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09/28/17 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA Speaker Series: Bill Green

The BDA Speaker series features
Bill Green “Maine’s Community Anchor” – Making Memories on Maine Street.

Date: September, 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: The historic sanctuary of First Parish Church
Details: Tickets are $10 per person. Continental Breakfast provided. 
Parking: Click here for parking options.

Bill Green has worked in the television industry for four decades. Join us for highlights of feature stories that he has shared on WCSH TV6 during 15 years of “Bill Green’s Maine”.
Bill Green is a lifelong Mainer. Born in Bangor (1953) he was educated in Bangor schools (Bangor High 1971) and the University of Maine (1976). As a freshman at UMaine, he worked as a cameraman at WLBZ 2 on Eddie Driscoll’s “My Backyard” and “Dialing for Dollars” shows.

Bill recalls, “The first night I worked, March 17, 1972, I was asked to stay late and run camera for the news. As they played the opening music, and the camera light came on, I remember thinking, I’m going to do this until I’m 65.”

Bill debuted as a sportscaster on WLBZ 2 in 1975. He moved to Portland in 1981 where he anchored weekend sports statewide on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. During this period, Bill began to flourish as a feature reporter and developed an expertise in recreation and the outdoors.

In 1993, Bill came off the anchor desk to produce feature stories and documentaries, including 10 documentaries on Maine and the environment under the banner “Color Me Green,” in addition to his weekly features, “Green Outdoors” and “My Hometown.”

In 2000, Bill Green launched an original series, “Bill Green’s Maine.” This program airs Saturdays at 7:00pm and has become the most-watched show in its time period. Among his many interesting life experiences which include climbing Katahdin three times, parachuting and SCUBA diving, Bill was a bone marrow donor to a young girl who lives Michigan. He is also a Registered MaineGuide. Bill and his wife Pam reside in Cumberland. They have two children, Sam and Emily.

You can find Bill Green’s Maine on Facebook here: Bill Green’s Maine

For further information call the BDA at 729-4439. Register for the BDA Speaker Series. BDA Speaking Events are open to the general public. Space is limited and an Pre-Registration is required. Please arrive early for all events to ensure seating. Walk-ins will be allowed, pending seating availability.

Thanks to the generous support of our Speaker Series sponsors:

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10/18/17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2017 Meet the Candidates Session

Brunswick Downtown Association presents

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2017 Meet the Candidates Session

Moderator – Mike Feldman, Chair, BDA, former Town Councilor

Candidates invited to participate:
Council District 5 – Chris Watkinson
Council District 7 – James M. Mason
Council at Large – Katherine E. Wilson, Whitney Parrish

Town Council candidates will be asked specific questions dealing with issues of taxes, downtown development, financing of projects.

This event is free of charge. For further information call the BDA: 729-4439.


10/19/17 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BDA's Benefit Auction

Magic on MaineYou are invited to the Brunswick Downtown Association (BDA) Live & Silent Auction on ThursdayOctober 19th from 5 to 7:30 pm at The DanielAuction proceeds support the Free community events hosted by the Brunswick Downtown Association! Music on the Mall, 2nd Friday Brunswick:  Community BBQ, Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund!

 This Silent and Live Auction will offer a variety of items which will be auctioned off by John Bottero Auction Services. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres created by The Daniel. We will offer a selection of desserts provided by our Downtown Brunswick bakeries and restaurants, cash bar.

Buy Tickets here | Tickets: $20 individual/$30 for two.

2016 Auction photos:


BDA’s 2017 Benefit Auction is generously sponsored by:

The Daniel              

11/11/17 at 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early Bird Sale

Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale starting at 6 am, Saturday, November 11th. Exciting sales discounts and specials offered by many Brunswick Downtown businesses. Wear your pajamas and SAVE!

Don’t forget to take a break from shopping to watch the Rolling Slumber Bed Races on Park Row at 11:00!



Event Sponsors:
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11/11/17 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

The 7th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races will take place on November 11th at 11 AM on Park Row, Downtown Brunswick. You won’t have to wonder if you’re dreaming … there WILL be beds racing on Park Row!  In the spirit of Community, families, businesses and local organizations can create a bed to race in this amazing, fun-filled event. The Rolling Slumber Bed Race will delight spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels!Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic - Brunswick, Maine

Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. The event is free for spectators. Since the race can be fast-paced, only adults (over age 18) will be able to participate.

If you are interested in participating, we are looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show, win prizes and bragging rights in the process!  Get your team together now and start planning to create your entry, whether for fun, speed or creativity!  For additional information, please contact the BDA staff at 729-4439 or

Download the 2017 Bed Race Rules here. Download the 2017 Entry Form here.

Check out these Bed Race Videos:

Event sponsors: 

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11/25/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Tree Lighting with Santa

Ring in the season with neighbors and friends at the Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Tree Lighting thumb

  • 2 – 5:00: Enjoy free Horse and Carriage rides, hot cocoa and coffee and cookies.
  • 3:00: Santa and Frosty the Snowman will arrive at 3 PM on a firetruck Santa will then take a seat in the Gazebo to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes.
  • 4 – 5:00: The Brunswick High School Chorus will sing carols.
  • 5:00: The tree will be lit!

Small Business Saturday – Check back for the list of specials at our local shops & restaurants!

Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick.
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