2020 ARE A GUIDE
BLUE HILL | BROOKLIN | BROOKSVILLE | CASTINE PENOBSCOT | SEDGWICK | SURRY | DEER ISLE & STONINGTON
• Down home cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner • House-roasted coffee beans and full espresso bar • Craft beers, ciders and wines • Indoor and outdoor seating in historic, downtown Blue Hill
207-374-5550 • www.SandysBlueHillCafe.com • 40 Main Street, Blue Hill
Community Based Land Conservation Serving the Blue Hill Peninsula Blue Hill ● Brooklin ● Brooksville ● Castine ● Penobscot ● Sedgwick ● Surry
Over 10,000 Acres of Conserved Land!
25+ Hiking Trails Across the Peninsula—Protected Farmland—Public Water Access to Swim, Boat & Fish!
Group Hikes—Walks & Talks—Workshops—Farm Tours & More! Stop by our Office for a Schedule of Events
Discover the Magical Places on the Peninsula! 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd., Blue Hill * (207)374-5118 * bluehillheritagetrust.org
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The Blue Hill Peninsula encompasses the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry. Blue Hill is the largest town, and is the region’s service center. Along with Penobscot, Blue Hill is the gateway to the rest of the Peninsula, and to Deer Isle and Stonington. The landscape here is marked by sweeping views of blueberry barrens and the sea. Tucked in among the ridges, valleys and the jagged coastline, you’ll find adventure of all kinds, from a day on the water and an evening of live music to a solitary morning walk and an afternoon of gallery tours and shopping. You’ll find our communities to be diverse, independent yet interconnected. Anywhere on the Peninsula, you may strike up a conversation with a lobsterman, boatbuilder or sailor who knows these waters like the back of their hand. You will find locally sourced food and highly skilled craftspeople and artists in every town and village in our region. And anywhere you go from Stonington to Penobscot, you’ll find evidence of the resourcefulness, dry wit and creativity that has defined our region’s culture for centuries. This region was home to the Wabanaki People before the arrival of Captain Joseph Wood and John Roundy in 1762. The early economy centered around ship building and quarrying. Lumbering, lobstering, fishing and farming have played an important role in our economy and culture since the earliest days. By the late 1800’s the region had become a summer destination. Today, many of these industries coexist with a thriving art, music and food scene to create this unique place called The Blue Hill Peninsula. Welcome. We’re so glad you came!
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DRIVING: From points south: FollowI-95N to Exit 44 in South Portland. Merge onto I-295 in Portland. Take Exit 113 in Augusta onto US-3, going east towards Belfast. Continue on US-3 to Bucksport. Follow US-3 and ME-15 to Blue Hill. Or: Follow I-95 to Exit 28 in Brunswick. Follow US-1 along the coast to Bucksport and US-15 to Blue Hill. From points north: Follow I-95S to Exit 182A in Bangor. Merge onto I-395E/ME-15 towards US-1.Take Exit 4 onto ME-15S/ME-9E towards Brewer. Follow ME-15 into Blue Hill.
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Bangor International Airport (BGR) 36 miles from the Blue Hill Peninsula Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) 22 miles from Blue Hill Portland International Jetport (PWM) 140 miles from Blue Hill
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TOC Welcome.................................... 4
The Arts................................... 28
Area Map................................. 30
Music & Theatre...................... 32
Farm to Table.......................... 14
Destination Celebrations........ 35
Town Info................................. 36-40
On the Water............................ 22
Towns & Services..................... 44
Open-Air Arts Initiative........... 26
Membership Directory............. 46
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MAINE MADE USTough HEALTHCARE AS STRONG AS YOU ARE. Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital is part of a statewide healthcare system that is making care more accessible and personalized for the people of Maine. Whether youâ€™re here year round or seasonally, the right care is close by. Visit MaineMadeUs.com
The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to a wealth of historical societies and museums whose treasures tell many rich and varied stories. What better way to learn what makes a town special then a visit to the historical society or town museum? Each is lovingly cared for and presented by members of the community who are eager to share with you, so why not take the time to visit, learn and be inspired. And with everyone’s new interest in “finding our roots,” a visit to a historical society or museum may be just what you need to discover that long lost relative!
BLUE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT THE HOLT HOUSE ON WATER ST. The Holt House (1815), and the carriage house, contain collections of antiques and artifacts, as well as archives, that tell the stories of Blue Hill families. A tour includes working tools and toys, costumes and carriages, glimpses of life during two centuries. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.from July 5 – Labor Day.
BROOKSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, RTE. 176 ON BROOKSVILLE CORNER The collection at this historical society includes marine artifacts, blacksmithing and farming tools, along with genealogical information. Additional geneology resources, such as cemetery and vital records compilations are also housed on site. Hours: Wednesday and Sunday 1-4pm, July and August.
CASTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT 17 SCHOOL ST., IN CASTINE Located in the 1859 Abbott School and 1850 Samuel P. Grindle House on Castine’s historic and picturesque town common, the Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. Through its seasonal, permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, and historic reenactments, the Historical Society reveals the historic treasures and stories still present throughout the town. 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.
WILSON MUSEUM AT 120 PERKINS ST., IN CASTINE Be prepared for a tour through time and cultures as you enter the Wilson Museum Campus, a series of buildings begun in 1921 by geologist Dr. John Howard Wilson to house collections gathered around the world and close to home. Here you will see rocks and fossils from the earliest geologic times and will follow humankind’s advances in tool-making from pre-history through Castine’s rich local history. You can wend your way across continents
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and among indigenous cultures through displays from Africa, the Americas and Bali, to name just a few.
WOODLAWN MUSEUM, GARDENS & PARK, RTE. 172, IN ELLSWORTH Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for the Black House, its historic house museum, community and formal gardens, and its public park with walking trails. Visitors can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more.
FORT KNOX HISTORIC SITE, 740 FORT KNOX RD, PROSPECT, MAINE Located on the west bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine, in an area known as the Penobscot Narrows, Fort Knox is one of the best-preserved military fortifications on the New England seacoast. The fort has many unique architectural features, as well as a rich history behind its walls. During the country’s infancy, Maine was repeatedly involved in northeast border disputes with British Canada. In fact, the area between Castine and the rich lumber city of Bangor was invaded and occupied by the British during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River Valley against a possible future British naval incursion.
