Friday, December 26, 2008

Ski Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine

Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine offers fun downhill skiing for all members of the family. For more info see their website - Shawnee Peak. Click here for general information on skiing in Maine.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Gondola at Sunday River, Maine

The Sunday River ski resort has a new gondola in operation. Read about it in "New gondola enhances Sunday River", Worcester Telegram, December 5, 2008. Click here for more information about skiing in Maine.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Seagulls in Maine

Read an interesting article about the increase of seagulls in Maine (or at least the perception that the population is growing). See "Birds of a feather will sometimes flock together", Kennebec Journal, December 3, 2008. Click here for information on birds of Maine.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Artist to Paint Maine Lighthouse

A Maine artist will paint scenes of a the Cutler Little River Lighthouse.
"Karen Staake, of the nonprofit Friends of Little River Lighthouse, said the group actually commissioned Britton to create three separate images of the lighthouse, one last year and two this year, for products that the group is selling as part of its ongoing fund raising for the historic beacon, which is located on an island in Cutler’s harbor.Staake said, “Last year we commissioned Pam to paint a winter scene of the lighthouse that we named, “Winter Delight,” which we put on a sweatshirt. However, since our previous Christmas ornament was nearly sold out and because Pam’s “Winter Delight” image was so popular on the sweatshirt, we decided to use it on a new ornament for this year.”The image of the “Winter Delight” lighthouse scene is surrounded by oval brass with the words
Little River Lighthouse embossed on the top and Cutler, Maine is embossed on the bottom. “As an extra bonus,” Staake said, “the ornament comes in a gold colored box that makes it perfect for gift giving as well as proper storage for many years. Priced at only $15.00, we expect sales to be brisk for the holidays.” The
group is also selling the image as a print that is ready for framing".
Read the rest of the article at "Cutler Artist Tapped for Lighthouse Images",, December 4, 2008. Click here for more information about lighthouses in Maine.

Gifts for Maine Hikers

If you are searching for a gift for a friend, spouse, child, etc who is interested in hiking or camping in Maine then you should consider buying a book or magazine subscription that covers that topic. See a recent article on suggestions - "Gifts make happy campers - and hikers", Maine Outdoor Journal, December 4, 2008. Click here for general information on hiking in Maine.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Winter Expo in Freeport, Maine

L.L. Bean in Freeport hosts a Winter Expo. See the excerpt below from the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
"LL Bean will be hosting a “Winter Expo” on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 at their store in Freeport. There will be gear clinics and demonstrations to get you prepared for any type of winter adventure from nordic skiing, to snowshoeing, to camping. There will also be information from local organizations and clubs who have knowledge in these activities, such as the Maine Chapter of the AMC! The event is free and open to the public, so be sure and mark your calendars and get prepared for winter!"

Events for Dec 6-7, 2008 in Maine

The Sun Journal has listed a number of events taking place this weekend in Maine. There are Christmas concerts, plays, music shows, and craft shows. See "What's happening this weekend".

WinteRush - Portland, Maine Festival Feb 6-14, 2009

Portland, Maine is announcing plans for a winter festival to take place in February 6-14, 2009.
"WinteRush will provide exciting and fun winter activities that can be enjoyed by all ages in downtown Portland. The week-long festival was conceived as a way to promote health and fitness during what can often be a cold month. Healthy Portland with the City of Portland's Public Health Division and Let's Go! will host a series winter activities as a part of Winterfit, one of the components of WinteRush. Winterfit will include cross county skiing, ice skating, sliding, snowball fights, scavenger hunts, shoveling contests, relay races, and much, much more!"
Read more about this upcoming event in "Portland Announces WinteRush, Maine's Coolest Festival",, December 5, 2008. Click here to learn more about dining, lodging, and recreation in Portland, Maine.