Preserving the Built History of Saco and Biddeford

A series of lectures and workshops for residents, owners, and appreciators of historic properties
Lectures and Workshop Schedule

 

Annual Meeting / Pot Luck Supper

Friday, October 20th, at the Fire Barn

Social (BYOB) 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm, Meeting 7:00 pm
The Functions Committee will be cooking turkeys and we welcome your addition :
Hors d’oeuvre, Salad, Vegetable, or Dessert
PLEASE R.S.V.P. to Eve by 10/13/17 @ 282-0417 or email Eve with
what you will be bringing so we are sure to have a variety, and plenty of it!

 

Art Exhibition and Sale

“Artists by the Sea” July 28th thru July 30th

Another fun filled weekend has come to an end for “Artists by the Sea”.  There is now alot of new homes for the fine art sold by the local artist this year, I hope your house is one of them….

 

Beach Party

Light The Night for Education – Saturday, July 29th

Great turnout, great music and awesome weather all contributed to a very nice night.  The best part is all the proceeds and donations generated go directly to the Joan Beaudry Memorial Education Fund.  Once again THANK YOU to all that helped make this a pleasant evening on the beach at Biddeford Pool.

 

A Maine Adventure

Eagle Lake locomotives abandoned in 1933

Eagle Lake is part of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.  These two locomotives were abandoned in 1933 along with many rail cars, of which, all that is left are the wheels still sitting on the rails.  The Allagash lies west of Baxter State Park and is roughly a 600 mile round trip from Biddeford Pool.  If you undertake this trip remember to take the second right at mile marker 15.  Once on this road you have an additional 6 mile drive and then a 45 min walk into the trains.  At the end of the trail your first view of these locomotives is through evergreen trees and it is a site you will not soon forget.

 

The Seaside Fair Returned 

Saturday, July 15th,  10am – 3pm

After a 3 year hiatus the Sea Side Fair returned with a vengeance.  The weather certainly helped, as it was overcast keeping people off the beaches and participating in the great American tradition of shopping.  Traffic was heavy from morning to late afternoon.  Eve McPheeters called this years Fair a “HUGH SUCCESS” for BPCC, that means a great big THANK YOU needs to go out to all the volunteers that made this happen.  From set-up to take-down and everything in between this is a big undertaking and requires alot of people to make it the success it apparently was. So if you were involved please give yourself a big pat on the back, rest up, and get ready to do it all over again next year.  Remember it is all for a Good Cause.

 

2017 Fourth of July Parade

2017 Honored Veteran

David W. Noon is the 2017 Biddeford Pool Fourth of July Honored Veteran.  Mr. Noon served in the U.S Army as a Radar Operator and Repairman from 1956 to 1959.  He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, and Ansbach, Germany and Georgia, U.S.A.  Thank you for your service!

 

 

2017 Fourth of July Parade Participants

 

Bridge Night

Community members meet every Tuesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm YEAR ROUND.  All levels are welcome.  Come and join the fun!!

June 6th, 2017

19 players which was just one shy of a full house…..

 

Remembrances

William “Bill” Day who passed away February 12, 2017, was a long time member of the Biddeford Pool community.  In his memory, his daughter Heather Day, has loaned a painting of her fathers boat the “Bessie D” to the Biddeford Pool Community Center.  The 1993 painting by Peter Lindsay, shows the boat passing the Wood Island Light running in full “tuna gear”.  It is Heather’s intention that the painting be on display “for all to enjoy a bit of real, hardworking, from the ground-up, history”.

 

Sunrise in Maine

Ocean Ave Biddeford Pool, August 1954

 

Fourtunes Rocks Beach, December 2016

 

Cadillac Mountain, December 2014

 

Overlooking marsh near Granite Point, January 2017