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LODGING & RENTALS BALSAM COVE CAMPGROUND 286 Back Ridge Rd. Orland, ME 04472 T 207-469-7771 balsamcove.com BARNCASTLE HOTEL & RESTAUR ANT 125 South St. P.O. Box 1510 Blue Hill, ME 04614 T 207-374-2300 barncastlehotel.com BLUE HILL BAY PROPERTY RENTALS P.O. Box 1261 Blue Hill, ME 04614 T 207-412-8184 bluehillbayrentals.com THE BLUE HILL INN 40 Union St. P.O. Box 403 Blue Hill, ME 04614 T 207-374-2844 bluehillinn.com BROOKLIN INN 22 Reach Rd . Brooklin, ME 04616 T 207-359-2777 thebrooklininn.com CASTINE INN 33 Main St. Castine, ME 04431 T 207-326-4365 castineinn.com
DREAMING OF MAINE 38 & 44 Oakland House Rd. Brooksville, ME 04617 T 207-359-4645 rusticmainecottages.com HIR AM BLAKE CAMP 2200 Weir Cove Rd. Harborside, ME 04642 T 207-326-4951 hiramblake.com INN ON THE HARBOR 45 Main St. P.O. Box 69 Stonington, ME 04681 T 207-367-2420 or 800-942-2420 innontheharbor.com THE LOOKOUT INN & RESTAUR ANT 455 Flye Point Rd. Brooklin, ME 04616 T 207-359-2188 thelookoutinn.biz MAINE VACATION RENTALS, INC. P.O. Box 374 Blue Hill, ME 04614 T 207-374-2444 MaineVacationRentals Online.com
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OAKLAND HOUSE COTTAGES BY THE SEA 435 Herrick Rd. Brooksville, ME 04617 T 207-359-8521 oaklandhouse.com OCEANFRONT CAMPING @ REACH KNOLLS 666 Reach Rd. Brooklin, ME 04616 T 207-359-5555 reachknolls.com PENINSULA PROPERTY RENTALS 54 Main St. P.O. Box 611 Blue Hill, ME 04614 T 207-374-2428 peninsulapropertyrentals.com PENTAGOET INN 26 Main St. P.O. Box 4 Castine, ME 04421 T 207-326-8616 pentagoet.com PILGRIM’S INN 20 Main St. P.O. Box 69 Deer Isle, ME 04627 T 207-348-6615 pilgrimsinn.com
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A Historic Seaside Resort on Penobscot Bay Specializing in picture-perfect Maine getaways for serenity seekers and adventurers alike
The Oakland House is a resort colony of vintage cottages, a communal guest house and 175-year old inn on 60 acres on Eggemoggin Reach, overlooking picturesque Pumpkin Island to the right and the iconic Deer Isle to the left. We offer a restorative haven for guests in search of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, hikes to gorgeous overlooks, cozy nights by the fireplace and silence disturbed only by the call of loons in the nighttime. We’re also ideal for restless nature-lovers who come to paddle, hike, bike, fish, sail and explore Acadia National Park. Or play tennis, waterski, ride a horse and climb a rock-face.
The freshly renovated 175-year old inn has a bright and airy porch-like dining room that overlooks the gardens and lawn sloping down to the shore. Our farm-to-table dinners are offered six days a week to guests and the public alike. Expect simple downeast meals featuring local seafood, aged steaks, daily specials and the all-important lobster! Ask about catering for special events on-site including reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings
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FARM TO TABLE The state of Maine has over 1.4 million acres in farmland (about 8,200 farms), 60% of which are held in small farms of less than 100 acres. Maine now ranks first in agricultural sales, in no small part due to the thriving network of farmers markets, farm stands, and to farm-to-table restaurants. Agricultural production on the Peninsula embodies the interdependence of culture, food and a healthy economy. This Peninsula is home to roughly 40 farms. They are all small family-run farms, committed to the land and to producing high quality produce, dairy and meat products. Farmers here produce year-round, despite our notorious winters. With a farmers market in every town, you’ll find farm stands all around the peninsula and you can even buy from the on-line farmers market FarmDrop, or can have a care package of locally produced goods delivered to you from Peninsula Provisions. Farm-to-table dining offers the finest collaboration between the regions talented chefs and its dedicated farmers. Across the Peninsula, chefs work with local food producers to deliver the finest dining experience - they can tell you where your steak or oyster was raised, what type of heirloom tomato you’ve been served and why the local cream makes the best flan. The peninsula’s farmers markets are homegrown, community driven markets offering a changing mix of farm products, including produce, meat, dairy and eggs. Local coffee roasters, tea producers, the local saltworks, beekeepers, bakers, fishermen & women, and craftspeople are also well-represented. Each farmers market reflects the nature of its town, and each trip to the market is a unique experience.
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WINTER MARKET IN BLUE HILL Mainescape Garden Center, Mid-October to mid-May, Saturdays 9:30-noon Enjoy hot coffee, cocoa and fresh baked goods in the greenhouse. Fresh vegetables, dairy, lamb, pork, maple syrup and a rotating mix of fine crafts. For more information: (207) 266.6512
BLUE HILL FARMERS MARKET Blue Hill Fairgrounds.* May 23-October 3, 9:30am-11:30am A classic summer farmers market with everything you’d expect! Produce, meat, dairy, flowers, bread and more. *Congo Church on Saturdays, August 29-September 19
BROOKLIN FARMERS MARKET Next to the Brooklin Public Library Late May – Mid Oct., Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm This one offers a lively mix of products in the center of town.
BROOKSVILLE FARMERS MARKET Community Center in Buck’s Harbor Thursdays, 9:30am – Noon, May-Sept. A small-town summer market featuring plants, eggs, specialty salt, and local crafts.
DEER ISLE VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET Old school parking lot, Early June through September Stop by for peaches, tea, smoked fish, along with local produce and crafts.
BACKSTAGE FARM 1361 Pleasant Street Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207)374-5057
HORSEPOWER FARM 90 Horsepower Farm Road Penobscot, ME 04476 (207)374-5273
DEER ISLE NIGHT MARKET 11 Main St, Deer Isle SeasonalTuesdays 4-6pm
STONINGTON FARMERS MARKET Island Community Center, School St. Mid-May through mid-October Fridays 10-noon A rain or shine market offering local produce, cheeses, seafood, and fine crafts. The market is dog-friendly, but pets must be leashed. FMI, visit stoningtonfarmersmarket.com
CASTINE FARMERS MARKET Town Common, Mid-June through September Thursdays 9-11:30am Take a stroll through Castine’s historic streets and stop by for fresh fish and produce as well as some fine jewelry.
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PHONE (AREA CODE 207)
44 North Coffee
7 Main St.
300 Goose Cove Road
33 Main St.
125 South St.
Blue Hill Coop & Café
4 Ellsworth Rd.
13 E. Blue Hill Rd.
22 Reach Rd
103 Main St.
33 Main St
DeepWater Brew Pub
33 Tenney Hill
16 South St.
El El Frijoles
41 Caterpillar Hill Rd.
Fogtown Brewing Co.
25 Pine St.
Inn on the Harbor
45 Main St.
LDI Lobster Dock & Dine
202 Little Deer Isle Rd.
Lookout Inn & Restaurant
455 FLye Point Rd.
Nervous Nellie’s Jams & Jellies
578 Sunshine Rd.
26 Main St.
5 Main St.
Perry’s Lobster Shack
1076 Newbury Neck Rd
Pugnuts Ice Cream Shop
1276 Rte 172
Sandy’s Blue Hill Café
40 Main St
8 Mill St
Strong Brewing Company
7 Rope Ferry Rd
The Thurston Co.
66 Main St
1452 Coastal Rd
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Seasonal restaurants are typically open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Please call ahead for specific information, including menu changes and daily hours of operation. SERVING
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DEEPWATER BREW PUB
Fantastic Pub Fare & Locally Handcrafted Brews
Tenney Hill • Blue Hill • 207-374-2441
Weds. thru Sat.
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A visit to the Blue Hill Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our local boutiques, gift shops, galleries, artisans, specialty foods, and all the wonderful shops that showcase the talent and creativity of this unique part of the world. Begin your shopping adventure in Blue Hill and tour the peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington.
