2014 Live Auction Items
1. Ladies Night with the Camden Fire Department
Let Camden’s finest firefighters escort you and seven friends in their fire engine to the fire station where they’ll cook you an unforgettable homemade dinner for eight. Pick up in Camden only.
Donor: Camden Fire Department
2. Red Sox Tickets
Cheer on the Sox from the best seats in the house! Four tickets secure your spot in the Pavilion Club, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views from the upper club level behind home plate. Your memorable evening at America’s Most Beloved Ball also includes high-end dining. Tickets are for the Thursday, September 25 game at 7:00 against the Rays.
Donors: Brian and Julie Fournier
3. Western BBQ Party
Bring a taste of the West to your backyard with a pig roast for 50 people. Party-planning services including consultation and on-site management will ensure your bash goes off without a hitch. Excluding Saturdays through November 2014; location must be no more than 100 miles north of Portland.
Donors: Pig Kahuna and The Refinery, LLC
4. Pamper Yourself
Indulge in something just for you - you’re worth it. Your package includes time with a personal trainer for some one-on-one tips on health and fitness; a Max+ Facial featuring innovative LED therapy to revive your skin; and a relaxing massage for one hour. Personal training is for four one-hour sessions for one, or two one-hour sessions for two people.
Donors: Beauty Mark Spa, Betsy Kingsley, and Kate McMorrow at Thrive
5. Tugboat Race Team
Portland Harbor’s Annual Tugboat Races take place on August 17 and Captain Brian Fournier is inviting 4 people to join him in the race. Wrap up the day with a delicious boxed lunch. For ages 10 and up.
Donors: Captain Brian Fournier and The Works Bakery Café
6. Lunch with Angus King at The Samoset Resort
Enjoy lunch with U.S. Senator and former Maine Governor Angus King. Chat about the weather, the Pats, politics, or anything else that comes to mind, all while you enjoy a gourmet lunch for you and a friend at La Bella Vita at the Samoset Resort.
Donors: Senator Angus King and The Samoset Resort
7. Digital Piano
Always wished you could play piano? You’ll be a pro before you know it as you tickle the keys of a Yamaha P-105B note digital piano with stand.
Donor: Music & Arts
8. Local Dine Around
Make your sweetie happy with a package of date nights at your favorite area restaurants. Enjoy dinner for four at Archer’s on the Pier with a bottle of wine, four 1-½ pound lobsters and a bottle of wine at Miller’s Lobster Company, dinner for four at The Slipway, and dinner for four at Peter Ott’s. Excludes alcohol and gratuity unless otherwise noted.
Donors: Archer’s on the Pier, Peter Ott’s, Mark and Gail Miller of Miller’s Lobster Company, and The Slipway
9. Ice Skating Party
A private skating party is sure to offer tons of fun. Enjoy two hours of ice time with an unlimited number of friends, and then unwind in the spacious party room as you enjoy a pizza party for up to 16! Must be used September 13, 2014 – March 31, 2015 and is subject to availability.
Donor: Mid-Coast Recreation Center
10. Bluenose Inn
Ocean views and elegant accommodations await you at the 4-diamond Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor. You’ll stay overnight in a Mizzentop Suite and then enjoy dinner for four at the Looking Glass Restaurant. Package includes a whale-watch boat ride and a bicycle excursion on Acadia’s beautifully maintained carriage roads. Room is for one night for two people. Expires November 8, 2014; excludes holiday weekends and the month of August.
Donors: Bluenose Inn, Bar Harbor Whale Watch and Acadia Bike
11. Coach Beach Bag
You pick the beach, we’ll supply the goods. Up for auction is a chic Coach beach bag full of all the things you’ll need to enjoy a day in the sun, including a beach chair and books by local mystery and suspense author Vicki Doudera.
Donors: Meredith Leiter and Vicki Doudera
12. Indoor Play Set
The little ones will play on this for hours! The Solo from CedarWorks’ most popular Playroom Series features a nook hideout, a two-sided chalk board, steering wheel, and slide. Crafted in Maine of solid and durable birch, the indoor set is sure to offer years of fun.
13. Cocktail Cruise
Call the 58’ Trumpy yacht Somerset yours for the evening as the Captain chauffeurs you and 14 friends around Penobscot Bay, enjoying umbrella-clad cocktails and divine hors d’oeuvres.
Donor: Yachting Solutions
14. Custom Wooden Screen Door
Welcome warm summer breezes in your home through a beautifully custom-crafted wooden screen door. Glass and hardware are not included.
Donor: Wooden Screen Door Co.
