June 12, 2015
Memorial Day weekend — traditionally, the opening date for many seasonal businesses in anticipation of the start of the summer tourist season. (Also traditionally, the last date when we might expect a killing frost in our gardens!) For Harborfields, we kicked off the opening of the season with the terrific wedding of Natalie and Steve — what a wonderful weekend they had to celebrate their marriage!
We also celebrated the completion of our third major waste-water infrastructure project, hopefully our last such project for a long time to come! We also have replaced a lot of old waste water piping for the north-side cottages (in dire condition), and are just now finishing up shoring up the Shore cottage, replacing one of the main sills and putting the cottage on new foundations.
The summer season is about to get into full swing. For the period from July 4 to Labor Day, we are already 90% booked. Here’s what is still available as of this writing:
Right after Labor Day is when things get really exciting around here! This year Harborfields is a major sponsor and host to several events that are part of the Boothbay Region Harbor Fest celebration.
As part of the “Stroke of Art” feature, we will be housing a group of artists from around the country, with a welcome reception on Monday, September 7th from 5 to 7 pm. Then on Friday, September 11, we will host an Art Show and Reception with a tasting of local Eats and Ales provided by the Boothbay Craft Brewery, 3 to 6 pm. Finally, on Sunday, September 13, Harborfields will be the site of a Gala jazz brunch and the Harbor Fest grand finale!
In between all these events, Amanda and Alex will be holding their wedding here on Saturday, September 12! (They are sharing the cost of the tent and furniture rentals with Harbor Fest — smart, eh?!)
Thinking about a fall get-away but want to avoid all that excitement, because you are looking for some peace and quiet? Well, it’s looking to be pretty quiet from September 14th on! September is also one of the best times of year to enjoy the coast of Maine, too. The air is clear and crisp, not too warm but not too cold, either. And it is not too early to make your plans for an autumn get-away — we expect to be open until October 18 this year.
For our part, we continue to commute back and forth between Keene and Boothbay Harbor. Tim has closed out the academic year at Keene State, but Bennett doesn't finish his junior year of high school for another week. In the meantime, he finished 5th in the 300 meter hurdles race at the New Hampshire Track and Field "Meet of Champions" last week, qualifying to represent the state of NH at the 70th annaul New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships being held tomorrow in Saco, Maine. As you can probably guess, we are very proud of our boy! He has started to look at colleges, which is fun and exciting, but also very daunting!
As always, we look forward to seeing you at Harborfields soon! We truly appreciate your support, and welcome your feedback and reviews on sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor. If you are on Facebook and haven't yet liked our page there, be sure to do so in order to be regaled with photos and stories of life here at Harborfields every few days; we love your comments, too!
Tim, Wendy, and Bennett.
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West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575