Midcoast lens: Hottest ice in town

Jan 21, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

The Samoset Resort in Rockport was host to the Glacier Ice Bar Jan. 17-19. More than 20,000 pounds of ice was transformed into the hottest place in town by Executive Chef Tim Pierce. The bar will be open again Jan. 24-26, from 5-11 p.m., weather permitting.

Betty Oakes of Spruce Head, Dawn Pelletier of Gray, and Beth Greenier-Simmons of Buxton pose with an ice formation during a visit to the Glacier Ice Bar at The Samoset in Rockport Jan. 18. The event transforms 20,000 pounds of ice into an outdoor lounge. It will be back Jan. 24-26, weather permitting. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
This was just one of several ice formations viewable at the Glacier Ice Bar last weekend at The Samoset in Rockport. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Glacier Ice Bar was created out of 20,000 pounds of ice at The Samoset in Rockport Jan. 17-19. It will make another appearance Jan. 24-26, weather permitting. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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