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2013 Area Guide

The Greater Bridgton

lakes region

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2013 Area Guide






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Welcome Dear Residents and Visitors, Our legacy of hospitality dates back to the late 1800s when people traveled by Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumberland and Oxford Canal to the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. It was here where they and their friends enjoyed clean lakes, refreshing swims and excellent fishing. The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce proudly serves the towns of Bridgton, Brownfield, Casco, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Lovell, Naples, Raymond, Sebago, Stow, Sweden and Waterford. In these towns you’ll find the bucolic charm that drew those early visitors to northern New England, mixed with modern conveniences and amenities. Today, the region is still a year-round vacation destination offering travelers a selection of bed and breakfasts, inns, cottages, cabins and camps, motels, resorts and campgrounds. Whether you are a resident, vacationer or just passing through, everything you need is right here. From the pristine lakes and scenic vistas to one-ofa-kind museums, historical sites, theatrical performances, art galleries, unique dining and shopping opportunities, the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region has something for everyone. The natural beauty of the area enhances all the fun-filled activities that are available, including hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, golfing, hunting, snowmobiling and skiing. What made this area popular over a century ago still holds true. Visitors often comment about how welcome they feel and how much they appreciate the relaxing lifestyle. We sincerely hope you’ll enjoy your stay. If we can be of any assistance, please let us know. Sincerely, Jim Mains Executive Director

The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce takes a leadership role in promoting the Lakes Region and local businesses through the many services it offers our members and the community. We reach hundreds of people each day via our Information Center, Web site and marketing materials. Our membership works together to improve not only businesses, but the quality of life for all residents and visitors. When members invest in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, they discover that they get the most value from their membership by getting involved. There are a variety of ways to connect your business with customers, including the popular monthly After Hours gatherings, the Winter Carnival/Mushers’ Bowl, a Wine and Dine Dinner, Lakes Region Open Golf Tournament, Maine Lakes Brew Fest, an Annual Awards Dinner and the Annual Auction. Opportunities exist for you to share your message through sponsorship of Chamber events, weekly Chamber Updates, the Chamber Member Spotlight, the Chamber Web site and this Area Guide. Each year the Chamber honors volunteers, recognizes best business practices and connects businesses with one another. If you are considering starting a business, relocating your business or desire businessto-business networking, we are here to lead you in the right direction. We want to work with you to ensure our region’s continued prosperity. And if you need help finding an electrician, plumber, lawyer, laundromat, car dealer, campground, motel, bed & breakfast, restaurant or any other service our members can provide, we’re here to assist you.

Ken Murphy President

Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President—Ken Murphy, Bridgton Community Center First Vice President—Madelyn Litz, MSAD #61 & 72 Adult Ed. Second Vice President—Michelle Hapgood, Campfire Grille Secretary—Chuck Hamaty, Maine Street Graphics Treasurer—David Barker, Ameriprise Financial Past President—Holly Dvorak, TD Bank Teri Blaschke, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Karen Harding, Pleasant View, Too Bob Holden, Market Basket Bob Thibodeau, Hancock Lumber Kent Uicker, Songo River Queen II Joshua Rounds, Student Director

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About the Chamber

Serving the towns of Bridgton, Brownfield, Casco, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Lovell, Naples, Raymond, Sebago, Stow, Sweden, Waterford



On Long Lake in Naples A privately built replica of the famed Mississippi River paddle wheelers. Offering daily in season cruises on beautiful Long Lake. Open Mother’s Day through Halloween. Private charters are also available for weddings, corporate outings, anniversary and birthday parties, class reunions, proms, project graduations, fundraisers, etc. Full bar, food court, gift shop, and restrooms on board. Handicap accessible. For a complete cruise schedule, pricing and other information, please visit our Web site.

www.songoriverqueen.net

This is the official publication of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce 101 Portland Road, P.O. Box 236 Bridgton, Maine 04009 207-647-3472 • Fax: 207-647-8372 www.mainelakeschamber.com e-mail: info@mainelakeschamber.com www.mainelakeschamber.com

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what’s inside Welcome to the Lakes Region......................................... 4 Helpful Facts........................................................................... 8 All Aboard the Songo River Queen................................ 10 Fun in Our Natural State.................................................... 14 Seasonal Pursuits.................................................................. 16 Make Yourself At Home...................................................... 18 Lodging.................................................................................... 20 Home Services....................................................................... 24 Experience the Waters........................................................ 26 The Outdoors......................................................................... 32 Health Care............................................................................. 34 Professional Services........................................................... 34 Calendar of Events............................................................... 36 Stone Mountain Arts Center............................................. 39 PYO Orchards......................................................................... 42 Specialty Shops..................................................................... 42 Shop ‘Til You Drop................................................................ 44 Culinary Delights.................................................................. 48 Restaurants & Food Shops................................................ 50 Entertainment/Cultural...................................................... 52 Churches.................................................................................. 52 Weddings................................................................................ 54 Real Estate............................................................................... 54 Our Historic Roots................................................................ 56 The Art Scene......................................................................... 58 You Can Get Here from There........................................... 59 Our Towns............................................................................... 61 Houses of Worship............................................................... 64 Area Maps............................................................................... 65 Index/Member Directory................................................... 71 Publisher & Advertising Sales Jonathan Whitney/JW Publishing Editor & Writer Leigh Macmillen Hayes Design & Production Laurie LaMountain Photographers Ethan McNerney www.emcnerney.com Other photograph credits: Greenwood Manor Inn, Colonial Mast, David Griffin, Hilltop Handspun, Firefly Boutique, Sportshaus, Rufus Porter Musuem, Harvest Gold Gallery

© 2013 JW Publishing The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Area Guide is published annually. Circulation 25,000. All rights reserved. Contents of this magazine may not be reproduced in any manner without written consent from the publisher. Advertising Inquiries To advertise in the magazine please call 207.671.7595 or e-mail whitney9527@roadrunner.com

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Area Maps by Mody Botros of About Time Graphics, 8 Depot Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009 2013 Area Guide




Live year round where you like to vacation

Helpful Facts Churches Beautiful church steeples dot the landscape Bridgton Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Road, Bridgton, 207.647.2027, www.bridgtonalliancechurch.org First Congregational Church, 33 South High Street, Bridgton, 207.647.3936, www. bridgtonucc.org Grace Christian Church, 11 Pinhook Road, Bridgton, 207.647.2796, www.gracechristian-church-me.com Pleasant Mountain Presbyterian Church, 30 North High Street, Bridgton, 207.647.9009, www.pmopc. org St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton, 207.647.2334 St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton, 207.647.8549, www.stpetersbridgton.org

Health Care Check ups, health issues and your well-being matter Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 800.482.7412, www.ahch.org Bridgton Dental Health Care, 171-B Portland Road, Bridgton, 207.647.4125, www. bdhc.me Bridgton Eye Care, 59 Main Street, Bridgton, 207.647.5030, www.bridgtoneyecare.com

Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center, 186 Portland Road, Bridgton, 207.647.8821

Libraries

Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton, www. bridgtonhospital.org

Bolsters Mills Village Library, 6 Big Hill Road, Bolsters Mills, 207.583.6421, www. raymondmaine.org/community-resources/raymond-village-library

Connecting Companions, 49 Willis Park Road, Bridgton, 207.647.2149, www.connectingcompanions.com Cornish Family Chiropractic, 202 Maple Street, Suite A, Cornish, 207.625.8100, www.cornishfamilychiro.com Heritage Integrative Healthcare, 154 Main Street, Bridgton, 207.647.8811, www. heritageihc.com Home Health Visiting Nurses, 207.284.4566, www. homehealth.org JC Mobility Solutions, 23B Roosevelt Trail, Casco, 207.655.2000, www.jcmobility.com Mountain View Dentistry, 42 Highland Road, Bridgton, 207.647.3628

Pursue educational, recreational and cultural interests

Bridgton Public Library, 1 Church Street, Bridgton, 207.647.2472, www.bridgton.lib.me.us

North Bridgton Public Library, 113 Waterford Road, North Bridgton, 207.647.8563, www.nbridgton.lib.me.us Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Raymond, 207.655.4283, www.raymondmaine.org/communityresources/raymond-villagelibrary

Brownfield Public Library, 216 Main Street, Brownfield, 207.935.3003

Spaulding Memorial Library, 282 Sebago Road, Sebago, 207.787.2321, www.spaulding.lib.me.us

Casco Public Library, 5 Leach Hill Road, Casco, 207.627.4541, www.casco.lib. me.us

Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Road, Waterford, 207.583.2050, www.waterford.lib.me.us

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, Lovell, 207.925.3177, www. hobbslibrary.org

Education

Denmark Public Library, 121 East Main Street, Denmark, 207.452.2200, www.denmark.lib.me.us

Premier Physical Therapy, 316 Portland Road, Suite 203, Bridgton, 207.647.2727, www.premierpt.biz

Fryeburg Public Library, 515 Main Street, Fryeburg, 207.935.2731, www.fryeburgmaine.org/town-departments/library

Tri-County Mental Health Services, 32 North High Street, Bridgton, 888.304.4673, www.tcmhs. org

Harrison Village Library, 4 Front Street, Harrison, 207.583.2970, www.harrison. lib.me.us

Women in Balance, 82 Main Street, Bridgton, 207.803.2292, www.womeninbalancemaine.com

207.693.6841, www.naples. lib.me.us

Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library, 2079 Main Street, North Lovell, 207.928.2301 Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, 

Quality education and a long history of excellence at all levels Bridgton Academy, 11 Academy Lane, North Bridgton, 207.647.3322, www.bridgtonacademy.org MSAD 17, Oxford Hills School District serving Harrison & Waterford, 1570 Main Street, Suite 11, Oxford, 207.743.8972, www.sad17. k12.me.us MSAD 61, Lake Region School District serving Bridgton, Casco, Naples & Sebago, 900 Portland Road, Bridgton, 888.269.5539, www.lakeregionschools.org MSAD 72, serving Brownwww.mainelakeschamber.com

Community Profile & Relocation Information field, Denmark, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stoneham, Stow & Sweden, 124 Portland Street, Fryeburg, 207.935.2600, www.msad72.k12.me.us MSAD 61 & 72 Regional Adult & Community Education, 1437 Poland Spring Road, Casco, 207.627.4291, www.crookedriver.maineadulted.org RSU 14, Windham Raymond School District serving Raymond, 228 Windham Center Road, Windham, 207.892.1800, www.windham.k12.me.us The Preschool Room, 637 Main Street, Fryeburg, 603.380.3086

Non-Profits We believe in helping others and have a giving spirit American Red Cross Blood Services, 524 Forest Avenue, Portland, 207.775.2367, www.redcrossblood.org Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, 207.647.3116 Bridgton Lions Club, PO Box 103, Bridgton, www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/bridgton Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group, 465 Portland Road, Bridgton, 207.653.7676, www.todaysbrag.com Casco Fire Association, 207.627.4181, www.cascodays.com Chickadee Quilters, meet at 2013 Area Guide

Bridgton Community Center, 207.647.4112, chickadeequilters@gmail.com Good Neighbors, Inc. 119 Sandy Creek Road, Bridgton, 207.647.8244, www.goodneighborsinc.com Lakeside Garden Club, 207.743.7234 Rotary Club of BridgtonLakes Region, meets at Bridgton Alliance Church, Route 117, Bridgton, www. lakeregionrotary.com Tai Chi Maine, meets at Bridgton Town Hall, 207.452.2239, www.taichiinmaine.com The Summer Camp, Inc, 8 Church Street, Bridgton, 800.979.9896, www.thesummercamp.org

Town Contact Information Each community offers something unique Bridgton Municipal Building, 3 Chase Street, Bridgton 04009 www.bridgtonmaine. org, 207.647.8786, fax: 207.647.8789 Brownfield Town Office, 82 Main Street, Brownfield 04010 www.brownfield.maine. gov, 207.935.2007, fax: 207.935.7702 Casco Town Office, 635 Meadow Road, Casco 04015 www.cascomaine.org, 207.627.4515, fax: 207.627.4180 

Denmark Municipal Building, 62 East Main Street, Denmark 04022 www.denmarkmaine. org, 207.452.2163, fax: 207.452.2333

Raymond Town Office, 401 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond 04071 www.raymondmaine. org, 207.655.4742, fax: 207.655.3024

Fryeburg Town Office, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg 04037 www.fryeburgmaine. org, 207.935.2805, fax: 207.935.6008

Sebago Town Office, 406 Bridgton Road, Sebago 04029 www.townofsebago. org, 207.787.2457, fax: 207.787.2760

Harrison Town Office, 20 Front Street, Harrison 04040 www.harrisonmaine. org, 207.583.2241, fax: 207.583.6240

Stow Town Office, 710 Stow Road, Stow 04037 www.stowmaine.org, 207.697.2007, fax: 207.697.2136

Lovell Town Office, 1069 Main Street, Center Lovell 04016 www.lovellmaine.us, 207.925.6272, 207.925.1710

Sweden Town Office, 147 Bridgton Road, Sweden 04040 www.eskerridge.com/sweden. htm, 207.647.3944, fax: 207.647.3944

Naples Town Office, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples 04055 www.townofnaples. org, 207.693.6364, fax: 207.693.3667

Waterford Town Office, 366 Valley Road, Waterford 04088 www.waterfordme. org, 207.583.4403, fax: 207.583.6433

Weather Average temps/precip for Nov 2011-Oct 2012, compiled by Al Glover Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

30.3 35.8 49.3 58.7 66.3 71.3 80.2 78.6 67.0 58.8 51.1 38.4

11.4 12.7 24.5 31.6 46.4 52.4 58.3 58.4 46.5 40.5 28.6 20.0

11.9 18.8 30.6 36.2 49.5 56.0 61.5 60.8 51.0 45.5 33.6 25.6

3.40” 1.37” 2.18” 3.45” 6.89” 8.86” 1.95” 6.25” 3.19” 5.22” 2.74” 3.35”

16.5” 9.5” 13.5” -------11.3” 4.5”


All Aboard!

From the Naples Causeway, cruise the beautiful waters of Long Lake and enjoy the inspiring lakeside scenery and panoramic mountain views. Experience the exhilaration of the outdoors, the abundant waterfowl and the natural beauty that is the Lakes Region—all while relaxing aboard the Songo River Queen II, a replica of the riverboats that traveled down the mighty Mississippi River.

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The Songo River Queen II but the second boat was built that winter and set sail on Memorial Day, 1982. The Queen is reminiscent of the romance and adventure of the grand riverboats from the 1880s. True to tradition, her

only means of propulsion is the twin paddle wheels in the stern. As the Queen cruises along, your captain will provide you with historical facts and point out local features. The Queen’s covered upper deck

offers cool summer breezes and unobstructed sightseeing. The enclosed lower level, heated in the fall, is surrounded by windows offering stunning views of Long Lake. Cruises range from narrated

sightseeing tours to special events and are offered from Mother’s Day to Halloween. Special events include a ‘50s cruise, ‘70s cruise, holiday cruises and Octoberfest Dinner cruise. In addition, this year may feature reggae, murder mystery and trivia nights. And always popular is the Blues Festival on Father’s Day weekend. The Queen serves as the biggest venue all three days of this event. In-season cruises occur 4-5 times daily from Father’s Day through Labor Day. Pre- and

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post-season cruises are offered on weekends only, with one trip per day. No reservations are necessary for a public cruise. Tour lengths vary from one hour to one and a half or two hours. “The longer you’re out, the more scenery you’ll see,” says Captain/Owner Kent Uicker. The Queen is handicap accessible. A food court, cocktail bar, gift shop and bathrooms are located on the lower deck, which also features a dance floor. With seating capacity for 350, the Queen can easily accommo-

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date large groups of people for weddings, corporate outings, anniversary parties, reunions, bus tours, functions, birthday parties and any other reason. When you visit Naples, plan to slow down and spend an hour or two viewing Long Lake from a different perspective. Let Captain Kent and his crew do the driving for you. Come see the sights and learn about the Lakes Region. Or jazz up your next occasion and host a private party aboard the Songo River Queen II. FMI: www. songoriverqueen.net

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Fun In Our Natural State Hike, swim, bike, fish and gallivant in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Here you’ll find plenty of room to indulge your outdoor recreation habits. Explore parks, streams, bogs and other natural areas by motorboat, kayak, hiking trail or cycling path. Float down a river or ski down a mountain slope. Fish on 82 lakes, or tee off with mountain and lake views. The choices are as diverse as the wildlife and scenic vistas. Sail, motorboat or jet ski on many of our lakes and ponds. Swim, waterski, wakeboard, canoe, kayak or paddleboard. However you choose to move through the water, you’ll discover there are advantages to living in or visiting a place called the Lakes Region. The Saco River also offers a fun opportunity for a leisurely float as you follow its meandering course. The waters are unsurpassed for fishing, whether you are angling for largemouth bass and landlocked salmon or crappie and white pickerel. Check the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Web site for up-to-date information about rules and regulations. Fishing tackle and gear is available at Unc’l Lunker’s Bait 14

