Summers End Folk Festival, August 18-19

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Well, it’s not REALLY the end of summer, is it?

Summers End Folk Festival is situated on the small island of Grand Manan, nestled in the south western corner of New Brunswick, Canada – the SEFF is a festival founded on creativity, the arts and bringing music into the community of Grand Manan.

Summers End Folk Festival, now headed into its eighth year was started with the hopes of being the basis of many ongoing opportunities and beginnings in the arts community on the Island. At the heart of the festival you’ll find two things, a love for good music as well as the people of this community. This is our way of trying to do something positive and beautiful within the community.

Summers End is a festival spanning two days (August 18 + 19, 2017). We host a wide range of performers both new and established. This years festival will consist of 10-15 performers over two nights in an intimate outdoor setting, just
steps away from the ocean.

The festival attracts anywhere from 400 – 600 attendees, both local and from abroad – for many people this is a chance to take in both amazing artists as well as some of the most beautiful scenery eastern Canada has to offer (the bay of Fundy is one of the seven wonders of the world!).

http://summersendfolkfestival.tumblr.com/about for more info.

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Roosevelt Cup Yacht Race – Aug 19 and 20th

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The Passamaquoddy Yacht Club sponsors several races per season. This one starts off Campobello Island and is a two day race, followed by one of the best parties of the year! Race awards, delicious food, good company! Starts at 4 pm EST at Prince Cottage in Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
http://www.passamaquoddyyachtclub.org/ for more info.

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Moose Island Bakery – Eastport, Maine

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Welcome to Moose Island Bakery. Locally owned and operated, Moose Island Bakery has been satisfying Eastport’s sweet tooth since 2011. We make a wide variety of pastries, creative cakes, breads, cookies, brownies, breakfast sandwiches, and other baked goods to tantalize your taste buds.

Moose Island Bakery is located in beautiful, historic downtown Eastport, Maine, the eastern most city in the United States. The bakery is situated at 75 Water Street and overlooks the waterfront and Campobello Island across the bay.

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

Come on in and enjoy a fresh muffin, or maybe a slice of our chocoholic’s choice, with a fresh hot cup of coffee while sitting on our spacious deck watching the ships pass in the bay. You may even be fortunate enough to see a whale or two that frequent the bay in the summer.
Moose Island Bakery opened its doors on July 1st, 2011. In addition to a full line of baked goodies, our bakery offers breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and Internet service at our waterfront location.

http://www.mooseislandbakery.com/

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Whiting General Store – Whiting, Maine

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Country Convenience store offering gas, diesel, propane, ice, liquor, groceries, instant tickets, and megabucks! We also offer a variety of meats and cheeses in our deli case. Large selection of menu items available for take out.

136 US Rte 1
Whiting, Maine

www.facebook.com/WhitingStore

Call (207) 733-4432

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Tides Institute and Museum of Art

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Operating from a cross border (U.S. / Canada) perspective, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) serves as a cultural catalyst and cultural anchor for the eastern coast of Maine. It does so by weaving together a range of interests (art, architecture, history) with a range of programs (exhibitions, artist residencies and talks, educational outreach, collections). New contemporary cultural works are fostered, created and exhibited through special projects and partnerships and through TIMA’s StudioWorks Artist-In-Residence (SWAIR) program that attracts artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. TIMA has built the most significant wide ranging cultural collections existing anywhere that reflect this cross border region with connections to the wider world. Through its cross border cultural initiatives (such as Artsipelago) and memberships (such as with the Maine/New Brunswick Cultural Initiative and the Council for Canadian and American Relations), TIMA works to strengthen cultural ties within the international Passamaquoddy Bay region, between Maine and New Brunswick, and between New England and Atlantic Canada.

