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A Year in Review The Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor

Thanks to you, 2017 was another banner year at The Neighborhood House. Countless gatherings, celebrations, events and activities brought together folks from around our community and across MDI. Whether it was taking part in the summer Bike Parade, a visit to the Halloween “Treat Truck,” or a workout in the gym, there was a common thread running through all of it—a sense of community spirit.

THANK YOU for helping The Neighborhood House continue its vital role of building that community spirit and making our neck of the woods such a wonderful spot to call home.

The Neighborhood House is a private non-profit 501c(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

A QUICK LOOK BACK AT JUST SOME OF THE FUN WE HAD IN 2017...

January & February

We found the remedy for the winter blues by dancing, staying active, and discovering some new talents in the kitchen...
Special monthly yoga sessions with instructor, Mike Bouscaren, were a hit all winter long!
Our first ever "Community Cafe After Dark," sponsored by Island Towing, welcomed a large crowd and lots of families for dinner, dessert, and plenty of fun!
Throughout the winter, kids had the chance to take part in cooking classes with Maegan Haney and art classes with Mike Duffy.
Dads and daughters danced the night away at the annual "Sweetheart Valentine Dance" in mid February.

March & April

March was in like a lion and out like a lamb thanks to a busy slate of activities including warm conversations at the Community Cafe, field trips with the kids, and a healthy dose of exercise...
Members of the Mt. Desert Police Department whipped up lunch, providing a new meaning to the phrase, "to protect and to SERVE."
More than a half dozen kids were pumped up to take part in a springtime "Fit Kids" workshop.
A handful of amazing early spring days meant it was time for the After School Youth Club to get outdoors and back into the swing of things...

May & June

There was lots to celebrate as spring weather finally struck and we were all able to get out and enjoy it at the Community Cookout, on the T-Ball field, or on a hike with friends...
We were all decked out in red, white, and blue for the Memorial Day Parade down Main Street.
An abundance of amazing volunteers turned out to put on the annual Community Cookout at the Ne Hbr. Marina.
Springtime T-Ball was a "hit" with young players and an invaluable opportunity to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, and fundamentals of the game.
Two Shoes Dance offered popular weeklong workshops at both the start and finish of the summer.
Another season of Summer Day Camp opened with a splash.

July & August

The fun didn't stop as we rolled into summer thanks to a Bash at the Boatyard, Bike Parade, and Barn Arts Collective...
Board members like Lanie, Sara, and Laurel got to work transforming the boat bay at Abel's for our annual "Bash at the Boatyard."
More than 300 guests turned out to show their support for The Neighborhood House and our community at the Bash at the Boatyard. Tip: Mark your calendar and plan on joining us Thursday, July 12 2018 for an evening not to be missed!
It was smooth sailing at Summer Day Camp, including weekly visits to our generous friends at the Northeast Harbor Sailing School.
The Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music returned for a 54th season, bringing world class musicians with them.
We celebrated summer with our 17th Annual Bike Parade & Ice Cream Social.
We partnered with the NEH Library to welcome the wonderfully talented Barn Arts Collective for a free performance of "Traveling Musicians."
Our Board of Directors gathered at their summer meeting to celebrate 112 years of The Neighborhood House, and lots more to come!

September & October

The crisp autumn air went hand in hand with the return of the After School Youth Club, time spent on the soccer field, and of course, a Halloween celebration like none other...
Weekly Yoga offerings with Mike Bouscaren (pictured) and Kate Sebelin drew large crowds well into the fall.
Mild weather this fall meant the gang from the After School Youth Club got to spend plenty of time outdoors exploring our Island home.
The "Halloween Treat Truck" made its way around the villages of Mt. Desert, including a stop to visit the "Head Halloween Honchos" in Somesville, Pat and Robert Foster.
More than fifty players turned out and took to the pitch to represent The Neighborhood House and Mt. Desert as part of the island-wide youth soccer league.

November & December

There's no such thing as an "off season" at The Neighborhood House, as you can see the flurry of activity we enjoyed as the year wound down...
Another season of the Community Cafe got underway, served up by some fantastic sponsors including Bill and Heli from WMH Architects.
Thanksgiving break was the perfect opportunity to brush up on our candlepin bowling skills...
The 5th Annual Frosty 5K and Kids Fun Run hit the road on December 2, attracting competitors of all ages from across MDI and beyond.
After school caroling along Main Street in Northeast Harbor.
For what has been a holiday tradition in Mt. Desert for well over a decade, the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers returned for an all ages performance of "The Grinch," co-sponsored by the NEH Library.

Please consider offering your support by making a year end contribution. Your gift, regardless of size, is a vote of confidence in the role The Neighborhood House plays within our community.

The Neighborhood House is a private non-profit 501c(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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