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The Greater Bridgton

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Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Officers

President: Madelyn Litz, Lake Region Vocational Center First Vice President: Michelle Hapgood, Campfire Grille Second Vice President: Kent Uicker, Songo River Queen Secretary: Terri Blaschke, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Treasurer: Alice O. Goodwin, Evergreen Credit Union Past President: Ken Murphy, Bridgton Community Center



Dear Residents and Visitors, The regional hospitality welcoming visitors to the western Maine lakes and mountains area dates back several hundred years. Travelers arrived via steamboats from Portland that traveled through the Cumberland & Oxford Canal, local lakes and rivers until they reached Long Lake and the Naples, Bridgton and Harrison communities. The Narrow Gauge Railroad also transported visitors to the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce serves thirteen towns— Bridgton, Brownfield, Casco, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Lovell, Naples, Raymond, Sebago, Stow, Sweden and Waterford. The picturesque landscape of these quaint communities, along with an abundance of fun-filled activities during all four seasons, attracts many travelers to the area.

David Barker, Ameriprise Financial Chuck Hamaty, Maine Street Graphics Bob Holden, Market Basket Mark Hopkins, Hancock Lumber Kristine Karlsson, Chalmers Insurance Jim Mains, Bridgton Highlands Country Club Sue Maynard, Key Bank Wendi Smith, travelMAINE/RFB Advertising Kendall Dinsmore, Student Director, Lake Region High School

The region is a year-round vacation destination for those who enjoy a variety of accommodations including bed and breakfasts, inns, cabins, campgrounds, cottages, motels and resorts. For those who enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, bicycling, boating, skiing, museums, theatrical shows, art galleries, shopping, dining experiences and historical sites, you can stay in the area for a day or vacation by the week or season. The opportunities are endless. Many families have visited through the years and return with friends and grandchildren to experience the memories of days gone by and enjoy once again the pristine waterways, warm sunny days and soft breezes in the summer, beautiful fall colors, or winter wonderlands for snowshoeing, skiing and ice fishing. Visitors return to experience the relaxing times of carefree days, starlit skies that twinkle endlessly, and to enjoy the welcoming smiles of the residents who extend a warm handshake and ask, “How can we help you?” We sincerely hope you will visit us soon, and if we can be of any assistance, please let us know. Sincerely, Madelyn Litz Board President


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

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 e-mail:

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You Can Get Here From There

Welcome to the Lakes Region......................................... 4 You Can Get Here from There........................................... 6 Benefits of Being a Chamber Member.......................... 8 Ten Great Places to Take the Kids................................... 10 It’s All About Art.................................................................... 14 A Tradition of Summer Camps......................................... 16 Heeding the Call to Return............................................... 18 The Rebirth of the Naples Causeway............................ 21 Lodging.................................................................................... 22 Home Services....................................................................... 24 The Outdoors......................................................................... 26 Celebrations Throughout the Year................................. 28 Health Care............................................................................. 30 Professional Services........................................................... 31 On the Business Front......................................................... 34 Gathering Places................................................................... 36 Specialty Shops..................................................................... 38 Restaurants/Food Shops.................................................... 40 Entertainment/Cultural...................................................... 41 Calendar of Events............................................................... 42 Churches.................................................................................. 45 Weddings................................................................................ 45 Real Estate............................................................................... 46 Legal Services........................................................................ 47 Our Towns............................................................................... 48 Area Maps............................................................................... 51 Member Directory................................................................ 57

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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. 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

26 miles 39 miles 55 miles

130 miles 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.


Publisher Jonathan Whitney Editor & Writer Leigh Macmillen Hayes Design & Production Laurie LaMountain Photographers Ethan McNerney ( Jon Evans Leigh Macmillen Hayes

© 2014 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 Jonathan Whitney at 207.671.7595 or e-mail him at Area Maps by Mody Botros of About Time Graphics, 8 Depot Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009

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What Benefits Do I Get From Being a Chamber Member? 24/7 Availability on our Web site Whether you already have a Web site or not, when people search the Chamber Web site, they can find you by category, business name or location. We’re also here to answer questions about your business, promote it, and refer potential clients, while you are out on your boat or skiing.

Member-to-Member Benefits/Discounts We have over 50 Members who offer a discount to Chamber members. From attorneys to accommodations, cleaning, healthcare, pet services and snowmobile rentals, you can save a multitude of dollars by being a Chamber member. Weekly Chamber Update Via e-mail sent to all members we help you stay in the know. Ads for your business are available at a very “minimal” cost.

Mercer Photography

Annual Area Guide This is a beautiful Area Guide with full-color photos, ads from you (Chamber members get a discount!) and surrounding businesses, a membership list by category; plus business descriptions, Calendar of Events and area maps. Only Chamber members are listed on the membership list.

The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Winners: from left Justin McIver, Main Eco Homes, Small Business of the Year; Jane and Carl Talbot, Chamber and Naples Lions Club, Community Volunteers of the Year; (seated) Naomi King, Pietree Orchard, President’s Award; Mike Tarantino, Bridgton Community Center Treasurer, Business Person of the Year; and (second from right) Donna Woodward, Fryeburg Business Association, Community Nonprofit of the Year. With them are Barbara Clark, Chamber Executive Director, and Ken Murphy Chamber President (2013).

Member Spotlight Free of charge, you may have a display/exhibit at the Chamber Office for a two week period--sign up for the dates you want. Monthly “After Hours” Events Hosted by area businesses (sign up to promote your business), these gatherings are traditionally held the 4th Thursday of each month and offer you the opportunity to socialize and exchange business cards with prospective clients and customers. This event is also open to the public.

NEW! HAVE A SMART PHONE? Each Chamber member has a listing on the Mobile App-no charge to Chamber members! People with SmartPhones can go to the Mobile App and search for any type of business in our area. Visitors and Callers Thousands of visitors and callers are referred to your business with brochures, rack cards and business cards displayed at our office. And so much more . . . Please consider what you would pay out of pocket to do all of this on your own.

“After Hours” at Hayes True Value, Bridgton


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Ten Great Places to Take the Kids 3 Take a Ride on the Wild o Side Race your children down the superslide. Feel gravity at work on the Tilt-a-World. View the fairgrounds from the Ferris Wheel. Experience the magic of the midway at the Fryeburg Fair--always held the first week in October. The annual agricultural event also features animals, truck and tractor pulls, a petting zoo, kiddie rides, fireworks, pig scrambles and a parade.

3 Winter Wonderland o Awaits This is Maine and we get plenty of snow. But even in lean snow years, there’s still plenty of that glorious white stuff to ski and board on at Shawnee Peak Ski Area. Don’t miss the 25th annual Family Fest in February, where you can participate in races and contests while celebrating winter in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region.

Family time—we all get so caught up in our every day lives that we sometimes forget to slow down and enjoy activities in our own backyard. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a bucket list of ten cool places for you and your kids to spend time together right here in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. 10

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Ten Great Places to Take the Kids 3 Get Wet this Winter o As the snow piles build up outside the floor to ceiling windows at Colonial Mast Campground, revel in the warmth of a summer-like day--inside. Take a break from winter and splash around with your kids in the pool. Plenty of pool toys are available, so go ahead and play some water games. 3 o

Start with a Strike

Expect strikes and spares, plus lots of giggles when you challenge the kids to a string or

two of candlepin bowling. The family can also play arcade games and improve golf swings at Saco Valley Sports Center. This is affordable family entertainment for beginners and seasoned players offered in an old school environment. 3 Foraging for Fruit


From spring to fall, there are several farms you can visit to introduce your kids to the subtleties of sweet/sour tastes. To pick your own blueberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins, visit Crabtree’s PYO Blueber-

ries, Five Fields Farm and Pietree Orchard. Occasionally they offer cool attractions like hayrides and homemade treats. 3 Where the Bison Roam


Stand in awe. From the observation area at Beech Hill Bison Ranch in Waterford, you can watch bison roam about the fields of this working farm— bring your binoculars and camera. Adventure through time as you marvel at these majestic animals. Bison meat is also for sale.

