New Beach Plum Restaurant Opens in Epping

Hungry for your favorite Lobster Roll? You do not need to wait until April 10th to visit your favorite beachside lobster roll place as the Beach Plum is tickled to announce the opening of their 3rd restaurant, located on 125 in Epping, NH. Like all Beach Plum Restaurants, you can’t miss it! It is conveniently located just across from O’neil Cinemas, and right next to the new State Liquor Store. Plenty of parking, and your favorite eats such as the famous, and award winning Lobster Roll! Also available in the Epping location is the Beach Plum’s famous fried seafood dinners.

So now you don’t have to head all the way over to the coast for your Favorite eat out foods. The Beach Plum is Epping is open daily, Sunday – Thursday 11-9, and Fri. & Sat., 11-10PM. So come on in and enjoy! 603.679.3200 for inquiries, and be sure to check out our daily specials on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beach-Plum/165345860166517

NOW through March 25th, you can vote for Best in NH, sponsored by NH Magazine. Beach Plum has been the proud recipients of numerous awards, year after year, so we encourage you to keep the recognition coming our way. Vote today for your favorite Lobster Roll, Ice Cream Spot, Fried Food, and so much more! Click Here; http://www.nhmagazine.com/Best-of-NH-Food-Ballot/

For more information, or to contact The Beach Plum(s), visit http://www.lobsterrolls.com.

Free Genealogy for Beginners Wells Libary

Genealogy Help One-on-One with Nancy Doyle, Tuesday at 1:30 to 4:30 PM, Wells Public Library, 1430 Post Road (RT.1), Wells,Maine 04090

February 23, 2016

Nancy Doyle is a local resident and amateur genealogist with 14 years of experience. She is available to help genealogy beginners get started in exploring their family history. Ancestry.com is available at the Library and will be used as well as other free genealogy sources, Appointments are made in one hour blocks. Please call the Library at 207-646-8181 to make an appointment and find out what to bring, Registration is required.

207-646-8181

Click for more info: www.wellslibrary.org{category Public Information]

“Citizensfour” Winter Filem Series

“Citizenfour” Winter Film Series at the York Public Library
February 7th, 2016
3-5PM
In January 2013, Laura Poltras started receiving anonymous encrypted emails from “CItizenfour,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillnce programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she and reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskll flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The resulting film is history unfolding before our eyes. Academy Award Winner-Best Documentary. Rated R for language. 114 minutes long.

York Public Library
15 Long Sand Road
York, ME
207-363-2818

RMS-5 & Bob Halperin – Winter Concert Series York Maine

January 31st, 2016 from 3-5pm at the York Public Library join the Five of the driving forces behind New England’s highly acclaimed “Rock My Soul Gospel Choir” branch off with a sound of rich vocal blends and soul-stirring harmony. Their repertoire explores American music from Delta blues to folk gospel, including slave spirituals, humns, and traditional songs. Bob Halperin is a disciple of the pure blues tradition: a fluent guitarist and singer, with rich gritty vocals. York Public Library
15 Long Sand Road
York, ME
207-363-2818

York Maine Winter Farmer’s Market Dates

York Winter Farmer’s Market is back!
Jan 9 & 23, Feb 6 & 20, March 5 & 19, April 2. The market runs from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. With 20-25 vendors each Satruday, the event is much like our summer markets and the event is alway free to attend. Located at the Fellowship Hall of the First Parish Church, 1890 York Street, York Maine, visiting the market is an enjoyable, and community oriented event.

The goal of this market is to support our local farmers, food-producers, artists and artisans, while offering a one-stop enjoyable shopping experience for customers looking to buy their produce, et al, locally.

Sponsored by SIS Bank, a full service bank committed to providing excellent service to individuals, families and business.

Check out www.gatewayfarmersmarket.com for the complete list of participants and when they’ll be attending. Contact the York Region Chamber of Commerce at 207.363.4422 for more information.

Saco Main Street Toys for Tots and Parade of lights

SACO MAIN STREET & TOYS FOR TOTS 5th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights Sat., Dec. 5, 2015 6:30 pm on Saco’s Main Street

In 2011, Saco Spirit & Toys for Tots started a wonderful new tradition–the Holiday Parade of Lights. Our first four parades were really successful, and we invite you to participate in the 2015 parade. It’s a great time of year to join together and show our community spirit. All area schools, businesses, churches, municipalities, organizations, families and just plain folks are invited to join the fun with a float, car, walking unit, band, horses, dogs or other appropriate entry. We have no theme– just
use lots of lights
and come ready to have a blast! Space is limited, so register early. Parade entry is
FREE
to everyone; there are no fees. Please
read the Parade Rules
,
sign the attached application
and return it (preferably via e- mail) with insurance information (to be forwarded shortly) by
Wed., December 2
The parade assembles at 5-5:30 pm on Middle St. Ext. at Burns School/Dyer Library area & starts promptly at 6:30 pm, proceeding down Main St. from Beach St to Pepperell Square. At Pepperell Square, you will to turn either left through Pepperell Square or right down Water St.
We’
ll e-mail you with more info a few days before the parade, including your position in the parade and exactly where to line up. Please remember:
ONLY ONE SANTA!!!
in the parade, & that includes Mrs. Santa. Be creative, have fun
&
be sure to use
LIGHTS, LIGHTS, AND MORE LIGHTS!!