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and Tackle and Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental in Bridgton. You’ll find boat rentals at Moose Landing Marina, Richardson’s Boatyard, Sebago Sailing, Sun Sports + and Sportshaus. Or let Captain Kent do the driving and enjoy a scenic cruise aboard the Songo River Queen II. Birders should venture to the Brownfield Bog, an undisturbed wetland that provides habitat for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Of course, a variety of birds can also be spotted any time you step outdoors. Public lands include Sebago Lake State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, Pleasant Mountain, Pondicherry Park, Mayberry Hill Preserve, Heald and Bradley Pond Reserve, Holt Pond Reserve, Hacker’s Hill and Jugtown Plains. This is just a sampling and all offer a wide variety of walking/hiking trails for all levels. A different kind of green space can be found at the 18-hole golf courses. Bridgton

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Highlands Country Club features a beautiful championship golf course with stunning views of Mount Washington. Point Sebago Resort’s championship course is situated on 500 acres of forested land beside Sebago Lake. Located along the shore of Brandy Pond is the Naples Golf and Country Club. Looking to improve your swing? Try the full-swing simulator at Saco Valley Sports Center. And don’t miss the fun at the Maine-themed Steamboat Landing Miniature Golf. Hunting has a long heritage and includes pheasants, deer and turkey. Opportunities for hunters abound, beginning with Youth Hunting Day the Saturday preceding open hunting season. Hunting licenses are available at town offices. In the winter there are designated snowmobile trails, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing. Don’t miss special events including Winter Carnival/Mushers’ Bowl, Sebago Ice Fishing Derby, Naples Winter Carnival and poker rallies sponsored by —continued on page 23

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Seasonal Pursuits in Nature’s Playground

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

hike or bike our trails

run in a local road race

pick your own apples

shop at our unique stores

spend a night at an historic inn

cruise Long Lake on the Songo River Queen II

taste test at the Waterford Chili Fest

snuggle by the fire at a B&B

play golf at one of the area courses

rent a pontoon boat with friends

shoot fall foliage photos

celebrate Maine Maple Sunday

ohh and ahh over July 4th fireworks

drive across a covered bridge

ski cross-country or downhill trails

hike Pleasant Mountain

enjoy a guided snowshoe trek

help salamanders cross the road on Big Night

view wooden boat classics on the Naples Causeway

hunt for your favorite game animal

enter an ice fishing tourney

bird watch at Brownfield Bog

buy unique art at Art in the Park

sample beer and wine at the Maine Lakes Brew Fest

take a sled dog ride at the Winter Carnival/Mushers’ Bowl

take a house tour

spend a day at the 162nd annual Fryeburg Fair

snowmobile on the miles and miles of trails

treat yourself to Ladies’ Day Out

participate in the Naples Winter Carnival

watch the Festival of Lights

dance at the Bluegrass Music Festival

enter an Ice Out contest enjoy a live theatre production listen to the tunes at the Maine Blues Festival purchase fiber at the Denmark Sheepfest think about summer at the Home, Garden & Flower Show remember our veterans at Memorial Day ceremonies 16

hunt for antique treasures choose your favorite at the Chickadee Quilters’ Quilt Show purchase fresh meat and produce at farmers’ markets cast your fishing line in our pristine waters cool off on skates at Bridgton Ice Arena www.mainelakeschamber.com

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relax with a soothing massage

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Make Yourself At Home After you’ve enjoyed an exciting day shopping, dining, playing and exploring the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region, it’s time to unwind and relax. The area has more than forty lodging options. Some are well-suited for families, while others are ideal for a romantic weekend, girlfriend getaway, wedding party or solo discovery trip. Choose from elegant full-service resorts, charming bed-and-breakfasts and inns, cheery and immaculate motels, delightful cottages and seasonal campgrounds. All are conveniently located near our lakes, ponds, mountains, villages and towns. From comfy to luxurious, you’ll find a place to stay that will perfectly complement your visit. Stay for a night, a week or a month.

Resorts

Those looking for a premiere lodging experience need look no further than the resorts located on our lakes. These ideal waterfront retreats allow full enjoyment of the lakes and beauty of the surrounding natural landscape. On Highland Lake in Bridgton, check out A Landmark on the Lake Motel & Resort, Highland Lake Resort and Tarry-a-While Resort. Point Sebago Resort is located on Sebago Lake in Casco.

Motels

Family-owned motels are situated on or near the lakes. Their guest rooms all offer comfort and modern amenities. Most have high-speed Internet access and individual climate control. Grady’s West Shore Motel and Punkin Valley Motel are located in Bridgton. You’ll find Alyssa’s Motel on Thomas Pond in Casco. In nearby Cornish is The Midway Country Lodging.

Cottages/Camps/Cabins/Condos

Located along the shoreline of the lakes or nestled into the forest are numerous cottages, camps, cabins and condominiums. Get close to nature and be comfortable at any of these accommodations. Bridgton features A Landmark Cottage & Home Rentals, All Moosed Home, Brookline Cottages, Fitton Cottages, Loft House, Meade’s Cottages, Merryfield Cove Cottages, Westwood Cottages and a Winter Sports Condo. In Harrison, choose from Crystal Cottage, Happiness Is and Hillside Cabins on Long Lake. Point Sebago Resort in Casco offers cottage rentals. In Naples, you may stay at Country Road Cottages. Sebago Lake Cottages are located in Sebago.

Campgrounds

RV and tent campers will find their favorite camping destinations here, where they can tell stories around the campfire and enjoy a variety of activities. Lakeside Pines Campground is on Long Lake in Bridgton, while Colonial Mast Campground and Four Seasons Camping Area are at the other end of the lake in Naples. In Casco, Point Sebago Resort on Sebago Lake accommodates RVs. Vacationland Campground is located on Crystal Lake in Harrison.

B&Bs/Inns

B&Bs and Inns offer guests a memorable experience, sumptuous setting, gourmet breakfasts and many exceptional extras. Some are decorated with antiques; others with local memorabilia or custom-made furniture. In Bridgton, choose from A Landmark Inn, Bridgton House B&B, Pleasant View, Too B&B, Noble House Inn and Pleasant Mountain Inn. In Casco, you may stay at the Pleasant Lake House. Fryeburg is home to the The Old Saco Inn and The Oxford House Inn. The Greenwood Manor Inn is located in Harrison. Naples features the Augustus Bove House, Fern Hill Farm B&B, Inn at Long Lake, Lamb’s Mill Inn and Romah Motor Inn. In Raymond you’ll find the Northern Pines B&B, while Waterford is home to the Bear Mountain Inn and The Waterford Inne.

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lodging

Brookline Cottages

On the shores of Beautiful Highland Lake Family Owned and Operated since 1939 For reservations call 207-647-2515 Please see our listing for a detailed description www.gallinarisbrooklinecottages.com

Colonial Mast Campground open all year with indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi (open to the public-visit our Web site for pool schedule and pricing.

family camping on beautiful

Long Lake in Naples

1 Colonial Mast Rd Naples ME 207-693-6652 www.colonialmast.com

Make your vacation extra special: now offering scenic seaplane rides!

Motels/Resorts

Highland Lake Resort - Enjoy the atmosphere of a lakeside country inn with the modern conveniences and activities of a resort and conference center. Less than a mile from downtown Bridgton, the resort boasts 400’ of frontage on peaceful Highland Lake. We offer a sandy swimming beach, free boats, canoes and kayak, a tennis court, indoor game room and health spa with fitness center, hot tub, sauna and massage therapist. All rooms have lake views, private baths, cable TV, phones, internet access and WiFi, radios, coffeemakers and A/C. Kitchenettes available plus deluxe suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi. On the snowmobile trail and minutes to ski slopes and an 18-hole public golf course. 115 North High St. (Route 302) Bridgton, Maine 04009. Contact: 207-647-5301, 800-797-5301 or www. HighlandLakeResort.com. Point Sebago Resort - On Sebago Lake. 775-acre family destination resort with nearly one mile of sandy beach. Summer vacations with free children’s programs and family activities including nightly entertainment. Sports Center with tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard, basketball, horseshoes, and more. Lakeview Restaurant, miniature golf. Variety of lodging options including RV Sites, Park Homes and Vacation Home rentals. Marina with boat slips and boat rentals. Nationally-recognized 18-hole championship golf course. Golf getaway packages. Vacation Home ownership options. Point Sebago has provided quality family vacations for over 40 years. See specials at our Web site. Contact: 888-266-9842 or www. pointsebago.com. Tarry-A-While Resort - Described as a “timeless treasure.” Situated on twentyfive hillside acres on scenic Highland Lake, offering a spectacular beach front 20

and views of the lake and mountains. Stay in either our 1897 B & B Main House or one of our five weekly housekeeping cottages. Enjoy tennis, bikes and boats for FREE! An 18-hole public golf course is located across the street. A fantastic place for family gatherings. True “Maine” hospitality. The magic of Tarry-A-While awaits you! Open June to Labor Day. 17 Tarry-A-While Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009. Contact: 207-647-2522, 800-451-9076, info@tarryawhileresort.com or www. tarryawhileresort.com.

Inns and B&Bs Greenwood Manor Inn - An intimate country Bed and Breakfast featuring seven beautifully decorated guest rooms and two elegantly appointed suites, all with private baths. Relax in the comfortably decorated social room warmed by cozy fireplace. Antique furnishings add to the romantic ambiance of the sitting room and dining area. Guests are treated to a sumptuous, full country breakfast served on a covered deck, weather permitting. An expansive lawn, beautiful formal gardens, and 100 acres of woodlands surround this 1870 country estate. Located on a quiet country road just a short walk to the shore of Long Lake and the quaint village of Harrison, minutes from Bridgton Academy, the Inn is convenient to all of the Lakes Region’s activities. Open year round. Wedding packages available. Contact: 207-583-4445 or www.greenwoodmanorinn.com. Noble House Inn - #1 on Trip Advisor, Best of 2011 by Travelin’ Maine, and Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice. Bridgton’s Premier Bed & Breakfast located above scenic Highland Lake. Down quiet Highland Road off Bridgton’s hip Main Street, guests take in fresh breezes off Highland Lake, rock away afternoons on wicker-clad porches, experience starry nights and roaring fireplaces. The Inn is a spectacular setting for your relaxing getaway or intimate celebration, www.mainelakeschamber.com

offering luxurious guest rooms and suites with Jacuzzis. Hosting fabulous weddings & elopements and offering affordable Ski & Stay Packages. None can resist our Wicked-Good Breakfasts or Bottomless Cookie Jar, but ultimately it’s the hospitality that brings folks back time and time again! Contact: 888-237-4880, 207-647-3733 or www. NobleHouseInn.com. The Old Saco Inn - Your experience with us begins the moment you turn down our long gravel driveway, which winds through our tall forest and ultimately reveals the Inn nestled peacefully between the banks of the Old Saco River and our 65-acre woodlands. The Lodge and Carriage House each offer you a variety of tasteful ground or first-floor room and suite options. In the morning, after a sumptuous breakfast on the porch or next to the immense grand fireplace, your on-site activity choices include walking or snowshoeing the several trails through our forest, paddling a canoe or kayak down the Old Saco, hopping on a mountain bike, or simply relaxing in an Adirondack on the lawn and enjoying the spectacular views of the White Mountain National Forest. You have door-to-trail connectivity to the ITS-80 snowmobile trail system in winter, and are just minutes away from excellent hiking, mountain climbing and downhill skiing. While close to several restaurants, in-house dining is available on request, and our cozy pub is licensed for your relaxation. Open for all seasons, the Old Saco Inn offers you a truly memorable Maine experience. We’re located on Route 5, seven miles north of Fryeburg, ME. Contact: Read our Tripadvisor.com reviews, then reserve online with us at www.oldsacoinn.com or 207-925-3737. The Oxford House Inn - Full service Inn with elegant restaurant & lively pub, open to the public, serves creative cuisine prepared with local ingredients in season. Spectacular White Mountain views yet convenient in-town location. 2013 Area Guide

Four stylishly appointed queen or king rooms with private baths, TV/DVD, A/C & WiFi. Full breakfast included. Dedicated on-site Culinary Institute of America graduate chef/owners make The Oxford House Inn your home away from home…with a gourmet chef! Close to hiking, skiing, canoeing, tax-free outlet shopping, Stone Mountain Art Center, Storyland and Mt. Washington. Located in peaceful Fryeburg village. Rates from $119-$179. 548 Main Street (Route 302), Fryeburg, ME 04037. Contact: 800-261-7206 or www.OxfordHouseInn.com. The Pleasant View, Too B&B - Elegant, yet cozy, the Pleasant View, Too is conveniently located in West Bridgton, near Moose Pond and Shawnee Peak. Small, very quiet and smoke-free, our three rooms offer the best in modern convenience.  We customize your stay to feel as close to your own home as possible.  Breakfasts served family style. Just 4 minutes to Shawnee Peak; 30 minutes to North Conway; one hour to Portland. Reservations accepted in advance. Contact: 207-647-9578 or pve@roadrunner.com.

Cottages/Homes Brookline Cottages - Nestled in a pine grove with beautiful views of Highland Lake and the White Mountains. Located just one-half mile from shopping center, restaurants, churches, antique shops and an excellent golf course. Cottages range from 2-3 bedrooms and each has a screened-in porch, living room with fireplace, picnic tables & grills, complete kitchens and aluminum row boat. We offer a children’s playground including gym set & slide, horseshoes, badminton, shuffleboard, table tennis and a beautiful sandy beach with gradual slope to make swimming safe for young and old. Call Deb Dutton for reservations. Contact: 207-647-2515 or www.gallinarisbrooklinecottages.com. 21


lodging Country Road Cottages - Located on Brandy Pond in Naples. The Heart of the Lakes Region. Three 2-bedroom housekeeping cottages furnished, equipped, heated, plus WiFi. Each cottage unique with outside picnic table. Beautiful unobstructed view of lake, spacious grounds, sunny, sandy beach. Private boat dock, swim float, 2-seat kayak, canoe & row boat for your enjoyment shared by cottages. Nearby golf course, one mile to Causeway water activities, restaurants, shops, & scenic mountain views. Sorry No Pets. Open Spring-Fall, Fishing or peaceful getaway. Summer weekly: Saturday to Saturday. Contact: 207-693-3338 or Cell 207-653-6336. Hillside Cabins on Long Lake Located on the eastern shore of Long Lake in Harrison. 5 Housekeeping Cottages within walking distance to Village. 1,2 & 3 bedrooms with WiFi, electric heat, town water, kitchen, bath, outside deck w/table and chairs. 135’ of stonewalled water frontage with two docks, a sandy swim area and swim dock. Outside fireplace, grills and picnic tables. Weekly rentals start on Sunday, nightly rentals also available. Rates start at $550/wk. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Sorry No Pets, No Credit Cards. Linda Klein, PO Box 933, Harrison, ME 04040. Contact: 207-583-4545, info@hillsidecabins.us or www.hillsidecabins.us. Krainin Rentals - The largest rental service in the Sebago Region offers both Vacation and Residential Rentals from Windham to Waterford! Choose from casual camps to full-scale homes and compounds, at a variety of prices. For owners considering renting, we are happy to provide a no cost, no obligation estimate of your property’s rental potential at any time. Call 207.655.5189 (800.332.1806) or e-mail rentals@ krainin.com. Over-Winter and LongTerm residential rentals are served from our Naples office. Prospective landlords and tenants should contact Residential Rental Agent Susan Russian at 207.693.7808. Please visit www.krainin. com to see all our rental listings! 22

Meade Housekeeping Cottages, LLC - Located on Highland Road, Bridgton. 5/8 mile off highway, separate wooded lots with private boat docks, quiet area. 1 & 2 bedrooms for small families, furnished except linens and towels. Nice views and sunsets. Hear the loons. Golf course one mile away. Sorry, no smoking and no pets in cottages. Season: June 20 thru Columbus Day weekend. Lower rates before June 20 and after Labor Day. Write: 57 Meade Lane, Bridgton, ME 04009. Contact: 207-647-2262, 207-647-2873 or CBTuchon@aol.com. Merryfield Cove Cottages - The Perfect Place to Unwind. Four charming lakefront housekeeping cottages in quiet cove on east shore of Highland Lake. Beautiful mountain view. Excellent swimming with easy entry, clean water, sandy bottom. Large sunny lawn, picnic tables, grills, swings, badminton, horseshoes, dock, swim floats. Kayaks, pedal boat, canoes, aluminum boat, included FREE. Kids love this place, and parents relax – a real family vacation. Cottages very clean, comfy, wellequipped: 2-3 bedrooms, queen size beds, kitchen, bathroom with shower, wood stove, screened porch. Open June to early Sept. Cottages $805 per week. Sorry, no pets, no credit cards. Jean & Bill Preis, 170 Highland Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009. Contact: 207-647-2847 or www.merryfieldcove.com.

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—continued from page 19 local snowmobile clubs. Bring your own or rent a snowmobile from Northeast Snowmobile Rentals. Shawnee Peak Ski Area also offers a myriad of activities

related to schussing down the trails on Pleasant Mountain, while Five Fields Farm X-C Ski Center offers groomed trails for Nordic skiers of all abilities. For

Sebago Lake Lodge and Cottages - Spectacular lakeside setting. Eleven efficiencies in main lodge and guest house with kitchenettes, screened porches, most with private baths and lake views. Continental breakfast available in summer season. One and two bedroom cottages with living room, equipped kitchens, bathrooms, screened porches and pet friendly. Swimming, fishing, canoes, kayaks, WiFi, cable, outdoor fireplace, picnic tables and charcoal grills. Shopping, restaurants, entertainment, golf and laundry nearby. On-site dockage if you choose to bring your own boat. www.mainelakeschamber.com

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a guided snowshoe hike, check with Loon Echo Land Trust, Lakes Environmental Association and the Greater Lovell Land Trust.

