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In 2019, Andrew Chappell finally landed in a place that he’s excited to call home: Maine. A graduate of Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts program, with a formal background in classical French cuisine, Andy brings over 30 years of experience to Fin & Fern.
25 Seabreeze Avenue
Stonington, ME 04681
A nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the broad health of the Deer Isle – Stonington community.
Full service, open-to-the-public Golf and Tennis Country Club featuring beautiful, rolling 9-hole, fully-irrigated Deer Isle course, 3 har-tru clay outdoor tennis courts and attractive Clubhouse. Seasonal indoor and outdoor food and beverage service, clubhouse meeting space and special event catering. Affordable seasonal memberships available for Golf and/or Tennis.
A curated collection of locally-produced craft, fine art, textiles, gifts and all manner of curious, unique treasures.
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.
Buck’s Harbor Market, built c. 1905, started out as an ice cream parlor and soon transitioned to selling dry goods and groceries. It is the longest running retailer in Brooksville. We offer everything from a full-service deli–complete with imported cheeses–to the basics you need in your kitchen pantry. Our kitchen produces healthy, hearty, homemade soups, stews and chowders–and some of the tastiest sandwiches around!
We are located in the heart of beautiful Buck’s Harbor in South Brooksville, Maine– the small coastal town featured in Robert McCloskey’s classic book, “One Morning in Maine”. Open Year round!
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.
Restaurant and take out options located in the center of Blue Hill.
27 Water Street
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
My summer subject is the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula, where I often work as a painter-for-hire, interpreting people’s special places in oils and watercolors. In winter, working in my Portland studio, I paint still life and people and places glimpsed during days of summer painting. Whether out-of-doors or in my studio, my artistic concerns are the same: light against dark, pattern and repetition, and sumptuous, harmonious color.
Sedgwick studio is open seasonally, please check my website for hours and updates.
FARMERS MARKETS (July through Labor Day)
Summer at the Dan’s Flower Farm stand with a fresh supply of notecards, calendars, and small paintings.
Fridays: Stonington Community Center 10 am-noon
Saturdays: Blue Hill Fairgrounds 9:00 am-11:30 am
Surry Arts & Events at the Barn features a distinctive and iconic barn located on the Coast of Maine that has been renovated into a performance and events space. We feature a range of enriching performances in the areas of music, art, film, theater and more.
Provender Kitchen + Bar offers guests a welcoming combination of modern American fare along with a wide variety of local beer and craft cocktails.
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.
Quick service sandwich shop and deli. Proudly offering Boar’s Head® products.
162 Ellsworth Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614
We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.
Kennedy Services provides customized, savvy and reliable personal assistance services from Maine’s mid-coast to Mt Desert Island. When the to-do list keeps growing and the hours in the day seem to shrink, rely upon us to get everything crossed off and completed correctly, thoroughly and with integrity.
A café and grocery delivery service located at 5 Main Street in Blue Hill. On site we serve our full menu all day at the original Partridge Drug lunch counter. We offer coffee, espresso drinks, Bagel Central Bagels, sandwiches, Black Dinah chocolates, Pugnuts’ ice cream and homemade cookies & other treats. We also offer local delivery of curated meal packages and custom grocery shopping services. Please call for details.
A flower farm located on Route 15 in Orland, is the primary supplier of local blooms for Fairwinds Florist in Blue Hill. Though our focus is on cut flower production, they also supply fresh produce in season to various area businesses. Merz Barn Farm is also home to the Make Know Art Mural Project where in owners Corey Paradise and Cullen Schneider gather annually with family and friends to paint a mural on their barn.
The Blue Hill Fair is a true “Down to Earth” Country Fair. Always scheduled around Labor Day weekend, the fair boasts of some of the finest entertainment, attractions, and exhibits. Situated in the small coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, at 233 Ellsworth Road, the Fair draws thousands from all over the state to enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
Live or cooked Lobsters, fresh lobster rolls, crab rolls, clams, mussels, burgers, and fries with a view of the LDI Bridge.
Maine’s largest toy store has a second location in beautiful, downtown Blue Hill. We have toys, games, and more for all ages and abilities including STEM, science, puzzles, pretend play and developmental toys. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always there to help you find that perfect gift. Open year round and gift wrapping is always free.
Non-Profit Organization that brings Chamber Ensemble concerts to Blue Hill in the winter months.
