LOCAL WINTER HARBOR CHARITIES
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Schoodic Arts for All is a year round, full service Arts center in Winter Harbor, Maine. This community arts organization, which was established in 1999. Their mission is to bring together and provide opportunities for people of all ages to experience and appreciate the arts. Schoodic Arts for All programming includes events, performances, workshops, and art exhibits. Their home base is a beautiful historic performance hall, Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor in which we hold about 85 performances, 15 art exhibits, and over 85 workshops annually.
SAFA has a fully equipped art studio for rent to artists, arts instructors, and an Artist Incubator facility. Each facility provides affordable studio space with public access for artists and the creative to work, teach, and sell.
Director: Mary Laury
Physical Address: Hammond Hall, 497 Maine Street, Winter Harbor, Maine
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 174, 27 Main St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Phone: (207) 963-2569.
Winter Harbor Music Festival is a classical music festival in Winter Harbor and Prospect Harbor each August.
Executive Director and flutist: Deirdre McArdle
Managing Director and countertenor: Peter Thoresen
Festival Locations: Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor, Maine
Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn, Rt 195 Prospect Harbor Road, Prospect Harbor, Maine
Mailing Address: The Winter Harbor Music Festival, Inc., PO Box 510, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Phone for Events: (917)-291-0143 or (415) 971-2741
Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium Five Symposia have taken place, resulting in a world class collection of large granite works of art that make up the new Sculpture Trail of Maine. The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium is an artist in residency program that gives sculptors from Maine and around the world the chance to focus on a single piece of public art created in Maine granite. The six-week symposium provides a stipend, materials and technical support to each artist, in a communal working space open to the public. The finished works are part of a collection that spreads throughout the region. The project is supported through donations from the local communities, general fundraising, grants, and in kind support.
Art Director: Jesse Salisbury
Mailing Address: PO Box 122, Steuben, Maine 04680
A civic organization founded in 1938 serving the communities of Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro, Maine
Mission: The Acadian Community Woman’s club is comprised of roughly thirty women from Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro. We welcome women of all ages and have built a strong, competent, enthusiastic, generous and ambitious organization. We continue efforts to support a robust Community Aid fund helping local residents who need financial support in one way or another.
This is truly a remarkable group of women. We are doing our part and we appreciate your help! Summer residents are encouraged to join ($25/year dues), and to join the monthly meetings.
Some ways to contribute:
For current Event info click on this link for the club's Facebook Home page: https://www.facebook.com/ACWC1938/
The organization is NOT a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so that donations can easily be made to individuals in need. Therefore, these donations are not tax-deductible.
Send contributions to: ACWC, club treasurer, Sue Mooney, PO Box 84, Gouldsboro, Me 04607
Megan Alley Moshier and Sarah Alley Christensen Co Presidents
Emmaus Homeless Shelter exists to provide a safe and comfortable environment for homeless men, women and families in need of temporary shelter who are willing to work towards ending their homelessness. We are committed to helping the poor in our local communities by offering a wide range of services and referrals to anyone in need. Emmaus offers:
FREE Clothing Closet Six days per week:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Featuring Gently Used Clothing for men, women, and children!
No appointment is necessary!
FREE Food Pantry Six days per week:
Monday – Friday 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Please call the Shelter the day before to sign up at 667-3962
FREE Produce Two days per week:
Thursday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
No appointment necessary!
We also have FREE Housewares, Linens, and some Furniture
Emmaus is now open to anyone in Hancock County. As always, they are in need of Volunteers.
Please call the Shelter at 667-3962 and ask for Dawn.
Emmaus Homeless Shelter
51 Main Street
PO Box 811, Ellsworth,
Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fuel Assistance Fund
The town of Winter Harbor Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fuel Assistance Program is designed to provide a one-time per year grant to an eligible household of up to 100 gallons of heating fuel (#2 oil, kerosene, LP gas), coal or electric heat assistance not to exceed the cost of the least expensive non-electric option. Funds shall be administered by the Town Manager, or in case of denial, the Board of Selectmen. Expenditures shall be made through the municipality’s warrant system directly to the heating vendor.
Revenue for the funds is derived from private donations only. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made to the Town of Winter Harbor, earmarked “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.” They are accepted at the Town Office or mail:
Town of Winter Harbor
P.O. Box 98
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Schoodic Community Fund The mission of the SCF is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Schoodic Peninsula. The fund is especially concerned with the education, culture, environment, and well-being of Schoodic residents as well as the economic vitality of the Peninsula.
The SCF may accept bequests, gifts, grants, and gifts-in-kind. All gifts to the SCF are tax deductible. The Schoodic Community Fund (SCF) is held by the Maine Community Foundation, a charitable 501 (c) 3 organization.
If you would like to discuss your gift contact:
Roger Bowen, Chair, at: 207-963-4156, email email@example.com
Donations can be made directly by going to the MCF Donation page using the link below:
Choose "Schoodic Community Fund" under "Designate this donation for a specific purpose"
Donation checks may also be sent to: Karen Hartt, Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1613. Please note: “The Schoodic Community Fund” on the check.
