Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn - Prospect Harbor, Maine, 4669, United States
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Inn stitute and Schoodic Area 2014 Local Events Calendar:


Dear Friends, Welcome to our new local 2014 Events Calendar! We have just started to compile the very long list of local events both at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute on our inn property and at locations within five to fifteen minutes of the inn as a resource for our local community and our guests to enjoy!

We are excited to share our good news with you-we are honored to have received the Gulf of Maine Council’s Visionary Award. Continuing with the 

goal of supporting and promoting the arts and sciences, we invite you to join us for this year’s line-up of events on our beautiful Schoodic Peninsula. We wish to thanks all of our guests, patrons, friends, artists, musicians, scientists, actors, and lecturers that have made these environmental and cultural activities possible in this magnificent part of the Maine coast. We hope that this new line-up of events will entertain, amuse, and enrich you this summer season. The Schoodic Peninsula area is a wonderful place to experience a collaboration of varied, engaging programs that are an important part of our community live and are right on our doorstep. Please feel free to contribute to our local events listing by emailing us at oceaninn@oceaninn.com with an event you would like us to add to our calendar. Enjoy!

May 2014 Events

Monday, May 26th, 9:00 a.m. Memorial Day Parade through Prospect Harbor. A Memorial Day parade will begin at Fisher Field on The West Bay Road (just past US Bells). Skip Sprague, a U.S. Navy veteran, will speak at the ceremonies honoring our fallen United States Armed Forces Men and Women at the Veterans’ Memorial near the Prospect Harbor Women’s Club. Refreshments will follow at the club.

Friday, May 30th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Dale Robin Goodman. Dale returns to the last Friday Coffeehouse for the last day of May. She will showcase her repertoire of love songs, songs of work and hard times, old time blues, songs of optimism and thoughtful intent, and an occasional sing-a-long. Her optimism and warmth shine through her music and are present in her anecdotes about her life growing up in Brooklyn, living with comically ageing parents and raising hilariously offbeat children. Suggested donation $10.00 – www.dalerobin.com

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June 2014 Events

Monday, June 2nd, 7:00 p.m. Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Kevin Johnson and his historic photos of Gouldsboro at the West Bay Church (88 old rte 1, Gouldsboro ME). Kevin, the photo archivist at Penobscot Marine Museum, will bring alive many historic photos of Gouldsboro by discussing the photo collections from around the state that are under his care at the Museum.

Friday, June 6th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gouldsboro Town Office (about 2 mins from the inn) presents the 225th Birthday Celebration! Come join the town of Gouldsboro at the town office, Women’s Club (next door to the town office) and Dorcas Library (a short stroll down the road from the town office) for two days of contests, races, and celebrations of our home town.

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Saturday, June 14th, 7:30 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!

Friday, June 21st, 3-5 p.m. Chapter Two Gallery in Corea, Maine (about 2 mins from the inn), presents wine and cheese meet and greet, book signing with Allen Workman. Allen Workman has lived in the shadow of Schoodic Point since age fourteen. Before pursuing a forty-year career as an editor in educational publishing, he worked as a sternman and in shipbuilding. Now retired, Allen is a Maine curmudgeon and local historian who has written a detailed, fact filled history which charts a fascinating course through Schoodic Point’s evolution, ecology, challenges and preservation. Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park is now available at Chapter Two! Join us Saturday, June 21, at 3, for a wine and cheese book signing with Allen.

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Sunday, June 23rd, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Tuesday, June 24th, Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute (about 5 mintues from the inn) presents Jerry Jenkins on the natural history of climate change in notheast.  

Wednesday, June 25th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesday nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

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Thursday, June 26th, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn for a night with author Jim Witherell on his new book Ed Muskie: Made in Maine. Jim’s book dive’s into Muskie’s life and shows how Ed Muskie’s home state helped make him an effective leader. The arc of Edmund “Ed” Muskie’s life from modest beginnings to future greatness was singular and unpredictable—an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Muskie’s birth on March 28, 1914, this stylish biography traces his life and career through his two terms as governor of Maine. Born in a mill town in Maine’s western foothills, Ed seemed to have understood from boyhood that he had another destiny to fulfill. He was a Roman Catholic among Protestants and a Democrat in a state so dominated by Republicans that, he used to joke, the Democrats in Maine could caucus in a phone booth. His aspirations for higher office in postwar Maine seemed unrealistic, yet he became the state’s first Democratic governor in 20 years—and only the second since World War I—while rebuilding Maine’s Democratic Party along the way.
Author Jim Witherell was born in Rumford, Maine (Ed Muskie’s hometown). After serving three years in the army, he attended the University of Maine, earning degrees in English and psychology. He began writing in 1999 and is the author of Bicycle History (2010),

L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company (2011), and When Heroes Were Giants: 100 Tours de France (2013). A resident of Lewiston, Jim is a master Maine guide and an avid cyclist. Admission is free with all donations will go to support [?] Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel. (207) 963-5557.

