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FREE • Issue 5 WINTER 2013-2014

Mt Abram Explores

a New Model for Ski Area Survival

Red Bull FROZEN Rush Comes to Sunday River Ski Resort

SS Milton - Coastal Maine Seafood and More in a Relaxing Environment

Ski Depot and the Jacques Boys How they found a new home at Sunday River

Back Country Skiing

at Carter’s Cross Country Centers

Roast Duck a l’Orange

and Other Delicious Holiday Delights

As Well as a Listing of Local Events

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Antique Timberframe

Mountain Trail Views Village WalkTimber to theCreek Slopes $338,500 $325,000

Sunday River Road Private Chalet - Bethel $459,000 $265,000

Breathtaking Lake Views $349,000 Breathtaking Lake Views $329,000

Viking Village - Ski in/out

Mountain $629,000 Area Vacation Home $252,900

Ideal Ski House

Minutes to the Mountain MinutesNew! to the Mountain $324,500 New!

$264,000 Private Log Sided Chalet $339,000


8 Bedroom B&B Newly Remodeled Timber Frame Ski House $599,000

Sunday River Road $459,000

Custom Birch Woods Home $384,900

Custom Birch Woods Home $384,900

Hutchinson Pond Waterfront $339,000

Timber Frame Ski House Sunday River Road $459,000 Will View Ski House

Hutchinson Pond Waterfront $339,000


4 Bdrm. Mountainside Chalet $519,000

Spectacular Views & Home $499,000

Gehring Green Townhomes $445,000

Gehring Green Townhomes $445,000

Great Vacation Home! $297,500

Beautiful Custom Home! $459,900

Exceptional Village Area Home $349,000

Minutes to Skiing! Location! $289,000

Mt Abram Ski House $269,000

Meadow & Mountain Views $199,000

Red House Farm Village $349,900

Outstanding Ski House $584,000

Will View Ski House $319,000

Timber Creek Chalet $338,500

Log Cabin - Water Access $259,000

Log Cabin - Water Access $259,000

Skiway Views 4 bedroom New! Skiway Views $345,000

Sunday River Post & Beam $270,000

Waterfront Ski Home $349,000

South Pond Shores Cabin $329,000

Private Log Sided Chalet $339,000

4 Bdrm Southern Exposure $295,000

4 bedroom New! $345,000

Sunday River Post & Beam $270,000

South Pond Shores Cabin $329,000

Mt Abram Area Chalet $249,000

New 4 Bdrm Chalet - Views! Under Construction $317,500

Private Log Home - 9 Acres $249,000

Birch Woods Chalet $296,000

Great Location Sunday River $275,000

Powder Ridge Ski House $350,000

Renovated Farmhouse $295,000

Great Views! Hanover $299,750

4 Bdrm Southern Exposure $269,000

Mountain Area Vacation Home $252,900

Private Log Home - 9 Acres $249,000

Great Location Sunday River $275,000

Ski & Boat Waterfront $225,000

3 Bedroom Chalet Bethel $229,000

Charming In Town Bungalow $149,900

Now is the time to buy. Take advantage of historically low interest rates combined with a great selection of properties.

Waterfront Get-A-Way $199,900

Charming Country Cottage $115,000

Ski House at Birch Woods $329,900

Beautiful Historic Farmhouse $469,000

Amazing Mountain Views $227,000

Howard Pond Area Cabin $125,000

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To all area listings visit Charming Bungalow Bethel Village Home Southern Village Cute AreaMtRanch Villageview Area -Intown w/Apartment Mountain Top Retreat Farmhouse4- Bdrm 49+- Acres WaterExposure Views - Close to Town Abram A-Frame Village - w/Apartment VillageArea Area - w/Apartment $199,000 $149,900 $214,900 $199,000

Commercial - Top Bethel Village Mountain Retreat $129,000 $175,000 $255,000 $129,000

Village Area - w/Apartment $214,900

Commercial - Bethel Village $255,000

Great Views! - Hanover

Indian Pond Cottage Riverfront Home - 7 Acres Indian$299,750 Pond Cottage $359,000 Riverfront Home - 7 Acres $199,000 $359,000 $199,000

Powder Ridge $359,000 Barker Brook Cabin Barker Brook Cabin Stunning Country Colonial Stunning Country Colonial $129,000 $129,000 $299,900 $299,900

Mt Abram Condo $126,000

Sunday River Inn Sunday River Inn West Bethel Chalet West Bethel Chalet $799,000 $799,000 $199,900 $199,900

Sunny - Near the Village WaterViews Views- Close - Close to Town Farmhouse - 49+Acres Water $399,900 $129,000to Town $279,000 $200,000 $139,000 $399,900 $129,000 Sunny - Near the Village $200,000

Water Views - Close to Town $139,000

Cute Mt Abram A-Frame

Cute Mt Abram A-Frame $115,000 $149,500 $115,000 Cute Mt$115,000 Abram A-Frame $115,000

IdealParadise Vacation RoadHome Home Paradise Road Home Paradise Road Home $239,000 Will View $252,900 $250,000 $239,000 Paradise Road Home $250,000

