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elcome to the Vacationer, a publication of the Journal Tribune that provides a comprehensive list of summer events, activities and places to go. Whether you are interested in beaches, concerts, live theater, golf, fishing or all of the above, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in southern Maine. Summer is high season in Vacationland, and our guide provides a handy way to make good use of its long days and full evenings. If you are ready for an afternoon at the beach, a concert under the sky, amusement park entertainment or a few hours of peace, the opportunities are listed here. These pages point the way to York County’s seasonal pleasures, as well as some paths that lead away from it all. Find your way to the shore, where miles of beaches, headlands, quiet marshes and busy harbors offer a wide variety of

saltwater experiences. Explore lakes and nature paths, visit community museums and gardens at their peak, or window shop on Main Street. Summertime means festivals, and there are plenty to be had in York County. Celebrate Biddeford’s French heritage with the La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival, pick up some unique items at Saco’s Sidewalk Arts Festival, or take in more than 100 independent films from around the globe during the Sanford International Film Festival. You can also sample Maine’s booming craft beer industry during Beerfest in Old Orchard Beach, or celebrate July 4 with an historical flavor at Old Home Days in Waterboro. To the south, Ogunquit shines as a bright spot on the summer horizon. It was one of Maine’s first summer colonies, thanks to the picturesque charm of the village and the artists who were drawn to

Perkins Cove and the shore. Visitors throng to Ogunquit Beach during the day, saving their strength for long evenings at shops, restaurants and theaters that stay open long after dark. During peak traffic periods, trolleys move beach-goers and shoppers from Point A to Point B. Wells also offers trolley service to and from every major beach, hotel, restaurant and recreation center between Ogunquit and Kennebunk. A family-oriented beach town, Wells is also home to a wildlife refuge and the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve. On Route 109, there is a station for the Downeaster, Amtrak’s passenger train between Portland and Boston. The train also stops at Saco and Old Orchard Beach. In Kennebunk, ship captains’ houses overlook treelined streets, and restaurants and stores prosper on Main Street, where the Brick Store Museum keeps a window open on the past. Prosperous and beautiful Kennebunkport encompasses scenic Cape Porpoise as well as the many pleasures of Dock Square. Biddeford and Saco have a selection of restaurants, movie theaters, health care facilities and other services. Accessible downtown districts are home to libraries, banks, churches, stores and restaurants. Both also have growing, renovated mill districts with new restaurants and other offerings, including river walks on each side of the Saco River, connected by a new pedestrian bridge. Each community has unique offerings downtown, but also cherish the countryside. Biddeford Pool and Ferry Beach provide coastal access, as does the cities’ great-

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est shared resource, the Saco River. Saco also boasts the Saco Heath, a raised, coalesced bog that is accessible through a one-mile trail and boardwalk. Biddeford’s Route 111 provides access to a growing number of large-scale stores and restaurants. Or take the road out of Saco’s historic downtown, and you will find more restaurants and markets, and eventually come upon waterslides, roller coasters, zip lines and other thrills. Old Orchard Beach is, of course, known for its magnificent beach – an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. Bright lights, fast food, local baseball and entertainment are readily available, and Old Orchard’s historic pier still survives, well into its second century, as a coastal curiosity that is abuzz with live bands and unique shops. Escaping the summer crowds can be as easy as turning west. A trip inland brings you to hills and farmland of the northwest corner of York County, extending to the foothills of the White Mountains, less than an hour from the coast. For cyclists, there is challenging, hilly terrain, and the winding roads are also attractive to motorcyclists. Fishermen will find the county’s ponds, lakes and streams offer boating with an abundance of black bass and trout, and even land-locked salmon for the astute angler. If you prefer deep-sea fishing, there are a number of local charter services that will take you out angling in the Atlantic Ocean. No matter where you are in this part of Vacationland, there’s plenty to enjoy during the summer months.

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EVENTS Fun things to do!

• The Biddeford+Saco Art Walk, coordinated through Engine, happens the final Friday of every month, April through October, from 5-8 p.m. Check out the Biddeford+Saco Art Walk page, biddefordsacoartwalk. com, to see all of the venues and monthly offerings. • Concerts in the Park are held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday mid-June through mid-August in Kennebunk’s Lafayette Park. The free concerts are hosted by the Kennebunk Recreation Department and sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank. For cancellations due to weather, call the program update line 985-6890, ext. 1607 or visit the website the • The comedic show “Noises Off!” will be presented on June 17-18; 22-25; and June 29-July 2

at the Barn Theater in Wells. Times have yet to be announced. For more information visit • Music in the Park is a free concert series, held every Wednesday, June 22 through Aug. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at Shevenell Park, 149 Main St., Biddeford. The series is hosted by the Heart of Biddeford and sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. • Seashore Trolley Story Time will be held at the Seashore Trolley Museum every Wednesday in July and August at 10:30 a.m. “Conducter Nate” will read transportation themed stories to the children and will then accompany the families on a trolley ride. For more information, visit • Concerts at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Staples and First streets in Old Orchard Beach. For information and scheduling, visit or call 934-0860. • Mainestage Shakespeare in the Park in Kennebunk will take place July 8 to Aug. 13. It will

present some of the bard’s classics like “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Richard III” and “The Tempest” in Lafayette Park, Kennebunk. The Rainstage is at the Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium. Dates and times are not yet available. Admission is free. For more information, visit or cal 207-613-6225. • The Salvation Army will host numerous pier programs in the Pier parking area at 7 p.m. from July 30 to Aug. 5. Programs will include music, drama and instrumental performances that are free to the public.