“Nothing surpasses what Ed Muskie did to protect America’s natural environment. It’s one thing to write and pass a law. It’s another thing to change the way people live. It’s yet another and quite difficult thing to change how people think. Ed Muskie did that. Before it was a national cause or even well known, environmental protection was Ed Muskie’s passion. Any Maine citizen who wants to appreciate what Ed Muskie did need only drive to the nearest river.” —Senator George Mitchell

“I’ve always been fascinated with Ed Muskie and how this son of an immigrant tailor from rural Maine rose to national and international leadership. This important book provides hugely valuable insights into that question and paints a rich portrait of one of the great leaders of the twentieth century.”
—Senator Angus King

Friday, June 27th, 7:00 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All presents Bill Staines at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn). A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston- Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960′s, and in 1971 The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” Now in his fourth decade with an international reputation, there is scarcely a folksinger in America whose repertoire doesn’t include Bill’s songs, folks like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, Glen Yarborough and Jerry Jeff Walker. His wit and gentle humor draw his audiences’ right in, and he resonates such ease and comfort that you would be satisfied if he sang the phone book! $12.00 suggested donation.

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Sunday, June 30th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

July 2014 Events

Tuesday, July 1st, Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute (about 5 mintues from the inn) presents Stephen Clayden on Northen-white cedar swamp forests: oases of biodiversity.  

Wednesday, July 2nd 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesdat nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: adults $12; Students/Children $5.

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Wednesday july 2nd, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), proudly welcomes the artists from The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium for a special meeting of The Union of Maine Visual Artists Downeast Chapter.This gathering will be at Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor. Jesse Salisbury, Executive Director of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium and sculptor from Steuben, will be the program for the evening. This year, the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium welcomes seven artists from around the world to carve out large scale granite sculptures for the communities of Harrington, Jonesport, Lubec, Calais, Surry, Bucksport, and Castine. Discover more about the symposium on the website schoodicsculpture.org/

Thursday, July 3rd 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn at The Sands Concert Hallas we celebrate the 4th of July week-end with a performance of “American Music-the French connection” with the Silver Duo: Noreen Silver, cello and Phillip Silver, piano and Downeast Maine's favorite flutist, Deirdre McArdle.
Noreen and Phillip Silver have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillio were Students at the

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New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic.
Daughter of noted Irish-American artist, Patrick McArdle and founder of the Winter Harbor Music Festival, Deirdre McArdle was recognized by The New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone” and as “America’s answer to James Galway” by the Cadenza Society in London. As chamber musician, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony. Upcoming events during the 2014-25 season include a tour of Taiwan and Japan with the Taipei Philharmonic, performances at Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City and a concert of new music, dedicated to Deirdre, to be premiered in Dublin. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door with all funds going to the piano fund of the Winter Harbor Music Festival. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

Sunday, July 6th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Monday, July 7th, 7:00 p.m. The Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Jennifer Stucker and All Hands Lost- Gouldsboro’s Tragic Connection to the infamous Saxby Gale of 1869 at the Old Town House Museum, 452 US Rte 1, Gouldsboro ME.

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Monday, July 7th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Alice French and Frank Fredenburgh at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming jazz vocalist Alice French and pianist Frank Fredenburgh. Here’s a small message from the artist: Hi, my name is Alice French, and I have been writing and playing music for most of my life. I perform over 500 songs at various local establishments and private parties in this area. I accompany myself when singing classic rock or rhythm and blues on the guitar and Jazz on the piano, but I am best known for my singing. While I like to sing and play the guitar/piano, as a solo artist, I also am the lead vocalist for the Sentimental Journey Big Band in Bangor Maine, a 17 piece band : 14 horns and 3 rhythm players. The band performs occasionally throughout the year playing traditional big band, swing and classic jazz music. The band was featured on the front page of the Bangor Daily News on January 01 2009. A good oman for the year to come I believe. In 2008 the band recorded a live DVD through Husson Colleges NESCOM program in Bangor Maine. I have recently started performing duets with Dan Lorey, a local guitarist/musician. Our focus together is Classic Rock and Roll as well as Rhythm and Blues We also perform in many local establishments. Some songs featured here are my renditions of classic tunes, with Dan providing the guitar work.