Renovated Farmhouse Waterfront Cabin Breathtaking Lake Views Viking Mt Village Ski House Farmhouse - New! Grand Views! Milton Hot Tub - Sauna - Views! Abram Ski House AllFarmhouse Season Get-A-Way Mt Abram Trail Access Log Home Stately Home 51+- Acres - New! $190,000 Grand Views! Milton Hot Mountain Tub - Sauna - Views! Mt Abram Ski House $329,000 $619,000 $160,000 $229,900 $314,000 $429,000 $130,000

Bethel Village Home Mt Abram Cabin Bethel Village Home $295,000 $185,000 Mt Abram Cabin $155,000 $185,000

All Season Get-A-Way $220,000 $229,900 $220,000


Minutes to Skiing

Mt Abram Trail Access $239,000 $314,000 $239,000

Mountain Log Home $239,000 $429,000 $239,000

Songo Pond Cabin

Stately Home 51+- Acres $280,000 $130,000 $280,000

Bethel Inn Condo

South Ridge Condo $259,000 Warm & Cozy Home Warm & Cozy Home

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Chamberlain Condo $149,500

Howard Pond Camp Howard Pond Camp Howard Pond Camp Howard Pond Camp $160,000 $160,000 $190,000 $190,000

Eden Ridge Townhouses $149,000+

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Warm & Cozy Warm & Cozy HomeHome $175,000 $175,000 $175,000 $175,000

Slopeside Condos $105,000+

Bethel Office Condo $148,000


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Songo Pond Retreat Deer View Cabin Taylor Woods Home 34 bedroom / to Deer View bedroom /2Cabin 3bathroom bathroom 12 Minutes Sunday River Taylor Woods Home

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New Museum Now Under Construction , Maine d Bi-color Tourmaline, Newry


An Educational Resource, Where Curiosity & Learning are an Ongoing Process

Zoned Tourmaline Slice Georgetown, Maine 1961

Morganite, Bennett Quarry, 1989

The MMGM exhibits will tell the complete story of mining, minerals, and gems; how minerals form, found, and mined; the historical and current industrial uses for minerals; and the art of cutting gems and creating jewelry. This will be the world’s most extensive collection, exhibits, and archival documents of Maine mining, minerals, and gems in one location. Miner tours will allow a “start to finish” experience of this fascinating field. The Museum store will allow visitors to own many of the types of Maine minerals and gems on display. From simple and inexpensive gifts and souvenirs to spectacular, unique and custome designed and custom ordered items. In addition, the MMGM will feature exhibitions of out of this world meteorites, fossils, and other minerals. Newry, 1972

Maine Mineral and Gem Museum

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Photos of Gems Jeff Scovil

The MMGM will be a world class Museum focused on preserving and exhibiting Maine mineral specimens, gemstones, and historical documents that tell the story of Maine’s mining history. Never before has this history been told in one place and this extensively.

Publisher’s Note Thank you for picking up the Winter Issue of Bethel Living Magazine! This is the time of year when Bethel glowingly bustles with activity. More than half of our winter population is from away, arriving here to frolic in our wonderful snow and celebrate the Holidays with family and friends. In the Bethel Area we know how to celebrate winter with skis, sleigh rides, hot mulled cider and crackling fires. Our village is THE place to be when the snow falls! In this issue we have articles on Mt Abram’s new model for ski area survival, and the craziness of the Red Bull Frozen Rush event at Sunday River in January. We report on the cozy SS Milton restaurant, and share the history of Ski Depot and the Jacques brothers. We also delve into Back Country Skiing with Carter’s X-C Ski Centers, pass along some holiday dinner suggestions, and deliver the area events listing. Bethel Living is published quarterly and distributed as a free publication thanks to the support of our advertisers and contributors. My appreciation runs deep for everyone involved and I extend my sincere gratitude to my amazing support team.

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Mt. Abram Explores a New Model for Ski Area Viability

For almost 30 years Hurricane Ski Slope in Falmouth, Maine introduced thousands of people to the sport of skiing -- until it closed in the early 1970’s. Just down Route 1, Mt. Agamenticus (The Big A) in York, Maine sold season passes for $60 -- until it shut down in 1974. Hobb’s Hill, Mt. Quito, Devil’s Den -- bygone names on the list of lost ski areas that used to dot the map of Maine; more than 70 in all. Nationwide, thousands of small areas -- some no more than a rope tow and a fire pit -- have given way to the mega-resort and destination skiing. Here in our corner of the Western Maine mountains we’re lucky enough to still have four ski areas within a 40 minute drive from downtown Bethel. From large to small each spot has it’s own charms -- the special magic that makes generations of skiers return year after year to celebrate the sport. And no mountain has a more intensely loyal fan base than Mt Abram, located in nearby Greenwood, where a new ownership model is taking shape. With approximately 5 different owners over the past 20 years, it became clear last spring that Mt Abram would require a more stable financial model going forward. Enter Jamie Schectman and Dave Scanlan, founders of the Mountain Riders Alliance, a new entity with a focus on the preservation of small and mid-size community ski areas. Their mission is to develop values based, environmentally-friendly, rider-centric “Mountain Playgrounds” that encourage minimal carbon footprint business practices and alternative energy creation, while making a positive impact in the local community. The Mountain Riders Alliance was hired to manage operations at Mt Abram for the 2013-2014 season, and at the same time oversee the formation of a community based co-operative of 200-300 members to purchase and operate the area in future seasons. The results of a 2012 customer survey meshed with MRA’s vision to create a “Mountain Playground” under community ownership, administered by a board-run cooperative that will preserve the long-term goals of 6

