Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #47, 3 August 2009

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Brunswick, Maine

The town of Brunswick is located in Cumberland County in southwestern Maine. It was first settled in 1628, and became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. The area saw much conflict, and Brunswick was built and rebuilt several times before it was incorporated as a town in 1738. It became a prosperous seaport. Here is a map of Brunswick.

Brunswick is the home of Bowdoin College, which was chartered in 1794. Bowdoin is a coed undergraduate liberal arts institution in which students can choose from over 40 majors. The campus consists of more than 120 buildings, and covers approximately 215 acres.

Maine Street Station is a project to enhance an area of downtown Brunswick to provide a transportation hub, shops, restaurants, theater, and town green. Androscoggin River, Brunswick Maine

The Brunswick Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2009 on the sidewalks of Maine Street. In addition to the paintings, sculptures, and photographs, the festival will feature live music, children's activities, and street performances. The purpose of the festival is to promote an appreciation of the arts that truly makes Brunswick a cultural destination.

The July, 2000 issue of Money Magazine named Brunswick one of the top five places in the country in which to retire.

Gulf of Maine is a specialty bookstore located at 134 Maine Street. The specialty is environmental books, and their friendly staff will help you find just what you are looking for.

The Pejepscot Museum is a history museum that includes the historic Scofield-Whittier house. The museum is located at 159 Park Row, and is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Thomas Point Beach is located off Route 24 and features a clean sandy beach, a large playground area for the kids, picnic groves, volleyball and softball areas, camping, and plenty of room for family picnics or company outings. The beach is open from mid-May thru September, and hours are 9am until sunset daily. Visit the Loose Caboose which serves hot dogs, hamburgers, BLT's, nachos, ice-cream, and beverages. The Arcade is located in the Main Lodge and features pinball machines and other arcade games.

On August 15th, Thomas Point Beach is the place to be for the 31st Annual Maine Highland Games. September 4th-6th are the dates of the Labor Day Weekend Reunion, a celebration of 30 years of bluegrass camping at beautiful Thomas Point Beach.

The place to go in Brunswick for fine dining is Clementine Restaurant at 44 Maine Street. The menu features Grilled Rack of Lamb, Roasted Halibut Steak, Salmon in Bric Pastry, and Ratatouille Ravioli, just to name a few. Be sure to save room for dessert. How can you pass up a piece of Warm Chocolate Cake or a Lemon Tarte?

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