July 11, 2017

Chamber Chatter

In This Issue

Chamber Presentations

Sebago Days

Art in the Park

After Hours


3rd Annual Naples 5K

Member Highlights

Chamber Donates to the Lakes Region Substance Abuse Coalition
 The Chamber presented a check for $1,779.61 to the Lakes Region Substance Abuse Coalition from proceeds from the charity auction back in May. Pictured are: Front Row from left - Chatherine Clough-Bell, LRSAC, Mindy Bulter, LRSAC, Cathy Finck, LRSAC, Sue Mercer, Chamber ED, Sarah Gormady, Birthwise, Dell Foss, LRSAC
Back Row from left - Charlotte Kelly, Key Bank, Chip Keinath, LRSAC, Bridgton Police Chief Stillman and Madelyn Litz, Lake Region Fryeburg Area Adult Ed
Chamber Thanks Lakeside Garden Club for work at the Butterfly Garden
The Chamber presented the Lakeside Garden Club with a certificate to thank them for all their hard work and dedication keeping our Butterfly Garden looking so beautiful for so long.     Pictured from left are: Judy Alderman, Sue Mercer – ED Chamber, Susan Wallace, Judy Tenzyk, Marcia Harris and Pat Brandenberger!
July After Hours
Bridgton Highlands Country Club
379 Highland Road
Bridgton, ME 04009

Thursday, July 27, 2017

See  you there!
Now Open!
(located at 2 Cottage St., Bridgton, ME)
 OPEN 7 DAYS = Mon - Sat 10 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Call 207-647-2400 for more info.

We are a traditional Chocolate Shop. The majority of the candies we sell in the store are made right here in our kitchens, by us! The name of the store comes from two inspirations - the building we've been in for 20 years looks like you'd imagine a Bavarian Cottage may look. And the chocolate formula we use was originally a German Chocolate recipe - thus the name Bavarian Chocolate Haus!

Member Spotlight
79 Wateine Shores Road, Casco

Leonardo & Co, PA

…is a modern tax and accounting firm dedicated to servicing business owners and high net worth individuals throughout Maine and beyond.  Our staff is sharp and enthusiastic.  Our clients expect a premium level of service and expertise from the professionals they hire.  Leonardo & Co. exceeds those expectations.

156 Deertrees Road, Harrison

In 1936 a marvelous opera house was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. It was designed by Harrison G. Wiseman, a famous theatre architect with the instruction to, “Design the most technically perfect theatre possible”. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack Style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the then 350 seat, now 300 seat theatre was considered as fine as any on Broadway.

To read more click HERE

177 North High Street, Bridgton

Enjoy the quiet of an off road lakeside location and the personalized service of a small family operated motel located on the west shore of Highland Lake in beautiful Bridgton, Maine. Large rooms with fully furnished kitchen area, air conditioning, cable TV, wireless access. Sandy beach, boating, lake cruises on our pontoon boat, fishing.

7 Main Street, Bridgton

Seafood  store selling live lobster and fresh seafood daily.

Sign up to volunteer at this year's Brewfest and get FREE
Brewfest T-Shirt
Hot Dog / Hamburger
(provided by Bridgton Lions Club)
Bottled  Water

Volunteers Sample for just $5.00

Contact Angie at 207-647-3472

Sounds Above The Lake
Acoustic Concerts at Noble House Inn
  Thursday July 13, 2017  
6:30pm - 8:30 pm Show
RSVP to innkeepers@ noblehousebb.com  

WAITING LIST WILL BEGIN WITH 25TH RSVP - please let us know you want to come asap!!!    Out on the lawn - weather permitting so bring your seating and a picnic is fine.  Wine, soda, water, cookies, and snacks available for purchase.
Wine Tasting
Saturday, July 15th, Noon-5:00.  

Always free.  Always fun.

Featuring Wines of Italy.  Most of you are familiar with Chianti, Pinot Grigio and maybe even Barolo, but this tasting will feature some of Italy's hidden gems.  Stop in and discover your next favorite Italian wine.
Casco Days
 Casco Days 2017 July 27-28-29.

Great time to host a family reunion, invite friends from out of town to enjoy a truly unique event. Thursday Fireworks; Friday Chicken BBQ, and Children's Parade; Saturday Road Race, Grand Parade, & Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band.
Thirsty Thursdays and Mountain Top Lobster Bakes are Back!

Thirsty Thursdays &  Mountain Top Lobster Bakes are back at Shawnee Peak!

For more information click HERE

Naples for the Arts
 Join Naples For The Arts, for our 6th year on the Naples Causeway, overlooking Long Lake with views to Mt. Washington.

Held in the heart of the Lakes Region, the exceptional quality artwork from our Artists and Craftsmen, surrounded by beautiful scenery, make this art show a favorite summer event for our local friends and visitors for everywhere.

