Millbrook is Hiring

Today is the first day of the Stonington Farmers Market. We will be open from 10AM to Noon. Be sure to stop in at the Millbrook Bakery booth on the hill. Jill Smith is hiring for her restaurant. See details below:

We are in need of waitstaff and a line cook. If you know of anyone, might know of anyone or are willing to share this it would be a huge help. Waitstaff would be working the weekend and Wednesday….those are the best days we have for making money as a waitperson. Waitstaff position is a year round job!

Line cook would be part time and would include Wednesday as one of the days and possibly a weekend day. 

Message me here, call Millbrook Company Bakery at 359-8344, or drop of a resume.

We’re Open Today!

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On your marks, get shopping bags ready, GO!

TODAY from 10AM to Noon the Stonington Farmers Market is officially OPEN for the 2015 summer season! We like to kick off Memorial Day Weekend with specialty foods and fresh produce and arts and crafts and friends, don’t you? That’s what draws people from near and far to the best farmers market in Maine.

Have breakfast with us. Coffee, bakery items, cheese, granola, smoked sausage, burritos…you’ll find those and much more at the Stonington Farmers Market at the Island Community Center in parking lot in Stonington.

Summer Dreaming

When you come to the Stonington Farmers Market beginning this Friday and every Friday thereafter for the season from 10AM to Noon you’ll want to stop by Mary Eaton’s Dream Weaver booth. Mary creates beautiful hand made fashions and jewelry like these stylish chenille sweaters and beach glass set.

Students in Charge at OHA!

Opera House Arts presents a student directed production of Stephen Karam’s and PJ Papaerlli’s columbinus as the newest segment in the “Our Own” community play reading series on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 at 7p.m., to be directed by Deer Isle-Stonington High School junior Nicole Nolan and featuring visiting artist, Per Janson. Photo by Karen Gallela.

Opera House Arts presents a student directed production of Stephen Karam’s and PJ Papaerlli’s columbinus as the newest segment in the “Our Own” community play reading series on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 at 7p.m., to be directed by Deer Isle-Stonington High School junior Nicole Nolan and featuring visiting artist, Per Janson. Photo by Karen Gallela.

Opera House Arts presents a student directed production of Stephen Karam’s and PJ Papaerlli’s columbinus as the newest segment in the “Our Own” community play reading series on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 at 7p.m., to be directed by Deer Isle-Stonington High School junior Nicole Nolan and featuring visiting artist, Per Janson. Photo by Karen Gallela.

For more information you can also drop by the Opera House booth at the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon.

Ticket to Paradise

Come down to the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday May 22 from 10AM to Noon to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with fresh food and fun!

If you’re idea of paradise is discovering new arts festivals and bumping into old friends there, then we’ve got your ticket to paradise! Stonington Farmers Market frendor Geoffrey Warner will be exhibiting Memorial Day Weekend at the Paradise City Arts Festival. Discount admission coupons available.Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 9.29.21 AM

Granola Chick

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This Friday from 10AM to Noon the Stonington Farmers Market will be open for the first time in the 2015 season. Be sure to come by to pick up your yumm-yumms and say hello to all of your favorite vendors (and meet some new ones!). You can even sign up for vendor newsletters like Lucy’s Granola. Here is a small sample from Lucy’s latest one:
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We have been incubating chicks (never again as they stink) and letting one of our hens go broody – the chicks are the sweetest things ever.  Sam spends hours talking to them about important things (Harry Potter and James Bond, I imagine) but they are wonderful.  The pigs are now big and greedy – I am scared of them but they are so funny and behave like such pigs!

Thanks so much as ever and I hope you are all as well as can be.

Lucy

Prepare for Opening Day

ATTN ALL VENDORS:

Just a friendly reminder that the Stonington Farmers Market Opening Day is this Friday May 22nd. Returning vendors you know where your spots are. New vendors will fill in accordingly with the help of the Application Committee.

As always, please remember that not all of our vendors return at the same time of the season and some of the spaces are reserved for those returning vendors who won’t be attending market yet. These empty-but-claimed-on-reserve spaces can be utilized at the discretion of the market leaders.

We expect some jangled nerves and territorial banter. After all, it’s been a loooong winter and we natives have gotten beyond restless. Let’s harness all that energy to help each other get set up smoothly. We ask our returning frendors to get set up in a timely fashion so we can find those newbie empty spaces easily.