• The Sanford third annual Film Festival will take place May 25-29. Student films will be shown Wednesday, Sanford films on Thursday, horror films on Friday, and on Saturday there will be a French-language film venue, the Tommy Awards ceremony, 17+ restricted films and an after party. Award-winning films will be shown Sunday. Films will be shown at Smitty’s Cinema, the Sanford-

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Springvale Historical Museum, and the Nassan Little Theater. For more information, call 205-6066 or visit • Putting for Patriots will take place on May 27-30 in Old Orchard Beach. Over 30 miniature golf courses unite to raise money for three charities that serve wounded veterans and the families of the fallen: Hope for the Warriors, TAPS, and Homes For Our Troops. For more information, visit www.oldorchardbeachmaine. com. • The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display from May 28-30, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Dunaway Center, School Street, Ogunquit. It is sponsored by the NAMES Project Northern New England Chapter. For more information, call 6461195. • The first of four School Around Us craft fairs will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Consilidated School. For more information, visit www. • See Events, Page 7

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Street, the Don Campbell Band will play music related to veterans • A Memorial Day pancake and their service. breakfast combined with a yard • The Biddeford+Saco sale on May 29 will feature Maine Memorial Day Parade will take blueberry or plain pancakes, place Monday, May 30, beginning maple syrup, sausages, orange in Saco at 10 a.m. at the corner of juice and coffee. All are welcome. Beach and Main Street and is endThe breakfast takes place at the ing at Veterans Memorial Park in Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise Biddeford. For more information, Square from 8-11 a.m. For more visit information, call 967-3357. • The Sanford Memorial Day • The American Legion will convene at the Veterans Memorial Parade will take place Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. in Sanford. at Kennebunk High School at 7 Joe Hanslip will be guest speaker a.m. on Memorial Day, May 30 at the ceremony following the and then proceed to each cemetery in town, where they will give parade. The parade will begin at Number One Pond on William a short presentation and firing Oscar Emery Drive and end at squad salute. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a band concert on the front Central Park accross from City Hall. steps of Kennebunk Town Hall • A Memorial Day parade will and a parade will immediately folbe held May 30 at 1 p.m. in Old low. The parade, which proceeds Orchard Beach, co-hosted by The up and down Main Street, will Veterans of Foreign Wars and the make stops at the Mousam River Bridge, the World War I memorial American Legion of Old Orchard Beach. The parade will start at Bell and the World War II memorial Park and will end in Memorial at Washington Memorial Park. Park in Old Orchard Beach. Call All veterans, whether uniformed the Town of Old Orchard Beach at or not, are welcome to march in 934-4042 for details. the parade. After the parade at • The Kennebunk Memorial the Waterhouse Center on Main • Events, From Page 6

Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 7 Day parade will take place on May place on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 31 at 9:30 a.m. in Kennebunk. It p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park will march through Dock Square on 4 Heath St. in Old Orchard into Lower Village. A half hour Beach. The festival features pipafter ending, the parade will move ers, highland dancing, traditional to Cape Porpoise. For more inforScottish foods, Scottish entertainmation, visit www.gokennebunks. ment, Scottish Bazaar, artisans, com. artists, heavy athletics, and more. • The Kennebunkport For more information visit www. Memorial Day parade will take place on May 31 at 2 p.m. in • Dog Day at the Seashore Kennebunkport. The parade will Trolley Museum, 195 Log travel along Main Street. For more Cabin Road in Kennebunkport, information, visit www.gokenis Saturday, June 6. A variety of dog-related businesses and organizations will offer information, demonstrations, and dog washes JUNE and manicures from 10 a.m. to 2 • Seashore Trolley Dog p.m. There will be a Blessing of the Day, will be held on June 4 at Dogs at 11:30 a.m. and more. For the Seashore Trolley Museum more information, call 967-2800 in Kennebunkport. Activities or visit will include: demonstrations, • The Kennebunkport Festival information and products from is a celebration of fine food, wine a variety of local dog-related and art, from June 5-11. For more organizations and businesses; information, visit www.kendog adoption provided by the Animal Welfare Society and Lucky Fees vary. • A Village Art Walk will Pup Rescue; and the authors of be held on June 10 from 5-7 “Gooch’s Pooches - The Dogs of p.m. at participating galleries in Kennebunk Beach” will be there Kennebunk’s Lower Village and for book sales and signing. • A Scottish Festival will take • See Events, Page 8


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Kennebunkport’s Dock Square. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit • The Catie Curtis Benefit Concert takes place on June 10 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at 205 Maine St., Biddeford. The concert will host 2006 Boston Music Awards winner, folksinger and songwriter, and Saco native Catie Curtis performing music to raise funds for the Heart of Biddeford’s programs and services. For more information, visit www.heartofbiddeford. org. • Chamber After Hours will take place on June 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the White Columns in Kennebunkport. This event is cohosted by the Kennebunk Rotary Club. The event will include socializing, food, drinks, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Entry costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 967-0857 or visit www. • The third annual Paddle Battle takes place on June 10, from 1-5 p.m., at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. The paddle festival is fun for all ages and levels. Participants can enter kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, surfboards, and any non-motorized vessels to race up the Kennebunk River. Others can watch. After, there is an outdoor barbecue with drinks and live music on the back lawn. For more details visit or call 967-4050. • The 22nd annual Chamber Music Festival will take place June 10-17 at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. The Boston Chamber Music returns for the 17th year. On Friday June 17 Porland String Quartet will play. For more information, visit Ticket costs may vary. • Christian’s Lifeguard Dash at the Main Ogunquit Beach on Beach Street will take place June 11 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. All proceeds will go to the Christian Lumenello Memorial Scholarship Fund to help young people become Red Cross certified lifeguards. For more information and to register, visit the website www. • The 33nd La Kermesse Franco-Americaine festival is set for June 16-19 at the St. Louis Field on the corner of Prospect and West streets. There will be rides and a petting zoo for children, live entertainment, food, fireworks on Saturday and much, much more. For more information, visit www. • LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival will be held from June 1719, with various locations around Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. For more information, visit • The Cotton and Cod Concert takes place on June 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brick Store Museum on 117 Main St. in Kennebunk. Monica Grabin will tell the story of the cotton and cod industries through song and story in a “Singing History” performance as part of LAUNCH! festivities. For more information visit • The Biddeford Ball takes place on June 18 from 7-11:59 p.m. at the Pepperell Center on 40 Main St. in Biddeford. For more information, go to ball/ or call 284-8520. • The Point of Light Gala will take place Monday June 20 at The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave. in Kennebunkport. There are cocktails and appetizers from 5:30-7 p.m. and the live auction Point of Light award is from 7-9 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $100 and can be purchased online at The George H.W. Bush Cape Arundel Celebrity Classic features 27 teams vying for the championship on the historic Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport. This year’s classic is set for June 23. For more information, visit, call 229-3866 or go to the Facebook page. • The Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival will take place Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. More than 150 artists, photographers and fine craftspeople will once again transform Main Street Saco and Pepperell Square into a giant outdoor art gallery. Information is available at www., or 286-3546.

