Community Spirit

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Many families have enjoyed a leasurely ride along the streets of Bethel this holiday season over the past few Saturdays.  This Saturday, December 18th from 2pm to 4pm will be the last opportunity to take advantage of the fun provided by Deepwood Farm before Christmas day.  The jingle bells will be jingling and the kids will have a swell time. 

Volunteers Needed for Living Nativity

Drew Webster, the Chair of this year's Living Nativity, is looking for community members to help.  "We need shepherds, wise men, angels (big and small)....and we are in need of animals (the four legged kind), sheep, goats, cows or any farm animal."  Anyone with any questions, please call and leave a message at 824-2289, the Bethel Alliance Church.  The presentation will take place on the Bethel Common, next to the gazebo on the Sunday the 19th at 5:00pm.  Please join in this joyous celebration. 

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Announces Parade Award Winners!

Large Business:

1. New Balance Athletic Shoe
2. Norway Savings Bank
3. Stephens Memorial Hospital

Small Business:

1. Hidden Meadow Farm
2. Norway Fire Prevention
3. Kanine Kare


1. Oxford Hills Music, Arts, and Drama Boosters
2. Skunk Run
3. Swinging Bears

Thank you to all who participated and/or supported this year's parade!

Bethel's "Black Friday" Fun Day Fair

Every year it's Friday, the day after Thanksgiving -- tradition's biggest shopping day of the year!

Shop local (if you live here!) and get "it" done early.

Almost 40 local crafters will be offering their creations at this fair held at the Bethel Inn's Conference Center from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

You will find all kinds of knit items, baskets, quilts & quilted items, handmade jewelry, alpaca products, jams, jellies, pickles, holiday decorations, photography, paintings, fiber art, weaving, soaps, creams, lotions, balsam products, wooden items, and more.   207.824.2282.

Also don't miss the free horse-drawn wagon rides at the common from 2-4pm.





Bryant Pond Tree Decorated with Lights

Community spirit was in the air on Sunday morning as The Woodstock Fire Department put together a work crew to hang more than 3,000 LED colored lights on the town common tree.

"On December 4, the tree will be lit by Santa Claus with children from Woodstock Elementary School looking on", said Geff Inman, Woodstock's Fire Chief.  Chief Inman continued, "The job couldn't get done without the "lift" help from the Newry Fire Department Chief Bruce Pierce along with George Hayes & Son".

34th Annual Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

34th Annual Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
RE: Parade Route and line-up information
The 34th Annual Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is  set to go on Saturday, November 27th at 11am beginning at the head of High Street and Route 26 in South Paris and will continue to the end of Maine Street in Norway.
Participants may begin lining up at approximately 9:00am and judging for outstanding floats will begin at 9:30am.

Rooster's Roadhouse Holds Holiday Season Charity Fundraiser

Thursday, November 18th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm Rooster's Roadhouse invites everyone to attend their annual fundraiser that benefits children around the Bethel area.  Good friends, good food, good music and good times will rule the evening with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Bethel's "Christmas for Families" and the Bethel Rotary's "Christmas For Children" Holiday Charities.  You can also bring some canned food or dry goods to donate to the Bethel Food Pantry.  Don't miss the fun.