Dan is one of my friends on this page and you can check out more of his stuff on his site link on this page. I love to spend as much time on my music as possible, but because of the circumstances of my life, I must work many part time jobs that eventually add up to a couple of full time jobs. My second love is the arts and crafts world, and I make a pretty good living as a manufacturer of stained glass. (Photos available in the photo gallery) I work many hours a week on designing and creating original stained glass windows, sun catchers and lamps. In 2007 my lamp named ‘Dragons Lair’ won third place in a state wide stained glass artisan contest in Waterville Maine.To this date I have made over 200 original pieces, some over 5 ft in diameter. In the summer months I add landscape artist/gardener to my list of accomplishments. I spend many hours a day in the beautiful private gardens of a wonderful summer family in Acadia National Park. The gardens inspire my creative abilities in the glass arena and give me many hours alone to sing and contemplate original compositions, as well as the nature of the Blues background, and life in general. I am also a single mother of four beautiful nearly grown children. They all inspire me in there own ways. Sarah my oldest, 15 is always the optimist, or trys to be. Her goal is to set good examples for others as well as give to, teach and take care of those who have less then her self. Simon strives for perfection. He has just been appointed Captian of the basketball team, he hit more home runs than any of his team mates last year in the Major league of little league baseball, and has earned the highest score possible in his Jazz band competitions at school, playing trombone and lead guitar. He is an inspiration to his little, big brother Jack. Jack and Jale’(Zha-lay) are 14 year old twins. They have taught me more about pure strength, good will, faith and charity then any one or any thing on this planet. They are faced with huge challenges every single day of there lives. They have been forgotten by most everyone who has ever known them, but they have forgiven those and would heartily accept any of those back into their lives at any time. I see them twice a day 5 days a week and spend the day walking with them on Saturdays. We walk 2 miles together every morning and then I spend an hour and a half with each of them separately at bedtime. They like to work beads on a loom and play a few games. Neither of them have more than a fist full of phrases and a few words to let the world know what they need. They are alone in there own worlds. They are beautiful. They also love art and music. I believe that it may one day save them. They both have autism and cannot live at home with their family. They live at a residential school that is luckily close to home. I miss them very much, but at least I know that they are safe and so am I. Because of the challenges that have faced myself and my family over the past 14 years, I have become a multi-faceted human being, doing anything and everything I can to survive. I thank God for giving me the gift of music and art. I believe that they have saved me from total despair and given me the will to continue on this ever challenging path called life. I hope that you will enjoy my music as much as I enjoy creating it, sometimes alone, sometimes with my friends.

Wednesday, July 9th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesdat nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Thursday, July 10th, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn for a night with Red Sox beat writer, mlb.com sports writer, and author Ian Browne on his new book IDIOTS REVISITED: Catching Up With the Red Sox Who Won the 2004 World Series, with foreword by Big Papi, David Ortiz. For 86 years, the Red Sox labored under the Curse of the Bambino, never winning a World Series. Then in 2004, a group of self-proclaimed "Idiots" banished the curse in rare style, first defeating the Anaheim Angels 3-0 to win the division, then overcoming historic odds to come back from a 3-0 deficit and beat the infamous New York Yankees, and finally sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 to break the curse. This book tells the story behind that amazing season through 

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interviews with the men who changed Red Sox history forever. Admission is free with all donations will go to support [?] Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel. (207) 963-5557.

“While Red Sox Nation basks in the afterglow of 2013, Ian Browne sheds light on the most important Sox season of them all the 2004 season. This is the year that everything changed.”
—Dan Shaughnessy, co-author, FRANCONA: The Red Sox Years

“Ian’s storytelling capability, coupled with his near perfect utilization of player anecdotes, makes for a comfortable read that had me forgetting that I was on my living room couch, deep in nostalgic thought.” —Gabe Kapler

Friday, July 11th, 12:00 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All presents the Summer Luncheon at Historic Hammond Hall. We at Schoodic Arts for All are busily preparing for the 4th Annual Summer Luncheon, to be held this year on Friday, July 11th at 12:00 noon at the historic Hammond Hall. This year‘s proceeds will benefit Schoodic Arts For All Festival, our most popular and important event of the year. The luncheon program features performance and, of course, our raffle and small live auction. We will enjoy a delicious catered meal by Rich Mala by of The Crocker House. Once again the Hall will be clad in the beautiful colors of summer, filled with flowers, music, good food and you! Last year‘s luncheon raised over $25,000.00 because you and your friends and neighbors stand with Schoodic Arts For All generously supporting their mission and ensuring their continuing presence in our community. All donations are welcome.

