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After three years of “baby steps”, the Searsport Shores campground store (think water hoses, propane tanks and a lovely selection of RV tires) has been transformed into “The Store at the Shores”, a fantastical place full of Maine-made crafts. yummy yarn, foods, jewelry, hoodies, honey, toys, mermaids and sundries. So many people contributed to the project: long-time camper Jolene came up with the name, Steve painted the floor (and Astrig dusted it… Read More

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We’re wet. I know, April showers bring May flowers but enough is enough. Our critters are walking around flooded pastures, our driveway is slick with mud and potholes Wait, this doesn’t sound like a good promotional piece for visiting Maine does it? Let me start over… The gods have given us ample reason to sit in front of our planning notebooks, big white boards and computers these last couple of weeks. We… Read More

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It’s been a beautifully warm and dry spring.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve hosted many more guests than we usually see before Memorial Day Weekend. Some years I cringe at the thought of sharing our muddy roads and cold fog with people who have traveled so far to be with us; but this year, the flowers are huge, the grounds are ahead of schedule (thanks to the weather and the… Read More

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Now’s the time when the reservations start flooding our world…the sun is shining, the tents and RV’s are begging to be opened up and aired out.  In the Spring, most of my morning and evening work hours are spent in front of the computer, answering e-mails, returning phone calls and booking sites.   This is my 23rd summer of this responsibility and I take it as seriously now as I did before… Read More

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RV Shipments to Grow for Sixth Straight Year in 2015 The RV industry’s shipments will total 361,400 units in 2015, a 3.9% increase above the projected 2014 total of 348,000, RVIA President Richard Coon announced at “Outlook 2015: Good Things Ahead,” the kickoff event to the association’s 52nd National RV Trade Show. “This is a great time to be part of the RV industry,” Coon told attendees during his presentation. “We’ve recovered from… Read More

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Last Saturday Alice and I traveled to Orono (about 1 hour 15 minutes from Searsport Shores) to the Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market held at The Hudson Museum on the University of Maine Campus in Orono.  For one reason or another, neither of us had ever made it to the Market but wow…we were missing something grand!  First of all, the atmosphere is like joining a family picnic and we were treated like welcome guests. … Read More

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At the campground, we’re a mile from Searsport and about 5 from Belfast so we’re just as apt to go in one direction or the other.  When we head South to Belfast it never fails that we pinch ourselves as we drive over the Passy Bridge and hear a little voice that says “wow, I can’t believe that I live here.” If you’ve visited before, chances are you know Belfast when the… Read More

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IMHO the best part of having holidays here on the coast is that we’re not inundated with commercial pressures for celebrating…we still feel like part of the main stream when we make our cards and gifts at home.  Our Christmas parties revolve around music, local food and show and tell, with a fair amount of wine, beer or mead. The during the last couple of weeks, the wind has been whipping around… Read More

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Where exactly did October and November go? In my has been filled with washing & dyeing fleece, putting the gardens to rest, weaving a new blanket and trying to adjust to the rhythm of being alone in the park with Steve and the critters…you’d think that would be easy to transition into our winter rhythm  but in fact it feels like walking around in high heels after you just lost one of… Read More

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Many of you know that the Artist in Residence program is a cherished part of who Searsport Shores has become.  Every week we host a different artist (or two) with an agreement that they will work with guests for an hour or two each day doing almost anything they’d like.  When they’re not working with guests they are encouraged to pursue their own artistic muse while calling the art studio and the… Read More

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