Vitaly – World Class Illusionist at the Camden Opera House

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30PM

Master illusionist Vitaly has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he has fooled on their hit TV show, “Fool Us”. From bringing pictures and drawings to life to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leaves even the most jaded audience awestruck at his jaw-dropping feats.

Reputed as “one of the most captivating and enjoyable illusionists performing in the world today” (Chilliwack Progress), Vitaly breathes innovation and artistry into the field of magic. He invented and designed every single illusion in his stage show, An Evening Wonders, treating spectators to a theatrical entertainment not seen anywhere else in the world. Not only do they witness the elegant rendering of the impossible, they are also charmed by Vitaly’s engaging personality and genuine desire to partake in his amazing acts.

Now based in Vancouver, Vitaly has garnered rave reviews and has appeared on CBC, the Vancouver Sun and The Province, which has crowned him “the master of his own magical domain.” He continues to amaze people all over the world.

Vitaly was 14 when he discovered his passion for magic. Soon he was developing his own material, entertaining his friends and family. Years later, he would abandon a career in engineering to focus on rebuilding people’s childlike sense of wonder and bridging the gap between dreams and reality.  General admission tickets: $18 advance, $22 door:

Complimentary Pairings at Cellardoor Winery

Visit Cellardoor Winery on several upcoming Sunday’s and enjoy complimentary food and wine pairings!   Their 200-year-old barn in Lincolnville will feature their award wining wine along with food bites from local purveyors.  While you’re there, browse their gift shop and enjoy the breathtaking views of their vineyard!

2017 Complimentary Pairings Schedule:

September 17 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm  * Complimentary Pairings: Eat more Cheese
September 24 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Maine Water Buffalo Co
October 1 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm  * Complimentary Pairings: Black Dinah Chocolatiers
October 8 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Ducktrap River Farm
October 15 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Maine Street Meats
October 22 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Morses Sauerkraut & European Deli

Reservations are not required for tastings, but they are recommended for groups of 6 or more guests. Call (207) 763-4478 to request a reservation.

Thanksgiving Dinner Getaway Package

Leave the cooking to us and spend your Thanksgiving holiday at the Hartstone Inn!  Our Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes two night’s lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course gourmet Thanksgiving dinner for two.   Enjoy cocktail hour before dinner, complete with delicious hors d’ oeuvres.

We have two seating times for our holiday dinner – 2:00 pm or 5:30 pm. 

The menu is as follows:

Prosciutto wrapped Sea Scallops with a Sweet Potato Puree and a Cranberry Butter Sauce

Butternut Squash Soup with a Nutmeg Cream

Citrus Sorbet

Sage Rubbed Turkey with Apple, Sausage and Parsnip Stuffing, Shallot Smashed Potatoes with Gravy

Pumpkin Soufflé with a Spiced Crème Anglaise

View package pricing here.  Place your reservation today as this holiday celebration fills up fast!


Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Maine Lighthouse Day returns Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 with 25 lighthouses open to the public at no charge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (special hours at some facilities). Sponsored by the Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, the event draws between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors annually.

Participating lighthouses in Knox and Waldo counties include:

Curtis Island, Camden

Visitors must find their own transportation to this offshore facility. Kayak tours may be available from Camden harbor.

Fort Point, Stockton Springs

An active Coast Guard aid to navigation, the lighthouse contains a fourth-order Fresnel lens.

Grindle Point, Islesboro

Transportation is available by Maine State Ferry to Islesboro. The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard aid to navigation.

Isle Au Haut, Isle Au Haut

Transportation is available from Isle au Haut Boat Services in Stonington, which is offering a special cruise that will go ashore for a guided tour of the lighthouse.

Marshall Point, Port Clyde

The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. It also has a museum and gift shop.

Monhegan Island, Monhegan

Speical hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation is available via Monhegan Boat Lines (Port Clyde), Hardy Boat Cruises (New Harbor) and Balmy Days Cruises (Boothbay Harbor). Keeper’s house contains a museum; also, special art exhibit in assistant keeper’s house.

Owls Head, Owls Head

The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard aid to navigation and contains a fourth-order Fresnel lens. Book signing by children’s author Angeli Perrow from 1 to 4 p.m.

Rockland Breakwater, Rockland

The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. There is almost a mile walk along the breakwater to the lighthouse.

Camden Rock Climbing Package – NEW!

Experience rock climbing right here in Camden!  Are you a first time climber? Or an experienced climber looking for a new adventure? Our Rock Climbing Adventure Getaway Package offers 4 hours of climbing for two people right here in beautiful, Camden, Maine.   We’ve partnered with trained, local guides who are experienced, passionate climbers.  They cater every trip to the client’s goals to create life long memories! 

