Stories about Bridgton

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2011 Loon Echo Trek offers something for everyone

BRIDGTON — Western Maine is best known for beautiful landscapes and endless recreational opportunities. Help protect both by registering for the 2011 Loon Echo Trek scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at Shawnee Peak Ski Area. This 11th annual benefit for the Loon Echo Land Trust attra...

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Bridgton Community Center lists upcoming events

BRIDGTON — The following events have been planned at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., unless otherwise noted. To register or for more information, call 647-3116. July 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Basic computer skills class with Marjy Champag...

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Ten properties to be on view in Bridgton

BRIDGTON — A tour of 10 historic sites within two miles of downtown Bridgton will take place Saturday, July 9. Visitors can start the tour at any one of the houses from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. A box lunch will be available at Ridge Hall (Queen Ann style, house No. 3). "Other h...

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Depot Street Festival is on the move

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Golf tournament seeking foursomes

BRIDGTON — The 21st Bridgton Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled Sept. 7 at the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. The charitable tournaments began in 1991 as a fundraiser to benefit the hospital. That first year the winning foursome was Terry Holden, Bob and Martha Holde...

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Mass. man injured in ATV mishap

BRIDGTON – An all-terrain vehicle operator from Massachusetts was seriously injured in an accident late Saturday night, according a release issued by the Maine Warden Service on Monday. William Sturgis, 45, of Waquoit, Mass., suffered severe head trauma when his ATV rolled over in a ...

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Excel class offered at Bridgton Community Center

BRIDGTON — Excel 101 will be taught in four 90-minute classes at the Bridgton Community Center. Participants with basic computer skills will learn to work with spreadsheets, including: Uses and misuses; large spreadsheets; how to open an existing spreadsheet or start a new one; the c...

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Bridgton announces summer rec programs

BRIDGTON — Bridgton Recreation has announced weekly programs planned for this summer. Youth/teen basketball open gym: This is a new drop-in program at the Historic Town Hall with already more than 10 participants. Open to grades 3-12 with split gym to accommodate di...

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Free workshop focuses on invasive woodland plants

BRIDGTON — They are often beautiful and easily grown, but common landscape plants like Japanese barberry, Asiatic bittersweet and Morrow honeysuckle can do great harm to Maine’s forests. Invading plants out-compete native species, hogging sunlight, space and nutrients. Learn how to ...

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Bridgton economic director: King prefers no festival

BRIDGTON – Community economic development director Alan Manoian said Thursday that he was disappointed to call off plans to develop a Stephen King Literary Festival, but his work to bring economic vitality to the town continues. “We just know it would have been so magnificent...