Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Waiting on lobster (dinner)

Ever wonder what Maine is really like? Ever been to a place that you dream of returning to again and again? This is one of mine, and I found this video that must be shared. I envy the film maker and sailor who must have recently been to Five Islands!
Waiting on lobster (dinner)

Friday, August 31, 2007


Rockland Maine is a perfect little midcoast Maine town. When the kids are all back in school, it's time for those over 55 to enjoy the area - sans crowds. I love Rockland's harbor (reminds me of Gloucester). Click through to the article below for specific deals and specials for a Septemeber visit to Rockland Maine, home of the Maine Lobster Festival.American Chronicle: SENIORITY HAS ITS PRIVELEGES IN SEPTEMBER AT HISTORIC INNS OF ROCKLAND, MAINE: "S is for September, Savings and Savoring the Coast of Maine for 55+ Travelers. Rockland, ME - We’ve heard it over and over; today’s 55+ traveler is looking for active, “edutaining” getaways. Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine say if that’s what they want that’s what they’ll get in September, 2007 and 2008 when seniority ranks high in this Midcoast, Maine town. Throughout September, 55+ travelers will be treated to everything from museum admissions to a ride aboard a working lobster boat and guided lighthouse tours. To prove that 55+ travelers rank high Historic Inns of Rockland’s “Seniority Has Its Privileges” Package has been constructed with a 25-percent discount for September travelers."

Guest to Georgetown Hits the Best New Spots: Sarah's Dockside and Maine Sweets

When my husband opened up our cottage this spring he said to me "Howard took me to this new place on 127 and they have the best whoopie pies"...after a few visits there in July, I'd add they have the best Needhams too! I just read a comment on the Fodors message board about Georgetown and she sure got it right: "the best spot had to be sarah's dockside though. it's a hole in the wall on the water in the 5 islands area of georgetown. much easier to find now that its been taken over by a couple of local brothers who really know their stuff. The best lobster i ever had. they are down a dirt road and you sit at picnic tables. bring your own.....main sweets is excellent for home made whoopie pies and blueberry scones." to view the entire post of this visitor to Georgetown Maine got to:

Sarah's Dockside is located where the old Lisa's Lobster (and Mama D's and Deena's) used to be, one cove south of ours. The brothers are Sarah's sons...their uncle is our friend and caretaker. Sarah is well known for her restaurant in Wiscasset, but the sons seemed to be on their own when we were there. Earlier in the summer the fishing was really bad, but boy did it taste good! The scallops, though not as plentiful as when it was Lisa's were the best I've had in years. Very delicate, perfectly fried, and just enough batter to compliment them. The peanut butter whoopie pie is something I might just be craving. The fried clams had huge bellies and were perfect. The location, pictured just spectacular.

If you don't know what a whoopie pie is, you are missing out. It's a sandwich of two chocolate cookie/cakes filled with a vanilla cream and a classic Maine confection. You'll just have to travel to Georgetown to try the Needhams and get the confectioner's secret to the creamy texture - they are dark chocolates filled with a coconut cream.Email me and I'll give you a recipe for whoopie pies from a nice lady in MA - my mother in law.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Too Late for Robinhood Event, but Not Too Late for Dinner

Looking for 5 star food and service in a unique location? Out of the way place? Romantic? Away from the hustle and bustle? Take a drive to Georgetown, ME and check out the Robinhood Free Meeting house. Business in | GEORGETOWN, MAINE'S ROBINHOOD FREE MEETINGHOUSE TO HOLD ANNUAL SUMMER WINE DINNER EVENT ON JULY 20TH

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Georgetown Maine has a Movie Star!

Watch the trailer for the short film "Where's Herbie" from this link. Georgetown, Maine...The people make the place...

2007 Utah Family Film Festival Announces Jury and Audience Awards: "The Shorts Jury Award was presented to Salt Lake City resident Jenny Mackenzie for Where's Herbie, a heart-warming love story about 91-year-old Herbie Loveitt, a lobsterman in Georgetown, Maine, who still fishes every day with about 75 lobster traps. His passion for life, work, and people are contagious. After Herbie hauls his traps in the mornings, he spends every afternoon visiting his wife Virginia who is dying of Alzheimer's. With humor, warmth, and humility, Herbie shares his philosophy on aging, death and the risks of retirement. Herbie is an example of how to live the last years of one's life to the fullest. "

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Beaches and rocky shores on the peninsulas of midcoast Maine

Watch out Mainers here they come! AP Press has discovered midcoast Maine (this isn't the first time) and make it easy for visitors to the area to discover it too. For more in depth coverage of the area check out my web site on fun things to do in midcoast Maine. If you visit Five Islands Wharf be sure to have a famous Jenny Sandwich and hit the tidepools at Reid at low tide!

