Community Spirit

Ice Mountain Takes Shape in Bethel

Ice Mountain Takes Shape in Bethel

When the Ice Mountain was planned it was hoped that ice climbers would be able to work their way to the top.  However, the lack of long periods of cold temps and a frozen water line have slowed the ice formation.  A bypass hose has been hooked up to get water to the upper levels and adjustments made to add more surface for ice to form.  The Ice Mountain on Festival Plaza is located near the Ice Skating Rink and the Casablanca Movie Theater.

Oxford Hills Project Graduation Benefit

Oxford Hills Project Graduation Benefit

The O.H.C.H.S. Cafeteria is where all the fun activity will be this Saturday.  Doors open at 11am with the Chinese Auction beginning at 1:00pm.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle and $1.00 table items. Tickets are $1.00 each or 8 for $5.00...What A Deal!  Lunch and Snacks will also be available.  Want to make a donation to a good cause?  Call Nancy Henderson at 674-3060.  Items may be dropped off at O.H.C.H.S., just see Pam Colby.  Storm Date is Sunday, February 6.  All proceeds to benefit Oxford Hills Project Graduation. 

Mt Abram Turns 50!

Mt Abram Turns 50!

Join Mt Abram all weekend long for the 50th anniversary celebration.  Marketing and Sales Director, Kevin from Mt. Abram wrote:

50 years ago a family in Western Maine that was logging, hunting and trapping
on Greenwood, Maine's largest mountain peak decided to turn a few logging trails into a ski slopes.  The Cross family put hard work, care and creativity into the development of the Mt Abram Resort.  Little did they know how many skiers would be making happy turns for 50 years to follow.  The Cross's were entrepreneurial pioneers in the ski industry.

Bethel WinterFest Continues

Bethel WinterFest Continues

Bethel WinterFest continues all week until Sunday, January 30.  The "Ice Mountain" is forming, and ice skating rink couldn't be better.  Monday-Friday look for a special 25% off deal from New England Dogsledding on their 2-3 hour rides.  Call 207.731.6888 for reservations.  www.newenglanddogsledding.com  

At Sunday River it's Go50 Week 2011.  Celebrate being over 50 and active! Activities this entire week are dedicated to those over the age of 50 and include free Snowflake Factory tours, a wine dinner, moonlit snowshoeing, a sock hop, and live entertainment, plus great vacation packages for skiers and riders 50 and over..

New Year's Eve Fun at Bethel Historical Society

New Year's Eve Fun at Bethel Historical Society

 

This fun-filled evening of celebration and activities will include a potluck supper, a dragon parade for children, a candlelight open house at the 1813 residence of Dr. and Mrs.

Collaborative Leader Awarded $24,000 Environmental Funders Network Grant

BETHEL - The Bethel Area Non-profit Collaborative (BANC) has devoted more than two years to building a meaningful and functional network among the Greater Bethel Area’s non-profit organizations.  These efforts were recognized this month by the Environmental Funders Network (EFN), through the award of the first year’s $24,000 of a two-year Quality of Place grant.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Grants Awarded

Recently the Maine Commission for Community Service challenged communities across Maine to develop volunteer service projects that unite community sectors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Our challenge was met with an overwhelming response of 26 grant applications. We are happy to announce, the Maine Commission for Community Service, awarded 16 organizations $500 grants to implement Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects.
We encourage local citizens to contact a project in their community and take part in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This special day of service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. These service projects will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.