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Sun Monthly News and information from and about the coastal Maine towns of Biddeford, S**o and Old Orchard Beach. Mailed monthly magazine from and about the Maine towns of Biddeford, S**o and Old Orchard Beach.

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04/22/2015
Updated OOB library set to reopen

Updated OOB library set to reopen

The Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach will reopen in its newly renovated and expanded building on Staples Street on Tuesday, April 28, after spending a year in temporary quarters.

04/13/2015
Biddeford's Somesville Bridge is closing until May 2016

Biddeford's Somesville Bridge is closing until May 2016

The Somesville Bridge in Biddeford on Pine Street will be closed for 13 months, beginning April 20, for bridge replacement. In addition, Maine Water will be installing a new water line on Elm St./ Route 1 from Main to South Street. Northbound traffic will not be affected, but those traveling southbo…

Biddeford Restaurant Week, March 23-29
03/19/2015
Biddeford Restaurant Week, March 23-29

Biddeford Restaurant Week, March 23-29

As part of Biddeford Restaurant Week, scheduled for March 23-29, downtown restaurants in Biddeford will offer “Deals of the Day.” Participants will also have a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to a...

03/10/2015
OOB named one of America's 'coolest small towns'

OOB named one of America's 'coolest small towns'

The town of Old Orchard Beach has been named the 10th "coolest small town" in America as part of Budget Travel's 2015 America's Coolest Small Town Contest. America's No. 1 coolest small town is Grand Marais, MN.

Don Campbell Band presents 'An evening of Dan Fogelberg'
03/05/2015
Don Campbell Band presents 'An evening of Dan Fogelberg'

Don Campbell Band presents 'An evening of Dan Fogelberg'

BIDDEFORD - The Don Campbell Band will play “An evening of Dan Fogelberg Music” at Biddeford’s City Theater on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $15. They are available online at www.citytheater.org, at the City Theater box office, and at the door.

03/05/2015
City Theater - Instructions

Tickets are going quickly for the March 21 Don Campbell concert at Biddeford City Theater. Don and his band will present an evening of Dan Fogelberg Music. Thanks to sponsorship from Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution, this will be a fundraiser for HOB's programs. http://www.citytheater.org/

03/04/2015
TA Players perform one-act version of 'Hamlet' in Saco

TA Players perform one-act version of 'Hamlet' in Saco

SACO - On Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., the Thornton Academy Players will present their one-act version of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” This performance, which takes place on the stage at Garland Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

03/02/2015
Winter's tight grip postpones annual Mary's Walk cancer fundraiser

Winter's tight grip postpones annual Mary's Walk cancer fundraiser

REGIONAL - The Maine Cancer Foundation has postponed its annual Mary's Walk & Kerrymen 5K fundraiser, one of Maine's largest charity races, due to the heavy snow pack and public safety concerns.

02/27/2015
OOB's Hoss & Mary's moving to Florida

OOB's Hoss & Mary's moving to Florida

The owners of a popular year-round eatery in Old Orchard Beach, Hoss & Mary’s Tasty Grub, announced Wednesday that they will close their current location in April and set up shop in Key West, Fl.

Antique telescope a hidden gem
02/23/2015
Antique telescope a hidden gem

Antique telescope a hidden gem

Very few people get to see the moons of Jupiter or the rings of Saturn through the lens of one of the best telescopes ever made.

Musical genius on stage
02/18/2015
Musical genius on stage

Musical genius on stage

The notion that putting up two shows in one season by the same playwright is a good idea might be questioned by some.

Saco gas station robber still on the loose
02/13/2015
Saco gas station robber still on the loose

Saco gas station robber still on the loose

Saco police continue to search for the man who was bitten and chased away by a dog after attempting to rob Holly's Gas on Route 1 at gunpoint earlier this week.

Committed to conservation
02/12/2015
Committed to conservation

Committed to conservation

Located just over a mile from Higgins Beach on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough sits 135 acres of undeveloped open fields, woods and wetlands that have remained untouched since farming operations ended on the property 10 years ago.