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the area and it’s residents. A “Mountain Playground” has several components: first, it’s a place for riders (the combined term for skiers and snowboarders) which focuses on uphill transportation and downhill fun. Second, it harnesses the know-how of volunteers and active community members to provide cutting-edge green energy generating systems. Third, an increased emphasis on year round activities. And finally, this model, which Scanlan and Schectman have been working on for over 3 years, envisions co-ops such as Mt Abram benefiting from shared best practices, volume discounts, cross-marketing and consolidated services with other small mountain co-ops. Combining as few as three small ski areas under one umbrella reduces the cost of everything from insurance and marketing to grooming equipment and food services. Reduced expenses and increased profits will enable small ski areas to thrive, a great outcome for all the players in the snow sports industry. Green energy initiatives are nothing new for Mt Abram, as evidenced by winning the 2012 Environmental Excellence Golden Eagle Award for small resorts from the National Ski Areas Association. Their wood pellet burner system, purchased locally from Maine Energy Systems in Bethel, produces radiant heat throughout the lodge floor using locally sourced pellet fuel. In another bid for clean energy Mt Abram installed an electric vehicle charger next to the lodge for their use as well as the use of customers with electric cars. Future plans feature an expansion to convert other mountain vehicles to electrical operations as well. Another exciting development was the award from the USDA of a Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant of $235,000 to install 869 solar panels. Construction will begin Spring 2014, likely across the street in the overflow parking lot. The installation will offset annual energy usage for snow making and lift operations, as well as all other mountain operations. Electricity is by far the greatest expense in the snow sports industry (after payroll), with prices constantly rising. This

system allows Mt Abram to reduce costs through long-term payback. Passion and excitement are building at Mt Abram for the new season and the new direction. Hoping to draw more families and racers from around the Portland area and across southern Maine,

there will be extended hours of operation on Thursdays and Fridays until 7pm.Thursday nights will continue to have Pizza night, and Friday evenings will feature a Town League Racing program with competition from 5-7pm followed by live music from 8-10pm. Take time to slide into the West Side Lodge, the Loose Boots Lounge or the Main Lodge Cafeteria to check out the restructured menus offering healthier choices and tastier treats. Thursdays will feature the best Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard deal around: lesson, lift ticket and rentals for $25. Families can leave their little ones with Deb Doyle (owner of Bethels Hostel), the new Day Care Manager. Tubing is fun for all on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. On the operations front, Mt Abram has just purchased a new second groomer, and snow will be made on Lower Easy Rider this season to enable better connectivity from the West Side Lodge. Opening Day is Friday, December 13th for season pass holders only -- with everyone else invited to join in the next day. Community will be the focus for the future Mt Abram, with Jamie as the Marketing Director and Dave as Mountain Operations Manager working with all interested parties to forge strong partnerships in what Jamie refers to as a pot-luck mentality, or a “filling the karma basket”. The timing is perfect -- Mt Abram is sure to reap what they sow. Thanks to the Mountain Rider’s Alliance, Mt Abram is now the incubator of family ski area preservation..

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Big Sky, Montana March 21-28, 2014 $1,550 p/p Double Occupancy With 5,750 acres spanning three mountains, the Big Sky-Moonlight Basin interconnection gives you access to 30 lifts, 5,750 skiable acres and 4,350 of vertical drop. The sheer magnitude of the area coupled with an extensive lift system make lift lines virtually non-existent.

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Red Bull Frozen Rush 10 January 2014, Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry, Maine

Red Bull Frozen Rush redefines snowsports by bringing a new head-to-head off-road race to the slopes. Eight 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks will defy the wintery conditions to rip figure eights, fly off jumps and climb snowy inclines at Maine’s Sunday River resort. Eight drivers will test their skills on uncharted territory in search of a mountain champ. From 10am to 2pm right here in Newry, skiers and snowboarders will share the contours of Sunday River’s South Ridge with he best off-road drivers on the 10

