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Maine Maple Sugaring Time

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Maine Maple Sugaring TimeIn Maine, as in much of the northeastern US, spring means more than just melting snows, green leaves, and warmer weather – it also means Maine Maple Sugaring Time!

Maple sugaring time is when the sap begins to run in the maple trees. Maple trees that have been tapped begin to drip their amazing sap into the buckets hung from those taps. The sap is collected by the sugarmakers and taken to a sugarhouse where it is carefully cooked down into pure and delicious, Maine maple syrup.

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Attend the Kennebunkport Festival 2015

March 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunkport Festival 2015

New England’s official kick-off for summer, The Kennebunkport Festival, is scheduled for June 7th through the 13th, 2015 and is seven days of fine wine, food, and works of art on the coast of Maine.

Kennebunkport’s reputation for culture is famous far and wide – but it’s an accessible culture, one open to all, not just the select few. Some say it is partially because of this egalitarian attitude that Kennebunkport also knows how to throw a party, and the Kennebunkport Festival is just that: a big party of beautiful local art, drinks, live music, galas and grand tastings from top New England chefs at restaurants and homes throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

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Don’t Miss The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show

February 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders ShowIf you’re a boating fan – whether that means sailboats or powerboats to you, canoes or kayaks – you won’t want to miss the 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show. A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom builders on the East Coast, it’s been described as wall-to-wall eye candy for those who loves boats.

The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show, scheduled for the weekend of March 20th, is the 27th annual return of this popular event to Portland; a gathering that is described as a celebration by the boating community and has a reputation for being unique among boating events. Of the 200+ companies that exhibit their products at the show, many only attend one or two other shows a year, making this exhibition that much more of an event.

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Broaden Your Horizons at the Portland Museum of Art

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Portland Museum of Art Featuring more than 18,000 works and founded in 1882, the Portland Museum of Art is the state of Maine’s oldest and largest art museum. As such, it is always worth a visit when one is in the area.

Portland, Maine offers numerous temptations for the visitor – the burgeoning restaurant scene alone makes the city an obvious destination – but whatever brings you here, the Portland Museum of Art should be up near the top of your reasons for sampling a little of what this great town has to offer.

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Winter in the Kennebunks: Maine Cross Country Skiing

January 31st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Maine Cross Country SkiingSnow transforms Maine into a winter-wonderland of outdoor entertainment, replete with skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and more. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the better Maine cross country skiing areas near the Kennebunks.

Maine Cross Country Skiing

Harris Farm XC Ski Center – 280 Buzzell Road, Dayton – www.harrisfarm.com
Harris Farm’s 1,000-acre cross-country ski center, open 9am to dark, offers 40 kilometers of ski trails for skiers of all levels.

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A Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day – February is For Lovers

January 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunk Kennebunkport Valentine's DayFebruary is for Lovers in Kennebunkport – so what better way to celebrate your romance than with a Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day getaway at The Inn At English Meadows?

For romantic Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day lodging, you need look no further than The Inn At English Meadows and our Valentine’s Day Special!

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Learn to Cook in Maine Luxury

January 11th, 2015 by englishmeadows

Boston Sunday Globe, January 11th, The Concierge / Tips for Touring Here and Abroad features  The Inn at English Meadows  “Maine Indulgence”  with many offerings plus dinner at The White Barn and private cooking class at 50 Local.  Two of Kennebunk’s finest restaurants, just minutes from the Inn.

Thanks for a Great Year from Inn at English Meadows

December 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Inn at English Meadows2014 is all but gone and we here at Inn at English Meadows are looking back at a great year and forward to 2015 and more of the same!

We love what we do and are proud to be able to offer uncommonly good comfort and value, year round, here in Kennebunkport lodging. The wonderful people we get to meet and share our home with make for a very special business and it seems like we’re not alone in that feeling.

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Visit Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum

December 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunk's Brick Store MuseumA piece of history, itself, Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum opened during the great depression and has since become one of the premiere history and art centers in Southern Maine.

Located in a block of 19th-century buildings at the heart of Kennebunk’s historic district, the Brick Store Museum was originally constructed in 1825 by William Lord as a dry-goods emporium. Known as Lord’s Store, the building was unique in its then extravagant use of locally kilned bricks, rather than the far cheaper and more typically used lumber.

It was Lord’s great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry, who founded the Brick Store Museum on the second floor of the Lord’s Store building in 1936. It wasn’t long before the museum expanded into three other buildings on the block, all dating from 1810 to 1860. The interiors of these four historic buildings were linked together and now house a regional history, art, and archives center as the Brick Store Museum.

The Brick Store Museum’s collection had its start in heirlooms from the extended Lord family but now houses upwards of 70,000 artifacts, works of art, and archival materials from a variety of sources. You can see quilts with secret pouches, a rare chest from 1685, a painting of a Kennebunkport ship’s captain found floating at sea, items salvaged from area shipwrecks, the largest collection in Maine of posters from World War I and II, and artworks by Thomas Badger, John Brewster Jr., Abbott Fuller Graves, Louis Norton, and Hannah Skeele. The Brick Store Museum archives center features maps, documents, photographs, genealogical materials and more for researchers.

Current exhibits include “Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” “To Walk Through the Pasture Barefoot,” based on the Museum’s natural history collection, and a wonderful, seasonal display: “Christmas in the 1940s.” The Museum’s new Christmas Store is open with unique gifts for everyone.

Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum is open year-round – stop in for a look at one of the best historic and art collections in the state!

Kennebunk's Brick Store Museum Logo

The Brick Store Museum

Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays, 10am to 1pm
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
www.brickstoremuseum.org

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Kennebunk’s Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink

November 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink in KennebunkWinter just got a little friendlier and a lot more fun in Kennebunk with the addition of the Waterhouse Center ice skating rink!

This is not to imply that Kennebunk winters aren’t already fun and friendly but, let’s face it, an ice skating rink ups the fun factor with measurable results.

Opening on October 11th, 2014, Waterhouse Center ice skating rink is the brainchild of Geraldine Waterhouse. Seeing local children skating at a temporary rink in downtown Kennebunk spurred memories of her own childhood.

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