Brunswick Down Town Business Association News Letter

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Upcoming Events                                                                                        June 17, 2011
Taste of Brunswick Saturday, June 18th.  11:00am to 4:00pm.  On the Brunswick Town Mall.  Sample a world of cuisine at the 3rd annual food festival.  Featuring 17 of the area’s finest restaurants and cafes, as well as entertainment by Maine bands. Get your tickets at the gate. the Storm Center CatSaturday, June 18th from 9:30am to 11:30am.  Stop by the Brunswick Visitor Center at Brunswick Station.  Meet Togus the Cat and pick up a copy of his autographed book – “A Coon Cat Finds A Home”.  After the signing, walk on over to the Mall for the Taste of Brunswick!  11:00am to 4:00pm.  Great food served by over 15 local Brunswick eateries.Fort Andross Summer Antique ShowSunday, June 19th.  10am – 3pm. Free!  75 Plus Dealers selling an assortment of antique furniture and accessories including 18th and 19th century primitives, folk art, pottery, nautical, jewelry, pewter, textiles and more!  Early buying at 9am is a $5 entrance fee. Free parking and food available.

James A. Brokaw II, Ph.D. Lecture
Monday June 20th, 1:30 pm at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, The public is invited.
Dr. Brokaw’s pre-season lecture will be “Vienna’s Musical Institutions and the Classical Music Canon.” Dr. Brokaw taught music history and theory at various colleges and universities in the Chicago area before relocating to Brunswick. FMI

Brunswick Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Stakeholder Meeting

Wednesday, June 22nd. 7pm, Maine Street Station Room 217, Council Chambers -First in a series of stakeholder meetings to gather feedback for the Downtown’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. June 22 focuses on Downtown Brunswick. The Plan articulates the community’s vision for bike and pedestrian investment and sets 10 year policy. Public welcome. FMI-Planning 725-6660 x121.

Brunswick Downtown Association Breakfast with guest speaker Governor Paul LePage

Thursday, June 23rd. 7:15am. Bowdoin College’s Thorne Hall. Stephanie Slocum, BDA Executive Director will present an informative update on the current focus of the BDA. Go to the BDA website ( now to reserve your seat or pay at the door. Tickets are $20.

Grand Re-Opening of The Market Basket

Thursday June 23, 2011 from 4pm to 6:30 pm – 157 Park Row with new chef, Esau Crosby II. TMB sells products including pastas, sauces, freshly baked breads, quiches and desserts. A diverse selection of wines, Maine-made meads, beers, cheeses, spreads and made-to-order salads or sandwiches. Relax in the expanded upstairs seating or outdoor patio where dogs are welcome. Find us at the Taste of Brunswick this weekend or on Facebook!

Strawberry Festival

Friday, June 24, 11am – 2:30pm at the Gazebo on the Downtown Mall. To benefit the First Parish Music Program, this fun event offers strawberry shortcake, jams, pies, fresh berries, and strawberry sundaes to eat there or take home.  Come have fun and support the music program!

Music On The Mall Concert Series begins!

Wednesday, June 29th on the Downtown Mall. 6 pm – 8 pm.  Don’t miss this decades old tradition in Downtown as people gather to relax and listen to music.  Kicking off the series is “Apple Scruffs” a Beatles cover band. An earlier start time this year makes it very family friendly!  Also new this year is the option to pre-order and pick up a picnic from several Downtown restaurants.  Complete listing and schedule at


“Big Swing” Charity Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 29th at Brunswick Golf Club. Benefitting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath and Brunswick. A $150.00 donation (per golfer) or $500.00 per foursome (team) will provide 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, awards, raffles, giveaways, silent/live auction and more!  FMI 


Hop Fest at the Lion’s Pride

July 1st – July 10 – Great Beers, Hip Hop night, Live Music, 7 course meals! Join the fun!

Cathance River Kayaking Series

Every Saturday in July – Four Part Series Led by Michelle Moody, an Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Chapter leader – To Register: – Sponsored by BTLT, KELT, CREA, and FOMB

Morning Glory Natural Food’s “30 Years On Maine Street!” Celebration

Friday, July 15th. More details to come!

Do you have an event that you would like see included in the Brunswick Blast?  Please send your event information to for consideration.

What’s New?
SHIFTformally called F.W. Horch will re-open under new management on June 27th featuring sustainable home goods and products. You’re invited to a Ribbon Cutting on July 18th at 56 Maine Street. www.shiftofmaine.comor 729-4050.

