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Harpswell News

P.O. Box 448

Harpswell, ME  04079

These organizations have made tax-deductible donations to support our general mission, separately from sponsored ads:

Leadership Sponsors:

Sustaining Sponsors:

The following people have made tax-deductible contributions to our mission:

Cathy Abbott, Laura Nancy and Jonathan Barrett Adams, James and Rita Aderhold, Richard A. Agathos, Ed and Barb Anania, Dr. Lynn Anderson, Judith Clark Adams, Brandon Andrusic, John Anthony, Jean Arcangeli,Teresa Arendell, Flora Arndt, Judy Arndt, Rachel and Stephen Arnold, James Atkinson and Nancy Moore, Elizabeth Bailey, Kenneth and Christine Baily, David and Paula Baiss, Patricia Baker, William Baker, Suzanne Bakewell and Mark Blondman, George and Alice Bangs, Shannon Banks, Deborah and George Barker, Greg and Donna Barmore, Brooke Barnes, Christy Barnes and Douglas Reiner, Heather Barnhart, Cynthia Barr, William Barron, Kristin Bartel, James Barton, Wendy Batson and Bob Eaton, John R. and Kathaleen Bauer, Paul Bazzano, Richard and Gail Bean, Douglas Beers, Sean Beherec, Ellen Bell-Irving, Anne Benaquist, Nancy Bennett, Pam Berry, Arnold Besier, Jim and Joyce Bessen, Greg Bestick and Christine Tomasino, Joseph Bettencourt, Rob and Susan Biggs, William Bikales, Jeff and Sue Bills, Barbara Bishop, Elizabeth Bixler, Ralph Black, Stephen A. Black, Ed and Laurie Blain, Lydia Blank, Alan Blum and Jim Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Bock, George and Patricia Bodkin, Elizabeth Boerstling, Sheila and Jan Bohlin, Else Boland, Evelyn and JP Bolduc, Janene Boller, Antulio Bomfim, John Boomer, Tim and Gail Borkowski, Charlene Boulais, Shawn Boulgier, Elizabeth Bouve and Lee Johnson, Kathleen Bowen, Gordon Bowersock and Leslie Inman, Eric C. Bowie, David and Leslie Bradbury, Bruce Brandt, Greg Braun, Sarah Brendler, David and Pam Brennan, Michelle Brennan, Georgia Breyer, Laurie Briggs, Robin and Jeanne Brooks, Dave Brown and Jane Covey, David Brown, Nathaniel and Bing Brown, Janice and Tom Brudzinski, William and Nicole Bryant , Karen Bullock McEwen, Robert Bump, John Burbank, James and Jean Burbine, Buzz Burlock, Warren Burroughs, Nelson Burton, Cyndy Bush, Richard Butcosk, William Byam, Robert Cahill, Alan Calhoun, Marlis Cambon, David and Christine Campbell, Phyllis and Donald Campbell, Tim Carberry, Claire Cardona, Carolyn Carney, Shirley Caron, Dana Porter and Brownie Carson, John and Susan Carson, Elly and Charles Cary, Robin Casey and Lou Kimball, Frances Caswell, Stephen and Joanne Caulfield, Joni Cermak, Sarah Chandler and Paul Kane, Ann and James Chappus, Helene Chase, Charlie Chen, Elizabeth Childs, J. Curtis Chipman, Jean Chiquoine, Cathryn and Ron Christensen, Deborah Christie, Jane Clavet, Linda Clement, Donald Clifford and Sharon Whitney, Calixte and Adele Cloutier, Nancy and Roy Cockburn, Lydia and Andre Cocquyt, Barry and Christine Coflan, Alison Cohen, Lorna Cohen and Anne Huntington, Adrian Colborn, Wayne Cole, Anne Collins, Doug Collins, Jane and Richard Collins, Connie Sage and Philip Conner, Lucy and Charles Cook, George Cookman, Jane Coolidge, Judy and John Cooper, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Corson, Robert Cote, Lee and Anne Cotton, Joyce Coughlan, Eugene and Jennifer Coughlin, Peter and Margy Cowgill, Pamela Craig, Laura Crawford, Sean Crean, Barry Crommett, Dana and Herb Cushing, Edward Cusick, Mr. and Mrs. D. Lloyd Jones, Ann Dabovich, Terry and Preston Dalglish, Michael and Janet Dana, Celeste and Thaddeus Danforth, Kathleen and Marc Davidson, Ralph and