July 10, 2018
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

Bridgton's 250th Birthday Bash
After Hours - Denmark Arts Center
Brewfest Tickets on Sale Now! Buy Early and Save
Member Highlights

The Chamber would like to express our deepest condolences to the Gyger family on the passing of Tom. Jennilee, Ski Patrol Director for Shawnee Peak, summarized Tom’s professional achievements:
“Most of you are aware that Tom was an instrumental member of our Patrol family, a member for 50 years. (1967-Present) Tom first joined Pats Peak Ski patrol in 1967 before moving to Maine in 1979. He and his wife June were the driving factors behind our volunteer patrol for many years, Tom having been the Volunteer Patrol Director. Over the years Tom has been an instructor, developer, senior program director, Maine Region Medical advisor, Maine Region Awards advisor, Eastern Division Junior program advisor and OEC course instructor. Tom received a National Appointment number (#5922) in 1981, was inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2014, was awarded a distinguished service award and most recently received a 50 year patroller achievement award. Tom impressively volunteered hundreds of hours, probably thousands of hours of his time while holding all of these positions and simultaneously ran an Apple Orchard and cross country ski center (Five Fields Farm).
Happy Birthday Bridgton!
Bridgton celebrated its 250th birthday this past Saturday at the Bridgton Community Center. It was a great day! The Chamber was on hand giving out free cotton candy and popcorn.
July After Hours
Denmark Arts Center
50 West Main Street, Denmark

Thursday, July 26th
Brewfest Tickets On Sale Now! Buy Early and Save!!!!

*No Back Packs, Coolers or Outside Food/Drink

Member Highlights
Westwood Cottages
Wake up to the sun rising over the lake and a loon? song. Step outside with your morning coffee and head out in your rowboat to catch that early bass or trout. Comfortable cottages on Wood Pond, 2-3 bedrooms kitchen, bath with shower, screened porches or decks, sandy beaches, sunny lawn or shady pines and much more..
Tasker Payment Gateways
TaskerPaymentGateways.com offers high-risk payment gateways and e-commerce solutions for online merchants in the vape, FFL, online cigar, wine, beer, spirit or supplement business. We work with merchants locally and nationally, in retail, phone sales, e-commerce, and direct response sales. We offer one on one dedicated support for high-risk online merchants using popular carts such as WooCommerce or Shopify.
Sunrise Property Management
Full service property management company including grounds maintenance, plowing, shoveling, mowing, fall and spring cleanups. Docks installed and removed.
Premier Physical Therapy
Premier Physical Therapy is co-owned by Erica Pond Green PT, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS),CSCS and Leo Credit, PT MS of Gray Physical Therapy.
Marie's Kitchen
In Marie’s Kitchen in the Heart of Naples, Marie prepares meals daily using only fresh and quality ingredients. Never are preservatives or additives added to a meal. No meal ever leaves the kitchen that Marie would not serve to her family. Marie’s meals accommodate everyone’s budget, taste and life style. Not finding what you want on the menu? No problem, Marie will do her best to accommodate your request.
Vacation season is upon us. Consider adding Ian Flanigan's live house concert at the beautiful Noble House Inn. $10-$15 suggested donation.
From the Inn keepers
"We are happy to invite our community and all who are in the area to attend house concerts at Noble House Inn. You are always welcome to arrive from 6 pm on and the concerts begin at 6:30 and go until around 8:30 with a break about halfway through generally. Please RSVP by email as seating for the inside concerts is limited to 30 and if the weather is bad, the summer concerts have to move inside and the first to rsvp will be attending. Please be courteous to the guests for the inn and leave the front parking lot available for them. There is parking in the back and alone the street in the summer and my neighbors don’t mind! For the winter, I will have cones out reserving the spaces I need for guests and you can park anywhere that is available. The summer concerts [June, July, and August] are outside, weather permitting, so please bring blankets, chairs, and bug spray - whatever you need to be comfortable. Light snacks, wine, water, and sodas are available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own snacks, drinks or picnic BUT NO ALCOHOL please! - my liquor license does not permit it! Come enjoy the music!!! There is a link provided for each artist which provides more information and music samples from each performer. If you want to be on the mailing list for concerts ONLY - please let us know by email and we will let you know each time a house concert is coming here."
Advanced ride tickets are available at the Harrison General Store and the Village Tie Up. They are $5 for a strip of 5. Each advanced ride ticket is good for one ride regardless of what the sign says at the ride. For example, if the ride says it requires 4 tickets per rider, you will only have to give them one ride ticket per rider. These are on sale only until noon on July 5th. These tickets are only good for this year's Harrison Old Home Days and are non refundable.
AARP Smart Driver Class
The Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton, Me. will host the AARP Smart Driver course from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. A snack lunch is suggested to bring. Advance registration no later than July 20 is requested as class size is limited. To register, call the BCC at 647-3116. The registration fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
This four-hour refresher course is for experienced drivers 50 years of age and older. Topics include safe driving strategies, defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. There are no written tests. The class helps drivers adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Drivers in Maine 55 years of age and older are entitled to discounts on their insurance premiums for three years after taking or re-taking this course.
More information may be found on the Internet at DriverSafetyMe.weebly.com
The Chamber would like to thank our
Premiere Members for their
continued support!