• The 11th annual Capt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 2.5 Mile Walk is scheduled for June 25. The Kid’s Fun Run is at 7:45 a.m. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk stepping off at 8:35 a.m. Start and finish at E. Emerson Cummings Boulevard., behind the Old Orchard Beach Police Station. All proceeds benefit the Capt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 934-2360 or go to • The 16th annual Wells Antique Show and Sale will take place on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. For more information, contact (800) 641-6908 or goosefare@ • KennebunkKennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golf Tournament will kick off at noon on June 27 at Webhannet Golf Course in Kennebunk. For more information, call 967-0857 or email info@gokennebunks. com.


• The Wells Concert Series takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. All concerts are free and held at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. Spectators may bring blankets, chairs and picnics. On July 2 they will feature the Strafford Wind Symphony. For more information, call 646-2451 or visit • The second of four School Around Us craft fairs will be held on July 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Green in Kennebunkport. For more information, visit www. • Kennebunk Old Home Week takes place July 2. It’s a time when the town is celebrating its past, present, and future. Family events include a local artists and craftsmen show, farmers’ market, family traditions parade, musical performances, local history displays, sporting events, carnival games, petting zoo, Rotary Club chicken barbecue, antique auto show and much more. • The School Around Us will

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hold a craft fair on July 2 at the Kennebunkport Town Green. Admission is free. • Music on Main Street, hosted by Biddeford Savings, is a lunchtime summer concert series in the park adjacent to the bank at 254 Main St. in Biddeford. The free concerts take place on Thursdays, July 18 to Aug. 1, with a kickoff on Wednesday, July 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ned’s Bakes and BBQs will provide a barbecue lunch for $5 with all the proceeds from the lunch sales going to local charities. Kids at Play perform on July 3. • In observance of Independence Day, there will be fireworks at Number One Pond in Sanford at dusk on July 3. Before the fireworks, there will be a water-ski show on Number One Pond. Check with Sanford Parks and Recreation Department for more details. • The 30th annual Family Sand Sculpture Competition in Ocean Park is scheduled for Friday, July 3, from 3-6 p.m. The competition takes place on the beach between Randall and Ancona avenues, and families can register at the Ocean Park Association Office or at the site on the day of the competition. • Fourth of July in Ocean Park kicks off with the Bike Parade at 9 a.m. at the rec hall. Pre-registration will be the week of June 27 at the rec hall, or register at 8 a.m. at the hall on the Fourth. Kids can bring their decorated bikes for the parade and judging. Prizes will be awarded during the band concert following the parade. An art show and sale sponsored by Saco Bay Artists on the library lawn will run all day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 10 a.m., the 65th annual Independence Day Community Parade begins, which will be followed by the Ocean Park Band concert at The Bell Tower at 10:45 a.m. Winners of the bicycle contest and sandcastle competition will also be announced. • The City of Sanford’s Independence Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m., July 4 on Main Street. • Fourth of July fireworks in Ogunquit will be on the main beach. • See Events, Page 9

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It features more than 70 juried • Fireworks fly at dusk, crafters and artists at the Wells at roughly 9:15 p.m., over Elementary School, 276 Sanford Kennebunk Beach, set off from Road, Wells, from 10 a.m. to 4 Narragansett Point on July 4. p.m., both days. There is no charge Fireworks can be viewed in both for parking or admission. For Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. more information, call 646-5172 • Heart of Biddeford’s Music or visit www.summersolsticecraftin the Park on Wednesday, July 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. will feature the • Waterboro’s Old Home Easy Money Band in Shevenell Days will take place on Friday and Park on Main Street. Saturday, July 8-9 on the grounds • The Wells Concert Series of Massabesic Middle School, takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 Old Alfred Road. There will be p.m. All concerts are free and held a parade, talent show and more. at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor For more information, visit www. Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells., email oldSpectators may bring blankets, or chairs and picnics. On July 9 they check out its Facebook page. will feature Party Starters. For • The New England Moxie more information, call 646-2451 Congress comes to the Seashore or visit Trolley Museum to hold its • The annual Greek Festival annual meeting on July 10. Visit at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox the Moxie model railroad, see all Church, 186 Bradley St. in Saco, kinds of Moxie memorabilia and will be held July 8-10. The festival take a sip of Maine’s official soft features traditional Greek foods drink. Lunch service is provided and pastries, as well as cultural by Duffy’s Tavern & Grill. events including dancing and sing• Heart of Biddeford’s Music ing. in the Park takes place on • The annual Summer Solstice Wednesday, July 13 from 5:30-7 Craft show is set for July 9-10. p.m. in Shevenell Park on Main • Events, From Page 8

Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 9 Street in Biddeford and will feature Spectators may bring blankets, the Golden Oak. chairs and picnics. On July 16 they • Union Church in Biddeford will feature the Bel Airs. For more Pool holds a summer speakers information, call 646-2451 or visit series at the Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. • The 14th annual “Val On Thursday, July 14, the speaker Ranco” Native American will be Hank Philippi Ryan, an Powwow is scheduled for July award-winning mystery/crime 16-17, featuring music, dance, novelist who is the author of crafts, demonstrations and more. eight novels including “Rights Sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Passage,” “Truth be Told” and of Commerce, the powwow is held “The Wrong Girl.” For advance at Wells Harbor Park, 331 Harbor tickets, contact Elaine Robinson at Road, Wells, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 283-1398 or erobinson4@maine. both days. For more information, When available, tickets can call 646-2451 or 603-528-3005, or be purchased at the door. Doors go to open and book sale begins at 7 • Music on Main Street, hosted p.m. by Biddeford Savings, is a lunch• The Alfred Festival will take time summer concert series in the place July 16-18. Events include: park adjacent to the bank at 254 food, music, a road race, crafts, Main St. in Biddeford. The free a tractor pull, an Antique Auto concerts take place on Thursdays, Show, a parade at 10 a.m. and July 18 to Aug. 1, with a kickoff other festival activities. For more on Wednesday, July 3, from 11:30 information, visit the Alfred a.m. to 1 p.m. Ned’s Bakes and Festival Facebook page. BBQs will provide a barbecue • The Wells Concert Series lunch for $5 with all the proceeds takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 from the lunch sales going to local p.m. All concerts are free and held charities. Doug Mitchell and Pete at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Finkle perform on July 18. Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. • See Events, Page 18

