GRINDSTONE ASSOCIATION

LOCAL WINTER HARBOR CHARITIES

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Arts

https://schoodicartsforall.org/

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. 

Email: info@schoodicartsforall.org.

  SAFA Donate 



http://www.winterharbormusicfestival.com/

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

Email: winterharbormusicfestival@gmail.com

WH Music Festival Donate



http://schoodicsculpture.org/

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

Tel. 207.749-1536

Email: jessesalisbury@mac.com



COMMUNITY NEEDS

Acadian Community Women's Club

Contact: Dolora Conley for more information

Phone:207-259-2191 

Emmaus Shelter

 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.



Contact Information:

Emmaus Homeless Shelter
51 Main Street
PO Box 811, Ellsworth,
Maine 04605
director@emmausshelter.org

Phone:  207-667-3962
Fax  207-667-1086


Emmaus Donate



Lifeline Ministries Food Pantry  Non-perishable food items, personal care items and cleaning products may be donated for residents of Hancock County.

Physical Address: Solid Rock Bible Baptist Church at 759 South Gouldsboro Road, Gouldsboro, Maine 04607

Mailing Address: 93 Old Route 1, Gouldsboro, Maine 04607

Phone 207-963-7972

Town of Winter Harbor

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

Email:  winterharbortown@myfairpoint.net


http://www.schoodiccommunityfund.org/

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.

SCF Past Awards

If you would like to discuss your gift, contact Mike H. Summerer MD, Chair.

Email: msummerer@outlook.com

Phone: (207) 963-7182

The Schoodic Community Fund (SCF) is held by the Maine Community Foundation,  a charitable 501 (c) 3 organization. 

SCF Donate

Choose "Schoodic Community Fund" under "Gift Designation"

Donation checks may also be sent to: Karen Hartt, Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1613Please note: “The Schoodic Community Fund” on the check.



Winter Harbor Fire Department

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 98
20 School Street
Winter Harbor, ME  04693

Phone:  (207) 963-5533 (non-emergency)
Fax:  (207) 963-2140

 

CONSERVATION/LANDSCAPE

http://frenchmanbay.org/

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 

FBC Donate

Checks may be made out to: Frenchman Bay Conservancy


http://friendsofacadia.org/

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.

Friends of Acadia Donate

 

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

http://www.schoodicinstitute.org/

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 

Schoodic Institute Donate 



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


http://www.winterharbor.lib.me.us/  

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.

Librarian: Faith Lane

Officers: Howard T. Howard-President, Cindy Alley-Vice President,  Kathy Nauss-Secretary, Hope Buckner-Treasurer

Board Members: Delora Conley, Richard Brown, Mindy Buswell 

Physical address: Channing Chapel, 18 Chapel Lane, Winter Harbor, Maine

Mailing address: P.O. Box 326, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

Phone: (207) 963-7556

Email: winterharbor@winterharbor.lib.me.us 

Winter Harbor Library Donate



http://www.winterharbor.lib.me.us/history.html

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




MEDICAL

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  

Eleanor Widener Dixon Clinic Donate

Indicate that you would like your gift to support the Eleanor Widener Dixon Clinic.

 

Maine Coast Hospital


 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

 Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Donate


PETS/ANIMALS

http://www.hardysfriends.com/

Hardy's Friends helps family pets in need of food, medicine or veterinary care in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor, Maine.  

Contact: Susan Burke

Email: susanburke58@hardysfriends.com

Phone: (207) 963-7444 

Hardy's Friends Donate

 

http://thearkpets.org/

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  

The Ark Donate


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