Really add some relaxation to your vacation with a massage. Katherine Mahon Holmes will come to you in one of our vacation rental properties. Go ahead. Pamper yourself.
Sometimes you may have a finicky kid (or husband) who will only eat those old familiar foods that they already know. If you have one of those in your family, you may be reassured to know that the Machias area has a few traditional fast-food offerings. Machias is home to a McDonalds, a Subway and a Dunkin Donuts.
Probably the best kept secret in all of Maine. Head to Tom’s Mini-Mart and gas station on Dublin Street in Machias. Yup. The gas station. Walk in the back and you’ll find great service (order at the counter) and even greater food. Some of the best fish and chips in the county (or state). But, shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone.
Visit the Milbridge Farmer’s Market open Saturday’s 9am to Noon. Throughout the seasion you’ll find veggies, cheese, baked goods, organic meats, and blueberries.
Camden National Bank Parking Lot, Milbridge, Maine
Buy great lobster directly from the dock at BBS Lobster in Machiasport. Located on Pettegrew Point Road. Cash or Check only.
The biggest festival that Machias Maine sees each year – there are crafts, food, entertainment, contests, and all things blueberry. There’s no admission charge.
$ = cost involved
“CSCC” = Centre Street Congregational Church
Schedule is subject to change
Tuesday, August 15
6:30 pm Sneak Preview Blueberry Musical Comedy CSCC $
Wednesday, August 16
7 pm Blueberry Musical Comedy CSCC $
Thursday, August 17
7 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Friday, August 18
9 am to 5 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am t0 5 am Forrest Maffei, musician CSCC Steps
9 am- 5 pm Craft Booths on the Church Commons
10 am–12 pm Blueberry Cooking Contest Entries accepted Machias Savings Bank Community Room
11 am Blueberry Farm Tour Directions at CSCC Information Booth
4 pm-7 pm Special Preview Book Sale Event Porter Memorial Library
4:30 pm-6:30 pm All you can eat Fish Fry CSCC Tent $
5 pm-6 pm Zappledan, blues, 50 & 60’s, music duo CSCC steps
5:45 pm Children’s parade forms Machias Valley Baptist Church, Broadway St
6 pm Children’s parade
Cooking Contest winners announced after the parade CSCC steps
7 pm Children’s entertainment University of Maine, Machias
7 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Saturday, August 19
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:30 am-10:30 am Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, (or until we run out) CSCC Vestry $
7 am Blueberry Run Registration Court Street $
8 am Blueberry Run Begins Court Street
8 am-10 am Pie Eating Contest Registration CSCC Steps
9 am-5 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am-5 pm Craft booths
9 am-5 pm Free Shuttle Service Between Hannaford and Downtown
9 am-3 pm Porter Memorial Library Book Sale Court Street
9 am- pm Food and Crafts Masonic Hall, Centre Street $
9 am-3 pm Burnham Tavern Tours Colonial Way $
9:30 am Blueberry Run awards Court Street
9:30 am-10:30 am Wenona’s Band CSCC steps
10 am-2 pm Blueberry Quilts Exhibit CSCC, Sanctuary
2 pm Washington County Children’s Program Kid’s Zone CSCC church green
11 am Pie Eating contest CSCC steps
11 am-3 pm CSCC dessert buffet CSCC Vestry $
11 am-2 pm Food Court CSCC Tent $
12 pm-1 pm Timbercreek Band CSCC Steps
12:30 pm Free shuttle ride from Hannaford to Blueberry Farm Tour Hannaford, Dublin St
1 pm Blueberry Farm Tour at Welch Farms 186 Roque Bluffs Rd,
1 pm Ukelele Band CSCC steps
3 pm Old Timer’s Band CSCC steps
4:30 pm 4:30 Baked Bean Supper Masonic Hall, Centre St $
6 pm Blackfly Ball Bad Little Falls Park and the Grange Hall, Elm St
6:30 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Sunday, August 20
TIME EVENT LOCATION
9 am- 3 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am-3 pm Craft Booths
9:55 am Ringing of the Paul Revere Bell for Call to Worship CSCC
10 am Community Worship Service CSCC
11 am-1 pm Food Court CSCC Tent $
11 am-2 pm CSCC Dessert Buffet CSCC Vestry $
1 pm Contra Dance CSCC steps, free will donation for the Machias Food Pantry will be collected
2 pm Drawing for the winner of this year’s Blueberry Quilt CSCC steps
Schedule of events is subject to change
The very best Mexican Food in Maine
Family owned authentic Mexican takeout. Fresh food, made to order. Located in the heart of Milbridge.
