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Sunday River Resort Prepares for Winterfest Weekend Celebration

Sunday River Resort is gearing up to celebrate its second annual Winterfest Weekend on December 17 and 18 with fireworks, fire dancers, live music, Santa Claus, Zipline Tours, special rates on snowboard rentals, a winter-themed dinner, and lodging packages with low rates starting at $79 per person. Winterfest Weekend also marks the beginning of 12-Hour Skiing and Riding at the resort.

On Saturday evening, December 17, the celebration officially kicks off with 12-Hour Skiing and Riding at 4 p.m., with special $5 rates, and continues with visits from Sunday River’s beloved mascot, Eddy the Yeti, as well as fireside chats with Santa Claus.

There will also be an après party at the Foggy Goggle in the South Ridge Base Lodge with live music by Bon Jovi cover band “Living on a Bad Name.”

For those looking for an adventurous fine-dining experience, dinner will be served at 2,000 ft. at the resort’s Peak Lodge accessed via the Chondola from 7 p.m.

Social Media Breakfast Maine 29 - Looking Ahead at 2012

Social Media Breakfast Maine 29 - Looking Ahead at 2012

Please join us on December 16th from 7:30am until 10:00am at the Portland Masonic Temple, 415 Congress Street in Portland, and meet three of Portland's favorite marketing and social media professionals. They are coming to talk about changes they have seen and what they think is important to look at for 2012. Rich Brooks is going to take a look at social and mobile opportunities and give his opinion on if we should Buy, Sell or Hold on each. Monica Wright is going to talk about what Google+ is and why it is so important (Google+ is by far the biggest change to the social media landscape). Also, Marc Pitman will discuss his growth in the past year using social media to sell his book, get speaking opportunities, and grow his business.

Register here

Oxford Aviation Set to Create 28 New Jobs in Oxford

Oxford Aviation’s modest beginnings 25 years ago at the Oxford County Regional Airport started with one employee and a 4,000 square foot building. Today Oxford Aviation employs 45 people and operates out of a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.

A spokesperson for Oxford Aviation states, “We all have worked hard throughout this difficult recession,  and business has been growing steadily.  Today, we find ourselves in an exciting position allowing us to create 20 new positions over the next 30-60 days.” In the last 30 days, Oxford Aviation has created 8 additional jobs within the company.

At Oxford Aviation, nearly 100% of the revenue generated originates outside Maine, including every state in the US as well as South America, Europe and beyond. Many of their aviation clients are Fortune 500 company aircraft, and high-profile celebrities, most who prefer that we protect their privacy.

Spruce Mountain Wind Project Holds Open House

Spruce Mountain Wind Project Holds Open House

(Woodstock, ME)  Hundreds of curious people took advantage of the Open House invitation that Spruce Mountain Wind offered on Saturday, December 3rd.  It was an excellent opportunity  to view the 10 wind turbines installed on the mountain over the past summer, although work on the project began 3 years ago.  The weather could not have been better for an early December day with clear skies and above freezing temperature.  Homemade donuts, chocolate chip cookies, muffins, coffee and hot chocolate were served up for visitors by the Mollyockett Motel Crosstone Restaurant and Conference Center as people patiently waited their turn to ride up the mountain in vans provided by the project.  Smiling broadly, Todd Presson, Chief Operating Officer of Patriot Renewables, LLC was on hand to meet and great onlookers.  He and Project Coordinator, Tom Carroll handed out Spruce Mountain Wind baseball caps which were quickly worn by many of t

The Allure of a Parisian Macaron

The Allure of a Parisian Macaron

First of all, I must apologize for my absence. It has been a lengthy month and I have been lost in a frenzy of flour, butter & eggs. Whipping up sweet treats for Bard and customers in various states has led my life into a more hectic than usual direction. The past week however, I have really settled into a groove, where I have even found time to revisit my most favorite and alluring thing to make: Parisian Macarons.

I first fell in love with these when I started watching Top Chef, Just Desserts. Please, do not laugh. I had never made them before as I usually stick to more comfort food type desserts and savory foods. But these little treats looked so beautiful and breath taking in there menagerie of various colors and flavors, how could I not fall in love with them instantly? I sat down the next day and googled macarons, the first thing I found was the great dispute over their spelling.