Celebrate Summer with us at Willard Fest!

Willardfest 2016East Coast Nannies will be at Willard Fest this Saturday, July 9th from 3:00 to 6:00.  Whether you enjoy Willard Beach, or love the area’s delicious ice cream and baked goods, the Willard neighborhood is always worth a summertime visit!    Willard Fest is the neighborhood’s annual block party.  Join us this Saturday and enjoy live music, food, artists, and fun activities for all!

  • Activities will include:
  • – Bandstand with live music & dancing
  • – Children’s area with games, arts and crafts & more
  • – Local business and non-profit tables with info & goodies
  • – Art Market showcasing local artists
  • – Local food vendors

The best part is – admission is FREE!

Our booth will include children’s activities and lots of great information about our services!  If you’ve hired a nanny in the past, are an expectant mom or just need a reliable child care solution for an event or date night, we’re here to help!

Never visited the Willard area of South Portland?  Here are a few of our favorite places:

Scratch Baking Co.

scratch baking co south portland maineScratch Baking Co. has been a go-to spot in South Portland since 2004.  They use only the highest quality ingredients, including King Arthur and Aurora Mills flours, local Maine eggs, and real butter.

They’ve become famous for their hand-cut and freshly baked bagels. Their first daily batch often sells out quickly, but you’re likely to see a new batch if you’re ok with a short wait. Some of our other favorites are Scratch’s giant cinnamon rolls and huge chocolate chip cookies. Choose your favorite treat and enjoy it on their picnic tables in front of the store.

Visit their website at scratchbakingco.com

Willard Scoops

willard scoops ice creamWillard Scoops is hands down, our favorite ice cream shop in Maine! Their flavor combinations are creative, the ice cream is delicious and there’s something for everyone!

If you have trouble deciding, we recommend trying the “Salt Caramel”. Salted Caramel desserts have become popular in recent years, but none of them rival this one.  It’s creamy, rich and will not disappoint!  The kids are sure to love their “Halloween” flavor, which is full of large pieces of Halloween candy. If you’re adventurous and enjoy a little heat, order the “Subburn”, a strawberry-habanero ice cream.

Click here to find them on Facebook.

Willard Beach

willard beach south portland maineWillard Beach is a small, quiet and clean beach in the Willard neighborhood of South Portland. Go for a swim, soak up the summer sun and enjoy a beautiful view of the islands and lighthouses in Casco Bay.

Willard Beach has everything covered, including showers, restrooms, and a snack bar. There’s a free parking lot which accommodates 75 cars, a few steps away from the beach.


For more information on Willard Fest, visit their website at willardfest.org, or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WillardFest/


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