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Banners Over Bath

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Every spring Main Street Bath sponsors a public art dispay called Banners Over Bath. Anyone can pick up a canvas for a small fee and paint a banner to go with that year’s theme. The banners are then displayed downtown on the lampost to brighten up the downtown during the rainy, sometimes muddy, spring in Maine. This year’s theme celebates Bath’s status as one of ten semi-finalists in the national Great American Main Street competition – a competition which we won! I took a walk downtown and took a few pictures to show you but you can also see the banners here or, better yet, take a trip to Bath and see them in person. ...

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Romance and Companionship

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

It is the season of love and we have had a lot of couples taking advantage of a romantic getaway to Bath and our B&B. They love the quiet and curl up in front of the fireplace to relax and unwind from the stresses in everyday life. They stroll downtown and browse the local shops bringing back a bottle of wine from Now You’re Cooking to share before dinner at Solo Bistro or one of our other great restaurants. All this has me thinking that maybe I need a companion too! Mark, Amy and I watched the Westminster Dog Show this week and I saw all those wonderful breeds strutting their stuff for the judges. Of course, no Italian Bergamascos were there but that is okay – we know we are in a class by ourselves. But seeing all those dogs makes me think a little “mini me” would be a wonderful addition to our family. Now I just need to convince Amy and Mark that I would help train and keep a youngster in line. Wish me luck and if all goes well I may have help with all the greeting and blog writing in the future....

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My Favorite Day!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

My favorite day in Bath is fast approaching – Dog Days – will be celebrated on Sunday, August 21st. Part of Front Street in downtown Bath will be closed off so we can walk freely with our masters and not worry about traffic. The local shop owners will have stuff for sale out on the street with some featuring stuff just for the four legged shopper. The brave dog, Keylo, that serves in Bath’s police department will do a demo of his work and we can have a portrait taken by Soggy Dog Designs and the Creative Turtle...

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Bath Heritage Days

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The excitement is building in downtown Bath for the city’s annual festival – Heritage Days. This is four days filled with tons of activities throughout the downtown. It all kicks off on Friday with the Sunrise Rotary’s Chicken BBQ which, of course I do not get to attend, and live music at the Gazebo. Throughout the weekend and into Monday, you can hear live music on two stages, shop at the Craft Show, take in all the art at Art in the Park, or cheer at the Fireman’s Muster or the Strongman Competition. The Pattend Free Library also holds their big Book Sale this weekend, the antique car show shuts down Front Street on Sunday and the Independence Jam happens at the Skatepark. The big 4th of July Parade is Monday at 11 a.m. – this is my favorite event because Mark and Amy always take me to the parade to watch. Sometimes they even share some food with me from one of the many food vendors in the park. Since we are the City of Ships there is even a boat parade following the more traditional parade. The weekend festival wraps up with fireworks on Monday – not my favorite event – all that noise but I do enjoy the rest of the celebrating!...

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My Walk Around Bath

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011




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A New Pet Store in Town

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010


Downtown Bath is always fun to visit when Amy and Mark take me for a walk. I get to look in all the store windows but rarely do I get to go in. Once in a while they take me in the bank or the library but only if it is going to be quick. I get a bit excited with all the attention and these places allow well behaved dogs only. But now things are different. There is a store downtown just for me – Wags and Whiskers! We walked down on Sunday so I could check it out. Unfortunately we missed the visit and pictures with Santa but I did buy myself (okay, I had to borrow money from Amy) a cool ball to play with. I posted a picture of me at the store so you can see how happy I am. They have all sorts of great stuff and I saw those chicken treats that I get once in a while at home so I am thinking they have been shopping at Wags and Whiskers without me. Anyway, when you’re in Bath, check it out. It is a great place to buy your best friend a suprise for when you get back home. ...

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The Big Fall Weekend

Thursday, October 7th, 2010


Well the big fall weekend is here – Columbus Day. There is a lot going on in Bath this weekend with Autumnfest. There will be a great Maine made craft show, the Farmers’ Market, Citizens’ Involvement Day, music, scarecrow making and lots more all happening downtown on Saturday. The weather looks like it is going to cooperate so there should be a good turnout. The Columbus Day weekend also marks the end of the season for two favorite eating places – Fat Boys Drive In and their unbelievable frappes (we called them milkshakes back in PA) and Five Islands and that wonderful lobster. Yes, we still have lobster year round but there is nothing like sitting on the dock at Five Islands and scarfing down a lobster and onion rings. I guess being open only on a seasonal basis gives us all something to look forward to through the winter and mud season. Our cool little city of Bath, of course, does not shut down and we are a year round town. There are lots of things still going on throughout the fall and before we know it all the activities for An Old Fashioned Christmas in Bath will be gearing up. So don’t put away those thoughts of a getaway to Maine just yet – we are here, we are open and I am waiting to greet you when you arrive....

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Dog Days in Bath

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010






Today was the first Dog Days in downtown Bath and I got to go! Merchants set up booths along Front Street selling all sorts of cool pet stuff and many of them were also giving out treats. Of course, picky me, didn’t accept anything (I do love my peanut butter biscuits which I get every night). I did gets lots of attention and made lots of noise so the other dogs would know that I was there. I hope Bath does another Dog Days – it was lots of fun for me....

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