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three-day permit for $35, and a BIDDEFORD seven-day permit for $60. Fortunes Rocks — A narrow stretch of beach south of SACO Biddeford Pool with roadside Camp Ellis — Small, sandy parking by Route 208 off Route beach area on Route 9 below 9. Lifeguards. Parking permits Goosefare Brook. Saco residents available at city clerk’s office. may get a season pass for $10 at Middle Beach — the city finance department, othInconspicuous lot for permit erwise parking fees apply. People parking only in the Mile Stretch section of Route 208 off Route 9. over 62 can get one free season pass per household. Lifeguards. Same parking rules Ferry Beach State Park as Fortunes Rocks. — A 117-acre state park with an Biddeford Pool — Two-mile expanse of Sandy Beach off Bay sandy stretch on Route 208 off View Road. Boardwalk through Route 9. Lifeguards, bathhouses dunes, nature trails, picnic area and parking lot. Same parking with grills and tables, restrooms rules as Fortunes Rocks. and changing areas, lifeguards. Hills Beach — Sandy 530Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost yard beach on Hills Beach Road per person is $1 for children 5-11, off Route 9. Limited free park$5 for adult Maine residents, $7 ing. for adult non-residents and $2 Rotary Park Beach — Sandy for 65 and older non-residents. bank on Saco River, in Rotary Maine residents 65 and older are Park off Main Street. Lifeguards. free, as are children younger than Free parking. 5. For more information and to Parking permits for Fortunes purchase a season pass, visit the Rocks, Middle Beach and Department of Conservation Biddeford Pool are $10 for residents, $120 for non-residents for website at Bay View Beach — Two hunseason pass. A one-day permit dred yards of mostly sandy beach can be purchased for $15, a

Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 11 at the end of Bay View Road, off according to time of day and Route 9. Lifeguards. Limited free day of week. Season parking parking. passes, good from Memorial Day Kinney Shores — Narrow through Labor Day, are available sandy strip east of Bay View for residents, $50, limit two per Beach. Lifeguards. Limited free household. Includes the Milliken street parking. Street and Memorial Park lots. Season passes for non-residents are $150, they can only be used OLD ORCHARD BEACH for the Milliken Street lot and Old Orchard Beach are not applicable on the July — Three-mile-long sand beach. 3-5. Passes may be purchased at Lifeguards, food concessions, the Town Clerk’s office at Town shops and amusements. Parking Hall. Parking meters available at Memorial Lot, corner of nearby on Old Orchard, First and First and Staples streets, or the Imperial streets. Milliken Street lot. Rates vary

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Pro: Tim Angis Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Blue 5,918/68.8; Black 6,333/71; Gold 5,319/66.1; Green 4,987/69.2 Location: 101 Old Orchard Road in Saco, one mile from traffic circle Phone: 282-9892 Website:


Pro: Ken Raynor Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Back tees 5,881/67.2; Middle 5,310/64.3; Women’s 5,026/68.4 Location: 19 Old River Road in Kennebunkport, north side of the Kennebunk River

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Pro: Lessons are available Holes: 9 Yards/Par: Blue 6,152/72; White 5,662/72; Red 5,180/72; Gold 5,225/72 Location: 36 New County Road (Route 5), Saco Phone: 283-3500 Website:


Pro: Jim Fairbanks Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Gold 6,684/72; White 6,266/72; Green 5,410/72; Black 4,818/72 Location: 200 Wild Dunes Way, 1.5 miles from Route 1 on Route 98 East in Old Orchard Beach Phone: 934-4513 Website:


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Summer 2016 White 5,297/72; Blue 6,151/70.4; DUTCH ELM GOLF COURSE Green 4901/70.4 Pro: Lessons available Location: 588 Country Club Holes: 18 Road on Route 4. Three miles Yards/Par: Blue 6,375/72; south of the Route 109 intersecWhite 5,952/72; Red 5,248/72; tion, or five miles north of the Green 5,442/72 Route 9 intersection Location: 5 Brimstone Phone: 324-5462 Road. Turn off Route 111 onto Website: www.sanfordcountry- Brimstone Road, just over the Arundel line Phone: 282-9850 PROVINCE LAKE GOLF COURSE Website: www.dutchelmgolf. Pro: Patrick DeAngelo com Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Orange 6,301/71; Blue 5,941/71; Purple 4,900/71; Yellow 4,169/71 Location: 18 Mountain Road on Province Lake, Route 153 on the Maine/New Hampshire border Phone: 793-4040 Website:


Pro: Jim Fairbanks Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Gold 6,324/70; Blue 6,003/70; White 5,611/70; Red 4960/70 Location: 304 Gorham Road, Route 114 (Gorham Road) in Scarborough Phone: 883-0007 Website:


Pro: N/A Holes: 9 Yards/Par: White 5,848/72; Women’s 5,193/72 Location: Salmon Falls Road off of Route 202 in Hollis Phone: 929-5233 Website:


Pro: Matt Blasik Holes: 18 Yards/Par: Black 6,981/72; Blue 6,357/72; White 5,960/72; Green 5,183/72 Red 4,997/72 Location: 32 Castle Down Road off Route 91 in York, 5 miles • See Golf, Page 13

