In order to provide the services and infrastructure that it does, Blue Hill Community Development’s board (and others) volunteer time and other resources to keeping the organization going—meeting to consider new and review existing projects, manage the organization’s (and sponsored projects’) financial affairs, update the bhcd.org web site, maintain our legal and tax status, etc.
Help BHCD support its projects with minimal administrative costs! You can donate via the PayPal button (below) or send a check to BHCD noting BHCD in the memo area.
The Downeast Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association is proud to host and help sponsor this year’s Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival. We’re thinking positive that the CDC guidelines will allow the Festival to take place. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021. We will once again be partnering with Maine200.org to celebrate “207 turning 201” in 2021. We are planning a lot of maritime and historical related activities: boats, rides, demonstrations, arts and crafts in the park, sea shanties, seafood and more.
Warrant #4, the Festival exemption, passed by large margin at the Town Hall vote allowing exhibitors to fully participate at this year’s event. Planning is ongoing and if you’d like to be an exhibitor, volunteer or sponsor please visit the Festival website for more information.
We have an great line up of musicians scheduled. Returning from our first event in 2019 will be the Peter Leonard Group – Sea Shanties, Carl Karush and Bill Shubeck – Sea Songs and Fiddle Tunes. New this year we’re excited to announce that Castlebay (Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee) will be playing traditional seafaring songs from Maine.
Come join us for a fun summer day by the bay.
Reach Projects, an artist residency program sponsored by BHCD, has completed its first season, with great benefit to both the participating artists and the Blue Hill community.
The project volunteers, thrilled with this success are now gearing up for the 2020 season.
More information about Reach Projects…
At the request of several of our sponsored projects, we’ve set up a PayPal account to accept online donations to specific projects and to support BHCD’s general operating costs (which are modest).
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BHCD supports the Blue Hill Main Street organizational effort by providing access to our MailChimp email infrastructure. The idea is to facilitate communication amongst the four standing Main Street committees and the ~100 local residents who have provided emails and asked to be kept up-to-date with the Main Street efforts.
Anyone can add (or adjust) their email list preferences by clicking the button below:
The BHCD Board has approved sponsorship of “Native Gardens of Blue Hill,” a local group of gardeners (horticulturalists?) focused on creating publicly accessible gardens using native Maine plants.
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