ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER HIGHLIGHTS
COVID-19 Update 3/22/20: Although we are going through trying times we are remaining optimistic and planning for the future. If we are unable to continue with any upcoming events we will be sure to keep everyone informed. At this time the Island Community Center will be closed to all programs through the month of April. We are currently in the process of looking for ways to develop programs to honor social distancing but also allow families and individuals to enjoy activities together. Stay tuned for more updates.
- The archery safety class scheduled for April has been CANCELED.
- IHT Nature camp scheduled for April has been CANCELED.
- The Great Down Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April has been CANCELED.
Greetings Island Community,
I am reaching out to you our Island Community Family to let you know we will be closing indefinitely as of tonight (March 13th ) at 6 pm. This was a difficult decision that I and the board did not make lightly. Things are changing so rapidly in terms of protocol for responding to COVID-19 that we are acting with caution. The community members that we serve on a daily basis are amongst those highest risk. At this point, we must be prudent and do our part to prevent any potential exposure. Given the current facts, our community isn’t at risk at this moment, but this could change very quickly. We are trying to do our part to alleviate fears and prevent possible spreading of this virus.
We recognize that this will put many programs and activities on hold until further notice. The board, Saige, and I will keep in contact and continually evaluate the situation and keep you informed. Thank you for all your support and understanding as we navigate this global issue.
Wishing everyone the best,
COVID-19 - Deer Isle-Stonington area businesses updates:
With the Governor's essential business only order on Wednesday, March 25th, there may be changes to the list below. It is our recommendation that you always call ahead.
Burnt Cove Market- 9am-6pm, curbside pick up on Wednesday & Saturday. Deliveries on Mondays. Call in order 7:30-11am for afternoon delivery.
Walgreens- 9am-9pm including the pharmacy drive-thru.
Harbor View- 5am-7pm, pizza 4-6pm on Friday & Saturday only, curbside pickup available.
Tradewinds- 6-7am Seniors, 7am-8pm regular hours.
The Galley- 11am-8pm & curbside pick up available please call ahead and we will let you know when the order is ready 348-6988.
BH Co-op- 9-10am Seniors only, 10am-6pm Mon-Sat. Curbside pick up available for the cafe. Call 207-374-3516 to order. Pay on the phone with credit, or pickup, inspect, and pay at the register.
Family Dollar- 8-9am senior citizens & 9am-8pm public shopping.
Mike’s Market- Regular hours, but have pick-up available at the drive-thru window on the Marlentini’s side! Just call ahead to order anything in the store!
Eggemoggin Country Store- 6am-6pm.
El EL Frijoles- Carry out Wed. & TH
Harbor Cafe- 11am-7pm takeout & delivery.
Strong Brewing- To your door delivery on pints Fri. & Sat.
Marlintini's- Take out only.
Barncastle- Take-out and Curbside Pick-up from 3-7pm Tuesday through Saturday.
44 North- Takeaway phone orders only.
Dunkin’- Drive-thru only.
Subway- Open regular hours, take out only.
Billings Ship Store- Regular hours, curbside pick up only.
Downeast Fishing Gear- Normal hours, call ahead 348-6800 WE PICK IT AND LOAD YOUR TRUCK!
Barters/MD Joyce- Open regular hours, call ahead for pick up.
Hammond Lumber- Open regular hours.
V&S- 9am-3pm Mon-Sat, 9am-2pm Sunday-curbside only.
Pet Provisions- TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10am-2pm. Curbside pick up/delivery available.
Heanssler Oil- We encourage you to call (207-348-2311) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your needs and if we can assist you remotely. Customer access is limited to the front counter area only.
Queen’s Closet- Closed
Opera House Arts- Closed
Island Community Center- Closed
Suzy's Scissor Shack- Closed
Penobscot Bay Press- Closed to the public.
Fairwinds Florist- Flower delivery available as well as grocery delivery through Peninsula Provisions, Call in your order from Tradewinds or BH Co-op.
BH Farm Drop- Call for availability 374-5621.
MCCF- 8-4 Mon-Fri, limited access. Call 367-2708 with questions.
Coastline PT- Post-operative, rehab, emergency/priority cases.
Coastside Bio Resources- Open regular hours.
Stonington Town office- Closed to the public.
Deer Isle Town office- Closed to the public.
Stonington Public Library- Closed
Chase Emerson Library- Closed
Post Offices- Regular hours
Transfer Stations- Regular hours
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust- Lobby is closed drive-thru only.
Camden National Bank- Lobby is closed drive-thru only.
Seaside Pharmacy- Curbside pick up only. Call ahead and pay over the phone.
Thank you to Leslie Macdonald-Rice for gathering some of this information for us! If anyone has anything to add or change please let us know and we can edit. This is just a general guide to business updates. Feel free to share!
On a cool September morning, John walked backward gently guiding his wife Joan, forward. They have been together for over 45 years. They arrive faithfully each spring and fall for a few weeks to take in their beloved Deer Isle. They love to explore the shores of Sandbeach, frequent their favorite eateries, and watch the boats in the harbor. In recent times, Joan has suffered a health event that has made walking a struggle. She deeply wants to come again to her favorite place. He loves her deeply, so he brings her. For him, there is no difficulty too big to overcome, if it makes her happy. Given her struggles, Joan must walk each day to build her strength. In Stonington, the hills and bustling sidewalks make it too great of a challenge for her to get the walking time in. Here at the Island Community Center, we offer community walking in the gym area. The gym is perfect for what they need; it is level, spacious and dry. John & Joan stop by twice a day during their visits to walk as many times around the gym as she can handle. He tells me, "We could not have continued to come if we did not have a space to take her walking each day, thank you."