ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER HIGHLIGHTS
Like many of our island organizations, The Island Community Center has had to re-imagine all of its programs and events, including our very popular July 4th Stonington Six Road Race. What better way to get outside and enjoy a healthy activity AND to support your Island Community Center than by joining our Stonington600 Virtual Run/Walk over the 4th of July weekend?
Please help us achieve our goal of 600 total miles for The Island Community Center by running or walking any distance that works for you, from wherever you are.
Here’s how our #Stonington600 works:
- Register for and/or support the event by clicking or copying and pasting this URL into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stonington600-virtual-runwalk-registration-95259404443
- Pick up your t-shirt at our curb-side locations (to be announced), or have it shipped for a small fee.
- Choose a distance: 1 mile, 3 miles, 6 miles, or whatever goal you hope to reach.
- Use Mapmyrun.com or Google Maps to create your route, or just get out and run/walk.
- Complete your run/walk during the July 4th weekend (July 3-5, 2020) – and carry water to stay hydrated!
-Ask your family and friends to register as well, or to simply support our Island Community Center.
- Tell us how you did! Send your photos, distance, speed, and story, and we’ll post on our site - #Stonington600!
The past several weeks have shown the resolve and generosity of our community and essential workers. Please join us from wherever you are to celebrate our resilience and engage in a healthy pursuit to benefit our Island Community Center – an organization that has served as a hub of activity and social connection on Deer Isle for almost two decades. Help us ensure that we will be here for at least another 20 years!
We deeply appreciate your participation and support, and hope you will join us this July 4th weekend as a participant, supporter, or both, for our #Stonington600 Virtual Run/Walk.
COVID-19 Update 4/24/20:
Hello, friends of the Island Community Center,
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Island Community Center is making the difficult decision to make changes to every program and event we do. We feel it is necessary to continue doing our part to prevent the virus from spreading through our community. We’re focusing on new and inventive ways to bring events to the community. In areas where this is not an option, we must be socially responsible and make the difficult decision to cancel.
Sadly, we must cancel some events to do our part to keep the level of infection to a minimum. For 2020,
we will be canceling our annual Flash in the Pans Street Dance, scheduled for June 22nd , and Fisherman’s Day, scheduled for July 19th . This was to be our first year of organizing this event. We will refund any payments made towards this event. We are already looking forward to 2021, and the joy that being together as a community will bring.
We are moving our Stonington Six road race to an online format. We feel with some major changes to the format, we can still offer fun running opportunities around the 4th of July holiday, with the same “get out and run” attitude. We also know that online auctions are one of the many new ideas on the market today, and we are looking to utilize this for the Island Community Center’s Annual Auction fundraiser that takes place on Monday, August 10th . Stay tuned for more details on the changes to both of these events over the coming months.
We are searching for daily programs and activities that can be done online as well. We are looking at cooking classes, sport-specific training, creative writing classes, music classes, group sing-a-longs, and so much more.
The decision regarding Camp Kooky, our weekly summer camp, is still being assessed. We are looking at ways to minimize personal interactions while still being able to serve area children. We are doing all we can to make camp happen. If for any reason we cannot, we will refund any down payments that have been made. We will make a final decision at our monthly board meeting, scheduled for mid-May.
To keep informed of changes to programs and events, please visit our Web site at https://www.islandcommunitycenter.net, or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to be added to our email list or have any questions, please send us an email to
email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Island Community Center.
Island Community Center Executive Director
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- 7am-7pm Monday-Saturday. 8am-7pm Sunday. Deliveries on Mondays. Call in order 7:30-11am for afternoon delivery. Only allowing 15 persons in the store at a time.
Walgreens- 9am-9pm including the pharmacy drive thru.
Harbor View- Hours are 6am-7pm Monday-Saturday & 8am-7pm Sunday, curbside pickup available. Take out is available 7 days a week 11am-7:30pm. Take out window is open Friday-Sunday.
Tradewinds- 7-8am Seniors, 8am-7pm. Only 50 persons allowed in the store.
The Galley- 11am-8pm & curb side pick up available please call ahead and we will let you know when the order is ready 348-6988. Only allowing 5 persons in the store at a time.
