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Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Events
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Special Business After Hours Event
Celebrating Three 10 Year Anniversaries!
Monday, April 14, 4-6PM

Join us on Monday, April 14 from 4-6 for this special 10 year anniversary celebration at R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers co-sponsored by Petrillo's and Maine Distilleries, both recently celebrating 10 years in Freeport. 

Winter People Inc.
125 US Route One
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (800) 552-6199
Winter People is proud to announce the release of their brand new website.  All of Winter People's custom uniforms, promotional products, logoed and custom embroidered clothing and athletic apparel are carefully chosen to enhance and protect your company image.  At Winter People, it's your brand, your story. 

South Freeport Church
98 South Freeport Road, Freeport - 865-4012
Friday, March 25, 11:30AM
Special Author Luncheon in South Freeport
Writer, poet, playwright, teacher and literary translator Liama Vince will  be speaking at South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road,on Friday, March 25 at 11:30 am. Books will be available for purchase at the event. A book signing and catered lunch is included.  Tickets are $15 each and must be reserved by calling 865-4012. 
More information at:
New Beginnings Consignment Boutique
27 Bow Street, Freeport - 865-7078

Let's March into Spring together at New Beginnings!  We wish everyone the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's day.  We are sprucing up the exterior of our shop over the next several weeks.  In order to offset any inconvenience we are offering a couple of exciting opportunities to encourage your next visit.
  1. Spring is an ideal time for DIY projects.  Come into the shop to enter a chance to win a $100 gift card to Freeport Hardware.  We will draw the lucky winner on April 7.
  2. Come find your four leaf clover or lucky charms.  We are offering 10% off all newly received green tags and 20% off on all jewelry.  We have other color coded tag sales along with winter clearance items 50-75% off.
Let's continue the March Into Spring this St. Patrick's Day at New Beginnings -  Where You Get Your Spring Look For Less!
We are open 7 days a week 10 - 5:30. We are accepting spring and summer items.  We accept women's clothing and accessories, which represent high quality brands in new or like new conditions, up to 3 shopping bags per consignment.   

Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars
58 Main Street, Freeport - 869-5227
Website: Fiore

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency SM
Robert Harvey,  Licensed Insurance Agent
163 Pleasant Street, Brunswick - 239-4100

HealthMarkets Insurance at 163 Pleasant Street Brunswick ME is offering a free consultation regarding when you can enroll in Medicare, how you enroll and the plans that work in conjunction with Medicare.  Contact Robert Harvey at 207-239-4100 to set an appointment for your free consultation.

Maine Woolens - Throw of the Month
124 Main Street, Freeport - 865-0755
Website: Maine Woolens

20% off Belfast Bay Leaf Throw
In celebration of March and the color green, (think the first day of spring, St. Patrick's Day, National Girl Scout Day), Maine Woolens is featuring their Belfast Bay Leaf Throw. The Belfast throw is so versatile; fits in with most décor, it's easy to care for, and is an excellent year round throw. 

Regularly prices at $105, but now sale priced at $84 thru the month of March.


100% COTTON-50" X 60"

*Not to be combined with other promotions

Amtrak Downeaster

25% Fan Fare Discount on Game Day Trains
Get your game face on, throw on your favorite jersey and board the Game Train to TD Garden. Skip traffic, tolls and expensive game day parking. Enjoy a fun-filled ride direct to Boston's North Station located on the ground level of TD Garden - just an escalator ride away from the action. On board, relax and have fun - grab a snack or beverage from the Café to help get you in the spirit.
Book your ticket three days in advance and save 25% off our already low fares on afternoon southbound trains 684 and 686 to North station and our late night northbound train 689 with our Fan Fare deal . Simply enter Fan Fare discount code V223 when booking your ticket.
Game days are even more fun on Wednesdays and Thursdays with our new Tailgate Trains, now through April 13. Celebrate our Boston teams in style, hang out with other fans and Tailgate all the way to the action on train 686.  Our specially decorated car has its own beverage and snack cart so you don't ever have to leave your seat! 
What are you waiting for?  Book your Game Day Ticket today!

Shard Pottery- Congratulations!
NEW LOCATION - 291 US Route 1, Freeport - 869-9155
Website:  Shard
Is Moving...
This location will be year round retail and a warehouse location.  Look for them in this new location on April 1st!
Shard is proud to be a 

Wolfe's Neck Farm
184 Burnett Road, Freeport - 865-4469

Grab a fork, and support local farms and food pantries
Wolfe's Neck Farm set to launch third season of its farm-to-table dinner series.
A growing appetite in the state for fresh, local food has made Wolfe's Neck Farm a key player in supporting the trend. Its Farm-to-Table dinner series enters a third season with much anticipation, as attendants feast in the rustic setting of the historic Mallet Barn.

This annual celebration of food, farming, and the community comes with a greater impact. The dinners serve as a fundraiser for the farm's Teen Ag program, which provides an immersive education for local teens in sustainable agriculture while contributing thousands of pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries each year.

Each dinner is prepared by a local chef and highlights food grown at WNF and other local farms, as well as locally- crafted spirits, beer, desserts and more.

