Monday, December 10, 2018

Exhibition at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Celebration of Women’s History Month



Exhibition at the Southwest Harbor Public Library
in Celebration of Women’s History Month
March 2019

Announcement of the 2019 Theme

Visionary Women: Her Story / My Story

For the 2019 Women’s History Month exhibition, the Southwest Harbor Public Library invites women and girls of all ages from our community to create and exhibit an item inspired by a “Visionary Woman.” This Visionary Woman may be alive today or from the past. She may be widely known or known only to a few, but she has touched your life and created for you a beacon of inspiration. Could this be your grandmother or mother, an admired writer or a teacher, or a political figure that you know from afar?

Your exhibited item may be in any medium, and you need not be an “artist” to participate. As in prior years, all women and girls are welcome to participate in this much-loved community event.

Be a part of this much-loved community exhibition.
Registration opens on December 15 and
the link for the registration form will be emailed.
You may also come into the Library to register in person.
Exhibitors accepted on first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Island Housing Trusts' Holiday Lights Celebration

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust First Annual Toy Drive


 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce their first annual Holiday Toy Drive starting December 10, 2018.  You are invited to bring a children’s toy to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 10-21, 2018. All Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are participating. 

“When doing your holiday shopping, pick up an extra toy for a child and drop it off at your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch.  We are accepting new, unwrapped toys in their original packaging,” said Joe Schmitt, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. 

The toys collected will be donated to local non-profits who will distribute them to children in the community, bringing smiles to many young faces this holiday season.  Want to know which organization will receive your donation?  Just ask your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch!  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.5 billion in assets.  As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.BarHarbor.bank or call 1-888-853-7100.  Member FDIC.

Christmas Bird Count with Michael Good



Greetings everyone,
I hope this message finds you well and ready to count birds on and around Mount Desert Island. I just returned from Cuba so I hope everyone has been thinking about your respective areas.
In preparation for the upcoming 119th Christmas Bird Count, I am contacting the larger birding group in the hope that some of you might like to participate this year. What a better way to spend a day adding to 119 years of citizen science and being outdoors counting all the birds you find. There is a rich history of MDI CBC’s going back to the 30’s, despite the cold and the wind, people have remained dedicated to the concepts of ornithologist Frank Chapman, founder of Bird-Lore which is todays’ Audubon magazine, proposed counting birds on Christmas instead of killing them.
This year’s count date is Saturday December 15, 2018. Please keep track of mileage on foot and by car. Below, I have added “Count Week” information from the CBC website. Do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns. Contact me if you are unsure of where you are should count birds. My cell phone is 207-479-4256.  
If the weather should turn bad, please be careful and use common sense about where and how you gather data. Typically, it gets a little chilly around the 15th of December! If anyone would like to hike up one of the taller mountains for Snowy’s, let me know.
After the CBC, please try to send your final numbers to me as quickly as possible.
Good Birding
Michael
MDI Compiler

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open House and Carving Show at the Wendell Gilley Museum

 Sunday, December 16, 12- 4pm Flocks of marbled godwits, cardinals and puffins will land at the Gilley, drawn in by vibrant art by local student artists. Join us to celebrate new carvings by Museum Members, watercolors by 5th and 6th graders from local schools, and puffins by students from the Schoodic Arts For All after-school program. Live music, good food and drink, and great art. All are welcome, and admission is free. 

For more information, see www.wendellgilleymuseum.org or facebook.com/thegilley or contact us at 207-244-7555 or info@wendellgilleymuseum.org 

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Community Food Drive - Food for Good


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust concluded their 30th annual “Food for Good” community food drive on November 16, 2018.  This year the event took place in over 50 communities across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 5,000 food items were collected and delivered to 36 local food pantries spanning from Lubec, Maine to Brandon, Vermont.

“On behalf of the Bank, I would like to thank all community members who gave a gift of healthy food to our neighbors in need by donating to the food drive,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  “These gifts helped fill Thanksgiving food baskets and stock the shelves of local food pantries for the winter months ahead.”

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.5 billion in assets.  As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.BarHarbor.bank or call 1-888-853-7100.  Member FDIC.

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Photo caption:
Left to right: Jenny Jones of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Josh Yarbrough of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Dorian Daniels of I-95 radio (95.7 FM) and Lisa Parsons of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust collected food donations at Hannaford in Bar Harbor as part of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 30th annual “Food for Good” community food drive.  Additional contributions were made and collected by the local employees of Acadia National Park to help friends and neighbors in need.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust 30th Annual Community Food Drive - Food For Good

Join Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in giving the gift of healthy food to our neighbors in need.  The 30th annual “Food for Good” community food drive is being held October 29-November 16, 2018.  Bring nonperishable food donations to your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch and receive a “Food for Good” reusable grocery tote, while supplies last.  Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has 49 branch locations spanning Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  All food donations go to the food pantry located in the town where they are collected, directly benefiting friends and neighbors in each community; 36 food pantries in total from Lubec, Maine to Brandon, Vermont. 

Local food pantries receiving these donations include: Andover Food Pantry, Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Bethel Food Shelf, Braford Food Pantry, Brandon Area Emergency Food Shelf, China Community Food Pantry, Claremont Food Pantry, Emmaus Center, Federated Church of Rochester, Friends Feeding Friends (Mascoma Valley), Hillsborough Food Pantry, Island Pantry, Jaffrey Food Pantry, KLS Community Food Pantry, Lifeline Food Pantry, LISTEN, Loaves and Fishes, Lubec Food Pantry, Machias Food Pantry, Maine Sea Coast Mission Food Pantry at Weald Bethel, Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Newport Food Pantry, Peterborough Food Pantry, Pittsford Food Shelf, Randolph Area Food Shelf, Rutland Area Food Shelf, Share Outreach Inc., South Royalton Food Shelf, Sunapee Food Pantry, The Friendly Kitchen (Concord), TIF Food Pantry, Tree of Life, Westside Food Pantry, Williamstown Food Shelf, Woodstock Community Food Shelf.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating 49 branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.5 billion in assets.  As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.BarHarbor.bank or call 1-888-853-7100.  Member FDIC.