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Take Beach Avenue to Ridge Road, .2 miles to course at Kennebunk off of Route 1 Beach Phone: 351-3000 Phone: 967-2061 Website: Website: WEBHANNET GOLF CLUB Pro: Kirk Kimball WILLOWDALE GOLF CLUB Holes: 18 Pro: N/A Yards/Par: Blue 6,088/71; Holes: 18 White 5,828/71; Red 5422/73 Yards/Par: Blue 6,086/70; Location: 26 Golf Club Drive. • Golf, From Page 12

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Ogunquit Playhouse

10 Main St., Ogunquit Box Office: 646-5511 Email: Website: Ticketmaster: (800) 982-2787 May 18 to June 11: “Let It Be” June 15 to July 9: “Anything Goes” July 13 to Aug. 6: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Aug. 10 to Sept. 3: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 13 White 5,817/70; Gold 4891/70 Holes: 18 Location: 52 Willowdale Yards/Par: Gold 6,066/70; Road (Just off of Route 1), across White 5,698/70; Blue 5,326/70; from Enterprise Business Park in Green 4904/70 Scarborough Location: 7 White Lance Driver Phone: 883-9351 near Route 1 to Shore Road in Website: www.willowdalegolf. Ogunquit, course is 2.5 miles from com this point Phone: 361-2011 Website: www.capeneddickgolf. CAPE NEDDICK COUNTRY CLUB com Pro: Dustin Hunter

Ogunquit Playhouse Children’s Theatre

10 Main St., Ogunquit Box Office: 646-5511 Website: July 2-3: “Disney’s The Jungle Book” July 23-24: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” July 30-31: “Treasure Island” Aug. 20-22: “School of Rock”

Hackmatack Playhouse

538 School St. (Route 9), Berwick Box Office: 698-1807 Email: Website: June 17 to July 2: “Noises Off!” July 6-23: “On The Town” July 27 to Aug. 13: “Once Upon a Mattress” Aug. 17 to Sept. 3: “Almost, Maine”

City Theater

205 Main St., Biddeford Box Office: 282-0849 Email: Website: July 22 to Aug. 7: “West Side Story”

The Originals Theatre Company at Saco River Theater

29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton Website: Box Office: 929-5412 July 15-23: “The Unexpected Guest” Our Theatre Company Website: Box Office: 294-2995 For more information on upcoming performances, visit the website or call the box office.

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SALTWATER FISHING I n Let's go fishi g!

n late May, the striped bass begin to migrate into Maine waters, beginning with the younger fish, called “schoolies” with an average weight between 1 and 8 pounds. As the summer progresses, larger bass enter the coastal rivers and estuaries and live bait and surf fishermen regularly land fish in the 25- to 40-pound range. Maine residents and nonresidents who have a valid freshwater fishing license in the state need only to check off the box on their license application to indicate that they intend to fish saltwater. Saltwater fishermen who do not have a freshwater fishing license are required to participate in a national registry. Some fishermen are exempt, including youth and those fishing from chartered boats. Online saltwater registra-

tion costs $1 for Maine citizens and nonresidents. There are exceptions – and updated information and detailed regulations are available at dmr/recreational. Daily bag and length limits apply, varying by species. Fishing regulations allow a daily limit of only one striped bass per day, 28 inches or greater. All other stripers must be released immediately. Use of a gaff to land a striped bass is illegal, as is use of more than two treble hooks or bait on treble hooks. When using bait, only a non-offset circle hook can be used, with some exceptions. Finding productive shoreline fishing spots is not difficult in southern Maine. The Saco River is by far the most productive and dozens of shoreline fishing spots are readily accessible to the public. The Saco River also has two any-water boat launching ramps, one near Cataract Dam in Saco, near the Saco Yacht Club, that accommodates about a dozen trailers, and another off Route 9 in Biddeford, the Marblehead Boat Launching Area, which accommo-

Summer 2016 dates large vessels and has parking Ellis. Small diamond jigs and for more than 70 trailers. multiple-hooked Christmas Tree Another ramp is located on rigs should help you harvest the Saco side in the parking lot at mackerel when the tides are right. Camp Ellis, but is dry at low tide. Fishermen can expect the greatest The same tackle used for chances of success during an east inland trout and bass is suitable for wind and especially after a storm striped bass fishing. Surface lures blowing from seaward. There is no such as Rebels and Rapalas work daily bag limit on mackerel. best, in silver and blue patterns. BLUEFISH Due to the fragile nature of the Some years, the bluefish drive striped bass population, fishermen the bait right up onto the beaches are urged to change hooks on all and chase swimmers out of the lures from triple hooks to singles, or simply pinch down the barbs. A water, while other years, the species scarcely show itself. Much of taut line will allow easy landing of it depends upon the temperature fish and easy release. of the water and how much bait is The most productive time for driven inshore. striped bass fishing in southern Heavier tackle is advised when Maine is two hours either side of chasing bluefish and we suggest either high or low tide, using lures. using a wire leader, (18-inch, 45By far the largest fish are taken pound) and heavy gloves for landusing live or natural baits on dark ing the fish to be released. murky days or at night. Stop by a Bluefish are very dangerous to local tackle shop for some pointers. the unsuspecting tourist/angler who might not realize this fish has MACKEREL hundreds of razor-sharp teeth and Light tackle and fly rods vise-like jaws. Imagine a piranha make the sport more enjoyable. that weighs up to 18 pounds and Shoreline fishermen might find you’ll visualize a bluefish. plenty of competition, especially • See Saltwater Fishing, Page 22 along the breakwater at Camp




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$25, one-day $11. Nonresident fees, not including the agent’s fee, are as follows: Season, $64; 15day, $49; seven-day, $45; three-day, $25; one-day, $13. Nonresident fishing licenses are sold at tackle shops as well as at municipal clerks’ offices. Fishing licenses may be purchased online from the State of Maine at Maine’s Free Family Fishing Days will take place on June 4-5, when anyone whose license has not been suspended or revoked may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply on those days. Make sure to be familiar with regulations concerning bag limits and size. Maine law demands that a fish taken from inland waters be killed and become part of the legal bag limit or immediately returned to the water from which it was taken. No species may be kept on stringers or in live wells or buckets except during a licensed fishing tournament. A full explanation of Maine fishing regulations, including

FRESHWATER FISHING L akes and ponds in southern Maine offer a variety of fish species. Black bass, pickerel, whitefish, white and yellow perch, and brown bullhead are the more popular warm-water species. Brook, brown and lake trout (called togue in Maine) are common, as are landlocked salmon. Check with local tackle shops for fishing conditions. Most of the streams and brooks in southern Maine are hidden in summer by heavy brush growth along the shorelines. Bring along waders or a canoe. You will need insect repellent, but there will be no crowds, and the fishing is excellent.


