The Lighthouse Arts Center is a light-filled, exciting place to enjoy the beauty of art from more than 100 artists, as well as a place to increase your own skills in our art classes. We have two floors of galleries, featuring primarily Maine artists in a full range of work from watercolors, oils and photographs to fabric arts, pottery, jewelry and woodcrafts. Classes include pottery (both hand-building and using the wheel), plus pastels, watercolor, fiber arts and more. Open Studio Space is available, as is kiln firing. Space is also available in the Education Center for artists to rent for their own classes, and for special meetings, events or art parties. The exhibition gallery on the second floor features special shows each month, with periodic juried and community shows. All this on the beautiful waterfront of Bucksport!
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The Grand is a performing arts center serving the greater coastal Maine region.
The Gatherings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to foster community through sharing, cooperation, learning and the arts.
Our vision is to create a vibrant, multi-use space where anyone can find opportunities for connecting with others, the arts, learning, real food, entertainment and good health.
The building has a big meeting room downstairs with an adjoining small kitchen and cafÃ©. A small co-working space is also being set up. The recently renovated second floor, opening in early 2018, will have a game / craft room and another large open room that can be used for activities such as yoga or meditation.
Word is a three-day, annual literary festival in Blue Hill, gathering a community of readers and writers to celebrate the written and spoken word alongside those who may not typically be engaged in those pursuits.
While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.
In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.
In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.
Pugnuts – A coastal Maine experience – unique flavors and hospitality in our 19th century general store.
We use only premium ingredients in our Gelato and Ice Cream. Ice cream and flavorings are sourced locally in New England. Gelatos and Sorbets are made with imported Italian ingredients as well as naturally produced flavorings and colorings.
We rotate 12 flavors of Ice Cream, 10 flavors of Gelato and 2 Sorbets in our display cases in the Surry shop, and others are available on a daily basis.
Pugnuts offers a wide variety of Ice Cream and Gelato cakes for your special occasion. We always have a selection in our freezer case at our shop in Surry, and we are happy to make your cake to order with 24 hour’s notice. We can do virtually any flavor that we offer (excluding sorbets) although for the best effect we suggest you use single or combinations of single flavor ice creams rather than swirls or varigates.
Perry’s Lobster Shack is a small family owned and operated second generation seafood restaurant located in Surry Maine! Perry’s was originated in 1998 and has been a highly sought after restaurant ever since! We offer one of a kind views, service and food. Come enjoy our famous lobster rolls on our outside dock area. We can be reached by land or sea. If you join us for, lunch don’t be surprised if you see some of the Lobster men unloading their catch of the day. If dining on our beautiful pier doesn’t leave you enough time, that’s okay! We offer live or cooked items to go and now accept all major credit cards. Come say hello this summer and make sure you come with an empty stomach!
Full Service Supermarket
Discover an oasis of fine food and lodging in a storied village by the sea. The award winning Pentagoet Inn & Restaurant is a charming Queen Anne Victorian hotel offering gracious hospitality, elegant accommodations, and fine dining.
Blue Hill Inn offers accommodations year round. Located in the heart of the Blue Hill Historic District, the inn is an ideal stop on your coastal Maine vacation. Walk to the many unique shops, galleries and an assortment of dining options. The inn offers eleven elegantly appointed guest rooms with period furniture and antiques and two slightly more modern suites in our Cape House next door. All of our rooms have their own private bath and your stay during the summer season includes a delicious three-course breakfast in our bright and cheerful dining room. In addition, complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served each evening in our fireside parlor or in the apple orchard and gardens from 6-7 p.m. with wines, beers and cocktails available.
The Wineshop has on offer cracking good wines at all prices, which can also be ordered on-line, thoughtfully selected cheeses, coffees and teas of quality, cigars and pipe tobacco, occasional musical events, a secret Friday restaurant in the winter, and assorted other Tom (and Jane) foolery. Open from 10AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday, all are welcome.
A seasonal historic inn and cottages in Deer Isle Village, each room has a water view of the Northwest Harbor or Mill Pond. We offer park-like grounds, comfortable guest rooms with private baths, a library and game room and common rooms to relax. This is a place that you spend time in nature, recharge, and get away from it all. A full breakfast is included in room rate. Enjoy a drink in the bar, or outside on the deck – we have a full bar, diverse wine list, and feature Maine beers on tap. We offer small plate dinner options for our inn guests 5 nights a week. Check our website for more info. Pilgrim’s Inn is open mid-May to mid-October. Cottages are open /earlier/later at a discounted rate excluding breakfast.
Parker Ridge Retirement Community was created to meet your needs and offer you options as those needs change. At the center of our community is Parker Inn, which offers both independent living apartments and assisted living suites, as well as many amenities that serve our entire community. We also offer spacious, luxurious retirement cottages for those who desire to own their home, without all the hassles of home maintenance.
Our Residents LOVE Living Here. . . We’re confident YOU will too.
On the shore of East Penobscot Bay, magically facing the setting sun and islands of the Bay. Discover our natural oasis of authentic old Maine! Offering 10 sophisticatedly rustic 1- & 2-bedroom cottages plus 6 rooms in our budget-wise, Hostel @ Acorn by the Sea. Country WiFi. Welcoming guests with a dog to Birches Cottage. Our barn is great for small group gatherings. Our shorefront is beautiful for weddings. Since 1889.
Full-service garden center offering trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and houseplants as well as seeds, gardening supplies and gifts. We also sell premium dog and cat food, as well as toys and supplies. In the Summer and Fall we sell local organic produce. We offer landscape design and construction services, and our Glass Greenhouse is often used for community events, including a weekly farmers market from mid-October thru mid-May.
Seasonal Rentals of Rooms and cottages
Seasonal restaurant and catering for all occasions
Field-grown cut flowers for weddings, parties and events or just a bouquet for your dining-room table! Consulting and delivery services available.
Small hotel, restaurant and bar.