Quirkiest Cities and the American Folk Festival

Travel+Leisure magazine readers named Portland, Maine as one of, “America’s Quirkiest Cities.” Criteria included: thrift shops, craft beers and, of course, quirky locals.

The Huffington Post named the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine in the list of, “America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals.” Each year, the 3-day festival draws over 90,000 people to the Bangor Waterfront. In addition, there are musical acts from various regions of the world.

Best Places to Live in Maine

Portland, MaineRecently, Down East Magazine compiled a list of the “Best Places to Live in Maine.”

Though not comprehensive, still a very good introduction to the many incredible areas in Maine to live (or, visit)!

The list included:

  • Camden;
  • Hallowell;
  • The Kennebunks;
  • Norway;
  • Bangor;
  • Portland;
  • South Bristol; and
  • Yarmouth

Hampden Business Person of the Year

On May 20th, Danny and Carla Lafayette received the 2014 Harold O. Bouchard Hampden Business Person of the Year Award from the Hampden Business Association!

Hampden Business Association


Safest Places in Maine list done by Safe Essentials …

Top ten include:
1) Eliot
2) Cumberland
3) South Berwick
4) Cape Elizabeth
5) Yarmouth
6) Buxton
7) Hampden
8) Falmouth
9) Gorham
10) Kennebunk

To see the full list, visit the site for the “Top 25 Safest Places in Maine”