SUMMER AT THE TIDES 2017

A Summer Filled with
Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops, Artists-in-Residence, Studio Tours, Historic Spaces

May 12 – July 9: Exhibition, The Working Coast @ TIMA
May 31: Artist Talk, Elizabeth Bennett @ StudioWorks, 7 pm
June 16: Exhibition Opening, The Working Coast @ TIMA, 7 pm
June 21: TIMA for Kids @ Peavey Library, 1 pm
June 28: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 5 pm*
June 28: Artist Talk, Cathleen Faubert @ StudioWorks, 7 pm
July 3: Tour TIMA’s Historic Buildings
July 9: Sea Shanties, Stephen Sanfilippo @ Seaman’s Church, 7 pm
July 12: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 5 pm*
July 14 – August 13: Exhibition, Christian Sunde, Photographs from 1967-2016 @ TIMA
July 14: Exhibition Opening @ TIMA, 5-7 pm,
July 15: Artsipelago Two Countries / One Bay Artist Studio Tour (details: Artsipelago)
July 19: TIMA for Kids @ Peavey Library, 1 pm
July 22: Artsipelago Two Countries / One Bay Artist Studio Tour (details: Artsipelago)
July 26: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 5 pm*
July 26: Artist Talk, Cindy Steiler @ StudioWorks, 7 pm
July 27: Preservation Talk, Arron Sturgis @ Seaman’s Church, 7 pm
August 9: TIMA for Kids @ Peavey Library, 1 pm
August 9: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 7 pm*
August 12: Quartet @ North Church, 7 pm. Admission Charge
August 17-18: RENDEZVOUS 2017, A Cross-Border Affair
August 17: Architect Talk, Bruce Norelius @ Seaman’s Church, 7 pm
August 18 – September 17: Exhibition, Prints from Maine Aomori Printmaking Society @ TIMA
August 18: Exhibiton Opening @ TIMA, 5-7 pm
August 18 – September 17: Exhibition, Shoshannah White and Charley Young @ North Church
August 18: Exhibition Opening @ North Church, 5-7 pm
August 23: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 5 pm*
August 23: Artist Talk, Amanda Thackray @ StudioWorks, 7 pm
September 2: Tour TIMA’s Historic Buildings
September 6: Music on the Rocks @ Amphitheater, 5 pm*
September 9: Tour TIMA’s Historic Buildings
September 20: Artist Talk, Ani Hoover & Maisie Maeve Myfawnwy Broome @ StudioWorks, 7 pm

Locations: 43 Water Street, TIMA (1887); 48 Water Street, StudioWorks (1887);
26 Middle Street, Seaman’s Church Historic Space (1828); 82 High Street, North Church Project Space (1819)

* In the event of rain, Music on the Rocks will be held @ North Church
All Events Are Free & Open to the Public Unless Otherwise Noted.

Physical Address: Tides Institute & Museum of Art, 43 Water Street, Eastport, Maine 04631 USA.
Mailing Address: Tides Institute & Museum of Art, P.O. Box 161, Eastport, Maine 04631 USA
Email Address: tides [at] tidesinstitute [dot] org.
Telephone Number: 207.853.4047.
http://tidesinstitute.org/

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Lubec Brewing Company

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Lubec Brewing Company
41 Water St
Lubec, Maine

Micro Brewery and Tap Room offering Raw and Unfiltered Beers made with Organic Barley and Serving Fresh Organic Vegetarian, Vegan, Fish and Meat Dishes.

Call (207) 733-4555

Specialties
Serves dinner, coffee and drinks
Services
Takes Reservations
Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
Take Out
Waiter Service

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West Quoddy Head Light

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Quoddy Head State Park encompasses 541 acres at the tip of America’s easternmost peninsula, offering opportunities to visit an historic lighthouse, picnic and hike up to 5 miles of scenic trails. From the candy-striped West Quoddy Head Light, Maine’s easternmost lighthouse, visitors can look out over Quoddy Channel (which divides the U.S. and Canada) to the towering red cliffs of Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick.

Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, West Quoddy Head Light was first built in 1808. The present tower and house, which date back to 1858, were staffed by resident lightkeepers until 1988 when the U.S. Coast Guard automated the light.