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Saturday, July 12th, 7:30 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge.

Sunday, July 13th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

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Monday, July 14th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Jazz Time 99 at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming Jazz Time 99.

Tuesday, July 15th, Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute (about 5 mintues from the inn) presents Marilyn Mayer on mercury in our aquatic  ecosystems.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesdat nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

Thursday, July 17th, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn in welcoming Internationally renowned pianist Edmund Battersby, who will present a recital to benefit the piano fund which maintains the vintage Steinway Concert Grand D piano that presently resides in the hall at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute . This piano is utilized for many concerts during the summer and by Harbor Music which is a week-long program of Indiana University, the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings, which offers talented young musicians from the Jacobs School of Music the opportunity to coach with renowned faculty. Throughout the course of his international career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player and teacher, Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from audiences, critics and illustrious colleagues alike. American Record Guide claimed that his landmark recordings of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him, “in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel and Pollini.” His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years have been noted impressively, the 1992 Grammy Short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. His current iTunes and MP3 re-issue of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words (complete) was a “Sleeper of the Year” for WNCN Magazine the artery for, what was then, the premiere Classical radio station of New York City. Battersby gained the admiration of Messiaen, Crumb,Rochberg, Schwartz and Bolcom in live and recorded performances directed by the composers. Battersby has played recitals worldwide, most notably in London, New York and Washington DC, and has performed with conductors such as McGegan, Schwarz and Schuller, with orchestras ranging from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh. A frequent guest at the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital, he has performed on their series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. Festivals featuring him in solo or ensemble capacity include Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Seattle and La Jolla. He has given master classes at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, the Hochschule fur Musik in Leipzig, Princeton, Rutgers, Duke as well as Indiana University Bloomington where he has been a member of the artist-faculty since 1995. Edmund Battersby is the artistic director of Harbor Music, the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings. Battersby will be playing, Haydn’s Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20, Schumann’s Waldszenen, op. 82 and Novelette in D major, op. 21, no. 2 as well as Shubert’s Klavierstücke no. 1 & no. 2, D. 946 and Fantasy in C major, ‘Der Wanderer’, D.760 – op. 15. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

Sunday, July 20th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Monday, July 21st, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Impartial Crowd at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming Impartial Crowd. Impartial Crowd is all about letting the good times roll. Our mission is to make people dance, kick back at the end of a long day, and let loose once they’ve had a few drinks. The motivation we get for playing music does not come from an inner ego but a longing to see the happy faces of people who listen and enjoy our music. All we hope to do is play high energy shows to crowds of dancing people who are free to party and break free from the confines of daily life. If this lifestyle appeals to you then you should attend one of our shows and join the crowd.

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Wednesday, July 23rd. 7:30 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine ( about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July and Wednesdat nights and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $12; Students/Children $5.

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Thursday, July 24th, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn for a night with author Ken Textor on his new book The Hidden Coast of Maine: Isles of Shoals to West Quoddy Head. Ken Textor has ranged the Maine coast by land and sea since the late 1970s. He is a contributing editor for Down East magazine and has been boating columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, contributing editor for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Country Journal, columnist for Popular Woodworker, and managing editor for Boating Digest. His writing has appeared in Wooden Boat, Cruising World, SAIL, Northeast Boating, Fine Gardening, This Old House, Points East, Sailing, Yachting, and other publications. Ken began his writing career as a general assignment reporter for the Concord (NH) Monitor and was bureau chief for the Claremont (NH) Eagle-Times. He is the author of two previous books, Innocents Afloat and The New Book of SAIL Trim. In his latest book, The Hidden Coast of Maine, Ken and photographer Joe Devenney turned over many stones in this varied 3,000-mile-long coastline, seeking out and recording its moods, seasons, and secrets. Now they are sharing their rich accumulation of images and insights. Joe’s photos capture moments of ephemeral grace and beauty in places that are forgotten or hiding in plain sight. Smelt Brook in Castine is not on any standard itinerary. Neither are South Addison, Merrymeeting Bay, the Scarborough Marsh, and many other places Joe 