3 Cast a Line o With plenty of streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, you and the kids have lots of choices about where to cast a fishing line in each of our thirteen towns. Grab a fishing pole, license, some bait and make that first sweet cast into the water. In no time, you’ll have plenty of fish tales to share. 3 o

Step into History

Narramissic Farm in Bridgton. Scribners Mill in Harrison. Nathaniel Hawthorne House in Raymond. The Hemlock

Bridge in Fryeburg. History is alive in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Many of our towns feature active historical societies. If you have a family full of history buffs, then you’re in the right place. History-themed walks are also offered in some of our towns. 3 o

Experience the Romance of an 1880s Riverboat

Step aboard the Songo River Queen II, a replica of the famed Mississippi River paddle wheelers. True to tradition, the boat’s only means of propulsion is the twin paddle wheels in the stern. Explore the double decks, watch the wheels turn or sit back and relax as Captain Kent and his crew share historical facts and point out local features. 3 o

Hit the Trail

From easy trails like Pondicherry Park, Mayberry Hill and Jockey Cap to the higher heights of Douglas, Rattlesnake, Burnt Meadow, Sabattus and Pleasant Mountains, there are plenty of places to explore the great outdoors with the kids. Hike trails where you can observe signs of wildlife and views that stretch as far as the eye can see.


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It’s All About Art Enjoy the simple pleasure of driving our main streets and backroads and you’ll soon realize that the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region is home to a number of highly skilled artisans. The entire region is bursting with an array of sculptures, paintings, photography, wood, colored clay, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts and more. Harvest Gold Gallery

Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations

Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207.925.6502 Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd create top quality, unique and affordable handcrafted jewelry in classic and contemporary styles at their home studio. Their own line of original jewelry features hundreds of designs and styles. In addi-

Gallery 302 112 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207.647.2787 Gallery 302 is a multi-media artists’ cooperative that showcases original artwork and selected fine crafts. Artists from across the region have come together to display their work, support each other, teach, learn and engage the community in the process of creating and appreciating art. Located in the back of the gallery is a gift shop. And new this year, The Arts Center at 187 Main Street, where classes are offered.

Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations 1306 Bridgton Road Sebago, ME 04029 207.647.5238

Denmark Arts Center 50 West Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207.452.2412

Award-winning wildlife artist and taxidermist Gene Bahr exhibits his rendition of the natural world through a variety of media from watercolors to wood and bronze sculptures. He brings together the perspective of naturalist, artist and taxidermist in his portrayals of wildlife.

The Denmark Arts Center, located in the 1883 Odd Fellows Hall, provides an intimate setting for the display of visual art. Theatre, music and heritage events also take place here. Classes, visiting artist residencies and shows occur from late spring through early fall.

The Place to Shop for All Seasons!

A wonderful mix of fashionable women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, both for every day and special occasions. Also tasteful homewares and decor, including lovely “Made in Maine” items, fine wines, bargain books and so much more!


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Backstage Gallery @ Deertrees Theatre 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME 04040 207.583.6747 Where lights, props and all things theatrical once were store haphazardly at Deertrees Theatre, sculptures, paintings or photographs now fill the space. During intermission, take time to view the artwork. Maybe some will find its way into your heart and home.

Gallery 302

Treat yourself to an Art Drive. Begin at Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Lovell and wind your way through Bridgton to Gallery 302 on Main Street. From Bridgton, you have three options. Follow Route 107 to Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations in Sebago, Route 160 to Denmark Arts Center in Denmark or Route 117 toward the Backstage Gallery at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.

tion, Lynda uses one-of-akind Maine tourmaline pieces to create beautiful gemstone jewelry. In the seven-room gallery they display their own works and that of a diverse group of local and national artists and artisans.


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A Tradition of Summer Camps riet Cobb as a boys’ camp. Winona and Wyonegonic have maintained the tradition and are the oldest brother/sister camps in the country. Since 1968, the Ordway family has owned and operated Winona Camps. Winona boys sleep in a rustic tent encampment and learn outdoor skills. While enjoying the focus of activities within their own age group, e.g. sailing, horseback riding, baseball, lacrosse, drama, woodworking and more, they also come together for all-camp activities. Schedules are flexible, allowing them the opportunity to discover new passions. Part of the Winona Experience is that boys are allowed to be boys.

Camp Encore/Coda, a residential music camp for boys and girls, is located among the pines on the eastern shore of Stearns Pond. Since 1950, the Saltman family has owned and operated this 80-acre camp. It’s known for its diverse types of music including jazz and rock. Campers participate in chamber music, orchestra, private lessons and vocal groups, while also enjoying waterfront sports and all the other typical camp activities. Sometimes while you are on the pond you’ll be treated to the sweet sound of live music wafting through the air. Set on Peabody Pond in South Bridgton, Camp Micah is a coed Jewish camp that was founded in 2001.

Mark Lipof is the director and co-owner. Campers sleep in bunk houses and participate in a well-rounded program that includes sports, arts, waterfront and individual activities. The Rabbi Albert S. Goldstein Chapel on the Hill has amphitheater seating and overlooks the pond and surrounding mountains. Close by, on Woods Pond in South Bridgton, is another coed Jewish camp, Camp Kingswood. Leslie Zide is the director. Campers live in cabins with lavatories. Within the Jewish context, they participate in sports, outdoor adventure, cultural and performing arts, all the while having fun and building community. Personal growth and development, outdoor

living and Jewish values are emphasized, but everyone is welcome regardless of beliefs, practices or backgrounds. Tucked into the hills of South Bridgton is Camp Pondicherry, a Girl Scout camp. Girls sleep in platform tents along the shores of Adams Pond. Programs focus on progressive skill-building and community living in the great outdoors. Age-appropriate activities are designed for first-time campers, with more challenging specialty programs for older campers. The girls work on mastering a variety of skills to complete their Trail Master Patch. For more information about these camps, visit the Chamber Web site at

Winona Camps

On the way to camp, they begin marking the distance with familiar landmarks—the Naples Causeway, the drive-in, downtown Bridgton. Finally they are on the camp road where the welcome sign and smiling counselors greet them.

Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark, Maine, is the oldest girls’ camp in the country. Originally founded in 1902 by Charles E. and Harriet Cobb on Highland Lake in Bridgton, the camp relocated to Moose Pond in 1907.

Catching sight of the sparkling water, they are instantly transported into a unique and magical world where memories are waiting to be made and traditions to be kept alive.

Today, it is owned and operated by the Sudduth family. The camp focuses on giving girls time for self-discovery. In a rustic setting, they get to experience how they relate to others and develop leadership skills. 16

“It teaches them to use their time without sitting in front of a screen,” says Carol Sudduth. “It’s a bit old-fashioned—no cell phones, no computers, no electricity in cabins purposefully. It’s simple living . . . bed, footlocker, shelf. Kids tune into themselves. It’s a big confidence booster that carries over into school.”

Wyonegonic Camps—Photo by Rosemary Wiser

With visions of fishing trips, campfires and sing alongs, it’s no wonder campers love returning to the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. They look forward to endless competitions and the joyful release of swimming in a lake.

Also on the shores of Moose Pond, Winona Camps in Bridgton, Maine, was founded in 1908 by Charles and

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Heeding the Call to Return The combination of silver waters, arching pines, moonbeams and star shine mixed in with loads of fond memories make youngsters yearn for the return to summer camp.

“We always wanted to see what a connected farmhouse looked like,” says Sue. “We don’t have those in the Midwest.” Sam was as taken with the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region as she. During summer vacations they returned to Moose Pond with their young family because they enjoyed the breathtaking scenery of the area and the people. In 1969, they purchased a house in Sweden, Maine, though they knew they wouldn’t be able to live in it full time for another twenty years because of Sam’s job. Upon his retirement, they moved here and became fully immersed in the community where they continue to contribute. “It’s all because of Camp Wyo,” says Sue. “I was there just one summer, but it was enough to pull me back.”

For many, this feeling lasts a lifetime. For some, a return to the area to build a second home or live in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region year round is the only way to go. Such has been the case for James “Jim” Dillon, a former Winona camper, and Susan “Sue” Black, a former Wyonegonic counselor. The Maine coast had long been an attraction for Jim’s family from Buffalo, New York. They owned a cottage on the coast, but often travelled west to Moose Pond and local ski areas. Jim first came to Winona Camps in 1944 at the age of ten. For five years, it was a time to make friends, try new activities, swim in the pond, explore nature and sleep in tents. The experience eventually drew him back and from 1971-75 he served as head counselor for the swim program during the second session, while his sons were campers at Winona and his daughters were at Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark. Once his children outgrew the camp experience, Jim also moved on. But in the back of his mind there was a dream to return. When life’s path gave him the opportunity, he did just that. Purchasing land near Winona meant he could be close by, but it was lakefront property that he and his wife truly desired. In 2004, they bought a lot on Moose Pond, just steps from Winona, and built a house. “It allows me to walk down the lake and be involved in the camp,” says Jim. For the last fifteen years

Jim Dillon of Winona Camps

as gimp master, he has been teaching the junior unit boys the art of creating lanyards, key rings and the like. In fact, this past year he received a tribute totem in recognition of his service and accumulated years at camp.