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planet and their 4x4 trucks blazing the trails and dodging slalom gates. The race format will be a bracketed, single elimination with two drivers on course at a time. The United States Auto Club has sanctioned the race and will oversee the competition to ensure that Frozen Rush will be an amazing experience for both spectators and competitors alike. Walk up viewing is free and welcomed. On top of the race you’ll find Après Happy Hours in the Red Bull Show Hauler, exclusive tours of the off-road truck pit lanes, driver meet and greets, and a parties at the Foggy Goggle all as part of a big week of festivities and racing action. See the Red Bull Frozen Rush web site for more information and complete event schedules. Off-road truck racing is normally reserved for the dirt speedways of summer, spring and fall, but there is nothing usual about Red Bull Frozen Rush. First explored by three-time TORC Series Champion Ricky Johnson in February 2013 at Mount Snow ski resort in West Dover, Vt., the 49-year-

old former motocross and supercross athlete enjoyed the challenge of taking on uncharted territory like soft snow, steep terrain, ice and freezing temperatures and wanted more off-road drivers to experience the thrill. “I was really inspired by what my Pro4 could do when

challenged with the unique terrain earlier this year. 2013 was a small step to the real thing,” said Johnson. “I’m excited to see what these trucks are made of when the action of racing in a headRed Bull Frozen Rush 2014 to-head is thrown in Driver Ricky Johnson there. There is a lot to look forward to.” Conquering the slopes doesn’t come without its set of technical challenges. Each racing truck must be specifically modified in order to adapt to the harsh weather conditions. One-of-a-kind, studded and specially designed Mud-Terrain tires from BFGoodrich’s Research and Development team will arm the veteran motorsports racers as they attempt the nearly mile long course, rising over 550 vertical feet before beginning their decent. Red Bull Frozen Rush will air on NBC in 2014 as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Bethel LIVING |


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Testimonials I purchased a home in Bethel, Maine 5 years ago, based on a spectacular view of the Grafton Notch. Over the years the view has diminished due to tree growth. Kevin Blood, through selective tree removal, has restored the view as was seen at the time of the purchase. Andrew Robinson • Bethel, ME

After Kevin Blood reclaimed our view by expertly trimming, thinning and removing the many trees that had grown and obstructed our beautiful mountain vista, we quickly sold our house which had been on the market for an extended period of time. Thank You Kevin! Michael L. • Newry, ME

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• Full-Service Contracting from Start-to-Finish • Construction and Land Packages

• Home Design Service • Plumbing & Heating Service Mowing & Lawn Services

• Co-Owners of Mahoosuc Realty & Mahoosuc Rentals

Savage Contracting PO Box 358, Bethel, ME 04217 207-357-1093


TIMBER CREEK VILLAGE Located only minutes from the Bethel village, Timber Creek Subdivision has mountain views of Sunday River Ski Resort and the White Mountains. Lots range in size from 1.47 acres to 3.37 acres. Lot boundaries were strategically placed to provide privacy to each homesite. Driveways are roughed in, building envelopes have been cleared, lots have been surveyed and soil tested.

Nice neighborhood with underground power, paved roads, stone walls, split rail fencing. Direct snowmobile access – close to ski resorts, golfing and all area recreation.

Build Packages Builder packages available in a wide price range. We’d be happy to meet with you to discuss building possibilities.

207-824-2771 | 16 Parkway, Bethel ME 04217 For More Information call Savage Contracting 207-357-1093

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The Mountains Seafood Restaurant! S.S. Mi l ton offe rs a wi de s e l e c ti o n o f e n tré e s w i th a n e mp h a s i s on fre sh seafo o d f ro m th e c o a s t o f M a i n e .

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SS Milton on Main Street in Bethel As the owner/operators of Lakewood Camps at Middle Dam in Errol, Maine for 27 years, Sue and Steve Milton learned a thing or two about offering quality food and hospitality to their guests. After selling the camp and moving to the Bethel area they continued to hone their management and operations skills in the food service industry at the renowned Walsh & Hill Steakhouse and several other local eateries. As their appreciation for the subtleties of finer cuisine grew Stan and Sue became passionate about the variety and complexity of flavors from the sea. They also fell in love with the Bethel Community and began to look for a situation that would enable them to use their business and culinary talents most profitably. So when Mother’s Restaurant in downtown Bethel went up for sale they jumped at the chance to begin a new venture with a focus on fresh lobster and fish. Their offering to the dining scene in Bethel, dubbed the SS Mil-

ton, is located in the heart of downtown and offers the charm of an 1850’s home, with four small dining rooms. It presents visiting guests with a comfort and coziness unlike anywhere else. Stop in and visit with Sue and Steve Milton soon. You’ll find them and their comfortable eatery a peaceful and relaxing treasure that brings the grace notes of the Maine coast into the heart of the mountains. Chef ’s Signature Items include Apple Jack Onion Soup made with apple cider, a touch of Apple Jack Brandy and topped with a parmesan crouton, provolone and swiss cheese. Carribean Shrimp consists of sautéed shrimp with a spicy blend and served with a tropical fruit sauce. Special Entrees include Boothbay Fettucini which is Maine lobster, Sea Scallops and Gulf Shrimp in a white wine cream sauce, over Fettucini. Scallops Nantucket is Sea Scallops baked with white wine, lemon, cheddar cheese and topped with a Ritz Cracker topping. Favored Desserts are Raspberry Bread Pudding and Maine Wild Blueberry Crisp. Stop in and relax with Sue and Steve at SS Milton on Main Street in Bethel and enjoy a lovely meal in a charmed setting soon. Bethel LIVING |


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New Location at Sun Overnight Tuning & Ski Rentals