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Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 15 specific rules for each water body, as much as you can. A fish out is provided in booklet form upon of water is suffocating, and may purchase of a license and is also injure itself on rocks. Just 30 secavailable as a digital edition online onds of air exposure can decrease at life span. ing. 3. Be gentle. Wet your hands Pregnant and nursing women, before handling any live fish. Keep women who may become pregyour fingers away from the gills. nant and young children should Don’t squeeze fish and never drag not eat freshwater fish from Maine fish onto the bank. due to mercury accumulation 4. Remove the hook with small in the fish from air pollution. pliers or a similar type tool – if the However, one meal per month hook is deeply embedded or in a of brook trout and landlocked sensitive area such as the gills or salmon is considered safe. stomach, cut the leader close to Fishermen are also reminded the snout. Make an effort to use to avoid the use of lead tackle, regular steel (bronzed) hooks to which causes fatal lead poisonpromote early disintegration. Do ing in loons and other waterfowl. not use stainless or gold-plated Steel, tin, bismuth or plastic are hooks. recommended. 5. To revive a fish once it is back in the water, hold it in a swimming position in the water Releasing fish and move it gently back and forth The Department of Inland until it is able to swim away. Fisheries and Wildlife offers the following tips for releasing fish unharmed: Aquatic plants 1. Time is of the essence. Play Under Maine law, it is illegal and release the fish as quickly and to transport any aquatic plant on carefully as possible. An exhausted the outside of a vehicle. It is illegal fish may be too weak to recover. to sell, propagate or introduce to 2. Keep the fish in the water • See Freshwater Fishing, Page 22

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MUSEUMS So many exhibits to see!

Alfred Shaker Museum — Located at 118 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred, holds events, workshops and exhibits through the summer. It is open from mid-May to November. Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. In 1875, the Alfred Shaker Community built the Shaker Wood, Lumber Storage and Carriage House. It was one of the longest lasting Shaker communities, from 17931931. The Brothers of Christian Instruction purchased the property from the Shakers and are still in residence. Today, eight original Shaker buildings and a beautifully maintained Shaker cemetery remain on Shaker Hill. Check the website, for more information. Brick Store Museum — Located at 117 Main St., Kennebunk, this museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Kennebunks. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday 10

a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 985-4802 or visit for more information. Historic New England — In the South Berwick area, maintains the Sarah Orne Jewitt House and Hamilton House, which each offer 45-minute tours from June 1 through Oct. 15, and landscapes that can be enjoyed from dawn to dusk. The Hamilton House is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sarah Orne Jewitt House is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 3842454 or visit for more information. Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, Meetinghouse Museum and Library — Located on Route 1 across from Wells Plaza, is a nationally registered museum at the site of the original meeting house and includes artifacts, memorabilia and genealogies of early Wells and Ogunquit residents. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 646-4775 or visit for more information. Kennebunkport Historical Society — Located at 8 Maine St.,

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Summer 2016 Kennebunkport, the highlight of org for more information. its collection is the 1853 Greek Ogunquit Museum of Revival Nott House, a Doric colAmerican Art — Located at 543 onnade built in 1853. Nott House Shore Road in Ogunquit, is deditours are given July 1 through Oct. cated to American art from the 13. The Pasco Exhibit Center, 125 19th century to the present, the North St., is home to permanent museum’s permanent collection and changing displays reflecting and changing exhibits are open the history of Kennebunkport, from May 1 through Oct. 31. and is open year-round, Tuesday Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 646-4909 or visit www.ogunquitCall 967-2751 or visit www. for more for more infortion. mation. Portland Museum of Art Museums of Old York — Located at 7 Congress St. in — Includes nine historic buildPortland, includes an extensive ings and sites, and is open from collection of fine and decoraMay 27 through Oct. 19. Hours tive arts that date from the 18th are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 century to the present. Works by a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Parking is available near Jefferds Homer, John Singer Sargent, Tavern, 207 York St. Call 363-4974 Rockwell Kent, Marsden Hartley, or visit for more Louise Nevelson, Andrew Wyeth information. and Marguerite Zorach showcase Ogunquit Arts Collaborative/ the unique heritage of Maine. Barn Gallery — Located at 1 Open seven days a week from 10 Bourne Lane in Ogunquit, is a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. operated by the Ogunquit Arts Friday. (Closed Mondays after Association, and presents a wide Columbus Day). Call 775-6148 or variety of exhibitions, workshops visit and programs by member and for more information. non-member artists. Hours are River Tree Center for the Arts Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. — Located at 35 Western Ave. in to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Kennebunk, galleries are open during the season. Call 646-8400 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. or visit for to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 more information. p.m. Call 967-9120 or visit www. Ogunquit Heritage Museum for more infor— The Captain Winn House at mation. 86 Obeds Lane is the focal point Saco Museum — Located of the Dorothea Jacobs Grant at 371 Main St. in Saco, is a Common, a park near the S. regional museum of fine and Judson Dunaway Center. This decorative arts and historic arti18th-century cape with original facts. The institute was founded architectural features exhibin 1866 and is the third oldest its of maritime history. Hours museum in Maine. From June are Tuesday through Saturday through December, hours are 1-5 p.m. from June through Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and September. Call 646-0296 or visit Thursday, noon-4 p.m., Friday, www.ogunquitheritagemuseum. • See Museums, Page 17


