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Veterans Park Memorial

Howitzer Canon mounted on concrete with stone wall at side

Posted by on March 24, 2014

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Shortly after the Civil war monument was moved from the Mt Pleasant cemetery to the mall behind the Abbott Memorial Library, the local Grand Army of the Republic Post (Civil War veterans) acquired two Civil war cannons. It is believed that the cannons were naval guns and one was placed on a granite base next to the Civil War monument read more...

Lows Covered Bridge

full span of a wooden covered bridge with very weathered wood side and roof

Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Adjacent to land once owned by Robert Low who was one of the first people to settle in Guilford Maine sits Lows Covered Bridge. The original bridge was built in 1830 jointly by the neighbouring towns of Sangerville and Guilford for making traveling between the two towns easier for both residents and business owners. In 1832 the bridge was destroyed read more...

Dexter Historical Society Grist Mill Museum

grist mill new dexter

Posted by on July 11, 2013

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In the center of Dexter’s business district lies a wonderful treasure that’s waiting to be explored. That treasure is the Grist Mill Museum housed in an 1854 grist mill in the town of Dexter. The Town of Dexter owns the building, but the facility is managed by the Dexter Historical Society. The museum opened in 1967 and has been open read more...

Stutzman’s Farmstand Bakery and Café

Stutzman's Farmstand Bakery and Cafe

Posted by on July 8, 2013

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Stutzman’s Farmstand Bakery and Café is a 3rd generation family farm serving fresh produce and baked goods.They have recently added a field to table café in a hand hewn timber frame they constructed.. The Timber frame complete with a wood fired brick oven serves an eclectic menu of artisan breads, panini sandwiches, home made soups and baked goods all prepared read more...

Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery

12 brown glass beer bottles with multi-colored and varied labels and award ribbons and medals.

Posted by on June 18, 2013

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Located in the charming and historic town of Winterport, Maine the Winterport Winery has been producing award winning fruit wines since 2001. Always expanding and growing, they are open throughout most of the year and provide a unique spot to visit. The family-owned winery set in central Winterport and has beautiful down river views of the Penobscot River from their read more...

The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival

Glass bakery case with white wire shelves and large white trays filled with chocolate-cake and white cream Whoopie Pies.

Posted by on June 12, 2013

Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
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It’s that time again to pay homage to the foodies delight that is the Maine State treat, the Whoopie Pie!! Join mascot “Sweetie Pie” and the 5000 plus visitors that come to do just that in Dover Foxcroft, Maine on Saturday June 28, 2014. As well as many vendors baking, competing against each other, tasting and selling a multitude of read more...

Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival

5 multi-colored hot air balloons inflated and glowing in a dark night sky.

Posted by on May 28, 2013

May 30, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014
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Come and experience the fun, excitement, sights and sounds of the 2nd Annual Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival coming to Dover Foxcroft in Piscataquis County Maine. For many years this community project has been in the planning and finally it’s here for the enjoyment of everyone. Its going to be an annual event where local residents, artisans, tradespeople, community read more...

The Mansion Event Home Supper Clubs

Mansion Event Home, Dexter Maine rear garden views, 2 story cream stucco with red roof and lush gardens.

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Jun 2, 2013 - Jun 2, 2013
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Nestled in my home town of Dexter, Maine is The Mansion Event Home. The historic 1912 Mediterranean mansion is situated on three acres of gardens with sweeping lawns and woodlands. This spectacular home once hosted the country’s finest names as an elite boy’s preparatory school. The school was home to young men whose families names ring true with time – read more...

Vittles Restaurant

White and blue rimmed plate with slices of juicy pork in a light cream gravy, sauteed julienned zuccini, and golden crispy french fries.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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The concept of Vittles is to serve “down-home” food. The emphasis here is on using fresh ingredients to create real food and almost everything is made from scratch. Even the potato chips are made each morning! The Baily’s Irish cream milk chocolate ice cream is a real favorite. Vittles is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner is served read more...

The Brewster Inn

Green, red and yellow striped bed coverlet with glossy wood foodboard, beige velvet couch, and red wine bottle and glasses in foreground.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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The Brewster Inn is a beautiful historic mansion surrounded by well-landscaped gardens. Home to former Maine Governor and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster who was Governor between 1925 and 1929, a Congressman in Washington for 6 years and then 12 years as a U.S. Senator. The Brewster Inn was the family home, owned by his parents and then by Brewster himself read more...

Stressless Therapeutic Massage

Small blue glass bottles with white/black plastic caps, and green lables with Chinese symbols and names of aromatherapy fragrances.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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Stressless Therapeutic Massage, a wonderful and relaxing single or couples massage will be yours when you schedule your appointment. As you enter Stressless, you’ll immediately notice the peaceful and warm environment. Gentle music plays in the background as you lie on the special table that’s there to help you feel total relaxation. Light oils are used which not only smell read more...

Bangor Beer Festival

Three brown bottles of Maine beers lined up on a table with a beige couch in the background.

Posted by on April 26, 2013

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
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Summer will soon be here and because of that, it’s time for Bangor’s second ever beer festival featuring the best brewers that Maine has to offer, such as Gritty McDuff’s, Sebago, and Belfast Bay. As well as offering samples of their favourite brews, each company will talk about their beers and make great suggestions on pairings during the special tasting read more...

Mark Stephens

Posted by on April 17, 2013

Location: Dexter Maine (Near Bangor, Maines second largest city) Gateway to the Moosehead Lake and Mt Katahdin region of Maine Since: 2007 —  I fell in love with the Brewster Inn. Its a former State Governor and Washington Senators home where famous people such as Presidents Truman and Taft and the founder of MGM Films (Louis B Mayer) have stayed. Senator read more...