Experience our area in its natural state. Grab your fishing pole, bring your bike, water skis, hiking boots and binoculars. And don’t forget your camera.


home services Call for more information or to make a reservation. SEBAGO LAKE LODGE & COTTAGES. Contact: 207-892-2698 or www.sebagolakelodge.com.

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Westwood Cottages - Ten waterfront cottages on Woods Pond. Secluded, private dead-end road, 3 beaches, large lawn plus lovely pine grove surrounded by 60 acres of pristine land. Wellappointed 2 & 3 bedrooms, electric kitchens, bath w/showers, automatic heat, screened porch or open deck. Your own aluminum rowboat, dock and picnic table. 10 minutes to golf, tennis, hospital, churches. 45 minutes to N. Conway, one hour to L.L. Bean. Friendly, quiet, family oriented - no pets. State licensed. Open June to mid-October. Cottages located at 30 Westwood Cottage Drive, Bridgton. Contact: Jamie Potter, 23 Quaker Camp Road, Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-2331 or www. westwoodcottages.net.

Campgrounds Colonial Mast Campground and Mast Cove Seaplane Base - on Long Lake in Naples, OPEN YEAR ROUND. Camp with us on our beautiful waterfront and amongst our tall stately pines. Make some unforgettable family memories while enjoying our sandy beach, spending the day on the lake, or telling stories around the campfire. Colonial Mast offers all that you are looking for in a family campground – a friendly staff and well-maintained facilities, sandy beach, boat launch/ slips/rentals, playground, store and recreation hall, planned activities, indoor heated pool (open to the public), full hookup sites, laundry and WiFi. In the autumn, see the spectacular foliage, visit a country fair or a local orchard. During the winter, snowmobile right from your site or ski at nearby Shawnee Peak. We would like to be part of your vacation plans. Now offering scenic seaplane rides! P.O. Box 95, Naples, Maine 04055. Contact: 207-693-6652 or www.colonialmast.com. 24

A Plus Plumbing and Heating and Bridgton Bottled Gas - Offers a local retail facility for do-it-yourself homeowners as well as nine licensed plumbing, heating and propane professionals for in-home service, repair and installation. We carry a variety of brand name fixtures and appliances and offer full-service winterizing and camp openings as well as propane supply with the best service department around. We’ve been in Bridgton for more than 30 years—we are the local professionals! Our office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays through the summer months 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 209 Portland Road, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-2029 or aplusplumb@yahoo.com. Brill Lumber Co., Inc. - Located on Rt. 117 North Bridgton Road, one mile from the traffic light on right. We have been servicing homeowners and contractors in this community since 1980 with all their building needs. We have everything you need to do your project, big or small. Our staff is very knowledgeable and so willing to help you. Please drop in and have a look around. Hours: Monday thru Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE DELIVERIES AND FREE ESTIMATES. Contact: 207-647-3776. Douglass Construction - We specialize in renovations and expansions on lakeside homes and cottages.  For 40+ years our family-owned business has been building custom homes and remodeling in the Lakes Region area. Douglass Construction has earned the reputation for providing outstanding customer service with excellent quality workmanship. We can build your dream home–whether a retirement cottage or a custom up-scale house! Between our expertise and experience, Nothing is Impossible. A few years ago we had the challenge of constructing a medieval castle overlooking Long Lake–complete www.mainelakeschamber.com

with five different radii as well as spiral roofs.  Anything is Possible with our company! Fully insured, Certified-DEP Erosion Control. Contact: 207-647-3732 or www.douglassconstruction-me.com. Great Northern Docks - Specializing in quality custom boat docks designed for the harsh conditions of the New England Waterfront. We have a complete line of turn-key boat docks and hardware for the do-it-yourself market. We also stock standard pre-built wood or aluminum dock sections for the weekend warrior who wants it all ready to install as a weekend project. At Great Northern Docks’ showroom and on our Web site, we carry a large variety of dock supplies and accessories. We do sell aluminum boat lifts and plastic drive-on boat lifts for situations that require removing your boat from the water. 1114 Roosevelt Tr., Naples, ME 04055. Contact: 207-693-3770 or www.greatnortherndocks.com. Hancock Lumber - When it comes to the building industry, homeowners and contractors from Maine continually put their trust in Hancock Lumber Company. Since 1848, Hancock Lumber has earned a reputation for providing customers with the highest quality building materials, good prices and honest advice. Hancock employees understand the products they sell and are ready to help with all of your project needs. From windows and doors to kitchens and flooring, Hancock Lumber can supply the right products for your needs. Visit our newest location on Route 302 in Bridgton, or visit us on-line at www. hancocklumber.com. Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental - We carry complete lines of hardware and power tools, Benjamin Moore and True Test Paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive, housewares, lawn and garden, lawn mowers, sporting goods and seasonal items. We also 2013 Area Guide

repair windows and screens, cut glass, fix kerosene heaters and cut keys. Our Just Ask Rental has a complete line of rental inventory including party goods, landscaping equipment (skidsteer, excavator, and backhoe), construction, plumbing & automotive tools, floor cleaners and more to help with any improvement project. We’ve expanded to better serve all your hardware, paint and power equipment needs. Come in and check out the new space! Open daily 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 8 - 3. Rte. 302, Bridgton. Like us on Facebook. Contact: 207-647-3342. Main Eco Homes - We design, construct and provide admirable custom homes that support healthier living, are more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and less expensive to operate and maintain. Main Eco Homes sets an example on ways to conserve energy and to make less of an impact on the environment. Whether you are building new, remodeling or adding on, we have the services available to help you in every aspect of your project. Located in the heart of the Lakes Region, we are very experienced in waterfront and mountain view construction. Call us today for more information on how we can help get your project started. 171 Portland Road, Bridgton. Contact:  207647-3883, info@mainecohomes.com or www.mainecohomes.com. WAM Alarm Systems - Residential and commercial electronic security. The Lakes Region’s #1 security company. Over 35 years experience. Protect yourself and your property from vandalism. theft, burglary and fire. Low temperature supervision. Remote heat control via phone. 24 hr. emergency service monitoring. Security systems tested and inspected. National and Maine Burglar and Fire Assoc. member. “In The Area” licensed professionals. Contact: 207-647-2323 in Bridgton or 207-5836235 in Harrison. 25


Experience the Waters Journey to western Maine this year and discover 82 lakes and ponds that beckon with untold adventure. Enjoy a quiet morning paddle, cast a fishing line, wakeboard behind a motor boat—you can do it all here in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region.

maximum depth of 50 feet, with a mean depth of 20 feet. Boat Launch: Highland Lake Beach, Bridgton Boat Wash Station: Across from Highland Lake Beach

Moose Pond

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Kezar Lake Though it’s called a pond, Moose Pond is eleven miles long, one-mile wide at its widest point, covers 1,617 acres and has three basins. It’s been described as one of three “Cream of the Crop” ponds in the Lakes Region. Boat Launches: Denmark Road, Denmark and Route 302 Causeway, West Bridgton Boat Wash Station: Behind West Bridgton Fire Station

Highland Lake

Boat Launch: Kezar Landing, Upper and Middle Bay, Lovell Boat Wash Station: Narrows Boat Launch, Middle Bay, Lovell

Long Lake

Highland Lake provides a unique backdrop for Bridgton. It’s approximately five miles long and stretches from downtown to the edge of Sweden. The lake covers 1,334 acres and has a 26

Nine mile long Kezar Lake lies within the confines of Lovell. Encompassing 2,510 acres, it has a maximum depth of 155 feet, with a mean depth of 34 feet. It’s divided into three sections, respectively called Upper, Middle and Lower Bay.

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Experience the Waters —continued from page 27 Bridgton and Harrison. At 4,867 acres, Long Lake is 11 miles long, and has a maximum depth of 59 feet, with a mean depth of 23 feet. Boat Launches: Naples Town Beach; Plummer’s Landing and Salmon Point, Bridgton; Harrison Town Dock

Sebago Lake Sebago Lake is twelve miles long with a width of five miles at the Great Basin and two miles in Jordan Bay. Its maximum depth is over 300 feet and its mean depth is just over 100 feet. The shoreline measures 105 miles and touches the towns of Naples, Casco, Raymond, Windham, Standish, Sebago, and Frye Island. Covering 45.6 square miles in surface area, Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in Maine and third largest in New England. Boat launches: Raymond Town Beach and Sebago Town Beach

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Saco River Meandering through Fryeburg, Denmark and Brownfield on its way to the Atlantic Ocean, the Saco River offers numerous short and long canoe or kayak trips suitable for paddlers of all ages. With great sandbars, plentiful camping areas and good swimming, the Saco is the region’s longest canoeable river. Canoe Launches: Walkers Bridge, Swan Falls, Canal Bridge, Fryeburg, Brownfield Bridge, Brownfield Protecting our lakes and water quality is an important priority for residents and visitors. The Lakes Environmental Association fosters local stewardship of water resources through education, research and water quality testing. To learn more, click on www.mainelakes.org. Many of our lakes and ponds are further protected by lake associations.


Experience The Waters Beaches Bridgton

Highland Lake, Salmon Point and Woods Pond

Brownfield

Burnt Meadow Pond

Casco

Pleasant Lake (residents only)

Denmark

Moose Pond

Fryeburg

Weston’s Beach, Canal Bridge

Harrison

Crystal Lake(residents only), Long Lake

Saco River

Lovell

Town Landing, Pleasant Point and Kezar Landing (all residents only)

Naples

Long Lake (residents only)

Raymond

Tassel Top Park on Sebago Lake (fee), Crescent Beach

Sebago

Sebago Town Beach (residents only)

Sweden Keyes Pond

Waterford Keoka Lake (residents only)

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the outdoors

Environmental Organizations Greater Lovell Land Trust - Dedicated to the protection of the ecosystems of Kezar Lake and adjacent watersheds by promoting an appreciation of natural resources and responsible preservation, conservation, stewardship, development and public policy. We offer over 21 miles of hiking trails for rich and diverse outdoor experiences for all ages. Our Environmental Educational program includes guided walks for nature interpretation, special programs and a lecture series. Visit our Web site for a full schedule of events, trail maps and recreational offerings or stop by the office at 208 Main Street, Lovell. Contact: 207-925-1056 or www.gllt.org. The Lakes Environmental Association - Dedicated to preserving the natural resources of the Lakes Region. Visit our lakes center at 230 Main St. in Bridgton for information on our Holt Pond Nature Area wetland boardwalk, workshops, field trips, water testing, educational programs and lecture series. For a schedule of events visit our Web site at or give us a call. Like us on Facebook. Contact: 207-647-8580 or www.mainelakes.org. Lakeside Garden Club - For more than twenty years the Lakeside Garden Club has met to promote gardening education. Members support efforts to keep civic spaces beautified with summer gardens and sponsor local environmental education. Annual projects include the “Art In Bloom” flower show and Lobster Roll Sale. Meetings are at the Bridgton Community Center. Annual dues are $15. Gardeners of any skill level are invited to become members. Curious environmentalists are also welcome as guests to year-round, monthly meetings. Stop by and see our award-winning Butterfly Garden when you visit the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Information Center. 32

Loon Echo Land Trust - Protecting land in the northern Sebago Lake Region. Our mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Loon Echo protects 3,785 acres of land, with six preserves open to the public. The preserves include the following: Bald Pate Mountain, South Bridgton; Pleasant Mountain Preserve, Bridgton and Denmark; Mayberry Hill Preserve, Casco; Pondicherry Park, Bridgton; Sylvan Woods, Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve, Bridgton. Monthly outings are offered free of charge. Visit us in our new location at 8 Depot St., Ste 4, Bridgton. Contact: 207.647.4352 or www.loonecholandtrust.org.

Moose Landing Marina - Your fullservice marina in the Lakes Region. We offer new and used boat sales, boat rentals, fishing boats for sale or rent, boat servicing and winterization. We sell and service jetskis and are the Pontoon and Deckboat Capital. With our knowledgable crew of boat sales people, rental professionals and trained service technicians, we are dedicated to keeping you and your family on the water. Come in and see the Lakes Region’s most spectacular marina on the shores of beautiful Brandy Pond. Find out why those who boat in the Lakes Region come to Moose Landing Marina. Route 302 in Naples. Contact: 207-693-6264 or www.mooselandingmarina.com.

Saco Valley Sports Center - Family fun for everyone! 16 lanes of Candlepin Bowling with bumper lanes for kids; keep score on our computerized system. Plus three full-swing golf simulators. That’s right, play golf all winter long on your choice of 22 of the world’s greatest courses. Not into golf or bowling? Try our 13 arcade games, 2 billiard tables or air hockey. Enjoy something from our snack bar. We have a full liquor license. Located just 20 minutes from Bridgton and N. Conway. Come on down for your next family outing or company party. On the corner of Rte 302 and Pine Street, Fryeburg, Maine. Contact: 207-935-3777 or www.sacovalleysportscenter.com.

Recreation Bridgton Highlands Country Club - Featuring a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, Bridgton Highlands is one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Maine, offering views of Mount Washington and the Lakes Region. We also offer tennis on newly renovated courts, a full snack bar, pro shop, junior golf program, and professional instruction for all levels. Memberships available. Open to the public. Located two miles from downtown Bridgton on Highland Ridge Road. Call us or visit our Web site. Contact:207-647-3491 or www. bridgtonhighlands.com.

Northeast Snowmobile Rentals - We have a full line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles waiting for you to enjoy the great Maine and New Hampshire outdoors. Whether you want to go for an hour or a week, ride through the fields or climb to the top of Black Cap Mountain, we have the sleds for you. Snowmobile on trails right from the door; we have two locations at 532 Main St. Fryeburg, ME, and 299 Main St. Gorham, NH. Rates start at $55, no experience necessary (full training available), families welcome, guided tours available. FMI: 532 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Contact: 800-4581838, info@sledandbed.com, or www. northeastsnowmobile.com.

Shawnee Peak Ski Area - Introducing the NEW Summit Triple Express! With more than 40 trails and glades, two terrain parks and 19 trails lit for night skiing (the most in New England!), Shawnee Peak is Your Maine Mountain! A true destination, Shawnee Peak offers renowned kids’ programs, delectable eateries, slope-side condominiums and the friendliest service you’ll find anywhere! Incredible and affordable weddings are our specialty in the spring/summer/fall! Booking 2013 dates now! Contact:  207-647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.

Five Fields Farm X-Country Ski Center - Cross-country skiing has been part of Five Fields Farm for a decade. An elevation of 850 feet puts us on the right side of the “snow line.” We have rental equipment in all sizes, including snowshoes. Our 27K trail system links with the Loon Echo Land Trust on Bald Pate Mountain. Trails are largely one way with bi-directional skiing only where absolutely necessary. Guidance and terrain is available to start the inexperienced. 720 South Bridgton Road, Rte. 109, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-2425 or www.fivefieldsski. com for conditions.

Point Sebago Golf Course - Public Welcome. Golf Digest considers Point Sebago’s 18-hole championship golf course the best in the Lakes Region. 18-Holes with cart only $35 to $64 per round (based upon date and tee times). Situated on 500-acres of spectacularly forested land, this par 72 course caters to a wide variety of skill levels. Call or visit Web site to book tee times. Allinclusive golf vacation and getaway packages are available May - October. Extensive practice center and driving range. In the heart of the Lakes Region, off Route 302. Contact: 1-888-266-9842 or www.pointsebago.com.

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Sightseeing/Boat Cruises Songo River Queen II - Enjoy beautiful and scenic cruises on Long Lake. Daily trips in season. Cruises run from Mother’s Day to Halloween. Please see Web site or call for schedules and pricing. Food court, cocktail lounge and restrooms on board. Handicap accessible. 40 minutes from Portland, ME and N. Conway, NH. Totally weather protected. Cruises run regardless of weather. SONGO RIVER QUEEN II, 841 Roosevelt Trail/The Causeway/Rt. 302, Naples, ME. Contact: 207-693-6861 or www.songoriverqueen.net. 33

Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service Dana Chandler, Funeral Director

8 Elm Street, Bridgton 207-647-5502 Business Office & Arrangement Center 51 Main Street, South Paris 207-743-2561 fax 207-743-0497 Other locations: Bethel, Bryant Pond, Buckfield, South Paris, Mechanic Falls

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health care

professional services

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) - An independent, non-profit agency providing skilled home care, supportive care, hospice care and Lifeline personal response services for residents of more than 100 central and western Maine communities. Our comprehensive services are delivered through our local office in Bridgton. Generous community and donor support makes it possible for us to provide skilled care to patients and families who lack health insurance. AHCH meets all state home care and hospice licensing standards and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization. Call us to learn more about our services or visit our Web site. Contact: 800-482-7412 or www.AHCH.org.

and MRI. Outpatient clinics include oncology/hematology, diabetes, urology, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, pulmonology and pain care. Emergency Services are open 24/7. 100+ physicians on-staff. R. David Frum, President. Contact: 207-6476000 or www.bridgtonhospital.org.