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Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 17 for more information. Day through Columbus Day, 10 Wells Auto Museum a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 646-9064 or — Located at 1181 Post Road visit in Wells, is New England’s largfor more information. est display of “Brass Era” antique 19th Century Willowbrook cars with a well-rounded display Village — Located off Route 11 of classic, special interest and in Newfield, is a 19th-century, commercial vehicles. There are restored village featuring trades more than 70 antique automoand crafts displayed in 37 strucbiles on display, including a 1963 tures and more than 10,000 artiStudebaker Avanti, 1949 Cadillac facts. Hours are Thursday through Fleetwood and 1907 Stanley Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Steamer. In addition, there is a fine Memorial Day through midselection of nickelodeons, antique October. Call 793-2784 or visit arcade games, license plates, toys for and more. The museum is open more information. seven days a week from Memorial • See Museums, Page 22

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18 Journal Tribune - VACATIONER • Events, From Page 9 • The 20th annual Ocean Park • Chamber After Hours will 5K Race, an evening race, is set take place on July 20 from 5-7 for July 22. The first 275 runners p.m. at the Bentley’s Saloon in will receive a 2015 OP5K shirt. Arundel. This event is co-hosted Pre-registration is available online by the Kennebunk Rotary Club. at The 5K starts The event will include socializing, at the Ocean Park Community food, drinks, door prizes, and a Center on Temple Avenue in 50/50 raffle. Entry costs $5 for Ocean Park. Proceeds support members and $10 for non-memOcean Park Association. bers. For more information, call • Open Farm Day in Maine is 967-0857 or visit www.gokenset for Sunday, July 24. Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure • Heart of Biddeford’s Music in which farms throughout Maine in the Park on Wednesday, July open their gates to offer the public 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Shevenell an opportunity to learn about Park, Main Street, will feature the business of agriculture. Many Chris Humphrey. farms will have demonstrations, • The 42nd annual Ogunquit displays, farm-raised products Rotary Club 2-Cent Sale at for sale, and animals and crops to Dunaway Center, School St. on experience. Activities may include July 21, 6-9 p.m. For more inforbarn and field tours, milking, hay mation, call 646-2939. rides, petting zoos, nature trails, • The Wells Concert Series takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 beautiful scenery, samples for tastp.m. All concerts are free and held ing and refreshments. To see a full list of participating farms, visit at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. • Music on Main Street, hosted Spectators may bring blankets, chairs and picnics. On July 23 they by Biddeford Savings, is a lunchtime summer concert series in the will feature Soul Mate. For more park adjacent to the bank at 254 information, call 646-2451 or visit

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Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. Spectators may bring blankets, chairs and picnics. On July 30 they will feature the Windmills. For more information, call 646-2451 or visit • Saco Main Street’s Car Show will take place Saturday, July 30. Main Street Saco will transform into yesteryears with cars in nine categories on display, from preWorld War II to present, with trophies awarded in each category and other prizes. There will be food, music and some of the best cars in southern Maine. Special demonstrations and displays will help round out the day. For more information, visit www.sacospirit. com, e-mail sacospirit@hotmail. com, call 286-3546. • The Salvation Army will be hosting a parade on Sunday, July 31 at 3:50 p.m. from Old Orchard Street to the Pier.


• The Salvation Army Freedom 5k will take place on Aug. 1 from 6-11 a.m. starting at the Old Orchard Beach High School.

• Music on Main Street, hosted by Biddeford Savings, is a lunchtime summer concert series in the park adjacent to the bank at 254 Main St. in Biddeford. The free concerts take place on Thursdays, July 18 to Aug. 1, with a kickoff on Wednesday, July 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ned’s Bakes and BBQs will provide a barbecue lunch for $5 with all the proceeds from the lunch sales going to local charities. Rog and Ray perform on Aug 1. • Heart of Biddeford’s Music in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Shevenell Park, Main Street, will feature Songwriter Night. • Teddy Roosevelt Days will take place Aug. 5-7, at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. It will be a weekend of engaging, challenging, and fun activities and programs that honor Theodore Roosevelt’s passion for observing and understanding nature, his vigor for an active outdoor life, his commitment to conservation, and his connections to Maine. • West Kennebunk Family

Journal Tribune - VACATIONER 19 Fun Day on Aug. 6 on Alfred • Heart of Biddeford’s Music Road will feature food, games, in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. vendors, a parade, a petting zoo, 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Shevenell a bike and doll carriage decoratPark, Main Street, will feature ing contest, a pie contest, yard Unofficial O2, with Treble G as sale, historic village site display, opener. bean supper and more. Admission • The eighth annual Jazz is free. For more information, Concert will take place Aug. 11 contact the Kennebunk Planning at St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal department at 985-4609. Church, Shore Road, in Ogunquit, • The Wells Concert Series just south of the Cliff House. The takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 time has not yet been announced. p.m. All concerts are free and held For more information, call the at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. • Union Church in Biddeford Spectators may bring blankets, Pool holds a summer speakers chairs and picnics. On Aug. 6 they series at the Union Church, 3 will feature On Tap. For more Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. information, call 646-2451 or visit On Thursday, Aug. 11, the speaker will be Emerson (Tad) Baker, his• The 28th annual torical archaeologist, professor at Illumination Night will be Salem State University and author held on Aug. 6 in Ocean Park. of “A Storm of Witchcraft: The A strawberry shortcake festival Salem Trials and the American will be held in front of Jakeman Experience,” and “Sir William Hall at 6:30 p.m., and a concert Phips’s Version of Empire.” For by the Ocean Park Band will run advance tickets, contact Elaine from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The annual Robinson at 207-283-1398 or “walk about” to look at the lighted When houses will start at 8 p.m. and the available, tickets can be purchased Dunlap Highland Band will play at the door. Doors open and book in the Ocean Park Square at 9 p.m. • See Events, Page 22


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The Newfield Farmer and Artisan Market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Newfield Town Office and library, on rainy days inside the barn by the post office on at 19th Century Willowbrook Village.


The Saco Farmers Market is held every Saturday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to noon, through October, at the Saco Valley Shopping Center. The Saco River Market, is held every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., open year-round, off Saco Main Street on Saco Island.


The Sanford Farmers Market is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through Columbus Day weekend at Central Park, and Wednesdays through October from noon to 4 p.m.


The Wells Farmers Market is held every Wednesday through mid-October from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Wells Town Hall parking lot on Sanford Road/Route 109.