15. Bruins Tickets
Hop on the Downeaster for a quick ride to a night of hockey fun at the TD Garden watching the Boston Bruins, where you’ll enjoy exclusive club seats for you and three friends. Date to be mutually agreed upon by donor and successful bidder for upcoming season.
Donors: Northern Insurance Group and Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
16. All Dressed Up
Pair a beautifully handcrafted necklace and earring set with a locally made Italian linen indigo tunic dress and you’ll be the talk of the town. 14k gold-filled necklace and earrings are detailed with faceted peridot drops and freshwater pearls. Dress is size medium.
Donors: Mimi Steadman and fourTWELVE
17. Hole In One at The Samoset Resort
Enjoy four foursomes at Samoset’s18-hole championship course as it winds through seaside vistas, woods, and gardens to offer some of the most magnificent views and formidable holes in golf. Carts included.
Donor: The Samoset Resort
18. Port Clyde Getaway
Port Clyde is a picturesque, quaint fishing village on Maine’s Midcoast. Relax for a full week with five friends in one of the most historic homes there, nestled in the heart of the village. Then take the ferry to Monhegan Island for a day of adventure as you explore great hiking trails, a sylvan forest, and bold cliffs with crashing surf below. Available until December 31, 2015. Excludes July and August.
Donors: Karan and Gerry Cushman, and Monhegan Boat Line
19. Flowers of the Month
Bring fresh beauty and creativity into your home with exceptional floral creations from Seasons Downeast Design. A new floral arrangement is waiting for you every month for a full year.
Donor: Seasons Downeast Design
20. Summer Fun Outdoor Home Package
Relax in one of four handcrafted western red cedar Adirondack chairs as you wait for your steak to grill to perfection on a new Weber Spirit gas grill. After dinner, light your new professionally installed Valencia Oceana Fire Pit and toast marshmallows for s’mores or play a fun game of croquet. This is the ultimate backyard summer-in-Maine kit!
Donors: Fair Cape Woodworks, Renys, Overlock Excavations, and Anonymous
21. Cancun. Puerto Vallarta. Nuevo Vallarta. You pick.
How do pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters, and casual nights sipping margaritas sound? You pick the destination and we have a two-bedroom condo waiting. Condo is for one week and sleeps six. Must be used between January 3 and March 28, 2015. Based on availability.
Donors: Meredith and Bruce Leiter
22. Casco Bay Cruise and Overnight Stay
A four-hour cruise aboard Gypsy, a 45’ staysail ketch, offers all the views and beauty Casco Bay has to offer. Soak up the sun and sights and when you get hungry, enjoy a Maine lobster bake for you and three friends. That evening, stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland’s Old Port on your way to dinner for four at Twenty Milk Street. Wrap up the day of Maine fun with an overnight stay for two at the Portland Harbor Hotel. Cruise must be used during 2014 or 2015 sailing season on a mutually agreed-upon date. Departs from Maine Yacht Center.
Donors: Susan and Phillip Poirier of Gypsy Sailing Charters LLC, Portland Regency Hotel, and Portland Harbor Hotel
23. Bathroom Makeover
Is your bathroom in need of a makeover? Imagine a custom designed room that makes you and your guests feel pampered with its new, contemporary fixtures and stunning ambiance. Package includes sink, faucet, tile for shower and 8’ x 10’floor, shower base, door and fixtures, and toilet. Includes four hours of design time. No substitution or exchanges.
Donors: Susan and Andy MacMillan from Fixtures Designer Plumbing Showroom and Distinctive Tile and Design
24. Jason Aldean Tickets
A country concert with seven friends on Labor Day weekend with transportation and food and drinks sounds like a great way to top of your summer. Package includes eight tickets to see country star Jason Aldean live in concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. Transportation provided within 150 miles of Bangor with pick up and drop off from one location.
Donors: The Brown Bag, Meredith and Bruce Leiter, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, and Pat and Tori Gaetani
25. The Pearl’s Pearl
Enjoy a dinner for you and seven friends in your own Midcoast home, cooked by Food Network’s Michele Ragussis. She will come to your home and cook a unique meal for you. She has spent 15 years as an executive chef, including her current role at The Pearl in Rockland. Package includes cost of food; alcohol is not included.
Donor: Chef Michele Ragussis
26. Maine Golf Tour for Four
Grab three friends and play a round of golf at four of the state’s best golf courses: Sugarloaf, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Sunday River, and Turner Highlands Golf Course. Includes carts. Boothbay Harbor Country Club round to be used in September – October 2014.
Donors: Sugarloaf, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Sunday River Country Club, and Turner Highlands Golf Course
27. Vieques Island Getaway
Isla de Vieques is home to the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, uncrowded beaches, and crystal clear waters. Unwind for a full week in a private home on a quiet country road with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Caribbean. The house sleeps six to eight. Available Fall 2014 through Fall 2015.