Bridgton Eye Care - Serving all your eye care needs - including eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exams, eye health and treatment. Dr. Christine Newell, optometrist, has over 25 years experience and opened her office in 2004. With over 450 frames to choose from and price ranges for all budgets, Bridgton Eye Care can give you a new look. Contact lens problems? Dr. Newell has the latest contact lenses and solutions to help you. We accept Medicare, Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, and Tri-care health plans. Call for an appointment. Closed Tuesdays. 59 Main St., Bridgton (next to Craftworks) Contact: 207-647-2030. Bridgton Hospital - Located in the heart of the Lakes Region, Bridgton Hospital is a proud member of the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, family of hospitals. Bridgton Hospital opened its new state-of-the-art facility in January 2002. The hospital features all private patient rooms and birthing suites. Inpatient and outpatient surgery. Full-service laboratory. Radiology diagnostics including digital mammography, ultrasound, CT scan, 34

Mountain View Dentistry - Are you looking for a dentist? Dr. Leslie Elston and her exceptional team invite you to become a new patient in our qualityfocused, friendly practice where we are committed to life-long beautiful and healthy smiles. We are here to meet your preventative, cosmetic and restorative needs on the relaxing shores of Highland Lake. Why wait? Call Kim today to set up your new patient appointment! 42 Highland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009. Contact: 207-647-3628.

Financial Services/ Insurance Evergreen Credit Union - We are one of the largest credit unions in Maine, serving all of the Lakes Region and Cumberland County. We offer complete banking and lending services for individuals, families and businesses. Our auto and home financing provide a full selection of flexible terms and low rates. Four convenient branches in Naples, Windham, Portland and South Portland are supported by free online and mobile banking. Over 4,600 shared branches and 200+ free ATMs in Maine make banking with us both easy and convenient wherever you are. Contact: 207-221-5000 or www.egcu.org. Oberg Insurance Agency - Call us to save on insurance today. Complete line of AUTO, HOME, BOAT, RV, MOTORCYCLE, SNOWMOBILE, BUSINESS & LIFE INSURANCE. Oberg Agency, a four generation, family-owned business, www.mainelakeschamber.com

established in 1934. Representing many quality “A” rated companies, we are an independent insurance agency. Your protection is our profession. 132 Main Street, Bridgton. Contact: 207647-5551, 888-400-9858 or obergagy@ roadrunner.com.

Animal Care Dogwatch Hidden Fence Systems - Our veterinarian-approved pet containment systems are professionally installed and serviced, and come with a lifetime warranty. The exclusive Safelink FM digital design assures a safe and happy environment for both you and your pet. Call us today for a free, no obligation estimate and find out why our system is rated a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest. Contact: 800-723-DOGS (3647) or www. dogwatchsystems.com.

Laundry Squeaky Clean Laundry - Located at 4 Maple Street in Downtown Bridgton. In addition to being a self-service laundromat, we provide a Wash & Fold service, process Camp and Institutional laundry, and we are a drop-off site for Dry-cleaning, Rugs, and Leathers to be sent out. We have over 25 washing machines and 40 dryers. No coins are necessary because we operate on the convenient Easy Card System. Squeaky Clean Laundry is open 7 days a week and there is always a friendly attendant available to assist you. Extended hours in the summer. Like us on Facebook. Contact: 207-647-9372 or squeakycleanlaundry@roadrunner.com.  

Non-Profit Organizations Fryeburg Business Association (FBA) - A non-profit organization established in 2010 to promote a positive business environment that contributes to the community and economic vitality of the Fryeburg area. Whether you are a 2013 Area Guide

Fryeburg business owner, employee, a community member or someone with an interest in the health of our community, we hope you will share our efforts for stability, growth and the well-being of Fryeburg commerce. The FBA has a strong business-to-business network and community support system. FBA members are listed and linked on the FBA Web site. Like us on Facebook. Contact: www.fryeburgbusiness.com.

Salons Colourz and Company Hair Salon - Providing quality services for all your hair needs. We offer facial waxing services as well. We specialize in various color techniques and have four professional stylists to create and help find the look for you. Colourz is conveniently located in downtown Bridgton with ample, off-street parking. Over ten years in business. Put our experience to work for you. We gladly accept walk-ins. LaNell Shackley, Prop., 240 Main St., Bridgton. Contact: 207.647-9458. Elegance Salon - We offer the very best in family hair design, personalized color and nail care. Our stylists will work with you to give you the look and style you desire. Gift certificates available. Call for an appointment Monday thru Saturday. Early or late appointments available by request. Walk-ins always welcome. Located between Renys and the Magic Lantern Theater at 1 Depot Street in downtown Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-3799. Running with Scissors Hair Salon Located at 109 Main Street in Bridgton, Maine. The character of this historic location adds a warm, comfortable and inviting environment. Running with Scissors is a full-service hair salon that offers an array of hair coloring techniques, unique haircuts and dipilation. This family-friendly establishment has been operating in the Bridgton community for 5 years. Call for an appointment or stop by. Contact: 207-647-9400. 35


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Sheepfest, Denmark Arts Center & Bicentennial Park

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Bring the Breeds, Bridgton Veterinary Hospital

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Chamber After Hours, Bridgton House of Pizza MELT DOWN DANCE-Winter Carnival, Bridgton Town Hall

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Sebago Lake Summit-Milfoil, LEA @ St. Joseph’s College, Standish

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Lovers and Other Strangers, LRHS, Naples

26-27 Winter Carnival/Mushers Bowl, Various Events & Locations FMI: www.mainelakesmushersbowl. com 26 26 26 26

Lions Club Hot Dogs & Beans Supper, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall Bluegrass Festival-LEA, Bridgton Town Hall Lovers and Other Strangers, LRHS, Naples Brownfield Winter Carnival, Brownfield

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Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Shawnee Peak Wine and Dine-Chamber Event, Campfire Grille

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Snowfest-LELT, Five Fields Farm, Bridgton Night Walk-LELT, Bridgton Highlands

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Earth Day Clean-up & Celebration, Bridgton Community Center Earth Day Hike & CelebrationLELT, Bald Pate Mountain & Bray’s Brew Pub Chamber After Hours, Bridgton Historical Society

May 2013 11 Easy Riders Annual Poker Rally, Bridgton Community Center

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Four Square Championships-LEA, Bridgton Academy

Spring Fling Auction-GBLRCC, Bridgton Academy

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Chamber After Hours, Black Horse Tavern, Bridgton

Annual Plant & Bake Sale, St. Peter’s Church, Bridgton

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Chamber After Hours, Deertrees Theatre

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June 2013 TBD Lakes Region Golf Open-Chamber, Bridgton Highlands 1

Masons’ Golf Tournament, Bridgton Highlands

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Guest Artist Showing, Gallery 302, Bridgton

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In the Mood for Concerts, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison

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Annual Father Daughter Dance, Brownfield Community Center

15-16 Maine Blues Festival, Naples, ME

Children’s Hands on Art, Stevens Brook Elementary School

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Concerts in the Park, Bradley Park, Fryeburg Community Band Concert, Fireworks, Stevens Brook Elementary School

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Maine Milfoil Summit, LEA Office, Bridgton

Chamber Murder Mystery Dinner, Songo River Queen II, Naples

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Stoneham Rescue Breakfast, Waterford

Waterford Breakfast, Wilkins House, Waterford

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Memorial Day Parade & Service, Fryeburg, Sebago, Harrison & Naples

Four on the Fourth Road Race, Bridgton

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4th of July Parade, Main Street, Bridgton & Naples

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fryeburg

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Maine Maple Sunday

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Chamber After Hours, Old Saco Inn, Fryeburg

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Biannual Auction, Gallery 302, Bridgton

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Sebago Long Lake Music Festival, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison

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Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, Stevens Brook Elementary

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Annual Antique Show & Auction, Lovell Historical Society

Mountainview Woodies Antique Boat Rides, Camp Sunshine, Casco

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Musicians of Camp Encore Coda, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison

Concerts in the Park, Bradley Park, Fryeburg

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Mountainview Woodies Antique Boat Cruise, Naples

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Waterford Breakfast, Wilkins House, Waterford

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11-15 Larry Carter’s State-Wide Under 12 Softball Competition, Bridgton Recreation Complex

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Waterford Breakfast, Wilkins House, Waterford

State Championship Rowing Regatta, Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton

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Bridgton Summerfest, Stevens Brook Elementary

3-4 Back to the Past, Scribner’s Mill, Harrison

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Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, Songo River Queen II, Naples

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Sebago Long Lake Music Festival, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison

19-20 Sebago Days, Sebago

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Annual Lobster Roll Sale, Lakeside Garden Club

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Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, Songo River Queen II, Naples

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Annual Garage Sale, Bridgton Community Center

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Brownfield Days, Brownfield

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Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, St. Peter’s Church, Bridgton, ME

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Historic House Tour, Lovell

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Brownfield Days, Brownfield

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Maine Great Adventure Challenge, Moose Pond & Shawnee Peak, Bridgton

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Chamber After Hours, GBLRCC Office, Bridgton

In the Mood for Concerts, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison

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Lovell Old Home Days, Lovell

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4th of July Fireworks, Causeway, Naples & Point Sebago, Casco

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Gallery 302-Art in the Park , Shorey Park, Bridgton

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Used Book Sale, Bridgton Public Library

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Community Pet Event, Bridgton Veterinary Hospital

6-7 Girls 6th & 7th Grade Softball, Bridgton Recreation Complex

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Big Night Training, LEA, Bridgton

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Southern Maine Women’s Sr. Golf, Bridgton Highlands

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Concerts in the Park Bradley Park, Fryeburg

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TBD Bridgton Hospital “Bras Across Bridgton” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign FMI contact Pamela Smith (207)647-6055 1-6 Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds

Community Band Concerts, Gazebo at Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton, July & August, 7 PM

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Mountainview Woodies Fall Foliage Cruise, Naples

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Great Western Maine Chili CookOff, Waterford

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Senior Fitness-Jumpin’ Janes, Bridgton Town Hall, 9-10 AM

Thursdays Aerobics for All Ages, Bridgton Town Hall, 8-9 AM

Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Road Race & Children’s Fun Run, Waterford

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Loon Echo Hike ‘n Bike Trek, Shawnee Peak, Bridgton

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Harvest Supper, Narramissic, Bridgton

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Chamber After Hours, Chalmers, Bridgton

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Chamber After Hours, Norway Savings Bank, Bridgton

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Community Halloween Party, Town Hall, Bridgton

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Maine Lakes Brewfest, Point Sebago, Casco

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Halloween Dinner, Brownfield Community Center

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Artisans Crafts Fair, Point Sebago, Casco

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Early Bird Sale, Lakes Region Businesses Holly Berry Crafts Fair, LRHS, Naples

Farmers’ Market, Fryeburg, starts in mid-May, 9 AM-1 PM

Farmers’ Market, Harrison, starts mid-May, 1:30-5:30 PM

Aerobics for All Ages, Bridgton Town Hall, 8-9 AM

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Tai Chi for Beginners, Bridgton Town Hall, 9:30-11 AM Bridge, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton Basketball, Bridgton Town Hall, 3-5 PM

8th Annual Gasping Gobbler 5K, Lovell Athletic Field

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Zumba, Bridgton Town Hall, 5:30-6:30 PM

Veteran’s Day Service, Bridgton & Sebago

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Tai Chi for Beginners, Bridgton Town Hall, 10-11:30 AM

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Chamber After Hours, Papa’s Floral, Fryeburg

Advanced Tai Chi, Bridgton Town Hall, 3:30-5 PM

Cribbage, Bridgton Community Center, Bridgton

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Stone Mountain Arts Center—An Intimate Music Venue

Since 2006 people in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region have been getting up close and personal with performers such as Bela Fleck, The Indigo Girls and Joan Baez on the stage at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. Stone Mountain Arts Center is an intimate performance hall owned and operated by national recording artist and singer/songwriter Carol Noonan and her husband, Jeff Flagg. The state-of-the-art space is located up a dirt road in a renovated red clapboard, timber-framed barn. The 70’ x 30’ rustic hall features stained glass windows and a vaulted ceiling that provides exceptional acoustics. 2013 Area Guide

Seating for 200 includes cabaret-style on the ground floor, reserved for diners. More seats are available in the balcony. A veteran to the music industry, Carol attracts major artists to this out of the way and out of this world place. Big names like Joan Baez love coming to SMAC, where they can create a direct relationship with their audience. Carol says, “With a purposeful 21inch high stage, there is not great distance from the audience to the performer.” From the front row, the audience can reach out and practically touch their favorite musicians, while those in the back can still make eye contact. Carol and her small staff also serve a delicious meal before each show. The menu includes culinary delights such as Love Me Tender Beef 39

Stroganoff, Harvest Stew, homemade pizza, large salads and desserts to die for.  Typically doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. The best seats are on a first come first serve basis. The kitchen closes at 7:15 and the bar closes ten minutes before show time, thus preventing interference with the performance.  Though you can order tickets online and pay with a credit card, only cash or checks are accepted on site.  Since opening, SMAC has hosted over 500 shows and served thousands of customers. Carol says it’s the intimate space and country hospitality that keep people returning . . . the same holds true for the performers. Following a performance in February 2007, ALTAN wrote the following: “We finished

the first week of our “Spring” tour in Brownfield, Maine, to standing ovations in one of the nicest venues anywhere in the world . . . Last night we played in one of the loveliest and best-run venues ever. The Stone Mountain Arts Center is really up a very narrow mountain road in Maine, but when you get there it is the most amazing and beautiful place. The food was great, the welcome was warm and the people were amazing. Thank you, Carol, and all the people who looked after us so.” And Mary Chapin Carpenter had this to say: “If you have the chance to play at Stone Mountain Arts Center, you are one lucky musician. The audience will amaze you, the food will astound you, the accommodations will comfort you and the friendship of all who work there will enrich you.”


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specialty shops

PYO Orchards Five Fields Farm - Our family at Five Fields Farm looks forward to providing you with the finest Maine apples and an enjoyable recreational experience. Our orchard produces seven varieties of apples ready to be picked or purchased by you and your whole family throughout the season. Call us at 207-647-2425 for information on each variety, its ripening time, and best qualities. You can also email us at fivefields@roadrunner.com. Enjoy more of the area by visiting the Chamber’s Web site at www.mainelakeschamber.com and by visiting the Loon Echo Land Trust Web site. Located at 720 South Bridgton Road, Rte. 109, South Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-2425 or www.fivefieldsski.com. Pietree Orchard - Enjoy beautiful mountain views while you pick your own strawberries, blueberries, peas, beans, apples or pumpkins. At our farmstand, you’ll find fresh baked goods and seasonal produce—call for hours, directions & what’s fresh. Like us on Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter. Contact: 207-647-9419 or www. pietreeorchards.com.

Bridgton Books - Over 25,000 different titles. Mainly new books, but also many used, as well as our legendary “Bargain Book” area. We have a wide selection of notecards, calendars and more. Free gift wrap. Special orders welcome. Out of print book searches. We accept Visa, MC and Discover. Gift Certificates always available. Shop local and make a difference. 140 Main Street, Bridgton. Across from The Magic Lantern Movie Theater. Contact: 207647-2122 or justinatbridgtonbooks@ myfairpoint.net. Corn Shop Trading Company “Something for everyone,” to say the least! Enjoy the 10,000 plus items in this quirky, old-fashioned country store. Why do families make it “our first stop every summer”? What makes the annual Stocking Stuffer Bar the best of its kind in New England? Discover why camp and cottage owners return every year to find new and old treasures. Maine, New England and U.S.A-made products are top priority in this store. Try our own homemade fudge. Don’t miss this one! Old-fashioned charm, extraordinary service and unique products make it well worth a stop. Open year

round at 179 Main Street, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-9090. Firefly Boutique - This colorful and hip boutique offers women’s clothing, scarves, hats, reversible jackets, dresses and a unique mix of jewelry from all over the world, such as real butterfly wing pendants set in sterling silver. Friendly staff. Prices range from $4 to $150. If you like Firefly, visit her sister shop, The Picket Fence Gallery on Main Street, celebrating 15 years of helping Kenyan women support themselves and their families through the sale of Kazuri Fair Trade ceramic jewelry. Firefly Boutique, 82 Main St., Bridgton. (Located across from Craftworks) Contact: 207-647-3672 or www.fireflyshop.us. Harvest Gold Gallery - Within the walls of Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell you’ll delight in the works of over 200 American artists. Check out the breathtaking views of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains beyond, and you’ll know why they were voted “Best Gallery with a View” by Yankee magazine in 2011. Gallery owners Bill and Lynda have been working together for twentyseven years, creating handcrafted gold and silver jewelry of their own. They

specialize in Maine tourmaline, custom designs, and recycle old gold into new pieces that can be worn every day. In addition to their handcrafted jewelry, you will find fine home furnishings, original artwork, garden sculpture and more. Getting married? Harvest Gold Gallery will create beautiful crafted wedding bands, provide a unique registry for your guests and can even host the event on your special day. Rte. 5, Center Lovell. Contact: 207-925-6502 or www.harvestgoldjewelry.com. Mexicali Blues - A Maine-based company that since 1988 has offered an original line of Mexicali clothing, one of a kind jewelry, and handmade giftware. By traveling to distant countries such as Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia, the Mexicali crew responsibly searches out the finest variety of unique items. By directly importing and avoiding catalog suppliers, Mexicali Blues can directly pass along the savings on quality merchandise at an affordable price. With five convenient locations in Maine: Portland, Freeport, Newcastle, Raymond, Bangor and an on-line store at www.mexicaliblues.com. Route 302, Raymond. Contact: 207-655-3901.

