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Sunday, August 21, 2016 rnoble Blog No comments
  KEN’S PLACE – SEAFOOD 207 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-6611 Famous for seafood since 1927. You can’t beat the freshness and quality of our seafood! We are open from the 3rd week of March until the 3rd week of October every year. Come visit us and indulge!!   BAYLEYS LOBSTER POUND- SEAFOOD 9 Avenue Six, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-4571 www.bayleys.com Since 1915. We are a family owned and operated lobster pound in southern Maine. We serve take-out sandwiches and chowders, cook lobsters free of charge and have a full offering of fish, shellfish, clams, live lobsters and oysters in our fish market.   THE EGG AND I – BREAKFAST 183 Us Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 730-7215 www.theeggandirestaurants.com Open from 6am to 2pm weekdays (2:30pm on weekends) The Egg & I offers gourmet coffee, 100% pure-squeezed orange juice and a variety of menu choices you will enjoy time and time again. Favorites include our benedicts, omelettes, waffles and whole wheat pancakes. We also offer an assortment of non-egg dishes.   SEBAGO BREWING COMPANY 201 Southborough Dr, Scarborough, ME (207) 874-2337 www.sebagobrewing.com We poured our first beer at the original Sebago Brewing Company brewpub in 1998. We are three guys who want to create a great place to work. We are honored to be a local Maine favorite, known for our commitment to community, awesome staff, and creative craft beer and food. Wherever you’re enjoying Sebago beer, our goal is to make sure you are having the best experience possible. That is our commitment to you and our commitment to craft beer. Now drink up, there’s more to come.   CLAMBAKE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 350 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-4871 www.theclambake.com The Clambake sits on Maine’s largest salt water marsh right beside the famous Old Orchard Beach. We have four large dining rooms all looking out over the marsh. With a seating capacity of over seven hundred, we have eliminated waiting for tables. We offer a casual “come as you are” atmosphere where children are always welcome. They will love feeding our friendly seagulls in our backyard.   FAMOUS DAVE’S BARBECUE 1 Cabela Blvd, Scarborough, ME (207) 510-0025 www.famousdaves.com We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. You can grab a seat, get your order to go, or have us cater your event. A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. Our pitmasters get their hickory logs smoldering around 4 a.m. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection.   SALTY BAY SEAFOOD 68 Jones Creek Dr, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-9717 The premier destination for appetizing fast food and tasty seafood, Salty Bay in Scarborough is one of the area’s top-rated restaurants. It’s a popular restaurant for visitors that want an awesome meal.   ANJON’S – ITALIAN 521 Us Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-9562 www.anjons.com Anjon’s is proud to continue serving Southern Maine for the 56th year. Our goal is to offer the finest in dining pleasure available. All of our dishes are prepared by chefs who take time and pride to provide the best cuisine possible.   EL RAYO – MEXICAN 245 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 494-1000 www.elrayotaqueria.com At El Rayo we are committed to flavorful and healthy cooking. We go to great lengths scouring the region for the highest quality produce and other ingredients. During the summertime, we use up to 20 cases of locally grown tomatoes and we will order 200 pounds of sustainable pollock every week. Our fish tacos are well-loved for a reason!   PAT’S PIZZA 209 Us Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-8441 www.patspizzascarborough.com Pat’s Pizza of Scarborough is not only a great place to have a family dinner, but it is also part of the community. We’ve been in the heart of the Scarborough community since 1985, and been winning awards for our great food and atmosphere ever since.   THE DAIRY CORNER 612 Us Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 883-6939 www.dairycornericecream.com The Dairy Corner is a great place for the whole family to enjoy delicious ice cream. With over 70 hard serve flavors, many tasty yogurts, classic vanilla and chocolate twist, and a new soft serve flavor each week, The Dairy Corner is a favorite destination for everyone.   COMING SOON! O’REILLY’S CURE 264 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME (207) 420-7515 O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant & Bar, is to be located at Bessey Square, 264 US Route 1 across from Town Hall and shares the complex with Scarborough Grounds. The build to suit restaurant will be 4200 sq. ft. with an outdoor seasonal patio. Owners, Patrick & Sue O’Reilly have been planning to open for over 2 years and it has now come to fruition. The restaurant will serve an eclectic American menu with some Irish fare and the full bar will have 12 beers on tap including local craft beer.  
