May 7, 2019
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

After Hours - Twin Hearts Farm Bed and Breakfast
2019 After Hours Schedule
Chamber Auction - Taste of the Lakes - Bob Marley
Member Highlights
2019 Maine Lakes Brewfest

After Hours
Thursday May 23, 2019, 5-7pm

178 Hancock Pond Road, Sebago

*Open to the public
After Hours in 2019

  • June 27 - Bridgton Historical Society at Narramissic in Bridgton
  • July 25 - Denmark Arts Center in Denmark
  • August 22 - BRAG at Kendall & Anna Ham Complex
  • September 12 - Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell
(Joint event with Bethel Chamber of Commerce)
  • September 19 - Chalmers at Dragonfly Barn in Bridgton
  • October 24 - Bridgton Rotary Club & Sebago Long Lake Music Fest in Bridgton
  • November 21 - Chandler Funeral & Cremation Services in Bridgton

Mark your calendars!!!

If you would like to participate in this event and showcase your food, we would love to have you! Please contact the Chamber at
647-3472 or
Brewfest Tickets Go On Sale


Member Highlights
Mack's Place
We are a local family run restaurant which opened in May 2014. After years of entertaining for large crowds in our home and doing some small side-catering, and having our guests tell us over and over again, "You guys have got to open a restaurant," we finally did it! We have a passion for food and have found that great food brings joy to the wonderful people in our life. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring that same joy to our customers.
Gary's Olde Towne Tavern
Restaurant, Brewery & Bar set in farmhouse built in the 1860's. Outside bar Checkpoint 70 open in the summer and provides another stage for outdoor entertainment. Live bands every weekend!
Camp Micah

Welcome to the official Facebook page for Camp Micah. Camp Micah is a traditional, Co-ed, Jewish, overnight summer camp located in Bridgton, Maine. We are located on secluded Peabody Pond and offer a full range of fun activities.
Lake Region Caterers, Inc.
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
Campfire Grille
Campfire Grille is a family friendly full service restaurant in the Maine Lakes Region... featuring creative American comfort food, fun cocktails, craft beers on tap, a super friendly atmosphere and Complimentary Local COACH Service on the weekends...Come on in and Gather Round our Campfire!
Annette's Country Skillet Diner
12 lakes plaza drive Beside Aubuchons. rt 302- Breakfast lunch & dinner Sandwiches -Soups-chowders and Chili - baked good. Maine Maple Syrup
Towanda's Specialty Food & Deli
Towanda's Specialty Foods& Deli is a Specialty Food and Deli., located in Bridgton Maine.

At Towanda's Specialty Food & Deli, we aim to offer busy lives a convenient and healthy alternative to dining, by combining the quality of gourmet dishes with the convenience of take out.
All of our dishes are cooked from scratch, using fresh local ingredients whenever possible. For those customers looking for a more leisurely meal, we offer the option to dine in.
Bridgton House of Pizza
Closing in on 30 yrs of good quality food and service! Come Try The Best! #bhopbar

Great food, fast, Great Prices, specialty pizza, Free Wi-Fi, air conditioned, Free Delivery (minimum order required).
More food & entertainment at The 2019 Home Garden Flower (with Cannabis) Show

Now in its 19th year, the show will run May 17-19, and continues to add events and entertainment to complement the experience of attendees as it expects to feature 150 exhibitors. The show will offer everything from tomato plants to perennials, from granite pavers to tractors, as well as CBD edibles and therapeutic oils.
May Calendar

9th - 8:30pm Jazz History Class-Mike Sakash & Cohort (6 classes)/ Mountain Top Music Center

11th - 7pm COMEDY Jake & Company UNCENSORED - Lakeside Laugh Lab

16th - 7-8:30pm Jazz History Class-Mike Sakash & Cohort (6 classes)/ Mountain Top Music Center

19th - 4pm Songs of The Wild West by Singers workshop

23rd - 7-8:30pm Jazz History Class-Mike Sakash & Cohort (6 classes)/ Mountain Top Music Center

25th - 11-2 JUNE BUG SHOW opening with Lady Bug Rock Painting & Bug Building w/Naturalist Leigh MacMillen Hayes

30th - 7-8:30pm Jazz History Class-Mike Sakash & Cohort (6 classes)/ Mountain Top Music Center
  Warm Bacon & Kale Salad with Sun Dried
Tomato Vinaigrette

Been a long hard winter, this will put you in the “Spring” spirit. 
- 10-12 stalks Kale (Bridgton Farmers Market)
- 5-7 Radishes, sliced thin (Bridgton Farmers Market)
- 4 pieces Bacon, diced
- 2 Tbsp  Sicilian Lemon Olive Oil (Tasteful Things)
- 6-8 Sun Dried Tomatoes, diced (Bridgton Farmers Market)
- 1/2 Fuji Apple, cored and diced
- 2 Tbsp  Sun Dried Tomato Balsamic Vinegar  (Tasteful Things)
- 1/2 cup Almonds, chopped (
Prepare the kale by removing the center stems and dicing the leaves finely then adding to a bowl. Add the radishes. Set aside.
In a medium size skillet cook the bacon until crispy. Spoon the grease out of the pan.
To the bacon, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the sundried tomatoes and apples. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until warm.
Add the vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes to reduce a bit.
Pour the warm dressing over the kale and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped almonds(we get our from
Enjoy immediately or let it rest at room temperature for 30-60 minutes for the flavors to marinate.


