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December 2, 2009

we still recommend taking the downtown Ferry Point bridge

For guests coming to Blair House Inn via Maine we still recommend taking the Ferry Point bridge located in downtown Calais and St. Stephen. The downtown route is only 5.6 km to Blair House Inn compared to 11.8 km via the new (third) bridge over the St. Croix river. (more…)

November 16, 2009

new international bridge over the st. croix river opens today

The long-awaited new bridge over the St. Croix river at St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine opens today at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic time). This is the first new border crossing between Canada and the United States in over 60 years. The two existing bridges will remain open (more…)

April 25, 2008

Free swimming in St. Stephen this Summer

St. Stephen town council  voted recently to remove the $2. daily fee previously charged for using the Town’s two outdoor public swimming pools. Now residents and visitors alike can cool-off for free this Summer! (more…)

April 20, 2008

St. George’s Day 14th Century dinner & dance

Filed under: General News, Recipes, Local Events & Attractions — David @ 7:08 pm

April 23rd is St. George’s Day. St. George is the patron saint of England, the Town of St. George, New Brunswick and numerous other locations around the world. In celebration of St. George’s Day the St. George Curling Club is hosting the 4th Annual St. George’s Day 14th Century Dinner & Dance. (more…)

April 11, 2008

A sure sign that Spring has arrived

It is a sure sign that Spring has arrived in Charlotte County when Scoops ice-cream parlour opens for the season just down the street from Blair House in St. Stephen. A wide selection of flavours at a great price. Next week in the St. George area on highway Route #1 the reknowned Ozzie’s Lunch take-out will also re-open for the Summer season. Mmmmm.

April 10, 2008

Annual Seaside Gardens tour on July 19th, 2008

Filed under: General News, Local Events & Attractions — David @ 6:09 pm

The St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Garden Club’s annual “Seaside Gardens” tour will be held this year on Saturday, July 19th from noon to 5:00 p.m. The self-guided tour offers an opportunity to visit thirteen gardens in St. Andrews with a strawberry shortcake reception at Passamaquoddy Lodge from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (more…)

March 19, 2008

St. Stephen Musical Concert Series 2008

Filed under: General News, Local Events & Attractions — David @ 6:21 pm

The 9th season of the St. Stephen Musical Concert series will again be held every Thursday evening, some Sundays and holiday Mondays during the Summer months. The musicians, singers and dancers perform in the St. Stephen town square located downtown between the Provincial Information Centre and the library. Rain location is in the Border arena. The two Sunday performances will be held at the Milltown bandstand. The 6:00 p.m. free Musical Concert dates are (more…)

February 29, 2008

Chocolate Museum ‘hand-dipping’ expansion

Downtown St. Stephen’s Chocolate Museum located in the old Ganong chocolate factory recently announced plans for expansion to it’s displays and services offered to visitors. One of the major changes is the move of all the ‘hand-dipping’ chocolate production from the existing Ganong factory on Chocolate Drive back to the old factory on Milltown Boulevard. In the future, visitors will be able to watch the skilled hand-dippers creating the chocolates then buy them in the museum and store next door. Funding and assistance for the new expansion has come from federal, provincial and municipal governments and Ganong Brothers Ltd. (more…)

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