Beaches and rocky shores on the peninsulas of midcoast Maine - "Beaches and rocky shores on the peninsulas of midcoast Maine
By Beth J. Harpaz, AP Travel Editor | June 3, 2007
GEORGETOWN, Maine --Smell the wild roses, fly a kite, scramble on the rocks, and wade into the surf. All this and more makes for a long, perfect summer day along the winding roads and rugged shores of midcoast Maine. A series of peninsulas here juts into the ocean, and every byway offers its own treasures."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

How to Grill Maine Lobsters

I must admit I'm not much of a lobster eater, but my husband is - so by default I cook him as many lobsters as I can when we are in Maine at our cottage in Georgetown. Our friends at came up with a winner this week in:
Grilled Lobster Recipe - How to Grill Lobsters: "Tired of cooking the same old burgers, hot dogs and chicken on the barbecue? Grilled lobster is a treat! If you are searching for a grilled lobster recipe, here are the basics of how to grill lobsters. Lobsters cooked on the grill have a wonderful smoky flavor, and they are easier to eat than traditional boiled whole lobsters."

Monday, May 21, 2007

Save the Seals - Not Happening in Maine!

Now I know why the cutest little seal pup visited me only when I used to go to Maine in June! That's the time they are most concentrated in Maine's midcoast area. If you're like me and a sucker for all the wildlife of the area, but especially cute little baby animals (I even liked the silly racoons that dumped my garbage every night), then learn more about the current plight of those seals that need a little extra help this year in Maine. Looks like they'll have to go all the way to Connecticut for now!

Seal Rehab Shutdown Comes At Bad Time -- Harbor Seal Pup Season - News Story - WVIT | Hartford: "Maine's coast is the place where harbor seals come to give birth and nurse their pups, from the middle of May through early June. The last estimate, from 2001, put number of harbor seals at 99,340 in Maine, according to James Gilbert, a professor at the University of Maine. That compares to fewer than 10,000 before seals became federally protected in 1972. With all of those seals, it's natural that some pups will become separated from their mothers. They often end up on beaches, Gilbert said."

You might just be inspired to learn more about Andre, the orphaned pup who would winter at the New England Aquarium, and when set loose every year, would travel the 150 miles north to Rockland, Maine. The movie is lame, but the story is legendary.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mile Beach at Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine

Mile Beach at Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine The two best ways to understand the lure of midcoast Maine are 1. to spend some time there and 2. to look at photos from people who have done no. 1! Deborah Fowles lives there (lucky her) and with the above link brings us some great Reid State Park photos. Enjoy

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

If you can't laugh at yourself, or at least at those place you enjoy most, then what's the point? My mom forwarded me these Maine-isms and I thought I'd share them with other lovers of he State of Maine.
John the owner of a golf course in Maine was confused about paying
an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary, Carol for some
mathematical help. He called Carol into his office and said, "You graduated from the University of Maine, and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"
Carol thought a moment, then replied, "Everything but my earrings."
A group of Maine friends went deer hunting and
paired off in twos for the day.That night, one of the hunters Steve returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck. "Where's Wade?" the others asked. "Wade had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful Steve replied. "You left Wade laying out there and carried the deer back?"they inquired. A tough call," nodded Steve. "But I figured no one is going to steal Wade!
Regarding the year 2000, Beth a United States Postal worker was overheard saying "when the end of the world comes, I hope to be in"Maine . "When asked why, she stated that everything happens here 20 years later than the rest of the civilized world.
The young Mainer came running into the store and said to his
buddy,"Alvin, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot! "Alvin replied, "Did you see who it was? "The young fella answered, "I couldn't tell, but I got the license plate
NEWS FLASH! - Eustis, Maine----- Maine's worst air
disaster occurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane,
piloted by Arkie
& Edna, crashed into a cemetery earlier today in
Eustis. Maine search and rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening.
Arkie & Edna survived and are helping in the recovery efforts.
A Maine State trooper pulled over a pickup on route 302. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?" Bruce replied, " 'Bout whut?

Feel free to share your CLEAN Maine humor here.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Plan Now to Enjoy Summer Events in Midcoast Maine

One of the best things about New England and Maine is summer. There are so many events and festivals that it can be hard to choose. One thing is for sure though, if you are coming to midcoast Maine from out of town, be sure to take in at least one local event, and RESERVE your lodging early! There are far more visitors in the summer than there are nice places to stay. Check back again as I get word on more midcoast Maine summer events: some of my favorites include Bath's Heritage Days, and Rockland's Maine Lobster Festival. For more events all over Maine visit the Maine Office of Tourism.

18th Annual Lobster Boat Races- June 16, 2007
Name:Clive Farrin

Windjammer Days, Boothbay Harbor - June 26-27, 2007
45th Annual Windjammer Days. Fully rigged windjammers saining into the Harbor.

Bath Heritage Days, Bath - June 29 - July 4, 2007
Barbeque, shipbuilders triathlon, carnival, and fireworks over the Kennebec River.

2007 North Atlantic Blues Festival - July 14-1, 2007 Rockland
The Acclaimed Blues Festival features over 15 blues artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland - August 1-5, 2007
We just happened upon this festival about a decade ago, and it's something worth returning to. Eat lobster, enjoy a parade, even see the Maine Sea Goddess crowned - all overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay.

3rd Annual Blueberry Festival, Boothbay Harbor - August 18, 2007 - 8 am to noon
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
32 Emery Lane Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
What speaks of Maine more than blueberries? Blueberries every way at the 3rd annual festival.