In addition to our regular five concert series at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison on Tuesday evenings, July 17 through August 14, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival ’s Board of Trustees is proud to announce an expansion of the Festival’s Community Outreach Program. These community concerts are different and sometimes shorter, with an emphasis on education or healing. Free to dedicated audiences or by donation only, the expansion is made possible by our generous sponsors. The Festival will hold community concerts in Auburn, Bridgton, Falmouth, Norway and South Paris and will continue its annual repeat concert on Chebeague Island that begun in 2000.

Discover the Joys of Classical Music:
           Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Auburn United Methodist Church 
           Sunday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Shalom Synagogue Center in Auburn
           Sunday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton
           These outreach concerts for the communities of Bridgton and Auburn-Lewiston are        sponsored by Hae-Soon Hahn & Steven Rosenbaum, Dee & Tom Stegman, and Davis         Family Foundation.
Healing through Music:
Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Foreside Harbor in Falmouth
                This program is sponsored by Dee & Tom Stegman, Bath Savings Institution, and                      Skillins Greenhouses.
Wednesday, August 1:
2:00-2:45 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation
3:30-4:15 at Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine at McLaughlin Gardens in South Paris
6:00-6:45 at Bridgton Health and Residential Care Cente r
           In its third year, these outreach programs designed to bring the power of music to nearby           medical and senior facilities for patients, residents, staff, volunteers, and family. This      program is sponsored by Dee & Tom Stegman, Hae-Soon Hahn & Steven Rosenbaum,          Davis Family Foundation, and Norway Savings Bank.
Chebeague Concert: 
Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Chebeague Island
           This annual repeat concert is sponsored by the Chebeague Friends of Music since 2000.
Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut:
           Friday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old           Saybrook, CT
           For the first time, we are partnering with Chestnut Hill Concerts, a festival in its 49th      season in Connecticut, and our last concert will be repeated in Old Saybrook, CT, in           collaboration with that distinguished festival.
For more information about these programs and our Festival Series at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine, check our website: www.sllmf.org

Community Calendar

Sebago Food Pantry, - 9-10:30am (3:30-5:30pm 2nd Monday) Nazarene Church , Rte 114.
FMI 787-2177

Naples Food Pantry - 10-11:30am, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI 595-2754

Bridgton Food Pantry - 11am-1pm, Methodist Church, 98 Main Street. FMI 647-4476

Harrison Food Bank - 6-7:30pm. VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Rd. FMI 890-9742

FREE BREAKFAST, 7:30-9:30am, Naples United Methodist Church, 1000 Roosevelt Trail

Sweden Food Pantry, 11am-1pm, Sweden Community Church Rte, 93. first and third Wednesday of the month only.

Free community Kettle Supper, 5pm Bridgton Community Center

Farmers Market, 9am-12pm, United Methodist Church 219 Main Street Bridgton

Sebago Clothes Closet9am-12pm, Warming Hut, Rte 114, Sebago FMI 787-2177

Farmers Market, 9am-13pm, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell
Do you have something going on in your neck of the woods? Let us know !
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Call the Chamber at 207-647-3472 or email to officemanager@mainelakeschamber.com
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
Free Pet Tag with adoption of a Cat or Dog
Jones & Matthews, P.A.
Free 30 Minute Consultation
Fern Hill Farm B & B
A 10% discount on standard room rates.
Saco Valley Sports Center
A 20% discount per each game of bowling, except specials, and a 20% discount on the hourly rate for golf, except specials.