Sunday, August 21, 2016 rnoble Places No comments
The town of Scarborough is a coastal resort area on the southern coast of Maine. The distance from Maine’s largest city, Portland, is just 7 miles. The town is famous for its scenic beaches and recreation facilities. Scarborough has a rich history with recordings going back to the early years of the 17th century. The town was founded when Captain Thomas Cammock built a house in 1635 on a piece of land which was 1500-acre in size and which is now known as Prouts Neck. Soon people settled in the vicinity and many modern areas were established. The area was attractive for the new comers as it offered great opportunities for fishing and farming. By 1658, the independent land holdings were incorporated as Scarborough. Even for a small town with a population of less than 20,000 people in an estimated census of 2012, it has produced the likes of Stephen King, author, who spent his early years on Black Point Road in Scarborough, the historian John Wingate Thornton and Rufus King who was a US senator and an ambassador to Britain at one point in his life. Other notable celebrities include: Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner, Glenn Close, Six time Academy Award-nominated actress and Joe Bessey, former owner and driver with NASCAR. The Scarborough school system ranks among the top ten in Maine, with Scarborough High School listed at number seven. The school’s mascot is the Red Storm. The athletics department is competitive in Class AA sports and offer 26 varsity sports teams. The list of parks and facilities is nearly endless. The Blackpoint Park is a community garden located at Black Point Road and has multiple uses for the residents nearby. Then there is Eastern trail on Pine Point road for those who’re conscious about their trailing needs. The Memorial park on Durant Drive is located at Oak Hill and includes a range of fun filled activities for both young ones and the not so young ones such as gazebo, trails and skateboard parks etc. The Peterson Complex is located at Old Blue Point Road and has multiple fields equipped with equipment for the playground and a jogging trail covers the boundaries of this complex. On Quentin Drive, there is Middle School Sports Complex which has fields for softball, baseball and a multi-use field. The High School Sports Complex has turf, baseball, softball and basketball courts along with an ice rink and tennis courts. The Willey Sports Complex on Tenney Lane is also a great place for recreation as it has options for almost everyone in the family such as a full-sized baseball field, a soccer field and jogging area around the inside boundary of the complex. Similar to the parks, there are many beaches in the town as well which are a great attraction for visitors too. Ferry beach is located along the Scarborough river channel and it generally protected from ocean waves. It is open from sunrise to sunset with a parking lot and facilities and the restrooms are equipped with showers. There is also access to municipal boat launch and a snack bar is present when you feel hungry. The Pine Point Beach is also a public beach with similar facilities and it’s a better option for surfing due is its open nature as compared to Ferry Beach. Other beaches include Higgins, which is a privately maintained beach with public access and Scarborough beach which is operated by an independent contractor. All these are great places to visit with friends and family after a long day at work. Even though Scarborough is a coastal city, it offers many activities other than leisurely walks on the beach to its residents. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is the state’s largest marsh which you can visit either by hiring a canoe or by taking a leisurely stroll to observe the birdlife from a close view. There is also an 18-home golf course which is spread over an area more than 200-acres and great efforts have been taken for its maintenance. Not only the course is a sight to behold, the staff is courteous and highly professional too! There are some great places to satisfy the cravings of the shopaholic in all of us. Scarborough has the honor of hosting the world’s single life-size Chocolate Moose. The best place to satisfy your taste buds is Len Lebby Candies which delivers handmade chocolates and candies made of some of the most special and exquisite ingredients. You can’t miss Len Lebby when you visit Scarborough! Places like Bayley’s Lobster Pound, Rising Tide Restaurant, Ken’s Place, Clambake, Romeo’s pizza and others are worthy of visits too. Since Scarborough is a highly popular destination for people on vacation, there are many lodgings available for visitors. Some of the best places to spend a few nights include places like Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland, Fairland Inn, Higgins Beach Maine, Wassamki Springs and Black Point Inn etc. All of these are located in beautiful locations for example, Black Point Inn is surrounded by water on three out of its four sides whereas Wassamki Springs has its own private lake. There are many pet lovers amongst us and we all know that pets need great care especially when they’re away from home. The Maine Veterinary Referral Center specializes in the care of our canines and feline companions providing advanced services like surgery, CT scanning and emergency services along with a host of others as well and the best thing is that it is open 24 hours a day for 365 days in a year so no matter what problems your pet faces when away from home, it is going to get some of the best healthcare available. These are some of the reasons which make my hometown, Scarborough, such a special place to live! FACTS Estimated Population (based on 2014) – 19,524 Square Miles – 70.63 First Settler – 1635 Median Household Income – $78,359 Total Businesses (2012) – 2,399 Did you KNOW? Scaroborough was named Google’s eCity Award in 2013 – recognizing the strongest online business community in each state  