Northeast Gems One of the largest selections of locally mined gemstones in the area with a large choice of styles and custom pieces as well as loose gemstones.

Saco Valley Sports Center 95 Pine St., Route 302 Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3777

Open Tues. - Sat. 9 am - 5 pm or by appointment 299 Main Street, Fryeburg 207-935-1162

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Shop ‘Til You Drop You can soak up some of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region’s flavor by browsing through the variety of shops in the area. They’re small, unique and locally owned. We expect you’ll enjoy the relaxed pace, amazing variety and friendly merchants. They sell goods that range from eclectic and whimsical to sophisticated and practical, from home decor and hardware to vintage and modern apparel. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find along our Main Streets and bucolic back roads.

Arts/Crafts At Gallery 302 on Main Street in Bridgton, you’ll find original paintings, pottery, fused glass, stained glass, fiber art, wooden ware, note cards, hand-painted silk scarves and more created by the members of this artists’ cooperative. Bridgton Arts and Crafts is open seasonally in the former Odd Fellows Hall on Depot Street. Local crafters display and sell their handmade items

ranging from aprons and hot pads to jams, Christmas ornaments, hand-carved items and quilts. Lisa B’s Summerplace in Bridgton is also open seasonally, as a consignment showplace specializing in beautiful collections of new locally crafted and gently used furniture plus stylish home accents, lamps and wall art. In Lovell, visit Harvest Gold Gallery, where they’ve  been designing beautiful gold and gemstone jewelry for more than twenty years. The shop is also filled with sophisticated and diverse fine arts and crafts by local artists and artisans, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fibers, wood, metal, crystal, glass and jewelry that represent an eclectic appeal. At Handspun Hilltop in North Lovell, you’ll find nature inspired hand-dyed yarn, fiber and roving, hats, mittens, scarves, patterns, needles and kits for knitters, spinners and felters. In nearby Waterford Flats, Kedar Quilts and The Gallery feature fabric, quilting supplies, patterns, notions, threads, crib to king-size quilts, custom-made quilts, wall hangings, pillows, place mats, napkins, table runners, pot holders, tea cozies and lessons. Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations in Sebago showcases the carvings, paintings and taxidermy that portray local wildlife, particularly fish.

Boutique/Clothing Colorful and fun, the Firefly Boutique in Bridgton is filled with clothing and jewelry from around the world. Similarly, just down the street, Picket Fence offers jewelry handcrafted by women in Kenya, from Kazuri America, a Fair Trade company. In Raymond, Mexicali Blues highlights high quality gifts, housewares, jewelry, clothing,

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accessories and more, made from natural materials and traditional techniques and purchased directly from artisans in developing countries.

Corn Shop Trading Company in Bridgton is “an old fashioned country store,” filled to the brim with gifts, novelties, New England products, local and Native American crafts, antiques and their very own fudge. Open seasonally, at The Cool Moose, you’ll find Maine-oriented gifts, jewelry and T-shirts to commemorate your visit to the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. And then there’s Reny’s, “Always A Maine Adventure.” This Bridgton department store has a little something for everyone from clothing to hardware, food, cleaning supplies, seasonal items and children’s toys.

Building Supplies/Hardware Brill Lumber in Bridgton is a full-service lumber and building materials retail operation that carries lumber and building materials, doors and windows, insulation, sheet rock, hardwood flooring,

tools, hardware and paint for builders and do-it-yourselfers. At Hancock Lumber’s retail shop in Bridgton and bargain barn in Casco, you’ll find traditional building supplies from framing lumber to house wrap, roofing to doors and windows, plus interior millwork to custom kitchens. Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental in Bridgton recently expanded by 3,000 square feet to increase their inventory of tools, hardware, Benjamin Moore and Easy Care paint, plumbing supplies and electrical supplies, lawn and garden, and rental equipment.

Outdoor Adventures With two convenient seasonal locations, in downtown Bridgton during the summer and near Shawnee Peak in the winter, Sportshaus offers items for your outdoor adventures, including boat rentals, water toys, clothing, boat, ski and board accessories, ski/ board rentals, plus a full-service ski and snowboard shop. Located on the Causeway in Naples, Sun Sports + is the region’s watersports headquarters. From wakeboard, waterski and paddleboard retail and rentals to clothing, accessories and novelty items, you’ll find everything you need for a summer on the water. —continued on page 47

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Maine Lakes Brew Fest September 28th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Point Sebago Resort, Casco

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Northeast Gems - Owned and operated by Robert and Teresa Prouty, is located in Fryeburg, Maine, the heart of the gem country of western Maine. We are dedicated to bringing you one of the largest selections of locally-mined gemstones from Maine and New England, as well as spectacular gemstones from around the world. We mine and cut many of our own gemstones and do our own gold work in-house. Come in and see our large selection of treasures from the beautiful western mountains and let us help you design a special piece. 229 Main Street (Rte. 302), Fryeburg, Maine 04037. Contact: 207-935-1162. Renys Department Store - A Maine Shopping Adventure! Located in the heart of downtown, Renys has been in Bridgton since 1952, providing our customers with quality goods at Renys everyday low prices for 60 years. Maine’s own family-run department store features name brand clothing such as Carhartt, Columbia, Woolrich, Timberland, Pendleton, Alfred Dunner, and Osh Gosh, PLUS everything you need for your family, home, camp or cottage like food, toys, towels, sheets, snacks, appliances and a variety of Maine-made gift ideas. Gift cards are available in store and online at www. renys.com! Thank you for shopping Renys! Contact: 207-647-3711. 46

Sportshaus - Caters to the needs of water enthusiasts with an extensive selection of water toys, water skis, kneeboards, wakeboards, life jackets, kayaks & canoes. We carry over 500 swimsuits every summer! An expanded sandal department boasts Reef, Teva, Sanuk, Adidas. You can also find tennis accessories & racquet repair facilities, mens’ & ladies’ activewear and Maine souvenir T-shirts. We rent kayaks, sailboats, canoes, water skis and kneeboards (delivery available). Skiers, in winter we are a full-line ski shop carrying alpine equipment, snowboards and snowshoes & we offer “off mountain” pricing. Open daily, weekends too. Route 302, Bridgton. Contact: 207-6475100, marlisesportshaus@roadrunner. com or www.sportshausski.com. William Perry Cigar Lounge Maine’s finest cigar lounge! Offering two lounges, HDTV and WiFi. Select from hundreds of hand-rolled cigars and many cigar accessories. Please stop in and enjoy a cigar--or buy one--in a relaxed and friendly environment. A great place to enjoy a good smoke! 32 Main Street, on Main Hill, Bridgton. Contact: 207-221-2645 or www.williamperrycigarlounge.com.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop Books and Office Supplies From Maine titles and Maine authors to guidebooks, fiction, cooking, history and more, Bridgton Books also offers books on tape for rent or sale, used books, bargain books, music and puzzles, greeting cards, journals and magazines. Bridgton Printery will meet your printing needs and sells a variety of office supplies. We have it all. Whether you are buying for yourself or others, you’re sure to find what you need and what you want right here in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. 2013 Area Guide

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Culinary Delights

For a laid back dining experience, breathe in the casual atmosphere our cafés, diners and restaurants offer.

Spending the evening in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region? Don’t miss the truly memorable experience of dining at The Oxford House Inn and Restaurant on Main Street in Fryeburg, featur-

ing contemporary American cuisine with a hint of Asia, the southwestern US and France. Meals are made from local foods including maple syrup, honey, produce, milk and grass-fed beef. For a more casual dining experience, step downstairs to Jonathan’s, a cozy pub at The Oxford House Inn.

Punkin Valley Restaurant, also on Route 302 in West Bridgton, serves selections including a workman’s breakfast and old fashioned liver and onions. Others featuring comfort food are our classic local diners: Ricky’s Diner on Main Street and the Morning Glory Restaurant on Portland Road in Bridgton.

Dying for comfort food? The Campfire Grille on Route 302 in West Bridgton offers regional American classics such as omelets, chicken, mac and cheese, burgers and steak. All menu items are named for places, mammals and experiences to be had in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region.

Seeking a creative lunch or dinner experience? Try Beth’s Kitchen Café, Main Street, Bridgton. Here you’ll find freshly baked goods, gourmet coffee, deli sandwiches with a creative twist, and hearty pizzas and soups. Eat in the cozy dining room or at an outdoor table. The Village Tie-Up

Market and Deli at 29 Main Street in Harrison offers high quality sandwiches, along with essential groceries and serves as Harrison’s only state agency liquor store. You can arrive via car or boat. How about a slice of pizza? At the Bridgton House of Pizza on Main Street, they make the dough fresh daily and now have a full service bar, plus outdoor seating. The Little Mountain Store in West Bridgton and Market Basket in Harrison also create fresh pizzas, along with a variety of sandwiches. It’s fish you seek? You’ll find it at Ken’s Kove by the Civil War monument at the top of Main Hill in Bridgton. Whether it’s a family-style seafood meal to eat in or take out, or a purchase of seafood to take home and cook, you’ll find a variety of fresh catch here. Or perhaps you want to read your fortune after dining on authentic Chinese food at Ruby Food on Main Street in Bridgton. Again, it’s eat in or take out and the choices seem limitless. Looking for a quick bite to eat? They’ll gladly build a sandwich just the way you like it at Subway, 292 Main Street in Bridgton. Like to shop for fresh organic and natural foods? The Morning Dew Natural Foods Grocery at 19 Sandy Creek Road

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in Bridgton has organically grown food and products, plus great deli sandwiches. And the seasonal Bridgton Farmers’ Market on Depot Street features a variety of organic and natural products from area farms and businesses. Do you want to see your food on the range before purchasing it? Visit the Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch at 630 Valley Road in Waterford, where you can watch the American buffalo roam about and purchase ground bison, steaks and jerky. Need something to drink? At the Blacksmith Winery, 967 Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, you can taste a sample of the grape and fruit wines produced at one of Maine’s largest wineries. For the natural taste of water, try Poland Spring Bottling Company. And for a variety of wine, water, and all grocery essentials, be sure to shop at The Umbrella Factory, 639 Roosevelt Trail in Naples. When you need to serve a crowd, but don’t want to do the cooking or clean-up, look to Lake Region Caterers, Inc. to do the work for you. They offer lobster bakes, BBQs and a little bit of everything in between to meet your catering needs. This is just a sampling. Whatever you crave, the culinary artisans in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region will not disappoint. 49


restaurants & food shops Beth’s Kitchen Café - We serve breakfast all day. Gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, homestyle entrees, hand-thrown pizza, and desserts from scratch. Featuring a local roaster, Matt’s Organic Coffee is wood-fired and completely delightful. Specialty coffees are available! Enjoy the café inside or outside along Stevens Brook. It is our passion and pleasure to serve you! WiFi available. Open daily 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Street, downtown Bridgton. Like us on Facebook. Contact: 207-647-5211 or www.bethskitchencafe.com.

Morning Glory Diner 78 Portland Rd., Bridgton

207-647-9606 Sunday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Early Bird Specials Mon. - Fri. 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. Homemade Hash, Muffins and Daily Specials

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Black Bear Café - An authentic Irish pub in the heart of the Lakes Region. Created in the spirit of country pubs in southern Ireland, the owner, from Waterford, Ireland, assures us that the tradition and ambiance of a true ‘public house’ is presented to each guest that visits ‘The Bear.” Each staff member is trained to pour a perfect pint and serve the exquisite food prepared by Executive Chef Rick and his team, including local favorites like Fish ‘n Chips, steaks, salads, seafood, burgers, pizza and amazing desserts – vegetarian and gluten free options too. Open daily, 215 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine. Contact: 207-693-4770 or www.THEBLACKBEARCAFE.com The Galley Restaurant & Pub - “ A Great Place To Drop Anchor With Family & Friends.”Home of Maine’s Best Lobster Rolls. Stop in for a quick bite to eat at our bar, featuring 24 draft lines, or bring the family in and enjoy our spacious dining room. Recently relocated to Naples, we have expanded our menu to offer the best in surf & turf. Whether you want a simple BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, Our Crispy Maple Infused Bacon Wrapped Scallops, or Grilled Salmon w/ a Cinnamon-Chipotle Char … we have it all. 327 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Like Us On Facebook @ The Galley Restaurant & Pub. Contact: 207-693-1002 or www. TheGalleySeafoodPub.com. 50

The Good Beer Store - We stock hundreds of craft beers, Belgiums, ales, lagers and hard ciders as well as a fine selection of wine. New shipments arrive weekly. We offer a full line of home brewing supplies, too. For the love of good friends, good beer, good wine and good times pay us a visit or visit us on-line at www.thegoodbeerstore. com. Come share our passion! Open 7 days a week. 256 Main Street, Fryeburg. Contact: 207-256-8110. The Good Life Market - The Good Life Market is conveniently located at the corner of Routes 302 and 85 in Raymond. We carry a delicious array of sandwiches, deli meats and salads, fresh produce, artisan cheeses, local and imported foods, Maine microbrews, and the broadest selection of fine wines in the area. Quality, selection, and service make the difference. The market is open daily from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call ahead to order. 1297 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. Contact: 207-655-1196 or www.thegoodlifemarket.com. The Market Basket - Your one-stop store for food, groceries, coffee, beer, wine, lottery tickets and live bait. We make sandwiches, wraps, calzones, salads and the best pizza around. Eat in or take out. Always friendly service. Snowmobile accessible and just a few steps from Long Lake. We’re located “In the Block” on Main Street in downtown Harrison. Open 7 days a week. Locally owned for 25 years. Contact: 207-583-6126. Merced’s Restaurant - Enjoy views of Brandy Pond and Long Lake from our 2nd floor patio or dine inside in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our menu features Maine-grown and Maine-produced products, including fresh seafood and lobster, all served in a variety of cuisines to suit any taste. We also produce our own desserts, breads, and salad dressings. Our friendly wait www.mainelakeschamber.com

staff looks forward to serving you! At the Causeway in Naples. Open daily. Call for hours and reservations. Contact: 207-693-5332 or www.mercedsonbrandypond.com. Morning Dew Natural Grocery & Deli - Located at 19 Sandy Creek Rd. Bridgton, ME (RT 117 next to Paris Farmer’s Union), we carry a wide variety of natural and organic products from produce to meats. We also carry bulk herbs and spices as well as many gluten-free items and nutritional supplements. Morning Dew is well known for our deli, which features delicious vegetarian and Boar’s Head sandwiches, as well as soups. Well worth a stop at this local favorite while you are in the Lakes Region. Contact: 207-647-4003 or www.morningdewnatural.com. Oxford House Inn - From the farm to the table is our philosophy, and our menu is written to reflect that! Culinary Institute of America graduate chef/co-owner Jonathan Spak prepares creative, contemporary cuisine with classic influences using ingredients grown just steps from our back door. Dine in either our elegant candlelit dining room or Jonathan’s, our lively pub. We offer a full bar with creative cocktails, handpicked wine list, local beers on tap and friendly, professional service. Certified Environmental Leader in the hospitality industry, featured in DownEast magazine and **** Maine Sunday Telegram 2010. Visit our Web site for current menus & hours of operation. Reservations requested. 548 Main Street (Route 302), Fryeburg, ME. Contact: 800-261-7206 or www. OxfordHouseInn.com. Ricky’s Diner - Come enjoy Great Food and Great Service at a Great Price in a 1950-style diner where breakfast is served all day. You will find home-made classic diner meals, pies, soups, fresh 2013 Area Guide

seafood, daily specials, including our famous fresh fry haddock on Friday night, as well as recently introduced French Canadian cuisine from the new owners. We are proud to have made Maine magazine’s October 2010 issue A-List of “Best Diner in the State.” 257 Main Street, Bridgton, ME. Contact: 207-647-2499. The Umbrella Factory dba Tony’s Foodland - The Lakes Region’s locallyowned and operated supermarket and grocery store. Our full service store offers a super butcher shop, great selections at our deli counter, meals to go, fresh fish, live lobsters at market value, bakery specials, and the area’s best selection of beer and wine. We’re also an agency liquor store! Why go anywhere else? Located on Route 302, just east of the Causeway in beautiful downtown Naples. Contact: 207-693-3988 or umbrellafactorysupermarket.com. The Village Tie Up Market & Deli - Located on the north end of Long Lake, the Village Tie Up Market & Deli is accessible by land or lake, making it a truly unique destination for locals and visitors alike. The Village Tie Up (VTU) is known for its high quality deli offerings including pizza, sandwiches, fried foods and large selection of grocery essentials, in addition to its family friendly atmosphere. In the summer, dining lakeside and taking in the incredible views of Long Lake is simply a can’t miss. The VTU is the only state agency liquor store in Harrison and offers a unique mix of beer and wine. Fuel service is available on both the street for vehicles/snowmobiles and lakeside for boats. Open daily from 5 am-10 pm during the week and 6 am-10 pm on weekends.Your Village Tie Up…where we’ve been FILLIN’, GRILLIN’ and CHILLIN’ since 1939! Like Us on Facebook. Contact: 207-583-4266 or www.villagetieup.com. 51


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The Ballroom - A Movement Arts Center offering a wide variety of classes including Dance, Exercise, Yoga & Aikido, focusing on expert instruction by professional teachers and performing artists. Our students range in age from toddlers to seniors and in interest from purely recreational to professional. The Ballroom’s two spacious studios, located in the historic Block Building in downtown Harrison, feature high ceilings with unique architectural details, excellent sound systems, mirrored walls and great acoustics, evoking an old world charm! In addition to classes, our beautiful studios (with kitchen facilities) are available to rent for workshops, functions and performances. Contact: 207-583-6964 or theballroomharrison.com.

murals, writings and inventions. The mission of the Rufus Porter Museum is to increase the enjoyment, knowledge and pride of our communities by bringing to life the world and inspiring works of Rufus Porter—a remarkable American artist and inventor. 67 North High Street, Bridgton. Contact: www. rufusportermuseum.org.