Josie Davies, Alan Davis, Gay De Hart, Deb and Eric Hawkins, David Deinzer, Jack Deislinger, Jim Delaney, Pat and Andy Deshaies, Daniel Diekema, Cathie and Bob Dittrich, Elizabeth Dodge, Christine Donovan, John Donovan, Kara Douglas, Ned and Debbie Douglas, Susanni Douville, Wendy and Gary Downes, Larry Doyon, Carl and Barbara DuBois, Bob Durant, Darcy J. Dye, Elizabeth and Arthur Dyer, Linda Earle, Elizabeth B. Eaton, Beth Eisman, George and Mary Lou Eliades, James Elliott, Elise Eplan and Bob Marcovitch, Gisela and Paul Estes, Vaughn C. Estes, Erik Fahlgren, Franci Vinal Farnsworth, David and Lynn Feindel, Paul Feiss and Nancy West, Jane Fenderson Cabot, Stephen Feron, John and Susan Ferraro, Catherine Finn and Clark Kercham, Candace Firzek, Martha Fisher and Jeff Wootan, Peter and Linda Flaherty, Lorna and Jack Flynn, Win Fowler, Jane Fox, Marta and Robert Frank, Lou and Rachela Frascotti, Karin Frazer, Robert and Elisabeth Freson, Sally Friedlander, Cynthia Friend, Dan and Kathy Frost, Helen and Bruce Frost, Michele Frost and Mary Helen Walker, Patricia and Aaron Fuchs, Sharon Funkhouser, Michael Galgano, Rebecca and Patrick Gallery, Frank Gatchell, Robert Gaudreau, Fred and Carol Gay, Andrew and Lori Gearhart, Allen Gelwick, John and Lile Gibbons, Susan Giencke and Paul Stern, Maggie Gill, Pam and Don Giller, Ellen Glew, William Glidden, Jalah Goette, AM Goldkrand, Hub and Kathy Goodrich, Tom Goodwin, James and Joanne Gordon, Jerry Gorman, Ted and Barb Goulette, Vicki S Gowler, Patty and Allan Graves, Jason Green, Thomas Green, Pamela Greene, Stephen and Daryl Greenwood, William Greenwood, Peter and Harriette Griffin, Sharon and Field Griffith, LeAnne Grillo and Howard Marshall, William Grimes, Ron and Sharon Groger, Hyman M. Gulak, Ann Gulesian, Gareth Gunn, Lilita Gusts, Richard and Catherine Guttman, Jonathan and Rumiko Haddon, Amy and Spike Haible, Lois and Doug Hale, Katherine Hall, Nor Hall, Virginia Hamilton, Sara Hammond, Garry Hansen, Pat Hansen, Clinton A. Hanson, Jr. , Hugh and Sarah Hardcastle, Edward Harris, Christopher M. Harte, Maureen Harvey and Joe King, Jean Hathaway, Edward and Helen Hawes, Kimberly Haynes and David Znamierowski, Connie Henry, Kay Henry and Rob Center, Allison Hepler, Judy Hershey, Hope Hilton and Terrence Flanagan, Tom and Michele Himes, Lew and Krista Hinman, Geoffrey Hobart, Sue Hokamp, Geoffrey Hole, Nancy Holler, Edward and Anne Holt, Connie Lewis Hooker, Jeanne Howe, Robert and Kay Howe, John Hubbard, Steven Hubbard, Thomas Hughes, Gene D. Humphrey, Thomas Hunter, Steve and Shirley Ingram, Barbara and Steven Inkellis, Hilary and Michael Innis, Thomas Innis, Robin Ishmael, Carol Israel and Mark Guerin, Thomas Jackman, Robert and Karin Jackson, Nancy Jensen, Paul and Jane Johansen, Ann Johnson, Charles and Jean Johnson, Pemberton Johnson, John and Lorraine Johnstone, David W. Jones, Merrill Jones, Fred B. Jordan, Cornelia and James Kachadorian, Susan Kallevik, Dawn Kalmar, Gretchen and Dexter Kamilewicz, Missy Kapela, Sheila Karajin, Kathleen and Charles Remmel, Scott Kaufman, Brenda Kelleher, Catherine Kelley, Susan and David Kertzer, Louise Kieffer, Karen Elise Kilbride, Ella Kimball, Laurie Kimball and Steven Jones, Nancy King, Stoddon and Patricia King, Ann Kirkley, Paul and Linda Kittle, Suzanne and George Klacik, Jerry and Karetta Klepner, Ron Kley, James Kneebone, Susanna Knight, Marion Knox, Russ and Julianna Kondratiuk, Karen and Tim Konicek, Henry and Mary Korsiak, Adam Krea and Jodie Stevens, Nancy Kurtz, Sarah and Daniel Lafond, Carolle Lago, Mary Alden Laird, Susan Landis, Jane