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An eclectic collection of tidbits this week.

The new Freeport Cabaret has its grand opening weekend tonight (May 9) through May 11, with no cover charge. The Freeport Cabaret is the new venue for entertainment, food and drink in Freeport.

Did we mention that the spring weather has been beautiful here (as it always seems to be!)? We've enjoyed sunny, 70 degree days for most of the past week. The tulips are in their prime, and the daffodils nearly gone. The rhododendron are in bloom - can the azalea be far behind?

One of the nicest things about this time of year is that it is absolutely lovely out much of the time (though the weather certainly is even less predictable than in the summer), yet the summer crowds haven't arrived. The town is fairly quiet, and it isn't difficult to get a table at your favorite restaurant at the time you would like. All the "regular" scenery is looking wonderful. The Maine Coast Botanical Garden is open and in its springtime glory. The lighthouses and lobster shacks are ready for visitors. Why not make a late-Spring visit?

Speaking of such things, we received a nice compliment and very pleasant surprise when we were informed that two of our specials had made national news. First, our Fuel Saver special was contained in a BedAndBreakfast.com press release that was picked up by Kiplinger.com and PR Newswire, so it ended up in places like Forbes Magazine and TV stations.

That was pretty exciting for us, but then we started getting calls from Kiplinger, asking about our Sail into the Sunset package. That's the package offering two nights at Brewster House, a sunset sail, a $100 L.L. Bean gift card and a $50 restaurant card, plus other items, all for $580 (tax included). Before you know it, Kiplinger Magazine had included us in its June issue, in an article about spending your tax rebate to help the economy

All of that is very exciting, but the best part is that we've now had several calls from people who have seen the article, and believe it or not, the one they call about is the Sail into the Sunset package. What a great compliment it is for us to appear in so many places!