Gallery 302 - A co-operative fine art gallery featuring the work of artists and artisans of western Maine and eastern New Hampshire. Sixty-two artists exhibit plus exciting Guest Artists on a regular basis. Monthly wine and cheese receptions are open to the public. Exhibits include watercolors, oils, pastels, jewelry, blown and sculptured glass, stained glass, ceramics, sculpture, iron works, pine needle baskets and much more. Think of us for all your gift and decorating needs and visit us often. Exhibits change monthly. Gift Certificates and Shipping available. All major credit cards accepted. Open 7 days a week year round. 112 Main St, Bridgton, Maine 04009. Contact: 207-647-2787 or www. gallery302.com.

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ - 33 South High Street, Bridgton, Maine. An open and affirming congregation. Join us for Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m. (call for summer worship times). Open Communion on the first Sunday of each month; Sunday school September through May; nursery care available year-round. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Contact: 207-647-3936 or www.bridgtonucc.org.

The Rufus Porter Museum - Rufus Porter (1792-1884) was a painter, musician, writer, teacher, inventor, and original publisher of Scientific American magazine. He made enduring contributions to the culture of Maine, New England, and the United States through his uniquely American blend of creativity, ingenuity, and practicality as evidenced in his miniature portraits, famous wall 52

Churches  Bridgton Alliance Church - Located at 368 Harrison Road, Bridgton, Maine. Our Sunday Morning Service is at 9:30 am. We have various small groups for all ages throughout the week. All are Welcome. 368 Harrison Road, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-2027 or www.bridgtonalliancechurch.org.

Grace Christian Church - a “family orientated” church in the Lakes Region.  Located at 11 Pinhook Road in Bridgton, our renovated historical meeting house connected to our contemporary fellowship hall provides the setting where you can have a family experience and fellowship with God. If you do not have a church home, please feel invited. Come hear the word of God explained with today’s family in mind. Morning Worship at 10:00 am (Nursery provided). Sunday School at 10:00 am. Morning and Evening Bible Studies; Youth Ministries; Many other fellowship and growth opportunities. Contact: 207-647-2796 or www.gracechristian-church-me.com. www.mainelakeschamber.com

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weddings The Highland Lake Resort - We have the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding, conference or special event. From its 400’ of beautiful shoreline with a view of the White Mountains, to its 22 well-appointed, comfortable rooms, to its fully-accessible function room, the Resort offers an unparalleled location for events. We can seat up to 72 people for a formal dinner and our grounds are perfect for a tent with up to 125 guests. You can decorate the facility yourself, use your own caterer, and handle all details personally, or you can leave all aspects of your special event to our trained and experienced staff. We have our own linens, decorations, and archway, and can recommend professional DJs, photographers and caterers. 115 North High St., Rt. 302, Bridgton. Call for a consultation: 207-647-5301 or 800-797-5301, www. HighlandLakeResort.com. Noble House Inn - Offers a classic backdrop above scenic Highland Lake in Bridgton and is the ideal destination for your intimate Maine Wedding or Romantic Elopement. We specialize in intimate Weddings & Elopements and help you create an elegant, affordable and stress-free alternative to larger extravaganzas. Wedding planning services are complimentary and help you create lasting memories. We work with you to select the best of our wedding packages, customize your ceremony, select special colors, choose the perfect setting and handle all of the details so that from the moment you arrive, no worries exist. Elegant & Affordable! Contact: 888-237-4880, 207-647-3733 or www.NobleHouseInn.com. Songo River Queen II - What better venue for a wedding than on board the SONGO RIVER QUEEN II? Celebrate with beautiful Long Lake and the majestic Presidential Range of the White Mountains including Mount Washington as the backdrop to the most cherished event of your life. Call us to arrange your wedding, reception, rehearsal, or pre- or post-party. SONGO RIVER QUEEN II, 841 Roosevelt Trail/The Causeway/Rt. 302, Naples, ME. Contact: 207-693-6861 or www.songoriverqueen.net. 54

real estate At The Lakes Real Estate - Buyers and sellers throughout the Lakes Region deserve the best service available. Our real estate professionals have decades of experience and are experts in the real estate process. Whether you seek buyer representation or seller representation, you can count on our expertise anywhere in the Lakes Region. At The Lakes Real Estate handles lakefront, mountainside, vacation and residential properties as well as lots, acreage and commercial real estate. 171 Portland Road, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-5371, 800-647-5371 or www. mainelakes.com. Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties - Located in Naples, the heart of the Lakes Region, Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties specializes in home buying and selling on every lake and pond in the area, as well as all land, residential and commercial real estate. Our office remains #1 in the market area year after year, thanks to our 15 full-time, highly professional, experienced brokers who are eager to help you with all your real estate needs. We are a family-run business and you will truly feel like you are part of the family when you visit our office located at the intersections of Routes 302 and 35 at the lights in Naples – THE HEART OF THE LAKES REGION! Call us or visit our Web site. Contact: 207-693-7000 or www.lakesproperties.com. Kezar Realty - Located in the heart of Lovell Village, Kezar Realty is a full-service real estate agency serving western Maine. Whether you are looking for a building lot with a view, a waterfront home or a winter chalet close to the snowmobile and ski trails, our agents are here to make sure that you find the perfect spot. Not ready to buy? We also offer year-round vacation rentals. Visit our Web site to view our exclusive agency listings and to see all properties www.mainelakeschamber.com

available in the state of Maine. 224 Main Street, Lovell. Contact: 207-9251500 or www.kezarrealty.com. Krainin Real Estate - Your door to the Sebago Lake Region! Offering Lakefront Homes and Cottages, Country Homes, Land, Vacation Rentals and Residential Rentals. Let us help you sell your home or find the home of your dreams – or choose from over 300 cottages for that special vacation! Two convenient locations – Route 302, Raymond, 207-655-3811 (800639-2321), and Route 302, Naples, 207-693-5000 (800-682-0963). We’re big enough to provide full professional service,and small enough to keep it personal! To view all our listings for sale or rent, plus regional sales and market information, visit our easy-touse Web site at www.krainin.com. New Suncook Real Estate - Located in Lovell, Maine--just one mile from Kezar Lake and specializing in Kezar Lake property sales since 1995. Edward Nista is the founder, owner & designated broker of this agency and with a thirty year background as a carpenter and building contractor, he understands housing like few other brokers. Take the opportunity to put a professional broker & builder on your side when buying a property in western Maine. Visit our Web site at NewSuncook.Com for testimonials and up to the minute area listing information--or call us at 207-925-6888 and we will be pleased to assist you.  Oberg Real Estate Agency - Located in the heart of downtown Bridgton. Specializing in lakefront, residential, vacation, business and land sales. Established in 1934–four generation, independent family-owned business continuing to serve the Lakes Region market. Representing buyers and sellers, our experienced agents have expert 2013 Area Guide

knowledge on lake and mountain properties. Member of Western Maine Board of Realtors, Statewide Multiple Listing Service, National Association of Realtors. Visit us at our historic brick building at 132 Main Street, Bridgton. Contact: 207-647-5551, 888-400-9858, obergagy@roadrunner.com or www. obergrealestate.com. Sunset Lakes Real Estate - Located next door to popular Chute’s Cafe in Casco, between Sebago and Long Lake. We specialize in Lake Region properties from the simple seasonal cabin to the luxury lakeside estate. With over 25 years experience, we take great pride in our customer service. Whether you’re selling your family-owned summer home or looking for that special property you’ve dreamed about, we strive to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Please come and enjoy a sunset on one of our wonderful lakes or ponds! 337 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Casco. Contact: 207-655-2139 or www.sunsetlakesofmaine.com.

Legal Services Thomas F. Smith, P.A. - Having practiced law in western Maine for more than 30 years, and having established half-a-lifetime of professional relationships, the Law Office of Thomas F. Smith is uniquely able to provide a range of legal services to the individual or small business. From real estate matters including title issues, closings, use planning and such, to personal services including wills, estates, business planning, etc., to strategic referrals for personal injuries, tax issues or litigation, we can provide help for your legal needs. Located at 19 Main Street, Harrison. Contact: 207-583-4555 or tfsmith@myfairpoint.net.

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Our Historic Roots

History runs deep in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region—From our agricultural roots to the Narrow Gauge Railroad, our past is preserved with grace and honor. Bridgton Historical Society/ Narramissic Founded in 1953, the Bridgton Historical Society is devoted to the conservation of the town’s historical and cultural past and its educational relevance to our lives. The society’s museum on Gibbs Avenue contains extensive files and a rich collection of artifacts from the earliest inhabitants to the present day. Climate-controlled archive rooms hold textiles, maps, letters, scrapbooks, documents and plate glass negatives. Exhibits include items from the Civil War, Narrow Gauge Railroad, a 1911 Sears Model P automobile, machinery, artwork, ice cutting and ice fish-

ing equipment and Bridgton’s Bicentennial memorabilia. The Bridgton Historical Society also owns Narramissic Historic Farm, which includes the circa 1797 Peabody-Fitch house, an early blacksmith shop and Temperance Barn. FMI: www.bridgtonhistory. org. Hemlock Covered Bridge Built in 1857, of Paddleford truss construction with supporting laminated wooden arches, the Hemlock Covered Bridge is a quaint and charming reminder of days gone by. It spans the old course of the Saco River. Though reinforced in 1988 so you can drive across, it’s more fun to walk. Take time to admire the work of our forefathers and peer at the river from Maine’s oldest remaining covered bridge. The bridge is located several miles in on Hemlock Bridge Road off Route 302 in East Fryeburg.

Hopalong Cassidy Display The famous novelist and short story writer, Clarence Mulford, moved to Fryeburg in 1926 to slow down, enjoy life more and pursue his hobbies, including collecting stamps and operating a ham radio. In the foreword to Bar-20: The Life of Clarence E. Mulford, Creator of Hopalong Cassidy with Seven Original Stories, Jon Tuska writes, “[He] was and is a pivotal figure in the development of the Western story in this century.” In his will, Mulford left the Fryeburg Women’s Library Club the books and most of the furnishings of his study, plus funds to construct a room to display some of his collections. FMI: www. fryeburgmaine.org/town-departments/library.

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Antique Bottles and Glass Museum on the Naples Village Green. This unique museum is dedicated to recording and preserving the art and history of glassmaking in Maine. Models and simulations demonstrate how glass blowers used blowing rods, how bottles are capped and how to search for bottles. The museum is open seasonally. FMI: www.facebook.com/ pages/Maine-Antique-Bottleand-Glass-Museum/ Mountainview Woodies Classic Boats Wooden boats have graced the Lakes Region for many years. With sleek, smooth lines, detailed handiwork and the extraordinary glow of mahogany, they offer unique beauty from bow to stern. The Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club hosts an Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Naples Town Dock the first Saturday in August. This keels and wheels event features antique skiffs, launches, runabouts and classic cars. The fine craftsmanship of vintage boats and cars along with the aura of a time gone by and the camaraderie of the folks who share an interest in preserving the past is evident. The club also takes an annual fall foliage cruise the first weekend in October. FMI: www.mountainviewwoodies.org.

Narrow Gauge Railroad Memorabilia: The design of our chamber office at 101 Portland Road in Bridgton replicates a train depot in honor of the Bridgton & Saco River Railroad, which operated on a narrow gauge for almost sixty years and linked Bridgton and Harrison to the outside world. A flanger and tank car sit on rails in front of the office. At the nearby Bridgton Historical Society on Gibbs Avenue, one room displays an extensive collection related to “The Unique Two Foot Gauge Road.” Signs, maps, business documents, photographs and other artifacts cover the walls. A model of B&SRR Engine #6, created by Gordon B. MacLeod of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a smaller scale model are part of the Mel Caswell Memorial Display at the museum. FMI: bridgtonhistory.org.

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Founded in 2005 to showcase the folk art history of the area, the museum emphasizes the work of Rufus Porter. Mr. Porter was a 19th century entrepreneur who painted miniature portraits, as well as highly-prized wall murals that still enhance houses throughout New England. Besides being a traveling folk artist, he was an inventor, musician, teacher and scientist. Through collections, exhibits and educational programs, the museum features Porter’s works, practical science and other folk and decorative arts. www.rufusportermusuem.org. Scribner’s Mill Located on Crooked River, the Scribner’s Mill Complex was built in 1847. Three generations of Scribners operated it continuously until 1962. In its heyday, the mill produced clapboards, shingles, barrels and lumber. The Scribner’s Mill Preservation, Inc. formed in 1975 with the mission to transform it into an accurately reconstructed saw mill powered by water. During the annual “Back to the Past” Celebration each August, you can watch the machinery at work. The lathe workshop and the blacksmith shop are also open. Tours of the homestead include exhibits and demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, rug-hooking and quilting. The barn museum features a self-guided tour. FMI: www.scribnersmill.org. 57

Songo Lock State Historic Site Constructed in 1830, the Songo Lock is the only remaining lock of the Cumberland-Oxford Canal. It connects Sebago Lake to Brandy Pond and Long Lake. About 100 canal boats used to make the three day journey from Portland Harbor to Harrison, Maine. Originally there were 27 locks between Long Lake and the Atlantic Ocean. Today, only the Songo Lock remains. Beginning about May 1st each year, the lock is hand-operated. The water level raises boats five feet. It takes about 15 minutes to pass through the lock, while the operator closes the gates on the upstream end and opens the lower ones. There is a charge to pass through the lock and boats are inspected for Milfoil.

Waterford Flats Village Relax on a park bench in the village green at Waterford Flats and look across at the home of Artemus Ward, pen name of Waterford native, Charles F. Brown, who was Mark Twain’s mentor. Step into the Waterford Library, designed by John Calvin Stevens and son, John Howard Stevens. Or envision the ladies sitting on one side of the room facing their men on the other side during town meeting at the Old Town Office and Meeting Hall in Waterford Flats. Of course, the ladies were not allowed to vote and had to keep quiet--surely an impossible task. Twenty-one buildings in Waterford are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Art Scene The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region is the proud home to a diverse art community featuring galleries, theatres and music. Celebrate new and established artists . . . and their eclectic, fun, traditional and modern mediums. Arts/Crafts A multimedia artists’ cooperative, Gallery 302 in Bridgton showcases original art work and selected fine crafts created by local artists. Special events include Art in the Park, held the third Saturday of July, and Art in Bloom, featuring art work interpreted in floral design. FMI: Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton, 04009, 207.647.2787, www. gallery302.com. Goldsmithing for 30 years, Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd of Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell, create top quality, unique and affordable handcrafted jewelry in classic and contemporary styles. In their seven room gallery, you’ll also

You Can Get Here From There discover sophisticated and diverse artwork by local artists and artisans. FMI: Harvest Gold Gallery, Route 5, Center Lovell, 04016, 207.925.6502, www.harvestgoldgallery.com. At Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations, taxidermist/artist Gene Bahr exhibits his understanding of the natural world through watercolors, oils, ceramic, fiberglass, wood and bronze. Through his artistry, he encourages others to appreciate the beauty of nature. FMI: Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations, 1306 Bridgton Road, Sebago, 04029, 207.647.5238, www. genebahr.com.

Theater Built of hemlock in an Adirondack Style, Deertrees Theatre in Harrison first opened its doors as an opera house in 1936. Today it offers an eclectic schedule of events for young and old from late June until early September. FMI: Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine 04040, 207.583.6747, www.deertreestheatre.org.

Dugway Road, Brownfield, 04010, 207.935.7292, www. stonemountainartscenter.com. During the summer months you’ll find a variety of entertainment options at the Denmark Arts Center in Denmark. The line-up includes live concerts, plays, lectures, workshops, art shows and independent films. FMI: Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, 04022, 207.452.2412, www. denmarkarts.org. The Magic Lantern Movie Theater in Bridgton has stateof-the-art sound, lighting, film and theater technology, thus making it capable of supporting a wide variety of dramatic, musical and film presentations. The decor in the lobby and three theaters plus the Tannery Pub brings back memories of a time gone by. FMI: Magic Lantern, 9 Depot Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009, 207.647.5065 or 207.647.9326, www.magiclanternmovies.com.

