July 9, 2019
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

After Hours - Denmark Arts Center
2019 After Hours Schedule
Member Highlights
2019 Maine Lakes Brewfest

After Hours
Thursday July 25, 2019, 5-7pm

Denmark Arts Center
50 West Main Street, Denmark

*Open to the public
After Hours in 2019

  • 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!!!

Brewfest Ticket Prices Go Up
August 1st!

BUY NOW and SAVE!!!!

Member Highlights
Bella Point Bridgton
Our Residential Care Center is a secure unit in a country like setting. 57 residents can reside in this spacious home-like setting with a fish tank, large dining room, several outdoor spaces and many living rooms. Many of the double rooms are quite large and allow for residents bringing their personal belongings from home.
The Bridgton News
An independent weekly newspaper published each Thursday, serving Bridgton and surrounding Lake Region towns of western Maine since 1870.
Bridgton Veterinary Hospital & Dental Care Center

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Bridgton, ME and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
Freedom Boat Club of Maine
Enjoy affordable, maintenance-free boating at our three Maine locations - on Casco Bay in Portland and Yarmouth and in the Sebago Lakes region on Brandy Pond in Naples. Multiple membership plans available PLUS access to boats at 180+ clubs in U.S., Canada and Europe. We manage all the maintenance, cleaning and repair tasks so you can just focus on making memories adn having fun.
Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations
Gene began his career in 1976, as a fish taxidermist. He began fish carving in 1984 and is considered a master fish carver among his peers. Inspired by this relatively new art form, he has watched its popularity quickly growing among everyone from sportsmen to art connoisseurs. He eventually stopped his fish taxidermy practice in 2000 to focus more on "Catch and Release" fish carving. He is now 65 years old and has spent his life studying fish anatomy and color. He has an extensive collection of profiles, measurements and photographs of the hundreds of fish that have passed through his studio. This collection allows him to produce beautiful, accurate and long lasting reproductions that increase in value. Visit the Gallery to see a few of his many works of art. We have compiled a selection of images that are beautiful and also depict just some of Gene's scope of work. Whether your interest lies in his award winning woodcarvings, paintings, or other art, we have examples from his actual gallery.
Hayes True Value
Since 1965, Hayes True Value Hardware & Rental has been committed to serving the Greater Bridgton & the Lakes Region of Western Maine. No matter how big or how small your project is, we're always here to help. From our expansive True Value Rental department to our vast selection of colors from both Benjamin Moore and our own EasyCare paints, Hayes True Value Hardware & Rental is always here for your needs.
Town of Bridgton
Now Hiring
The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for work in the Town’s parks, cemeteries, and transfer station. This is a full-time seasonal position, 40-hrs per week with some weekends required.

Applications are available at the Town Office and on-line at https://bridgtonmaine.org .

Please submit an application to: Jim Kidder, Public Works Director, 3 Chase St, Ste 1, Bridgton, ME 04009.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Rufus Porter Museum

Tours given from 10 - 3:30 , Wednesday - Saturday
                 (Closed Sunday - Tuesday)
121 Main St., Bridgton
2019 Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 25
Midway Opens 6:00 pm
Fireworks 9:30 pm
Thursday Night Grand Prize Drawing 10:00 pm

Friday, July 26
Chicken Barbecue 5:00 pm
Music 5:00 pm
Midway Opens 6:00 pm
Childrens Parade 7:00 pm
Friday Night Grand Prize Drawing 11:00 pm

Saturday, July 27
Casco Days Pancake Breakfast for Project Graduation 2020 8:00 am
Road Race 9:30 am
Midway Opens 10:00 am
Grand Parade 2:00 pm
Casco Days Volunteers Supper Break 4:00 pm Casco Village Church Supper 4:30 pm
Midway Reopens 6:00 pm
Rick Charette & the Bubble Gum Band 7:00 pm Grand Prize Drawings10:00 pm
Coming Soon...
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
13th Annual International Piano Festival
A presentation on "Bees and Bears" by...
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
An evening of acoustic folk music...

Wet on Wet technique
Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8:00

JOHN HIGBY “The Yo-Yo Guy”
JULY 19 th at 7:00pm


Note from American Legion Riders Chapter 67 Bridgton, ME:

The Lopeman Potts Post 67 is proud to host the 2019 summer rally of the American Legion Riders. As in the past it will be held on the 3 rd Saturday in August. (August 17 th .) at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot St. Bridgton, ME
The Rally will be held in conjunction with our “Save The Post” Campaign.
100 Years of Service to the Nation & Community!
Please join the American Legion Post 67 in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of both the American Legion and Post 67!!!

8-10:00am - $5

11:30-2:00pm - $5

At 3pm we will fire up the grill for chicken, burgers and dogs. We'll also be serving potato salad, pasta salad and baked beans.
$10 Donation.

American Legion Post 67 officers were installed Saturday June 1, 2019 by District II
Commander Curtis Merrill and acting Sgt at Arms Bill Stuart.
The installation of officers followed the Pancake Breakfast at the Bridgton Community Center. 
The revitalization of Post 67 continues. This slate of Officers have their work cut out for them over the next year. 
L to R Standing: Sgt At Arms Michael Brady, Finance Officer Ron Edson,
Service Officer/Chaplin Kelly Ela, Historian Skip Brown,
L to R Front Row: Post Adjutant Bill O’Neil, Vice Commander DJ Brady, Commander Donald Mulcahy
Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival
For more information including ticket purchases, programs and artists’ 
bios, please visit our website: www.sebagomusicfestival.org.
Season subscription holders for all five concerts will receive many benefits, including savings on tickets, invitations to open rehearsals, post-concert receptions to meet-and-greet the musicians, and a vintage CD from past concert performances.
Click HERE to view their website for activities and dates!
Click HERE to view their website and upcoming events
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
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
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