Camille Homassel, a 16-year-old French girl, visited the United States for the first time this summer. Camille, who lives in a small town outside of Paris, experienced what many Maine tourists, both foreign and domestic, do the first time they come to Vacationand: Eat lobster.
By most accounts, the summer of 2014 has been a pretty good one, weatherwise. Here in Boothbay Harbor we’ve had a lot of sunny days, without many complaints of humidity or rain.
Friday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 20 were two of those perfect sun-soaked days, and there were a lot of people, from here and away, out taking advantage of it.
Digging through the archives, we found this story detailing “strange noises, the presence of a figure which has stood and observed campers.”
Do any of our readers have similar stories about Outer Heron? Has anyone camped there recently?
We know there’s quite a few theories about other spots in town — what’s your favorite one?
Last question — can anyone guess the year of this article?
Gov. Paul LePage sang the praises of the state’s technical high school programs during a tour of an East Boothbay boat manufacturer. On Aug. 20, LePage visited the Hodgdon Yacht Shipyard along with Department of Economic & Community Development Commissioner George Gervais. The two saw how the nearly 200-year old business remains competitive in the worldwide boat making industry.
Lincoln Arts Festival’s annual boatyard art show and sale, Arts & Yachts, opens Thursday evening, Aug. 21, with a gala artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m., open to the public. The event continues Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Located at Hodgdon Yacht Services (formerly the Boothbay Region Boatyard) on Southport, the Arts & Yachts event will highlight both the work of visual artists and the yacht-making skills of the boatyard.
“Jersey Boys,” directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on the Tony Award-winning musical about the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Their song hits included “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You” and many more.
“Jersey Boys” is rated R. It plays Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
The staff at Red’s Eats in Wiscasset took the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 20, adding to the events that have broken out in the Midcoast in the fundraising movement to fight ALS. Here’s a video of how it went Wednesday, including new challenges the famous food stand set. Video courtesy of Red’s Eats.
As August draws to a close, conversations begin to focus on packing up, dates of departure, beginning of school sessions and cool weather. But wait...not so fast. There is still a bit more time left for warm sunny days and memories waiting to happen. Sprucewold paths, seaside tidal pools, boating docks, and social events are still bursting with enthusiasm and vitality. Our residents continue to enjoy the final days to their fullest.
Boothbay Town Manager Jim Chaousis informed the Register that the town office is closing immediately today, August 21, due to a sprinkler leak. The office will be closed the rest of the day.
“Hopefully the problem will be fixed so we can open tomorrow,” said Chaousis.
Thank you to the “Mystery Man” who came to my rescue when I fell/tripped onto the road pavement on Route 96.
He quickly positioned his car so that southbound vehicles would not run over me. The northbound cars stopped and I think there was additional help cleaning up plants, a plant stand and pottery from the road. You all are added to the list of unsung heroes that I was going to commend for their support and aid in recent tragedies. I am eternally grateful.
Osier’s Wharf is a hub for the local fishermen of South Bristol, and new additions are coming to make everyone’s lives a little easier.
A new covered dock is in the process of being constructed at the site, directly connected to the seafood restaurant, which is located next to the Gut in South Bristol.