The Park affords some of Maine’s best wildlife-watching. Visitors in summer may spot humpback, minke and finback whales offshore, along with rafts of eider, scoter and old squaw ducks. Kittiwakes, gannets, black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones and purple sandpipers all can be seen at times roosting on Sail Rock. During spring and fall migration periods, hundreds of shorebirds congregate near the Park’s western boundary at Lubec Flats and Carrying Place Cove (named for a canoe portage site that Native Americans used). Birding opportunities continue into winter, with sea ducks, murres, and razorbills offshore and frequent bald eagles.

An easy, one-mile round-trip walk leads to an unusual coastal plateau bog (also known as a heath) with sub-arctic and arctic plants rarely seen south of Canada. Shrubs predominate, particularly black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundew. A second bog at the property’s western boundary, Carrying Place Cove Bog, is a National Natural Landmark (http://www.nature.nps.gov/nnl/).

Taken from https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/outdoors-adventure/parks-recreation-areas/quoddy-head-state-park/

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Downeast Coastal Conservancy

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Check the website and sign up for the mailing list for free hiking and boating opportunities.

What to expect on a hike:
If you are joining us for a hike, please wear appropriate footwear, our trails are uneven and sometimes wet. Dress for the weather and don’t forget the sun protection and your preferred bug repellant! Bring your own water and snack. If you are joining us for an evening hike, please bring a flashlight.
What to expect on a paddle:
If you are joining us for a paddle, you will need to bring your own boat, PFD and paddles unless otherwise advertised. Dress for the weather and don’t forget the sun protection. Bring your own water and snack. We will be on hand to help unload and load boats. If you are joining us for an evening paddle, feel free to pack a flashlight.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Want to make sure an event is happening? Call the office for an update at 207-255-4500!
Note about Pets! Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join you at most DCC events. Dogs are not allowed on any of DCC islands, on canoe/kayak paddles and other boat excursions. We want all participants to have a good time at our events, if your dog is aggressive around other dogs or people, or barks excessively please leave them at home for the group outing. Thank you.

http://downeastcoastalconservancy.org/ for more information

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Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

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You want to explore all that Down East Maine has to offer. You’ve wandered through the blueberry barrens in Jonesboro. You’ve maybe stopped for lunch or a bit of shopping in Machias and now you’re still headed east. Just when you think, “Holy jeepers, where the heck am I going?” you’ll come to a crossroads. To the right is the road to Lubec and Campobello Island. Straight ahead is the road towards Eastport, Calais and New Brunswick. At the fork is the Whiting Store and the International Welcome Center. If you have any questions about the area, this is the place to get answers (and a spotless rest room, to boot). If you need snacks and provisions, the Whiting Store has it all, from staples to hot foods to a bit of gossip. Add in gas and wifi and you’ve got everything you need to get you ready to continue your adventure.

#Campobello #Lubec #Eastport #NewBrunswick #twonationvacation #whiting #vacationreststop #vacation

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Watch the Sardine/Lobster/Maple Leaf Drop This New Year’s Eve….

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So, you’re not going to have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Times Square?  But you want to do something more than put on your jammies and watch the ball drop on television.  Never fear —here are some events here in Washington County on New Year’s Eve.

–Eastport — 11th annual Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop.   A maple leaf is lowered at 11pm to celebrate the start of the new year in neighboring Canada.  a New Year’s Eve Brass Band will play O Canada.  Then at midnight (EST), the sardine is lowered as the band plays the traditional Auld Lang Syne.   Events and specials abound around town all day long.  This year, the event even got a mention in Coastal Living’s 13 Awesome New Year’s Parties on the Coast (And What They Drop!). Sponsored by the Tides Institute.

–Machias — Tacky Sweater Run.  This fun-run is 2.3 miles and runners are encouraged to run in their tackiest, ugliest sweaters.  Prizes are awarded for the tackiest sweater, tackiest hairstyle and tackiest facial hair.  More info can be found at www.healthyacadia.org

Downeast Lobsta Drop – The lobster will hold blueberries in one claw and a blueberry rake in the other and will drop at midnight near Pat’s Pizza.  Other events around town on New Year’s Eve include a magic show and a comedy show, a bonfire and a ‘hat’ parade. This is the first year for this even and we hope it will become a yearly tradition. 

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