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Architects
Sam Van Dam
Van Dam Architecture and Design: Maine, New England, and Beyond Van Dam Architecture and Design is an eight person architecture firm specializing in distinctive homes. For over twenty-five years we have managed projects throughout New England. While we are Maine architects, we also have a substantial following in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Banks, Loans and Mortgages
John Farrell of BOA
User friendly with a wide selection of loan programs.

Sarron Eastman of Big Horizon Mortgage
Locally owned and operated mortgage broker with independent relationships with top national lenders.

City and Town Websites
City of Biddeford
Town of Kennebunkport
Town of Kennebunk
City of Saco
Town of Arundel
Town of Wells
City of Biddeford

Local Churches
Union Church
Biddeford Pool's year round non-denominational Christian church.

Local Flavor
The Ogunquit Playhouse
Opening in 1933, the work and vision of Walter and Maude Hartwig brought an outstanding, star-studded performing arts company to Ogunquit. Continuing this tradition for almost five decades, John Lane, owner and producer of the Playhouse, sought to provide his audience with the finest professional theatre in our region.

Pool Lobster Company
The best seafood in Maine, live, cooked, prepared, or ready for your favorite recipe! For a mouth-watering taste of Maine's finest seafood and the world's best lobsters, order live lobsters fresh from the Atlantic coast.

Toby Schoyer's Old Photos
A glimpse of the old days in Biddeford Pool and Hills Beach

Maine Historical Society
The third oldest Historical Society in the US, proprieter of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow home. Be sure to check out Maine Memory Network page for great old photos of any part of Maine. Also a great resource for geneological research.

Wood Island Lighthouse
the Friends of wood Island Light are devoted to the restoration of this historic landmark. come visit and take a tour!

Kennebunk Land Trust
The Kennebunk Land Trust, originally known as the Ramanascho Land Preservation Trust, was founded in 1972 to preserve and protect significant natural spaces in the Kennebunk/Arundel Region. As one of southern Maineís oldest working land trusts, the Trust has preserved over 3,400 acres of forest, fields and waterways, including 1,600 acres of the Kennebunk Plains. Of these preserved lands, more than 300 acres are conservation easements managed for private landowners.

Hills Beach Association
Welcome to the Hills Beach Association web site! This site is designed for the information of residents and visitors to Hills Beach in Biddeford, Maine.

Biking Loop
This site takes you on a virtual bike ride with beautiful pictures to show the way. From Kennebunkport to Biddeford Pool, you'll enjoy these familiar sights and get excited to bike this loop come summer.

Fortunes Rock Association
Great website devoted to the goings-on at the FRA--tennis, lobster bakes, cocktail parties, movie nights, and a great section on the history of Fortunes Rocks.

Local History and Photos
Margo Alley's Biddeford Pool History Site
Picures and books by BP's preeminent historian Margo Alley, including her unique and new picture in picture collection, juxtaposing old photos with their modern counterparts. Also, the only place to find Charlie Garnache's quirky books about the area, including The Killer Monument.

Local Shops and Galleries
Mast Cove Galleries
Twenty-five years ago Mast Cove Galleries was begun with twelve artists. Today, with over one hundred artists, it is Maine's largest privately owned group gallery. Come join us for the many exciting events we have planned to celebrate our Twenty-Fifth Season! Also, visit us for our exciting jazz and blues series on nearly every Wednesday evening. Call for times. 207-967-3453.

Patrick DeSantis Gallery
Creating his own unique style, this local artist uses acrylic paints on roughly gessoed masonite panels to give his paintings a heavy texture which he incorporates into his designs. Pat creates designs that are bold, yet whimsical, using a palette of warm rich earth tones and muted primary colors. Pat and his wife Margaret, a broker at OceanView Properties in Cape Porpoise, live in Kennebunkport.

The Red Geranium II
The Red Geranium has no website, so you'll have to visit in person, right in the village in Biddeford Pool across from the lobster pound. Nothing but the finest in gifts, jewely, art, and accessories with a coastal flair. Tell my wife that Peter sent you!

Maps, Tides and Weather
Biddeford GIS
An amazing mapping feature on the City of Biddeford Website loaded with information.

weather.com
Direct link to area weather forcasts.

Wood Island Harbor (Biddeford Pool) Tides
Cape Porpoise Harbor Tides
Kennebunkport Tides
Mapquest--York County

Restaurants
On The Corner Cafe
Catering & Fine Food on the Fly Restaurants

PJ's Casual Family Dining at Ocean Woods Resort

Pier 77 and The Ramp
Two restaurants in one in Cape Porpoise. Formal dining upstairs, bar and grille atmosphere below.

Cape Porpoise Kitchen
And Kitchen Chicks Catering. Fun, Elegant Food for Every Occasion.

Bufflehead's Restaurant
Buffleheads Restaurant at Hills Beach opened July 1st, 1994. Owned and operated by Ray and Karen Wieczoreck, Buffleheads serves customers all year 'round in a beautiful location with water views from every window (except when the snow drifts block them). Lunch and dinner are served daily. In nice weather, the patio is open for dining with an awning to protect diners from sun or a sprinkle. Daily specials are offered at both meals with all items prepared fresh.

Schools
Waynflete School
Maine's premier independent school Schools

University of New England
The University of New England is an independent, coeducational university with two distinctive campuses in two Maine coastal cities. The University Campus is located on a beautiful site in Biddeford, Maine, where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Westbrook College Campus in Portland is designated a national historic district and is quintessential New England, with a central green surrounded by classic brick buildings. U.S. News & World Report has recognized UNE as one of the best regional universities in the Northeast and has ranked the Physician Assistant Program among the top 25 in the nation. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for educational excellence in primary care, geriatrics and rural medicine.

Vacation Rentals
Maine Seaside Rentals
While the name, Maine Seaside Rentals, is new our position in the area was forged by Melville Realty which we have recently purchased. With that move we have inherited a large and wonderful group of properties and continue to work exclusively in the rental market. This means that our time and energy are focused solely on your rental needs. Our office is located in the Ocean View Properties building which is the primary local sales organization. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place - and equally fortunate to be able to share it with many repeat visitors and look forward to introducing it to newcomers each year