Chamber Chatter

March 7, 2017

In This Issue
Ribbon Cutting at Morning Glory Restaurant
After Hours Information
2017 Area Guides are In
Member Highlights



         2017 Area Guides Are In!
    Stop by the Chamber and get yours today!
    Member Highlights                   
    456 Portland Road, Bridgton:
    Macdonald Motors has earned and maintained the prestigious Chrysler Five-Star Recognition. The Bridgton dealership is a state-of-the-art facility located on Route 302. Macdonald Motors has received several awards over the years such as the Chrysler Highest Sales Satisfaction Award in New England, and the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

    150 Wiley Road, Naples: 
    Our 1870 home is a small working farm and a bed and breakfast. All our rooms have private baths and are furnished with country Victorian décor and period antiques.
    Our herd of Nubian dairy goats provide us with fresh milk and cheese and we also make goods milk soap. Our B&B guests enjoy breakfast featuring fresh ingredients from the farm.

      221 Portland Road, Suite 101, Bridgton:
    We here at McIver Electric have proudly served the Lakes Region area for 40 years with the highest quality electricians available to serve all your electrical needs.
    We have built our business on great customer satisfaction. Our fleet of 8 trucks coupled with our office staff ensure you are being serviced with the utmost respect. From the incoming call to the solution our prompt service to our customers remain our goal. Our 24 hour duty electrician leaves no doubt we will not leave you in the dark.
    We have a full stock of electrical supplies along with standby fully automatic power supply generators.
    We do residential, commercial and industrial wiring of all types specializing in wiring new homes and rewiring older homes, pole setting capabilities and underground service installations.
    We are the largest electrical contracting company in the Lakes Region area. Give us a call - We'll wire you!!!

    79 Old Waterford Road, Lovell:
    Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $93.8 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally.The company's businesses deliver their products and services through branches and offices; a network of 1,287 ATMs; telephone banking centers 800-KEY2YOU® (800-539-2968); and a website,®, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day..
    18 King Hill Road, Naples:
    Offering full service, liquor licensed catering. Our services include fantastic food, rentals, locations, bar service, servers, all brought right to your door. Truly one stop shopping! Outdoor, tented weddings are our specialty. Lobster Bakes, BBQ, you name it! Voted #1 Caterer for second year in a row! Check out our website at for menus, pricing or to talk to our consultant, Vicki Toole, Owner.





    Today we spin four lifts and will have 29 trails open. The snow is getting rave reviews, come and try one of our groomers.
    We'd like to extend a special welcome to the Special Olympians who are with us today. We hope you have a wonderful day!
    This afternoon we host the final race of the CCC Season - Good Luck racers!

    Today's Conditions
    Temperature: 31°F
    Surface: Machine Groomed
    Trails Open: 29 of 43
    Groomed Trails: 26
    Lifts Open: 4 of 5
    Parks Open: 2 of 2
    Surface: Machine Groomed
  • Base Depth: 25-32"
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    A 15% discount on any computer technology or regular adult enrichment class, excluding medical classes.
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    Blood Orange Brownies

    1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    2/3 cup all purpose four (unbleached)
    ½ cup Chocolate Espresso balsamic (Tasteful Things)
    1/3 cup
    Blood Orange EVOO (Tasteful Things)
    2 large eggs
    1 tbsp milk
    1 ½ tsp pure orange extract
    1 tsp baking powder
    ¼ tsp salt

    Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 8 inch square baking pan. Mix together flour, Choc. Esp balsamic, baking powder and salt (set aside). Beat remaining ingredients together in a mixing bowl on medium speed until well combined. Add flour mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake 22 - 25 minutes.

    Town of the Week

    Harrison is located on Route 117 at the northern end of Long Lake. Art and culture are very much alive in Harrison due to Deertrees Theater and Cultural Center, The Backstage Gallery at Deertrees and several other studios. Whether it's learning to dance at The Ballroom, taking karate lessons, ice skating on Long Lake, playing at The Field of Dreams, touring Scribner's Mill or participating in one of the recreation departments many programs for young and old, there's always something to do in Harrison.
    Thirty-six square miles encompass Harrison, which has a population of about 2,300 people. Like other towns and villages in the area, the population increases significantly in the summer. Clubs and organizations include Harrison Friendly Riders Snowmobile Club, Lions Club, Scouts, Masons and Eastern Star among others. Students in grades K-6 attend Harrison Elementary School before moving on to the Oxford Hills Regional Middle, High and Vocational Schools. Restaurants, tourism, summer camps, realty, marinas, excavation, construction, home businesses, retail shops and a variety of service industries form the business sector of the community.



      Hypnotist Roderick Russell At The LHE/PAC
    At: Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts center on Friday March 10th at 7pm
    Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Fryeburg Academy Class of 2018
    For more information call the box office at
    207-935-9232 or email

    Click Here to find out what's going on at DAC

    Lake Region Community Ultimate Yard Sale

    *Proceeds will help BRAG and the Ham Rec. Complex

    May 20th 2017 ultimate yard sale
    9:00am - 3:00 pm
    Spaces are available     
     10'x10'   $10.00  
     10'x 20'  $20.00
     General Public Admission $1.00

    Larry Carter


    Late Winter Snowshoe Hike at Pleasant Mountain

    March 11 ·  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Join Loon Echo staff for a late winter adventure offering waterfalls, stunning views and a mystical Red Pine Woodland.  Our planned route for this snowshoe hike on Pleasant Mountain begins by ascending the Bald Peak Trail to Big Bald Summit. (1,900 ft. elevation gain)  From there we will venture over the North Ridge Trail to the North Peak and then down Sue's Way Trail back to the parking area. This 3 mile hike requires snowshoes or traction devices, proper non-cotton clothing,
    plenty of snacks and water. Hiking Poles are highly recommended.  Meet at the Bald Peak parking area at 9:00 AM. Approximately 5 hours. Strenuous  

    All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes.  For hikes and work days, always wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and varied terrain. Events will be cancelled when dangerous conditions or heavy weather are forecasted and any changes will be noted on our website and Facebook page. For more information, please contact (207) 647-4352, or check our website at for updates and additional activities.

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