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Welcome to the Higgins Beach Association 2022

We are at the end of summer 2022. Bridge, Mah Jongg, and Book Club continue into September, but there are no more events for summer 2022. We hoped you enjoyed this summer 2022 and thank all the volunteers who helped make this fun and enjoyable.

Latest News

Harvest Happy Hour


The last event of the 2022 season was held Saturday evening at the clubhouse. It was billed as the Harvest Happy Hour and a good crowd turned out for this event which replaced the Harvest Supper.The consensus was that this event is a keeper. There were plenty and various apetizers to satisfy everyone and no one went home hungry. Our thanks to the organizers, MaryBeth Shapiro, Susan Osborne, and Diane Garofalo and their teams.

Voting and Annual Meeting


Voting was held at the clubhouse prior to the annual meeting. Due to the storms at that time, turnout was low, but still enough for a quorum. Three Board members were elected. They were Ceile Day, Dick LaRou, Al Pevarnek. After the annual meeting the new Board met and elected the Officers for the new year. The current Officers remain in their positions. They are listed on the Contacts Page

The new By-Laws did not pass. They received a majority of votes, 68% yes vote, 32% no vote, but did not meet the 75% requirement. Look for more information in future emails and newsletters.

Meet The Candidates


The member social was held last night and it was an opportunity to meet the four candidates for the three HBA Board positions. Wine, beer, and soft drinks were served during the ninety minute event. The candidates running this year are; Terry Cain, Ceile Day, Dick LaRou, and Al Pevarnek. This year members must attend the annual meeting to vote for the new Board Members, and also to vote to accept the new By-Laws. The annual meeting is Friday August 26. Voting begins shortly after 5:30PM until 6:30PM, followed by the annual meeting. Dues must be paid in order to vote.

Craft Fair and Bake Sale


The HBA Arts and Craft Fair and Bake Sale are ongoing as this writing. Covid prevented us from hosting this event for the last two years. There are over two dozen crafters at the clubhouse displaying their wares. Photos of the Craft Fair are on the Gallery Page.

Concerts On The Lawn


The Jimmy Macisso concert was held last night on the clubhouse lawn. His group played mellow songs by artists The Beatles, Carol King, Jim Croce and others from the 60's and 70's. Also joining were Jimmy's brothers. Mark, from California, sang and played harmonica and flute. Tommy aka "Johnny Cash" played a few of Cash's memorable songs. The brothers said they enjoyed playing at Higgins Beach each summer. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the performance. A few photos of the concert are on the Gallery Page.

Bocce Tournament


The first Higgins Beach Bocce Tournament was held on August 26th at the clubhouse. Eleven teams participated in an afternoon of fun competition for all. After playing nine matches to reach the finals, the winning team HigginsBeachMaine.com made up of Sunny and Scott Townsend, Kevin Young, and Ellen Jennison defeated the Houghton Street Rollers made up of Diane Garafalo, Bob Westburg, Kathy and Dave Stahelski. Trophies and medals were awarded at the end of the day to the two exceptional teams. Thanks to all who participated in this inaugural event. Photos are on the Gallery Page.

HBA Cookbook

Calling all Higgins Beach Cooks and Bakers

The Higgins Beach Association is preparing a new custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our members. The cookbook will be professionally published, and will be a great resource for summer events as well as year round use.

Please submit 1-5 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our group’s cookbook. Follow the instructions on the reipe form. Your name will be printed with each of your recipes. Thank you for contributing recipes as we know many of you are excellent cooks and have much to share.

Click HERE to download and print out the recipe form. Please submit your recipes to Kathy Mercier by September 1st. You may fill out the recipe sheet, and either scan it or take a photo and send to kathymercier14@gmail.com or drop it off in the recipe box on the porch at 14 Forest St. In addition, recipe sheets may be picked up at the bake sale table at the Craft Fair.

Call Kathy at 207-749-1674 with any questions you may have or if you would like to be on the committee.

Concerts On The Lawn


The Don Campbell Concert was held last week on the lawn. There was a good turnout and the Don Campbell fans enjoyed his music. As an added treat, popcorn was distributed in paper bags, decorated by the children at the weekly donut breakfast. The next concert is Jimmy Macisso on August 2nd. A few photos of the Don Campbell concert are on the Gallery Page.

July 4th Parade


It was a glorious July 4th, 2022, sunny, warm, and finally after two years, our Fourth of July Parade. It was back to our traditional celebration with Police, Fire Department, over 100 participants, hamburgers, hot dogs, cupcakes, ribbons, and awards. A big thanks goes to Diane Garofalo and her many volunteers for making this a wonderful event. You can read more on the parade, plus the results of the judging by clicking HERE. There are also many photos on the Gallery page.

Thank You Higgins Beach Inn and Shade Restaurant


A big thank you to Higgins beach Inn and Shade restaurant and their staff for the wonderful BBQ on Monday June 13. This is the third time in 5 years that the Inn has hosted a BBQ for residents of Higgins Beach. Covid prevented this gathering the previous two years. The food included burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken wings, pasta and potato salad, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, ice cream and cookies. Beverages included wine, beer, fruit drink and water. Music was provided by Delta Knights. It was fun to finally be socializing with our neighbors and friends like we normally did pre covid. Photos of the event are on the gallery page.

Wednesday Donuts


The first Wednesday donuts will be June 29. Donuts will be $3 which will include either coffee or water and each additional donut will be $3. People will have a choice to sit at tables inside, sit outside at our picnic tables or at the HB Inn picnic tables or grab and go. Obviously the inside seating could change depending on Covid conditions and any changes would be posted here

July 4th Parade


The July 4th celebration festivities will begin with a parade at 4:00 PM. The Parade theme is Celebrating Freedom in America – thanking first responders and the military. Let your imagination run wild and participate in the parade, costumed up walking the route or on a float and/or decorating your bikes and wagons! As a reminder, the possibilities are abundant when you think about the definition of first responder as being quite broad. It includes any person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency and it typically incudes paramedics, fire fighters, EMT’s, nurses, doctors, and law enforcement officers. The military is also broadly defined and includes active members and veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. Let your creativity flow and honor one of these many people. If you are going to participate in the parade, please click here to fill out a registration form.



You should have receivied your spring mailing with the membership form and a summary of the schedule of events this summer. If you didn't receive the membership form, you can click here for a copy.

The first Doughnut Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday June 29th. We think that this year we will be back to our normal routine of eating and socializing in the clubhouse. Due to inflation, the price has increased. See the details of the event on the calendar page.

Bridge begins Monday June 13th, and a new event, Mah Jongg begins Tuesday June 14th, both at the clubhouse.


Each month the Communication Committee puts out a Newsletter with interesting, timely and important news and information for our members. The Committee has received accolades from the membership and we can thank MaryBeth Shapiro and her Committee for keeping us informed and aware of events not only on the beach but within the Town. If you would like to submit an article on anything related to the beach or beach history, email it to us, the email address is at the bottom of the page.

Beach Raking

Higgins Beach Merchandise

Available for procurement during Wednesday Breakfast, and Craft Fair

Contact Lynn Shryock at 207-329-3070.



Clubhouse available for Member only use. Contact Sue Naiden (207-239-6421) for availability and details.

Volunteers Needed

There are many activities that the HBA organizes for our members. Most of the time it is the same people doing all the work. If you would like to help at any of our activities, contact a Board member or email us.

Want to be a Board Member

Contact Lisa Jesmain 207-415-4169, Nominating Committee Chairperson. Each year three positions become open. See the By-Laws for more information and deadlines.

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