Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Wendell Gilley Museum: Join us for A Flight of Swallows

You are invited to join us for A Flight of Swallows, the 5th annual migration of the exclusive wine-tasting benefit for the Wendell Gilley Museum, which will feature superb selections from the Southern Hemisphere.
Already have your tickets? We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to share this invitation with your friends!
Fifty wonderful wines chosen by Scott Worcester, proprietor of Sawyer’s Specialties in Southwest Harbor, will enable guests to sample varieties from five countries. Whether you like wine dark and richly textured like the almost-inky Post House Penny Black from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa or prefer the light apple-melon-honey flavors of a Kim Crawford Pinot Gris from New Zealand, you will find swallows to your taste. Under-the-radar good value wines will be featured along with iconic and even otherwise unattainable wines. Penfolds’ fabled Grange, Groot Constantia’s nectar-like Grand Constance, and Finca Adalgisa Malbec, from Argentina’s smallest winery will be among the offerings. Sparkling, fizzy, white, rosé, red and dessert wines will be served in tasting portions for you to assess with all of your senses. Guests receive “A Field Guide to the Swallows of the Southern Hemisphere,” created to guide choices, with room for personal tasting notes. 

Swallow participants will not be expected to eat like birds during the evening’s flight. A menu of Southern Hemisphere-inspired appetizers created by Jennifer Worcester of Southwest Harbor’s Sips, will complete the exotic tasting experience. Celebrants will learn what foods pair particularly well with the wines.

Those wishing to rest between flights, can watch Museum Carver-in-Residence, Steven Valleau demonstrate how to carve birds or simply relax to the sounds of  live jazz performed by Scott Cleveland on keyboard, John Gallagher on bass, and Chris Poulin on guitar.

Don’t miss A Flight of Swallows: tickets are limited and available by advance purchase on-line, by calling 207-244-7555, or in person at the Wendell Gilley Museum, Tuesday through Saturday10 am – 5 pm.  


Wendell Gilley Museum
4 Herrick Road
P.O. Box 254
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

4th Annual Harbor House Tennis Classic

4th Annual Harbor House 
Tennis Classic
Saturday August 20, 2016
8am at the
MDI High School Courts &
 Harbor House Courts
Men's & Women's Doubles
 Cost $50.00 per team
Round Robin format. 
If you would like to play and don't have a partner contact us and we will find you one.
      Proceeds from this tournament 
 benefit Harbor House's Tennis Program

For more information contact 
Harbor House at 
207-244-3713 or email:

Harbor House Community Service Center, 329 Main Street, PO Box 836, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

Monday, July 18, 2016

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina!

Please join us in welcoming Dysart's Great Harbor Marina to the Chamber family!

Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor offers cruising guests to Acadia National Park superb shoreside service facilities, local Maine flavor, and stunning views. A vibrant history of a working sardine facility that the present family owners converted into a marina in 1990. A dock master and line handling crew full of local knowledge, the marina’s staff takes pride in ensuring every guest has the best possible stay and departs the marina docks with wonderful cruising memories of Maine. Located in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Dysart’s Marina is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island. Southwest Harbor is an active waterfront community, steeped in traditional boat building along the shores, offering protected floating dockage in sheltered waters at the head of the harbor.
Managing the marina since 2002 Micah and Jane take pride in ensuring that every boat is welcomed and enjoys their stay to the max. Mount Desert Island and numerous surrounding islands ensure flat water cruising and scenery that is ideal for any sail or power boat guest to feel comfortable. We invite you to learn more about our beautiful region and hope to see you at our Maine Marina soon!
2016 Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina is proud to celebrate with Acadia National Park Centennial Celebrations.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Harbor House Chosen as the Beneficiary of an Art Donation

Harbor House is excited to announce that we have been chosen as the beneficiary of an art donation by 
R. Scott Baltz. Scott was one of four artists chosen out of dozens to participate in the 3rd Annual Down East Art of  Giving Gala. Chosen artists pick a beneficiary to 
    receive 25% of the proceeds from the event and    
Scott chose Harbor House!

The event will take place on ThursdaySeptember 1, 2016at The Landing at Pine Point in Scarborough and will   celebrate the Maine arts community and the four charities.

The 3rd Annual Down East Art of Giving Gala will be an amazing evening of fine food, drinks, and entertainment, plus you'll have the chance to win one of four works of Maine art. Tickets are $75 standard / $100 VIP and include all food and beverages. Tickets are on sale now at   

Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit the community organizations selected by each artist. Each admission ticket provides you with the chance to win one of the four original pieces of art - valued collectively at more than $10,000!