Blog :: 10-2017

The Polar Express Presented by Williams Realty Partners

Williams Realty Partners (WRP) is excited to announce that Stella the Trolley is going to be transformed into the “Trolley Express” for the Town of York Parks and Recreation’s Annual Polar Express event. The trolley, affectionately known as Stella the #1 Home Sellah, has quickly become a local celebrity in Southern Maine and this is one more role WRP is excited for her to play.

“Williams Realty Partners is excited to have the resources available to make The Polar Express a reality for two nights this year. One of WRP’s core values is to give back to the community and we couldn’t think of a better way to do so. It’s our way of saying Happy Holidays to the residents of York!” states Troy Williams, Owner of WRP.        

This popular event is the kick-off for the Festival of Lights Celebration magically tying together nostalgia and community. York residents can register to ride Stella while donning their holiday pajamas and listening to The Polar Express. A scenic ride through the Town will include a stop at Nubble Lighthouse perfectly dressed for the occasion. After passengers hop off the “Trolley Express” they will be invited to cozy up inside the Daily Grind to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and of course a visit from the man in the big red suit!

Lynzi Pacitti, Special Events and Recreation Coordinator for York Parks and Recreation Department, also shares in the excitement about this new partnership, “This is one of our most popular winter events. Due to Williams Realty Partners generously providing us with their trolley we were able to expand the days and times of this event.  Their contribution also allows us to keep the cost of this event affordable and accessible to more children in our community.  We look forward to working with them in the future.”      

The Polar Express presented by Williams Realty Partners takes place November 30-December 1, 2017. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/events/307691903044089/.

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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    Our Favorite Holiday Events

    Let’s face it, if you live by the beach, you are likely a summer person. Longing for the sun, the sand and the sound of the ocean crashing on the surf. But thanks to the magic of the holidays, you can’t help but dream of a White Christmas filled with caroling, hot chocolate by the fire and of course Nubble Lighthouse perfectly dressed for the occasion.

    Lucky for us Southern Mainers there’s never a lack of anything to do this time of year. Here are some of our favorites!

    KENNEBUNKPORT

    Christmas PreludeNovember 30th-December 10th, various times

    Highlights: Dining, Shopping, Decorations, Fireworks and More!

    Fire + Ice: December 8th-December 9th

    Highlights: Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food, Live Music

    KITTERY

    It's All About ME!! Holiday Shopping Weekends: November 3rd -4th, November 10th-11th, November 17th-18th & December 1st- 2nd

    Highlights: Shoppers staying at a participating hotel will receive a complimentary "It's All About Me" tote bag, filled with coupons and offers from the Kittery Outlet stores.

    Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus: December 15th from 8:30-10:30am

    Highlights: Breakfast, Hot Chocolate and Santa 

    NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire

    New Castle Vintage Christmas Fair: December 2nd from 8:00am-1:30pm

    Highlights: Food, Handmade Crafts and Mr. & Mrs. Claus

    OGUNQUIT

    Christmas by the Sea: December 8th-December 10th, various times

    Highlights: Tree Lighting, Visit with Santa, Fireworks and Parade

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire

    Christmas in Portsmouth: Events happening through the month of December 

    HighlightsIrving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Musical, Candlelight Stroll, Gingerbread House Contest

    WELLS

    Southern Maine Christmas Parade: December 10th at 2:00pm

    Highlights: Floats, Fun and the Man in the Big Red Suit

    YORK

    Lighting of the NubbleNovember 25th from 4:30-7:00pm

    Highlights: Live Music, Hot Chocolate, Lighting of Nubble Lighthouse and a Visit from Santa Claus

    Polar Express Presented by Williams Realty Partners (That's US!): November 30th-December 1st

    Highlights: PJs, Hot Chocolate and Stella the Trolley!

    Festival of Fostering Trees: November 30th-December 3rd

    Highlights: Themed Christmas trees that are fun to look at and event more fun to win!

    Christmas Tea: December 2nd 12:00-4:00pm

    Highlights: Tea and desserts by the fireside

    Festival of Lights ParadeDecember 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm

    Highlights: The Polar Express (presented by WRP), Breakfast with Santa, Festival of Gingerbread Houses, Sing-a-long and more! 

    In addition to these great events, we'll also be hosting free photo with Santa on our decorated WRP Trolley to celebrate our WRP Month of Giving! You can check out the times and locations by clicking here. We hope you can join us! 

    Are we missing one of your favorite events? Email us and we'll add it!

    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

     

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      Trick or Treating 2017

      *** Update: Due to inclement weather, some Trick or Treat dates and times have been changed. ***

      It’s the time of year for all of your little monsters and goons to dress up like their favorite characters and enter the land of make-believe. Lucky for us Southern Mainers there's plenty of things to do in the area to get us all in the Halloween spirit! So put on your best costume and be sure to sneak a piece - or two - of your favorite candy. We won't tell...

      Here are the Trick or Treat dates and times throughout the Greater York community, as well as a few other Halloween themed events.

      Eliot- Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-8:00pm ** changed from Monday

      Kittery - Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-8:00pm *** changed from Monday

      Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Arundel - No town Trick or Treating

      Ogunquit - Monday, October 30th from 5:00-8:00pm

      South Berwick - Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00-8:00pm *** changed from Monday

      Wells - Tuesday, October 31st - no specific time

      York - Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-8:00pm *** changed from Monday

      Is your business or organization hosting an event that's not on our list? Email us and we'll add it!

      Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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        Meet Stella, The Newest Member of our Team

        Williams Realty Partners (WRP) is excited to announce Erica Gagnon from Dover, New Hampshire as the winner of their “Name the Trolley Contest.” With nearly 100 submissions, the name Stella rose to the top as the favorite among Williams Realty Partners realtors and staff. “It was fun to participate in the contest and I’m excited Stella was chosen! Winning a night out with Stella for my family and friends will be a blast and speaks to how innovative they are at Williams Realty Partners,” says Erica Gagnon.                                                  

        The trolley, affectionately known as Stella the #1 Home Sellah, has quickly become a local celebrity in Southern Maine. All are welcome to hop on Stella every Saturday morning to tour five properties currently listed by Williams Realty Partners. But make no mistake, Stella not only assists local buyers and sellers, she’s also a philanthropist. WRP donates the trolley for use by local nonprofits including an upcoming stuff-the-trolley toy drive and the Polar Express with York’s Park and Recreation Department this holiday season.

        “Giving back to the community is one of Williams Realty Partner’s core values and Stella provides us with a unique vehicle to do so. Both literally and figuratively. WRP is changing the way real estate is bought and sold and we encourage folks to hop on a trolley tour and experience this firsthand,” states Troy Williams, Owner of WRP.

        For more information about an upcoming trolley tour, please visit the WRP Facebook page or come to Lobster in the Rough at 1000 US Route 1 in York, Maine at 10:30am each Saturday morning throughout October.

        Would you like to request Stella for a community event? Please email wrpmarketingdirector@gmail.com.

        Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exception experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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          Meet the Wiggly Bridge Distillery

          Southern Maine truly represents quintessential New England living... the ocean... mountains...lakes... sand... foliage... You can't help but love where you live when taking in the breathtaking landscape and all that the area has to offer. Fortunately for all of us Southern Mainers, the wonderful attributes of the area don't stop here. We are also surrounded by so many wonderful businesses that contribute to what makes this community a wonderful place to live, work and play.

          Wiggly Bridge Distillery is one of these businesses and we had the pleasure of talking to them recently. We love that they are family owned and run and all that they share our value of the importance of community. We hope you enjoy learning about them as much as we did! 

          It all started when…

          It all started during a family dinner, with a joking statement of “let's make our own whiskey.” With a shared love for good whiskey and fascination to see how things are made, this father and son team decided to explore the idea. David and David Woods researched and studied (and some say obsessed) over how to build a still and process alcohol.

          The nature and beauty of our own coastal town of York, Maine is their inspiration to bring small-batch spirits to the community. The ocean air and beautiful coastline create an environment for our distilled spirits unlike any other. Now, winning awards, this father and son duo are beginning to realize they really do have something special. As they explore and develop new products we want to share them with anyone who wants to follow our journey.

           A fun fact about Wiggly Bridge Distillery…

          The copper pot stills are handmade from both father and son, Dave and David. Using YouTube videos they made and welded our very own stills that now produce award-winning products. Yes, it is handmade, hand rolled, hand-riveted copper still. Some would say it is a labor of love. The father-son duo chose this route because it yields superior taste found only in authentic, handcrafted spirits.

          Did You Know?

          Our route 1 location is open year round. We make whiskey, bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, and our agave will be released soon!

          Why Wiggly Bridge Distillery Stands Outs…

          We started Wiggly Bridge Distillery with the belief that being small is an advantage. By utilizing long forgotten styles and techniques in building our still, every dent and angle uniquely contributes to the flavor of our spirits. This business is our true passion and we take our products seriously. It is a family affair with father and son heading production and operation and David Jr’s wife, Amanda filling in the rest from marketing to inventory to events. Our employees don’t just work for the business, they also become part of the family.

               The Holidays are Coming. Here’s a Great Gift Idea!

          Aside from our exceptional handcrafted spirits, we have other fun experiential programs that have been a huge hit. We offer monthly cocktail classes where you are able to sit up at our tasting bar and learn the tips and tricks of home bartending and make your own drinks! We also offer tours and a Distiller for a Day program where you are hands-on making bourbon from grain to glass. These are perfect gifts, especially for the special someone who has everything already! We also have other retail items that make fantastic unique gifts.

                                                                                                                                           Shop Local... It's Important!

          We live in an area where business owners depend on local business. We are a tourist town and our livelihood comes from tourists and locals alike. In regards to our business specifically, people have the choice to purchase their spirits from huge companies and sometimes at a cheaper price point. Because we are local and do small batch spirits you are purchasing high quality, handmade products. Products that are made from locals themselves. There are NO hidden additives in our products, unlike the bigger companies who have a threshold that they do not need to disclose certain additives. We are proud of what we do.

                                                                   What Do You Love About the Area?

          The area itself is just beautiful and a perfect setting for all that we do. Tourists are always looking for something fun and interesting to do and we are happy to provide it. There is also a sense of strong sense of community.

          Insider Tip... Listen Up, Tourists!

          If you want to go to Hannaford in the summertime, the optimal time to shop is between 7am and 8am, otherwise good luck finding a parking spot and not waiting in long lines. In all seriousness, follow local business social media pages because there are events and fun things that happen all throughout the year in town that you can be easily notified through social media channels.

          Learn More about Wiggly Bridge Distillery
          Address: 441 US Route 1 York, Maine 03909 & 19 Railroad Ave York, Maine 03909
          Phone Number: 207-363-9322
          Website: www.WigglyBridgeDistillery.com
          Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubePinterest

          Are you a local business interested in being featured on the WRP blog? Email wrpmarketingdirector@gmail.com to receive more information about our Restaurant and Retail Affiliate Program!

          Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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