campgrounds and RV communities.

Dining venues abound from informal family fare to fine dining with an ocean view. Maine lobster is on the menu almost everywhere, from the basics – boiled lobster with melted butter, lobster stew and lobster rolls – to the more exotic – lobster omelettes and lobster ravioli. Other popular fresh seafood includes clams, scallops and haddock. There are steakhouses, too, and numerous ethnic restaurants. Local restaurants pride themselves on using fresh, native produce, and Maine’s seasonal fruits – strawberries, blueberries and apples – are featured on menu listings from appetizers to desserts

Come Ride The Ghostly Trolley!

October 12, 2010

For two weekends in late October, the popular haunted Ghost Trolley event returns to the Seashore Trolley Museum! On Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23, and October 29 and 30, from 6:30 until 9PM, brave souls will take their chances on having the ride of their lives(or will it be..for their lives?), as they board the Ghost Trolley destined for a dark, dank, desolate, destination of unmatched peril.

Between the years of 1990 and 1997, the Trolley Museum had more than 20,000 death defying riders experience the impending fright-night of Ghost Trolley. Miraculously, most of them returned from the panic-filled Terror Train to lead normal lives free from recurring nightmares.

So, if you are not faint of heart, predisposed to vexing, and are immune to babble when fearful, venture to the Seacoast Trolley Museum, ride the Ghost Trolley, and hope you survive so that you may tell your story to others of the perilous ride on the haunted Ghost Trolley.

This is a fund-raising event, sponsored by the Red Apple Campgound to benefit the Seashore Trolley Museum and will be held rain or shine!

Admission is adults $10; youth (16 and under) $7.50. This event is not recommended for young children

The Seashore Trolley is located at 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport. Call 207-967-2800 or visit http://www.trolleymuseum.org.

George Carpenter’s Works on display

October 4, 2010

The Beth Ellis Cove Gallery in Perkins Cove is currently featuring the works of the late George Carpenter. This exhibit, which includes several drawings and a series of watercolors, which have never before been shown, is on view through October 15th.

George Carpenter was a master impressionist whose work in oil and watercolor paintings reflected his love of the sea and New England. He and his wife Virginia moved to Ogunquit in 1963 where he opened his gallery across from the footbridge in Perkins Cove in 1983. At this location he became known as “the mayor of Perkins Cove.”

Carpenter dies on June 18, 2006, while painting in his gallery at Perkins Cove. His classic Rockport style has been admired and collected by many over the years. The Beth Ellis Cove Gallery is open daily. For more information, call 207-646-7700.