ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Friends of Acadia recently held its Take Pride in Acadia Day cleanup of carriage roads in Acadia National Park. Nine miles of roads were cleaned up by more than 420 volunteers.
The event was sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Birch Bay Village, The Bluenose Inn, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Cadillac Mountain Sports, The First N.A., The Gallery at Somes Sound, Galyn’s, The Knowles Company, Lynam Insurance and Real Estate and Window Panes. In addition, transportation for the volunteer groups was donated by Coastal Kayaking, Downeast Transportation/Island Explorer and National Park Sea Kayak. Janet Anker donated the cake. Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park are grateful to all who made the day a success.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center held a bike and hike fundraiser earlier this fall.
Southwest Cycle donated a bike for a raffle, which was won by Diana Johnson.
Other major sponsors included Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Cranberry Isles Fishing Co-Op and Darling’s Auto Group. Community Sponsors included Acadia Fuel & Propane, Acadia Trust, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Bark Harbor, Bottom Dollar Inc., Cadillac Mountain Sports, The First Bank, Islesford Dock Restaurant, Little Notch Bakery and Machias Savings Bank.
BAR HARBOR — Forty-nine community businesses provided sponsorships for a performance of Danny Harper and his band at Mount Desert Island High School in late October. The event raised thousands of dollars for the high school’s 2016 trip to England and France.
The sponsors include major underwriter The First National Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Machias Savings Bank, The Chart Room, Christmas Spirit Shop, George Jellison Jr. Commonwealth Financial Group, Fenton Law Office, G&G Electric, Gerrish Chiropractic, Hanscome’s Motel & Cottages, AB & JR Hodgkins, Hutchins Mountain View Cottages, Jack Russell Restaurant, Jordan’s Restaurant, Lynam Agency, Mainely Meat BBQ, Mosaic Salon, Rainwise, Reel Pizza, Salon Naturelles, A Slice of Eden, Snow Public Accountants, Sweet Pea’s Cafe, Town Hill Country Store, Wind and Wine by the Sea, Asticou Inn, Knowles Co., MCM Electric, Midnight, Pine Tree Market, Shaw Jewelry, Bass Harbor Boat, Carroll’s Drug Store, Davis Agency, John Goodwin Construction, Gott’s Store, Harbor Watch Inn, Carroll Harper & Associates, Gordius Garage, KM Harper & Son, Lee’s Trucking, Quietside Ice Cream, HG Reed, Royal Promotions, Thurston’s Lobster Pound, Acadia Vet, Primrose Inn and one anonymous sponsor.
Every student and teacher on the trip will benefit from the event’s proceeds.
Mount Desert Island Hospital was an Eagle Sponsor of the Birch Bay Village’s golf outing fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Other sponsors of the event included Par Sponsor Skip’s Automotive and Hole Sponsors Thurston’s, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Camden National Bank and Royal Promotions.
The First recently made a contribution to Acadian Youth Sports (AYS) in Bar Harbor as a foundation sponsor.
Acadian Youth Sports is an organization that provides opportunities for the youth of our local communities to explore their interests in sports under the AYS umbrella: Acadian Little League, Acadian Basketball Association, Acadian Football League and the Acadian Golf Association. According to Kyle McKim, executive director of AYS, “The money will go to improving and continuing the excellent athletic experience that we make sure all of our young athletes get to have.”
The Jesup Memorial Library recently received a $1,000 donation to its annual fund from Camden National Bank. The donation will support the day-to-day operations of the library.
With this donation, Camden joins the Jesup business council at the Vanguard level. To join the business council or for more information, contact Melinda Rice, Jesup’s director of development and communications, at [email protected] or 288-4245.
The Jesup is a private nonprofit that receives less than 5 percent of its funding from the town.
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks display.
Without the presenting sponsor, Ocean Properties and their affiliated businesses, including the Bar Harbor Regency, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, the Harborside Hotel & Marina and Stewman’s Lobster Pound, such a crowd-pleasing fireworks display would not have been possible.