"The 2016 series promises to be the most exciting yet," says Executive Director Dave Herring of the upcoming season. It will feature longtime partners like Miyake, Frontier and Gather, and bring some new faces to the table with Fire and Company and UNION.
  • Sunday, June 19th - Tasting Event with Frontier and Gather
  • Sunday, August 14th - Family Farm Celebration with Fire & Company
  • Sunday, September 11th - Pig Roast with Miyake
  • Sunday, October 16th - Harvest Dinner with UNION
Wednesday, March 30, 10-2PM
Knights of Columbus Hal l
2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00AM-12:00PM - Community Open House
Freeport Pediatrics
23 Durham Road, Freeport - 869-4022

Thursday, April 7, 6-9PM
YMCA Adaptive Services Auction
Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Freeport

YMCA of Southern Maine - Casco Bay
14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport - 865-9600

This event raises money for their commitment to offer free Adaptive Services which provides one-on-one support and helps participants move beyond illnesses and disabilities through the support they find at the Y.  Stroke, MS, brain injuries, cerebral palsy-these are just some of the life-changing accidents and chronic illnesses that they support.  They YMCA Adaptive Services program also includes their LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivorship program.  By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. 

Please visit their website for more information or to purchase tickets

Sunday, April 10, 2016, Noon - 3PM
Coastal Studies for Girls - Open House
308 Wolfe's Neck Road, Freeport - 865-9700

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland
659 Warren Avenue, Portland - 772-2151

 Spring Flings
It's event season at Habitat! 
Spring is a busy event time at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. The Good Friday Walk is celebrating it's 30th year benefiting Habitat, and is already well on its way to meeting fundraising goals. The brand new Greater Portland Board of Realtors Live and Silent Auction will be on April 14 at their ReStore and should be an exciting event, with Steve Thomas making a guest appearance. On May 14 the Foreside 5K Run and Walk in Falmouth will offer a great race along Foreside Road and cash prizes.
To learn more about these great events contact them today!

Monday, April 15, 2016

Freeport Women's Club - Membership Meetings & May Plant Sale Dates -  Meets at the Freeport Library

Mark your calendars for the membership meeting on April 15th, the plant sale on May 14th, and the membership meeting on May 20th.

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Monday, April 4, 2016, 8:30-10:00AM
Mindfulness as a Foundation Seminar 
with Special Guest Speaker, Ben Tipton, PA-C
Nordica Theatre, Freeport Village Station, Freeport
  • An overview of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • How MBSR can facilitate better health, wellness and happiness
  • How cultivating current moment attention can shift our relationship with our environment  
Ben Tipton, PA-C, has been a practicing Physician Assistant for more than nineteen years and currently works at Mid Coast Medical Group-Bath. His most recent passion is exploring the roles of mind/body medicine and lifestyle change. He has completed the Foundational Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Ben works to practice mindfulness in his workplace, his community and in his own family.

A special thank you to our sponsors!

The Freeport Chamber Health & Wellness Committee Members
Tuesday, April  19,  2016 - B2B Marketplace Expo
1:00PM - 5:00PM
B2B Marketplace Expo
at the Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street, Freeport

This event is open to the public and will be advertised in both Freeport & Brunswick!

Featuring Businesses from Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal, and Beyond...

This event will be held    jointly with Southern MidCoast Maine Chamber

Congratulations to Paul!

Paul Conley, deputy Freeport fire chief has worked tirelessly to earn and maintain the designation for Freeport's HeartSafe Community Award. This award is giving to communities that meet a certain set of criteria, and Freeport Fire & Rescue has maintained and in some cases increased its capacity to meet this set of criteria and is being recognized at the "GOLD" level.

HeartSafe Communities is a recognition program based on the "Chain of Survival,"  which has been implemented in other states and countries to help improve outcomes associated with cardiovascular events. Its purpose is to recognize the excellent work being done by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs throughout Maine and to provide further opportunities to enhance community partnerships, resources, and services to improve cardiovascular health and decrease deaths due to cardiovascular-related events, including sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke.

Purple Day is Saturday, March 26, 2016

Epilepsy Awareness day supports people living with epilepsy.

Did you know:
  • 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
  • 3 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
  • 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time. 
  • 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
  • ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
  • 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.
Here is Freeport a group of wonderful volunteers will be giving up their time to help 'paint Freeport purple' on March 26th. With the approval of the outlet stores and the town of Freeport they will be hanging simple but important posters on front windows of stores and tying purple ribbons around landscaping trees in the downtown area. These special volunteers will be wearing purple and handing out flyers of seizure first aid!

Show your support for Purple Day!   For more information please contact Becky Daniel at

            RSU 5, our community school serving Durham, Freeport, and Pownal, is in the midst of a Renaissance.  The cornerstone of this resurgence is the current $14.6 million renovation and addition of the Freeport High School.  The High School is a center for not only our children's education but also our community and businesses in Durham, Freeport, and Pownal.  Unfortunately, our community center is sadly lacking one extremely important component; an all-weather track and turf field sports complex.  The Tri-Town Track and Field Project, with the help of Olympic Marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson and a lead pledge of $1 million dollars from Nike, has already raised almost $2 million total dollars.  Now is the time for you to help privately fund the additional $1.2 million dollars needed to build a sports complex that will create a complete high school campus allowing our students to excel, while promoting health and wellness in our community, and creating a strong and vibrant downtown business district. 

I f you have questions or would like to explore sponsorship of the project, please contact us through our website,, like us at the Tri-Town Track and Field Project Facebook page, or contact Matt Cartmell at 

A Special Thank You to Our Cornerstone Members

Chamber Staff Members

Stephanie Petkers  
Executive Director
(207) 847-5240 ext.1 
Michelle Fougere
Office Administrator
(207) 847-5240 ext. 3
Email:  Michelle Fougere

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