• MAE LLC, 49 Main St, Blue Hill
• Blue Hill Farmer’s Market (Saturday mornings), Blue Hill Fairgrounds, Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill
• Out on a Whimsy Toy Store, 50 Main St., Blue Hill
• Bird Song, at Pentagoet Inn, 26 Main St, Castine • Compass Rose Books, 3 Main St., Castine • Dan’s Flower Farm, 8 Flower Farm Lane, Sedgwick • Fairwinds Florist and Peninsula Provisions, 5 Main St, Blue Hill • Island Approaches, 50 N Main St, Stonington • Leaf and Anna, LLC, 12 Reach Rd, Brooklin
• Mainescape Garden Shop, 48 South St, Blue Hill • Merrill Furniture, 176 High St, Ellsworth • Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle
• Pet Provisions, 3 Main St., Blue Hill • PCT Communications, 28 South St, , Blue Hill • Stanley Subaru, 22 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton • Sleigh Bell Shop, 733 Falls Bridge Rd., Blue Hill • Tradewinds Markets, 15 South St, Blue Hill • Turn Style Thrift Shop, 23 South St, , Blue Hill
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Body Focused Designs
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K I N G M A N G A L L E RY Maine Fine Art Photography Featuring Over 15 Photographers 117 Center District Crossroad Deer Isle, Maine 04627
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ON THE WATER
From its earliest days, the sea has defined the Blue Hill Peninsula and neighboring islands as a center for boat building, coastal trading, sailing, fishing and recreation. The Peninsula’s many harbors and inlets are busy with lobster boats, recreational powerboats, sailboats of all sizes and types, as well as other small craft including kayaks and row boats.
PUBLIC LANDINGS: Blue Hill - Public Wharf downtown, high tide access only (no permit) Blue Hill Harbormaster: Dennis Robertson (207) 374-5561 Brooksville Harbormaster: Sarah Cox (207) 326-9638 Brooklin Landings: The Town of Brooklin maintains three public landings. Call the Town Office for more information (207)-359-8394. Castine - all tide access downtown with access to shops, restaurants and businesses. Castine town dock on-duty cell phone: (207) 266-7711 or Channels 09 & 16. Dock attendant on-duty daily 8 AM -5 PM from July 1 - Labor Day East Blue Hill - East Blue Hill Village Improvement Association Boat Ramp (permit required): www.eastbluehillmaine.org Sedgwick and Brooksville share a public fresh water landing at Walker’s Pond, off of Rte 15/175 (on Cooper Farm Rd.) in Sedgwick. South Blue Hill - Public Wharf , all tides access (no permit)
Peninsula Provisions carefree provisioning for your activities on the water, grocery delivery, and gifted gourmet. 5 Main Street, Blue Hill Online @ peninsulaprovisions.com 374-2228, 619-4YUM The Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association (KSEA) - a non-profit sailing school serving Blue Hill and the surrounding region. (207) 374-5505 or kycbluehill.com. Nichols Day Camp, a summer camp on Walker’s Pond offering swimming, sailing, canoeing for children ages 5 to 15. office (207) 374-5862 or the June-Aug camp office (207) 359-4900 The Activity Shop in Blue Hill rents recreational kayaks (single and tandem), canoes, paddleboards and bikes. Equipment delivery at no charge. (207) 374-3600 Castine Kayak Adventures in Castine offers daily summer kayak tours, intermediate, overnight and international tours, as well as a range of clinics, including beginner to advanced courses, roll clinics and sea kayak guide training. Kayak and bike rentals also available. (207) 866-3506 Blue Hill Heritage Trust & Maine Coast Heritage Trust have several public water access points across the peninsula and on Deer Isle.
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Discovery WHARF Visit our FREE education center located on the working waterfront. Immerse yourself in all things fisheries with
our marine touch tank, virtual reality exhibit, and MORE!
For hours and information visit:
13 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, ME 04681
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Your Destination for Living Well since 1977 South Street
An experience to last a lifetime! One- and two-week courses in boatbuilding, boat design, boat repair & restoration, “build your own boat”, model making, woodworking, metalworking, marine engine maintenance, rigging, sailing, kayaking, marine photography, watercolors and lots more. • • • •
64-acre saltwater campus comfortable accommodations, great meals, campground, & moorings private housing available upon request visitors welcome
School Box 78, Brooklin, ME 04616 • www.thewoodenboatschool.com • 207-359-4651
Isle au Haut Boat Services 27 Seabreeze Ave., Stonington Maine 04681
207-367-5193 www.isleauhaut.com Sightseeing/Lobster Cruises Acadia National Park at Duck Harbor Lighthouse Tours Pufﬁn Trips Year-Round Service to Isle au Haut
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The Open-Air Arts Initiative is a collaboration between the
Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Gallery,between and thethe SEED Barn The Open-Air ArtsCynthia InitiativeWinings is a collaboration
Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Cynthia Winings Gallery, and the SEED Barn Its mission is to use nature to inspire creativity in the young people who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
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Open To All School Aged Children!
All submitted work will be displayed and celebrated at an art show in the next year, and some pieces will appear in publications around the Blue Hill Peninsula!
Open To All School Aged Children!
Artwork by: Claire Danielson, Thatcher Holderby, Corwin Allen, Adie Allen, Casey Radcliff
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The Blue Hill Peninsula is rich with artistic culture and creativity. Immerse yourself in the beauty of gallery visits, musical and theater experiences and creativity of all kinds.
BLUE HILL: ArtBox 5 Main St., Blue Hill Blue Hill Bay Gallery 11 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill Cynthia Winnings Gallery 24 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill Handworks Gallery 48 Main St., Blue Hill Jud Hartmann Gallery 79 Main St., Blue Hill
Kingman Gallery 117 Center District Yd., Deer Isle Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies 598 Sunshine Rd., Deer Isle
STONINGTON: Owl Stool – Geoffrey Warner Studio 43 N. Main St., Stonington The Art of Evelyn Kok 23 Main St., Stonington
Liros Gallery 14 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill
Adam Gallery 140 Battle Ave., Castine
The SEED Barn 53 Falls Bridge Rd, Blue Hill
BROOKLIN: Handmade Papers Gallery 113 Reach Rd., Brooklin
DEER ISLE: Deer Isle Arts Association 15 Main St., Deer Isle Haystack Mountain School of Crafts 89 Haystack School Dr., Deer Isle
8 Water St., Castine Highlands Woodturning 862 Castine Rd, Castine
ELLSWORTH: Courthouse Gallery 6 Court St., Ellsworth
BAR HARBOR: ArtWaves MDI 1345A state Highway 102, Bar Harbor Peninsula Potters peninsulapotters.com
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MUSIC & THEATRE BAGADUCE CHOR ALE
BLUE HILL CONCERT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1974, the Bagaduce Chorale is an auditioned chorus of 80 to 90 singers. The Chorale performs both classical and contemporary choral works in concerts featuring keyboard accompaniment and musical ensembles. Performances are at the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill and at Ellsworth High School in December and early May. For more information visit www.bagaducechoral.org
The Blue Hill Concert Association enriches the cultural life of the Blue Hill Peninsula by offering a series of high quality, professional chamber music concerts during the winter season. Musicians from around the globe are invited to perform a wide range of chamber music, providing a diversity of listening pleasure. Visit www.bluehillconcertassociation.org
The Cannery at South Penobscot, located just off of a quintessential Maine coast tidal inlet and housed in a former canning factory straddling the Winslow Stream, presents contemporary experimental art with a focus on sound, music, performance, and the word. See the events calendar for a listing of events or visit www.cannerysouthpenobscot.org.
