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A couple of weekends ago I was thrilled to have been invited to Snug Harbor Farm on the coast of Maine for a book signing. A gem of a specialty nursery. and worth a visit if you can make it - just an hour and a half north of Boston. We have some wonderful nurseries and sources for plants and accessories here in the Northeast but one, in particular, is quite extraordinary. Snug Harbor Farm located in Kennebunk Maine is one of the more special places worth a visit in you ever find yourself ...
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Best glamping resorts for summer

The term “glamping” almost sounds like a snide put down from hard-core backpackers towards bougie people in nature. “Oh, they got BATHROOMS at that place?” a salty, grizzled hiker might say. “That’s not camping. That’s glamping!” But you know what? Sometimes it’s nice to take a hot shower, sip a couple glasses of wine, and retire into 1,000-thread-count sheets at the end of a long day of outdoor activity. And if that means people who don’t mind going a week without changing t-shirts look down...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Montana, France, US, Netherlands, Slovenia, Glamping, Costa Rica, Tuscany, All, South Florida, Chianti, Pitchup, Tuscany Italy, Kennebunkport

2019 Kennebunkport 5 Miler

Photos & Race Results 55 ~ Finishers Photos courtesy of 5k Sports
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Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy […]
Tags: News, Maine, Barbara Bush, Maine AP, Kennebunkport, George H W, Nation & World

Bush celebrated with praise and humor at cathedral farewell

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON — George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral and a fourth — George W. Bush — prepared to eulogize his dad. The congregation, filled with foreign leaders and diplomats, Americans of high office and others touched by B...
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George H.W. Bush’s casket leaves Capitol for funeral ceremony

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix things in Bush’s house on the water. A military band played “Hail to the Chief” as the casket of the 41st president was carried down the U.S. Capitol steps in a solemn procession, with members of...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Funeral, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Maine, Obituaries, Italy

Kennebunkport Couple Mourns Death Of George H.W. Bush, Remembers 17-Year Friendship

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, whose wedding George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush attended in 2013.
Tags: News, Barbara Bush, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Robin Young, Bonnie Clement, Helen Thorgalsen

Condolences Pour In After George HW Bush’s Death

Praise for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday: (He) “was a man of the highest character. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad.” — Former President George W. Bush ___ “George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.” — Former President Barack Obama. ___ “The legacy of George H.W. Bush will be f...
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Oak Ridge Boys Remember President George H.W. Bush

The Oak Ridge Boys and band with George H.W. Bush at the White House during the Congressional BBQ Picnic (photo by Kathy Gangwisch) USA –  What can we say that hasn’t been said or WILL be said about the loss of President George Herbert Walker Bush… That he was the 41st President of these United States…. That he was a selfless Naval pilot in the South Pacific… That he was an Ambassador to China… the head of the CIA… a Vice President… a leader… a hero… an example of being a gentlemanly force on ...
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Christmas spirit in New England

Whether it’s Maine’s foliage in autumn or vacations on Cape Cod in the summer, New England is the ideal place to really immerse yourself in the seasons. This is especially true when it comes to winter. Yeah, New England winters are cold. But they’re also filled with perfect snowball snow, Christmas cookies, festive lights, and traditional holiday cheer unlike anywhere else in the country. Nothing exudes Christmas spirit like settling into an 18th-century inn by the fireplace, attending a trad...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Maine, Santa Claus, Jackson, Santa, Ll Bean, Albany, Cape Cod, New England, Nantucket, Norman Rockwell, Noël, Coast Guard, White Mountains, Temple Street

Where to go in Maine for lobster

When fall starts creeping into winter, it’s time for lobster lovers to visit Maine’s coastal towns. Sure, the weather can get a little dicey (the average temperature in November and December hovers around 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit), but that’s what sweaters are for. Bundle up and head north because late October, November, and December is the end of lobster season. “A lot of people in the industry start to ramp up in late October because the lobster have mostly molted, so they aren’t hiding and...
Tags: Travel, Food, Maine, Newcastle, Portland, Jack, New England, Matador Network, Damariscotta, University of Maine, Becky, Kennebunkport, Wiscasset, Eventide Oyster Co, Mark Murrell, Maine lobster

Where to camp in Maine this fall

There is no place quite like the coast of Maine. Its wild beauty and distinct tranquility make it the ideal camping destination, but summertime seems to get all the attention. After Labor Day, though, the crowds thin and pesky bugs disappear, and the trees lining coastal Route 1 turn vibrant shades of burnt orange and gold that never fail to inspire. This is a side of Maine that you don’t want to miss. Camping allows you to take full advantage of the still-sunny days and crisp nights before ...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Atlantic, Maine, All, Napa Valley, Lamar, Southwest Harbor, Damariscotta, Acadia, Wolfe, Mount Desert Island, Freeport, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Stonington

Road Trip: Coastal Maine: A state of splendid isolation known for lobsters, blueberries and the great outdoors

Where US Route 1 veers closer to the shoreline than any other major highway, it's often referred to as the coastal road—or the scenic route. This most certainly applies to the iconic path's position in Maine, as it travels from Portsmouth, New Hampshire...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Hiking, Restaurants, US, Maine, Trails, Castine, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Kennebunk, Roadtrips, Newengland, Coastalmaine, Portlandmaine

Review: Lighthouse Beach

Summary: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our dreams. What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery…When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her...
Tags: Books, Vw, Maine, New York Times, Diana, Usa Today, Jessica, Jess, Kennebunkport, Allie, Julie P, William MorrowLast, Lighthouse Beach, Jessica Parker, Lillo, Shelley Noble

