Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015
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#1 Winter Wonderland
Enjoy three New England adventures this winter, starting with an overnight for two in one of Maine Huts & Trails world class eco-lodges. The spectacular trails, stunning views and well-appointed huts make this an experience you don’t want to miss! A hearty dinner, breakfast and bagged lunch are included in your stay. Next up: head off for a day on the slopes at Sugarloaf (2 adult lift tickets). Be sure to warm up afterwards with some hearty Italian fare from Hugs ($25 gift certificate) before planning your next adventure. This time, head south to to Cranmore Mountain Resort, where you’ll enjoy a day on the slopes (2 adult lift tickets) on your brand new snowboard!
Compliments of Maine Huts & Trails, Sugarloaf, Hugs, Cranmore Mountain Resort, and Richard & Barbara Russo
# 2 Lakeside Luxury
Spend three days and two nights at luxurious Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. You’ll stay in your own private cottage with a fireplace, porch and stunning views of the lake. Meals and activities are included in your stay. Sail the lake, kayak to the private island, hike the nearby trails or simply relax on your porch and enjoy the view. Unwind with sunset cocktails on the terrace or cozy up in front of your fireplace with a good book. Lakeside living at its best! Some date restrictions apply. Call for availability.
Compliments of Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake
#3 Midcoast Magic
Enjoy two nights of luxurious accommodation at the Inn at Ocean’s Edge, a four-diamond hotel overlooking Penobscot Bay, with fantastic views and close proximity to the best of Maine’s midcoast. Start your day by exploring the latest exhibit at the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum (two tickets), followed by lunch at the award winning Café Miranda (two lunch gift certificates). Head back to Camden to check out the shops, followed by dinner at the highly acclaimed Francine Bistro! ($100 gift certificate). Two days of the best the midcoast has to offer! Choose two nights between October 2015 and April 2016.
Compliments of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Micki & Jeff Colquhoun, Café Miranda and Wayfinder Schools Board of Directors
#4 Be a Guest Writer for Maine magazine
Did you ever have the fantasy of writing for a highly regarded, widely read magazine? This is your big chance! Maine magazine invites you to be part of their 48HRS team. Meet with the editors to determine when and where you’ll spend your weekend. Take part in the team planning meeting then travel to a special part of our beautiful state. They will then arrange lodging for you and a guest and provide a $400 stipend. You’ll record your adventures in real time, take photos and write about your experience for publication. Maine magazine editors will work with you to refine your text before press deadline. If all goes well, your story will appear in an upcoming issue of Maine and online. A Custom Love Maine Seabags tote is included. Weekend must be selected from one of 12 predetermined weekends on the 2016 48HRS feature schedule.
Compliments of Maine magazine and Seabags
#5 French Country Living in Burgundy
Make this 200-year-old vicarage your home base for exploring the charms of Burgundy. Located just 11⁄2 hours from Paris, the village of Villefranche offers local outdoor markets, easy day trips to the chateaux of Loire Valley and quiet relaxation. The area is also well-known for fabulous cycling – it’s on the Tour de France route! Newly renovated, this historic home has a living room with fireplace, 4 bedrooms with rustic beamed ceilings that sleep 8-10 people, 2 full baths, full kitchen and stunning views of the surrounding rolling hills. There’s also a large yard with orchard, and a boulangerie directly across the road. This is the place for special getaway with family or friends. Five nights, dates available April to June 30 and August 20 to November 2016; dates to be mutually agreed upon with the owner.
Compliments of Jacques and Patricia Santucci
# 6 A Day at the Races
Head to beautiful Newport, Rhode Island this summer for a day at the races with the nation’s original Polo Club! Enjoy this VIP Newport International Polo Series package for up to six people, including tickets to pavilion seating, a tailgate picnic custom built for the winner, and chance to meet the players! Choose any Saturday during the 2016 international polo season, June-September. Need a place to stay? This package also includes $400 toward your trip, allowing you to spend the night and explore the wonders of summer in Newport at your own pace.
Compliments of Mark & Laura Vannorsdall & The Wayfinder Schools Board of Directors
#7 Portland Night Life
Enjoy the best of Portland with this fabulous overnight package for two. Start with dinner at award winning restaurant David’s ($100 gift certificate). Then head to Portland Stage to take in a show (2 main stage tickets), followed by drinks at Portland Hunt & Alpine ($50 gift certificate). Best of all, you’ll spend the night in the heart of the city at the luxurious Portland Westin Harborview. The whole city at your fingertips!
Compliments of David’s, Portland Stage, Portland Hunt & Alpine and The Westin Portland Harborview
#8 Fish Bones Chef’s Table for Four
You and your friends are invited to enjoy a special Chef’s Table for Four at Fish Bones in Lewiston. Chef Heidi Parent will prepare five delicious courses especially for you, each paired with its own special wine selection. Maine magazine Food Editor Karen Watterson gives Fish Bones high marks for its hearty fall menu, it’s warm atmosphere and its commitment to giving back to the city so many of our Wayfinder students call home. Dine in style and know you’re supporting our Wayfinders at the same time!
Compliments of Fish Bones
#9 Experience Portland
Experience Portland like you never have before! This exciting package offers dinner at the exceptional Empire Chinese Kitchen, two lanes of bowling for up to ten guests at Portland’s popular Bayside Bowl, a Sea Dogs game for four, two tickets to Maine State Ballet’s Nutcracker and a chance to experience The Escape Room, where you and your group (up to 8 people) will work as a team to escape “The Stephen King Room.” After all that excitement, you’ll want to unwind with dinner for two at Evo and the wonderful sounds of Portland Ovations (2 tickets). This package has something for everyone!
Compliments of Empire Chinese Kitchen, Bayside Bowl, The Portland Sea Dogs, The Escape Room, Maine State Ballet, Evo & Portland Ovations
#10 New Gloucester Rocks!
Here’s your chance to win a beautiful custom built New Gloucester Rocker by award winning furniture designer Thomas Moser. New Gloucester is home to the first Thom. Moser Handmade Furniture shop, and to Wayfinder Schools’ beautiful 350-acre Opportunity Farm campus, where kids come to realize their dreams. Moser, who won a 2014 “Best of the Year” award from Interior Design, says their first shop was from not far from the last remaining Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake and that “this homage to the spare, graceful design found there will bring a place of serenity to your home.”
Compliments of Thom. Moser Handmade Furniture
Silent Auction Items
Art, Jewelry and Clothing
Diane Brown Amy Carbon Kim & Dan Dorsky Joan Freiman Jill McGowan, Inc. L.E. Leonard L.L.Bean Stefan Pastuhov M. Poirer Cora Townsend Helen Wagner Nathaniel Wellin Pam Wellin Beth Westra
Black Point Inn Café Miranda Clayton’s Café
Conundrum Evo European Bakery & Café
Gather Harseeket Inn Solo Bistro
For Kids & Family
317 Main Music Lessons Boston Red Sox Tickets Breakwater School Summer Camp Two weeks at Camp Cody Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Family Membership Telling Room Summer Session
A Day on the Links
Dunegrass Golf Club Portland Country Club
For Home & Garden
Cook’s Hardware Estabrook’s Garden Center True Value Revision Energy Wayfinder Schools
Harper Hair Method Maine Bodyworks Nonantum Resort Rejuvenations
Feed Your Mind
Maine Maritime Museum Mustard Seed Bookstore Royal River Books