Invites you to attend a series of spring and summer concerts of music taken from their rich and diverse music collection, as well as the traditional Blue Hill Pops Concert on July 3 at George Stevens Academy. Visit www. bagaducemusic.org for more information.
BLUE HILL BACH Blue Hill Bach was founded in 2011 to bring Baroque music for voice and period instruments to coastal Downeast Maine. Blue Hill Bach offers year-round activities, including a three-day summer festival, a performance of Handel’s Messiah each December, a spring celebration of Bach’s birthday, and outreach programs that deepen understanding of Baroque music. See the Events and Festival Calendars for performance information or visit www.bluehillbach.org.
THE CANNERY AT SOUTH PENOBSCOT
KNEISEL HALL Kneisel Hall, known as “the cradle of chamber music in America,” has provided musicians with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the chamber repertoire since 1902, realizing founder Franz Kneisel’s vision for over 100 years. Visit www.keneisel.org for festival and other performance information.
NEW SURRY THEATRE New Surry Theatre’s mission is to inspire, entertain and engage the community through live theatrical productions and theater arts education. NST’s 2018-2019 season marks twelve years in the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. Four or five season plays are produced year-round as well as staged readings, two sessions of the Performing Arts School, a theater intensives, and a summer musical theater camp. Visit
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www.newsurrytheatre.org and the Events Calendar for performance dates and times.
PENINSULA METAMORPHIC ARTS AND LEARNING PMAL is a transformative resource for the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond, fostering creative, academic, and leadership growth. PMAL offers consulting, workshops, and individual learning opportunities, as well as space to showcase work for public view through performances, previews, and entrepreneurial enterprises. Visit www. peninsulametamorphic.com
WORD: A LITER ARY ARTS FESTIVAL Word is an annual literary arts festival that fosters and celebrates the community of readers and writers on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The festival is held on the third weekend in October each year. For more information visit www.wordfestival.org.
BAGADUCE MUSIC presents FROM OUR COLLECTION Please join us for our 2020-2021 Season of From Our Collection!
FALL 2020 includes Worksongs Week, The Gawler Family Band & The Lavender Blues WINTER 2020/2021 includes the Baroque Orchestra of Maine & The Friggin’ February Fiddle Festival
SPRING 2021 includes Anna Dembska’s Choral Concert, The Wholesale Klezmer Band & Shaker Music from Maine
SUMMER 2021 includes Melodies of Old Broadway with John McVeigh, Maia Aprahamian’s Music for Children & The Hartford Symphony’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth Stay tuned for speciﬁc dates and for more wonderful programs featuring music from our vast collection!
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Hold your next big event here on the Blue Hill Peninsula and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether your event calls for a rustic setting or for a classic, formal setting; whether youâ€™re looking for a casual summer event on the water or a formal rehearsal dinner, the Peninsula boasts an outstanding array of venues, caterers, florists and event planning services.
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BLUE HILL Nestled between Blue Hill Mountain and the protective arm of Blue Hill
Bay lies the town of Blue Hill. In 1762, the town’s founders sailed up the bay, disembarked at Mill Island near the reversing falls and built their homes there. Incorporated in 1789, Blue Hill first made a name for itself as a shipbuilding and lumber center, it’s sawmills and craftspeople turning out brigs and schooners, masts, cordwood and shingles. Granite from Blue Hill was prized for its high quality and made its way to such notable buildings as the US Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge. By the mid-1800’s, the town became a summer destination. Today, Blue Hill is rich with artists and craftspeople, excellent food, gracious lodging, art galleries and small shops. Blue Hill welcomes visitors and residents alike to hike its forests and to canoe, kayak and sail its waters. As a service center, the community offers excellent public and private schools, a library that has been the cornerstone of intellectual and social activity in town since its founding in 1796, and a full-service hospital. Blue Hill offers community events such as the traditional blueberry pancake breakfast at the Congregational Church, a summer concert series featuring the steel drum band “Flash! in The Pans,” classical music at Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill Bach and choral music by the Bagaduce Chorale. The Memorial Day Parade, the famous Blue Hill Fair, and both a winter and summer farmers market are just some of the social, recreational and musical events Blue Hill has to offer.
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BROOKLIN A small, lively town at the southern
end of the Peninsula, Brooklin was initially settled as part of the town of Sedgwick. Brooklin was incorporated independently in 1849. With miles of beautiful shoreline come the town’s chief industries fishing and boatbuilding. The town is world-famous for its boatbuilding history and is home to The Brooklin Boat Yard, The WoodenBoat School and WoodenBoat Magazine, along with many smaller builders and design shops. Brooklin offers a charming town center with a beautiful library, small shops, galleries, groceries and provisions. Along its winding roads, travelers will catch stunning glimpses of the Benjamin River and the Eggemoggin Reach. Brooklin hosts several wellknown events each year, including the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta and a magnificent 4th of July parade.
BROOKSVILLE The town of Brooksville dates
back to the early 1800’s. It encompasses the villages of: Harborside on Cape Rosier (also known simply as “the Cape”); South Brooksville - home to Buck’s Harbor Market, and the white steepled church made famous by Robert McCloskey’s illustrations; North and South Brooksville; and Brooksville Corner. Brooksville’s rolling fields and woodlands, it’s coves and harbors and its seat at the mouth of the Bagaduce River make it a popular destination for boating, kayaking, hiking and for simply getting away from it all. Shell fishing, aquaculture and farming are staples of the town’s economy. Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park on Cape Rosier offers 7.5 miles of oceanfront and woodland hiking, diverse ecosystems, and beach access. The Park is maintained by The Friends of Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and can be accessed from the Cape Rosier Rd. For more information, including park maps, visit www.friendsofholbrook.org.
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CASTINE Settled in 1604, the historic town of Castine is one of the oldest in the nation and the only town on the Peninsula to have been occupied at various times by the French, the Dutch and the English. Its strategic location at the mouth of the Penobscot River estuary, along with such colorful figures as Paul Revere and the Baron de St. Castin, made the town a notable trading and maritime center, and a prominent player in the fight for American independence. Today, Castine offers walking tours of its historic buildings, including three forts and Dyce’s Head Lighthouse. It is home to Maine Maritime Academy, and it’s downtown offers a wonderful mix of architectural gems, gracious hospitality and fine dining. Shops and galleries dot the hilly streets leading down to the waterfront.
Summer season in Castine offers something for everyone. Our 4th of July celebration includes a parade, firetruck rides, hot dogs, watermelon and a variety of children events on Town Common- a real “slice of Americana!” The day ends with an amazing fireworks display over our historic harbor. On July 14th we celebrate our French heritage with Bastille Day lectures, cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly events on Town Common and our Picnic en Blanc with hundreds, dressed in white, seated at a common table. Our Plein Air Festival, July 19-21, 2018, attracts artists from away and culminates in an Exhibition and Art Sale. And all summer long, the Castine Yacht Club hosts races on Penobscot Bay, in a variety of classes, including the Camden to Castine Classic Yacht Race on August 2nd. Throughout the summer, events and lectures are hosted by the Wilson Museum, Castine Historical Society and our Witherle Library where parents and children alike learn of our rich and storied history from events like Revolutionary and Civil War encampments/reenactments.
