Donation based fabric & fiber craft store with desire to provide affordable materials to all kinds of makers. We will take in donations from members of the community who have an overflow in their stash, give their things a loving name, and keep it all out of the landfill! I envision a community space as well as store, where we can gather and exchange knowledge and skills. I would love to collaborate with our local schools, artists, etc. to grow a space of learning and fun for all our local crafters!
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I provide quality, accessible, mental health support, especially focused on moms / femme parents. My sessions are online, choose-your-own-price, & flexible scheduling to make it as easy as possible for moms / femme parents to find support through behavioral questions, boundaries, development, & more.
Right now I have 2 llamas. Everyone is welcome to visit them and learn something about how wonderful llamas are (and of course give them some horse candy).
Martina Dittmar, Registered Maine Guide, leads forest bathing and nature connection events on quiet trails in Surry and Blue Hill Peninsula. Forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a practice of taking in nature through invitations that involve the senses and awareness. Leave behind your busy life and connect with the beauty and simplicity of nature.
Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking (est. 2021) is a small family-owned business dedicated to taking visitors and locals out on guided kayak tours of the amazing Stonington archipelago – touted by many as the best sea kayaking on the east coast. The Steinharter family have been devoted to Deer Isle for over 50 years and Founder/Lead Guide Will Steinharter focuses earnestly on his customers’ experience, telling tales about the history of the area, the amazing wildlife (ospreys, eagles, seals, porpoises, etc.) and the over 60 islands to explore.
Osprey’s Echo provide 1/2 day tours, full day tours, overnight camping experiences on an island, and serene 2-hour sunset tours, as well as custom experiences,
Community Compass is a collaboration of community members, Neighborhood Navigators, and partner organizations working collectively to break the cycle of poverty by engaging the financially struggling, reducing barriers to prosperity, and building opportunity for all citizens of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry.
We offer a year-round schedule of professional theater, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more.
“We are a welcoming, engaged and diverse community of faith dedicated to the spiritual, physical and social well-being of ourselves and our neighbors. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, come explore and experience with us the mystery of God’s love.”
Island Meadow Art is an art studio for kids located in Brooklin Maine. Our classes aim to encourage students’ exploration, enliven imaginations, and bring art history to life through a variety of mediums. Painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking are among some of the mediums students have the opportunity to work with. Students get individual attention in a focused environment.
Star 97.7 is the hometown radio for Downeast Maine. We love to be on the air, talking about events and the people of Hancock and Washington counties.
The Grand is an iconic Art Deco theater in Downeast, Maine
that fosters social interaction and growth in artists and audiences
through the arts, entertainment, and education.
The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit private land trust dedicated to conservation that protects significant open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that offer public benefit and are essential to the character of the Deer Isle area.
Our membership is open to all. We are funded by the tax-deductible charitable contributions of our members. A board of 11 volunteer members governs the Trust through its Chair and Executive Director and staff.
IHT contributes to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscapes and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.
Childcare Center on the Blue Hill Peninsula providing amazing care and education for your children.
Accepting children from 6 weeks – 5 years old!
The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.
We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.
Non-Profit Organization that brings Chamber Ensemble concerts to Blue Hill in the winter months.
When you step through the front door of the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, you enter one of the most dynamic and engaging art spaces in Maine. The humble façade (the building was once a barn) belies its compelling contents, from choice Maine landscapes and thought-provoking narrative and figurative work to abstract and conceptual art of the first order. Two floors of aesthetic surprises and delights await the art aficionado. And a new sculpture garden welcomes you to walk around outdoors and find contemporary sculpture artfully placed in the landscape.
We are a local Subaru dealer providing excellence in new and used Subaru vehicle sales, service, parts and accessories. stanleysubaru.com
Independent community radio station serving Midcoast, Downeast & Central Maine. Listener supported, volunteer powered.
Offering two-week residency, one- and two-week workshops, conference; May-September. blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels welcome.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle
On campus tours are offered on Wed., 1 p.m.,
for a nominal charge, from June 3 to August 26;
evening presentations, open to the public, 7:00 p.m.
348-2306 HYPERLINK http://www.haystack-mtn.org
While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.
In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.
In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.
We are a non-profit, community-based health and fitness center with membership and programming for all ages.
The Tree of Life Food Pantry and TurnStyle Thrift Shop work together as a unique, self-supporting organization. Sale of good quality used clothing at the TurnStyle is the primary source of funding, along with donations, for the Food Pantry.
Food is given free of charge to citizens from the eight towns on the Blue Hill Peninsula: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry. No one in need of food is turned away. Currently over 900 families are registered. About 212 families come in for food each week.
Penobscot Bay Press is an independently owned community information services company with offices in Blue Hill and Stonington. We publish The Weekly Packet, Castine Patriot, and Island Ad-Vantages weekly newspapers, as well as books, maps and special publications. We also share news and information about the local community through our website.
PO Box 36, 69 Main St., Stonington, ME 04681, 207-367-2200
PO Box 646, 13 Main St., Blue Hill, ME 04614, 207-374-2341
BHHT maintains a vast network of trails and road systems across the Blue Hill Peninsula and offers free programming year round. Visit their website for a list of events, trail maps, and more!
Who We Are:
We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, donor-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. We are working to conserve the farmland, forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat needed to sustain ecological and community health in a changing climate. Our goal is to protect the resources and sense of place upon which traditional livelihood depends, and to work with our communities to embrace a stewardship ethic. We recognize the value of conserving land and water for its own sake, as well as valuing the recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits of conservation. By advancing this vital connection between healthy land and healthy communities, the Trust strives to be fully involved in peninsula communities through strong collaborations with our partners, including municipalities. To date, Blue Hill Heritage Trust has protected over 10,000 acres of land that will be forever stewarded for wildlife, recreation, scenic beauty, sustainable use and historical importance.