In addition to climbing, our getaway package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and dinner for two, featuring the Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu.  View package pricing here. (Available spring through fall.)


Barbara Ernst Prey in Port Clyde: “40 Years Painting Maine”

An American painter with international reputation, Barbara Ernst Prey has been maintaining a studio and painting in Maine for over 40 years. The northeastern state has a long tradition in the history of American landscape painting, thinking of artists such as Hopper, Church, Homer, Wyeth—but few, if any, are women.

Over the many years of painting in Maine, Prey built a close and longstanding relationship with the local fishing community, which is fundamental to her subject matter.

Prey mostly works on site ‘en plein air’ and was always drawn to the unique landscape of Maine, examining and implementing her surroundings through the visual language of landscape painting. The exhibition is a synthesis of Barbara Prey’s dialogue with her immediate environs in the Port Clyde, ME area and her observations on the same location’s evolution over the course of 40 years.  40 Years Paining Maine further explores the strong watercolor tradition in Maine and with a woman painter, revising the male dominated art-historical tradition.

Barbara Ernst Prey’s work work resides in the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the White House permanent collection, the private collections of Orlando Bloom and Tom Hanks, and in over one hundred American embassies and consulates worldwide. In 2015, MASS MoCA commissioned Barbara Prey to create the world’s largest known watercolor painting (8 by 15 feet) for its new Building 6, opening Spring 2017. Her creative repertoire extends across media to oil painting and illustration, the latter of which she contributed to the New Yorker for a decade.

Camden Classic Cup – July 27-29, 2017

The Camden Classics Cup is one of the world’s most beautiful regattas – sailed where the mountains meet the sea off the lovely harbortown of Camden, Maine.   The Camden Classics Cup gives sailors the time of their lives with terrific on-the-water racing, and stellar onshore partying. 

Presented by Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine in conjunction with the Camden Yacht Club and with support from the CYOA, the Camden Classics Cup is a celebration of both classic yacht racing and boatbuilding. Featuring 2-days of racing for sailboats and a panoramic backdrop for powerboats. Participants will have access to Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine’s facilities, and a weekend of events in the lovely town of Camden are also planned! 



4 -6:00pm // Registration at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine – Brokerage Office


8am // Coffee and breakfast sandwiches $8 – The Rhumb Line – Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine

9:00am //  Skippers’ Meeting – Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer

12pm // First Warning

5-7pm // Dock Party –  Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine  


8:00am // Coffee & breakfast sandwiches $8  – The Rhumb Line – Lyman- Morse at Wayfarer Marine

10:00am // Maine Maritime Museum Parade of Sail, Camden Harbor – The Fleet will parade around Camden’s Inner Harbor. Scott Layton is in charge of line up! Make sure you send in your Parade of Sail form to Marnie. Bring gear to dress ship! We will proceed to the start line from the parade. Click here to download form

12:00pm // First Warning

6:30-10pm //Camden Yacht Club is the venue! We’re talking pig roast, raw bars, mini Lobster and crab rolls, too! Yummy!!

Jason Spooner Band to perform!   Open Bar! To buy tickets – call 207-236-4378 $60pp 

8:15pm // Awards Presentation

8:45pm // Fireworks! Yes we will be firing off the Big Shells over Curtis Island

10:00pm // Last Dance!

Fly Over Midcoast Maine in a WWII Fighter Plane!

In just three weeks, two of country’s most legendary WWII fighter planes will travel to Maine for the Owls Head Transportation Museums “2017 Wings & Wheels Spectacular”This year, a few lucky thrill-seekers will be able to take the ride of a lifetime! 

Rides are available Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th on the B-25 Mitchell and the B-17 Flying Fortress. This is the ultimate gift for the veteran, aviation enthusiast, or history-buff in your life. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and will not last long, so order yours today!

B-25 Mitchell
“Axis Nightmare”
Visiting from the Tri-State Warbird Museum, the B-25 Mitchell is a twin-engined aircraft that is most famous as the bomber used in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII. The B-25 has a combat range of 1,350 miles and top speed of 275 mph.
To purchase tickets, contact Val at 207.594.4418
Rides Available: 12  *  Cost: $450/pp
Rides sold through Owls Head Transportation Museum.