Visit the Premiere Boot and Ski Shop on the Mountain

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(207) 824-2519 • 1-866-754-3376 111 Skiway Road (Previously Jack Frost), Newry, Maine 2LOCATIONS Locations LIVING | 182Bethel

12 Riley Road (US Route 4), Jay Maine (207) 824-2519 • 1-866-754-3376

nday River! Ron and Kenny Jacques probably never heard the adage “do what you love and success will follow” because the noise at their jobs in a Jay, Maine paper mill kept conversation to a minimum. But this story of two brothers with a passion for skiing and a knack for technology gives new vigor to that trite advice. One powdery day back in Kenny Jacques 1996 Ron and Kenny spent a super day ripping up Sugarloaf Mountain on skis, enjoying their favorite sport and having a great time. On their way home the discussion turned to the lack of a good place to purchase ski equipment despite the fact that, at the time, there were two established ski shops in Jay and several more on the road to Sugarloaf. By the end of that snowy ride the basic plan for Jay’s third ski shop was inscribed on the back of an envelope -- or some scrap of paper scrounged off the car floor. Ron’s interest in computer technology paid off twice as the brothers put their plan in motion. Before heading to the Providence Ski Show, Ron created a computer presentation with a map showing the existing retail ski outlets surrounding Jay and ideas on how to do things better. They left Maine thinking they might entice two suppliers but drove home with backing from Atomic, Elan, Head, K2, Dynastar, Lang, Koflach, Tyrolia and more! The first store opened with pocket change in the drawer, four dozen pairs of skis and six dozen pairs of boots. Sales were steady, but the snowy winter of 1996 was followed by a couple years of less than stellar conditions on the slopes. They still had their jobs at the mill, and so, hoping to expand their sales reach Ron purchased the ‘’ domain name in 1997. While many people wondered who in the world would buy skis using a computer, the brother’s quit the mill, shipped their first pair of skis in 1998 and never looked back. As early adopters in the bonanza of on-line retailing quickly became Fisher ski’s largest retail dealer, and for a period of time, the third largest e-tailer in the country. Ski Depot currently sells and ships over 3,000 pairs of skis to customers around the world with many of their skis ending up as far away as China. The Jay ski shop continued to grow, currently employing a

dozen people and necessitating a move into a larger building situated along the Androscoggin River, but other attempts at local expansion into traditional brick and mortar stores were short lived. Then, this past summer, just before the 4th of July, the Jacques boys received a call from Fred Cowan, the owner of Jack Frost, a popular retail store on the Sunday River access road. Fred was looking to sell his location and knew that Ski Depot would be an excellent company to service his customer base. Ron and Kenny jumped at the opportunity, offering Sunday River skiers a place to find volume ski prices at a familiar venue. Ski Depot brings a huge selection of equipment to the new store, catering to racers and freestylers, all skiers new and old -there is something for every skier on the hill. Freeriders will be stoked with the amazing assortment of Line skis and Full Tilt boots. Kenny Jacques is personally overseeing all operations, with Hakan Adams at the helm in the bootfitting department. A full service tuning shop downstairs will take care of binding adjustments, ski tuning and maintenance with Jeffrey “Dewey” Dewhurst and Bruce Cummings manning the counter. The mission to create a truly great ski shop that customers trust and return to time and again is just as important today as it was on that car ride 16 years ago. Stop in and see why Ski Depot at Sunday River and the crew that run it will be your new favorites.

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"Voted Best Martini 3 years in a row!" Authentic Italian Cuisine & Martini Bar Specialty Martinis • Fine Italian Food • Extensive Wine List Steaks • Salads • Children’s Menu • Open Daily 5pm


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207-824-3496 • 22 Broad Street, Bethel

“If we don’t have it... you don’t need it!” Open 7 Days!

Delivery available for groceries, pizza and liquor, NY Style Pizza, Boars’ Head Meats, Fresh Cut Steaks, Beer, Wine, Produce, Tobacco Products and more.


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Reservations Accepted Lobsters * Seafood * Steaks * Pasta * Pizza Pub Fare * Full Bar * TV’s * Cold Draft Beers ½ Pound Burgers * Catering Available

Present this Coupon for $5 OFF the purchase of $25 or more! Dine In only. Limit one coupon per party per visit.

33 Cross Street • PO Box 69 • Bethel, ME 04217 (207) 824-2139 • 1-800-858-2139 Fax: (207) 824-3554

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Carter’s X-C Ski Center

Cross Country Ski Centers, Sales, Rentals & Lodging

We have one of the best selections of quality cross-country equipment in Maine. 420 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford, Maine • 786 Intervale Road in Bethel, Maine

