Welcome to the Higgins Beach Association
All HBA 2020 Summer Events Cancelled
Due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19), the HBA Board of Directors have decided to cancel all 2020 summer events. Below is Governor Mills plan to reopen the state. In all stages the gatherings are limited and 14 day quarantining is required for people entering or returning to the state through August. The HBA is concerned about the health and safety of our volunteers, most of whom are in the high risk category, and the health of all our members, families, and guests. Check back here for the latest information. Stay Healthy!
More Summer of Surprises: Chalk Night
HBA Secretary and Board Member, Ceile Day, organized another surprise for our CommUNITY, Chalk Night. Volunteers went around yesterday delivering bags of colorful chalk and urging people to let their inner artist out and be creative around their cottages. Then as we all walk around the beach, we can appreciate the talents and creativity of our friends and neighbors.
A few photos are on the Gallery page.
Summer of Surprises Continues: The Ice Cream Surprise
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream", said the Talking Car last evening, calling all to be on their front lawns at 7:00PM for ice cream. Volunteers, with masks, went around the beach handing out ice cream bars and popsicles to kids of ALL ages. I think that everyone appreciates the volunteers that spend their time and energy trying to make this difficult year a little more pleasant. A BIG THANK YOU from all of us.
Hopefully there might be a few more surprises planned, but we will just have to wait and see.
A few photos of some of the volunteers and the treats are on the Gallery page.
Summer of Surprises Continues
Yesterday we woke up to find little battery candles on our doorsteps asking us to light them last night at 8:30PM, as a symbol of commUNITY and hope during this pandemic. We were encouraged to stroll around to enjoy them.
Summer of Surprises 2020 has more surprises planned, but we don't know what they are. Summer of Surprises would like to thank the many volunteers who made this happen, the HBA for funding and especially the hundreds of households who enthusiastically displayed the candles as beacons of hope and commUNITY.
A few photos taken while strolling last night are on the Gallery page.
Last week several HBA members went around and placed small American Flags on lawns in a celebration of July 4th. Since the parade was cancelled ths was just one small way to bring some celebration to the holiday. This morning most of the flags were retrieved since they were beginning to fall over onto the ground. If anyone wants a flag back, thay can email Ceile Day at email@example.com and leave their address and the flags will be returned.
Governor Mills plan to reopen state
Governor Mills outlined a plan to reopen the state of Maine. Here is a summary of the plan. The plan is in four stages.
Stage 1 starts May 1st and requires social distancing and no groups larger then 10. People entering or returning to the state must quarantine for 14 days.
Stage 2 starts June 1st and increases gatherings to 50 people, and continues the quarantining for people entering or returning to the state.
Stage 3 starts July 1st and goes through August and continues the restrictions in stage 2.
Stage 4 time is TBD and lifts most restrictions.
These plans are fluid and subject to change. Please check with the State for the latest information. links are provided below.
To read the entire plan and all the details please click HERE
The link to Maine's web page on Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) please click HERE