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DEER-ISLE & STONINGTON
Reachable by bridge, Deer Isle still retains the flavor of New England life in the 1950’s: rural, neighborly, and safe. A cluster of small communities with almost 3,000 residents comprise the year-round population. Lobstering is the mainstay of the economy although the diversity of the Island’s businesses draws many visitors from off Island. Granite is still quarried here. Internationally renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has brought a plethora of artists and artisans to the Island, many of whom have chosen to live here permanently. Galleries and studios dot the island. We have two performing arts facilities – the Stonington Opera House and the Reach Performing Arts Center. The Opera House provides numerous productions throughout the year. The schools, churches and community organizations on Deer Isle play a central role in bringing the community together. Public suppers, festivals, craft fairs, boat races, school sports events and workshops all contribute to a strong sense of community and island pride. A wide variety of accommodations are available from inns to campgrounds. Restaurants, coffee bars, antique shops, libraries, gift shops, book stores and galleries all offer a rich selection of places to visit, to browse and, of course, to Buy Local. The Island Heritage Trust and the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society provide glimpses into the history of the people who first inhabited the Island. They are not to be missed. Deer Isle is a paradise for photographers, birders, boaters, artists, naturalists and anyone who loves the outdoors. We are fortunate to have twelve very diverse nature preserves, many donated by generous residents. Several other conservancies are located on neighboring islands, including Acadia with park land on Isle au Haut. The mixture of sprucecovered islands, quiet coves, granite outcroppings, fields of lupine, windjammers, glistening waters and pristine winter snow make a visit to Deer Isle, at any time of year, an enriching experience.
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PENOBSCOT The small, quiet town of
Penobscot was one of the earliest settlements on the Peninsula. It’s interior marshes, ponds and the Northern Bay are popular destinations for birding, leisure fishing, kayaking and boating. Incorporated in 1787, the town remains a treasure trove of the region’s history. The Penobscot Historical Society hosts a much-loved pig roast during the height of the summer.
The town of Sedgwick was incorporated in 1798 and named after Major General Robert Sedgwick who ousted the French from neighboring Castine. The township’s boundaries diminished as land was taken to form the neighboring towns of Brooksville and Brooklin in the early 1800’s. Early settlers found the land more suitable to grazing, quarrying and logging, due to the long, rocky ridge that runs between the Bagaduce river and Salt Pond. Blueberry barrens dot the landscape, offering scenic views, most notably Caterpillar Hill. The town’s coastline stretches along the shores of the Eggemoggin Reach, separating the Peninsula from Deer Isle. The mouth of the Benjamin River offers sailors and other boaters a quiet cove, and village of Sargentville is the gateway to Deer Isle.
Nestled between Ellsworth and Blue Hill, the town of Surry is a beautiful small town that touches Patten Pond, Toddy Pond, and the Union River Bay. Home to the Carter Nature Preserve, Surry is a perfect place to kayak, swim or enjoy nature close up. You can catch breathtaking views of the mountains of Acadia National Park. It is close to many of the area’s attractions, yet still quiet.
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The Blue Hill Peninsula is rich with opportunities to explore and enjoy the wonderful landscape of Coastal Maine. Local land trusts, along with state and municipal lands make the Blue Hill Peninsula the ideal location for immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Maine. From the shore, to the forest, to mountain tops, there are several public trails, preserves and beaches available to the community and visitors alike. Plentiful opportunities for hiking, kayaking, boating, birding, picking wild blueberries and enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities. Stop by the Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill or visit www.bluehillheritagetrust.org for information about trails and events.
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TOWNS & SERVICES BLUE HILL TOWN OFFICE: 18 Union St, PO Box 412, Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207)374-2281 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.townofbluehillmaine.org Monday-Friday 8am-4pm BROOKLIN TOWN OFFICE: 23 Bay Rd, PO Box 219, Brooklin, ME 04616 (207)359-8394 email: www.brooklinmaine.com Town Clerk Tuesday & Thursday 7-11am and 1-5pm, Selectmen Tuesday 1-5pm and Thursday 2-4pm BROOKSVILLE TOWN OFFICE: One Town House Rd, Brooksville, ME 04617 (207)326-4518 email: email@example.com www.brooksvillemaine.org Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-2pm, Thursday nights 6-8pm
SEDGWICK TOWN OFFICE: 719 N Sedgwick Rd, PO Box 40, Sedgwick, ME 04676 (207)359-2275 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. sedgwickmaine.org Town Clerk Wednesday 1-6pm, Thursday 1-7pm. Other times by chance or by appointment. SURRY TOWN OFFICE: 741 North Bend Rd, PO Box 147, Surry, ME 04684 (207)667-5912 email town clerk: email@example.com www.surry.govoffice.com Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-4pm TOWN OF STONINGTON: 32 Main St PO Box 9, Stonington, ME 04681 (207)367-2351 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stoningtonmaine.org Monday-Friday 8-4
CASTINE TOWN OFFICE: Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, PO Box 204, Castine, ME 04421 (207)326-4502 email: email@example.com www.castine.me.us Monday-Friday 8am-3:30pm DEER ISLE TOWN OFFICE: 70 Church St, PO Box 46, Deer Isle, ME 04627 (207)348-6060 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.townofdeerisle.org Town Clerk Monday-Wednesday & Friday 9am-12pm, Thursday 4-7pm PENOBSCOT TOWN OFFICE: One Southern Bay Rd, PO Box 4, Penobscot, ME 04476 (207)326-4364 www.penobscot-maine.com Town Clerk Tuesday 4-8pm & Wednesday 12-4pm
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DIRECTORY ARCHITECTS Elliott & Elliott Architecture 86 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)374 -2566 www.eearch.com Bruno Architecture 36 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)374-5574 www.brunoarch.com
ARTS Adam Gallery 140 Battle St., Castine (207)326-7123 http://www.adamgalleryonline.com Annex Arts 8 Water St., Castine (207)266-9621 www.annexarts.org/ ArtWaves MDI 1345 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor www.artwavesmdi.org Blue Hill Bay Gallery 11 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill (207)374-5773 www.bluehillbaygallery.com Courthouse Gallery 6 Court St, Ellsworth (207)667-6611 www.courthousegallery.com Cynthia Winings Gallery 24 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill (917)204-4001 www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com Deer Isle Artists Association 15 Main Street, Deer Isle (207)348-2330 www.deerisleartists.com