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1991 to preserve Maine State Historic Site Fort Knox. Assumed complete management under contract with Maine DoT for Penobscot Narrows Observatory in 2007 and Dept Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in 2012. We perform major and minor restoration, preservation, conservation projects on the Fort and grounds as well as provide Interpretive History Tours, Gift Shop, Attendance Booth, Operations, Special Events and PNO Attendants from May 1st through Oct 31st. One FT year-round employee (director), 22 seasonal part-time employees and hundreds of volunteers annually.
Fogtown is Ellsworth’s first working brewery. Our diverse tap list includes barrel-aged sours fermented with locally foraged berries, stouts brewed with organic Maine oats, refreshing lagers brewed with heritage Maine malts, and IPAs made with fresh, whole cone Maine-grown Cascade hops, and whatever else we can dream up.
We are an Authorized Agent of U.S. Cellular providing wireless services and products on the U.S. Cellular network.
Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering programs of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented degree programs. The job placement rate for MMA graduates exceeds 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, Money Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.
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.
Annex Arts is a non-profit artist residency program located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Castine, Maine. We provide creative workspaces for artists and writers so that they can benefit from unfettered time and the opportunity to draw inspiration from our stunning village and coastal region. Annex Arts’ programming promotes the arts as a means to address the economic, cultural, and spiritual well-being of our community.
Providing quality supplies and expert advice to greater Blue Hill area pet owners.
A saltwater farm located in Brooksville specializing in both events and farm products. We raise primarily pork and run our barn and water front as an event/venue space. We have 50 acres of meadow and 50 acres of forested land.
David’s Folly Farm offers a rustic location for your wedding celebration that speaks of the beauty & bounty of the season following the cycles of life. Bring your Love + Romance into this Rustic Space, which is surrounded by fields with a path leading down to our cove. The barn symbolizes the labor of love, tradition, growth, self-reliance and a shelter, which also reflect the simple nature of the salty coast of Maine.
Surrounded by meadows and woods that roll down to the cove with mowed paths that will take you on various adventures. You will spy our pigs rooting through the fields and woods, to our chickens scratching through the soil, possibly our donkey meandering the fenced paths with his other four legged friends. We will do everything possible to make sure your celebration reflects your commitment, love, and values. Our space can be your canvas to express your visions, you have the option to use numerous props: vintage chairs & couches, side tables, sheep skins, jars for tea light candles……… that reflect your creativity and style.
Farm + Sea = Salty Love at David’s Folly Farm.
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.
Located in an iconic historic waterfront building in Stonington Village, this gallery features the unique artwork of Evelyn Kok. The gallery was her summer studio for 60 years. For sale are her original watercolors plus prints and greeting cards made from her images. In 2019 additional gallery space will be open on the lower level to offer more treasures.
Our vision is to create a vibrant, multi-use space where anyone can find opportunities for connecting with others, the arts, learning, real food, entertainment and good health.
The building has a big meeting room downstairs with an adjoining small kitchen and cafÃ©. A small co-working space is also being set up. The recently renovated second floor, opening in early 2018, will have a game / craft room and another large open room that can be used for activities such as yoga or meditation.
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
– archival preservation & storage
– educational outreach & programming
– historical house tours
– summer speaker series and events
3 Water Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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.
The Wilkeses, who have always been passionate about art, represent a select stable of contemporary Maine artists, including established artists, whose work can be found in major collections nationally, emerging artists, and estates. They view the gallery as a place where the conversation about Maine’s role in American art continues through a rotating schedule of solo and group exhibitions highlighting contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists living or working in Maine. They also host artists’ talks, special exhibitions, events, and guest speakers. In 2012, the Wilkeses began publishing a line of fine art books under the imprint Marshall Wilkes to celebrate and document Maine-inspired artists and art history. For more information on titles published by Marshall Wilkes visit marshallwilkes.com
Pugnuts – A coastal Maine experience – unique flavors and hospitality in our 19th century general store.
We use only premium ingredients in our Gelato and Ice Cream. Ice cream and flavorings are sourced locally in New England. Gelatos and Sorbets are made with imported Italian ingredients as well as naturally produced flavorings and colorings.
We rotate 12 flavors of Ice Cream, 10 flavors of Gelato and 2 Sorbets in our display cases in the Surry shop, and others are available on a daily basis.