Nation’s 41st, 42nd presidents share a moment in Maine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Two former presidents gathering in Kennebunkport, Maine, weren’t father and son. They were Republican and Democrat, and former competitors. Former Democratic President Bill Clinton visited Monday with former Republican President George H.W. Bush at his home on the coast. A photo posted on Twitter shows the nation’s 41st and 42nd presidents […]
Tags: News, Maine, Bill Clinton, Republican, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Kennebunkport Maine

Former President Bush gets a service dog named ‘Sully’

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is welcoming a new member of the family: a yellow Labrador retriever named “Sully.” The 94-year-old and his service dog got acquainted Monday at the Bush compound on the coast in Maine. Bush aide Evan Sisley says the two hit it off. Sully had been trained […]
Tags: News, Bush, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Evan Sisley, Maine Bush

Making a pitch for a centrist California GOP

To: [email protected] From: [email protected]   June 24, 2018 Kennebunkport-adjacent   Chipster! Salutations from the lobster coast. Remember those Dartmouth spring breaks gallivanting about the State O’ Maine in our halcyon youth? Good golly, talk about politics making strange bedfellows. I’ve had an L.L. Bean moccasin fetish ever since Molly … well. Bygones. She’s hitched to that Duke hedge fund guy by now anyway, living in Palm Beach splendor, and we all know the cabbage earned by a mere freelan...
Tags: California, Molly, Opinion, Senate, White House, Sacramento, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Dartmouth, Paul ryan, Modesto, Illinois, Duke

Second entry

From there we went to Kennebunkport. I can see why the Bushs love it. It is a really quaint harbor town with cutesy shops and restaurants like other seaside places. We wandered the shops and then ate at a waterside rustic establishment. I had my second
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George H.W. Bush becomes 1st US president to turn 94

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94.
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Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates 94th birthday

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine. Bush is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure. Chief of Staff Jean Becker says the nation’s 41st president wants a low-key […]
Tags: News, Becker, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Maine Bush

Barbara Bush remembered on what would’ve been 93rd birthday

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is remembering his wife, Barbara Bush, on what would’ve been her 93rd birthday. He tweeted on Friday about how she loved helping others. He said knowing there are so many out there who share her passion “puts joy in our hearts.” Her daughter-in-law, Margaret Bush, is […]
Tags: News, Barbara Bush, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Nation & World, Margaret Bush

Former President George HW Bush hospitalized, misses parade

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush caused him to miss out on the local Memorial Day parade that he traditionally attends. The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital Sunday after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue. A spokesman said he’d likely be in the hospital for a couple […]
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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Just after 2 p.m., Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the 93-year-old Bush, said he was awake, alert and not in any discomfort. He said Bush would spend at least a few days in the hospital for observation. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. A spokeswoman said Sunday all information would be released by the Bush family....
Tags: News, Maine, Houston, American Legion, Bush, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Walker, Barbara, Kennebunkport, Jim McGrath, Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford, Matt Shuham

Former President Bush attends Maine pancake breakfast

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is getting out and meeting veterans in the Maine community where he spends the summers. On Saturday, the 93-year-old former president attended the monthly pancake breakfast at the American Legion Post 159 in Kennebunkport. In addition to local veterans, Bush was joined by former National Security […]
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93-year-old ex-president Bush arrives in Maine for summer

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer. The 93-year-old arrived Sunday evening at his seaside home in Kennebunkport. Dozens of residents greeted his motorcade at the town’s Dock Square, with some waving flags and holding signs. Friends say the nation’s 41st president was eager to get to […]
Tags: News, Maine, Bush, Maine AP, George H W Bush, Kennebunkport, Nation & World, Dock Square, Nation & World Politics

Mainers don't say

Maine-isms are very much a thing; we basically have our own take on the English language, which among other identifiers helps us tell immediately who’s from here and who’s from Boston. We’re quick with a response to “Chuppta?” and love a good bed lunch (midnight snack). Likewise, there are also loads of thing you’ll never hear a Mainer say. Here are just a few of them. 1. Their “R’s”. 2. “I love driving Route 1 in the summer!” 3. “What time does L.L.Bean open and close?” 4. “Nah, I don’t nee...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Massachusetts, Stephen King, Maine, Portland, All, Henry, Mainer, Ma, Lewiston, Shaw, Orono, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Mainers

Maine festival canceled after harassment charge is back on

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A group of organizers says a food-themed festival that was canceled in the wake of sexual harassment allegations is back on. Maine Magazine canceled this year’s Kennebunkport Festival following accusations against its owner, Kevin Thomas. The magazine’s parent company has said it’s ending its involvement with Thomas immediately, and Thomas has […]
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Owner leaves company over sexual harassment allegations

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The parent company of Maine Magazine says it is cutting ties with its owner over 8-year-old allegations of sexual harassment. The Portland Press Herald reports CEO and publisher of Maine Media Collective Andrea King said Monday that former Maine Magazine owner Kevin Thomas has ended his involvement with the company “effective […]
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With dogs in tow, Maine beach town remembers Barbara Bush

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — People have gathered on a Maine beach to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at home in Houston at the age of 92. She was laid to rest Saturday at her husband’s presidential […]
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Spox: Barbara Bush In Failing Health, Won’t Seek Additional Treatment

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a news release. McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s health problems. She has been treated fo...
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