Monday, July 25, 2011

Maine Lighthouses- from the sea and from the land

Pemaquid Pt Lighthouse
Maine lighthouses epitomize the soul's searching for light in the darkness. The siren song to the sailor from shore. Even those who live nowhere near the sea recognize the beacon beckoning to them from afar.

Come celebrate the hundreds of years of service by Maine lighthouses (the first one was commissioned by George Washington!) on Maine Lighthouse Day- September 17, 2011. Lighthouses up and down the coast are open for tours.

If one day is not enough for you, many Maine lighthouses are viewable from the shore any day of the year and some are open for limited tours during the summer. Boat tours are available during the summer season.

Check out these local tours:

  1. Maine Maritime Museum Lighthouse boat tour.
  2. Lucky Catch Lobster Boat cruise to the lighthouses.
  3. Portland Schooner Day Sails.
Or, pick up a copy of 'Discovering Maine's Lighthouses' when you stay here with us. There are easy, one hour drives you can take along the coast to see 10 or more lighthouses. Have lobster overlooking the coast with lighthouses in the background. Sit on the breakwater and watch windjammers breeze by. All in Maine- the way vacations should be!

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032
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Hey ya'll, where ya'll from?

I mean really, do you know where you are from? Do you want to find out?
Visit this website for The Wilderness Road: Virginia's Heritage Migration Route then come and see us here in Virginia.  THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
Wilderness Trail in Virginia

Friday, July 22, 2011

Breaking News: DEADWAITER, is in process of becoming a feature film!

Author and screenwriter and fellow inn-thusiast, Tina Czarnota, reports that her comedy/mystery novel, DEADWAITER, is in process of becoming a feature film.
DEADWAITER, PG-13 mystery/comedy/romance

Casting and location scouting for DEADWAITER is underway in Palm Beach Co., FL. as the movie trailer gets set to film early August, 2011. Tina Czarnota has to date, self-financed her mystery/comedy series and is expecting to employ 150 actors and crew professionals on the production of DEADWAITER.

DEADWAITER, an independent project, has received backing and Ms. Czarnota shares they are seeking more sponsors to help make this film a reality. To support this effort, visit the Tina Czarnota website and scroll down to bottom of home page. Click button and donate $1 or more and let the mystery begin!

 
Synopsis of the film:
Still reeling from the murder at the grand opening of her new B & B, The Tudor Grove Inn, Katrina and the Versays are beset with yet another mystery. While making renovations, Katrina's beau, strapping Bruce Versay and his handyman, lean and lanky, Shorty, discover in the inn's sealed up dumbwaiter, a gruesome find indeed. Entombed for 30 plus years are the bodies of two human skeletons. Buried with them are the secrets of who, why and how they got there. Eventually, "Trina" learns of several other mysteries surrounding her -- like that of the middle aged, stoic yet lovely Alexandra who waits at the inn for her husband who never arrives; Katrina's golden couple pals: sexy, 50-something Rhiannon who meets a strange man late at night while museum director hubby, Randolph, seemingly unfazed, sleeps tight. And the dinner club chanteuse, Veronique, who has mysteriously relocated to the area, becomes extremely upset at the sight of the officiating Lieutenant Klonski. Throughout the story Katrina and partner-in-crime, lovable but irreverent, Kim, try to assist but often hinder Lt. Klonski in solving all these puzzles. Finally, a link from the past, some clumsy and some sure-footed detective work breaks open the old case which helps solve the mystery in the dumbwaiter and those surrounding it. 

Please pass this on! Tina would appreciate it, every little bit helps to get this on the big screen!http://www.tinaczarnota.com/

This info shared by your Innkeeper at The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount, VA visit my blog Claiborne House Coffee Talk here and see all the cool things to do in Blue Ridge Country VA!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What goes well with campfires and lightning bugs?

S’mores Cupcakes from Brown Eyed Baker

July 13, 2011 

I absolutely adore s’mores. They bring back memories of high school bonfires, with crackles of fire dancing up into the night sky, and carefree summer days. So this past week when my Chief Culinary Consultant’s mom said she bought graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars and marshmallows for s’mores one night, I was totally excited.
From Brown Eyed Baker click here for the recipe and more delicious photos!
Article shared by your innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Blue Ridge Country Virginia! This ain't your grandma's house, come out and experience a bed and breakfast without doilies and dolls...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fantastic Pancake Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod


Whole Wheat Raspberry & Mango Pancakes

It is a whirlwhind week for us. We got back from Illinois last night and picked up our dear friend Helene (Tartelette) at the airport. She is teaching a food photography and food styling workshop in Salt Lake City today. 
See the whole article with recipe and fabulous photos here
Shared by your innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here http://www.claibornehouse.net/

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway. We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor - click here to see our certificate.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hooked on Virginia's Crooked Road

"Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner, from the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge west to the coalfields region, through the valleys and peaks of the Appalachian mountains." 
Read this entire article from the Huffington Post here

  • Visit the Crooked Road website here
  • Biscuits n Bluegrass website here
The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is just one block from the first kiosk at the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.  Our Franklin County VA has more weekly jams and wing dings than any other community on this music trail! Click here to see a list.  If you are reading this in June then you just missed the Dairy Queen weekly biscuits and bluegrass, it runs Sept thru May.
Visit our music events page for more info - click here.

VIRGINIA IS FOR BLUEGRASS LOVERS

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here http://www.claibornehouse.net/

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway. We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor - click here to see our certificate.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

6 Killed as Fire Ravages New Ulm MN Bed & Breakfast


High heat halts rescues at 112-year-old building

6 Killed as Fire Ravages New Ulm MN Bed & Breakfast

Updated: Sunday, 03 Jul 2011, 1:01 PM CDT
by Ted Haller / FOX 9 News
NEW ULM, Minn. - An explosive fire ripped through a historic New Ulm bed and breakfast house, killing six people in the town's deadliest fire in decades.
The fire destroyed the Bohemian Bed & Breakfast house around 1:45 a.m. early Saturday morning.
Family and friends say the owner, Bobbi McCrea, and her two daughters, Abby and Savannah, were among the dead.
Paul Macho, the New Ulm Fire Chief, says the fire killed four adults, a teenager and a child. Four people survived the fire, and two of the survivors remain hospitalized at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Read more: 6 Killed as Fire Ravages New Ulm Bed & Breakfast http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/6-killed-as-fire-ravages-new-ulm-bed-and-breakfast-jul-2-2011#ixzz1R4ewCWPJ



See Bobbi's B&B blog here


Our hearts and our prayers go out to the innkeeping family who lost their lives in this tragedy, and to their guests. Innteractive Inns