We hope the allure of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region will call you to return, whether to vacation or live here year round.

Of the area, Jim says, “It’s an unusually well-located spot. The coast is less than an hour away. We can be in the White Mountains in 45 minutes. We’re right on Moose Pond, across from Pleasant Mountain. The kids climb the mountain and bring back quarts of blueberries. The coast was not as appealing to me.” For Sue Black, now a local historian, the experience was similar. Sue and Carol Schumbert Sudduth were college roommates in Wisconsin. Carol had been a counselor at Wyonegonic Camps and suggested that Sue join her in 1958 as a canoe counselor. Though she only spent one year at camp, the area kept calling Sue’s name. Prior to the camp experience, she’d never been East before. After she and husband Sam married, she told him that he had to visit Maine. 18

Wyonegonic campers of yesteryear

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The Rebirth of the Naples Causeway The Bay of Naples Bridge between Long Lake and Brandy Pond has sparked the dawning of a new generation. The 80-foot long by 52-foot wide fixed bridge replaced the 1954 swing bridge. Those familiar with the swing bridge built to take cars across the Chute River (the area’s shortest river), will recall sitting in line to wait as it opened on a regular schedule during summer months to allow boat traffic to pass. In need of major repairs, it was determined several years ago that installing a fixed bridge was the best option. The new fixed bridge, with its beautifully designed arch provides 12 feet, 8 inches of space for boats to pass through in a 30-foot-wide navigation channel. Town Manager Derik Goodine says that the bridge is just a minor part of the overall revitalization of the town. Over the course of the last year, the Naples Main Street Committee has worked to “change Naples from a gray 1950’s asphalt car-dependent tourist area . . . into a digital age of technicolor.” They have created a pedestrian-friendly green space with shade trees and other plantings, granite 20

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from the old bridge, benches, and an ampitheater for public performances. A fifteen-footwide, handicapped accessible boardwalk spans the Long Lake side of the Causeway and dips under the bridge to the Brandy Pond side. The sidewalk continues toward the village green to the north and Bray’s Brewpub to the south, providing a scenic walk and easy accessibility to local businesses. Fundraising plans are in the making to create an historic preservation park. Committee Chairman Robert Neault says that the group sees the need to create an atmosphere conducive to families and increase the overall experience of being on the Causeway. “We need things happening that are geared to draw people’s atten21

tion so they’ll get out of the car and stay awhile.” A proposed park on the southwest side of the bridge will include a water feature replicating the lock system (which ran from Long Lake to Brandy Pond, down the Songo River to Sebago Lake and from there to Portland), with movable and interactive weirs for people to manipulate and alter the flow. Educational and interpretive panels will tell the story of the Songo River and the importance of the lock system. In addition, the park will include a movable turntable, recreating the experience of opening the former bridge to allow boats to pass through. Gears and other historic artifacts will be placed in the park. On the other side of the bridge, the committee foresees an

interactive fountain/splashplay area just north of the granite amphitheater. Overall, Goodine, Neault and the committee members are pleased to see that the collaborative Causeway effort has attracted more people. Stay tuned for more activities and more reasons to spend time here. Our hats off to Naples and the rebirth of the Causeway.


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 TVs, phones, internet access and Wi-Fi, 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.

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

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. Nationallyrecognized 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

Inns and B&Bs Noble House Inn - #1 on Trip Advisor, Best of 2011 by Travelin’ Maine, and 22

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, 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. 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. Four stylishly appointed queen or king rooms with private baths, TV/DVD, A/C & Wi-Fi. 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, taxfree 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

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 table & grill, complete kitchen 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 Country Road Cottages - Located on Brandy Pond in Naples. The Heart of the Lakes Region. Three 2-bedroom housekeeping cottages furnished, equipped, heated, plus Wi-Fi. 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. Five Housekeeping Cottages within walking distance to Village. 1,2 & 3 bedrooms with Wi-Fi, 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: 207-5834545, or www. 2014 Area Guide

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@ 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. to see all our rental listings! 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 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 $815 per week. Sorry, no pets, no credit cards. Jean & Bill Preis, 170 Highland Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009. Contact: 207-647-2847 or 23

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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

home services 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, Wi-Fi, 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. Call for more information or to make a reservation. SEBAGO LAKE LODGE & COTTAGES. Contact: 207-892-2698 or

beach, spending the day on the lake, or telling stories around the campfire. Colonial Mast offers all you are looking for in a family campground–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 Wi-Fi. 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: 207693-6652 or

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. Ten 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.

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


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. We’re Northeastern Log Homes Associates as well. Douglass Construction has earned the reputation for

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 unforgettable family memories while enjoying our sandy 24

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providing outstanding customer service with excellent quality workmanship. A few years ago we constructed a medieval castle overlooking Long Lake, complete with five different radii! Between our expertise and experience, any project is possible! If you’re interested in building your dream home–whether it be a lakeside cottage, log home, or an up-scaled custom home, we’re only a phone call away. Fully Insured, Certified-DEP Erosion Control. Contact: 207-647-3732 or 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 prebuilt wood or aluminum dock sections for the weekend warrior who wants it

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all ready to install as a 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 Green Artisan Landscape Design Located in North Bridgton, we offer comprehensive landscape installation, preservation and restoration using thoughtful green design and implementation. We integrate native landscape materials and selected plantings with the natural elements of the landscape to enhance, beautify and add value to your property. From just the right shrubs or trees to a complete property makeover, we’ll work with you to create a rendition and installa-


tion plan that’s right for you and your outdoor space. Free estimates, always. See our most recent project work at the Bridgton Academy campus. Contact: 207.461.2004 or greenartisandesign@ 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 on-line at

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 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.

the outdoors Lake Region Nursery - “The best kept Secret in Bridgton.” That’s right! Drive down our driveway and you’ll come upon “The best kept Secret in Bridgton.” You will gaze upon rows of bins containing a large variety of shrubs, perennials and annuals. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our natural setting in the pines, while selecting your favorite plants to landscape your home and gardens. We are open from May 1st through Labor Day. Open Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. 718 No. High St. (Rte. 302) across from Sam Ingalls Road. Like us on Facebook at Lake Region Nursery. Contact: 207-952-0370 or 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. 2013 recipient of the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year. Call us today for more information on how we can help get your project started. 171 Portland Road, Bridgton. Contact: 207647-3883, or 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.

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 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 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. 26

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

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. Golf professional and manager, Wayne Hill. Located two miles from downtown Bridgton on Highland Ridge Road. Call us or visit our Web site. Contact: 207-6473491 or 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: 800-458-1838,, or

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Celebrations Throughout the Year August: Annual Brownfield Old Home Day—always the 2nd Saturday in August. Activities include a car show, parade, kiddie-land, cowchip bingo, firemen’s muster, contests, vendors, crafters, tons of food, a DJ, live band and more. August: Lovell Arts and Artisans Fair. Artists show their wares ranging from paintings to jewelry, metal work, floor clothes, clothing and more at this 100% juried fair. A huge used book sale and food are also available.

In each of our small communities, there are signature events that showcase the spirit of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Below is a partial list of our annual events.

March: Maine Maple Sunday, Sebago. Celebrating its 25th year, the annual pancake breakfast featuring local maple syrup, takes place at the Sebago Town Hall. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March.

January: Mushers’ Bowl, Bridgton. Dogs, sled and driver dash off onto trails that wind through the orchards and woods at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton. The Mushers’ Bowl includes sled dog races and skijoring.

April: Sheep Fest, Denmark. From shearing to spinning, all things sheep are celebrated at the Denmark Arts Center. The festival features fiber, spinners, educational materials and food.

February: Sebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Raymond. Winter fun includes an ice fishing derby, snowmobile speed run, fly-in, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, polar dip, and food vendors at Raymond Beach. Monetary prizes awarded to derby winners.

