Cider Mill Press Publications
Esther Perne, Editor
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Summertime in the Belgrades, published weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, celebrates positive community endeavors and the culture, heritage, and outdoor attractions of Central Maine. Follow this link to learn more about our editorial philosophy.
Each issue has articles about community festivals, area businesses, local history, environmental conservation, and fun activities for children and adults. We've posted a few articles from each issue on our web site. Our print editions also include guest columns about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, and pet care; a calendar of upcoming events; and our business directory. To give you a better sense of what is included in our print editions, click here to see a sample table of contents.
Circulation of the print edition averages 5,000 copies, which are distributed to more than two hundred businesses, camps, information centers, and other locations in over twenty Central Maine towns in the extended Belgrade Lakes region.
The Summertime editorial philosophy dates to 1992, when editor and head writer, Esther Perne, helped start the newspaper. Esther has a great affinity for the Belgrade Lakes Region; her family has summered in Belgrade since 1908.
Esther and her husband, advertising director Erle Morse, bought Summertime at the end of its Summer 2001 season. The staff also includes Michael Breault, who designs and lays out the print editions; and Gregor Smith, who designed and maintains this website.
We welcome your comments. We can be reached by postal mail at P.O. Box 290, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918 or by telephone at (207)