Shopping & Services

The hidden hazards of regifting.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

So a few days ago, I wrote a little post about gift cards, and I showed off my secret stash of paper and plastic tickets to paradise.  Well, shortly after I put up the post, I was inspired to take stock of my collection and realized that this Christmas, I had received a $50 gift certificate to go see a show at a local theater.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Last week when I was writing about coupon contingency plans, I mentioned the possibility of buying coupons from an online clipping service. I’d considered it before, but always got big case of the lazy (with a side of cheap), and decided that it wasn’t worth the risk of buying a bunch of coupons that I might not ever have the occasion to use.

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Holiday Inn by the Bay • Portland, Maine

We hope you can join us on April 3rd to enjoy the finest chocolate delectables from the best restaurants, candy shops, and chefs in Cumberland and York counties!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for some fabulous prize packages that have been generously donated by area businesses.

All Chocolate Lovers' Fling proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

For more information on volunteering, sponsorship or restaurant participation call 1.800.313.9900

Winter ARTirondack Auction

Winter ARTirondack Auction

Winter ARTirondack Auction
February 26, 2011
2,100 Feet at the Peak Lodge
With the Sunday River Wine Dinner

But you say it is winter! ARTirondack is a summer event?!?
Not anymore.... The Mahoosuc Arts Council is launching what will become a 2nd yearly auction in this new winter event, still featuring hand-made chairs by local craftsman Reggie Brown, hand-painted with original designs by Western Maine Artists.

Experience fine Dining and a Special Art Auction at 2,100 feet!

Ride the Chondola to Sunday River's mid-mountain Peak Lodge for a one-of-a-kind dining and auction experience. Upon reaching the Peak Lodge you are greeted with complimentary champagne, passed hors d'oeuvres and live musical entertainment, and a variety of winter-themed ARTirondack Chairs on exhibit.

Menus will change regularly throughout the season as the chefs offer a creative blend of fine cuisine and Maine ingredients you won't be able to resist.

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.





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.