For more info, contact: Nancy Tripp – 284-6997 – ntripp or Linda Edgerton – 286-3546 – sacomainstreet

Ogunquit Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration December 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

OGUNQUIT’S CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA
All activities subject to change. Please check back for updated information.

ALL WEEKEND!

BOOT SALE: Flip’s of Maine (254 Main Street) All boots are 25% off.

10am-4:45pm: OPEN HO– USE: Hutchins Antiques (166 Main Street) will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you stop in for some refreshments and beautiful antiques! We have great sales and something for everyone on your list!

LOVE FOUR PAWS: “The Best Things in Life” necklace is available for sale at Junebug’s Beach House (16 Shore Road, Ogunquit). 100%of the proceeds benefit local rescues. Support animals in need while holiday shopping. It’s a win-win! Treats (cookies) served to people and dogs!

PRIX FIXE MEAL: Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Christmas by the Sea three course Prix Fixe chef’s tasting menu from executive chef Romann Dumone with optional wine pairings. $35 per person. $28 additional for three course wine pairing.

COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER: Perkins Cove Pottery Shop (Perkins Cove). Come in and enjoy complimentary hot cider as you do your last minute shopping.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: Portsmouth Music Hall. Building on the great partnership with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse will once again produce a holiday show for the historic theatre. Ticket prices begin at $42 (ages 18 and under eligible for discounted tickets at select performances). To purchase tickets call the Music Hall at (603) 436-2400 or visit www.themusichall.org.

Friday, December 11, 2015

7pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veterans Park. Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Weather permitting.

7:30-8:30pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Dave Peloquin performs traditional seasonal music. Free admission.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

9am-noon: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (Main Street).

9:30-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station(School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop. One photo per family.

9:30am-2:30pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Can’t figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.

10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.

10am-3pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

10am-6pm: CHRISTMAS PARTY Calluna Fine Flowers and Gifts (193 Shore Road). 20% off discount storewide and complimentary hors d’oeuvres & beverages.

10:30am-1pm: THE “GIVING TREE” SILENT AUCTION downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Theme-decorated artificial trees have been donated by local businesses and individuals, to be silent auctioned. Be sure to bid on the popular lottery tree! Proceeds go to Hope Project.

11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON upstairs at the Dunaway Center(23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including lots of chowder!) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10. Check back for updates on participants.

11am-3pm: ANNUAL ART SALE Gypsy Sweethearts, (30 Shore Road). More than fifteen artists and crafters selling their wares! Original art, jewelry, wreaths, knit items, baked goods and more. There will be wine available by the glass for your shopping enjoyment.

12pm (noon): OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Service as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer! Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

1-4pm: OPEN HO– USE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane). Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

1-2pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Seasonal stories read to the little ones!

2-3pm: KIDS’ ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). We’ll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma (or to Santa).

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines for the holiday table and for holiday gifts.

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Village Food Market (230 Main Street). Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.

Saturday: 2pm: COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Watch the parade while enjoying complimentary hot cider. Warm up by the fireplace, then step outside on the deck or lawn to watch the parade as it makes its way down Shore Road.

2pm: PATIO PARTY Five-O Shore Road (50 Shore Road). Watch the parade from the famous annual patio party. The restaurant is open 11am to close for dining, and the patio opens at 2pm.

3pm: FREE HOT CHOCOLATE Bessie’s (8 Shore Road).Join RE/MAX Realty One for a free cup of hot chocolate during the parade.

3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

4pm: BONFIRE Main Beach. Warm up in front of the bonfire while you get ready for the fireworks display. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Weather permitting.

5:30pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this living nativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.

7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Performers to be determined. Check back for more information. Free admission.

7:00pm: A FARMHO– USE FEAST at Velveteen Habit. Extravagant seven course meal with beverage pairings for each course- $125 a ticket, tax and tip included. There will be 12 tickets available for this holiday themed intimate dinner. To reserve tickets, call the restaurant 207-216-9884 or email the restaurant at info.

Sunday, December 13, 2015
10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

11am-1pm: WANDERING MINSTREL Wandering in and out of the shops downtown,this traditional minstrel will delight you with familiar and traditional Christmas songs. Weather permitting.

12 noon-6pm : A VICTORIAN SHINGLE-STYLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA Rockmere Lodge (150 Stearns Road). See at least 15 different Christmas displays at the inn. Admission $5 per adult and $3 under 12. Proceeds go to Animal Welfare Society.

1-4pm: OPEN HO– USE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School. This year’s theme is “home for the holidays”.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS:

Premier:
Weekly Sentinel

Associate:
Anchorage by the Sea
Meadowmere Resort
Ogunquit Baptist Church

Supporting:
Animal Instinct
Gorges Grant
Harbor Candy Shop
Juniper Hill Inn
Moon Over Maine
Ogunquit Camera Shop
Revelations Gift Shop
Village Food Market