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Go Back Country OR Cross County at Carter’s Want to try the latest trend for on-snow enthusiasts? Get over to Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center and put some Back Country skis on your feet! Back Country skis are wider, have more shape, are more stable and come with or without metal edges. BC boots and bindings feature a more solid connection to the ski, enabling skiers to get onto less populated trails and ski with more floatation in deeper snow. A visit to Carter’s offers many trails designated for Back Country skiing and snowshoeing. With over 30 years in business the Carter family has established locations in Bethel and Oxford; each with it’s own full-service ski shop and unique ski trails. They sell and rent snowshoes as well as BC, touring and racing skis for everyone in the family. The Oxford shop offers one of the largest selections of quality ski equipment and accessories in New England -- they have exactly what you need to take joy in this winter wonderland. Outside, find 25km of groomed nature trails running through pristine fields and woods. Ideal for beginners and people who want to snowshoe, and open all winter 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. The newly built 24’ x 24’ 2-story timber frame addition at Carter’s Bethel location houses the rental shop and the only full service Nordic ski shop in the Bethel area. Spectacular views

abound as the 45km of groomed trails wander along the Big Andrscoggin River, then roll and wind their way through open fields and beautiful woodlands. The best views from any ski area in Maine await as you climb up Farwell Mountain to reveal the magnificence of Grafton Notch and a majestic look at the Presidential Range. Choose to descend through deep snow BC terrain or glide your way back on the groomed corduroy. Book an overnight stay in the new ski lodge, or one of three off-grid trailside cabins. Guests at the lodging sites receive a free trails pass for use at either location. Please call ahead for hours of operation at 207-539-4848. The Carter family’s goal is to make cross country skiing a part of your life; to enjoy the sport as they do. They look forward to seeing you out on the snow very soon.

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Ode to the Holidays and toWinter! The Holiday Season and Winter is a time to

reminded of the wonder that surrounds us all

pause, a time to be thankful, and a time to cel-

year long. Relax and enjoy the shortest days

ebrate and reflect. It is a time to enjoy those

of the year with celebrations of food, family,

closest to you, with the celebration of life and

friends and love.

joy. By being grateful for what we have we are

Angry Al’s Oysters

Winter Roasted Vegetables

From Alex Nevens of the Newcastle Publick House



2 dozen shucked oysters with their liquor 1/2 lb. bacon, pan browned 1/2 cup chopped spinach 1/4 crumbled bleu cheese 1 small bottle of your favorite hot sauce

1 large sweet potato, skin on, chopped into 1” cubes 1 medium bulb of fennel chopped in small cubes 1 Vidalia onion, chopped into ½” cubes 1 head of garlic, cloves separated but left whole 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, chopped in half 1/4 Cup dried cranberries or cherries 2 generous Tsp. duck fat, bacon fat or butter 2 Tsp. Coconut oil Salt & Pepper

Directions Carefully shuck oysters and loosen from their shell by giving them a half turn. Be sure to reserve them in their liquor (natural juice) in the deeper side of their shell. Arrange them on a pan to carry to the grill. Lightly sprinkle chopped bacon, bleu cheese, spinach and hot sauce over the oysters. Grill over coals until liquor just begins to bubble and serve immediately, at least 3 oysters per person. 24

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Chop all vegetables and toss with melted fats, salt and pepper in a large roasting pan. Roast uncovered at 400°F for 35 minutes, stirring at least twice, until edges begin to caramelize. Serve directly from oven to table in a festive dish.

Roast Duck a l’Orange

Raspberry Bread Pudding A delicious recipe from Sue & Steve of SS Milton



2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, about 6 oranges, orange rinds reserved 1 (5-pound) duck, cleaned, with innards, wing tips and excess fat removed 2 oranges, zested 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon Peychaud Bitters 1-1/2 cups duck or chicken stock 2 tablespoons arrowroot dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup Grand Marnier liqueur

Combine the following and let stand for 15 minutes: 3 cups of bread torn into small pieces 8 oz. unsweetened raspberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 Tbs. melted butter

Directions Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Roughly chop the orange rinds and place in the cleaned duck cavity. Place the stuffed duck on a baking rack over a baking sheet with 1/2-inch of water. Bake until skin turns golden brown and lightly crisps, about 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300 degrees and continue cooking until duck reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees, about 1 hour. In a medium heavy saucepan combine the orange juice, zest and sugar over medium high heat and reduce to 3/4 cup. Add Peychaud Bitters to orange juice gastrique and set aside. Add hot duck stock to reduced orange gastrique and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes to reduce. Add arrowroot mixture, to thicken.

Directions Fold in 2 well-beaten Eggs Pour into a 9” cake round and bake at 375° until firm and slightly brown, approximately 45 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with Vanilla Sauce.

Vanilla Sauce Beat all of the ingredients below in a double boiler over simmering water until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup half ‘n half 1/4 cup butter 3/4 tsp. vanilla

Remove duck from roasting pan, reserving fat for later use. Remove orange rinds from duck cavity. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Add the Grand Marnier to roasting pan and place over 2 burners on medium high heat. Deglaze pan, scraping continuously with a large wooden spoon. Reduce for 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the orange sauce in the pan into a gravy boat and serve with carved duck. Store cooled duck fat in the fridge for later use on pizza, to roast vegetables, fry potatoes or pop corn Bethel LIVING |


CLEARWATER BUILDERS A tradition of Fine Home Building • Uncompromising Quality • Attention to Detail

Bruce Lilly - Owner

207-418-9922 •

Conveniently located in the Village of Bethel • Fresh & Local Produce Available in Season

• Custom Cut Meats

• Freshly Baked Breads, Muffins, Donuts & Cakes

• Beer, Wine & Liquor

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Specializing in Maine Gems, Jewelry & Minerals

Discover a wealth of amazing and exquisitely colored gems, some of which are already set in a variety of beautifully handcrafted contemporary and traditional settings. Or choose a stone and sit down with us to design an heirloom that you will treasure.