has explored over the years. Even places that are familiar to many–West Quoddy Head, Old Orchard Beach, Monhegan Island, Pemaquid Point, Portland Harbor, Acadia National Park, and others–are revealed by Joe s camera in moments of other-worldly allure. There are surprises on every page, just as there are surprises around any bend of a Maine coastal road. Every photo in this book was taken from a public vantage point you can reach by car or ferry. An appendix offers directions to each place. Ken Textor’s essays reveal hidden nuggets on every page: why the shade on a Castine street has a strange, nostalgic feel; what to think of a mauve lobster boat or a seemingly abandoned dory in the weeds; how a lighthouse surrounded by granite quarries came to be built of brick; which is the front and which is the back of a house built between Main Street and the harbor; how to enumerate the many services provided by a salt marsh; why the lobstering isn’t better in upper Blue Hill Bay; why sea air makes us hungry; and how a worm digger turns a mudflat into money. Admission is free with all donations will go to support [?] Seat reservations strongly recommended. Tel. (207) 963-5557.

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Sunday, July 27th, 5 :00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon in July, and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission: Adults $20; Students/Children $5.

Monday, July 28th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Chris Ross at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming native son Chris Ross. Ross, 26, is a soft-spoken Hancock County native, with a scruffy brown beard and a lonesome, gravelly voice reminiscent of Ray LaMontagne. With Stiff Whisker, he had achieved a level of success as a popular local band. Ross’ debut album The Steady Stumble has been described as “a stunner. This is not a ‘stare at the floor-confessional singer/songwriter’ record. It's bold and confident and was written and sung by a guy who knows where he's going and is determined to do what it takes to get there.”

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Monday, July 28th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Schoodic Summer Chorus – We Are Family, Songs of Interconnection. The Schoodic Summer Chorus reaches across time and place to sing of the human, earthly, and cosmic community, featuring traditional music and composers from Monteverdi to Belafonte, with a special thank-you and goodbye to Pete Seeger. The Schoodic Summer Chorus is an acappella community chorus founded and directed by Anna Dembska and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All. Our members share a passion for singing beautiful and unusual music. Now in our thirteenth season, the chorus is open to anyone who loves to sing. Admission is $5 Adults, free to children under 12.

Tuesday, July 29th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Bumbershoot, a folk duo. Fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, playing traditional and contemporary Celtic and French-Canadian tunes.Bumbershoot is a young up-and-coming duo from Hancock County, a lively mix of original and traditional fiddle music that will take you from the green hills of Ireland to the coast of Quebec. With Emma Walsh on fiddle and Pepin Mittelhauser on mandolin, you will get a beautiful combination of spirited melody and driving rhythm. Pepin and Emma performed to sell out crowd in 2013, as one of the most popular performances of the Schoodic Arts Festival. Admission is $5 Adults, free to children under 12.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents
Cape Breton Kitchen Party an Acadian Celidh – Step Dance Music party. Cape Breton step dance and Celtic music will be provided by several accomplished musicians – Chris Brin – accordion, Chuck Donnolly – guitar, Chuck Whitney – penny whistle and flutes, Bill Schubeck – fiddle, Ruth Grierson – fiddle, Jim & Chris Gray – pipes and percussion, Fred Benson – banjo.  Come and enjoy the reels, the company, and a foot-stomping good time in the traditional Acadian Celidh kitchen party way!  Admission is $5 Adults, free to children under 12.

Thursday, July 31st, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Schoodic Arts Ukulele Club. The Ukulele workshop, taught by Gene Nichols, at the Schoodic Arts Festival 2013 was so wildly popular, that some of the students wanted the fun to never end. And so this group, led by Daroll Whitney, has come together beginning in the fall of last year. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

August 2014 Events

Friday, August 1st, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents The Harborside Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet. Harborside Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the context of a 1930’s Dustbowl farm with a soundtrack of contemporary folk music.

