Recent Events & Media

Appreciation for the Community’s Support –  

Please give your patronage to these area businesses, acknowledging their support of our annual Swing for Habitat Golf Tournament fundraiser (click on image to view larger). Another successful and FUN year! And mark your calendars for 2017….See you all on September 30th on the links!


Acadia Fuel (207-244-9664 )
Acadia Seamless Gutter
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
The First
Harborside – Hotel, Spa, & Marina
Lynam Real Estate
Lynam Insurance Agency
Machias Savings Bank

Acadia Cornerstone Real Estate
Acadia Realty Group
Artful Designs Hair Care and Art
Atlantic Landscape Construction
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Barkhouse Appraisal Services
Bernstein Shur
Camden National Bank
Carroll Drug Store
Chris Parsons Building & Remodeling (207-288-0618)
Coastal Computers, LLC
Consumer Title
Coston, McIsaac & Shea Financial Advisors
Coston and McIsaac, CPA’s
Davis Agency Real Estate
Dead River Company
The Dog & Pony Tavern
EBS Building Supply
Field, Kathleen & Chris
G. & G. Electric
Gardens by Design (207-288-9324)
Gray & Gray Construction (207-266-5529)
Jones Real Estate (HSJ Mgmt.)
J.T. Rosborough, Inc.
Jordan’s Restaurant & Variety
Jordan’s Snack Bar
Lauren Corey Consulting
L.E. Norwood & Sons Masonry
L.S. Robinson Co. Real Estate & Vacation Rentals
Maine Camp Outfitters
Maine Savings FCU
McKay’s Public House
MDI Imported Car Service
MDI Tree Service & Landscaping
Richard C. Cleary, Attorney
Shirt Off Your Back Laundry
Shubert, Dennis and Jane
Siam Orchid
SIPS/Sawyers Specialties (J&S Worcester)
Skip’s Automotive Services
Smuggler’s Den Campground
Southwest Food Mart (Coastal Retail Corp.)
The Spragues in Memory of Joshua
Swan Agency/Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

2016 HOLE-in-ONE Win-a-Car [+ Other Prizes] SPONSOR:

Northeast Harbor Golf Club
Richard Parks Furniture Gallery
Linda Rowell-Kelley
Paul K. Albert – Optometrist
The Romantic Room
The Neighborhood House
The Causeway Club
Trenton Flooring and Furniture
Frenchman Bay Photo
HFH ReStore & Joanne Parkinson
Coastal Computers
L.E. Norwood & Sons
The Holmes Store
MDI High School
Scrimshaw Workshop
Skip’s Automotive Services and Car Wash
The Kimball Shop & Boutique
Carisa’s Salon
Ellsworth Jewelers
McGrath’s Variety Store
McKay’s Public House
The Upper Deck at the Marina
Hancock Co. Habitat ReStore
Out of the Pod
West Marine
Atlantic Brewing Company
W. Ellsworth (pies so good they ought to be on sale somewhere!)
FT Brown Hardware
Hairbenders Salon
Moody Mermaid
Thomas W. Wallace Construction
A.C. Parsons Landscaping
Angelo’s Pizzeria
Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium
Finn’s Irish Pub
Flexit Cafe
House Wine
Milagro Coffee & Espresso
Rooster Brothers
Walter R. Dunton, Jr.
It’s a ME Thing
Cadillac Mountain Sports
Westside Florist
Morton’s Moo

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy of Bar Harbor (sandwiches)
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (baking & bottled water)
Colonel’s Restaurant & Bakery (donuts)


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 Our thoughts and prayers …

Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced last week that recent liver surgery revealed that he had cancer which had spread to other parts of his body.  This Thursday (8/20) he held a press conference in which he stated, “I have had a wonderful life,” and that, “It is in the hands of God, whom I worship.”  That afternoon he began a course of radiation therapy for the melanoma.

For over 30 years, President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have been the most visible and hands-on supporters of our world-wide mission.  He, Mrs. Carter, and their extended family and friends all are in our thoughts and prayers.

President Carter encouraged Habitat to continue with its plans for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, still on track to take place in Nepal in November.  Habitat will work with 100 families in the Ratnanager municipality in the Chitwan district near the city of Bharatpur (Nepal’s fifth-largest city, ~100 miles west of the capital, Kathmandu).  Having been a part of the June 2003 Valdosta, Georgia, work project as an AmeriCorps member, I [Kelley] would encourage everyone to consider participating in one of these events now or in the future.

Please enjoy this article (click here) on the work projects (from which the above photo came) in an old edition of Habitat International’s publication, Habitat World.



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A note from Missy Combs, homeowner of our 18th house, on a 2014 Summer fundraiser:

Thank you for everybody’s participation [in supporting the Italian Dinner fundraiser]. …I look forward to working with many of you finishing up our home!

Truly blessed,
Missy, Ashley, and Brodie

Italian Dinner fundraiser auction item donors:

44 North Coffee: mug and 2 pounds of coffee valued at $38
Black Dinah Chocolatiers: $25 gift certificate
Blue Hill Co-op: $30 gift certificate and bag
Danny Murphy’s Pub: $20 gift certificate
El El Frijoles: gift certificate and T-shirt valued at $40
Gary’s Fuel Service: 100 gallons of propane valued at $400
Mike’s Market II: $25 gift certificate
Northern Bay Market: $20 gift certificate
Sarah Sarah’s: $50 gift certificate
Three Wishes: 2 white ceramic vases valued at $31



The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a $9,500 grant from the Hancock County Fund to Hancock County Habitat for Humanity to build Habitat’s Home #18 with the Combs family in Sedgwick. This matching funds grant engages 12 area churches in fundraising and volunteer labor in what Habitat for Humanity calls a Disciple Build.  Habitat for Humanity is currently the 6th largest home builder in the US and has been very successful in building with low income populations due in large part to being able to motivate churches. We believe this Disciple Build is a project-driven way to engage churches to join our mission, forming a coalition that will open doors to new church partners on the Blue Hill peninsula.

According to Jimmy Goodson, Hancock County Habitat’s [former] Executive Director, “Missy Combs is a motivated, resourceful mother of two who works hard to provide for her family. Their family currently lives in her mother’s house with other relatives in an overcrowded situation.  We plan to begin home construction this fall on donated family land in Sedgwick.  With this generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation, we are well on our way to making their dream of homeownership a reality”.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.  To learn more about the foundation, visit