Come and enjoy the great art, music, and fun at the Naples For The Arts, Annual Art and Craft show.

August 5, 2017: 9am - 5pm | Rain date: August 6, 2017.

Fern Hill Farm B&B

A 10% discount on standard room rates.

Noble House Inn

10% off standard room rates

Songo River Queen II

$2.00 off all adult tickets.  $1.00 off all child tickets.

Maine Roots Acupunture & Herbal Medicine

 $50 Consultation for Acupunturce

Do you have something going on in your neck of the woods? Let us know!
  • We will put your event in our weekly Chamber Chatter
  • Deadline for the chatter is Friday!
  • Your event will post the upcoming Tuesday

Call the Chamber at 207-647-3472 or email to officemanager@mainelakeschamber.com

2017 SEBAGO-LONG LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL:   Program I – Inspiring Mozart Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, ME  

Bridgton Lake Region Chamber Members get 40% Discount for Program   The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival is excited to open its 45th anniversary season on Tuesday, July 11th, at 7:30 P.M. at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. All five chamber music concerts at Deertrees are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. through August 8.   The opening concert, Inspiring Mozart, offers works that are delightful, lively, and triumphant. Come and join the celebration!   READ MORE   Individual tickets are $25. Five-concerts subscriptions are $100. FREE for anyone 21 and under. Purchase tickets on-line: http://sllmf.org/tickets/. For Chamber discount, contact Carol Madsen at Carol@sllmf.org.  For more information, please visit our website: www.sebagomusicfestival.org.

Thursday Night Scramble
Thursday Night Scramble
Starting June 1st, 5pm
The popular  Thursday  Night Scramble returns to Bridgton Highlands this  Thursday, June 1st . Tee off is  5 PM  sharp. Everyone is welcome, bring your own team or sign up as a single and we will place you on a team.

Please call the Golf Shop at 207-647-3491 to sign up today.

Come join us for this fun weeknight event!

Bridgton Community Center
Click HERE to view programs and events at the Bridgton Community Center

Summer Classes

Yoga for All

This class is designed for the beginner to the intermediate, focusing on strength and flexibility 2 Sessions, Mondays and Thursdays Starts week of July 24, Crooked River School, Casco

$48 each session

Fun with Essential Oils

Learn about essential oils and what they are used for. Plus make your own products to take home. July 24 at Crooked River School, Casco $14 (* $15 lab fee paid directly to instructor at start of class) 

READ MORE, Contact our Casco office 627-4291 for more information or go to our website lakeregion-fryeburg.maineadulted.org to register Lake Region Adult Education & Fryeburg Area Adult Education 1437 Poland Spring Rd. Casco, ME 04015,  207-627-4291 adulted@lakeregionschools.org

Wake Wizard Wednesdays

Introducing Wake Wizard Wednesday! Come in to the shop for 5% off any wake board related purchase on Wednesday's this summer!

Here the Wizard is holding the 2017 Hyperlite Murray Pro Model with Team open toed bindings, a great deal for only $539.99.

Check back next week for the Wizard's first piece of wake board advice!

Board Members Needed
Hidden Treasures Emporium/Community H.E.L.P. is looking for energetic and diversified individuals to join their Board of Directors!  If you feel you have some spare time, they would greatly appreciate your help!  They are also looking for someone with grant writing experience to help them fulfil their funding so they can continue to support the residents of Bridgton.   Please email bridgtoncommunityhelp@gmail.com or call Patti at 207-647-5000
Explorer Bus Schedule

The Lakes Region Bus is now the Lakes Region Explorer and has an expanded route that includes Bridgton!  Click here to download and print the schedule. Click here to view the quick reference card. Click here to view the advertisement.

RTP has been working closely with the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), Maine Department of Transportation and the Public Health Program at the Opportunity Alliance (TOA) to increase the convenience and sustainability of this valuable service for the Lakes Region community.

A survey of over 400 Lakes Region residents, conducted by GPCOG and TOA this spring, indicated strong support for the service. One in six respondents noted that the lack of a vehicle, or reliable access to transportation, can be a barrier to employment for them. To read the full report on the survey, visit http://www.gpcog.org/transportation-land-use/transit/lakesregionbus/

Public Breakfast
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month starting in May
8:00am - 10:00am
American Legion Post #155
Route 11 Naples

Adult - $8    Children under 10- $4
Timberland Home Care is hiring!
 We are looking for caregivers with at least one year experience to join the Timberland Home Care family and provide home care from the heart for clients in Maine and New Hampshire. We have multiple openings available for reliable and compassionate caregivers. Apply online today: https://www.timberlandhomecare.com/nh-elder-services-employment