December Business After Hours - OHCC Open House!

December Business After Hours - OHCC Open House!

December Business After Hours - Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Open House!

December 2, 2010

5 - 7pm

Please bring a toy to donate to the Christmas Express.


MVSB sponsors the 29th Annual WLNH Children’s Auction

Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is pleased to be a sponsor for the 2010 WLNH Children’s Auction, which supports children and families in need throughout the Lakes Region. This year, the televised auction is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 through Friday, December 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day and on Saturday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MVSB, which has supported the auction every year since it started in 1982 and was the first corporate sponsor for the event, contributed $5,000 this year in its role as the “Ed’s Corner Sponsor,” named in honor of Ed Darling, one of the Children’s Auction founders and the host of the live auction broadcast. As part of Ed’s Corner, Darling will interview several members of the bank’s leadership team on-air throughout the week.

“We’re pleased to have Meredith Village Savings Bank on board as a sponsor again this year,” said Darling.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GET TIMELY BOOST $40,000 divided among several deserving charities

At a “Hats off to you” luncheon ceremony yesterday at Maurice’s Restaurant, the owners of Black Bear Entertainment, LLC, presented certificates and checks in varying amounts to organizations and groups working to help Oxford County citizens with food, support services, heating oil and holiday toys for children who might otherwise miss a visit from Santa Claus.

Receiving donations were the Toys for Oxford County foundation, Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Oxford Hills Christmas for Teens, the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center, the Moss Brook Outreach ‘No String Attached program, the Progress Center, and the Dancing Trees Winter Boots for Kids. The Town of Oxford Thanksgiving Fund and the Keep Oxford Warm Fund also received contributions.

Fun Added to Lady's Day Out

Several new events have been added to the already full schedule of Lady’s Day Out activities throughout downtown on Saturday, November 20.

“The Wizard of Paws has joined our list of merchants as has the Depot Exchange,” said Jessica Jones the organizer of the day-long activities. “Now we’re up to 27 merchants.”

Visitors to Beth’s Café will get two free treats.

“Not only is Beth giving away a nibble to visitors but her café is also hosting be the accomplished InsideOut trio,” said Jones.

“We all sing and play a variety of instruments from the mandolin to a harmonica,” said Darla Dee Gould the group’s leader. “We range from gospel to classic rock, Patsy Cline to Neil Young. It’s a ball.”

InsideOut will be performing at Beth’s (82 Main Street) from 2 to 5 p.m.

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.

Cheese Tasting Event

Rising Sun Cafe and Bakery
With the holidays just around the corner, menu planning starts soon, and we locavores start looking at our hometown options. To find those options check out the Collaborative's selection of baking supplies: local flours, eggs, salt, and milk. Or for those time pressed locavores, look into the bakeries (Rising Sun, Hungry Hollow, and Beep's Bakery) who supply us with fresh breads, cookies, pastries and more--just what you need to make this Thanksgiving special.
To start off, take a look at Rising Sun Cafe and Bakery. Located on 130 Main St. in South Paris, just next to McDonald's and across from McLaughlin Gardens, Rising Sun Café and Bakery has supplied the greater South Paris area with baked goods, lunch items, and meals-to-go for the past 5 years.