Over 30 concerts, special events, and theatrical performance tickets for Deertrees' 83rd Season are online and ready for you to purchase. Purchase early for best ticket
prices and availability.  

Visit our online ticketing source:
How Businesses can Win with
Facebook - Augusta

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Location:  Purdue University Global,  14 Marketplace Dr., Augusta
Cost: Free!
Short Description:  This workshop is designed for businesses that have a Facebook presence but are looking to take the next steps to create better engagement and reach their target audiences through the latest techniques, including boosting and sponsored content. 
Sponsored by: 
TD Charitable Foundation.
For more information and to register:
Financial Cash Flow Projections - Augusta

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Location:  Purdue University Global,  14 Marketplace Dr, Augusta
Short Description : Learn how to prepare detailed financial projections, including start up costs, and projected cash flow analysis. 
Sponsored by: 
TD Charitable Foundation  
For more information and to register
Hash-tagging Bravely on Instagram

Date:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 
Time:  9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Location:  Oxford Hills School District Building, 232 Main St., South Paris
Short Description:  Totally confused about hashtags? Not sure what the "rules are" when you're on Instagram? This session is designed to guide you through the basics of the Instagram platform and the strategies you need to get comfortable posting to Instagram to build your business. 
Sponsored by:
TD Charitable Foundation.
For more information and to register
The Basics of Buying or
Selling a Business

Dates and Times:  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
Cost:  Free!
Short Description:  Do you want to buy or sell a business? How do you find the right business or a qualified buyer? What is the right price? Buying or selling a business is different than a real estate transaction: there are specific legal, accounting and process issues that need to be understood by both parties. 
For more information and to register:
   Babysitting Class
The Bridgton Community Center will be offering a Babysitter’s Training Course:
Thursday, June 20 from 9 am to 3 pm at the community center.

Allison Ross, EMT, “United Ambulance” will be conducting this course. Attendees will receive a certificate at the end of the course

The basic course gears toward 11 to 14 year-old youth, teaching the information on Leadership: Safe and Responsible Babysitting, Basic Care: The Heart of Babysitting, Stop: Think Safety, Safe Play, and Basic First Aid including infant and child Heartsaver CPR
Fee for this class is $40.00 which covers the cost of the book and a CD as well as other information that participants will be able to take home with them for reference.

Class size is limited to 14 candidates.
Bring a bag lunch.

Registration for this class must be made before Thursday June 13. For more information or to register, please contact the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116.

We are looking for volunteers to distribute lunches to kids, program is M-F. Your commitment can be for only one day per week, 11:30 - 1:30ish. Call Carmen at 647-3116.
Mother's Day High Tea
Clipper Merchant Tea House
Now taking reservations for our Mother's Day High Tea. Two seatings: 11:00 am or 2:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate your special Mum and the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria. Call 207-803-8111.

Great British Breakfast Club

Sunday, May 19, starting at 10:30
We will present the full Irish breakfast, with eggs, ham, bangers, fried tomatoes, black pudding, potato pancakes, and Irish soda bread.
The '75 Scottys will again provide upbeat live music.
Reserve by calling 207-803-8111.

Click HERE to view their website for activities and dates!
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and activities!
                        Youth Services
Every Week:
Tues : Tunes for Tots 10:00 am-11:00 am at Youth Department
Tues:  LEGO Club 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at Computer/Youth Services
Tues: Story Book Club 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at Meeting Room
Fri:  Preschool Storytime 10:00 am-11:00 am at Meeting Room and Children's Room
Adult Services
Every Week:
Tues:  Technology Help 10:30 am-11:30 am
Tues: Knitting and Needlecraft 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Wed:  Conversational Spanish 4:00 pm-4:45 pm
Everyone loves a good book sale, and EVERYONE loves the annual book sale at the Bridgton Public Library!

This year’s sale will be Saturday, July 6, and we need volunteers to help us! From moving tables and boxes of books, to helping patrons and collecting payments, it’s a fun and worthwhile way to support your local Library! The funds raised last year helped to sponsor writing workshops, author talks, children’s programs, community interest workshops, and many other things.

Please click on the link below to indicate how you’d like to help. If you have any questions, you can call Trish at 632-4143.

We at the Library are thankful for all the support you give us throughout the year!

See you at the sale!

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