Donors: Robin and Scott Horty
28. Persian Rug
Persian rugs are known for their intricate handcrafted detail and durable wear. Imagine the elegance this room-sized rug would add to your home.
Donor: Bruce Gamage Auctioneer/Appraiser
29. Designer 18K Gold Earrings
Award-winning jeweler and sculptor Michael Good has hand formed an iconic pair of signature earrings just for you. These beautifully crafted earrings in 18K gold are stunning and are the perfect addition to any jewelry collection. Can be exchanged for any item of equal of lesser value. No cash value.
Donor: Michael Good
30. Fly Fishing at North Riding Point Club
Imagine fishing with a private guide for the famously elusive bonefish in azure shallows surrounding Grand Bahama Island. You’ll return each evening to North Riding Point Club, a foremost private bonefishing club, to enjoy fine food and drink as well as your own luxurious cottage on an unspoiled beach. If you’re a fly fishing enthusiast, this is a dream come true. Even if you’ve never picked up a rod, it’s a vacation to remember. Includes three days of fishing, four nights’ lodging, and all meals and bar. Tips for guides and others not included. Package is for two people; additional participants may be added at your expense. Available September 2014 - March 2015 with 45-day notice.
Donor: William Tyne
31. Private Dinner Party at Cellardoor Winery
What could be better than dinner at a winery that was prepared just for you by an award-winning, renowned chef? We’ve got the perfect evening in store for you. Chef David Turin, of Portland’s David’s Restaurant, is known for his refined comfort food with exceptionally imaginative flavor combinations. Sip on a glass of wine as he crafts a gourmet dinner exclusively for you and 19 friends at Cellardoor Winery. Based on availability.
Donors: Bettina Doulton and Chef David Turin
32. Man Cave
Shed the worries of the world as you relax on your ultra comfy love seat, cold beer in hand, watching the Pats play on your 55” LED TV. The double reclining love seat has built-in storage and a refrigerator that holds a six-pack. Package also includes a one-of-a kind bar and bar stools, a growler of beer every month for a year and a framed, autographed Dustin Pedroia photo.
Donors: Agren Appliance, Frantz Furniture and Bedding, Steve Hiller, John Bryant/Frost & Bryant, Andrews Brewing
33. Villa in Italy
A week in one of the most unspoiled regions! La Dogana is a centuries-old farmhouse villa that sits secluded in its own gently sloping grounds astride the border between Tuscany and Lazio, right in the heart of Renaissance Italy. The property features a main house with three bedrooms, a guesthouse with one bedroom, and a pool. It’s situated on a private 25-acre plot and abuts a national forest. Go explore Rome or relax under the shade trees. Based on availability.
Donors: Rick Franklin and Josie Hughes
34. Mahogany Accent Chair
A Greene-and-Greene-inspired accent chair is crafted in quarter-sawn mahogany and features ebony pillow-top pegs and splines. Complete with a handsome leather seat, this comfortable and refined piece will make an elegant addition to your home. Comes with limited warranty.
Donor: Phi Home Designs
35. Patriots Tickets
It’ll be here before you know it: football season! This year, two New England Patriots section 136 goal-line tickets could be yours. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat tailgate party with steak, lamb, lobster, fried chicken, fries, and homemade ice cream. Date to be mutually agreed upon by donor and successful bidder for upcoming season.
Donors: Bill and Susan Barbour
36. Megunticook Lake’s Edge Cottage
Unwind for a full week at a picturesque cottage on Camden’s pristine Megunticook Lake. After a day of fun on the lake, enjoy dining at two local favorites: The Lobster Pound and Youngtown Inn. Also enjoy a night in with a dinner prepared and delivered by Chef Nicole De Acevedo Ramos. Package includes wine, plus a grocery gift card for any necessities you need. Cottage has cable, WIFI, and three bedrooms that sleep six. Available Summer 2015 based on availability.
Donors: Caroline and Wayne Morong, Patty Eddy, The Lobster Pound, The Youngtown Inn and Chef Nicole De Acevedo Ramos
37. Jeffrey Hanson Painting
Visually impaired Wish Kid turned artist Jeffrey Owen Hanson’s story is about great art and a great heart. His artwork has generated over one million dollars for charity. If you’re the winning bidder of this stunning work of art, you’ll be in good company. Jeff’s artwork hangs in the homes of Sir Elton John, Warren E. Buffett, Susan Sarandon and countless others who are touched by his spirit of giving to the world. Up for auction is “Positano Breeze,” measuring 40” x 22” x 2.5”.