Handmade Papers Gallery 113 Reach Road, Brooklin (207)359-8345 www.handmadepapersonline.com Handworks Gallery 48 Main Street, Blue Hill (207) 374-5613 www.handworksgallery.org Haystack Mountain School of Crafts 89 Haystack School Dr., Deer Isle (207)348-2306 www.haystack-mtn.org Highlands Woodturning & Engraving 862 Castine Rd, Castine (207)951-5086 www.highlandswoodturning.com Jud Hartmann Gallery 79 Main St, Blue Hill (207)461-5307 www.judhartmanngallery.com Kingman Gallery 117 Center District Yd, Deer Isle (207)712-7014 www.kingmangallery.com Liros Gallery 14 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill (207) 375-5370 www.lirosgallery.com Owl Furniture, A Wing of Geoffrey Warner Studio 43 N Main Rd, Stonington (207) 367-6555 www.owlstools.com Peninsula Potters 138 Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill (207)359-2320 www.peninsulapotters.com
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The Art of Evelyn Kok 23 Main Street, Stonington (207)266-3711 www.theartofevelynkok.com
Downeast Maine SCORE 248 State St Suite 2, Ellsworth (207)667-5800 www.downeastmaine.score.org
The Cannery at South Penobscot 207 Southern Bay Rd, Penobscot (207) 326-2027 www.cannerysouthpenobscot.org
Full Circle Printing Solutions 265 Water St., Ellsworth (207)667-5227 www.fullcircleprintingsolutions.com
The SEED Barn 53 Falls Bridge Road, Blue Hill (207) 374-2947 www.virtualvoices.org
Hospitality Help PO Box 141, Penobscot (207)326-8530 www.hospitalityhelp.org/
Word-A Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival Blue Hill www.wordfestival.org
J Ellis Consulting, LLC Surry (207) 200-4317 www.jellisconsultingllc.com
BREWERIES Deepwater Brew Pub 33 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill (207)374-2119 www.arborvine.com Fogtown Brewing Company 25 Pine St., Ellsworth (207)370-0845 www.fogtownbrewing.com Strong Brewing Company 7 Rope Ferry Road, Sedgwick (207)359-8722 www.strongbrewing.com
BUSINESS SERVICES Acadia Web Services 641 Reach Rd., Sargentville (413)801-2039 www.acadiawebservices.com Beehive Development 104 Main St #3, Blue Hill (925) 203-0549 www.beehivedevelopment.com
M|Y Management Blue Hill (207)412-9097 https://maxfieldmymanagement.weebly.com/ Marketing that Matters PO Box 233, Blue Hill (651) 303-7458 www.marketingmatters-mn.com Michelle Keyo Web Design 1 Porcupine Lane, Sedwick (207) 326-4407 www.michellekeyo.com Print Services Management PO Box 227, Penobscot (207)236-9202 www.linkedin.com/in/ed-miller-8081211a Union River Center for Innovation 415 Water Street, Ellsworth (800)930-5313 www.unionriverinnovation.com
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DIRECTORY COMMUNITY Blue Hill Congregational Church 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill (207)374-2892 www.bluehillcongregational.org Blue Hill Fairgrounds 233 Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill (207)374-3701 www.bluehillfair.com Brooklin Garden Club PO Box 267, Brooklin (207) 359-6584 www.brooklingardenclub.org Blue Hill Heritage Trust 157 Hinckley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-5118 www.bluehillheritagetrust.org Blue Hill Public Library 5 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill (207)374-5515 www.bhpl.net Blue Hill YMCA 15 South Street, Blue Hill (207)347-2248 www.defymca.org/locations/blue-hill/ Brooklin Garden Club PO Box 267, Brooklin (207)359-6584 www.brooklingardenclub.org East Blue Hill Village Improvement Assoc. 1282 Morgan Bay Rd, East Blue Hill www.eastbluehillmaine.org Discover Maine Magazine 10 Exchange St. Suite 208, Portland www.discovermainemagazine.com
FarmDrop 5 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)667-7171 www.bh.farmdrop.us Friends in Action 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (207)664-6016 www.friendsinactionellsworth.org Friends of Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd., Bucksport (207)469-6553 www.fortknoxmaine.com Halcyon Grange 1157 Pleasant Street, Blue Hill www.halcyongrange.org Hatch Community Youth Fund PO Box 195, Castine (207) 951-5086 www.thehatchfund.org Penobscot Bay Press 69 Main Street, Stonington (207)667-2200 www.penobscotbaypress.com Points East Magazine 1028 Cape Rosier Rd, Harobrside (207) 326-9051 www.pointseast.com PCT Communications (US Cellular) 28 South St., Blue Hill (207)3214-8580 The Gatherings 128 Surry Rd, Ellsworth (207)266-6864 www.surrygatherings.org Tree of Life Pantry, Inc. 23 South Street, Blue Hill (207)374-2900 www.treeoflifepantry.org
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WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM 1186 Acadia Highway, East Orland (207)469-6600 www.weru.org WNSX FM Star 97.7 409 High Street, Ellsworth (207)667-0002 www.star977.com
COMMUNITY/ON THE WATER Friends of Blue Hill Bay PO Box 1633, Blue Hill (207) 374-5933 www.fobhb.org Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club 44 KYC Lane, Blue Hill (207)374-5581 www.kycbluehill.com Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries 13 Atlantic Ave, Stonington (207)367-2708 www.coastalfisheries.org Shaw Institute 55 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)374-2135 www.meriresearch.org Nichols Day Camps Blue Hill (207)374-9906 www.nicholsdaycamps.org
COMMUNITY/THEATER New Surry Theatre 18 Union Street, Blue Hill (207)200-4720 www.newsurrytheatre.org
DINING 44 North Coffee 7 Main Street, Deer Isle (207) 348-5208 www.44northcoffee.com Aragosta Restaurant 300 Goose Cove Road, Deer Isle (207)367-5500 www.aragostamaine.com Arborvine 33 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill (207)374-2119 www.arborvine.com Blue Hill Co-Op Community Market & Café 4 Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill (207)374-2165 www.bluehill.coop/site/ Boatyard Grill 4 Ellsworth Rd., Blue Hill (207)374-2165 https://bluehillboatyard.com/byg Bucklyn Coffee 24 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill (917)971-3246 www.bucklyncoffee.com Dunkin 16 South St., Blue Hill (207)374-7007 www.dunkindonuts.com El El Frijoles 41 Caterpillar Hill Road, Sargentville (207)359-2486 www.elelfrijoles.com Fete 105 Hales Woods Rd., Brooklin (207)664-8530 www.bonfetecuisine.com
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DIRECTORY LDI Lobster 202 Little Deer Isle Rd., Little Deer Isle (207)348-2848 www.bluehillboatyard.com/ldi-lobster Peninsula Provisions 5 Main St., Blue Hill (207)374-5621 www.fairwindsflorist.com/peninsula-provisions Perry’s Lobster Shack 1076 Newbury Neck Rd, Surry (207)667-1955 www.perryslobstershack.com Pugnuts Ice Cream Shop 1276 Surry Road, Surry (207)412-0086 www.pugnuts.com Sandy’s Blue Hill Café 40 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)374-5550 www.sandysbluehillcafe.com Siam Sky 8 Mill St., Blue Hill (207)374-7157 www.siamskyrestaurant.com Tinder Hearth LLC 1452 Coastal Rd , Brooksville (207)326-8381 www.tinderhearth.com The Thurston Co. 66 Main St, Blue Hill (207)374-7166 www.thethurstonco.com