June: Maine Blues Fest—Always Father’s Day weekend. From Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the festival brings more than 40 regional and local acts to over 10 stages throughout town. There’s even a Blues cruise and dockside performances on the Causeway.

July: Waterford World’s Fair— the little agricultural fair with a big heart. This three-day fair features traditional activities such as oxen, horse, tractor and ATV pulls, skillet and horseshoe toss, baking contests, pig scrambles, cow-chip bingo, music and food. July: Casco Days—always the last Saturday in July. A hometown event since 1935, held in Casco Days Park, the celebration includes fireworks, a midway, road race and two parades. There’s also a pancake breakfast to support Lake Region High School’s Project Graduation. August: Sweden Days. Historical hikes, a talent show, pot-luck supper and contra dance have long been the focus of this town’s celebration. The town meeting house is the center of all the activity. 28

October: Fryeburg Fair— Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic—always the first week of October, this is the largest agricultural fair in the state. Midway rides, carnival food, harness racing, exhibits, demonstrations, concerts, contests and more. November/December: Christmas Tree Lighting, Stow. The annual Christmas Tree lighting accompanied by carols marks the start of the holiday season. Following the ceremony, residents gather for a social hour at the Stow Corner Store. December: Christmas in Harrison—always the first weekend in December. Traditional activities range from a live Nativity to a tree lighting ceremony, parade, craft fair, horse-drawn wagon rides and open houses, plus plenty of food. Check the calendar on pages 42 and 43 and our Web site at for information about many more events in the area.

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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 Saco Valley Sports Center - Family fun for everyone! Sixteen 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, two 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

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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

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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 30 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 also do vision therapy. 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.

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 North 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

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, 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 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 Chalmers Insurance - At Chalmers we are local agents who know your town and situation like no national insurance company can hope to match. We’re right up the street whenever you need a fast response in an emergency or a quote on a customized policy. We are a full service insurance agency offering Business, Personal, Specialty Products, Youth Camps and Financial Services and Benefits solutions to fit your needs and those of your business. Contact: 207-647-3311, 800-486-3312 or 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 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: 207-647-5551, 888-400-9858 or 2014 Area Guide

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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

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.

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 Fryeburg business owner, employee, 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: Oxford Hills SCORE - Providing clients assistance and easy access to a wide range of business and financial expertise that can be directly applied to an existing business or new business idea. Our volunteers provide face-to-face business counseling and educational workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. FREE confidential counseling is available at your business or at one of our counseling locations in Bridgton, South Paris or Rumford. Call 207-743-0499 for an appointment or find us on the Web at 31

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


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food. The restaurant offers a 14-passenger shuttle, which is utilized by people who do not want to drink and drive and also by families that like the idea of being able to come in one vehicle. The free service extends from Point Sebago to Waterford and Fryeburg. Helping local non-profits has also become a tradition at the restaurant. “Typically, once a month we dedicate our weekly Tuesday night trivia to raise money for a specific cause such as a local food pantry, high school sports teams or fuel assistance program,” explains owner/manager Michelle Hapgood. “We do so by donating a percentage of sales to these organizations.”

The performance season at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, will commence on July 5th and run through August 16th. The schedule includes new performances plus the return of the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival concert series and ever popular Beatles


for Sale. According to Executive Director Andrew Harris, the Deertrees New Repertory Company will stage at least two productions in 2014. Another new addition will be a pre-show music series featuring young local musicians who will air their talent before Friday night performances. These will be “Hat Concerts” as a hat will be passed in hopes that audience appreciation is reflected by how quickly it gets filled! The Backstage Gallery will host an exhibit of Native American Arts & Artifacts, plus other exhibits that reflect the work of local artists. To support the Lakes Environmental Association, Deertrees will again host a performance by top-notch musicians from Camp Encore/Coda.

a wonderful place to foster a sense of community and forge friendships. The Noble House Inn

At Campfire Grille in Bridgton, daily specials revolve around themes, including seasons and holidays from Halloween and St.Patrick’s Day parties to an Easter Buffet Brunch. In the relaxing dining room atmosphere overlooking Beaver Pond, guests enjoy American cuisine and creative comfort

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Within our towns and villages, you’ll encounter many small businesses and individuals interested in prospering and creating a healthy environment in which to live and work. Giving back is a deeply held value in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Due to their community pride, many owners and managers volunteer their time and efforts to help others through contributions, leadership and volunteer efforts. As Michelle Hapgood of Campfire Grille says, “We don’t just do business in this community, we are also residents so we care about our locals and their needs.” The following is a sample of what you’ll find happening among our business members.

The Noble House Inn, a premier bed and breakfast in Bridgton, is known for its luxurious accommodations, wicked good breakfasts and bottomless cookie jar. The Inn is open year round, including all holidays. Starting new traditions, on Thanksgiving and Christmas, innkeepers Cindi Hooper and Julie Astin, invite guests to join them for a holiday meal. The innkeepers are in their second year of hosting monthly house concerts, which begin at 6:30pm on a Thursday on the north lawn in the summer and, as weather permits, in the formal parlor during the rest of the year. Donations directly benefit the performers. “Texans by birth, but Maniacs by choice,” the innkeepers have embraced the lakes region and offer recommendations on sightseeing, shopping, local activities, and restaurants. Cindi and Julie are members of the Bridgton Community Garden and have discovered that tending their garden plot behind the Bridgton Community Center offers more than just bountiful vegetables; it is 2014 Area Guide

Naomi King, manager of Pietree Orchard in Sweden, is excited to be a part of the local food network. At the hilltop location, with picturesque views of the White Mountains, Pietree Orchard grows everything from heirloom apples to peaches, strawberries, cherries, raspberries and pumpkins, plus vegetables, herbs and flowers. In season, they offer pick-your-own opportunities, or you may make selections at the farm stand, where the mouth-watering aroma of homemade breads, pies and wood-fired pizza is sure to entice you. Their products are also available at farmers’ markets in Bethel and Norway. In addition to adding new greenhouses this year, they’ve constructed a sugarhouse, which will open for Maine Maple Sunday. Besides growing a variety of produce, the intent at Pietree is to grow food-related jobs and educate people about food and ecology. School and group tours are offered during the season. Each year, Pietree Orchard contributes at least a ton and half of produce to area food banks. The Songo River Queen II, a twin-decked, 93-foot replica of river boats that traveled the Mighty Mississippi River, has been a popular and 35

unique attraction on Long Lake in Naples since 1971. Cruises occur 4-5 times daily from Father’s Day through Labor Day. Pre- and postseason cruises are offered on weekends only. Tour lengths vary. “The longer you’re out, the more scenery you’ll see,” says Captain Kent Uicker.

“This year we will continue to expand our special theme cruises such as Golden Oldies music cruises, Murder Mystery cruises, an ever expanding Blues Festival three-day weekend and possibly a Bob Marley comedy cruise(s).” A few dinner cruises are also in the works, plus a couple of other surprises. To support the local community, Captain Kent donates a large number of cruise passes to worthwhile charities each year, which they use in their auction fundraising activities. In addition, he offers many fundraising cruises for non-profit organizations at a discounted rate. We encourage you to use this guide and our chamber Web site to seek out and utilize these and all of the businesses and organizations that support our thirteen communities.

Gathering Places A gathering place is a spot where people congregate as friends, neighbors and citizens. These are places that serve as a common ground where we can share the space. They are our parks, streets, trails, beaches, community gardens, public buildings. We come here to play and to visit with each other. Here is a sampling of the places to hang out in the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region.

The Courtyard at Bridgton Public Library—This outdoor space on Main Street offers cafe-style seating with Wi-Fi and provides a shaded space for reading, conversation, story time, performances and programs. Saco River, Brownfield— Enjoy an afternoon, day or several days paddling with friends on the meandering Saco River. The gentle current makes for an easy paddle. Casco Days Park—Home to the annual Casco Days festivities, the park is a common area with tennis and basketball courts at the back end and a gazebo for all kinds of activities.

Bicentennial Park, Denmark—Situated beside the outlet of Moose Pond, the park offers a picturesque setting for picnics and festivals, including the annual Sheep Fest and Dam Jam.

The Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Lovell— Live theater, music and storytelling take place in this former church building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bradley Park, Fryeburg— Local and regional performers present free concerts in the gazebo—bring your own lawn chair. There’s also a sledding hill for winter fun.

Stow Corner Store, Stow—As the gateway to Evans Notch in the White Mountains, this store is where locals, hikers and others passing through stop for food, ice cream and conversation.