Featuring local community members and a contemporary soundtrack, our production is sure to make this classic accessible for modern audiences (The swordfight at the end will still be authentic, though). The Harborside Shakespeare Company was (founded in 2012 by Daniel Mahler and Alicia Hynes) is based out of Bar Harbor, Maine is a community driven, nonprofit theatre company, which seeks to keep the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights relevant and accessible to contemporary audiences throughout Downeast Maine. In the past they have produced Romeo and Juliet (2012) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) which toured throughout Hancock County. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Honky Tonk Confidential a Retro and alt country/western/rockabilly performance and dance. Retro country/western/rockabilly group Honky Tonk Confidential entertains audiences with clever, finely crafted tunes from the group’s four award-winning albums as well as classic country music. Retro-alternative country band – Honky Tonk Confidential is known for its superlative musicianship, beautiful harmonies and top-notch songwriting. The band’s repertoire includes its own award-winning tunes as well as classic songs from the Golden Age of Country. HTC has performed several times at the Grand Ole Opry. Honky Tonk Confidential has won a barrel full of awards for its vocals, musicianship, and four albums of mostly original music and the band has been profiled in national media including CBS’ Sunday Morning, CNN, ABC, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. HTC also writes songs and performs with CBS News chief Washington correspondent and host of Face the Nation Bob Schieffer. The band performs at venues from legion halls to festivals and fairs, concert halls, galas, museums and, the pinnacle of success for a country band, the Grand Ole Opry. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

Monday, August 4th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Him & Her at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming Him and Her, a vocal and acoustic guitar folk/blues duo. Him and Her is Jeremy Shirland on acoustic guitar and Amy Briggs on vocals (and occasionally, accordion). Their repertoire is varied, but always soulful, featuring classic blues, traditional folk, modern country, classic rock, funk and soul hits. From Hank Williams Jr. and Patsy Cline to Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin, Him and Her is sure to play something you know and love!

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Monday, August 4th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Frogtown Mountain Puppets’ The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the end the Horseman saves the day, and everyone lives “happily ever after!” “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” features 20 of our hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and some shadow puppetry. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

Monday, August 4th, 7 p.m. Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Rev. Charles A. Joy, Beauty in the Eyes a presentation on the Life and Works of Marsden Hartley at the Old Town House Museum, 452 US Rte 1, Gouldsboro ME.

Tuesday, August 5th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents Pecha Kucha, a concise, rapid, and exciting presentation of ability– each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds each to talk about their showcase of skill. Some highlights of young presenters this year -Emma Hamm is an SFX Makeup artist living in Downeast Maine, and will be presenting on her techniques of molding, sculpting, and painting her designs. Henry Finch is a writer, musician, and poet living in Blue Hill, and is presenting about using misheard words to your advantage. Joanna Weaver is a film student at COA, and is giving a presentation on styles, techniques, and the history of documentary filmmaking. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents The Galley Rats, A lively neo-Celtic group in the style of Great Big Sea and Gaelic Storm.
The Galley Rats embrace a variety of folk music styles to bring you a night of epic and fun music! Don’t bother with the chairs, you are going to want to dance! The Galley Rats are one of Maine’s hardest working pub-style bands, playing from one end of the state to the other. They are energetic instrumentalists and powerful vocalists. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

Thursday, August 7th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents In Paradisum, A Comedy – Five characters, plus Little Bitsy, an invisible incontinent dog. In this short comedy the stay-at-home husband and wife, Aubrey and Mary Betty Blankenship plus Mamaw, Mary Betty’s elderly dopy mother, have a surprise visit from an old high school friend, Beryl Bumme and Umit, a shepherd. Bedlam ensues.Runs about 45 plus minutes. This year, the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab will present a staged reading of the play, IN PARADISUM, by summer resident, Jan Buckaloo. After a ten-year stint writing political columns for The Litchfield County Times and having opinions on everything from Margaret Thatcher’s pearls to G.H.W. Bush’s Read my Lips, Jan returned to playwriting. Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

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Saturday, August 9th 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter Harbor Lobster Festival.  Come down and enjoy the Winter Harbor Town Days, locally known as the Lobster Festival.  A celebration of a successful fishing season, and the social event of the Summer for Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor residents, the Lobster Festival is a lively tradition that is not to be missed!  The Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 50th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival on August 9th. Please come and enjoy the activities planned throughout the day for local residents and visitors.  

Start the morning off with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Hall from 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. in Winter Harbor.
the 5K George Schaeffer Memorial road race in Birch Harbor registration @ 7:00 a.m., race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Craft Fair at the school gym 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Lobster Boat races at Henry Cove 10:00 a.m.
Lobster Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parade on Main Street in Winter Harbor at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 9th, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents the Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Dance to waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. All dances will be taught. All levels welcome.

