We are a non-profit Veterans Organization, that is made up of The Legionnaires, Sons of The American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and The Legion Riders. Our mission is to provide help and support to all veterans that are in need. In addition, we reach out to the community with donations and offer scholarships as well as volunteer help where we can.
We are a coop of local hand crafters that provide quality gifts to folks seasonally, opening memorial weekend through labor day. Our hours are 10am to 4pm seven days a week. We are active in our community and offer craft demos throughout the season. We are located in the former GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Building behind Renys on the beautiful and historic depot street.We were founded by the late and very locally dedicated Eula Shorey with the vision to create teach and keep “handicraft” alive and flourishing for the generations to come. We are a charitable organization giving back to our community with each passing season. Things at BAC are ever changing and always improving with new members every year. If you have a unique craft that you are “handy” at please come in a see us. We would love to include you in our society!
The Mission of the Bridgton Community Center is to create and provide a supporting environment in recreation, leisure, the arts, health and community services to promote public well being and to enhance quality of life for all generations in the community. The Center is staffed Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and available at other by appointment. The BCC is a 501c3 not for profit organization; donations can be made to Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009. For more information about programs and services please contact us a 207-647-3116, like us on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive our weekly newsletter by email, please let us know.
The Bridgton Economic Development Corporation is an established Maine-based 501(c)(3) public-benefit corporation. Our aim is to develop, strategize, encourage, and expand high-quality and sustainable business, enterprise and job creation in Bridgton, Maine. The BEDC is also actively engaged in advancing community and educational development partnerships that serve to retain and attract a skilled young labor pool to fuel the growth of new and emerging industries and markets of the 21st century.
The BEDC is committed to expanding the town’s economic base and achieving economic stability through growth and development. We seek to provide a positive, supportive climate in an effort to attract a myriad of businesses. The corporation recognizes the responsibility of maintaining a balance between development and the rural atmosphere that has made Bridgton a special place in the heart of western Maine.
Through representation on its board of directors, the BEDC is an independent and autonomous economic development organization that is comprised of Bridgton’s prime economic sectors, including: healthcare, technology, banking, manufacturing, education, public utilities, legal, tourism & hospitality, retail, environmental, cultural affairs, land development, and insurance.
Founded in 1953 to preserve the local history, traditions and customs of Bridgton, Maine and the surrounding area, the Society operates a museum and research center at 5 Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, and “Narramissic,” the Peabody-Fitch House, a restored 19th-century farm, complete with a working blacksmith shop, in South Bridgton located near the end of Ingalls Road, one mile in from route 107.
The Bridgton Lions Club, formed on Nov. 4, 1926 and chartered on June 28, 1927, has been serving the Bridgton community for over 85 years. It has a rich and varied history and is always there to help those who need it the most.
The Club focuses on:
• providing Vision Screening for students at the Stevens Brook Elementary School
• sponsoring “Student of the Month” at Lake Region High School
• sponsoring multiple “Kettle Dinners” at the Bridgton Community Center
• collecting glasses and hearing aids
• providing glasses and hearing aids for those who cannot afford them
• providing medic alert devices those who cannot afford them
• supporting the Bridgton Boy Scouts for over 50 years
• supporting Lake Region High School’s “Project Graduation”
• supporting the Maine Sight & Hearing organization
• supporting the Bridgton Community Center’s Fuel Collaborative
Throughout the year the Club raises funds in diverse and fun ways:
• sales of hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries from the Club’s “Chuck Wagon” at the Bridgton Fireworks and the Maine Lakes Brew Fest
• annual “Golf Ball Drop” raffle
• annual Christmas raffle
• White Cane day fund raising – partnering with the Harrison Lions Club
• hot dogs and bean suppahs
• annual Golf Tournament
Help support your community – become a member now. FMI – call Brian Thomas 647-5765
The Bridgton Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Monday (except July and August), 6:30 PM, at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street.