DINING/STAY Barncastle Hotel + Restaurant 125 South Street, Blue Hill (207)374-2330 www.barn-castle.com
Brooklin Inn 22 Reach Rd., Penobscot (207)359-2777 www.thebrooklinn.com Inn on the Harbor 45 Main Street , Stonington (207)367-2420 www.innontheharbor.com Lookout Inn and Restaurant 455 Flye Point Road, Brooklyn (207)359-2188 www.thelookoutinn.com Pentagoet Inn 26 Main Street, Castine (207)326-8616 www.pentagoet.com Pilgrim’s Inn 20 Main Street, Deer Isle (207)348-6615 www.pilgrimsinn.com
EDUCATION Bay School, The 17 Bay School Drive, Blue Hill (207)374-2187 www.bayschool.org Blue Hill Harbor School 57 South Street, Blue Hill (207)374-5501 www.bluehillharborschool.org
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Eastern Maine Community College Business & Industry 354 Hogan Road, Bangor (207)974-4673 www.emcc.edu George Stephens Academy 23 Union Street, Blue Hill (207)374-2808 www.georgestevensacademy.org
Wallace Events 36 Commerce Park, Ellsworth (207)667-6000 www.wallaceevents.com
FARMS Backstage Farm 1361 Pleasant St, Blue Hill (207)374-5057
Maine Maritime Academy One Pleasant St., Castine (207)326-2659 www.mainemaritime.edu
Blue Hill Farmers’ Market PO Box 535, Blue HIll (207) 374-5273 www.bluehillfarmersmarket.com
Peninsula Metamorphic Arts & Learning 139 Mines Rd, Blue Hill (207)374-3600 www.peninsulametamorphic.com
Horsepower Farm 56 Horsepower Farm Rd, Penobscot (207)374-5273 www.foreverfarms.org/horsepower-farm/
School Union #93 20 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill (207)374-9927 www.schoolunion93.org
Merz Barn Farm Route 15, Penobscot
Bangor Savings Bank 213 Battle Ave, Castine (207) 326-0654 www.bangor.com
Dan’s Flower Farm 8 Flower Farm Lane, Sedgwick (207)773-1737 www.dansflowers.com David’s Folly Farm 1390 Coastal Rd., Brooksville (207)266-6512 www.davidsfollyfarm.com Fairwinds Florist of Blue Hill 5 Main St, Blue Hill (207)374-5621 www.fairwindsflorist.com Hospitality Help PO Box 141, Penobscot (207)326-8530 www.hospitalityhelp.org/
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Blue Hill 21 Main Street, Blue Hill (207)374-5600 www.bhbt.com Bob Sullivan, CPA 42 Ackley Farm Rd, Blue Hill (207)374-5919 Camden National Bank, Blue Hill 9 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill (207)374-2707 www.camdennational.com
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DIRECTORY Cheryl L Boulet, CPA 1 West Lance, Ste C, Blue Hill (207)374-2400 www.bouletcpa.com
Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital 57 Water Street, Blue Hill (207)374-3410 www.bhmh.org
Edward Jones (Seth Funk) 132 Church St., Belfast (207)338-1090 www.edwardjones.com/seth-funk
Parker Ridge Residential Community 63 Parker Ridge Road, Blue Hill (207)374-5789 www.parkerridge.com
First National Bank 1 South St, Blue Hill (207)374-2763 www.thefirst.com
Seaport Village 19 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (207)667-9336 www.seaport-village.com
Hawkes and Quirk, LLC CPAs 66 Main Street, Suite 303, Ellsworth (207)667-2581 www.hawkesandquirk.com
Wellness Chiropractic 20 East Blue Hill Road, Blue Hill (207)374-2186 http://www.mywellnesschiro.com/
Community Pharmacy 15 South Street, Blue Hill (207)374-3707 www.communityrx.com/html/blue_hill.html
Healthy Acadia 140 State St, Suite 1, Ellsworth (207) 661-7171 www.healthyacadia.org
Ellsworth-Buscksport Dental Associates 325 Main Street , Ellsworth (207)667-7117 www.dental-associates.com
Healthy Peninsula 10 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-3257 www.healthypeninsula.org
Peninsula Free Health 26 Hinkley Ridge Rd., Blue Hill (207)374-5585 www.facebook.com/PeninsulaFreeHealth
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County 14 McKenzie Ave, Ellsworth (207) 667-2531 www.hospiceofhancock.org
Home Instead Senior Care 442 Pleasant Street, Blue Hill (207)812-3858 www.homeinstead.com/789 Maine AllCare Downeast (207)374-9919 www.maineallcare.org
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HISTORICAL SOCIETIES ]Blue Hill Historical Society 3 Water Street, Blue Hill (207)374-2423 www.bluehillhistory.org Brooksville Historical Society Rte 176-Brooksville Corner, Brooksville www.brooksvillehistoricalsociety.org Castine Historical Society 13-17 School Street, Castine (207) 326-4118 www.castinehistoricalsociety.org Wilson Museum 120 Perkins St, Castine (207) 326-9247 www.wilsonmuseum.org Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park 19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth (207)667-8671 www.woodlawnmuseum.com
HOME/CONSTRUCTION SERVICES BHD Containers 319 Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-5234 www.bhdcontainers.com Blue Hill Cabinet & Woodwork 517 Pleasant St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2260 www.bluehillcabinet.com Brackett’s Property Service 41 Tufts Ct, Surry (207)479-4002 www.facebook.com/brackettservices/
Everything Electrical 666 Reach Rd., Brooklin (207)359-8914 Hewes & Company 419 Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-2275 www.hewesco.com M.E. Astbury & Son, Inc. 66 Hinkley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-5049 www.meastbury.com Michael W. Snow Electrician, Inc 18 Field House Ln, Blue Hill (207) 374-5185 Panache Interior Design Blue Hill (207) 374-9977 www.panacheid.com Sage Collins Surveying 341 Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-2255 www.sagecollins.com Sargentville Water Co, LLC 419 Reach Rd,Sargentville (207)359-2252
South Street Plumbing, Inc. 165 South St., Blue Hill (207)812-1667 www.facebook.com/SouthStreetPlumbing Wardwell Oil 286 Catepillar Hill Rd, Suite D, Sargentville (207)422-3581 www.wardwelloil.com
Down East Landscape & Design, Inc. 111 Turkey Farm Dr, Blue Hill (207) 374-5445 www.downeastlandscape.com
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DIRECTORY INSURANCE SERVICES
Merchant Needham & Associates 146 Main St, Northeast Harbor (207) 276-9800 www.merchantneedham.com
Balsam Cove Campground 286 Back Ridge Road, Orland (413) 522-3797 www.balsamcove.com
Merle B Grindle Agency 6 East Blue Hill Rd, Blue Hill (207) 374-2871 www.facebook.com/mbgrindle/
Blue Hill Bay Property Rentals PO Box 1261, Blue Hill (207)412-8184 www.bluehillbaypropertyrentals.com
Blue Hill Inn 40 Union St., Blue Hill (207)374-2844 www.bluehillinn.com
Columber Law 5 School Street, Suites 105-106, Ellsworth (207)266-8326 www.columberlaw.com Hale & Hamlin Ellsworth 4 State St, Ellsworth (207) 374-7016 www.halehamlin.com Hale & Hamline Blue Hill 105 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 667-2561 www.halehamlin.com Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC 134 Surry Rd, Ellsworth (207) 664-0002 joneskuriloffsargentlaw.com Lambert Coffin 1 West Lane, Blue Hill (207) 374-5833 www.lambertcoffin.com