Serves lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
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Ellsworth Public Library. The third Thursday of each month, new and experienced writers are invited to gather and share ideas. The group offers friendly critique, encouragement, resources, and writing prompts. For more information, call the library at 667-6363.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 3:00pm –
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 5:00pm
West Quoddy Station
823 South Lubec Road Lubec, ME, 04652 United States
Maine Yoga Adventures is heading downeast to come together with Bold Coast Yoga for a spectacular yoga, hiking, yummy food weekend in gorgeous Lubec!
Samantha Williams, CYT, founder of Bold Coast Yoga, will lead adventurers in a three hour chakra workshop on Saturday. Explore the ancient wisdom of energy flow in the body and learn how it applies to contemporary living. Enjoy a restorative yoga class and guided meditation.
The beautifully restored West Quoddy Station will accommodate adventurers quite comfortably and the views are outstanding! Maine Yoga Adventures has reserved two rooms in the lodge, Washington and Kimball, and The Camp.
Two adventurers can share the Washington room with Holly, founder of MYA. This room boasts amazing water views and is located on the second floor of the lodge with easy access to the deck. There’s a kitchen in this spacious room with the cool red & white floor. Machelle LaHaye will be our cook, whipping up yummy vegetarian/vegan food. We honor any and all food allergies.
The Kimball room, also in the lodge, has two queen beds and a queen sleep sofa. There are high wood ceilings and both forest and ocean views. The Camp features interior wood floors, walls and ceilings with two queen beds and a sleep sofa. The camp has a kitchen and a large attached deck with good water views.
Adventurers will enjoy Quoddy Head State Park for some of the best wildlife watching in the state. Adventurers may spot whales, countless ducks and shorebirds as well as eagles and songbirds. Maine’s easternmost lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Light, candy-striped fabulousness, is in the park too.
Our adventure will also take us to the wildly popular for it’s picturesque locations, Campobello Island and the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Please be sure to bring your passport but no worries if you don’t have one, a visit to customs will work out fine.
The island offers an astounding amount of nature to embrace from beaches to forest, ponds to bogs, cliff sides to gardens. From the rich ecological tapestry, adventurers can pick a special hike, start upon a magical trail and simply breath it in and enjoy…
And, yes, champagne sipping and savoring, we’ll be certain to get that into the adventure as well!
Cost: $325/share queen bed w/ buddy; $325/sleep sofa individual; $400/queen bed individual
Cost includes two nights accommodations in gorgeous Lubec, three hour chakra workshop, hiking in two state parks, additional yoga practices, two dinners, two breakfasts, bubbly, breathtaking views and more…
http://maineyogaadventures.com/ for more info
From the www.downeastacadia.com website: Those seeking a taste of wilderness along Maine’s coast will enjoy exploring the Cutler Coast Public Lands, a 12,234-acre expanse of blueberry barrens, woodlands and peatlands with 4.5 miles of headlands (interspersed by pocket coves and cobble beaches) overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Hikers can enjoy 10 miles of trails, three remote tent sites and spectacular views from the property’s steep cliffs-part of the dramatic “Bold Coast” that extends from Cutler to Lubec.
Cool, damp and windy conditions along the coast tend to stunt tree growth and favor species that normally would occur in alpine and sub-alpine terrain such as Hooker’s iris, bird’s eye primrose and baked appleberry. Birders have recorded nearly 200 species on or near the Cutler Coast. According to www.mainebirdingtrail.com, warblers, chickadees, golden-crowned kinglets and six species of owls frequent the woods, while seabirds and ravens nest along shoreline ledges. Offshore, from early summer to early fall, visitors may spot seals, porpoises and occasional humpback, finback, northern right and minke whales.
The lands north of Route 191 have several raised coastal peatlands (also known as bogs or heaths)-a plant community not usually found south of Canada. The bogs support an array of fascinating plants, including some sub-arctic and arctic species (such as Labrador tea) and carnivorous plants (such as pitcher plants and sundew) that draw nourishment from insects-rather than the acidic water and nutrient-poor soils.
The grassland “barrens,” which were traditionally kept open by burning, contain species such as blue joint grass, flat-topped aster, alder and meadowsweet and support bobolinks and savannah sparrows. Due to the presence of bluejoint meadows and other exemplary natural communities such as huckleberry-crowberry bog and maritime spruce-fir-larch forest, Maine designated 5,216 acres of the property as an Ecological Reserve. The Reserve helps to maintain these representative ecosystems in their natural condition and allow for monitoring of ecological changes over time.
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