September 27, 2011

Fabulous Food of the Midcoast “is what’s for dinner” this October 6th!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 12:36 pm

Broadreach Family & Community Services reports that the list of participating food and beverage providers has grown to include Fresh of Camden, Marshall Wharf Brewing and Rollie’s Bar and Grill of Belfast, and State of Maine Cheese of Rockport, bringing to 18 the number of businesses who will be providing food and drink to attendees at the event at Point Lookout on Thursday October 6th beginning at 5:30 pm.

Broadreach Executive Director Kate Quinn Finlay reports that her staff is “thankful and humbled by the community support we have received for this important fundraising event.” Event Coordinator Patrick Walsh says that he has been “overwhelmed with the quality and range of 125 items donated for the Live and Silent Auctions”. A number of local artists have donated original work and limited edition prints to be included in a Silent Art Auction. Another Silent Auction will provide for shopping and travel packages. Love a train, bid on passes to Amtrak from Portland to Boston and return, or a round trip from Rockland to Brunswick, or ride the historic Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad right in the locomotive or the caboose between Belfast and Brooks. Cruise on the Schooner Surprise, on the Monhegan Boat or in a kayak with Solomon the cat on True’s Pond. Or how about books on the history of Maine’s Windjammer Fleet or cookbooks of windjammer recipes? With the winning bid you can go on a delivery run in an 18 wheeler with Grindle Point Lobster Co. from here to Florida or points in between. How about an aerial photograph of your home or as a gift to someone in their new home. Maybe you want a complete collection of Nancy Drew Mysteries volumes 1 to 64? Dinner and a movie for four anyone? The auction will also feature massages, Cranial Sacral therapy or acupuncture, hair care, fuel, kitchen items, rabies vaccinations for your pet and green fees for your golfer. Handmade objects like beautiful heirloom quilts, knitted throws, pottery and jewelry. A signed photo of Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, 4 tickets to the Sea Dogs and a discount on lodging at the South Portland Comfort Inn for a getaway.

Walsh says that “today’s surprise was the donation of a Pirate Party from the Pirates of the Dark Rose. For a child’s party or another event, consider including the Pirates. These auctions promise to be a lot of fun and, though it sounds like a cliché, there will be something for everyone.”

Kate Quinn Finlay says “ A beautiful location, great food, good music, and a chance to bid on some terrific items, it is going to be amazing.”

For ticket information contact Patrick Walsh at 338-2200 ext 109 or pwalsh@brmaine.org.

Broadreach Family & Community Services has been serving children and families in Midcoast Maine since 1983.

September 20, 2011

Child and Adult Care Food Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

Filed under: Related News — Sue Dirosario @ 11:44 am

September 15, 2011

Broadreach Family & Community Services of 5 Stephenson Lane Belfast, Maine 207-338-2200 announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available at no separate charge to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For further information on participating centers, contact the above institution.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

Eligibility Scale For “FREE” Meals

Link to Eligibilty Guidelines

September 14, 2011

Where Else Can You Sample Foods From Fine Midcoast Restaurants All In One Beautiful Setting?

The Fabulous Food of the Midcoast of course! One of Midcoast Maine’s most delicious fundraisers is really taking shape. With 14 restaurants and food vendors committed and more signing up, this year’s event promises to provide a unique dining experience. It is planned for Thursday October 6th at beautiful Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center Atlantic Highway, Northport. Amalfi On The Water, Belfast Coop Café, Cappy’s Chowder House, Creative Catering, Dessert Divas, Ducktrap River of Maine, Moran’s Hideaway Diner, Papa J’s & The Lobster Bar, Point Lookout’s kitchen, Ralph’s Café, the Restaurant at Penobscot Bay Inn, Starlight Custom Cakes, Waterfront Restaurant and the Whales’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant are all planning to share their food specialties with attendees at the event. Additional food vendors who will take part will be announced soon.

Planners have been excited about the art, craft items, experience opportunities, products, services and gift certificates that have been donated by local business friends and supporters. The Live Auction conducted by Belfast City Councilor Eric Sanders promises to be a great time. There is a planned Silent Auction of art from a number of local artists. Another Silent Auction will feature many great items.

Belfast Summer Nights impresario and local vaudeville cast member Ando Anderson will be providing music during the dinner hour with his sideman Jeff Densmore.

Live Auction items will include a handmade traditional quilt by Joan Herrick, a cable stitch throw from Patricia St. Andre, four one-day Disney Theme Park passes, a steel exterior door and a Velux Ventilating Window, a trip with Grindle Point Lobster on a delivery in a comfortable 18-wheeler, a Nook e-reader, a trip to Portland for a Sea Dogs game, lodging and a meal and there is much more. How about 100 gallons of fuel oil or two cords of wood, 3 hours of one-on-one tutoring for your student, a $200 + gift certificate for the Waldo County YMCA for membership or program expenses. More items are being added all the time and will be viewable shortly on the event webpage at www.ffom.brmaine.org.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 until October 1st and tickets at the door will cost $30. With a ticket you can sample the foods of your choice, enjoy the music and bid on some great items. Broadreach is grateful to Elm Street Printing and Graphics, Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center and VillageSoup for major financial support. Other supporters include Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Key Bank, FMC Biopolymer Corporation, Camden National Bank and WinsMor Garage Door Co.

Questions and ticket requests can be directed to Patrick Walsh at 338-2200 ext 109 or pwalsh@brmaine.org

September 2, 2011

Fabulous Food of the Midcoast

Filed under: Broadreach Events — Sue Dirosario @ 11:38 am

Planning is well underway for the annual fundraising event for Broadreach Family & Community Services known as Fabulous Food of the Midcoast. Scheduled for the evening of Thursday October 6th at Point Lookout in Northport, the event follows the format of earlier fundraisers that incorporate the donated food specialties of local restaurants and caterers along with Live and Silent auctions and music. For a single advance ticket price of $25, attendees will get to sample foods from some of their favorite places and learn about some new eateries that they may wish to visit.  The list of participating food vendors is growing and it is expected that 20 or more will be supporting the event. The menu will feature everything from appetizers to desserts served in a buffet setting.

The proceeds from this annual event help to support programs that benefit children, youth and families in communities from Winterport to Waldoboro, nearly 2,000 people in the past year.

A Live Auction of goods and services will be conducted by Belfast City Councilor Eric Sanders. A Silent Auction will be held that will feature donated items from many local businesses, crafters and Broadreach supporters and friends. New this year will be a Silent Auction of Art donated by local artists that will be featured in an art gallery located on the Erickson Hall veranda. Musical guests will be announced later.

Broadreach is grateful for the sponsorship of Elm Street Printing & Graphics, VillageSoup, Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Key Bank, FMC Biopolymer, Camden National Bank and WinsMor Garage Door Company.

For more information, to request tickets, or to offer a donation for the auction, contact Patrick Walsh at 338-2200 ext 109, send email to ffom@brmaine.org to learn of participating food vendors and auction items.