Pugnuts offers a wide variety of Ice Cream and Gelato cakes for your special occasion. We always have a selection in our freezer case at our shop in Surry, and we are happy to make your cake to order with 24 hour’s notice. We can do virtually any flavor that we offer (excluding sorbets) although for the best effect we suggest you use single or combinations of single flavor ice creams rather than swirls or varigates.
Perry’s Lobster Shack is a small family owned and operated second generation seafood restaurant located in Surry Maine! Perry’s was originated in 1998 and has been a highly sought after restaurant ever since! We offer one of a kind views, service and food. Come enjoy our famous lobster rolls on our outside dock area. We can be reached by land or sea. If you join us for, lunch don’t be surprised if you see some of the Lobster men unloading their catch of the day. If dining on our beautiful pier doesn’t leave you enough time, that’s okay! We offer live or cooked items to go and now accept all major credit cards. Come say hello this summer and make sure you come with an empty stomach!
The SEED Barn is an art gallery, education center and community engagement space that serves as a foundation for SEED :: disperse. The mission of SEED :: disperse is to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory exploration and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds. Visitors to The SEED Barn are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.
Since 1997 ~ Exploring the world by water with customized Sea Kayak Ecotour Adventures. Trips Daily: 9-12, 1-4, 10-4, Overnight Trips and Stargazing & Bioluminescent Tours ~ Kayak Shop ~ Bike and SUP Rentals.
Sea Kayak in Castine, Maine’s beautiful, serene, island-speckled Penobscot Bay, connecting Mid Coast Maine and Downeast Maine and Acadia where time stands still but the water is alway moving. Castine Kayak offers customized sea kayaking tours and instructional clinics for beginners to experienced paddlers with top of the line equipment provided. We’re located right on the water at Eaton’s Wharf launching directly from our docks. Our Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides lead small, intimate groups on exciting naturalist ecotours, exploring marine sea life, geology and Castine’s rich historical past.
Join us after dark for a Bioluminescent tour with our unique “Floating Planetarium” and experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Bay under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Enjoy Maine the way life should be! Everyone Deserves a good paddle! Book yours today!
138 Ellsworth Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614
At THE ACTIVITY SHOP we rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a daily or weekly basis. We have both single and tandem kayaks and WE DELIVER (in most cases) . . . AT NO CHARGE!!!
All rentals include paddles and life jackets. Our fleet of over 100 kayaks, canoes and SUP’s are manufactured by Old Town Canoe Co., Current Designs and BIC. They are maintained to the highest standards for a fun, memorable, and safe vacation adventure.
Our Residents LOVE Living Here. . . We’re confident YOU will too.
Old Maps and Prints
Museum quality conservation framing, restoration of paintings and appraisals
Russian icons a speciality
Work shop on the premises
Our 52 nd year
Seasonal restaurant and catering for all occasions
137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 207 374 2811 tickets: 207 374 2203
Check the website for dates and venues for: Faculty Concerts,Young Artist Concerts and Master Classes and Outreach concerts all summer.
Virginia Sarsfield, a production hand paper maker since 1994 produces a wide variety of artist-grade papers drawing inspiration from the world around her. Bits of fibers from walks in the woods or along the sea often find their way into some of the papers. The result is a rich palette of handmade papers in many different shades and textures. The lampshades produced from her papers are one-of-a-kind and add unique luminosity to any lamp. Working closely with each client, we help match the size, shape, and paper of the lampshade with the designated lamp base to maximize the beauty and functionality of each finished piece.
Stop by the gallery to view our wide variety of lampshades and artist-grade papers, or to have a custom lampshade made for that special lamp.
Don’t forget to check the other artists featured at the Gallery:
James Dodds, Maritime Linocuts
Hillary Hutton, Weaver
Jim Webb, Clay Artist
Lou Charlett, Woodworker
Welcome to Owl Furniture.
We are an ergonomic furniture company and our workshop is located in the scenic coastal town of Stonington, Maine. Using innovative design and skilled craftsmanship we create ergonomic furniture that is designed for sitting and standing to meet a healthy lifestyle. Geoff also creates custom design furniture. Please contact us at email@example.com.
We continue to hear from happy customers who use their Owl stools daily and report postural improvement and relief from discomfort they thought was with them for good! Check out their testimonials on our website: owlfurniture.com
The Castine Historical Society, located in the Abbott School and Samuel P. Grindle House on the town common, serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. Our permanent and temporary exhibitions on the history of Castine, lectures, house and garden tours and historic reenactments occur from early June through Columbus Day.