Timeless Cottage at 66 Maine Street is OPEN!  Bringing a stylish blend of new and vintage home furnishing and accessories to Brunswick, Owner Patrica Porell hand selects goods to evoke a timeless style.   Please join her for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on July 15th.
The Brunswick Inn is constructing a new patio off the front porch for additional outdoor seating.  Perfect for a drink under the stars or to take in the Music on the Mall!

The Brunswick Visitor Center has advertising opportunities. Brochures, rack cards or large wall signs are available for your business!  Contact Rebecca at

Special Offers and Promotions

Bonney Staffing freezes staffing prices for 2011 – Check out their website at for employer resource tools including the state of Maine’s regulations on lay-off’s, downsizing, do’s & don’ts, outplacement ideas and more!

Domino’s Pizza – Free Bread Item!  Buy a large or x-large pizza at regular menu price and get an order of Breadsticks, Cinnastix or Chessybread for FREE.  Mention the Brunswick Blast to receive this special offer.  Domino’s Pizza Brunswick 207-729-5561 at 208 Maine St.

Midcoast Pilates at 56 Maine Street is offering a special summer class – two classes a week for four weeks for $110.  Or, a Saturday 9AM beginner pilates.  For more info contact:  Or call 373-0872.

Member Spotlight
No. 10 Water at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn welcomes Executive Chef Brian Tebben!  A Brunswick resident, Brian was the Exec. Chef of the Royal River Grill House in Yarmouth for 8 years and is a graduate of the exclusive culinary school, Johnson and Wales.  Well-known for his philanthropic nature, he organizes a yearly Octoberfest for charity.  However, Brian’s real passion and talent is his grill work.  He plays the coals like a baby grand as he pares steaks, chops and fish with grilled veggies, breads and the perfect wines.Redesigning the restaurant’s layout, dinner will now be served in the tavern and porch area while the large dining room is available for events.  Stop in to try the new $5 Tapas menu including items like lobster stuffed wontons, rosemary skewered tiger shrimp or brick oven roasted mussels. These are just a few of the numerous new menu items that Brian brings to the Inn.  Another of Brian’s specialties are wine tasting dinners.  He is innately skilled at knowing exactly which wine will best compliment a meal. Come in to see him tonight!

Did You Know?
The Minister and the Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick are so thankful for all of the support from the Brunswick community since their fire last week. The church is not a total loss, but was very heavily damaged. They are beginning the process of planning to rebuild. Donations are appreciated!  For more info contact: Southbound exit of Route 1, onto Maine Street towards Topsham, is closed for 6 weeks for the construction of a left-turn lane onto Maine Street in Brunswick.  This closure is an inconvemience, but the outcome will be a great change for the flow of traffic!Spindleworks Art Center is hosting a free contra dance at the Brunswick Knights of Columbus.  June 29 from 10:30am to noon.  Free and open to the public.  Featuring Chrissy Fowler calling, Hope Hoffman on fiddle and Willie McElroy on banjo.There are still a few spaces left in this summer’s Songwriting/Fiction Writing Kids classes!  FMI/register, please visit July 18-22 – Songwriting for Kids Vol. 1 – Grades K-3 – Price: $135; $115 sibling rate – This is the traditional Songwriting for Kids workshop.  OR July 18-22 – Fiction Writing for Kids – Grades 3-5 – Price: $135; $115 sibling rate -This workshop teaches the basics of fiction writing, Character, Plot, Revision, and Imaginative Writing.That you can be a volunteer driver for People’s Plus!  With our aging community the demand is higher than ever for drivers. People Plus informs consumers about all of the available transportation options, including Coastal Transportation (MaineCare only), The Explorer Bus, and private companies. For more info, contact Joanne Rosenthal at 729-0757 or jrosenthal@peopleplusmaine.orgOver 20 houses and businesses will participate in the 4th Annual Northwest Historic District Neighborhood Yard Sale!   Saturday June 25th at 8am.  Look for the balloons on the streets between Union and Cushing!  For more info contact Laura Leinert at

Soul Sanctuary – 101 Maine St. – Offers holistic healing and metaphysical items? Check out or try a class this month! Fear Busting w/ Rhonda Ouellette Wednesday June 15th 6-8pm $20, Tibetan Yoga introduction w/ Mark Gerardi Saturday June 18th 11-12pm $25, The Forgiveness Work w/ Ann-Dee Burnham Saturday June 25th 11-2pm $15


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