The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce’s shop-local program — “Beat the Winter Blahs!” — will be available once again in 2017.  Chamber members throughout the region will be offering special discounts and bargains from January 15 through March 31, 2017. Shoppers can benefit from the savings by purchasing the “Beat the Winter Blahs!” card for $20.

Cards can be purchased at the Chamber’s office (67A Main Street, Newcastle) or by email ( or phone (563-8340) with a credit card. Cards can also be purchased at Louis Doe Home Center, 92 Mills Road, Newcastle.

The cards qualify the owner for bargains on everything from legal consultations to special sales to discounts on food, entertainment, and much more — simply show your card at participating Chamber members’ businesses.

Check out the Chamber’s website,, to see the specials participating members are offering (click on the “Beat the Winter Blahs” button at the top right side of the homepage). Discounts and bargains may change, so the site should be checked regularly.