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Lady’s Day Out in Bridgton

May 21st 2011
10am to 6pm
(Rain Date Proposed for May 22nd)
 
Bridgton’s local businesses and its patrons have asked for a Spring Lady’s Day Out, and here it is!  After two successful fall events inviting women to visit our businesses to shop, receive discounts, free gifts, massages and facials we have found a great opportunity to give back to the community, increase sales, and advertise - further building the relationship between local businesses and it’s shoppers.

Time to order CHICKS!

Time to order CHICKS!

It’s that time of year!  Time to order chickens!  We will be replacing our layer flock this year.  We really prefer the “Buff Orpington” breed for several reasons.  They are relatively quiet, they are very even tempered and they are good with children.  If you are thinking of starting a layer flock here are a few tips on ordering.  At Blue Seal Feeds in Windham, where I get my birds, there is a minimum order of six birds.  If you are a family of four and you just want eggs for personal use this number is perfect!  At the height of their production in the first year we were getting up to 5 eggs per day!  Now it’s more like 1-3 per day and they are three years old.  If your family is larger or you want to sell eggs then you can certainly increase your flock size.  The breeds available are numerous; Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, New Hampshire Red, Golden Comets, White Leghorns, Buff Orpingtons, the list goes on.  Prices are a

Parents Night Off / Kids' Night Out

When: Sat, March 26, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
 
Where: St. Joseph's College, 278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME 04084 (map)
 
Description: Parents, take a night off!

The Athletics Department at Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to offer its Kids Night Out program on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center on campus.

The event, open to children ages 7-13, features games, movies, swimming, rock climbing, arts & crafts and sports. The program goes from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The price will be $9 per child and $6 for each additional child from the same family.

Kids Night Out is sponsored and supervised by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Saint Joseph’s College.

On-site registration on the evening of the event (no pre-registration required). 893-7723.

In 2011, the program will be offered on Feb. 19, March 5, March 26, and April 16.

Parents Night Off / Kids' Night Out

When: Sat, March 5, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
 
Where: St. Joseph's College, 278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME 04084 (map)
 
Description: Parents, take a night off!

The Athletics Department at Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to offer its Kids Night Out program on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center on campus.

The event, open to children ages 7-13, features games, movies, swimming, rock climbing, arts & crafts and sports. The program goes from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The price will be $9 per child and $6 for each additional child from the same family.

Kids Night Out is sponsored and supervised by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Saint Joseph’s College.

On-site registration on the evening of the event (no pre-registration required). 893-7723.

In 2011, the program will be offered on Feb.

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.

Why I'm breaking up with Whole Foods.

Why I'm breaking up with Whole Foods.

I rarely plan to go to Whole Foods. As a relatively new vegetarian still vainly attempting to recreate meat on her dinner table, sometimes I do find myself needing to get a specific item or two that I can only find contained within their four posh and perfectly manicured walls (have you seen their produce displays?)… but very rarely. Primarily, I find that I end up there accidentally (usually with a wealthier and far more health conscious friend), as a victim of a “Do you mind if we pop into the Whole Foods for a just sec? I just need to grab some tomatillos and a cask of bulgur.” situation.

Yet however I wind up there, the result is ALWAYS THE SAME. I can literally not enter through those sliding doors for more than 1 minute, without spending at least $20 (usually, on a single 10 lb. salad). Like somehow, $20 is the cost of the ferry ride to get to the other side of the pricey health food river Styx.