Submission Deadline: 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge
May 31 @ 11:59 pm

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s 2021 Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge is designed to highlight cranberries as a versatile, healthy ingredient in original or adapted recipes that serve professional chef’s menus and the family table of home cooks. Recipes may span any course from appetizers, beverages, dinner or dessert, limited to two recipes per applicant. The top five approved recipes, as selected by CCCGA’s test kitchen, will be announced by email notification and on social media platforms on June 28, 2021.

The use of fresh cranberries as a star ingredient is strongly encouraged. In addition, the cranberry can be incorporated in any form, and in multiple techniques at the chef’s discretion, originating from fresh berries, sweetened dried cranberries, cranberry juice or sauce. The types of cuisine and preparation methods are flexible at the chef’s discretion. It is advised that the instructions be concise and home-cook friendly, as one attribute of the Challenge is to inspire increased consumer cranberry consumption and cooking.
Chef Greg Greenfield’s Seared Salmon Salad with marinated vegetable tuilles, red wine redux #cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette, courtesy image
Recipes must include complete step-by-step directions and standardized measurements for preparation, including times, temperatures, etc., and follow the formatting guide provided on the submission form.
The submission of photos and photographer credit during your recipe development process are encouraged, from images of the cranberry ingredient through the preparation and cooking process and the finished product. (Note: Images for the top five selected recipes will be created during the test kitchen process for media use.)
Professional chef applicants are encouraged to submit their original or adapted cranberry-centered recipes that will be tasted in a judging test kitchen, yielding the top five recipes, as selected by CCCGA. The top five applicants receive a custom chef profile feature story, media coverage, and visibility and support for their restaurant of business on CCCGA’s social media platforms and website. This initiative is presented in the celebration of October as Massachusetts’ official Cranberry Month. Participation in the Challenge is free, all professional chef applicants working in the state of Massachusetts are welcome to participate. Submissions are accepted from April 12 through May 31, 2021, at Celebrity Chef Spotlight Cranberry Challenge Entry Form. Questions should be directed to
Mark William – Come Croon with me!
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
Performing Artist Mark William, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at

Mark William – Come Croon with me!

Sunday, July 11, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

Mark William hits the stage like a lightning bolt! His own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling delivers in a collection of timeless songs from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his glossy approach, Mark glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. He hypnotizes with a set of enduring classics, filtered through Mark’s youthful perspective and talent set. The show is distinctly new-age romantic, yet evocative of golden-age cinematic glamour. Mark is the winner of two Broadway World awards (Best Debut Act, and Best Independent Recording), and was named a top ten cabaret act of 2018 by both Theater Pizzazz and Times Square Chronicles.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety of performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit, email, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.