Donor: Jeffrey Hanson
38. Sea Dogs Skybox
Get ready for a day of baseball for you and 21 friends at the August 25th Seadogs evening game against the Reading Phillies. Enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverages on the house.
Donor: Portland Sea Dogs
39. Private Home in Wilmington, NC
Relax in North Carolina’s most celebrated coastal destination. Enjoy the area’s natural beauty, culture and history, and various beaches and golf courses for a full week. Package includes a one-week stay in a private home that sleeps five, a gift certificate to Elijah’s Restaurant on the Cape Fear River, golf for four at a nearby golf course, and four passes to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Available October - December 2014 and late May - July 2015.
Donor: Chris Mank
40. Hush Little Baby
Give the perfect gift to the mom-to-be in your life. Highly sought-after couture designer for the stars, Lulla Smith has hand crafted a luxurious Moses basket lined in the softest organic French terry fleece. Add to this two hand-knit dolls and you have the most welcoming of beds to bring a little one home to. This package also includes a photography session with renowned children’s photographer Patrisha McLean, a master of black-and-white portraits taken in natural light with a traditional film camera; and an 8 x 10 print. Lastly, enjoy some shopping for that bundle of joy with a Lil Sweet Peas Boutique gift card.
Donors: Lulla Smith, Patty Eddy, Lil Sweet Peas Boutique, and Patrisha McLean
41. VIP Museum and Historic Landmark Tours
Enjoy a VIP private tour of the Farnsworth Museum, led by the Museum Director Christopher Brownawell. Then head to Cushing for a tour of the Olson House, the national historic landmark made famous in Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World.” Round out the day with a picnic lunch and wine toast for four at the grounds of the Olson House. Must be used Summer/Fall 2014 or 2015.
Donors: Christopher Brownawell, Rayr Wine, and Brian Beggarly and Molly Eddy of Boyton McKay
42. Portland Getaway
Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland’s Old Port. Relax for a night in Maine’s most historic city. Stroll the working waterfront, enjoy the shops along the cobblestone streets, and tour the renowned Portland Museum of Art. This package includes a night at the Hampton Inn, dinner for two at Petite Jacqueline, and passes to the Portland Museum of Art. Room not available in July – August or on holiday weekends, and must be used by April 31, 2105.
Donors: Hampton Inn Downtown, Petite Jacqueline Bistro, and Portland Museum of Art
43. Celtics Tickets
The TD Garden awaits the arrival of you and three friends for an action-packed Celtics game. And in case Larry Bird and Magic Johnson aren’t sitting with you at your floor-level seats, we’ve also included their framed autographed photo!
Donors: MEMIC and Camden National Bank
44. The Light Keepers Cottage
Twenty miles off the coast of Rockland sits unspoiled Matinicus. We’ll get you there and back by air and you’ll call this island and its light keepers cottage your own for seven days. Sleeps six to eight people. May – September 2015. Travel based on weather conditions.
Donor: Steven Hiller and Penobscot Island Air
45. Made-by-Hand Queen Quilt
Get ready to bid on what’s sure to become a family heirloom. A beautiful handmade quilt in a neutral palette will be the finishing touch for any bedroom in your home.
Donor: Quilt crafted by Debbie Morrison, linen donated by fourTWELVE
46. Outdoor Fun
Calling all adventure seekers! This pack of outdoor activities is sure to get your adrenaline going. Package includes: a guided mountain bike tour of the western-Maine White Mountain foothills with bikes and safety equipment rentals, overnight stay in a yurt with a light breakfast and lunch, and horseback riding for two, including an intro to horsemanship class and one-hour private lesson. Also included is a Perception Impulse 10’ kayak with a life jacket and paddle. Mountain biking stay must be used by August 15, 2014 and requires a 14-day notice.
Donors: Maine Sport, Pepper Hill Farm, and Back Country Excursions LLC.
47. Calling All Kids
Give your favorite kiddos a birthday party they’ll never forget. Our friends at Rockland Fire Department are pulling out all the stops for this fun-packed birthday party at the Fire Station for 12 kids. Party includes a tour of the firehouse and trucks plus cake and ice cream served up by the firefighters.
Donor: Rockland Fire Department
48. Ceramique Ring by Etienne
Etienne Perret is based in Camden, but his stylish, award-winning jewelry is admired throughout the world. Among his newest designs is a collection of sleek, ultra-durable Ceramique rings, including this cobalt, chrome, and black band. Measuring 8mm wide, it is perfect for a man or woman. The size is 7.5. The band may be exchanged for a different size or finish.
Donor: Etienne Perret