Kid-friendly events on tap
02/11/2015
Kid-friendly events on tap

Kid-friendly events on tap

A giant snow-sledding hill, horse-drawn carriage rides, marshmallow toasting and a Mardi Gras-themed dance are the highlights of the 2015 Old Orchard Beach Winter Carnival.

On a mission to complete JFK project
02/09/2015
On a mission to complete JFK project

On a mission to complete JFK project

Albert Kinan and his 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, were shopping at the local Goodwill store two years ago when they found a 1963 John F. Kennedy Memorial Album containing highlights of speeches given by Kennedy when he served as 35th president.

Biddeford institution closed, but perhaps not gone
02/09/2015
Biddeford institution closed, but perhaps not gone

Biddeford institution closed, but perhaps not gone

After a long history of doing business in downtown Biddeford, Youland’s Jewelers – one of the only jewelry and repair shops in town for the past several decades – has closed its doors.

02/04/2015
Free community dinner in OOB

Free community dinner in OOB

OOB365 in Old Orchard Beach is hosting a free community dinner on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the American Legion Post 57 on Imperial Street from 1-5 p.m.

Vote for America's Coolest Small Town 2015!
02/02/2015
Vote for America's Coolest Small Town 2015!

Vote for America's Coolest Small Town 2015!

Place your vote for America's Coolest Small Town 2015! Voting in our 10th annual contest is open until 11:59 p.m. on February 25, when one town will be crowned coolest! The top 10 towns will be celebrated in an online feature and an upcoming issue of Budget Travel.

02/02/2015
Saco city hall closes early, council meeting postponed

Saco city hall closes early, council meeting postponed

The Saco City Hall will be closing early at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 2. Tonight's council meeting and workshop has also been postponed due to the snow. According to the city's website, the re-scheduled date has yet to be determined.

01/30/2015
Grateful residents staying at local hotel following OOB fire

Grateful residents staying at local hotel following OOB fire

Several residents displaced by a fire at the three-story Centennial Plaza apartment complex in Old Orchard Beach early Thursday morning are now staying at the Saco Hampton Inn.

Powerful letters
01/30/2015
Powerful letters

Powerful letters

During World War II, those serving their country relied on getting letters and care packages from home to help keep their spirits up and remind them of why they were fighting.

A super Super Bowl soiree
01/21/2015
A super Super Bowl soiree

A super Super Bowl soiree

Football fans Scott and Michelle Morneau of Saco know how they are spending their Super Bowl Sunday.

Americana Motel in OOB destroyed by fire
01/21/2015
Americana Motel in OOB destroyed by fire

Americana Motel in OOB destroyed by fire

Fire crews from several communities battled a four-alarm fire Tuesday night at the two-story Americana Motel in Old Orchard Beach.

Faces and Places
01/19/2015
Faces and Places

Faces and Places

Serving Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Biddeford

Fast-growing church debuts in Saco
01/19/2015
Fast-growing church debuts in Saco

Fast-growing church debuts in Saco

Seven years ago, Joshua Gagnon and his wife, Jennifer, started a church where thousands of families of all backgrounds and beliefs – some who have never been to church – now gather every Sunday for a life-changing experience.

OOB raffle prize: Three years of free camping
01/14/2015
OOB raffle prize: Three years of free camping

OOB raffle prize: Three years of free camping

With a mission of making Old Orchard Beach a year-round destination, the group OOB365 has come up with another novel way to promote the community – a raffle granting the winner three years of seasonal camping lot fees, or a $10,000 cash prize.

‘It’s time for men to get involved’
01/13/2015
‘It’s time for men to get involved’

‘It’s time for men to get involved’

The temperature outside of the Most Holy Trinity Church hovered around 24 degrees at 6:30 a.m. on the Saturday before Christmas. Sunrise was still 45 minutes away and Saco’s Main Street was quiet. But neither the cold nor the early hour deterred the 30 men who had come for the group that calls itsel…

A weekend outdoors
01/13/2015
A weekend outdoors

A weekend outdoors

While the popular Big Air snowboarding competition will not be part of WinterFest 2015, organizers still anticipate that the three-day festival will attract thousands of visitors to downtown Biddeford for sled races, snowshoeing, snow mini golf, pony rides and many more seasonal activities.

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