The Causeway, Naples— There’s always something going on at the recently renovated causeway overlooking Long Lake and Brandy Pond, which features a walkway, amphitheater, town dock, benches, boat rentals and food vendors. It is also the home to the Songo River Queen II.

Crystal Lake Park Gazebo, Harrison—Built in honor of the late Sam Pitt, Jr., the gazebo frames a view of Crystal Lake and hosts free music and entertainment. Bring a picnic. Bradley Park, Fryeburg

Sheri Gagnon Memorial Park, Raymond—Set beside the town’s baseball fields, the park is a place where families gather to picnic and enjoy the playground equipment. The fields/park host the SebagoLong Lake Cal Ripken Series and is the start of the annual U Can 5K road race. Spaulding Memorial Library, Sebago—Inside the stone building, you’ll find programs for young and old, including book discussions, a knitting group and the Push Back the Stacks series. The library also sponsors the annual Punkin Chunkin fundraiser.


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Town Meeting House, Sweden—This historic building plays host to potluck suppers and annual events, including the talent show and contra dance held each year during Sweden Days.

Waterford Flats, Waterford— Listed on the National Historic Register, this quintessential town common is surrounded by white clapboard houses. Town events, including the annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Road Race and Chili Cookoff, are held here.

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Salons 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 over five years. Call for an appointment or stop by. Contact: 207-647-9400.

PYO Orchard 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.

Specialty Shops 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. 38

specialty shops 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@ Craftworks - A visit, or several, to Craftworks has been a must for locals and visitors for more than 30 years. Truly one-of-a-kind, (so rare these days!), this shop brims with beautiful displays of well-chosen merchandise, providing a wonderful shopping experience! Find women’s clothing made from mostly natural fibers that offer fabulous looks with comfort/affordability. Accessories and jewelry too! Add a great mix of useful and decorative homewares, much of it made in the States, including Maine. Wines, Stonewall Kitchen foods and bargain books complete the picture. Downtown Bridgton. Located in a large Victorian-era church, c.1870. Open 7 days - year round. Look for pink awnings/flags! Contact: 207-647-5436 or 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 each year to find new and old treasures. Maine, New England and USA-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, celebrating over 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: 207-6473672 or 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 twenty-eight 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 orwww. 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, 2014 Area Guide

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 Route 302, Raymond. Contact: 207-655-3901. Northeast Gems - Owned and operated by Robert and Teresa Prouty, and 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 over 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.! Thank you for shopping Renys! Contact: 207-647-3711. 39

restaurants/food shops 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 William Perry Cigar Lounge Maine’s finest cigar lounge! Offering two lounges, HDTV and Wi-Fi. 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

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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 dine outside and people watch along Bridgton’s upper Main Street. It is our passion and pleasure to serve you! Wi-Fi available. Open daily 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 108 Main Street, downtown Bridgton. Like us on Facebook. Contact: 207-647-5211 or 40

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 Market Basket - “In the Block,” Main Street, Harrison. Featuring our Fresh Dough Pizza (try our Alfredo!), Sandwiches made to order, Wraps, Calzones, Salads, Bosco Sticks, Breadsticks. Breakfast Pizza and Sandwiches and Fresh Coffee/Tea/Cappuccino. Large selection of Groceries, Ice Cream, Beverages, Cold Beer and Wine. Power Ball and Lottery Tickets, ATM, Seasonal items, Local Postcards, Lang and Sunrise Greeting Cards.  Live Bait in winter.  Friendly customer service and locally owned for 27 years.  Open daily 5:30 AM (Sunday, 6:30 AM)–9 PM (until 10 PM in summer). Eat in or Take out. Contact: 207-583-6126 to have your order ready.    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 staff looks forward to serving you! At the Causeway in Naples. Open daily. Call for hours and reservations. Contact: 207-693-5332 or

entertainment/cultural 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 Oxford House Inn - From 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. 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 2014 Area Guide

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

Entertainment/ Cultural The Arts Center - Located at 187 Main Street in Bridgton, The Arts Center offers a wide variety of affordable art classes and workshops on a year-round basis. Learn, create and enjoy with talented, experienced teacher/artists. Visit www. or call 207-647-2787 for a listing of current and up-coming classes. The Arts Center is sponsored by the Bridgton Art Guild, which also sponsors Gallery 302.  Coming in JulyAugust is a Master Class in Oil Painting with portraitist Ian Factor. 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: 207-5836964 or 41

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14-15 Maine Blues Festival, Various Locations in Naples

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Chamber After Hours, McDonalds Restaurant, Bridgton

25-26 Mushers’ Bowl Weekend, Five Fields Farm, S. Bridgton 25

LELT Family Fun, Five Fields Farm, S. Bridgton


Winter Carnival, Brownfield Community Center

February 2014

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April 2013 Neptune’s Car, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton Spring Family Scavenger HuntLEA, Pondicherry Park, Bridgton


Easter Egg Hunt & Dessert Auction, Brownfield Community Center


Valentine’s Day Hike-LELT, Bald Pate Mountain, Bridgton



Birdsong at Morning, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton



Round-Robin Table Tennis Tournament, Town Hall, Bridgton


Freezin’ for a Reason-Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Highland Lake, Bridgton

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Bridgton Lions Club Bean Supper, St. Joseph’s Church, Bridgton

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Meet the Breeds, Bridgton Veterinary Clinic, Bridgton Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration, Bridgton Community Center Chamber After Hours, Sunrise Management, Bridgton

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Chamber After Hours, Mercer Photography, Naples

March 2014


Bruce Mandel, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton


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


Chamber After Hours-Narramissic Farm, S. Bridgton

Ken Yeats & Brian Dunne, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton


St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fryeburg


Sunrise Hike-LELT, Bald Pate Mountain, Bridgton


Maine Maple Sunday

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Chamber After Hours, Bridgton Community Center


Spring Fling Auction & DinnerGBLRCC, Bridgton Academy, Bridgton

Golf Tournament, Bridgton Lions/ Knights of Columbus, Bridgton Highland CC Danielle Miraglia, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton Chamber After Hours, Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center, Harrison Antique and Craft Fair, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton

July 2014

Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center Season’s Opening, Harrison

10-14 Larry Carter Baseball Invitational, Ham Complex, Bridgton 12-13 Quilt Show, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton

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

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

Chamber After Hours, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton


Maine Lakes Brew Fest, Point Sebago, Casco


Hacker’s Hill Climb-LELT, Casco



The Big Event, Rufus Porter Museum & Bridgton Historical Society, Bridgton

28-30 Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds

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

October 2014

Farmers’ Market, Naples, starts in May

1-5 Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds

Farmers’ Market, Casco, starts in late June


Chamber After Hours, Key Bank/ Harvest Hills, Bridgton

Carolyn Curie, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton

Community Kettle Dinner, Bridgton Community Center


22-23 Village Folk Festival 2014, Depot Street, Bridgton

Mountainview Woodies Fall Foliage Cruise, Naples


Great Western Maine Chili Cookoff, Waterford


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



Pie Sale, First Congregational Church, Bridgton


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

18-19 Sebago Days, Sebago 18-20 Waterford World’s Fair, Waterford 19

Lovell Old Home Day, Lovell


Art in the Park, Shorey Park, Bridgton



4th of July Parade, Bridgton, Naples


9-11 Brownfield Days, Brownfield

10-12 Harrison Old Home Days

Community Band Concert & Fireworks, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton





Four on the Fourth Road Race, Bridgton


Friends of the Library Book Sale, Bridgton Library, Bridgton

Spaghetti Feast, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton


Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center Season Announcement, Harrison


TBD Wine & Dine, Chamber Event




14-16 Winter Carnival. Various Events & Locations, Bridgton

Annual Father/Daughter Dance, Brownfield Community Center


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Community Vet Event, Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Jesse Terry, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton



Chamber After Hours, Pietree Orchards, Sweden

Ben Mallot, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton

September 2014

25-27 Casco Days, Casco



13-14 Softball Tournament w/ Landmark Resources, Ham Complex, Bridgton

Mountainview Woodies Antique Boat Cruise, Naples

August 2014 1-2 Art in Bloom, Gallery 302, Bridgton


Maine Apple Sunday

Loon Echo Trek, Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Bridgton

1-2 Mountainview Woodies Classic and Antique Boat Show, Naples Causeway 1

9th Annual Tour de Lovell, Lovell


Clothesline Art Sale, Gallery 302 Bridgton


Friends of the Library Book Sale, Bridgton Library, Bridgton


Chamber After Hours, Southern Maine Retirement Services, Bridgton


December 2014

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


12th Annual Festival of Lights Parade, Main St. Bridgton

Table Tennis, Bridgton Town Hall, MidJune-September, 5-8 PM


Tree Lighting, Bridgton Community Center

4-6 Christmas in Harrison, Main Street, Harrison

2014 Weekly Events Cribbage, Bridgton Community Center

TBD Chamber Annual Dinner 1

Holly Berry Fair, LRHS, Naples

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


Early Bird Sale and Shopping, Lake Region Businesses

Zumba, Bridgton Town Hall, Gold 4:45, Zumba 5:30-6:30 PM

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Veteran’s Day Services, Bridgton, Naples & Sebago Andrew McKnight, Concert at Noble House, Bridgton Craft Fair and Luncheon, First Congregational Church, Bridgton



Chamber After Hours, Harry Barker & Harry Barker, II, Bridgton


9th Annual Gasping Gobbler 5K, Lovell Athletic Field, Lovell

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


2-3 Back to the Past, Scribner’s Mill, Harrison

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

Artisans Craft Fair, Point Sebago, Casco

November 2014


Annual Lobster Roll Sale, Lakeside Garden Club, Bridgton



Tuesdays Aerobics for All Ages, Bridgton Town Hall, 8-9 AM Tai Chi for Beginners, Bridgton Town Hall, 9:30-11 AM Bridge, Bridgton Community Center Basketball, Bridgton Town Hall, 3-5 PM

Fridays Farmers’ Market, Fryeburg, starts in mid-May, 9 AM-1 PM Tai Chi for Beginners, Bridgton Town Hall, 10-11:30 AM Farmers’ Market, Harrison, starts midMay, 1:30-5:30 PM Senior Fitness-Jumpin’ Janes, Bridgton Town Hall, 9-10 AM Saturdays Farmers’ Market, Bridgton, May through October, 8 AM-1 PM Table Tennis, Bridgton Town Hall, October-Mid-June, 1-4 PM Adult Indoor Soccer, Bridgton Town Hall, 5-7 PM Sundays Table Tennis, Bridgton Town Hall, October-Mid-June, 1-4 PM Adult Basketball, Bridgton Town Hall, 6-9 PM

churches Gallery 302 - Fifty fine artists and artisans from western Maine and eastern New Hampshire sell their art at this beautiful gallery on Bridgton’s Main Street. Watercolors, oils, pastels, jewelry, stained glass, ceramics, sculpture, photography, wood and fiber arts are all on display. Giclee prints and cards can be found in the gallery’s gift shop. Guest artist exhibits and group shows are celebrated at public First Friday receptions, where visitors can meet the artists. A great place to find special gifts and home décor year round. Gift certificates available, credit cards accepted. 112 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009. 207-647-2787,  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 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 the inspiring works of Rufus Porter—a remarkable American artist and inventor. Contact: 121 Main Street, Bridgton, www. 


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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.

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 chores personally, if you like, 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., Rte. 302, Bridgton. Call for a consultation: 207-647-5301 or 800-7975301, 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 45

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

real estate Songo River Queen II - What better venue for a wedding than on the SONGO RIVER QUEEN II. Celebrate that special day on board the SRQII with beautiful Long Lake and the majestic Presidential Range of the White Mountains including Mount Washington as your background to complement that 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.

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 Chalmers Realty - We combine experience, professionalism, the latest technology and our expert personal knowledge of the southwest Maine Lakes Region to give you the highest level of service. Whether you are buying or selling a primary residence or second home, our team of agents is ready to assist you every step of the way. If you are thinking of SELLING: CALL our toll free number TODAY for a free market analysis of your property. If you are thinking of BUYING: CALL our toll free number or 207-647-3311 to speak with a professional BUYER REPRESENTATIVE: 1-800-486-3312 or 207-647-3311. 46

Lakes Region Properties - Located in Naples, the heart of the Lakes Region, 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 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 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 available in the state of Maine. 224 Main Street, Lovell. Contact: 207-925-1500 or or 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, 207655-3811 (800-639-2321), and Route 302, Naples, 207-693-5000 (800-6820963). We’re big enough to provide full

legal services 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 easyto-use Web site at The Maine Real Estate Network - Located in the heart of the western mountains and lakes region, we are part of Maine’s largest independent Real Estate agency. Experience the professionalism of local, knowledgeable brokers coupled with a very progressive company right here in Bridgton. Whether you are looking for land, commercial, residential-waterfront-mountain or vacation home, we have the experience and dedication to make your buying or selling experience positive and stress free. Contact: 207-647-2622 or visit us at www.themainerealestatenetwork. com/Bridgton-office. Call Cheryl Willey at 207-595-2441 or Shirley McIver at 207-329-4278. Also REW Property Rentals. Seasonal vacation or long term rentals. 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 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, or www.

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.

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

Sunset Lakes Real Estate - Located next door to popular Chute’s Cafe in Casco, between Sebago and Long Lake. 2014 Area Guide


Our Towns Each community in Brownfield 04010 the Greater Bridgton 207.935.2007 Lakes Region offers Mountains, the Saco River and the 5,700-acre Brownsomething unique. field Bog are the dominant Visit our charming features in Brownfield. Burnt Meadow and Pequawket towns and classic offer peace and quiet. New England villag- Ponds The town has been rebuilt es, and discover gems since the Great Fire of 1947 in unexpected places. ravaged all but six homes.

Lovell 04016 207.925.6272 Lovell stretches along pristine nine-mile Kezar Lake. Lake and mountain views are sensational throughout town. Each summer, Lovell celebrates Old Home Days in July and the annual Arts and Artisans Craft Fair in August. son Lake and Sebago Lake. Crooked River winds its way through town and on toward Sebago Lake. Spectacular sunset views are enjoyed from Hacker’s Hill. Casco Days is always the last Saturday in July.

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Bridgton 04009 207.647.8786 Bridgton, “A Place for All Seasons,” is the hub of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Eleven lakes and ponds are found within the town’s 68.7 square miles, including Highland Lake, Long Lake and Moose Pond. Outdoor recreation, summer camps, theatres, galleries, shops, restaurants and other amenities, including Bridgton Hospital, are all located here.

Casco 04015 207.627.4515 Within the town’s boundaries you’ll find nine ponds plus Pleasant Lake, Thomp- 207.452.2333 Moose Pond, Hancock and Sands Ponds, plus Pleasant Mountain, define the village of Denmark as “Beautiful by Nature.” Denmark Arts Center brings people together to enjoy a variety of entertainment options. The town is

Fryeburg 04037 207.935.2805 Fryeburg is proud to be “The Oldest Town in Oxford County.” The town is packed with history, including Lovewell’s Fight, recreational opportunities and great views of the White Mountains. The Saco River, Hemlock Covered Bridge and the Fryeburg Fair are hometown favorites.

Home Days Celebrations in July, “Back to the Past” at Scribner’s Mill in August and Christmas in Harrison each December. Deertrees Theatre is a summer performing arts venue. 207.693.6364 A picturesque village situated between Brandy Pond and Long Lake, Naples is “The Heart of the Lakes Region.” The Causeway serves as the center of activity throughout the year--events include Maine Lakes Blues Fest, Mountainside Woodies Classic Boat and Auto Show and Winter Carnival and Radar Run.

Harrison 04040 207.583.2241 “The Friendly Village” of Harrison is nestled between Long and Crystal Lakes. This small town hosts Old 48

Raymond 04071 207.655.4742 Raymond sits along the northeastern shore of Sebago Lake. A hike up Rattlesnake Mountain offers a fantastic view of the lake, Panther Pond, Crescent Lake and the White Mountains. Nathaniel Hawthorne spent part of his boyhood years from 1913 to 1925 in Raymond. Today, along Route 302, you’ll find a paved walkway enhanced by many gardens.