Lane, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Langston, Thomas Larsen, Terri and Matt LaRussa, Mike Laskey, Jim and Patti Laughren, Mary Susan Leahy, Ellen Lebauer, Ronald and Jean LeClair, Allan Legrow, Karen Leland, Theresa Leney, Mary Lennon, Robert and Barbara Lenox, Steve Leveen, Claire Levesque, Ed Levine, Howard Levitan, Courtland and Barbara Lewis, Joyce Lewis, Li Liang, Bud and Lucy Liddell, Peter Lieberwirth, Laura and Joe Lienert, Robert and Linda Livingston, Cathy London, Roger Loney, John Long, Nancy and Robert Lopes, Susan and Frank LoPiccolo, Diane Loughlin, John and Susan Loyd, Marie Lucca, Dennis and Carolyn Luescher, Thomas Lunde, Kathryn Lundquist, Elizabeth Lyman, Barbara and Peter Lynch, Janice Lynch, Margaret and Bruce MacDougal, Phillip E. MacHugh, Scott and Shirley MacInnes, Adam and Susan Maffei, Benjamin Maher, Tom Mahoney, David and Laurie Maldari, John S. Malzard Jr., Bill Mangum, Suzanne Mann, Charles and Meredith Manning, Susan Manning, Abigail Manny, Grace March, Judy Marino, Ken Marks and Linda Reister, Nancy Marstaller, Amy and Charles Martin, Thomas and Lori Martin, Peter and Irene Martin, Alfred and Joan Martorelli, Peter Mayer, Margaret and Richard Mayo, Robert McAfee, Rob and Brenda McAleer, Jeff McBride, Laura McCandlish, John and Liz McCann, Jay and Tim McCreight, Sandra and Stanley McCurdy, Muriel McDonough, Bill and MaryEllen McEnroe, Dianne McEwen, Marnie and Malcolm McFarland, Joanna McGowan, Lee McIlvaine, Susan McIlvaine, Jim McKinnell and Mary Shields, Richard McLaughry, Bill Mclin and Mac McKeon, Lydia and Richard Mears, Avrohm Melnick, Joan and Peter Melroy, Linda and James Melton, Ben and Sheila Menair, Kathleen Menard, Catherine Merchant, Sally Meredith, Heather Merriman and Adrian Smith, Peter Meyers and Charles Terenzio, Christine and Bob Millar, Katherine Miller, Wallace B. Millner, Barry Mills, Ann and Martin Mitchell, Bob and Hati Modr, Faith Moll, John Monaghan, Nancy and John Moncure, Marsha Mongell, Carol Montgomery, Ann Moore, Julia Moore, Diana Morris and Peter Shiras, David Morton, Dick Moseley, David Moseley MacLelland, Mary and Thomas Moser, Sally and John Moulton, George and Cynthia Mudford, Beth and Bill Muldoon, Judy Muldoon, Judy Muller, Martha and Russell Munsey, Robert Murch, Arleen Murname, Matthew and Deira Murray, Mary Ann Nahf, Donna Nason, Mary Elizabeth Nehf, Bob Neilson, Patti Neuhof, Marguerite Newberg, John and Janice Newlands, Laurel Newton, Jake and Kathy Nicholson, Thomas and Catharine Nicholson, Douglas Nielson, Mr. and Mrs. Nikitas, Jacqueline Norman, Mercie and Steve Normand, Helen Norton, Sandra Norton, Patty O’Brien Carrier, Bill Bergquist and Kathleen O’Donnell, Thomas O’Hara, Erin O’Mara, William R. Oakes, Sharon and Kenneth Oehmig, Nancy Olson, Lili and John Ott, Ann Otto, Deborah Paine, Herbert Paris, Edward Pauly, Thomas and Barbara Pedersen, Suzanne L. Pelletier, Richard and Barbara Pelley, Anne and George Penniman, Bill and Judy Perkins, Jack and Joanne Perry, Edward Perry and Cynthia Wood, Arthur Peske, Dian Petty, Jason Petty, June and Ed Phinney, Linda Pierce, Susan and Robert Pinette, James Pinfold, Russell Pinkson and Margot Booth, Alex Piper, Verne and Carol Pitman, Robert Porter, Wendy Posner, Sarah and Jeff Potter, Frederick and Ellen Pough, Anne Poulin, Katy Powers, Kimberly Powers, Sam Powers, Scott Powers, Mose Price, Hartwell Prince, Marilyn S. Prince, Beverly Prosser Gelwick, Jay and Linda Prybylo, Jonathan and Lois Pulsifer, Mackin Pulsifer, Nat Pulsifer, Sheila Querfurth, Buffy and Joe Quinn, Josie Quintrell, Charles D. Radis, James and Priscilla Ragonese, Lawrence