Monday, July 18, 2016 rnoble Events No comments
   Learn all about the exciting events happening in your community and all around Maine this July!   July 2, 2016   Antique Engine Meet On Saturday, July 2 the Boothbay Railway Village will host a meet of antique engines, tractors and other early mechanical devices in partnership with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA). http://railwayvillage.org/ Oyster, Wine & Champagne Tasting Cruise on the River Tripper This mouthwatering option will feature sensational summer wines paired with tasty oysters harvested from 6 different farms from the Damariscotta River. http://damariscottarivercruises.com/   July 4, 2016 4th of July Fireworks Bring your family for a full day of fun and excitement and top it off with a professional fireworks display to any of the local community fireworks: •Castine – Under the Elms and by the Sea! 8am-10pm •Damariscotta – 47 Main Street •Old Orchard Beach – July 3rd, 9:45pm • Bar Harbor 4th of July Festivities @ Agamont Park   July 7, 2016 Ossipee Valley Fair Since 1977 every July the small town of Hiram Maine comes alive in preparation for The Ossipee Valley Fair. The Ossipee Valley Fair is by no means the largest agricultural fair in the state but it is undoubtedly the friendliest. Come join us for four days of amusement rides, live stock shows, 4X4 drag races and of course plenty of fried food. http://www.ossipeevalleyfair.com/   July 8, 2016 Moxie Festival 2016 Moxie Festival 3-day event 7/8/16-7/10/16. The center of town, Lisbon Falls. All things Moxie, all weekend long. Moxie floats, Moxie ice cream, Moxie baking contest, Moxie chugging contest. There’s a parade, fireworks, 5K, and live music. Stop in at the store for your obligatory Moxie paraphernalia. http://moxiefestival.com/   July 9, 2016 34 Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show Enjoy the best of art and craft July 9 & 10 at a summer craft show that is a festive tradition in Wells: the annual July Summer Solstice Craft Show. Now in its 34th year, the popular two-day event will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Wells Jr. High School on Route 1. http://www.summersolsticecraftshows.com/ Maine Potato Blossom Festival Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival mid-July each year when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. This nine-day festival features farmer Olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, mashed potato wrestling and more.. http://www.fortfairfield.org/ Allagash Street Fair 2016 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5k is Portland’s premier summertime running event that cuts through the heart of the Old Port district and West End neighborhood and features sweeping views of the Casco Bay its many islands, ferries, sailboats, lobster boats, tug boats, and paddlers, the Presumpscot River, the City of Portland skyline, and the Back Cove. http://www.oldporthalfmarathon.com/   July 11, 2016 44th Central Maine Egg Festival at Manson Park The Central Maine Egg Festival Committee and the Town of Pittsfield are pleased to welcome our many guests to the 44th Annual Central Maine Egg Festival from Monday, July 11 – Saturday, July 16, 2016. http://centralmaineeggfestival.org/   July 15, 2016 51st Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions. Admission to the Festival is FREE! http://clamfestival.com/   July 16, 2016 Dance Mile – Monument Square The Dance Mile is a chance to get outside, be active, and celebrate the city with friends. This Interactive Dance Experience will guarantee you the time of your life. Grab your crew, don your costumes, and crush a mile of serious booty shaking! http://thedancemile.com   July 23, 2016 Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer Festival: Summer Session The Dance Mile is a chance to get outside, be active, and celebrate the city with friends. This Interactive Dance Experience will guarantee you the time of your life. Grab your crew, don your costumes, and crush a mile of serious booty shaking! http://www.thedancemile.com   July 24, 2016 Maine Lobster Ride The Bicycle Coalition of Maine invites you to cruise along winding country lanes as you take in the breathtaking, rocky coast and see lighthouses, lupines and lobster boats from the comfort of two pedal-powered wheels. You’ll have your pick of five distance options. When the ride is over you’ll get a pair of Lobster Ride bike socks and a lobster roll and can jump in Hosmer Pond to cool down. www.mainelobsterride.com Open Farm Day Open Farm Day is an annual family event that allows the general public to learn about the business of agriculture.Farms throughout the State of Maine open their gates and many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities may include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments. www.getrealmaine.com   July 29, 2016 Bangor State Park Bangor State Fair is an agricultural and recreational gathering of the population of the Greater Bangor Area and the entire state of Maine that lasts for 10 days at Bass Park – the land encompassing Cross Insurance Center. The Bangor State Fair typically draws between 40,000 and 50,000 people a year and dates at least as far back as 1883. http://www.bangorstatefair.com/   July 30, 2016 Cider Hill’s Locavore Music Fest The 4th annual Locavore Music Festival will take place once again at Cider Hill Farm, on July 30th with music starting at 2pm. Many of the bands taking the stage this year have new albums released in early 2016. As mentioned, Muddy Ruckus will headline Locavore Music Festival this coming July. Winner of the 2016 New England Music Awards – Best in State of Maine, Muddy Ruckus’ latest album “Pretty Bones” will be released in June just before the Festival. https://locavorefestival.com/