Sebago 04029 207.787.2457 Sebago is located on the western shore of the state’s second largest body of water, Sebago Lake. Abenaki for “a great water,” the lake covers 45.6 square miles in surface area. Douglas Mountain offers a spectacular 360º view spanning from the lake northwest to the White Mountains and east to the Atlantic Ocean. Maine Maple Sunday and Sebago Days are town-wide celebrations. —continued on page 50

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Our Towns Stow 04037

Waterford 04088 207.697.2007 Stow is Maine’s gateway to Evans Notch and the White Mountain National Forest. Rattlesnake Gorge offers a refreshing respite along the Stone House Trail of Blueberry Mountain. Deer Hill Bog, a 25-acre wetland, is home to a variety of flora and fauna-including moose. 207.583.4403 “A Peaceful Village,” Waterford is nestled into the rolling hills of western Maine. Waterbodies include Keoka Lake and Five Kezars, Papoose, McWain, Bear, Duck, and Little Moose Ponds. White clapboard houses, most on the National Register of Historic Places, center around the town common in historic Waterford Flats. The common is home to the annual Waterford 5K Road Race and Chili Fest each fall.

Sweden 04040 207.647.3944 Tucked into the rolling hills, Sweden is off the beaten path. Stonewalls, a prevalent site throughout town, 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.

Bridgton Weather

Population as of 2010 Census

Provided by Al Glover, Weather Observer for National Weather Service (NOAA)

Stow: 385 Sweden: 391 Lovell: 1,140 Denmark: 1,148 Waterford: 1,553 Brownfield: 1,597 Sebago: 1,719 Harrison: 2,730 Fryeburg: 3,449 Casco: 3,742 Naples: 3,872 Raymond: 4,436 Bridgton: 5,210







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

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-16 4 7 22 31 45 47 47 35 23 7 8

4.3” 3.8” 3.8” 1.4” 4.6” 6.0” 7.2” 2.2” 5.8” 1.5” 4.8” 7.2”

7.0” 65.8” 14.6” 1.0” ------4.0” 29.2”

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Member Directory ANIMAL SERVICES Bridgton Veterinary Hospital 213 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8804 Cloudburst Canine Camp 18 Sleigh Bell Lane Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8001 Harvest Hills Animal Shelter 1389 Bridgton Road Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-4358 Telling Tails Training Ctr. 285 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-642-3693 ANTIQUES & GIFT SHOPS Bridgton Arts & Crafts 12 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8781 Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502 Hawthorne’s Attic 27 Roosevelt Trail Rt. 302 Casco, ME 04015 207-838-8340 ARCHITECTS Fish Street Design 343 Fish Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-697-2277 ARTISANS & GALLERIES Bridgton Art Guild-Gallery 302 112 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2787


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Gene Bahr Wildlife Creations 1306 Bridgton Road Sebago, ME 04029 207-647-5238

Pleasant View Too, B&B 118 Sam Ingalls Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9578

Camp Micah 156 Moose Cove Lodge Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8999

Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502

Tarry-A-While Resort 17 Tarry-A-While Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2522

Colonial Mast Campground 1 Colonial Mast Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6652


The Waterford Inne 258 Chadbourne Road Waterford, ME 04088 207-583-4037

Four Seasons Camping Area 1741 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6797


Girl Scouts of America Camp Pondicherry 85 Camp Pondicherry Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-772-1177

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

Elegance Salon 1 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3799

Macdonald Motors 456 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3304


B&Bs & COUNTRY INNS A Landmark Inn 12 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000

Gateway Marina 15 Main St. Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-2628

Augustus Bove House 11 Sebago Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6365

Sebago Sailing Kettle Cove Casco, ME 207-647-4400

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

Songo River Queen II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, Me 04055 207-693-6861 BOOK STORES & OFFICE SUPPLIES

Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-3733

Bridgton Books 140 Main Street Bridgton, Me 04009 207-647-2122 Crabtree’s Collection Old Books 703 Bridgton Rd. Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-2730

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



Camp Encore/Coda 50 Encore Coda Lane Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-3947

JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood 104 Wildwood Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3969 Lakeside Pines Campground 54 Lakeside Pines Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3935 Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 Winona Camps 35 Winona Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3721 Wyonegonic Camps 215 Wyonegonic Road Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2051 CATERING Lake Region Caterers Inc. 18 King Hill Road Naples, ME 04055 207-787-3327

Beth’s Kitchen Cafe 108 Main St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5211 CLOTHING & OTHER RETAIL DownEast Engraving 1800 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-7064 Firefly Boutique 82 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-1149 www.fireflyshop.US Mexicali Blues 1338 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3901 Renys 151 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 1-800-639-1640 Thrifts and Gifts 1209 N. High St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2317 COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Budget Document Technology 251 Goddard Rd. Lewiston, ME 04240 800-924-4229 Ms. C’s Computer Repair 27 Zion Hill Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-228-5279 Tasker Payment Gateways 50 Market St. S. Portland, ME 04106 207-772-8737

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING ACN Casco, ME 04015 207-831-8901 EDUCATION & LIBRARIES Bridgton Academy 11 Academy Lane N. Bridgton, ME 04057 207-647-3322 Bridgton Public Library 1 Church Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2472 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 FAIRS & FESTIVALS Fryeburg Fair Fryeburg Fairgrounds Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3268 FARMS & RANCHES Crabtree’s Pick Your Own Blueberries 703 Bridgton Rd. Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-2730

Diane Reo – State Farm Agent 1205 Eastman Road N. Conway, NH 03860 207-935-1500

TD Bank, NA 176 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5884

Point Sebago Golf Course 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821

Downeast Energy 48 Bullring Road Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2151

Evergreen Credit Union-Naples 838 Roosevelt Trail at the Causeway Naples, ME 04055 207-693-4222


Saco Valley Sports Center-Candlepin Bowling & Virtual Golf 95 Pine Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3777

Dyer Excavation & Septic Services 722 Norway Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4546

Hoenig & Hoenig, A Financial Advisory Group of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 240 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4161 lance.r.hoenig/myteam

Papa’s Floral & Gifts 523 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-7700

Jones & Matthews 472 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3668 Key Bank-Bridgton 232 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3353 Norway Savings Bank-Norway 261 Maine St. Norway, ME 04268 207-743-7986 Norway Savings Bank-Bridgton 1 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3344

Five Fields Farm 720 South Bridgton Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2425

Norway Savings Bank - Fryeburg 557 Main St., Suite A Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2051

Pietree Orchard 803 Waterford Road Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-9419

Norway Savings Bank - Naples 621 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6224


Paychex 126 Merrow Rd. Auburn, ME 04210 207-784-0178

Chandel Associates 3 Elm Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5711


Lake Region Nursery 718 N. High St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3387

FOOD RETAILERS Morning Dew Natural Foods & Deli 19 Sandy Creek Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4003 Pietree Orchard 803 Waterford Road Sweden, ME 04040 207-647-9419 Poland Spring Bottling Co. 123 Preservation Way Poland Springs, ME 04274 207-998-6405 The Umbrella Factory d/b/a/ Tony’s Foodland 639 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-3988 FUNERAL Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service 8 Elm Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-743-8402 GOLF Bridgton Highlands Country Club 379 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3491

HOME AND BUILDING SUPPLIES Brill Lumber Co. 159 Harrison Rd. Bridgton ME, 04009 207-647-3776 Everlast Roofing, Inc. 24 J.R. Mains Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5500 Hancock Lumber Co. 116 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8333 Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental 204 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3342 HOME BUILDING, MAINTENANCE & SERVICE A+ Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 209 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2029

Sunrise Management Inc. 1 Mountain Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2591

First Impressions Cleaning, Inc. 9 Moose Pond Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5096

WAM Alarm Systems 73 Luck Grove Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2323 Worster Rubbish 14 Vacationland Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6914 HOSPITALS & HEALTHCARE

Hancock Lumber Co. 116 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8333

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240 207-777-7740

Hatch Excavation, Inc. 65 Wayside Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2171

Bridgton Dental Associates 138 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8052

Hutch’s Property and Tree, LLC 211 Main Street Lovell, ME 04051 207-233-6955

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA 171-B Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4125

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

Bridgton Eye Care 59 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2030

Jones Appliance Service & Repair, LLC 31 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-595-4020

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

Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works 814 S. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5255

Lakes Region Boat & Firewood Sales 1076 Meadow Road Casco, ME 04015 207-998-3023

Bridgton Hospital 10 Hospital Dr. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-6000

Dead River Company 161 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2882

Main Eco Homes 171 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3883

Connecting Companions 49 Willis Park Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2149

Douglass Construction 597 Sweden Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3732

