Category Archives: Current Affairs

Hurricane Irene Does Little Damage in Maine

Thankfully, by the time Hurricane Irene reached the cold waters of Maine, it had dissipated to a tropical storm, not much worse than the usual Nor’easter we get mostly in the winter.  Damage was limited to scattered power outages, some downed trees with lots of leaves littering the ground.  However, we look forward to a sunny week and […]

Kennebunkport Festival :: Luxury Maine B&B

The Kennebunkport Festival began six years ago as a modest event called “Arts in the Inns”.  It was held the first weekend in June and featured local artists personally showing their work in the various area bed and breakfast inns.  The last several years the event grew into the Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival with an additional […]

When Will The Foliage Peak in Kennebunkport?

            This is a photo of the Kennebunk River at peak foliage time which is now through the middle of October.  Also, we've included a photo of The Captain Lord Mansion Carriage House surrounded by color and the River Green framed with color!  We thought that if you are unable […]

Are You Interested in Coming to Kennebunkport by Boat?

Focus on: Kennebunkport Harbor By Ken Textoron July 26th, 2010 – updated on September 9th, 2010   Ken Textor has written an excellent article in about Kennebunkport's harbor and its many attractions.  We became aware of it through the local Chamber of Commerce and felt we should share it with our readers.  Even though our […]

Kennebunkport Residents Recently Honor Preisdent Bush

From comes this definition of “An Anchor to Windward”; “During a storm, if a ship is being blown toward a hazard, the crew can drop the anchors on the windward side of the ship (the side facing the wind) in order to stop the ship from running aground or wrecking. Such an “anchor to […]

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens :: Weekend Getaway in Maine

Although we have been very busy maintaining the gardens at the Captain Lord Mansion and the Captain’s Garden House, we took time last weekend to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens with our daughter and grandson.  We traveled early in the day and missed most of the traffic going north.  The weather was sunny and warm, with […]

Children Garden Sculpture :: Historic Kennebunkport Inn

Thank all of you who submitted suggestions of names for the children depicted in our new garden sculpture.  We had 99 entries with many folks offering unusual and different names, as well as interesting reasons for each suggestion.  Names people suggested included names of their children, their grandchildren, names of Captain Lord’s family members and other thoughtful ideas such as […]

Wow! A Fodor’s Choice Award to a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn!

We are thrilled to announce that The Captain Lord Mansion has been named a Fodor's Choice establishment for 2010.  This is the second consecutive year we have been the recepient of this prestigeous award.  Fodor's is a leading publisher of guidebooks for American travelers.  Travelers love to share their favorite discoveries, and so does the Fodor's […]

What is Playing at The Arundel Barn Playhouse This Summer ?

The Arundel Barn Playhouse offers live, professional, musical theater productions, each running  from June to Labor Day.  The Playhouse enjoys an enthusiastic and loyal audience of Maine year-round and summer residents.  Tourists visiting the southeastern Maine area find an evening of old time summer theater in a barn irresistible.  Adrienne Grant, Producing Artistic Director, describes the experience […]

Artist Abbott Graves :: Kennebunkport Historical Society

Abbott Graves was an American artist who lived and painted in Kennebunkport during the early 20th Century.  The Kennebunkport Historical Society just opened an exhibit of his paintings.  The show runs from early June through Aug 30th, 2010.  Graves was a prolific painter of buildings; he loved New England’s old homes.  However, he also loved […]