Dog days of summer

What a summer this has been! We’ve had the best summer-like weather I can remember here in Maine in years. Barely any rain – I know that’s not a great scenario for the environment – and it sure has been nice to have all of these sunny, warm days grace our Lakes Region. It seems to me that once August hits, the rest of the summer flies by as families prepare for sending kids off to school. Enjoy the rest while you can as it will be gone in a flash!

Community Party

The United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship is hosting its Fourth Annual Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Naples Village Green. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, lemonade, casseroles, desserts, popcorn and ice cream. There will be music, a bouncy house and lots of games to play. Bring your beach chair and relax among friends. There will be a donation box for the Children’s Christmas Shopping Day items. This is a free event, but donations are being accepted and all are welcome.

Boat Show

A great way to enjoy the summer is to visit the Annual Naples Antique and Classic Wooden Boat show. This year’s show is Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be classic cars on display for your enjoyment.

Bob Marley!

If you missed this iconic Maine comedian last time he visited Naples, you’re in luck. He’s coming back Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to the Freedom Café. ickets are on sale now. For more information visit

Author Series

The Naples Library is a great place to cool off and chill out. Browse the hundreds of books available, visit the famous bargain basement of books for sale or participate in one of the upcoming author discussions and book signings. On Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m., Author Beverly Lessard discusses her book, “Are You Emotionally Ready to Retire?” Anne Britting Oleson visits the library on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. and will talk about her work, “Book of the Mandolin Player.” On Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. learn about the “Hidden History of the Sebago Lakes Region” with author Marilyn Seguin, and on Wednesday, Aug. 31, Joyce Lovely discusses “Ice Cream, Gasmasks & God” at 6 p.m.”

Summer Concert Series

Visit the Naples Village Green on Sunday, Aug. 7, to enjoy yet another free concert. This time Steve Cee Cee will be featured playing 1950s and 60s music, as well as some country. The concert runs from 6 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. If it rains, meet inside the Naples Methodist Church.

Naples businesswoman Daryl-Ann Leonard stands in front of her booth that displaying her amazing photography featuring Naples, Maine and nature. Her booth was one of many selling art, photographs and crafts at the recent Naples for The Arts event. Naples for The Arts is held each year on the causeway on the last Saturday in July.

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