Please join Harbor House for the annual Brennen Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 15th at 8:30 am at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor.
The Brennen Lowe Memorial Golf tournament is a golf scramble in memory of Brennen Lowe who lost his battle with cancer several years ago. Funds raised from this event benefit our Youth Sports & Summer Campscholarship fund.
I hope you have all had wonderful and active summers! Fall is a great time to get back on a regular exercise schedule. Please take advantage of our fully equipped Fitness Center which is open 7 days a week from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. Need some help getting back on track? Try small group personal training. You schedule the time that meets your needs and get the benefit of a personal trainer but split the fee with 1-4 of your friends. Check out our brochure for membership rates and class schedule.
For more information on classes or the Fitness Center call Lisa Tweedie at 244-9555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fitness Center office will be closed on Labor Day!
Time to go back to school ~ and that includes preschool! Harbor House Children's Center in Southwest Harbor is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year Mount Desert Island's first licensed childcare center
Early care and education programs for children ages 18 months to kindergarten
Program based on Maine's Early Learning and Infant/Toddler Guidelines
Our staff has extensive experience in the Early Childhood field
Open from 6:30am to 5:30pm, 51 weeks of the year, including snow days!
Sunny, modern classrooms and a unique, natural outdoor PlayGarden
We will help arrange a schedule to fit the needs of busy parents
Our Pre-K program will help your child make a smooth and happy transition to Kindergarten
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Colleen Maynard and Michelle Curtis are the recipients of the 2013 Agnes Salisbury “Customer Service” Award, the Bank’s highest employee honor.
This award, established in 1989 in memory of long time employee, Agnes H. Salisbury, recognizes beyond best service in a number of areas: customer service, teamwork, positive attitude, community service, or assuming extra responsibilities above and beyond the call of duty. Each year, an employee committee selects two award winners from nominations received from Bank employees.
Colleen Maynard, AVP/Branch Relationship Manager (Southwest Harbor) is recognized for her exceptional customer service, using her extensive banking experience to help customers and also taking the time to get to know them on a personal level and understand their specific financial needs. Customers love Colleen because of her warm and friendly personality, and they know they can trust her. She displays patience and compassion when helping others, delivering devoted customer service from the heart. Colleen always has a positive “can do” attitude, encourages her staff, and leads by example. She would not ask anything of a team member that she is not willing to do herself. Not a week goes by that Colleen isn’t using her personal time to help others in her community through her involvement with MDI Lioness, creating the Women’s Business Group, and volunteering for various local fundraising events.
Michelle Curtis, AVP/Branch Relationship Manager (Topsham & South China) is recognized for her professionalism, unfailing friendly attitude, and devotion to exceed the expectations of customers at every opportunity. She will not rest until she solves a problem or addresses a concern to the customer’s satisfaction. Michelle is upbeat and selfless, always putting the needs of customers and team members ahead of her own. At the branch, Michelle is a great team leader, building confidence within her team and instilling a “can do” attitude. A trusted leader in both the bank and the community, Michelle serves on several committees with the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, is a member of Brunswick Rotary and Midcoast Young Professionals, is on the board of the local American Red Cross chapter, and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Please join Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in congratulating these outstanding employees.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a community bank with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services and products for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) and was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.
Giva and Phil's poem and cartoon book Bogey, the Golf Bug is published and available for purchase on Amazon.com. Its a poem about a nine hole golfing adventure by Birdie and Scratch as told by Bogey. Giva wrote the poem, and Phil Illustrating it with cartoons. It is marketed by Barnes and Noble Book Stores. In the masthead, Scratch, one of the characters in Bogie is eyeing the hole on the green like the pros.
Giva and Phil will be signing books in the gallery August 20th at 5:00 during the artist reception.
On the Edge, a play performed by Dennis Damon will be showing in two performances, August 30th and 31st at 8:00 PM at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, ME. It is written by Eva Murray, with 20 paintings by Phil depicting year round living on Maine's offshore islands.. The story is told by actor Denis Damon, playing the part of a lobster man who lives on one of the offshore islands. At present there are only 15 remaining all year communities. Music is composed and sung by Schooner Fare, very popular New England musicians. A unique part of the performance is Rob Snyder, the new president of the Island Institute, will be answering audience questions about living on the islands after the show.
The show is being televised by award winning Jeff Dobbs, of Dobbs Productions, as a documentary for Maine and National public television.
Our next guest exhibit in the gallery will feature paintings and sculpture by one past exhibitor, and for us, two new artists. The show will be from August 18th
through August 31st. There will be a reception to meet the artist at 5:00 PM on Tuesday the 20th. Our featured guest artists are R. Scott Balz, Allison Hill,
and Gay Paratore.
Phil will be showing a number of his new paintings featured in On the Edge.
This winter we will again open the gallery to local artists who would like to paint there. You can leave your painting stuff and paintings in the gallery, so you wont need to put them away each time you paint. Cost is $30 a month to help pay for light and heat.
We also will have live music played by our very talented local musicians at least once a month.
