2nd Annual Academy Awards Benefit for Children's Charities

2nd Annual Academy Awards Benefit for Children's Charities

Sunday February 27 is the place to be in Bethel as Rooster's Roadhouse hosts the 2nd Annual Academy Awards Dinner & Party to benefit local area Holiday Children's Charities.  The event is limited to 75 people and features Prime Rib and Baked Stuffed Shrimp Dinner choices.  Cost is $45 per person (includes tax & gratuity) with $20 going directly to the Children's Charities.  Live entertainment with Chad Porter will be featured during cocktails and dinner.  Be a part of the Red Carpet arrivals, local "Bethel" awards and watching the Academy Awards telecast on a 100" projection screen with stereo sound beginning at 8pm.  Don't miss out on the Party of the Season starting at 5:30pm.

Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with the 2011 Signature Event

PORTLAND, Maine – Expanding on last year’s legendary cocktail competition, the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week kick-off Signature Event introduces a two-pronged dessert competition. Taking place on February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland from 5-8 pm, the Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine’s cocktail shakers and sugar shacks.

Cookies challenge cakes and cupcakes take on truffles in the “How Sweet It Is” portion of the competition, but only one can win. Guests at The Signature Event have the final say in this people’s choice face-off.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.

Peterson Project At Legends Saturday

Peterson Project At Legends Saturday
The Peterson Project is a bluesgrazz acoustic trio (blues, bluegrass & jazz mash-up), formed in 2009. Working a single mic, they slide from one genre to another, sometimes mid-tune. Mark Peterson's voice is smooth, his blues harmonica commanding; when not taking the lead it supports the back beat for Mike Conant's bluegrass-style instrumentation (guitar, banjo, and occasionally frenetic fiddle). Keeping this train on the tracks is jazz standup bassist Tim Clough. Tim not only keeps the heartbeat going but frequently takes this ensemble to places where the tracks don't go.

Funky Red Barn

Funky Red Barn

Bethel's Downtown Night Club and Restaurant. The DJ or Live band starts at 9:00 till 1:00. The laser light show, karaoke will light up your dancing feet. We have pool, foosball, and darts for your entertainment. Come and check us out. The Funkiest place on the planet.

This is a year-round Night Club and Restaurant found downtown in Bethel. Open Wednesday-Saturday serving big juicy burgers, Ribs, Prime Rib, Fried Dough, and more.
Friday and Saturday Dancing with DJ or Live Music 4pm-1am.

Don't miss Thursday Night Dinner special -- appetizer, homemade dinner, and dessert -- always $8.50. Pool Tables - Fooseball - Popcorn - Darts.

Community Kitchen Update

Community Kitchen Update

OXFORD COUNTY: The Community Kitchen project, located at The Progress Center (TPC) in Norway, is currently in the bidding process.  Sealed bids will be opened on January 18th at 3:00 PM at TPC.
This project is largely funded by a Community Development Block Grant and a USDA Rural Development Grant.

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.