Archive for July, 2011

Portland Seadogs

July 27, 2011

The boys of summer can be seen in all their glory at Hadlock Field in Portland, where the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double A, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox play a full schedule. The family-friendly ballpark features a likeness of Fenway Park’s Green Monster (nicknamed the Maine Monster) and a lighthouse that rises from the centerfield fence every time a Sea Dogs player hits a home run and when the Sea Dogs win. Enjoy America’s pastime in a charm9ing setting and see future Red Sox stars up close and personal from the 7300-seat stadium. Former Sea Dogs players who have moved up to the Red Sox include Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youklis, Josh Beckett, Jonathon Papelbon ,Jacob Ellsbury and Daniel Bard. The ballpark is at 271 Park Ave. For information, game schedule and tickets, visit www.portlandseadogs.com or call 1-800-936-DOGS.
Hadlock Field is only 35 minutes north of the Falls, so why not include a game as part of your visit with us here in Ogunquit?

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Wood Island Lighthouse

July 18, 2011

The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse will be offering history tours to Wood Island Lighthouse during the months of July and August, for the eighth consecutive year. Visitors will travel to the island via their boat Light Runner, traverse the one half mile raised wooden boardwalk (no handrails here) and will be able to tour the dwelling house, climb the tower if they choose, view pictures about the life of the keepers of this light and hear stories of events which took place here over the last 200 years.
Tours are offered on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. $10 donations suggested, as all aspects of these tours are offered by volunteers and all proceeds go towards saving this lighthouse. F.O.W.I.L. is a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. For more information please visit http://www.woodislandlighthouse.org or call 207-286-3229 to make a reservation the week you plan to tour.

Portland Duck Tours

July 18, 2011

Ever been aboard an Amphibious vehicle? Perhaps now’s the time to take the plunge (not literally, of course). The Down East Duck offers and entertaining historical adventure tour of Portland. The “vessels” seat 43 people and board at the top of Long Wharf on Commercial Street by DeMillo’s Restaurant. Call or e-mail for more information and schedules. DowneastDuckAdventures@gmail.com or 207-774-3825; http://www.downeastducktours.com.
Portland is a quick 35 minutes north of the Falls and is easily accessed by interstate 95. Be sure to visit during your stay here at the Falls in Ogunquit!

York Days Festival

July 11, 2011

York will be alive with Activity July 30-August7 during this annual festival. The Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the 19th annual Christmas in July celebration on Sunday, July31. See the Nubble as it appears each year during the holiday season. The Seacoast Wind Ensemble will provide entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. The York Days Craft Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Crafts, food, face painting, sand art, jumpy houses, dried flowers, and clothing are just a few of the attractions. A highlight of the event will be the fireworks accompanied by the Air Force Band of Liberty on Sunday, August 7 at Short Sands Beach. Check out parksandrec.yorkmaine.org for all the details.
York is just a few short miles south of the Falls, so a visit during this period would be a very nice addition to your vacation here in southern Maine!

Geology of the Marginal Way

July 11, 2011

Dr. Arthur Hussey, retired Geology Department Head at Bowdoin College , will give his popular “Walk-Talk on the Rocks” three times this summer. They will be held on Thursdays at 2:00 on July 7, August 25 and September 22. They start on the Marginal Way in front of the Beachmere Inn. Professor Hussey is the Geology Consultant for the Marginal Way Committee and the recognized authority on the “Kittery Formation”.