The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Information Center is located less than one hour from Portland, 1.75 hours from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and three hours from Boston. From Portsmouth and Boston: Take I-95 North to Maine Turnpike exit 48. Follow Route 302 West for approximately 40 miles to Bridgton. Stay straight through the first traffic light in Bridgton and look for the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Information Center just ahead on the left. Two Narrow Gauge railroad cars sit on the front lawn.

Music Owned by nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter Carol Noonan and her husband, Jeff Flagg, Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield hosts musical performances from folk, blues, Celtic and Cajun to opera, comedy and classical. Reservations are highly recommended. FMI: Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695

The Maine Blues Festival is a family-friendly festival held in Naples each year on Father’s Day Weekend. The event showcases more than forty talented Maine bands performing simultaneously on multiple stages throughout town. Most venues are within walking distance of one another. FMI: www.mainebluesfestival.com.

From North Conway, New Hampshire: Follow Route 302 East through Fryeburg and downtown Bridgton. At the traffic light, turn right and continue on Route 302. The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Information Center is approximately a half mile ahead on the right. Two Narrow Gauge railroad cars sit on the front lawn. Below are approximate driving distances to the Information Center from the following locations: North Conway, NH Portland, ME Freeport, ME Manchester, NH

26 miles 39 miles 55 miles 130 miles

Boston, MA Worcester, MA Providence, RI Montreal, QC, Canada Hartford, CT Albany, NY New York, NY Philadelphia, PA

148 miles 178 miles 214 miles 216 miles 244 miles 311 miles 357 miles 451 miles

To fly, air service is available from Portland, Manchester, Fryeburg, Naples and Portsmouth: Portland International Jetport (PWM, 207.774.7301 or 207.775.5809) in Portland, Maine and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT, 603.624.6556) in Manchester, New Hampshire, provide commercial and commuter air services to major US metropolitan areas and Canada. Portland is served by AirTran, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways. Manchester is served by Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. Eastern Slopes Regional Airport (IZG, 207.935.2050) in Fryeburg, Naples Seaplane Charter, Inc in Naples, Maine and Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM, 603.433.6534) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, provide charter services.


Our Towns

Brownfield

Mountains, forest, the Saco River and the 5,700-acre Brownfield Bog are the dominant features of Brownfield, a small town that has been rebuilt since the forest fires of 1947. The Bog, Burnt Meadow and Pequawket Ponds are coveted by those who love peace and quiet.

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Stroll along Bridgton’s Main Street and discover galleries, shops and restaurants. Other amenities, including Bridgton Hospital, are located here. Bridgton’s economic beginnings in the manufacturing operations relied upon Stevens Brook for power. This same brook and the lakes, hills and mountains help frame the natural landscape that is appreciated by residents and visitors alike. 61

Casco

Within the boundaries of the charming village of Casco

you’ll find nine ponds, three lakes and exquisite views from Hacker’s Hill of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains. This close-knit community celebrates Casco Days, always the last Saturday in July.

Denmark

Situated in the shadow of Pleasant Mountain at the southern end of Moose Pond, the village of Denmark is “Beautiful by Nature” and captures the essence of a rural community. The Denmark Arts Center brings people together to enjoy entertainment options, including the annual Sheep Fest, concerts, plays, workshops and independent films. —continued on page 64


Our Towns

Stow

Fryeburg

Fryeburg is proud to be “The Oldest Town in Oxford County.” Originally called Pequawket (Pigwacket), the town is packed with history, recreational opportunities and great views of the White Mountains. Hemlock Covered Bridge and the Fryeburg Fair are among the gems found here.

Harrison

“The Friendly Village” of Harrison is nestled between Long and Crystal Lakes. This quaint small town is home to Deertrees Theatre and hosts Old Home Days Celebrations in July, “Back to the Past” Celebration at Scribner’s Mill in August and Christmas in Harrison in December.

Stow is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and Maine’s gateway to Evans Notch and the White Mountain National Forest. Here you’ll discover the refreshing respite of Rattlesnake Gorge and Pool. Deer Hill Bog, a 25-acre wetland, is home to over 90 wildlife species and a wide variety of aquatic plants--it’s also perfect moose territory.

Lovell

Known as a summer resort since the late 1800s, Lovell’s natural beauty and peacefulness attract people to this small town stretched along pristine nine-mile Kezar Lake. An Old Home Days celebration and the annual Arts and Artisans Craft Fair are among the many community events enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Naples

A picturesque village situated between Brandy Pond and Long Lake, with access to Sebago Lake via Songo River, Naples is a boaters’ paradise. The Causeway serves as the center of activity throughout the year--look for the Songo River Queen II sitting majestically at her dock, stand-up paddleboard lessons, scenic plane rides and the annual Winter Carnival and Radar Run. 62

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Tucked into the rolling hills, Sweden is only a short distance from neighboring towns, but off the beaten

path. Stonewalls speak of abandoned pastures, plowing for agriculture and boundary markers. The townspeople gather for special celebrations and community suppers at the town hall. Each summer, they celebrate Sweden days with a variety of activities.

Waterford

Traditional white clapboard houses, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, center around the town common in historic Waterford Flats, the quintessential center of town. Located along Routes 35, 37 and 118, the villages of Waterford are nestled into the rolling hills of western Maine. The lakes, mountains and country lanes offer breathtaking natural beauty.


Houses of Worship Bridgton Bridgton Alliance Church Bridgton United Methodist Church First Congregational Church UCC Grace Christian Church Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Lake Region Vineyard Church New Heights Baptist Church South Bridgton Congregational Church St. Joseph’s Catholic Church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church United Parish Congregational Church

207-647-2027 207-647-4476 207-647-3936 207-647-2796 207-647-8670 207-346-1878 207-650-8816 207-583-2975 207-647-2334 207-647-8549 207-583-4840

Brownfield Brownfield Community Church Shepherd’s River Mennonite Church

207-935-3710 207-935-1361

Casco Casco Alliance Church Casco Village Church Webbs Mills Free Baptist Church

207-344-5370 207-627-4282 207-774-1630

Denmark Denmark Bible Chapel Denmark Congregational Church Pleasant Mountain Orthodox Church

207-452-2037 207-756-2247 207-452-2228

Fryeburg Christian Science Reading Room First Congregational Church Fryeburg Assembly of God Fryeburg New Church St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

207-935-2946 207-935-3227 207-935-3129 207-935-3413 207-935-4245

Harrison Bolsters Mills United MethodistChurch Seventh-Day Adventist Church United Parish Congregational Church

207-583-9024 207-583-6178 207-583-4840

Lovell United Church of Christ

207-925-1321

Naples Cornerstone Gospel Church United Methodist Church

207-693-6102 207-693-6594

Raymond Christ Chapel Lake Region Baptist Church Raymond Village Community Church

207-655-5058 207-428-3637 207-655-7749

Sebago Church of the Nazarene Sebago Center Community Church North Sebago United Methodist Church

207-787-3179 207-787-2929 207-787-3309

Waterford Waterford Congregational Church North Waterford Congregational Church

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Index Advertising - Public Relations Animal Services Antiques & Gift Shops Architects Artisans & Galleries Auto & Transportation Services B&Bs & Country Inns Barbers & Hair Salons Boating & Marinas Book Stores & Office Supplies Camps & Campgrounds Catering Clothing & Other Retail Computers & Information Technologies Credit Card Processing Decorating DJ Services Education & Libraries Employee Staffing

Member Directory The numbers that follow some member’s information refer to the page numbers where ads and listings appear in the Area Guide. ADVERTISING - PUBLIC RELATIONS The Michael Mills Agency 77 Smith Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-256-8091 www.themichaelmillsagency.com ANIMAL SERVICES Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 213 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8804 www.bridgtonvets.com Dog Watch of the Lakes Region 131 Kansas Road Bridgton, ME 04009 800-723-3647 www.dogwatchsystems.com pages 30, 35 Harvest Hills Animal Shelter 1389 Bridgton Road Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-4358 www.harvesthills.org 70

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ARTISANS & GALLERIES

Telling Tails Training Ctr. 285 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-642-3693 www.tellingtailstraining.com ANTIQUES & GIFT SHOPS Bridgton Arts & Crafts 12 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8781

Bridgton Art Guild-Gallery 302 112 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2787 www.gallery302.org pages 46, 52 Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations 1306 Bridgton Road Sebago, ME 04029 207-647-5238 www.genebahr.com

Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502 www.harvestgoldgallery.com pages 43, 46 ARCHITECTS Fish Street Design 343 Fish Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-697-2277 www.fishstreetdesign.com page 22

Superior Paint & Supply Co. 316 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4465 Water Works Car Wash Inc. 110 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-890-4084 B & Bs & COUNTRY INNS

AUTO & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Augustus Bove House 11 Sebago Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6365 www.naplesmaine.com

Macdonald Motors 456 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3304 www.macdonaldmotors.com 71

Portland Street Auto & Body, Inc. 487 Portland Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8134

Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502 www.harvestgoldgallery.com pages 43, 46

Lake Region Auto Supply 237 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8737 page 26

Mills Whitaker Architects P.O. Box 201 N. Bridgton, ME 04057 207-647-4545 www.millswhitaker.com

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A Landmark Inn 12 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000

Bear Mountain Inn 364 Waterford Road Waterford, ME 04088 207-583-4404 www.bearmtninn.com Bridgton House B&B 6 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 203-314-3571 www.bridgtonhouse.com


Fern Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast 150 Wiley Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-4320 www.fernhillfarm.com

The Old Saco Inn 125 Old Saco Lane Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-925-3737 www.oldsacoinn.com page 21

Greenwood Manor Inn 52 Tolman Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4445 www.greenwoodmanorinn.com page 20

The Waterford Inne 258 Chadbourne Road Waterford, ME 04088 207-583-4037 www.waterfordinne.com

Inn at Long Lake 15 Lakehouse Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6226 www.innatlonglake.com Lamb’s Mill Inn 131 Lambs Mill Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6253 www.lambsmillinn.com Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-3733 www.NobleHouseInn.com pages 20, 54 Northern Pines Bed & Breakfast 31 Big Pine Road Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-7624 Oxford House Inn & Restaurant 548 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3442 www.oxfordhouseinn.com pages 21, 49, 51 Pleasant Lake House Bed & Breakfast 1024 Meadow Road Casco, ME 04015 207-627-6975 www.pleasantlakehouse.com Pleasant View Too, B&B 118 Sam Ingalls Road Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-9578 www.pleasantview2.com page 21 Tarry-A-While Resort 17 Tarry-A-While Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2522 www.tarryawhileresort.com page 20

BARBERS & HAIR SALONS Barber of Bridgton 260 Main Street Bridgton, ME 207-803-2245 www.barberofbridgton.com Elegance Salon 1 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3799 pages 34, 35 BOATING & MARINAS Moose Landing Marina 32 Moose Landing Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6264 www.mooselandingmarina.com pages 33, 40, 41, 60 Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club Naples, ME 04055 207-925-3142 www.mountainviewwoodies.org Songo River Queen II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, Me 04055 207-693-6861 www.songoriverqueen.net pages 5, 33, 54 BOOK STORES & OFFICE SUPPLIES Bridgton Books 140 Main Street Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-2122 page 42

Camp Micah 156 Moose Cove Lodge Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8999 www.campmicah.com Colonial Mast Campground 1 Colonial Mast Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6652 www.colonialmast.com pages 20, 24 Four Seasons Camping Area 1741 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6797 www.fourseasonscampingarea.com Girl Scouts of America Camp Pondicherry 85 Camp Pondicherry Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-772-1177 www.girlscoutsofmaine.org JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood 104 Wildwood Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3969 www.kingwood.org Lakeside Pines Campground 54 Lakeside Pines Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3935 www.lakesidepinescamping.com Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com page 7, 20, 33 Vacationland Campground 233 Vacationland Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4953 www.vacationlandcampground.com

CAMPS & CAMPGROUNDS

Winona Camps 35 Winona Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-6473721 www.winonacamps.com

Camp Encore/Coda 50 Encore Coda Lane Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-3947 www.encore-coda.com

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CATERING Lake Region Caterers Inc. 18 Kings Hill Road Naples, ME 04055 207-787-3327 www.lakeregioncaterers.com CLOTHING & OTHER RETAIL DownEast Engraving 1800 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-7064 www.downeastengraving.com Firefly Boutique 82 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-1149 www.fireflyshop.US pages 43, 47 Mexicali Blues 1338 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3901 www.mexicaliblues.com pages 19, 43 Renys 151 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 1-800-639-1640 www.renys.com page 46 COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Budget Document Technology 251 Goddard Rd. Lewiston, ME 04240 800-924-4229 www.bdtme.com EE Computer Services 39 Hattie Pike Rd. Fryeburg, ME 04037 603-733-6451 www.eecomputerservices.com Ms. C’s Computer Repair 27 Zion Hill Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-228-5279 www.mscscomputerrepair.com RoyAl Technology Management, LLC 840 Roosevelt Trail N. Windham, ME 04062 207-221-5198 www.GoRoyAlTech.com www.mainelakeschamber.com

WebMarc Solutions 13 West Fryeburg Rd. Fryeburg, ME 04037 603-455-5556 www.webmarcsolutions.com CREDIT CARD PROCESSING Accept Credit Cards 50 Market St. 1A-127 S. Portland, ME 04106 207-772-8737 taskerpaymentgateways.com Encore Payment Systems 1335 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-210-9648 RoyAl Technology Management, LLC 840 Roosevelt Trail N. Windham, ME 04062 207-221-5198 www.GoRoyAlTech.com DECORATING Lisa B’s Summerplace 268 Main St. Bridgton, ME 04009 802-249-8967 www.lisabsummerplace.com page 47 DJ SERVICES DJH Entertainment 107 Wildwood Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-420-7363 EDUCATION & LIBRARIES Bridgton Academy 11 Academy Lane N. Bridgton, ME 04057 207-647-3322 www.bridgtonacademy.org Bridgton Public Library 1 Church Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2472 www.bridgton.lib.me.us M.S.A.D. #61 & #72 Regional Adult and Community Education 1437 Poland Spring Road Casco, ME 04015 207-627-4291 www.crookedriver.maineadulted.org The Preschool Room, LLC 637 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 2013 Area Guide

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Evergreen Credit Union-Naples 838 Roosevelt Trail at the Causeway Naples, ME 04055 207-693-4222 www.evergreencreditunion.org page 34

EMPLOYEE STAFFING Bonney Staffing Center 940 Roosevelt Trail #15 Windham, ME 04062 207-892-2286 www.bonneystaffing.com

Hoenig & Hoenig, A Financial Advisory Group of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 240 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4161 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/david. a.barker

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Fryeburg Fair Fryeburg Fairgrounds Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3268 www.fryeburgfair.com page 43

JD Trefethen CPA, P.A. 79 Watkins Shores Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-4500 www.yourfinancialteam.com

Maine Blues Festival PO Box 548 Naples, ME 04055 207-333-2135 www.mainebluesfestival.com

Jones & Matthews 472 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3668

FARMS & RANCHES Crabtree’s Collection 703 Bridgton Rd. Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-2730 www.crabcoll.com

Key Bank-Bridgton 232 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3353 www.key.com

Five Fields Farm 720 South Bridgton Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2425 fivefieldsfarms-cski.com pages 32, 42

McFadden CPA, P.A. 316 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4600 www.bridgtoncpa.com

Ledge Hill Farm 26 Ledge Hill Road Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-8038

Mortgage Network 966 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-5500 www.emmabodwell.com

Pietree Orchard 803 Waterford Road Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-9419 wwwpietreeorchards.com pages 19, 42

Norway Savings Bank-Norway 261 Maine St. Norway, ME 04268 207-743-7986 www.norwaysavingsbank.com page 34

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Norway Savings Bank-Bridgton 1 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3344 www.norwaysavingsbank.com page 34

Chandel Associates 3 Elm Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5711 Diane Reo – State Farm Agent 1205 Eastman Road N. Conway, NH 03860 207-935-1500 www.dianereo.com

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FLORISTS & NURSERIES Heart & Hand Inc.-Garden Center 109 Main Street Brownfield, ME 04010 207-935-1125 www.heartandhandlandscape.com Papa’s Floral & Gifts 523 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-7700 www.papasfloral.com Warren’s Florist 39 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8441 www.warrensfloristmaine.com FOOD RETAILERS Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch 630 Valley Road North Waterford, ME 04267 207-583-2515 www.beechhillbison.com Little Mountain Store 1387 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2442 Market Basket 50 Main Street Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6126 page 50 Morning Dew Natural Foods & Deli 19 Sandy Creek Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4003 www.morningdewnatural.com pages 51, 52 Poland Spring Bottling Co. 123 Preservation Way Poland Springs, ME 04274 207-998-6405 www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com The Umbrella Factory d/b/a/ Tony’s Foodland 639 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-3988 www.umbrellafactoryofmaine.com page 2, 51, 79 Village Tie Up Market & Deli 29 Main Street Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4266 www.villagetieup.com page 51


FUNERAL Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service 8 Elm Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-743-8402 www.chandlerfunerals.com page 33 GOLF Bridgton Highlands Country Club 379 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5218 www.bridgtonhighlands.com pages 32, 42 Naples Golf and Country Club 136 Sebago Rd. Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6424 www.naplesgolfcourse.com Point Sebago Golf Course 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com/golf/golf.html pages 7, 20, 33 Saco Valley Sports Center-Candlepin Bowling & Virtual Golf 95 Pine Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3777 www.sacovalleysportscenter.com pages 33, 42 Steamboat Landing Miniature Golf 15 Steamboat Landing Naples, ME 04055 204-693-6782 www.steamboatlandingminigolf.com HOME & BUILDING SUPPLIES Brill Lumber Co. 159 Harrison Rd. Bridgton ME, 04009 207-647-3776 page 24, 25 Everlast Roofing, Inc. 24 J.R. Mains Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5500 www.everlastroofing.com page 32 Hancock Lumber Co. 116 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8333 www.hancocklumber.com page 25, 26

Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental 204 Portland Road Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-3342 pages 25, 27 HOME BUILDING, MAINTENANCE & SERVICE A+ Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 209 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2029 www.bridgtonservicecenter.com pages 24, 32 Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works 814 S. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5255 Creative Ceramic & Marble 67 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5025 www.creativeceramicandmarble.com Dead River Company 161 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2882 www.deadriver.com page 29 Down To Earth Excavation 6 Ingalls Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3270 Douglass Construction 597 Sweden Rd Bridgton, ME  04009 207-647-3732 www.douglassconstruction-me.com page 24, 26 Downeast Energy 48 Bullring Road Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2151 www.downeastenergy.com Dyer Excavation & Septic Services 722 Norway Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4546 First Impressions Cleaning, Inc. 9 Moose Pond Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5096 page 24

Galen L. Burke 5 Mechanic Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-239-9665 Hatch Excavation Inc. 65 Wayside Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2171 www.hatchexcavation.com

New England Electric/C & R Caron., Inc. 129 Sebago Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6055 Paul’s Handy-Man Services, Inc. 515 S. Bridgton Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2434

Heart & Hand Inc. - Landscaping 109 Main Street Brownfield, ME 04010 207-935-1125 www.hearthandlandscape.com

Seymour Construction 2 Elm St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5535 www.seymour-construction.com

Hutch’s Property and Tree, LLC 211 Main Street Lovell, ME 04051 207-233-6955 www.hutchspropertyand tree.co.nr

WAM Alarm Systems 73 Luck Grove Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2323 pages 24, 25

Irish Well Drilling 43 Taylor Rd Sebago, ME 04029 207-647-2520

Whit Builders of Maine 5 Otter Pond Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2233

Jones Appliance Service & Repair, LLC 31 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-595-4020 www.jonesapplianceserviceand repair.com

Worster Rubbish 14 Vacationland Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6914

Lakes Region Firewood Sales 1076 Meadow Road Casco, ME 04015 207-998-3023 Main Eco Homes 171 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3883 www.maineecohomes.com pages 11, 25

HOSPITALS & HEALTHCARE Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240 207-777-7740 www.ahch.org page 34 Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA 171-B Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4125 www.bdhc.me

Bridgton Hospital 10 Hospital Dr. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-6000 www.bridgtonhospital.org pages 6, 19. 34 Connecting Companions 49 Willis Park Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2149 www.connectingcompanions.com Home Health Visiting Nurses 15 Industrial Park Road Saco, ME 04072 207-284-4566 www.homehealth.org JC Mobility Solutions, LLC 23-B Roosevelt Trail Casco, ME 04015 207-655-2000 www.jcmobility.com Mountain View Dentistry 42 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3628 www.mountainviewdentistrymaine. com pages 13, 34 Premier Physical Therapy 316 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2727 www.premierpt.biz Tri-County Mental Health 32 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-783-4663 X 158 www.tcmhs.org Women in Balance 82 Main Street Suite 4 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2292

McHatton’s Water Out of Southern Maine, Inc. 5 Otter Pond Road Unit 1 Bridgton, ME 04009 800-850-2822 www.watersoutmaine.com

Bridgton Eye Care 59 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2030 www.bridgtoneyecare.com page 34

INSURANCE

McIver Electrical Contracting, Inc. 221 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3664 www.mciverelectric.com

Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center 186 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8821

Chalmers Agency 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3311 www.chalmers-ins.com

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Ace Insurance Agency, Inc. 43 E. Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2411 www.aceinsurance.biz

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Diane Reo – State Farm Agent 1205 Eastman Road N. Conway, NH 03860 207-935-1500 www.dianereo.com Oberg Insurance & Real Estate Agency, Inc. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5551 www.obergrealestate.com pages 34, 55 LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING Squeaky Clean Laundry 4 Maple Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9372 pages 24, 35

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MOVING & STORAGE

A Landmark on the Lake Motel & Resort 12 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000

Mountain Mini Self Storage, LLC 408 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2261 www.mmstorage.com

Alyssa’s Motel on Thomas Pond 11 Roosevelt Trail Casco, ME 04015 207-655-2223 www.alyssasmotel.com

MUSEUMS

Grady’s West Shore Motel 177 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2046 www.gradysmotel.synasite.com Highland Lake Resort 115 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5301 www.highlandlakeresort.com pages 20, 54

LAWYERS Hastings Law Office, P.A. 376 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2061 www.hastings-law.com

Pleasant Mountain Inn 656 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4505 www.pleasantmountaininn.com

Jeffrey A. Schwartz, LLC, PA 82 Main Street, Ste. 5B Bridgton, ME 04009 207-712-6066 www.millcreekattorney.com

Point Sebago Resort 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com pages 7, 20, 33

Michael G. Friedman, Esq. P.A. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8360 Russell Boisvert Law Office 472 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3332 The Law Offices of Gregory Braun 306 East Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-3013 www.gregorybraunlawoffice.com MIND - BODY - SPIRIT

Punkin Valley Motel 1270 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2784 www.punkinvalley.com Romah Motor Inn 310 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6690 www.romahmotorinn.com

Tai Chi Maine Bridgton Town Hall 26 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 www.taichiinmaine.com

Tarry-A-While Resort 17 Tarry-A-While Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2522 www.tarryawhileresort.com page 20

Taoist Tai Chi Society 41 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8142 www.newengland.usa.taoist.org

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Bridgton Historical Society 5 Gibbs Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3699 www.bridgtonhistory.org Maine Antique Bottle and Glass Museum 23 Naples Green Naples, ME 04055 207-939-0205 Rufus Porter Museum 67 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2828 www.rufusportermuseum.org pages 35, 42 Scribner’s Mill Preservation 244 Scribner Mill Road Harrison, ME 04040 603-583-2984 www.scribnersmill.org NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS American Red Cross Blood Services 524 Forest Avenue Portland, ME 04101 207-775-2367 www.redcross.org Bridgton Community Center 15 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3116 Bridgton Economic Development Corporation PO Box 130 Bridgton, ME 04009 www.bridgtonedc.com Bridgton Lions Club Bridgton Community Center 15 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) 456 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-653-7676 www.todaysbrag.com


Casco Fire Association PO Box 183 Casco, ME 04015 207-627-4181 www.cascodays.com County Of Cumberland 142 Federal Street Portland, ME 04101 207-871-8380 www.cumberlandcounty.org Department of Economic & Community Development 2 Main Street, Suite 209 Topsham, ME 04086 207-837-6184 Evergreen Credit Union-Naples 838 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-4222 www.evergreencreditunion.org Fryeburg Business Association PO Box 654 Fryeburg, ME 04037 www.fryeburgbusiness.com page 35 Good Neighbors, Inc. 119 Sandy Creek Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8244 www.goodneighborsinc.com Lakes Environmental Assoc. 230 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8580 www.mainelakes.org page 32 Lakeside Garden Club Bridgton, ME 04009 page 32 Landmark Human Resources, Inc. 628 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8396 Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4352 www.lelt.org page 32 Oxford Hills SCORE 2 Market Square South Paris, ME 04281 207-743-0499 www.oxfordhills.score.org

Peoples Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) 73 Deering Street Portland, ME 04101 207-553-5872 www.communitiessupportinghealth.org Rotary Club of Bridgton-lake Region Meets at Bridgton Alliance Church Rt. 117 Bridgton, ME 04009 www.lakeregionrotary.org The Ham Charitable Foundation PO Box 2853 N. Conway, NH 03860 603-356-3389 The Summer Camp 8 Church Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5278 www.thesummercamp.org Western Maine Economic Development Council 15-17 Market Square S. Paris, ME 04281 207-739-6545 www.wmedc.org PARTY-EVENT RENTAL SUPPLIES A+ Party Rental 10 Washington Avenue Scarborough, ME 04074 207-883-4472 www.apluspartyrentalme.com PEST CONTROL Presidential Pest Control 693 Sixth Avenue Berlin, NH 03570 603-752-7004 www.prespest.com page 25 PHOTOGRAPHY Molly Breton Photography 6 Washington Court Naples, ME 04055 207-619-2121 www.mollybretonphotography,com PORTABLE LAVATORIES D & D’s Necessary Rooms 47 West View Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2222

PRINTING AND SIGNS About Time Graphics 8 Depot Street, Suite 1 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5215 www.abouttimegraphics.com Bridgton Printery 190 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8182 www.theprinteryinc.com page 33 Cardinal Printing Company, Inc. 33 E. Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2931 www.cardinalprintinginc.com Maine Street Graphics, Inc. 170 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5115 www.mainestreetgraphics.com Muddy River Signs 80 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3011 Type A Typeset 34 Green Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-671-6801 PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA Activities Guide of Maine P.O. Box 6135 Falmouth, ME 04105 207-671-7230 www.activitymaine.com Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange Street Portland, ME 04101 800-753-8684 www.discovermainemagazine.com J W Publishing 50 Dawes Hill Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-671-7595 Lake Living Magazine 625 Rocky Knoll Road Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-8005 www.lakelivingmaine.com 76

Lake Region Television 3 Chase Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8044 ww.lakeregiontv.org Lakes Region Weekly 840 Main Street Westbrook, ME 04098 207-854-2577 www.keepmecurrent.com/lakes_region_weekly Mainebiz 2 Cotton Street 3rd Floor Portland, ME 04101 207-761-8379 www.mainebiz.biz Mt. Washington Radio & Gramophone Settlers Green 2 Common Court, Unit A30 North Conway, NH 03860 www.wmwv.com The Bridgton News 118 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8166 www.bridgton.com Travel MAINE 120 Tillson Ave. Suite 210 Rockland, ME 04841 207-713-7533 www.gotravelmaine.com Turner Publishing 5 Fern Street Turner, ME 04282 207-225-2076 www.turnerpublishing.net West Coast Maine Magazine 272 Pikes Hill Norway, ME 04268 207-743-8616 www.westcoastmaine.com

Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties 692 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-7000 www.lakesproperties.com pages 54, 55 Krainin Real Estate 1539 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3811 www.krainin.com pages 54, 55 Lopez Properties Bridgton, ME 04009 603-479-9095 Oberg Insurance & Real Estate Agency Inc. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5551 www.obergrealestate.com pages 34, 55 Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com pages 7, 20, 33 RESTAURANTS Beth’s Kitchen Café 82 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5211 www.bethskitchencafe.com pages 50, 52 Black Horse Tavern 26 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5300 www.theblackhorsetavern.com

REAL ESTATE & BROKERAGE

Bridgton House of Pizza 256 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3266

At The Lakes Real Estate 171 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5371 www.mainelakes.com pages 11, 54

Campfire Grille 656 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2255 www.thecampfiregrille.com page 48

Chalmers Agency 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3311 www.chalmers-ins.com

Four Season’s Lunch Counter & Variety 256 Sebago Road Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-3666

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Ken’s Kove 7 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3867 McDonald’s of Bridgton 5 Lumberyard Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 518-572-5000 page 53 Morning Glory Diner, Inc 78 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9606 page 50 Oxford House Inn & Restaurant 548 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3442 www.oxfordhouseinn.com pages 49, 51

Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club PO Box 564 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5255 www.bridgtoneasyriders.com

Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6747 www.deertreestheatre.org

Northeast Snowmobile Rentals 532 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-1220 www.northeastsnowmobile.com page 33

Denmark Arts Center 50 W. Main Street, Rte 160 Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-3638 www.denmarkarts.org

Shawnee Peak Ski Area 119 Mountain Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8444 www.shawneepeak.com pages 16, 33

Magic Lantern Movie Theatre 9 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9326 www.magiclanternmovies.com

Western Maine Youth Hockey P.O. Box 516 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-841-9391 wmyh.goaline.ca

Punkin Valley Restaurant 1270 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2784 www.punkinvalley.com

SPORTS & RECREATION Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street, Suite 4 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4352 www.lelt.org page 32

Ricky’s Diner 257 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2499 pages 51, 52 Ruby Food 160 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8890

Saco Valley Sports Center-Candlepin Bowling & Virtual Golf 95 Pine Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3777 www.sacovalleysportscenter.com pages 33, 42

Subway 292 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5375 RETAIL CIGAR LOUNGES William Perry Cigar Lounge 32 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-221-2645 pages 3, 46 SIGHTSEEING - CRUISE BOATS

Sportshaus Ski & Sport 103 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5100 www.sportshausski.com page 17 SunSports+ 894 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-3867 www.sunsportsme.com Unc’l Lunkers Bait & Tackle 6 Gage Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8100 www.unc-l-lunkers.com

Songo River Queen, II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6861 ww.songoriverqueen.net pages 5, 33, 54 77

THEATRES & MUSIC VENUES

Stone Mountain Arts Center 695 Dugway Road Brownfield, ME 04010 207-935-4747 www.stonemountainartscenter.com TRAVEL AGENTS Cry of the Loon Travel Inc. 56 Spencers Point Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3878 www.cryoftheloontravel.com UTILITIES & INDUSTRY Central Maine Power 133 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 800-750-4000 www.cmpco.com Hunting Dearborn, Inc. 6 Dearborn Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2171 www.dearbornprecision.com Moulton Construction, LLC. 66 Old Waterford Road Lovell, ME 04051 207-925-2025 VACATION & COTTAGE RENTALS A Landmark Cottage & Home Rentals 12 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000


All Moosed Home 66 Moose Pond Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 845-635-1101 www.allmoosedhome.com

Meade’s Cottages LLC 57 Meade Lane Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2262 page 22

Pleasant Mountain Inn 656 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4505 www.pleasantmountaininn.com

Brookline Cottages 19 Gallinari Way Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-2515 pages 20, 21

Merryfield Cove Cottages 170 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2847 www.merryfieldcove.com page 22

Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com/groups/wed6 pages 7, 20, 33

Country Road Cottages Elm House Road Naples, Me 04055 207-693-3338 207-653-6336 page 22

Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Resort Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 www.pointsebago.com pages 7, 20, 33

Shawnee Peak Ski Area 119 Mountain Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8444 www.shawneepeak.com pages 16, 33

Crystal Cottage 22 Crystal Lake Shores Harrison, Me 04040 978-468-4337 www.zoe-design.com/sunset_cottage

Sebago Lake Cottages 774 Sebago Road (Rt. 114) Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-3211 www.sebagolakecottages.net pages 20, 22

Fitton Cottages 7 Fitton Lane Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2300 www.fittoncottages.com

Westwood Cottages Westwood Cottage Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 207-787-2331 www.westwoodcottages.net pages 21, 24

Happiness Is 391 Cape Monday Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4095 Hillside Cabins on Long Lake Elms Way off Rt. 35 Harrison, Me 04040 207-583-4545 www.hillsidecabins.us page 22 Krainin Real Estate-Vacation Rentals 1539 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3811 www.kranin.com pages 54, 55 Loft House

Winter Sport Condo 18 Brewster Circle Bridgton, ME 04009 508-540-6543 WEDDING – TRAVEL AND LODGING Bear Mountain Inn 364 Waterford Road Waterford, ME 04088 207-583-4404 www.bearmtninn.com Greenwood Manor Inn 52 Toleman Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4445 www.greenwoodmanorinn.com page 20

WEDDING - VENDORS Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502 www.harvestgoldgallery.com pages 43, 46 Lake Region Caterers, Inc. 18 King Hill Road Naples, ME 04055 207-787-3327 www.lakeregioncaterers.com Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733 www.NobleHouseInn.com pages 20, 54 Papa’s Floral & Gifts 523 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-7700 www.papasfloral.com Walter Bannon - Musician - Singer/ Performer 33 Pinhook Road Bridgton, ME 207-939-0205 WEDDING - VENUES

22 Norman Lane Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4014 www.thelofthouse.net

Inn at Long Lake 15 Lakehouse Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6226 www.innatlonglake.com

Bear Mountain Inn 364 Waterford Road Waterford, ME 04088 207-583-4404 www.bearmtninn.com

Maine Lakeside Getaways 12 Hawk Ridge Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-647-4000 www.mainlakesidegetaways.com

Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733 www.NobleHouseInn.com pages 20, 54

Greenwood Manor Inn 52 Tolman Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4445 www.greenwoodmanorinn.com 78

Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733 www.NobleHouseInn.com pages 20, 54 Songo River Queen II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6861 www.songoriverqueen.net pagse 5, 33, 54 WINERY Blacksmith Winery 967 Quaker Ridge Road South Casco, ME 04077 207-655-3292 www.blacksmithwinery.com WORSHIP Bridgton Alliance Church 368 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2027 www.bridgtonalliancechurch.org page 52 First Congregational Church, UCC 33 South High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3936 www.bridgtonnucc.org page 52 Grace Christian Church 11 Pinhook Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2496 www.grace-christian-church-mecom page 52 Pleasant Mountain Presbyterian Church 30 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9009 www.pmopc.org St. Joseph Church 225 South High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2334 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 42 Sweden Road (Rt. 93) Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8549 www.stpetersbridgton.org

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