BH Co-op- 10-11am Seniors only, 11am-6pm Mon-Sat. 1am-12pm Seniors only, 12pm-4pm Sunday. Curbside pick up only. Call 207-374-3516 to order. Shopping is limited to 10 customers at a time.
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- 7am-7pm only allowing 5 customers in the store at one time. Grocery pickup available please give 1-hour notice. Delivery available Tuesday-Thursday please give 24-hour notice. (207)359-2125
El EL Frijoles- Carry out Wed-Sat 11am-8pm. Call (207)359-2486
Harbor Cafe- 11am-7pm takeout & delivery. Dining room now open with limited seating.
Fin & Fern- Open for dine-in Friday-Sunday 5-7:30pm by reservation. Also, available for takeout. Call (207)348-3111
Bagaduce Lunch- Open.
Cockatoo- Open for takeout Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm.
Strong Brewing- To your door delivery on pints Fri. & Sat.
Marlintini's - Dining room opening 5/18. Call for reservations. Curbside/Take Out still available.
Barncastle- Take-out and Curbside Pick-up from 3-7pm Tuesday through Saturday.
44 North- Takeaway phone orders only. Self-service pick up is available Mon-Sat 9am-2pm. Call (207)348-5208 to place an order. *Store will be closed May 14th-25th.*
Dunkin’- Drive-thru only.
Subway- Open regular hours, take out only.
Tinder Hearth- Place pastry order by Wednesday for Saturday morning at 8 am-12 pm pick up. Pizza takeout is available on Tuesdays. To order call (207)326-8381 or visit us online.
Billings Ship Store- Regular hours, curb side 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.
Clay Haskell & Son, Inc- Office is closed to the public. Please call (207)367-2715 for assistance.
Hammond Lumber- Open regular hours.
V&S- Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Only 5 customers allowed inside at once, and they must wear masks. Curbside also still available.
IFG/Napa- Starting 5/18 we will be offering curbside pick up M-F 9am-2pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Please call (207)367-5959 to place your order.
Pet Provisions- TUESDAY-SATURDAY 10am-2pm. Curbside pick up/delivery available. Shop online at BLUEHILLPETPROVISIONS.COM
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.
Percy L Brown & Sons Inc- Open
Deans Automotive & Small Engine- Curbside only.
New England Marine & Industrial- Curbside only Monday-Friday.
Queen’s Closet- Closed
Opera House Arts- Closed
Physique- Opening 6/1 by appointment only.
Island Community Center- Closed
Suzy's Scissor Shack- Open
Penobscot Bay Press- Closed to public.
Fairwinds Florist- Flower delivery available as well as curbside pick up Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, and Sat 9am-3pm.
BH Farm Drop- Call for availability 374-5621.
MCCF- 8-4 Mon-Fri, limited access. Call 367-2708 with questions.
Coastline PT- *Reopening on 5/11* Call (207)619-4974 to schedule an appointment.
Coastside Bio Resources- Open regular hours.
John Steed Law- Open, can meet by phone or video. (207)374-2573
Nervous Nellie's- Store and grounds are closed for visitors. Taking orders over the phone and through the internet. Shipping or pick up by arrangement.
Wise Tree Therapeutic Massage- Closed, seeing clients over zoom/phone calls.
Island Heritage Trust- IHT trails currently remain open for use in accordance with CDC safety recommendations. Check our website for guidelines, updates and educational resources.
Stonington Town office- Open regular hours only one customer at a time.
Deer Isle Town office- Closed to the public, only open by appointment only. Call (207)348-6060 to schedule.
Stonington Public Library- Closed. No contact pick up/deliveries Tuesday&Fridays 2-4pm.
Chase Emerson Library- Offering curbside service. Visit
Island Family Medicine- Call ahead if you are feeling sick. (207)367-2311
Island Family Dental- Emergency care only (207)367-2631.
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. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.
Seaside Pharmacy- Curbside pick up only. Call ahead and pay over the phone.
Deer Isle Fire Chief- The Town of DI is closed to all open burning until further notice.
Stonington Fire Chief- The Town of Ston. is closed to all open burning until furth notice.
Stonington Transfer Station- Temporarily suspended recycling operations.
HIP Lunch Box - Delivering hot lunch Mondays & Thursdays to Island seniors, $5 donation requested. (207)367-2253
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."