Also, many thanks to Machias Savings Bank, this year’s July Fourth parade sponsor, and Emera Maine, green sponsor of the day’s festivities.
Donations to support the festivities came from these local businesses: Acadia Corporation, Blueberry Hill Development Corp/Bar Harbor Campground, Cromwell Harbor Inc., G&G Electric Inc., Testa’s Inc., The Northern Trust Company, The Richard Wolf Trust of 2004, The Thirsty Whale Inc., West Street Café, Witham Family Limited Partnership, Acadia Institute of Oceanography, Atlantic Brewing Company, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Christmas Spirit Shop, Dead River Company, EBS, Galyn’s Galley, Geddy’s Pub, Mark Newcombe Welding, Mount Desert Campground, Primrose Inn, Rosalie’s Pizza, Saint LLC, Side Street Café, Simply Natural, The Chart Room, Willis’ Rock Shop, Window Panes, Acadia Realty Group, Alone Moose, Bar Harbor Savings & Loan, Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Campground, Coston & McIsaac CPAs, Hadley’s Point Campground, Jordan’s Restaurant & Variety, Wensleydale Properties LLC, Woodland Park Cottages, Yellow House, Graycote Inn and Seacroft Inn.
Donations also were received from these individuals: Charlotte Bordeaux, Richard Cough, Mark and Skyler Ewing, Penelope Harris, Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez, Johanna R. Pasha, Delores Shields, Phoebe and James Boyer, Arthur Brunelle, James and Suzanne Corbett, Jeanne Fernald, Betsey Holtzmann, Stacey and Ken Smith, William Arata, Jerry and Sally Aron, Jean-Paul Beaulieu, Charles Butt, John Cammick, Barbara Cusumano, Stephanie Graff, Charles and Laura Hendricks, James Norwood, Lisa Nowell and K.S. Robinson, Rodney and Ardis Ono, David Painter and Mary Dudzik, Mary Perry-Dysart and Edward Dysart, William Ruger Jr., Terri and Gregory Scott, Ronald and Dottie Seymour, Carole Theriault, France Villeneuve, Clair Villeneuve, Caspar Weinberger Jr., Kim and Finn Wentworth, Connie Birkenmeier, Carol and Richard Bullock, Richard and Claudia Collier, Sally Scully Crock, Ellen and William Dohmen, Catherine and John Forrest, Mollie and Donald Frost, Michael and Jean Ginevan, Brian Hamor, John and Jocelyn Hayes, H. Wendell and Claire Hodgkins, Josephine Ingle, William and Nancy Kauffman, Ernest and Margot Kohorn, David Lind, Robert and Kathleen Malaney, Dr. Carl J. and Carol F. Melzer, William and Judith Meyerjack, Lynn Nobil, Gerald Paradis, Robert Pollock and David Elston, Scott and Debra Ream, John and Gail Reeves, Hilda Roderick, Julianne and Douglas Rodick, John Russell, Anna C. Ryan, Constance C. Shea, Joel and Judith Sherman, Michael and Mary Ann Siklosi, Laura Stanton, Alice and Robin Walls, Anne Walmsley, Donald Bell, Patricia and Michael Blythe, Wilhelmina Brouwer, Leon Chai and Cara Ryan, Edward and Anne Damn, Dr. Robinson and Frances Fry, M.M. Grindle, Michael and Donna Healy, Donald and Martha Hobbs, Gerald and Zdenka Jonak, Carol Ann Lowit, Stephen Marburg, Stella and Stephen Matson, Andrea and Nicholas Miller, Robert and Diana Oliphant, J. and K. Perrine, Howard and Jean Turnbull and Brent and Catherine Walton.
Thanks also go to the Town of Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor Police Department, the Bar Harbor Fire Department and the Bar Harbor Harbormaster for helping make this year’s fireworks display a safe and successful evening.