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Sunday, August 10th, 6:30 p.m. Schoodic Arts at Hammond Hall (about 5 min from the inn), presents the Final Showcase, the culmination of our 88 workshops at the Schoodic Arts Festival. We will display over 200 pieces of visual art that are the showcase of the workshops; clay, baskets, bread, jewelry, puppets, fiber, sculpture, and more. Come at 6:30 to view the art. Then at 7:00 our performance workshops will show their talent. African Percussion, Irish Step Dance, Ukulele, Pennywhistle, and more! Come and see what you might be interested in learning next year, or just to enjoy the show! Admission is $5 adults, free to children under 12.

Monday, August 11th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Shades of Blue at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming jazz and blues trio Shades of Blue. The core of Shades of Blue is Juliane Gardner – lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, Chris Poulin – lead guitar/vocals/flute, and Ezra Rugg – acoustic and electric bass.

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Thursday, August 14th, 7:30 Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents The Winter Harbor Music Festival Gala. An extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed artists and teachers that make up the faculty of the Winter Music Festival will perform for our delight in support of the Piano Fund which maintains the beautiful Steinway Concert Grand D piano that presently resides in our hall at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute. Flutist Deirdre McArdle, oboist Gerard Reuter, The Silver Duo Philip and Norene, countertenor Peter Thoresen, harpsichordist Gerald Wheeler, pianist Gena Raps and more shall all be performing in an unforgettable evening of baroque, romantic, and classical musical.

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Founder of the Winter Harbor Music festival, Deirdre McArdle was recognized by New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone.” She is the director of the Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and Festival and premiered her Fall in Love with the Flute Seminar in Betchat, France this past summer. Notable solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall in New York City and the South Bank Centre in London were critically acclaimed. As chamber musician, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony. Drawing upon her extensive background in Theatre Arts she has a unique teaching approach and has served on the flute and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Bowdoin College. Composers Elliott Schwartz, David Loeb and Phillip Thomas, have honored her with dedications of new compositions for the flute.

Gena Raps has performed internationally and across the United States. Her recordings include solo and chamber music by Dvorak and Mozart with artists such as Artur Balsam and Carol Wincenc. In addition she has made two CD’s for children. Ms. Raps has taught at the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music and juried competitions at the Juilliard School and for the Fulbright Fellowship.

Noreen and Phillip Silver have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillip were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades and acclaim from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. Noreen Silver was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London, and later with the great cellist Pierre Fournier. She completed a Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory, where she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver.Noreen’s performing career is centered around the cello/piano duo that she and Phillip formed as students. The Silver Duo has given many broadcasts on BBC’s Radio 3, the Israel Broadcasting Authority, Swedish National Radio and NPR, as well as live performances on three continents.

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Recently released CDs of chamber music by Leone Sinigaglia and Bernhard Sekles on the Toccata Classics label in London have been met with critical acclaim. Since moving to Maine in 1999, Noreen has established a reputation as a fine teacher. She is currently principal cellist in the Bangor Symphony and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine, teaching cello and chamber music. The Glasgow Herald described Noreen Silver as “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination”. Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed performing artist. The Frankfurter Rundschau described his playing as “virtuosic,” the Boston Globe called him “an international 

collaborative pianist of the first rank,” and the Jerusalem Post described him as “a superb accompanist whose work is marked by sensitivity, felicity of style and an inborn musicianship which unerringly directs him to the most appropriate musical gesture.” Phillip studied with Katja Andy and Leonard Shure at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, earning the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music cum laude. He received a doctorate from the University of Washington for research into the music of composer/pianist Ignaz Moscheles. Over the past decade Phillip has carried out research on music and musicians caught up in the Holocaust presenting the results in the form of commercial recordings, lectures and recitals. MusicWeb International’s review of Phillip’s most recent recording, Chamber Music of Bernhard Sekles, described it as “a really valuable discovery” marked by “flawless” playing. Phillip is a Professor of Music at the University of Maine in Orono.