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Let’s give our volunteers on the Application Committee a stress-free morning and enjoy ourselves on Opening Day!

1 More Friday to Opening Day of Market

The Stonington Farmers Market will be open for the season NEXT FRIDAY May 22nd from 10AM to Noon. It’s been a loooooooong winter and we’re all looking forward to reconnecting with you. Here are some scenes from last year’s market. See you next week!

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Opera House Cleanup Day May 16

Calling all Stonington Farmers Market friends–one of our vendors needs volunteers:

The Stonington Opera House, a striking architectural highlight of Stonington’s Main Street and working waterfront, is 103 years old and on the National Register of Historic Places. Join other volunteers for an hour or two on Saturday, May 16 between 1 pm and 4 pm to show your love for this archetypal island building and its legacy, stretching across multiple generations, as part of Opera House Arts’ (OHA) annual Spring Clean Up and Maintenance.

It’s a big old building and many hands are needed as OHA races toward the July grand opening of its new lobby and scene shop! Tasks include indoor and outdoor painting, gardening, and spring cleaning of windows, the artists’ green room and dressing room areas, concessions, etc. Simply stop by OHA’s Main Street box office, at the corner of Main and School Streets, and see Pam who can set you up to volunteer for a shift of any length convenient to you. You can also email info@operahousearts.org or call 367-2788, or just stop by the theater in your cleaning or gardening clothes on Saturday May 16.

Opera House Arts (OHA) is celebrating its 16th season offering year round events at the historic Stonington Opera House, including Shakespeare in Stonington, a site-specific performance of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the exciting return of contemporary dancers Bridgman|Packer, a free movie night on the fish pier, and more; and in its fourth summer of Chamber at the Church, a nine-concert series at the 1870 Burnt Cove Church. For the full schedule and to purchase advance tickets, please go to www.operahousearts.org or call 207-367-2788.

Bud Carter Auditions June 2

Deer Isle-Stonington violinist Rylee Eaton was a Bud Carter Music Scholarship winner in 2013. Photo courtesy Opera House Arts.

Deer Isle-Stonington violinist Rylee Eaton was a Bud Carter Music Scholarship winner in 2013. Photo courtesy Opera House Arts.

It’s very convenient to shop the best farmers market in Maine because you can also get your Opera House Arts logowear and schedule every Friday at their Stonington Farmers Market booth from 10AM to Noon. We also post their news and all our other vendor’s news on this website. Here’s the latest:

BUD CARTER AUDITIONS AT THE STONINGTON OPERA HOUSE

Music Scholarships Offers Young Musicians Support for Lessons, Instruments, and More

STONINGTON ­­­– Opera House Arts invites students to audition for the Bud Carter Music Scholarship on Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Stonington Opera House and are open to all students in grades 5 through 12. Students wishing to be considered are required to fill out an application, including a written essay, prior to the audition date, and then to prepare a piece of music for auditions. Applications can be picked up at the Deer Isle-Stonington schools from teachers Beth Kyzer or John Lincoln or found on the OHA website, http://www.operahousearts.org, and must be returned to the Opera House by no later than Friday, May 22. All students who audition will receive funds through the scholarship program.

The work done by these students, as well as those who were awarded scholarships last year, will be showcased in the 24th annual Bud Carter Music Scholarship Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Opera House. This concert provides an opportunity for community members to sponsor a young local musician, while raising funds for music lessons, instruments, music summer camps and more.

Advances in brain research demonstrate that there are few better ways to expand executive brain function and development than through the study of music. Playing an instrument changes how the brain interprets and integrates a wide range of sensory information, and music education has been shown to improve the memory functions critical to learning math and other subjects. Students who take music lessons perform better in academic subjects across the board than their peers.

Launched in 1991, the Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund creates equity for local students who might otherwise not be able to afford lessons and instruments by distributing funds to all students who audition. The Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Committee members also provide advice and oversight regarding instructors and instruments. The annual concert not only showcases the talent of the young winners but also is the sole source of funding for these scholarships.

Tickets to the event are by free will offering, with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Those interested in sponsoring a young musician can also sign up at the concert, or contact development@operahousearts.org.

For more information please call the Opera House at 367-2788 or visit http://www.operahousearts.org.