Rakovan, Daniel and Nancy Ravin, Larry and Chris Reese, Helen Regan, Lynn Reiner, Lauren Reiter, Clyda and George Rent, David K. Reppucci, Joan Reynolds, Mark and Susan Reynolds, Stephen Reynolds, Henry Rhoads, Ron and Sue Ribnik, Art Richardson, Martha Richardson, Trish Riley, Anne Robertson and Bud Meyer, Bruce and Judith Robinson, Mary and Ed Robinson, Georgiana Rock, Katherine Rollins, Nancy and Charles Roman, Christopher Rose, Scott Rose and Elizabeth Bailey, Irwin Rosenberg, Mary Roth, Richard Rotnem, Jane and Joe Rotondi, Denise Rousseau, Margaret Rousseau, Roger and Therese Royer, Jeanie Rubio, Mary Ruchinskas, Margaret Rudman, Richard and Lynne Rumba, Constance Rush, Linda Sage, Vijay Samalam and Margaret Stern, Mike Sambrook, Jane E. Samuelson, Jean Sanborn and George Metes, Robert and Janet Sanborn, Catharine Sanderson and David Wheeler, Susan Santare, Charles and Mary Ellen Saunders, Alan and Cynthia Sawyer, William Saxton, Philip J. Schaaf, Ben and Cindy Schuler, Tobias Seggerman, Frank and Susan Sessions, Peggy and Barry Shanler, Harry Shaw Sr., Peter and Barbara Shaw, Sandra Shaw, Trish Sheaff, Ellen Shillinglaw and Jeff Stann, Natalie Shiras, Abigail Sibley, Dorothy Sihvonen, George Simonson and Mary Brennan, Everett Sinnett, Jay and Pamela Sinnett, Janet Sitko, Jonathan Skinner, Carolyn Skolfield, Francine Slack, Lee Slap, Marnee Small, Martha Smiley, Adam and Joan Smith, Claudia Smith, Dorothy Smith, J. Otey Smith and Nancy Egan, Jeanne Smith, Jim and Ruth Smith, Miranda and Steve Smith, Susan Smith, Bill and Courtenay Snellings, Gina Snyder and Bo Garrison, Karin Soderberg, Ray Sohn, Wendy Power Spielmann, Michael and Claudia Spies, Anne and Allen Springer, Diana St. Jean, Diana St. Pierre, Pamela Stagg, Liz and Bill Stamey, Judith and Michael Stanton, Peter Stanton, Ian Steeves, Harvey and Judy Stephens, John Sterling, Shelley Stiles, James Stinnett, Jonathan Stinnett, Reed Stockman, Peter Stone, Deirdre Strachan and Jose Mas, Michael Strange and Nancy Curtis-Strange, Dave Strelitz, Linda Strickland, Beth and Ed Sugarman, Maureen Sullivan, Charles and Karen Sumner, L.A. Sutton, Vance and Brad Swason, John and Kathy Sylvester, Robert and Kimberly Sylvester, Anne and David Taft, Molly Tannatt, Burr and Carol Taylor, Eugene Taylor, Karen and Nils Tcheyan, Timothy Tear and Deborah Forester Tear, Clyde Thomas, Janice Thompson and Jeremy Jones, Rebecca and Richard Thompson, J. Threston, John and Jane Tisdale, Sue and Ned Toll, Beth Tondreau, Edward and Susan Toussaint, John and Marielynn Towers, David Treworgy, James Treworgy, Roger and Nancy Tuit, Russell Turner, Don and Sonia Tyler, Robert Umberger, David Utzschneider, Maryanne Van Aken, Wendy and Yves Van Damme, Deane Van Dusen, Veronique Vanzandt, Susan Veligor, Thomas Vurgason, Mallory Waldman, Mary Walker, Rob Wallace, Marianne Walsh, Lorene Waresmith, Jane and David Warren, Doug Warren and Pam Berry, Susan Waterman, Jean Watts, Winifred Webster, Carolyn Westcott, Tuckie and Don Westfall, Robert Wexler and Gayle Slatterly, Floyd and Noreen Whelpley, Adrian White, Peter White, Scott and Sandi White, Paul and Helen Wild, Nancy G. Wilds, Dennis and Linda Wilkins, Marilyn and Will Wilkoff, Kate Willeford, Denise Williams, Glenn and Betsy Williams, Susan Williams and David Colt, Delsa Wilson, Marina Wilson, Michael Wing, JoAnn Withington, Frank Wnek, Susan Wood, Barry Woods, Pamela Wright, Virginia Wright, Judy Wylie, Noel Yacobian, David Yancey, Lynne and Robert Yanders, Robert and Patricia Yetman, Jim Young, Jenny and Mike Zagariello, Leslie Zales, Maureen and Erich Zarnfaller