Dreaming of Maine 38 & 44 Oakland House Road, Brooksville (207)359-8002 www.rusticmainecottages.com Hiram Blake Camp 220 Weir Cove Road, Harborside (207) 326-4951 www.hiramblake.com/ Inn on the Harbor 45 Main St, Stonington (207) 367 2420 www.innontheharbor.com Maine Vacation Rentals, Inc 50 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2444 www.manievacationrentalsonline.com Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea 435 Herrick Rd, Brooksville (207) 359-4645 www.oaklandhouse.com Oceanfront Camping @ Reach Knolls 670 Reach Rd., Brooklin (207) 359-8914 www.reachknolls.com
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Peninsula Property Rentals 54 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2428 www.peninsulapropertyrentals.com
Island Agency 26 Main St, Stonington (207) 367-2550 www.theislandagency.net
The Castine Inn 33 Main Street, Castine (207) 326-4365 www.castineinn.com
Saltmeadow Properties, Blue Hill Office 48 Main Street, Blue Hill (207) 374-5010 www.saltmeadowproperties.com
Saltmeadow Properties, Castine Office 7 Main Street, Castine (207) 326-9116 www.saltmeadowproperties.com
Bagaduce Chorale PO Box 516, Blue Hill www.bagaducechorale.org Bagaduce Music Lending Library 49 South St, Blue Hill (207)374-5454 www.bagaducemusic.org Blue Hill Bach PO Box 428, Blue Hill (207)359-2150 www.bluehillbach.org Blue Hill Concert Association PO Box 140, Blue Hill (207)348-5605 www.bluehillconcertassociation.org Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival 137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St, Blue Hill (207)374 2811 www.kneisel.org
REAL ESTATE Compass Point Real Estate 75 Main St., Blue Hill (207) 374-5300 www.compasspointrealestate.com Downeast Properties 105 Main Street, Blue Hill (207) 374-2321 www.downeastproperties.com
The Christopher Group 5 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 266-3831 www.tcgre.net ]
SALON SERVICES Hairplanes 513 South St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2799 The Salon and Spa 49 Main St, Blue Hill (207)374-7067
SERVICES/PETS Bagaduce River Equine Rescue 45 Sage Lily Rd., Brooksville (207)632-5560 bagaduceriverequinerescue.weebly.com Creature Quarters/Surry 43 Atlantic Lane, Surry (207) 610-2220 www.creaturequarters.com Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital 163 South St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2385 www.mainecoastvet.com
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DIRECTORY Pet Provisions 3 Main St., Blue Hill (207)659-9547 www.facebook.com/bluehillpet
Paradise Tattoo Water St., Blue Hill (207)902-0263 coreyparadisetattoo.blogspot.com/
Salty Dogs Obedience & Adventure Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill (207) 659-9547 www.saltydogsobedience.com
Stanley Subaru 22 Bar Habor Rd, Ellsworth (207)667-4641 www.stanleysubaru.com
SERVICES/ON THE WATER
Cape Air 660 Barnstable Rd., Hyannis, MA (800)CAPEAIR www.capeair.com
Activity Shop 139 Mines Rd, Blue Hill (207)374-3600 www.theactivityshop.com
Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce 114 Little Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle (207) 348-6124 www.deerisle.com
Castine Kayak Adventures 17 Sea Street, Castine (207)866-3506 www.castinekayak.com
Hart Farm Tree and Tractor 40 Hart Farm Rd., Brooksville (207)322-3434 www.facebook.com/pg/Hart-Farm-LandClearing
Isle au Haut Boat Services 37 Seabreeze Ave, Stonington (207) 367-5193 isleauhautferryservice.com
Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home 49 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2144 www.jordanfernald.com Maine Camp Outfitters 300 Sunset Rd, Sunset (207) 348-2459 www.maine-camp.com Maine Shellfish Co Inc 95 Water Street, Ellsworth (207)667-5336 www.ipswichshellfish.com Nature Links 515 Falls Bridge Rd, Blue Hill (305) 926-5001 www.naturelinks.net
WoodenBoat School 41 Woodenboat Ln, Brooklin (207) 359-4651 www.thewoodenboatschool.com
SHOPPING Compass Rose Books 3 Main Street, Castine (207)326-5034 www.compassrosebookscastine.com Island Approaches 50 Main St, Sunset (207) 348-2459 www.islandapproaches.com
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Leaf and Anna, LLC 12 Reach Rd, Brooklin (207) 359-5030 www.leafandanna.com
Tradewinds 15 South St, Blue Hill (207) 374-5137 w w w.tradewindsmarkets.com/blue-hill /
Let’s Go Bagz PO Box 1401, Blue Hill (207)307-2070 www.facebook.com/LetsGoBagz
MAE, LLC 49 Main St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2506 www.maebluehill.com Mainescape Garden Shop South Street, Blue Hill (207) 374-2833 www.mainescape.com Merrill Furniture 176 High St, Ellsworth (207)667-8737 www.merrillfruniture.com Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies 598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle (207) 348-6182 www.nervousnellies.com Out on a Whimsey Toy Store 50 Main St., Blue Hill (207)338-3911 http://outonawhimsey.com Peninsula Provision 5 Main St, Blue Hill (207)374-5621 Sisters Salsa 689 Hinckley Ridge Rd, Blue Hill (207)374-2170 www.sisterssalsa.com Sleigh Bell Shoppe 733 Falls Bridge Rd., Blue Hill (207)266-9247 www.facebook.com/Sleigh-Bell-Shoppe
Town of Blue Hill 18 Union St, Blue Hill (207) 374-2281 www.townofbluehillmiane.org Town of Brooklin 23 Bay Rd, Brooklin (207) 359-8394 www.brooklinmaine.com Town of Brooksville 1 Townhouse Rd, Brooksville (207) 326-4518 www.brooksvillemaine.org Town of Castine 67 Court St, Castine (207) 326-4502 www.castine.me.us Town of Deer Isle 70 Church Street, Deer Isle (207)348-6060 www.townofdeerisle.org Town of Penobscot 1 Southern Bay Rd, Penobscot (207) 326-4364 www.penobscotmaine.org/town-office/ Town of Sedgwick 719 North Sedgwick Rd, Sedgwick (207) 359-2275 www.sedgwickmaine.org Town of Stonington 32 Main St, Stonington (207) 367-2351 www.stoningtonmaine.org
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INDEX Activity Shop, The
Handmade Papers 21
Arborvine Fine Dining
Haystack Mountain School
Art of Evelyn Kok, The
Hewes & Co
Bagaduce Music 33
Hiram Blake Camps
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Home Instead Care
Bay School, The
Island Agency, The
Bay View Bakery
Isle Au Haut Boat Services
Bird Song Gifts & Antiques
Jennifer Jacobi 29
Blue Hill Bach
Kingman Gallery 21
Blue Hill Bay Property Rentals
Kneisel Hall 29
Blue Hill Cabinet & Woodwork
Lambert Coffin Attorneys
Blue Hill Coop
M.E. Astbury Construction
Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Maine Coast Veterinary Hospital
Blue Hill Inn
Camden National Bank
Merle B. Grindle Agency
Castine Historical Society
Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies
Christopher Group, The
New Surry Theatre
Coastal Fisheries 23
Northern Light, Blue Hill Hospital
Compass Point Real Estate
Oakland House Seaside Inn & Cottages
Cynthia Winings Gallery
Opera House Arts
DeepWater Brewing 18
Owl Furniture 21
Downeast Properties Real Estate
Parker Ridge 3
Downeast Rentals & Real Estate
Pentagöet Inn & Restaurant
Dreaming of ME!
Perry’s Lobster Shack
El El Frijoles
Pilgrim’s Inn 10
Elliott & Elliott Architecture
Sandy’s Blue Hill Café
First National Bank
Strong Brewing Co
Fort Knox Park
Wooden Boat School
Hale & Hamlin Attorneys
Woodlawn Museum 29
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