April 9, 2019
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

After Hours - Clipper Merchant Tea House
2019 After Hours Schedule
Chamber Auction - Taste of the Lakes - Bob Marley
Member Highlights

After Hours
Join us for April's
After Hours
Clipper Merchant Tea House!

Thursday, April 25th

32 Main Street, Bridgton
After Hours in 2019

  • April 25 - Clipper Merchant Tea House in Bridgton
  • May 23 - Twin Hearts Farm Bed & Breakfast in Sebago
  • 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 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 officemanager@mainelakeschamber.com
Member Highlights
Augustus Bove house
Our Inn has been welcoming guests since 1890. First known as The Naples Hotel, the Inn stands as one of Naples finest year round accommodations. Once you arrive at the Augustus Bove House Bed and Breakfast, you will be welcomed into a beautifully decorated Victorian era home. Your Innkeepers Carol and Dennis Hodgkins, Will provide you with quaint, comfortable rooms with a spectacular, delicious homemade breakfast each morning. In the summer months you can enjoy your breakfast outside on our scenic porch which looks out over Long Lake and the historic Naples Causeway.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate / The Masiello Group
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group has been a trailblazer in Northern New England real estate since 1966. Our strengths include the diversity of our services, depth of our affiliations and the expertise of our agents.
With 36 offices throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont , our family of home ownership-related service providers deliver quality real estate experiences with enthusiasm, expertise and integrity.
More homeowners trust The Masiello Group to sell their homes than any other real estate group in Northern New England. Our agents are the most experienced in the area, with the highest sustained level of customer satisfaction year over year. 98% of our customers would refer us to friends and family.

Camp Sunshine

Celebrating over 25 years on the Naples Causeway. Sun Sports is your original watersports headquarters. Selling and renting the best brands in the industry. You can shop top brands year round online, and visit our store in Naples, Maine to buy or rent all summer. Rent Aquaglide bouncers or paddleboards, or try skis, tubes, wakeboards, kneeboards or ZUPs. You can also book time at our ski school - Maine's #1 Wake and Ski Academy. We have been teaching people to ski, wakeboard, wakesurf and waterski for more than two decades. Learn with the best. Shop online now at sunsportsmaine.com or call us at 207-693-3867 with questions.
DeerTrees Theatre
Deertrees Theatre is a performing arts center located in Harrison, Maine, United States. The theatre was founded by the distinguished opera director and singing coach Enrica Clay Dillon in 1936 and is now owned and operated by the non-profit Deertrees Foundation. As home to the Deertrees Theatre Festival, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, the BackStage Gallery, and the Salt Lick Cafe, Deertrees is one of the most active summer theatres in the Northeast. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Maine Register of Historic Places, it is sanctioned by the Actors' Equity Association as "a small professional house."
Evergreen Credit Union
Evergreen was founded in 1951 as the S.D. Warren Credit Union located in Westbrook. The mission was to serve the employees and families associated with the S.D. Warren paper mill. Sappi later purchased the mill and continues to operate on the same site today. As we grew and our membership expanded, we changed our name in 1999 to Evergreen Credit Union. To accommodate further growth, we built and moved into our new corporate offices at 225 Riverside Street on the western edge of Portland, one mile from our founding site at the mill. To gain efficiencies and better serve all Cumberland County, Evergreen merged with Greater Portland Municipal Credit Union (GPM) in 2007. The GPM corporate office on Broadway in South Portland became our fourth branch, adding to Portland, Windham and Naples. In 2018 we added York County to the communities we serve.
Easter Bunnies Galore!!!!!

Stop by one of our two locations for sweet Easter treats!

April Hours:
CLOSED Wednesdays and Thursdays.   
Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday 10:30-5pm
Sundays 12:00-5pm
BRAG'S 5TH Annual
Easter Festival
April 13, 2019


Old Bridgton Town Hall
26 N. High Street

Admission: $6 per person

The Easter Bunny will be here from 10-11am
Join us for crafts, games, egg coloring and more!

Enjoy this super easy to make garlic & herb toasted baguette alongside pasta and marinara, salads, soups or as a base for sandwiches.
- 1 Baguette, cut in half lengthwise
- 2-3 Tbsp Caramelized Garlic Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Garlic & Herb Dipper or Tzatziki Spice mix
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Turn the baguette on its side and cut in half lengthwise. Place both pieces on a baking sheet.
Drizzle evenly with olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with dipper/spice mix.
Place the seasoned baguette in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes, until golden but still soft.
Pull apart or slice into pieces and enjoy!
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:  https://conta.cc/2U6gXss
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 registerhttps://conta.cc/2OWs5aH

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 registerhttps://conta.cc/2FZm34P

Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) is hosting several events this month- there’s something for everyone!

Earth Day Hike at Bald Pate Mountain Preserve
Celebrate Earth Day with Loon Echo staff and friends! On Monday, April 22 nd from 5-7 Loon Echo Staff will lead hikers up to the rocky (and maybe snowy) summit of Bald Pate Mountain. This fun annual event is family and dog friendly. At the summit, attendees may share an original or favorite poem that embodies the spirit of Earth Day. Hiking boots or shoes, water and snacks recommended.
Spring Trail Work
Join LELT and Maine Appalachian Mountain Club volunteers on Saturday, April 27 th at 9 AM to spruce up the Ledges Trail on Pleasant Mountain after a long winter. Tools and training on trail work techniques will be provided for volunteers. This work-day will be strenuous and participants should be prepared with appropriate work clothes (pants and sturdy boots) along with plenty of water and snacks. Volunteers should meet at the Ledges trailhead parking area at 8:45 AM. This event is free, however registration is required by contacting Jon Evans, LELT Stewardship Manager, at 207-647-4352 or emailing stewardship@lelt.org .
Paint Night in Harrison
On Saturday, April 27 th from 3-7 PM, support Loon Echo Land Trust while enjoying a night of fun, friends and art! Loon Echo and Paint the Town in Harrison have partnered to host a paint night fundraiser for the land trust. Admission to this event is $40, which includes the materials and instruction to paint “Maine Paradise” as well as a donation to LELT. BYOB, but snacks will be provided. Space is limited, sign up today at www.painthtetownwithme.com.

Babysitting Class
The Bridgton Community Center will be offering a Babysitter’s Training Course on Monday, April 15 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 Monday April 8. For more information or to register, please contact the Bridgton Community Center 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.

Also at the Tea House:

Scrabble Night is this Thursday, April 11 from 5 - 8 pm. Relax with friends over tea, wine or a hearty Ploughman's Platter. Enjoy our elegant ambiance. We provide the Scrabble Boards; you provide the words and spring cheer!
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
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!

Please take a moment and fill out our survey! Click HERE
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