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House & Garden Tour

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bath is a buzz with excitement over this coming Saturday’s House Tour of Achitectural Gems and Hidden Gardens organized by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. This is the 9th annual tour and is sponosored by Bath Savings Institution and Down East Magazine. New this year is the Honorary Chair – Steve Thomas, award winning televsion star and former host of This Old House. Mr. Thomas will be giving a lecture at 8:30 a.m. before the start of the 10:30 a.m. tour. The tour always features great Bath homes and gardens with interesting achitectural details and lovely plantings/flowers. The homeowners work hard to have their properties in top shape (I know since we were on the tour 2 times, once for the house and the other time for the garden!) and local businesses work with the homeowners on staging and setting the perfect scene. There are lots of extras this year with the tour – “Stay, Play and Dine” packages, box lunches and much more. Check out SPI’s website, get all the details and purchase your tickets. Don’t forget to book with us if you are going to spend the weekend!...

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Exploring the Peninsulas

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011



Maine is such a great place to explore and for Amy and Mark this happens in the off season since there just is no time in the summer and fall. Yesterday they took a trip down one of the peninsulas which, in this case, is a series of islands connected by bridges. First is Great Island, then Orr Island and then Bailey Island. To get to Bailey Island you pass over the Cribbstone Bridge which was recently renovated this past summer. It is much smoother now but still narrow enough that is makes you think you will brush the car coming in the opposite direction. At the end of Bailey Island is Lands End and the Giant Steps. It was quite cold out but a little walk was in order and the ocean is beautiful no matter what the season. As in a lot of places along the Maine coast, they saw lobstermen working despite the cold and Amy and Mark took a little time to act silly and enjoy the great day. Pictures are posted on our B&B Facebook page and I have added a couple here for you to see....

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