August 27, 2019

Turning a Page in Camden – Local Book Shops

For many travelers, a vacation simply wouldn’t be a vacation without catching up on their reading. During our normal day to day lives, it can be hard to find time to sit back and lose oneself in a good book. Luckily for bookworm travelers, Camden has you covered. With a year-round population of 4,850 people, […]

Cellardoor Winery

July 29, 2019

Camden Area Wineries & Breweries

The phrase “wine country” may not prompt you to think of the rocky coast of Maine. However, a growing number of winemakers have realized that the state’s moderate ocean climate makes for happy grapes. Therefore, like the rest of Maine’s culinary scene, the last twenty years have seen an explosion in wine production. After all, […]

white and purple flowers

April 13, 2019

Gardens & Nature Centers

April showers bring May flowers. It's a saying we've all heard and that's because it's true. Up here in Maine, April is called "Mud Season" for a reason. The snow melts, rains come, and it gets muddy. But that's okay because in May a whole new world emerges, full of every color, shape, and size […]

view of body of water from hillside

April 5, 2019

Maine State Parks

There's no denying the natural beauty of Maine. It's spectacular regardless of Season. But during Spring and Summer, it begs you to be outside. Whether it's hiking, kayaking, biking, swimming or enjoying a picnic while reading or soaking in the sun there's no better place to be than at a Maine State Park. As we approach warmer […]

Farnsworth Art Museum front

March 21, 2019

Museums – Something for Everone

Most people don't use world-class museums and Camden in the same sentence but they should. We are fortunate to have some amazing museums and not just for art lovers. These are great activities for a rainy day or for anyone who is inspired by art, the history of transportation, and lighthouses. Here are my four […]

Easter candy in baskets

March 16, 2019

Sweet Treats

I definitely have the "sweet tooth" gene, which I inherited from my mother. After almost every dinner, I can still hear her saying "I need something just a little sweet." And yes, Snicker's do satisfy but there are times when I (and I assume you) want something really good, unique, decadent, hand-made, and a truly […]

Camden Opera House

March 1, 2019

Concerts — Comedians — Clowns — Conferences

What do Kathy Mattea, Derek Gripper, Ranky Tanky, Palaver Strings, Bee Parks and the Hornets, Cold War, Tim Sample, The Hal McIntyre Orchestra, Mile Twelve and Low Lily, On The Basis of Sex, Odeon Chamber Orchestra, and Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment have in common? They are all entertainers, movies, or operas appearing at one of […]

pie

January 29, 2019

Lemon Chess Pie – Pies on Parade 2019

This past Saturday Elms of Camden participated in the 15th Annual Pies on Parade event to benefit the Area Interfaith Outreach organization. It was a lot of fun, a lot of hard work, and a lot of money was raised for a good cause. Being the fool I am, I volunteered to make and distribute samples of […]

breakfast topped with bananas and raspberries

November 27, 2018

Grape Nut Pudding

I don't know why it's taken me so long to do a food blog. I guess because I'm not a chef and my previous career was all about wireless telecommunications and nothing about food. But after cooking thousands of breakfasts a year for guests I know when a plate comes back clean time after time, […]

October 19, 2018

It’s Only Soap, Right?

Two years ago if you had asked me does packaging or cost of soap, body wash, shampoo, or conditioner matter I would have said probably not. But ask me now, after owning a bed and breakfast in Camden, and my answer is a definite yes! Most people know I am highly sensitive to most fragrances and […]