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Cross Over the Bridge

  Where Route 1 winds close to the Androscoggin River in Brunswick, there is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over to the Topsham side of the river – the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge.  It’s free, it’s open to all and it’s … Continue reading

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It’s High Time

It’s High Time Kennebunkport on Dwellable Now that the hectic Holiday season is over, it’s time for a jaunt to check out another interesting site in Maine.  Over the years, I have had occasion to travel on Route 9 to … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Monastery

Every Christmas I like to find some new event or place to visit to keep Christmas special and a little bit new.   This year on a cold, blustery Sunday we visited St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunkport.  The estate of … Continue reading

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Stonehenge in America?

Before there were paper calendars and before there were computers, people kept track of the months and seasons by astrological means.  The ancient peoples noted that the sun and moon were always in predictable locations at the same time every … Continue reading

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The Three G’s of Paris Hill

For quite some time I have wanted to visit Paris Hill, an historic village that is part of So. Paris, Maine.  In 1973 it was named to the National  Register of Historic Places.  So earlier this summer we made the … Continue reading

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There’s More to Poland Spring than Water

The air on top of Ricker Hill, where the Poland Spring Resort is located, is as fresh as the water from the spring under the hill.  We drove up there on a beautiful blue sky day to tour the Poland … Continue reading

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It’s 10:00 PM; Do You Know Where Your Cows Are?

It’s 10:00 PM; do you know where your cows are? This might seem like a silly question, but in colonial America,  stray animals were a serious problem.  Individual farms were close together, dictated by the need for security. Fences were rare because … Continue reading

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