UPDATE: This program has been postponed to the snow date of March 15.

BETHEL — Dave Nivus, co-owner of the Good Food Store and Catering Co., will present a program on “Soups, Stews and Chowder” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Bethel Congregational Church basement dining room.

The program is being held in observance of National Nutrition Month.

Snow date is March 15.

Nivus will discuss how to use food economically to create more meals and will give basic recipes for broths, cream soups and chowders. He will share some of his favorite recipes.

Nivus attended the University of Maine, majoring in business and computers. He worked in the hospitality industry as a teenager and through college. While he enjoyed working with computers, he missed the people aspect of the hospitality industry and has been working in it since. He encourages people “not to be afraid to try new foods, adding his popular saying, ‘Food is Food; it all cooks’.”


Nivus and his wife, Heather, opened The Good Food Store 24 years ago as a natural and specialty grocery story. The full-time catering business followed at later date. Nivus has offered many wine-tasting events throughout the area.

In 1991 he and his wife started the annual pre-Thanksgiving “Turkey Tuesday,” initially as an early Thanksgiving dinner for those who had to work on Thanksgiving. Over the years, the event has grown and with so many people in attendance and the event held in a season of giving, donations are accepted for the local food pantry.

The Nivus’ have two children, Corinne and Jocelyn, and reside in Bethel.

The program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and SAD 44/Continuing Education.

The public is invited and admission is free. For more information, call Rosabelle Tifft at 207-824-2053.

Dave Nivus

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