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Michael Little, 7, shows off his stamped “passport,” showing all the stops he made at Sanford Farmers Market in June 2015. One of his stops was a vegetable stand operated by Kristen Hagan of Four Leaf Farm. The passport program is designed to familiarize kids with vegetables and fruits.


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22 Journal Tribune - VACATIONER at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor • Events, From Page 19 Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. sale begins at 7 p.m. Spectators may bring blankets, • A Village Art Walk will chairs and picnics. On Aug. 20 be held on Aug. 12 from 5-7 they will feature the Jumbo Circus p.m. at participating galleries in Peanuts. For more information, Kennebunk’s Lower Village and call 646-2451 or visit www.wellsKennebunkport’s Dock Square. This event is free and open to the • The Acton Fair takes place public. For more information, visit Aug. 25-28, on Route 109 in Acton. The annual event is chock • The Wells Concert Series full of events and activities such as takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 4-H animal events, a pig scramble, p.m. All concerts are free and held horse and ox pulling, the Miss at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Acton Pageant, a parade and much Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. more. For more information, visit Spectators may bring blankets,, email webmaster@ chairs and picnics. On Aug. 13 or call 639-2968 durthey will feature Eddie Forman ing the fair. Orchestra. For more information, • The Wells Annual Chili-Fest call 646-2451 or visit www.wellswill occur on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wells Junior • Martinis and Mad Men High School Campus at 1470 Post - A Mid Century Evening at Road, Wells. The event is sponthe Seashore Trolly Museum in sored by the Wells Chamber of Kennebunkport, will be held in the Commerce and is sanctioned by evening on Friday, Aug. 16. The the International Chili Society and evening will include music from “People’s Choice” Competition. the era – October Road, a 1960sThere will be food venders and themed BBQ meal and 1960-style more at the event. For more inforcocktails. Period dress is encourmation, call 646-2451, or visit aged. For more information, visit • The Wells Concert Series • Union Church in Biddeford takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 Pool holds a summer speakers p.m. All concerts are free and held series at the Union Church, 3 at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. On Thursday, Aug. 18, the speaker Spectators may bring blankets, will be Sy Montgomery author of chairs and picnics. On Aug. 27 more than 20 books for children they will feature the Reminisants and adults as well as the author Band. For more information, call of “The Soul of the Octopus” 646-2451 or visit www.wellschamand “Kakapo: Saving the World’s Strangest Bird.” For advance tick• REVOLUTION3 Triathlon ets, contact Elaine Robinson at will take place Aug. 28 in Old 283-1398 or erobinson4@maine. Orchard Beach. More than 1,200 When available, tickets can athletes will participate in a 70.3be purchased at the door. Doors and 32-mile Olympic and Half open and book sale begins at 7 Rev event for the first time in Old p.m. Orchard Beach. Pro and age group • The 21st annual Breakaway athletes are invited to compete in 5K race takes place Aug. 20, 9:05 both distances for cash prizes. For a.m., in Old Orchard Beach. There more information, call 207-934will be a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. 2500 or visit The route goes through town. • The 42nd annual Sidewalk There will be T-shirts and medals Art Show and Sale will take for the kids and other awards for place, Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 divisional winners. All are welam. to 5 p.m. More than 70 artists come. For more information, call showcase and sell their work on 282-3607 or visit www.oobmaps. the sidewalks and parking lots of org. downtown Ogunquit. The rain • The Wells Concert Series date is Aug. 30. For more informatakes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 tion, go to the website www.visitop.m. All concerts are free and held

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• Museums, From Page 17

The 1850 Taylor/Frey/ Leavitt House Museum — Located at 6 Old Alfred Road at the intersection with Sokokis Trail, Waterboro Center, is an unspoiled dwelling with many original features. It will be open to the public free of charge, with donations appreciated, each Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to noon, from May 18 through Sept. 28. The museum complex includes the period-furnished, one-room 1817 Deering Schoolhouse and a blacksmith shop. The barn and ell of the house contain antique cobbler, • Freshwater Fishing, From Page 15

Maine waters any of the 11 invasive aquatic plants. All motorized watercraft on inland waters must display a Lake and River Protection Sticker. A new sticker must be purchased every year. Invasive aquatic plants are a real and serious threat to Maine’s lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. These alien plants are not native to Maine waters. When introduced, they out-compete beneficial native plants, spread rapidly and interfere with navigation. • Saltwater Fishing, From Page 14

Note that there is a three-fishper-day limit on bluefish with no minimum length.


Tuna and shark fishing has gained in popularity in recent years, now that local charter boats have rigged for these monsters of the deep. Tuna fishing tournaments each August yield fish in excess of 600 pounds. A day’s charter for up to six people can be arranged for a fixed fee, with all tackle included. Hunting for tuna is a daylong adventure, which takes you as far as 50 miles offshore. Many times the boat ride and a few whale sightings are all you’ll get for your money. Tuna fishing is tedious, but the reward is a oncein-a-lifetime thrill of battling a large fish on sporting tackle. A federal highly migratory species permit is required to fish for

Wood Island Lighthouse optician and barber shops. These ongoing events are sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society. For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878. Boating activity is the primary way in which plants spread from one water body to another. Plant parts carried on boats, motors, trailers and fishing gear from an infested water body to one that is not can lead to disaster. Plants can survive out of the water for days. Once introduced to a water body they can spread rapidly and become a major nuisance. There is no known method of eradicating invasive aquatic plants once they have become established. bluefin tuna. Visit hmspermits. or call (888) 872-8862 for permit information. Shark fishing, too, has gained in popularity. Again, you will need to hire a charter service that differs from the customary ground fishing boats seen in tourist areas along the coast. It is common to hook a dozen sharks during a day’s outing and most boats practice catch-andrelease fishing. The newest thrill in offshore fishing is to battle sharks on a fly rod. If fishing for coastal sharks, such as blue or threshers, a NOAA permit is also necessary. For a full listing of saltwater fishing regulations, visit maine. gov/dmr/recreational/regulations.htm. Headquarters for offshore fishing in southern Maine is Saco Bay Tackle Company on Route 1 in Saco, 284-4453; the website is

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