History and Mission
The Bridgton Public Library first opened in 1895, and moved to its present location in 1913, with an addition completed in 1994. The mission statement of the Strategic Plan, adopted in 2011, reads:
The Bridgton Public Library is committed to serve the community as its information center. Efforts will be directed to provide access to educational, informational and recreational materials in a friendly atmosphere. The library will be responsive to the changing needs of the community and aware of evolving technologies available to fulfill its role as a service oriented dynamic library.
The Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group was founded in 1997 in response to growing community interest in developing recreational facilities and programs to serve the entire community.
Camp Sunshine’s mission is to provide a year-round retreat, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The program is free of charge to all families and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness.
GOVERNMENT Department of Economic and Community Development. 59 State House Station. Augusta. ME 04333 800-872-3838 http://www.maine.gov/decd
The Department of Economic and Community Development focuses on the creation of new jobs and the promotion of economic opportunities in Maine. The DECD provides guidance for businesses that are looking to start up, expand, or relocate to Maine as well as existing businesses that need assistance with programs, policies, funding, or awareness of state resources.
In 1936 a marvelous opera house was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. It was designed by Harrison G. Wiseman, a famous theatre architect with the instruction to, “Design the most technically perfect theatre possible”. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack Style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the then 350 seat, now 300 seat theatre was considered as fine as any on Broadway.
Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Deertrees Theatre is operated as a non-profit Theatre and presents an eclectic offering of performances, both musical and theatrical and workshops.
As home to the Deertrees New Repertory Company, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, the Back-Stage Art Gallery and the Salt Lick Café, Deertrees has become and remains, ‘Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse.’
We look forward to welcoming you.
Andrew Harris, Artistic & Executive Director
The Emilia Dahlin Quartet
Evergreen Credit Union is one of Maine’s largest credit unions serving all Cumberland County, Maine. Our credit union is not-for-profit and member-owned, with an all-volunteer Board of Directors having general direction and control of affairs. We offer 4 convenient branches located in Naples, Portland, South Portland, and Windham.
We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, welcoming all. Our church’s mission is to share God’s love within our community and throughout the world. We gather together in the presence of God, who calls everyone to worship, serve, teach and celebrate in the name and spirit of Christ. Fall and Winter worship and church school 10 AM, Summer 9 AM worship.
The Fryeburg Business Association strives to promote a positive business environment that contributes to the community and economic vitality of the Fryeburg area. Visit our website to find our next scheduled meeting: http://www.fryeburgbusiness.com
Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton is always bustling with activity. This 4 season Girl Scout property sits on 650 acres of pine forest, features a private beach on Adams Pond and a dining hall overlooking the White Mountains. Some of the features of this site include campsites with platform tents, shower house, indoor retreat options, archery range and low ropes challenge course.
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization which contracts with nineteen towns in Western Maine to accept neglected , stray and abandoned cats and dogs. These animals are brought in by the towns?animal control officers. Harvest Hills also accepts owner surrendered animals from all surrounding communities and will assist other shelters by providing a safe place for adoptable animals that would otherwise be euthanized.
JCC Camp Kingswood is a dynamic Jewish community located in the lake region of Maine at the base of the White Mountains and …one of the most diverse Jewish communities in camping. Campers join us from not only a wide variety of religious affiliations, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds, but also from multiple countries including Canada, Israel, Mexico, the U.K., Uruguay, and America. Our campers come seeking an amazing summer adventure and a strong sense of Jewish identity.
We are an extremely fun and welcoming community built on communal responsibility, equality, inclusiveness and respect, with connections to Israel, Jewish ritual, and a love for nature. Our program is elective based with choices in athletics, water sports, the arts, outdoor adventure, ropes course and Judaism.
Worshiping God, loving our neighbors. The members of Lake Region Vineyard Church believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is more than words. It is meant to be a vibrant shared experience. LRVC is committed to engaging with and blessing our community by caring for the physical and spiritual needs we all share as we do life together.