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Bethel Area | Local Events 2014 Ongoing Winter Events: Black Diamond Family Entertainment Series January-April at Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River Resort. Artists and performers presenting comedy shows, magic, music and more. 800.543.2SKI. Fireworks at Sunday River Resort 8:30 pm at South Ridge Lodge Jan. 13, 18, 25 Feb. 8, 15, 20, 26 Mar. 5, 8, 12, 15 Mt. Abram’s Full Moon Hike & Ski Jan. 11, Feb. 15, March 15 5:30 p.m. Take a guided winter hike to the peak of Mt. Abram to view a spectacular full moon. Meet at base area at 5:30pm. 2.5 hours round-trip. Reservations recommended, but not required. 207.875.5000. Bud Light Music Series Live music at the Foggy Goggle at Sunday River’s South Ridge base lodge. 800.543.2SKI Jan. 11 – Living on a Bad Name – Bon Jovi tribute band Jan. 25 – Dead Sessions – Grateful Dead tribute band Feb. 8 – The Peacheaters – Allman Brothers, rock n’ roll Feb. 22 – Dead Sessions – Grateful Dead tribute band March 1 – Rustic Overtones – Portland-based rock/funk originals March 8 – The Peacheaters – Allman Brothers, rock n’ roll March 15 – Turkuaz – funk March 22 - Dead Sessions – Grateful Dead tribute band March 29 – Shutdown Brown – Funk April 4 – Royal Hammer – Reggae

Jan. 6-10: College Week at Sunday River Resort. A full week of college fun, complete with parties, live concerts, comedy, special events, huge bonfires, and amazing deals. All events are open to ages 18 years and older. (800) 543-2SKI. Jan. 10 Red Bull Frozen Rush Frozen Rush brings eight 900-horsepower off-road Pro4 trucks and the best off-road drivers on the planet to race head-to-head on snow across the trails of South Ridge at Sunday River. On top of the race you’ll find Après Happy Hours in the Red Bull Show Hauler, exclusive tours of the off-road truck pit lanes, driver meet and greets, and a parties at the Foggy Goggle all as part of a big week of festivities and racing action. Jan. 12: National Winter Trails Day at Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Free rentals & trail pass for beginners. 207.539.4848 / 824.3880. Jan. 13-17: Sunday River’s Children’s Festival Week is for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy an entire week dedicated to families. Activities like scavenger hunts, live entertainment, movies, and themed Perfect Turn kids’ lessons - all with incredible savings for families - kids can ski, snowboard, stay, rent, and learn

Maine’s Most Beautiful Mountain Village

Sleigh Rides The Bethel Inn Resort A 1/2 hour trip on the beautiful trails behind The Bethel Inn Resort. Trips depart every 1/2 hour, 5pm - 7:30pm. $15 for ages 11 and up, $12 for ages 4-10, 3 and under free with an adult. December 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 January: 4, 11, 18, 25 February: 1, 8, 15, 18, 20, 22 March: 1, 8, 15

Your Four-Season Playground

Jan. 1: 30th Carter’s Last Stand. Come celebrate with a New Year ski or snowshoe at our Bethel location. Potluck lunch at 1 pm. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. 207.539.4848 / 207.824.3880. scan for mobile site


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for free when staying with their parents. 800.543.2SKI.

Feb. 22: Mt. Abram Ski Club Charity Auction. Mt. Abram Ski Resort. 207.875.5000.

Jan. 14: Rhapsody in Blue –This multi-disciplinary dance and visual arts residency will literally wrap students and community members into an innovative, multimedia set of dance and arts workshops leading to a set of public performances. Part of the Mahoosuc Arts Council’s Mountain Arts Series.

Feb. 25: Bonifontes Czech Boys Choir is known as one of the best boys choir ensembles in the world. Talented boys from 4 to 18 years of age come to Telstar High School’s auditorium as part of their world tour. 7 p.m. Part of the Mahoosuc Arts Council’s Mountain Arts Series.