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Don't miss our gallery talk by artist Robert Pollien, Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.With summer at its peak, we hope you'll join us for another opportunity to inspire connections between people, nature, and art. We cordially invite you to the Gilley next Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m., for a gallery talk delivered by the artist of our current exhibit:Naturally Drawn: Recent Works of Robert Pollien. The talk coincides with Wendell Gilley’s birthday and is free and open to the public.
Please join us to hear Robert discuss his evolution as an artist, and how he communicates the “gestalt” of being immersed in Mount Desert Island’s coast and the nuance of posture and behavior in his intimate crow series.Near the Shore Path, 2013, graphite and conte on paper by Robert Pollien
Top of page: Landing (As the Crow Flies), 2013, graphite and conte on paper by Robert Pollien Our second annual Flight of Swallows was a soaring success! More than 100 guests, volunteers, and Gilley trustees and staff joined together for a summer evening of elegant tastes, sights, aromas, and sounds. An exquisite selection of 52 French wines, including three true champagnes, were enjoyed by everyone amid paired hors d’oeuvres and the classic jazz stylings of Scott Cleveland on piano and John Gallagher on bass. What we enjoyed most of all, however, was the company of our friends and supporters. From all of us at the Gilley, thank you.
“Healthy Acadia &
Partners Offer Grants to Increase Access to Oral Health”
Acadia and the Downeast Community Transformation Collaborative are
pleased to offer competitive grants to organizations to increase
access to oral healthcare for children in Hancock and Washington
Counties. Non-profit organizations as well as private practices are
eligible to apply, and they must provide dental screening, oral
health education, and dental sealants to children through a
school-based or school-linked program, in order to bring about
lasting changes to children’s oral health.
health is a critical part of the overall health of children and
adults, and these grant opportunities can make a significant
difference in the health of our community members,” said Elsie
Flemings, Community Relations & Development Director for Healthy
Acadia. “Lack of preventive care can lead to serious dental
disease, causing significant distress, poor physical health and high
treatment costs. 43.2% of adults in Washington and Hancock Counties
have tooth loss due to gum disease or tooth decay. Increasing access
to oral health education and services, including dental sealants,
reduces tooth decay and enhances overall health.”
of up to $10,000 are available. Organizations, including private
dental practices and non-profit organizations, with the ability to
serve children in regions of Maine’s Washington and Hancock
Counties are eligible to apply. Oral Health Access projects must
include delivery of dental screening, delivery of oral health
education, and delivery of dental sealants to children through a
school-based or school-linked program.
oral health programs are conducted entirely in school settings, while
school-linked programs are conducted partially in schools (e.g.
patient selection or parental permission), but would generally
provide the oral care at private dental practices or other clinics
outside of schools. For this grant opportunity, Early Childhood
Education Centers are considered “schools,” along with schools
serving students between kindergarten and twelfth grade.
applications must be sent electronically or by mail by Friday,
September 13, 2013.
Awards will be announced by October 4, 2013. For more information or
to receive an application, please contact Sandie Dubay at 288-5331 or
email@example.com, or visit www.healthyacadia.org.
Downeast Community Transformation Collaborative is coordinated by
Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Passamaquoddy Tribal Council
at Indian Township, Washington County-One Community, Washington
County Council of Governments, the Hancock County Planning
Commission, and the University of New England. The Collaborative was
awarded a two-year Community Transformation Grant from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health and
reduce chronic disease throughout Washington and Hancock Counties.
the Collaborative, Healthy Acadia and partners are implementing a
broad range of strategies to bring about lasting improvements in the
health of communities across Washington and Hancock Counties.
Initiatives include: increasing the number of children receiving
preventive oral exams, education and treatment, increasing access to
preventive health services, promoting active community environments,
increasing farm-to-school and healthy food experiences in schools,
working with schools to implement Coordinated School Health programs,
and increasing access to nutritious food among people experiencing
Acadia is a non-profit community health coalition serving the
Downeast-Acadia region and is a Healthy Maine Partnership. For more
information, please visit www.healthyacadia.org.
Giva Frashier and Phil just received an advance copy of Bogey, the Golf Bug.Its a poem about a nine hole golfing adventure by Birdie and Scratch as told by Bogey. Giva wrote the poem, and Phil Illustrating it was a Maine winter project for Phil. It will be marketed in Barnes and Noble Book Stores and will be available on Amazon.com mid-August.
He is finally getting On the Edge a play performed this month at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, ME. It is written by Eva Murray, with paintings by Phil. The story is told by actor Denis Damon, playing the part of a lobster man who lives on one of the offshore islands of Maine. At pesent there are only 15 remaining all year communities. Music is composed and song by Schooner Fare, very popular New England musicians.
The show is being televised by Dobbs Productions for a segment of documentry to be aired on National Public Television next year. Our next e-mail will be in greater depth about On the Edge.
Our next show in the gallery titled " Murder Inc. will feature paintings and sculpture by past exhibitors and two new artists. The show will be from August 4th through August 17th. There will be a reception to meet the artist at 5:00 PM on Tuesday the 6th . Phil's son Eric will exhibit an extraordinary photo of a crow in our apple tree at our Maine home.
Phil and author/playwright Eva Murray have just completed a new book and play titled " On the Edge". The plan is to air it on public television next summer and to do a televised live performance in The Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor, August 30th and 31st, at 8:00 PM........
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