These organizations have given us grants, donations to support a specific project or to provide general support for our mission:

Broad Reach Fund, Maine Humanities Council, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

These organizations have supported our mission through paid advertisements:

Ackme Survey LLC, Ali Ferrell Books, All Saints Chapel – Orr’s Island, Ash Cove Pottery, Bandstand by the Sea, Bath-Brunswick Respite Care, Bayard Ad Agency, Black Sheep Wine and Beer, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Breton Design, Brunswick Instant Printing Inc, Brunswick Test Prep, Covenant Agency, Crux Building Solutions, Elijah Kellogg Church, Embark Restaurant, emilyhportraits, Engel & Völkers Real Estate, Finest Kind Boatyard, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fishmoon Yoga, Forest to Shore, Fuze Publishing, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Go By Boat book, Great Island Kennel, Gun Point Cove Gallery, H2Outfitters, Harpswell Aging at Home, Harpswell Business Association, Harpswell Coastal Academy, Harpswell Community Theater, Harpswell Garden Club, Harpswell Heritage Apples, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership (HIPP), Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue, Harpswell Neck Physical Education Association (HNPEA), Harpswell Paint Company, Harpswell Realty Group, Harpswell TV, Hatch on Maine, Hays Cottages, Hays Harpswell Islands Oyster, Hog Cove Oyster, Holbrook Community Foundation, Iris Eats, Islands Community Church, Jack of All Trades Handyman, JBRH Excavation & Welding, John Libby Construction, Keith Field Goldsmith, Kenney Landscaping, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Log Cabin Inn, Made in Maine Craft Show , Maine: An Encyclopedia, Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness, Mid Coast – Parkview Health, Nancy Grice Studio, Nat Hemond Excavation LLC, North Atlantic Inflatables, Northern Energy Services, Oasis Free Clinic, Off the Mountain book, Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, Orrs & Bailey Islands Fire Department, Pammy’s Ice Cream Parlor, Paulus Fine Furniture, Potvin Yard Services, R.A. Webber & Sons Inc., Ree’s Design, Regan Law LLC, Riley Insurance Agency LLC, Rise Up LLC, Roxanne York Real Estate, Safe Harbor Property Management, Salt Cod Cafe, Salty Dog Pet Service, Seaside Creations, Sebascodegan Artists, Senior Planning Center Inc., Silver Paw Pet Tags, Spark Cycling Studio, LLC, The Dolphin Restaurant, The Island Candy Company, The Santa Fund, The School House 1913, The Vicarage by the Sea, Thistles & Things, Thor Construction, Town of Harpswell, Two Coves Farm, Ty the Handy Guy, Uncle Pete’s Community Market, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, Vegetable Corner, Webber Enterprises, Inc., Welltree, Inc., Wild Duck Boat Works, William Raveis Real Estate

This is a complete list as of January 2, 2022. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of these donor names. However, in the case of an error, please contact Janice at or (207) 504-4428 and we will make the correction.