East Side Vibe kicks off Saturday

Posted:  Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:45am

Utility trucks managed to clear most of the damaged trees and poles from Thursday's microburst to enable people to go to the East Side Vibe celebration that began Saturday. A music stage and 15 vendors greeted guests at Ocean Point Marina. The event was part of the second week of Harbor Fest.

Shawn Lewin from the Community Center took advantage of the festivities to promote the raffle of a three-story doll house on Oct. 1 to benefit the center. The basic house was donated by Stacey Laird of Capers in Boothbay Harbor. Volunteers decorated the house with furniture, household items and figures to scale. Lewin transported to the marina by pickup.

“It was a bumpy ride. I had to set it up all over again,” said Lewin. Only 150 tickets at $15 will be sold for the drawing, he said.

Among the vendors was stained glass artisan Richard Macdonald  of Boothbay Harbor. Macdonald, who has worked in decorative glass for 51 years, said he has recently combined colored glass with found drift wood to create unique sculptures. The Macdonald studio is at 7 Wall Point Road.

East Side Vibe festivities continue today.

More photos are on the Harbor Fest gallery page.