Peter Thoresen enjoys a wide-ranging career as an arts administrator, music educator and performer. He serves as a creative consultant to a number of artists, and his diverse experience ranges from stage direction (Roundabout Opera for Kids) to serving as Business Manager to legendary baritone, Thomas Hampson. Thoresen’s influence on the New York festival scene is found in the diverse offerings of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, for whom he served as Administrative Director for two seasons. Previously, he served as a visiting faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he led music entrepreneurship. His interpretation of Julia Child in Hoiby’s Bon Appétit! with Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble was ranked in the list of top 10 classical music events in Pittsburgh in 2011. Solo engagements include performances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Musicians, the Handel Choir of Baltimore and Monterey Symphony, and American Opera Theater. He holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice from Indiana University and is in demand as a performer and private teacher

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Gerard Reuter began his oboe studies at the Juilliard School at the age of nine and continued there as a pupil of Lois Wann. He attended the Royal College of Music, studying with Terrence MacDonagh and Michael Winfield. Mr. Reuter is a favorite at summer music festivals such as Caramoor and Marlboro and has toured Europe and the United States with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has been principal oboist of American Ballet Theatre, An die Musik, Parnassus, and the New York Philomusica. As the recipient of the 1992 Pro Musicis International Award, Mr. Reuter was presented in solo recitals in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Rome, Hong Kong, and Paris.

Gerald Wheeler was born in 1929 in England. In 1953 he was appointed sub-organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and was in charge of all music during the cathedral choir’s post-coronation tour of the U.S.A. and Canada. In 1956 he accepted the position of organist at St. Matthew’s, a large Anglican parish church in Ottawa, Ontario and was a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the McGill Chamber Orchestra for more than 20 years. In 1996 he accepted the position of Director of Music at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, Maine, where he directed a choir of 15 singers and oversaw the installation in 2001 of a new 2-manual tracker organ built by Karl Wilhelm, Inc. of St Hilaire, Quebec, and Canada. Dr. Wheeler served as interim organist at St. Paul’s Church ‘K’ Street, in Washington, D.C and is currently Music Director of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine.  Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door with all funds going to the piano fund of the Winter Harbor Music Festival. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

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Monday, August 18th, 6:30-8 p.m. Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine (about 15 mins from the inn), presents: Fletcher’s Landing Philharmonic Orchestra at Tidal Falls. Free public concerts are presented on seven consecutive summer Mondays in Maine. Bring a picnic dinner and join the Frenchmen’s Bay Conservancy in welcoming Fletcher’s Landing Philharmonic Orchestra. Members: Michael Povich, Piano, Brian Booher, Trumpet, Lynette Woods, Drums, Janet Higgins, Trombone, Stu Marckoon, Tuba, Chuck Geyer, Clarinet, Dick Raymond, Sax, Cliff Casey, Sax/Clarinet, and Fredi Cahn, Cello.

Thursday August 21st, 7:30 p.m. Join us at Oceanside Meadows Inn for "'The Bach Boys" a program of music for flute and harpsichord featuring works by JS Bach's sons: Carl Phillip Emanuel, William Friedman and Johann Christian with Deirdre McArdle and Gerald Wheeler

September 2011 Events

Monday, September 8th, 7 p.m. Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 mins from the inn) presents The Separation of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor at the Old Town House Museum, 452 US Rte 1, Gouldsboro ME.

Saturday, September 13th, 7:30 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. 

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October 2011 Events

Monday, August 4th, 7 p.m. Gouldsboro Historical Society (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Stephen Sanfilippo on Nailed to the Mast an introduction to maritime songs of the Civil War at the Old Town House Museum, 452 US Rte 1, Gouldsboro ME.

Saturday, October 11th, 7:30 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge.

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Friday, October 17, 7 p.m. Schoodic Arts for All at Hammond Hall (about 5 mins from the inn) presents Classical and Celtic Music. Phoebe McDonnell and Celeste Mittelhauser bring together their love of music and performing for an evening of Celtic and classical music. Musical selections will include Irish and Scottish songs, opera arias, and classical and modern arrangements for harp. $15 for Adults, Children 12 and under free.

Tuesday, July 22nd, Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute (about 5 mintues from the inn) presents Alison Dibble  on rare and unusual bees of the world.  

Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn
Rt. 195 Prospect Harbor Road
Prospect Harbor, Maine, 4669, United States
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We welcome you to discover the serenity of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula and the hospitality of our bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine. The buildings of Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn stand on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove five minutes from the spectacular Acadia National Park at Schoodic a perfect place for your Maine vacation and a special romantic getaway. The peninsula offers views of four of Maine’s beautiful lighthouses and the most wonderful scenery Downeast Maine has to offer.