Schoodic Food Pantry Non-persishable food items, personal care items, and cleaning products may be donated for residents of Hancock County. All donations are welcome.
Mailing Address: PO Box 173, Corea, Maine 04624
Physical Address: Schoodic Food Pantry (opened November 2022); Route 1, Gouldsboro, Maine
Contact person: Donna Harmon; Donnaharmon15@gmail.com, 207-963-9164
Winter Harbor Fire Department
P.O. Box 98
20 School Street
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Phone: (207) 963-5533 (non-emergency)
Fax: (207) 963-2140
Fire Chief: Tatum McLean-EMT
Asst Chief: Daniel Backman, Sr./Gary Greenlaw
Captain: Kenneth Monroe
Lieutenant: Matt Hudson
Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a nationally accredited land trust in Hancock, Maine serving eastern Hancock County and focusing on the Frenchman Bay and Union River watersheds.
Mailing Address: PO Box 150, Hancock ME 04640-0150
Checks may be made out to: Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Friends of Acadia Friends of Acadia’s effective mix of private philanthropy, volunteerism, innovative leadership, and strong partnership benefits Acadia National Park’s most critical needs.
Education and Libraries
Parent Teacher Organization for Peninsula School
Address: 71 Main St., Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Phone: (207) 963-2003
Contact: Tracey Hutchins.
Parent Teacher Organizations for Sumner High School
Address: 2456 U.S. 1, Sullivan, ME 04664
Phone: (207) 422-3510
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to guiding present and future generations to greater understanding and appreciation for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.
President: Mark Berry
Board of Directors Officers: Alan Goldstein-Chair, Ellin Miller-Vice-Chair, Kathy Nauss-Secretary
Physical Address: 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine
Mailing Address: PO Box 277, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693.
Phone: (207) 288-1310
Winter Harbor Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the town of Winter Harbor. Programming includes regular talks and publications and the recent reissue of A Summering Place, Allan Smallidge’s 1994 history of the Grindstone Neck community.
The Winter Harbor Historical Society is located on Main Street in Winter Harbor, Maine. The building itself was built in 1877 and was once a small schoolhouse.
President: Diana Young
Mailing Address: PO Box 93, Winter Harbor, Maine, 04693
Winter Harbor Public Library serves residents and visitors as a public library for the Town of Winter Harbor and welcomes all the surrounding towns and villages. The Winter Harbor Public Library is open year-round. All programs are free and open to everyone.
While the Library gets some of its funding from the citizens of Winter Harbor, they are dependent on support from generous individuals, civic-minded businesses, and public spirited foundations to make this all possible.
Ruth Axtell Mapleton
President: P. Michael Campbell
Vice President: Sandy Smallidge
Treasurer: Rick Brown
Physical address: Channing Chapel, 18 Chapel Lane, Winter Harbor, Maine
Mailing address: P.O. Box 326, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Phone: (207) 963-7556
or make check payable to Winter Harbor Public Library
Channing Chapel Preservation Fund supports the historic building housing the Winter Harbor Public Library. The website has a brief history of the Channing Chapel.
Contact: Peter Drinkwater
Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic is an outpatient clinic of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Address: 37 Clinic Rd, Gouldsboro, ME 04607
Phone: (207) 963-4066
Indicate that you would like your gift to support the Eleanor Widener Dixon Clinic.
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital is a 64 bed, full-service hospital serving Hancock and western Washington Counties. Opened in 1956, the comprehensive healthcare facility provides emergency, primary and specialty care acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services.
Address: 50 Union Street, Ellsworth , Maine 04605
Phone: (207) 664-5311
or (888) 645-8829
Schoodic EMS is the ambulance service which covers the Towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor. Ambulance Service is provided by Schoodic EMS, which is licensed through the Gouldsboro Fire Department. Schoodic EMS also provides mutual aid to the Towns of Sorrento, Sullivan, Franklin, Steuben, Milbridge and Acadia National Park (Schoodic Region). Gouldsboro Fire Chief Tate McLean directs all Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services for the Schoodic Peninsula.
The Town of Winter Harbor currently has two licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs): Tatum McLean and Billy Bickford. They are members of the Gouldsboro Fire Department (GFD) as they must work under a licensed EMS agency and GFD is that agency.
The link below directs you to an overview of the operations of this ambulance service and outlines the need for a Stryker Power-Load System and Stryker Power Cot for use in the agency’s primary rescue ambulance.
Hardy's Friends helps family pets in need of food, medicine or veterinary care in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor, Maine.
Contact: Susan Burke
Phone: (207) 963-7444
The Ark Animal Shelter is an animal shelter in Cherryfield, Maine whose mission is to provide safe haven for animals in need. Their work is vast, covering both Washington and Hancock Counties. The Ark is completely dependent on public support and relies on donors.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Ark organization. If you love animals, have some extra time, and are interested in volunteering for any of the tasks listed, please call 546-3484 and ask for Pam Geel, The Ark’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Physical Address: 60 Barber Lane, Cherryfield, Maine
Mainling Address: PO Box 276, Cherryfield, Maine 04622
Phone: (207) 546-3484