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Superstorm Sandy Spares Kennebunkport

October 30th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

Watching the news today, all of us at the Maine Stay Innhave realized just how lucky we are to have been spared by the wrath of Superstorm Sandy.  Along with all of coastal New England, we braced ourselves for a strong battering, expected to bring unprecedented winds and rain to the area, but as the storm’s path grew more certain, warnings eased in the Kennebunkport area,

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You can bet the Kennebunkport coastline wasn’t looking quite this peaceful during Monday’s encounter with Superstorm Sandy!

and no mandatory evacuations were imposed, even in low-lying areas like Kennebunk Beach.  Forecasters predicted the winds to be worse than those experienced just over a year ago during Hurricane Irene, and they were right!  Last year, we took a walk along the beach to experience the sights of surf ferociously pounding the coastline, but this time, winds were so strong we hunkered down safely tucked inside our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  But if you want to see a hint of the surf we experienced before the height of the storm, you can check out the footage from local TV station, WMTW here.

But while the storm mostly downed tree limbs and ripped the remaining foliage from the branches, we escaped unscathed – with one small exception.  The top of one of our outdoor lamp posts blew off!  A thoughtful guest retrieved it for us, but, alas, it’s destined for the recycling.  The kiddos are really in luck – all these fallen leaves won’t be cleaned up before Trick Or Treating time tomorrow night, so it will really add to the spooky ambience of Halloween!  All kidding aside, though, Kennebunkport is so fortunate to have been spared from the destruction and severe flooding that other coastal areas in the Northeast are experiencing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who weren’t so lucky and are now facing the daunting task of cleaning up after the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Spooky Celebrations – Halloween in Kennebunkport Maine

October 27th, 2011 by avadmin

Now that the leaves are starting to fall in Kennebunkport Maine, it finally feels like Halloween!  There’s a chill in the air and the leaves crinkle under your feet as you walk through this scenic New England village.  There’s a scarecrow outside our Kennebunkport

Happy Halloween from Kennebunkport Maine!

Bed and Breakfast and pumpkins everywhere you look.  But if you’re looking for more to get you in the spirit of Halloween, there are tons of amazing events and activities to suit anyone’s tastes!
No Halloween is complete without a haunted house, so this year check out the Haunted Barn at Snug Harbor Farm in Lower Village Kennebunk (4-7:30 p.m.).  Just about a mile from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be in for some good, old fashioned fear – and fun!   Still not spooked enough?  Drop in for a screening of the first ever horror film hosted by River Tree Arts.  Nosferatu is a silent film widely considered the first horror movie.  Plus you’ll be “treated” to the musical stylings of the Symphony of Horrors Ensemble.  Showing begins at 7 – $5 for admission, but free popcorn!  And what Halloween would be complete without a viewing of the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show?  Don on a costume during your visit to the Biddeford City Theater and the ticket price drops from $10 to just $5!  With showings at 8 and midnight, you can’t go wrong!
On Saturday, take part in the 8th Annual All Souls’ Walk through Hope Cemetery in downtown Kennebunk.  Enjoy this narrated tour on what is sure to be a gorgeous fall day between 1 an 4 p.m.  If you’re looking for more family friendly activities, try the Halloween Spooktacular, featuring face painting, mummy wrapping, and arts and crafts.  And if you are a Halloween enthusiast, don’t leave your costume behind, because Bentley’s Saloon is hosting a costume party with $600 in prizes and giveaways.  Great live music certainly doesn’t hurt and will help keep you going until the party ends at 12:30!
Haunted hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking – oh, my!  There’s lots to look forward this Halloween in Kennebunkport Maine!