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

Home Health Visiting Nurses 15 Industrial Park Road Saco, ME 04072 207-284-4566

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Mountain View Dentistry 42 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3628 Tri-County Mental Health 32 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-783-4663 X 158 INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency, Inc. 43 E. Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2411 Chalmers Agency 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3311 Diane Reo – State Farm Agent 1205 Eastman Road N. Conway, NH 03860 207-935-1500 Oberg Insurance & Real Estate Agency, Inc. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5551 Southern Maine Retirement Svcs. 150 Main St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2900 LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING Squeaky Clean Laundry 4 Maple Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9372 LAWYERS Law Office of Shelly P. Carter, PA 110 Portland St. Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-1950 Hastings Malia, P.A. 376 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2061

Law Office of Dawn D. Dyer 585 Roosevelt Trail Windham, ME 04062 207-893-8100

Pleasant Mountain Inn 656 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4505

Bridgton Lions Club Bridgton Community Center 15 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009

Rotary Club of Bridgton Lake Region Meets at Bridgton Alliance Church Rt. 117 Bridgton, ME 04009

Maine Street Graphics, Inc. 170 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5115

The Bridgton News 118 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8166

Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821

Michael G. Friedman, Esq. P.A. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8360

Point Sebago Resort 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821

Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) 456 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-653-7676

The Ham Charitable Foundation PO Box 2853 N. Conway, NH 03860 603-356-3389

Muddy River Signs 80 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3011


The Opportunity Alliance 50 Lydia Lane S. Portland, ME 04106 207-553-5939 www.communitiessupportinghealth. org


Travel MAINE 6 Leland Street Rockland, ME 04841 207-713-7533

Russell Boisvert Law Office 472 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3332 The Law Offices of Gregory Braun 236 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2265 MIND - BODY - SPIRIT Stevens Wellspring Group 148 Highland Lake Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 877-707-9300 Tai Chi Maine Bridgton Town Hall 26 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 Taoist Tai Chi Society 41 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8142 MOTELS & RESORTS A Landmark Inn, Motel & Cottages 12 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000

Romah Motor Inn 310 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6690 MOVING & STORAGE Mountain Mini Self Storage, LLC 408 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2261 MUSEUMS Bridgton Historical Society 5 Gibbs Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3699 Rufus Porter Museum 67 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2828 Scribner’s Mill Preservation 244 Scribner Mill Road Harrison, ME 04040 603-583-2984 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Grady’s West Shore Motel 177 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2046

American Red Cross Blood Services 524 Forest Avenue Portland, ME 04101 207-775-2367

Highland Lake Resort 115 N. High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5301

Bridgton Community Center 15 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3116

Midway Country Lodging 712 S. Hiram Road Cornish, ME 04020 207-625-8835

Bridgton Economic Development Corporation PO Box 130 Bridgton, ME 04009

County Of Cumberland 142 Federal Street Portland, ME 04101 207-871-8380 Department of Economic & Community Development 8 Venture Ave. Brunswick, ME 04011 207-592-0448 Evergreen Credit Union-Naples 838 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-4222 Fryeburg Business Association PO Box 654 Fryeburg, ME 04037 Good Neighbors, Inc. 119 Sandy Creek Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8244

The Summer Camp 8 Church Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5278 Western Maine Economic Development Council 15-17 Market Square S. Paris, ME 04281 207-739-6545 PARTY-EVENT RENTAL SUPPLIES A+ Party Rental 10 Washington Avenue Scarborough, ME 04074 207-883-4472

Activities Guide of Maine P.O. Box 6135 Falmouth, ME 04105 207-671-7230 Bridgton Printery 190 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8182 Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange Street Portland, ME 04101 207-874-7720 JW Publishing 50 Dawes Hill Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-671-7595


Lake Living Magazine 625 Rocky Knoll Road Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-8005

Lakes Environmental Assoc. 230 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8580

Presidential Pest Control 693 Sixth Avenue Berlin, NH 03570 603-752-7004

Lake Region Television 3 Chase Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8044

Lakeside Garden Club Bridgton, ME 04009 207-935-3947


Lakes Region Weekly 840 Main Street Westbrook, ME 04098 207-854-2577

Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4352 Oxford Hills SCORE 2 Market Square South Paris, ME 04281 207-743-0499 60

Mercer Photography 235 Gore Rd. Naples, ME 04055 978-777-3898 PRINTING & SIGNS Cardinal Printing Company, Inc. 33 E. Main Street Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-2931

Mt. Washington Radio & Gramophone Settlers Green 2 Common Court, Unit A30 North Conway, NH 03860 603-356-8870 2014 Area Guide

Beef and Ski 243 Portland Rd. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9555

Turner Publishing 5 Fern Street Turner, ME 04282 207-225-2076

Beth’s Kitchen Café 82 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5211

West Coast Maine Magazine 272 Pikes Hill Norway, ME 04268 207-743-8616

Campfire Grille 656 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-803-2255


Market Basket 50 Main Street Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6126

At The Lakes Real Estate 171 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5371 Chalmers Agency 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3311 Krainin Real Estate 1539 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3811 Lakes Region Properties 692 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-7000

McDonald’s of Bridgton 5 Lumberyard Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 518-572-5000


SKIING & SNOW SPORTS Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club PO Box 564 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5255 Northeast Snowmobile Rentals 532 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-1220 Shawnee Peak Ski Area 119 Mountain Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8444 Western Maine Youth Hockey P.O. Box 516 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-595-8927 SPECIALTY SHOPS Corn Shop Trading Co. 179 Main St. Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9090

Oxford House Inn & Restaurant 548 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3442


Subway 292 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5375

Oberg Insurance & Real Estate Agency, Inc. 132 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5551

Songo River Queen, II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6861

Morning Glory Diner, Inc 78 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9606

Ruby Food 160 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8890

Lopez Properties Bridgton, ME 04009 603-479-9095


Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street, Suite 4 Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-4352 Saco Valley Sports Center-Candlepin Bowling & Virtual Golf 95 Pine Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3777 Sportshaus Ski & Sport 103 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-5100

Unc’l Lunkers Bait & Tackle 6 Gage Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8100

Brookline Cottages 19 Gallinari Way Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2515

Nawandyn Estate 96 Nawandyn Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 240-687-4080

Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733


Country Road Cottages Elm House Road Naples, ME 04055 207-693-3338 207-653-6336

Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Resort Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821

Papa’s Floral & Gifts 523 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-7700

Crystal Cottage 22 Crystal Lake Shores Harrison, ME 04040 978-468-4337

Sebago Lake Cottages 774 Sebago Road (Rt. 114) Sebago, ME 04029 207-787-3211


Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-6747 Denmark Arts Center 50 W. Main Street, Rte 160 Denmark, ME 04022 207-452-3638 TRAVEL AGENTS Cry of the Loon Travel, Inc. 56 Spencers Point Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3878 UTILITIES AND INDUSTRY Central Maine Power 133 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 800-750-4000 Hunting Dearborn, Inc. 6 Dearborn Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-2171 Moulton Construction, LLC. 66 Old Waterford Road Lovell, ME 04051 207-925-2025

Fitton Cottages Moose Pond Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2300 Hillside Cabins on Long Lake Elms Way off Rt. 35 Harrison, ME 04040 207-583-4545 Krainin Real Estate-Vacation Rentals 1539 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-3811 Lakeside Ski Condo 5 Brewster Circle Bridgton, ME 04009 978-501-4668


Maine Lakeside Getaways Harrison, ME 04040 207-647-4000

A Landmark Inn, Motel & Cottages 12 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2000

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

All Moosed Home 66 Moose Pond Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 845-635-1101

Merryfield Cove Cottages 170 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2847

Westwood Cottages Westwood Cottage Drive Bridgton, ME 04009 207-787-2331 Winter Sport Condo 18 Brewster Circle Bridgton, ME 04009 508-540-6543 WEDDING – TRAVEL & LODGING Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733 Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME 04015 207-655-3821 wed6 Shawnee Peak Ski Area 119 Mountain Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8444

Noble House Inn 81 Highland Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3733 Songo River Queen II 841 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055 207-693-6861 Tarry-A-While Resort 17 Tarry-A-While Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2522 WORSHIP Bridgton Alliance Church 368 Harrison Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2027 First Congregational Church, UCC 33 South High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-3936


Grace Christian Church 11 Pinhook Road Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-2796

Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Main Street Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6502

Pleasant Mt. Presbyterian Church 30 North High Street Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-9009

Lake Region Caterers, Inc. 18 King Hill Road Naples, ME 04055 207-787-3327

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 42 Sweden Road (Rt. 93) Bridgton, ME 04009 207-647-8549


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