B-17G Flying Fortress
“Sentimental Journey”

First used for combat by the British Royal Air Force in 1941, this heavy bomber bristled with heavy armament and was legendary for returning home after brutal assaults. B-17Gs served in almost every theater of WWII and dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs. Part of the Commemorative Air Force Squadron, this is one of less than ten B-17Gs still flying in the world today.

Rides Available: 24  *  Cost: $425-$850/pp
Click here to purchase tickets online!
Rides sold through the Arizona Commemorative Air Force.

Maine Open Farm Day – Sunday, July 23

Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state.

Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry has given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments.

A list of participating midcoast farms:

Appleton Creamery

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 780 Gurneytown Road, Appleton.

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale goat dairy, handcrafting award-winning fresh and aged goat cheeses daily. Meet the goats, sample some cheese, and view the cheese room. Learn about these entertaining and useful animals. The farm stand will be open with farm products for sale and the pizza oven will be going!

Brae Maple Farm

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 233 North Union Road, Union

Walk through the MOFGA-certified market gardens and visit the donkeys. Wander through the Master Gardener Volunteer demonstration raised-bed vegetable gardens, lasagna garden, dyeing and drying garden, medicine wheel and heritage gardens. Demonstrations include woodturning, spinning, and building twig fences. Informational beekeeping display by the Knox-Lincoln Beekeeper Association. Special children’s activities include searching for hidden fairy houses and cutout photo boards. Herbal refreshments and recipes.

ME Water Buffalo Co.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 232 Old County Road, Appleton

Maine’s only water buffalo farm invites you to meet the herd of buffalo and learn about what they do. Pasture hayrides throughout the day to get up close to the water buffalo. Buffalo calves to cuddle, Nigerian dwarf goat babies to pet and chickens to feed! Water buffalo dairy products to sample. Farm products available for purchase at the farm store.

Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 174 Barrett Hill Road, Union

Talks and tours of the vineyard and blueberry fields. Belted Galloways on display.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 410 N Union Road, Union
Organic Medicinal Herb, Vegetable and Goat Farm We will be offering farm tours throughout the day of our gardens and fields. We will discuss the use of the medicinal plants and vegetables that we grow for our products. We’ll discuss some of the ways we manage the farm, like the use of our cashmere goats for land management and fiber.

Seacolors Yarnery at Meadowcroft Farm

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 45 Hopkins Road, Washington

Tour of yarnery and hands-on show and tell of superfine genetics. Border collie demonstrations. Big sale on old stock and odd-lot blankets.

Beau Chemin Preservation Farm

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1749 Finntown Road, Waldoboro

MOFGA-certified organic you-pick raspberries are for sale, and possibly other small fruit. Heirloom and endangered breeds of livestock include soay, Leicester longwool and California Variegated Mutant sheep, part-Icelandic goats, a Suffolk Punch draft horse, and five breeds of ducks. Antique spinning wheels and other fiber-processing tools are on display and products for sale.

East Forty Farm and Dairy

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2361 Friendship Road, Waldoboro.

Learn how milk is transformed into cheese and sample a variety of styles of cow’s milk cheese. Meet the cow, horses, and chickens. Watch a demonstration of a sawmill.

Maine Alpaca Experience – Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 141 Crosby Brook Road, Unity

Learn about the joy of raising alpacas. Take a selfie with your favorite alpaca and enjoy shopping in the farm store filled with incredibly soft alpaca clothing, yarn and toys. Hike the Hill to Sea trail located on the property.

Royer Valley Farm

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 124 Valley Road, Brooks

A diversified livestock farm growing meat rabbit, poultry and hogs. Livestock is the foundation of the farm business, all grown with a high level of sustainability and natural farming practices. They plan to establish gardens, a farm store, honeybees, maple syrup, commercial kitchen, and petting zoo.

Coconut Mango Mojito Recipe

This delicious mojito, along with several other drinks can be enjoyed for just $5 during our Cocktail Hour!  It’s offered every night from 5-6:30pm and each cocktail comes with a complimentary hors d’ oeuvre. Enjoy them at home with this easy recipe.

Coconut Mango Mojito

6-8 fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup 
1 ounce of coconut rum
1 1/2 ounces of club soda
1-2 ounces of mango puree
the juice of one lime

To make the mango puree, combine 1 peeled + chopped, ripe mango in a food processor (or high speed blender) with the juice of 1 lime, and process until smooth (or at least almost smooth).

In the bottom of a glass, add 1 ounce of simple syrup and the mint leaves.  Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt, like a screwdriver!  Add ice to the glass, and pour rum, syrup, mango puree, lime juice and club soda over top.  Mix and serve with a with an additional sprig of mint. ( Recipe makes one mojito.)