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New Classified item posted today

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:35 PM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 5:17 AM by Ned Peirce YouTube ]

See the "Summer Rentals etc" link for new classified listings. -- Spring is in the air!

Gus Trowbridge memorial service in NYC 11/18/17

posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:07 AM by Ned Peirce

The family of Gus Trowbridge 

welcomes everyone to a Celebration of his life 

to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 

at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 

1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street  

New York City. 

A Reception will follow the Celebration. 


The HPVIS annual meeting is this Saturday at 9 AM in the Chapel

posted Aug 9, 2017, 9:37 AM by Ned Peirce

The annual meeting of the Hancock Point Village Improvement Society (HPVIS) 

is this 
August 12, 2017 
at 9 AM 
in the 
HP Chapel 

Note the time! 

HP Square Dance postponed!

posted Aug 5, 2017, 8:12 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Aug 5, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

The HP Square Dance will be 
at 8 PM

Square Dance

posted Jul 31, 2017, 1:55 PM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 1:56 PM ]

The Square Dance, with caller Chrissy Fowler, is this 

Saturday, August 5th, at 8 PM, 
on the Village Green

The weather looks good right now but we will have updates if it turns bad. 

Contributions of baked goods and drinks can be delivered anytime after 7:30 PM. 

Heidi E. Brieger

CROQUET DAY - and practice session!

posted Jul 23, 2017, 5:31 PM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jul 23, 2017, 5:35 PM ]






AT 3:00PM 
atplc511@aol.com or call 207-479-5251 

Thank you Rich Malaby for hosting this event.  

In memory of Gus Trowbridge - August 14, 1934 - July 09, 2017 New York, NY

posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:50 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

Gus Trowbridge 8/14/1934 - 7/9/2017
Dear Friends, 

After a long struggle with vascular dementia and cancer, Gus Trowbridge died peacefully today at home with family. We are comforted by the support of all those who have shared stories about how Gus affected their lives. We will miss him as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, and friend. 

In the months to come, the Trowbridge family will host a celebration in New York City commemorating Gus' life. Details will be announced at a later date. 

If you are considering a contribution, it was Gus' wish that any gifts be directed to: The Gus & Marty Trowbridge Forum - a community dialogue on diversity and equity in education. 

The purpose of the Forum is to perpetuate the model of education that Gus and Marty established when they founded Manhattan Country School in 1966. Providing a forum that engages the public on topics of diversity and equity will help to fulfill a founding principle to be a private school with a public mission. Checks may be made payable to: "MCS - Trowbridge Forum" and mailed to: Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, Attn: Mary Trowbridge. 

We have established the following Legacy.com site and welcome the community to visit and post memories of Gus: 

In Gus' words, "The children hold the dream now. They will lead the way."  Thank you for helping to keep the dream alive. 

Marty, Katharine, Stephen & Mary 

Stephen Trowbridge, July 9, 2017

HOT DOGS at the Wharf in support of the Sailing Program - Saturday, July 15th!

posted Jun 22, 2017, 7:04 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 12:14 PM ]

Sailing students will be selling tickets door-to-door ahead of time. Tickets will also available at the boat house on the day of the event. 

HPVIS Yacht Club fundraiser event 

Hotdog Roast 

Saturday, July 15th 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Ticket Price: 
Children $5.00 / Adults $7.00 


Hotdog and fixings 
Cold Beverage 
Ice cream sandwich 

Donations of SIDE-DISHES at this event KINDLY WELCOMED 

Note: If you have to miss this chance you get another chance at the last fundraiser sailing program event for the season in August. 

HPVIS dock and pier mugs will be sold at door. 

Other donations welcomed. 

Esther Peirce

posted Jun 7, 2017, 4:34 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

Esther Peirce
Esther Mumford Peirce, aged 88, died quietly in her son’s home on Tuesday June 6, 2017.  Throughout her life, she was a spirited, compassionate, light of love for all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.
Esther was born in Louisville, KY on April 1, 1929 and married Carey G. Mumford Jr. in 1952.  Following their divorce, Esther raised her four children as a single mother, while attending graduate school at Atlanta, GA’s Emory University School of Nursing to earn her Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing. She pursued a successful career in psychiatric nursing, initiating and directing the first Atlanta area Suicide Prevention Center into the late 1960’s.
 She was married to Dr. E. Converse Peirce II, M.D. in 1966, creating a combined family of eight children. They moved to Pelham Manor, NY in 1970, where Esther continued her career in various roles supporting psychiatric nursing.
In their later years, Esther and Converse made their home in Hancock Point, ME, where they were both instrumental in community and county affairs for the remainder of their lives.  Esther chaired the HPVIS board for some years and was actively involved in directing what was then the Maine Coast Medical facility in Ellsworth.  Following Converse’s death in 2003, Esther continued her active role the Hancock County community with charitable work, most especially the Hancock Women’s Club Santa Fund.  She relocated with family in NY in recent years as a result of her health.
She is survived by her brother Ansel Worley and her children, Marjorie G. Peirce, Carey G. Mumford III (Chip), Edmund C. Peirce III (Ned), L. Catherine Mumford Wilson, Dr. James M. Mumford M.D., Elizabeth D. Peirce, George M. Mumford and George E. Peirce, as well as thirteen grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Those who loved her most can only say that Esther’s greatest contribution to us all was intangible:  Her kindness, her strength of purpose, her unflagging support of those in real need and most especially her unqualified love, are gifts that benefited everyone she knew. We hope these gifts will continue to give dividends for many generations to come. 
A memorial service is planned at the Hancock Point Chapel on August 12, at 4pm with reception to follow.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be directed to:
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Foundation, 50 Union St, Ellsworth Maine, 04605, mainehospital.org (donate link) or the Hancock (Maine) Women’s Club Santa Fund (207-422-9141). 

HPVIS membership mailed packet information is on the website now

posted May 24, 2017, 5:06 PM by Ned Peirce   [ updated May 24, 2017, 5:07 PM ]

The 2017 mailed information is here!

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