If you are spending time in Portland, Maine, this summer, you'll need to find time to get to the beach. While southern Maine has dozens of beautiful beaches, we have narrowed down it down to our five favorites.
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I am pleased to inform you that REAL TRENDS just announced their 2O16 nationwide business rankings for the top 500 residential real estate brokerage companies in the USA. The Maine Real Estate Network was ranked # 165 out of the top 500 companies in the USA for number of transaction sides closed in 2016.
This all came about with the latest press release from Maine Listings, our statewide MLS. The latest stats they released showed a 12% decrease in units sold statewide this February from last February. We were simply floored when the explanation given in the press release quoted an official source stating that the decline was due to 10 straight days of record breaking snow and a leap year last year. Wow!
Located on Main Street, Norway, Stephens Memorial Hospital is a great asset to our community. Attached to the hospital is Ripley Medical Building that houses many physician offices. Having great medical services in the hub of this community is a wonderful benefit to the Oxford Hills Region.
In addition to children's and adult programs, the library also offers space for community services, public computers, and tax assistance.
One of the great advantages to living in Maine is that it truly is a four season state. When winter arrives, there is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and my favorite - sledding! There's nothing quite like channeling your inner child and sledding down a steep hill.
Andy Young, local columnist and author of Young Ideas: Twelve Extraordinarily Thought-Provoking Essays (and 58 Others) by an Exceptionally Ordinary Human Being, spoke at Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
This year, they've utilized the entire outdoor basketball court for the ice rink. For beginners, this allows you to grasp the chain linked fence to keep your balance.
My all time favorite is Higgins Beach. I grew up there and worked at the Higgins Beach Inn as a teenager. At Higgins you can visit the rocks and catch snails and crabs and see the occasional starfish. Walk to the other end of the beach and you have the river and the wreck of the Howard W. Middleton. The wreck occurred in 1897 when the coal ship ran ashore in heavy fog.
Carter's Cross Country Ski Center offers more than trails. They have a full retail shop with skis, boots and bindings available for skiers of every size and experience level. Rental options are also available for day use. The lodge at Carter's Cross Country Ski Center is available for room rentals, and there are three remote cabins in the woods that allow for skiers to pack in their gear and enjoy a back-country accommodation.
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