Jan. 25 – Cause For Laughter – Mt. Abram Ski Area. Charity comedy event to raise money and awareness for autism and families with autistic children. 5 p.m. (207) 875-5000 Jan. 26 – Full Moon Ski at Carter’s XC Ski Center. 207.539.4848 / 207.824.3880. Jan. 27: Androscoggin Home Health Fundraiser, Carter’s XC Ski Center, 420 Main Street, Oxford, Maine, 207.539.4848, www. Jan. 27-31: Go50 Week at Sunday River Ski Resort. Show those young ‘uns that you can make first chair to last and still have room for fun. For Go50 Week, we’ve lined up Welcome Social, free Snowflake Factory tours, a wine dinner, live entertainment, and great vacation packages for skiers and snowboarders ages 50+. 800.543.2SKI. Feb. 1: Annual Whitegrass Festival & Maine Telemark Festival. The white slopes of Maine host New England’s only winter bluegrass jam on snow. 207.875.5000. Feb. 7-9: White Out Weekend (WOW) Sunday River is proud to host White Out Weekend in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club, and the DownEast Pride Alliance. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding with friends, plus events, parties, and more. Peak Party theme is Mardi Gras. 800-543-2SKI. Feb. 8: Flying Moose Classic. Classic technique, mass start at Gould Academy’s Pine Hill Competition Trails. 7.5 km or 22km timed races. Youth/Bill Koch League events too. 207.824.4099. Feb. 14: Valentine’s Ski Date at Carter’s XC Ski Center. Free chocolate for lovers. 207.539.4848 / 207.824.3880. Feb. 15: Rail Jam at The Bethel Inn Resort. The area’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders show off their moves on the USASA-sanctioned course at The Bethel Inn Resort. 800-654-0125

Mar. 1-2 World Adult Kickball Association kickball tournament on snow. Mt. Abram Ski Area. (207) 875-5000 Mar. 4: 29th Mr. Machine Event at Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Tour & Potluck. 11am. 207.539.4848/207.824.3880. March 8-9: WinterKids Downhill Derby at Mt. Abram Ski Area. 24 hours of nonstop skiing and entertainment to raise money for WinterKids, an organization dedicated to getting Maine kids and their families outside in the winter. (207) 875-5000 www.mtabram. com March 22: Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo - 9:30 am to 4 pm at The Bethel Inn Conference Center. Fishing guides, camps, retail vendors, fishing videos,fly tying competitions, outdoor authors and artists, prize drawings every hour. www.mollyockettu. org/Expo.html    207-824-3694 Mar. 29: 29th Annual Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon at Sunday River Ski Resort. Raise funds to support free programs for adaptive skiers and riders. Participate in a fun race, an obstacle course, and other great activities. 207.824.2440. Mar. 28-29: The  Dumont Cup. He broke the quarterpipe World Record in 2008 and then came back to introduce the firstever Dumont Cup in 2009, and this year, becomes an Olympic hopeful. Post-Sochi, Simon comes back to Sunday River for his biggest Dumont Cup event yet scheduled to take place on the newly-cut T72 trail, which Simon helped to design. Competition format will include an amateur event followed by a pro event; winner takes home big cash and prizes. (800) 543-2SKI www. Mar. 24: 24th Annual Eat the Heat Chili Cook-off & Firefighters’ Race. Watch firefighters compete in teams of five in full turnout gear and carrying a fire hose as they race down the mountain to raise money for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation. Then, sample chili from the best cooks in the state as they vie for the prize of “Best Chili Cook”and enjoy live entertainment. (800) 543-2SKI

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Driveways We can repair your driveway after the winter wear and tear. We also re-grade and resurface driveways and parking areas.

Rock Walls

Septic Systems We install new complete systems and do repairs on existing systems.

We can build rock walls to enhance the beauty and functionality of any landscaping or driveway project.

Material Delivery

Road Work We build entirely new roads and maintain existing ones. From cutting new roads through the woods to grading and compacting gravel, we build and maintain safe long lasting roads.

Land Clearing

Our Bethel gravel pit supplies screened loam and gravel. We also accept brush and stumps for recycling at our facility. We can deliver our products in quantities small and large. We also provide quality fire wood delivery and have various types of bark mulch available.

Removal of stumps, brush and rocks; we leave the site ready to build on and transport all of the debris to our pit for recycling.

Snow Plowing / Removal and Ice Control

Foundation Holes

We offer complete snow plowing and snow removal services including sanding.

Complete digging, backfilling and grading.

P.O. Box 158, Bethel, ME 04217 â&#x20AC;˘ Phone: 207.824.2258 Fax: 207.824.3363 â&#x20AC;˘

Call 824-4044 for Reservations or to reserve our Courtesy Vehicle for Sunday River Valley & Bethel

u your home away from home

We’re Bethel, Maine’s only steakhouse! At the Black Diamond Steakhouse, most everything we offer is homemade, right here in our own kitchen, from the finest quality ingredients we can find. We hand cut and age our steaks and meats, and we grow our own vegetables and herbs, and feature them on our food, beverage menus and specials. You’ll be delightfully surprised at what we have in store for you. Come join us for lunch or dinner and we’ll treat you like family. You will find our restaurant to be homey, and comfortable, with only the finest quality foods offered for your enjoyment. After all, why would you want it any other way?

We Offer... • • • • • •

Steaks & Prime Rib Cocktails & Specialty Drinks Lunch & Dinner Desserts & Appetizers Handcut Filet Mignon The Last Trax Pub with Entertainment

Pictured is our Hummer Courtesy Vehicle for Sunday River Valley and Bethel Village Patrons

Visit our Last Trax Pub upstairs with nightly entertainment on weekends and holidays 96 Sunday River Road Bethel, Maine 04217

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Bethel Living Magzine - Winter Issue 2013 / 2014  

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