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We gave the teachers of Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School each $100


"We know a lot of teachers, and we know that many of them dip into their own pocket to help keep students fed, particularly at the end of the year like this," said Mark Politte, referencing the fact that 1 in 4 Maine children are food insecure. According to No Kid Hungry, most teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on food for their students over the course of a year. "We're invested in helping these teachers continue to do the good work they do and letting them know that they're not alone."

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Ascent reveal party at Stanley Subaru

We held a special invitation to our owners to be the first people in Maine to get an up close look at the all-new Subaru Ascent.

But we love to share, and we can't keep the excitement to ourselves, so we invited WABI TV5 to help us share the details!

And this being Teacher Appreciation Day and all, we couldn't neglect the opportunity to team up with our local Hannaford Supermarkets store to give $100 Hannaford gift cards to each teacher at a school selected by our guests.

Child choosing her party platter

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Sharing the "Share the Love" Love with The Grand

We invited people to celebrate the success of Share the Love with The Grand this week. Grand executive director Nick Turner, Grand board members, and every guest who purchased a new Subaru during Share the Love were welcome to join us in appreciating our guests' accomplishment.

Stanley Subaru and our guests Wednesday presented Nick with a check for $15,000 raised through Share the Love.

John holds the giant check while Mark gives a short speech

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Drivers wanted - Stanley Subaru gives away auto detailing to At Home volunteers

As thanks for their outstanding service, we're partnering with At Home to provide complimentary detailing to engaged volunteers. “At Home does really meaningful work,” says Mark Politte, owner of Stanley Subaru. “These volunteers spend quality time in their vehicles with members of At Home. Their work helps people continue to live in their homes while remaining independent. It's pretty remarkable, and we want to thank them with something dedicated drivers can appreciate—a thoroughly clean interior and exterior so they can have a beautiful, comfortable driving experience.”

Drivers wanted

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Free flu shots at Stanley Subaru

If you're anything like us, your winter to-do list is long. The flu shot is an important part of winter prep, but it's not always on the top of the list. On November 13th starting at 11am, we are offering free flu shots to our team, our families, and our guests. Can't beat free! And you're not just getting a flu shot for you. You're getting a flu shot to protect your family, friends, and neighbors. On Monday, November 13th, be a good neighbor with us, and get your flu shot. On the house!

Man getting a flu shot

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Stanley Subaru Champions the Cure

The Doctors Pinkham sign up for Team Pink Stanley

Be like the Drs Pinkham! Sign up for Champion the Cure August 19th! Team Pink Stanley (that's us!) is going to be out en masse to support local cancer care. With over 80 team members between our team, our guests, and our partners at WLBZ 2, we're here for our community. Help us grow our team to support local cancer patients!

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Stanley Subaru and our guests saved some baby squirrels!

Last month, Krystal and Heather ran a little rescue mission with the help of one our guests, Karen.

"I was there for a routine service, and it was a very warm day, probably the warmest day we've had so far this year. I was in the waiting area, and there was a big kind of commotion, and people were oohing and ahhing over something in the service department," says Karen. It was baby squirrels!

Baby squirrel sitting


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We're partnering with Healthy Acadia to build vibrant communities!

We're partnering with Healthy Acadia to support community health programming across the Downeast region. Our detailing guests this month will have the option to have us donate to one of Healthy Acadia’s local efforts: early childhood development, tobacco prevention and cessation, and anti-hunger/food security work.

“We are honored to work with Stanley Subaru to highlight these community health needs”, shared Shoshona Smith of Healthy Acadia. “And it’s wonderful to think you can get a car service and feel like you’re making a positive difference in the community at the same time.”

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Stanley Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Bring Warmth to the Mary Dow Center

Jack Frost, director of philanthropy MCMH; David Grant, sales consultant, Stanley Subaru; Rebekka Farquharson, campaign specialist, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Kyle Townsend, service administrator, Stanley Subaru; Jayne Wixon, RN, CRNI, director of oncology MCMH; and Mark Politte, owner, Stanley Subaru

Patients in the Mary Dow Center received a special delivery on June 27 as Stanley Subaru delivered 80 blankets and 10 arts and craft kits to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital as part of a partnership with Subaru of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Stanley Subaru Sales Manager Charlie Skovgaard says, “we’re excited that Subaru is offering this program, because it gives us another way to support patients in our community.” Since 2009, Stanley Subaru has raised over $12,000 for cancer care at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital through Test Drives for the Cure each October.

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Grand re-opening!

grand reopening

A huge thanks to all our guests for making this possible and for showing up to support us. We made these improvements to make our business better for you, and we couldn't be more grateful. As part of that thanks, we are inviting everyone to visit our open house, either June 17th from 11 am - 2 pm or June 24th from 11 am - 2 pm (or both!). We want to show you what we did and how that will benefit you.

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24th Annual Chefs' Gala

It was a party in the photo booth

On April 29, 2017 the greater Ellsworth area community came together to raise funds for new, three-dimensional mammographic imaging technology for the Breast Clinic at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

?Over 400 guests toasted the successful fundraiser and danced the night away at this year’s event, raising over $60,000. Stanley Subaru's support for the event included the photo booth sponsorship which provided guests fun keepsakes for the evening.

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Stanley Subaru Awards the Grand $20,000

Stanley Subaru presented the new Executive Director of the The Grand a check for $20,000—the culmination of Subaru's Share the Love Event. Members of the Stanley Subaru team joined owner Mark Politte as well as Subaru of New England District Manager Bill Bergeon to celebrate with Executive Director Nick Turner and members of The Grand board of directors.

To honor the successful installation of the Grand's new digital projector, Stanley Subaru offered the Grand honorary awards in addition to the check, small golden figures emblematic of film success.

It's an Oscars party on the Stanley Subaru Stage at the Grand

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Stanley Subaru partners with the Abbe Museum!

Stanley Subaru and the Abbe Museum have gotten together to make both all the terrain of Maine available to our guests and all of the history available, too. We are partnering throughout April to provide our guests this window into part of Maine's culture!

When you purchase a full, premium, or signature detail in the month of April, we will buy you a membership to the Abbe Museum

Children touring the museum
Children touring the museum

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Test Drives for the Cure raises over $2000 for Ellsworth cancer patients

  Earn money for cancer care by taking a test drive No purchase necessary, just drive We take care of the rest and local patients get care  

In October, Stanley Subaru ran Test Drives for the Cure, a program where they would donate $10 to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital patients' cancer care for every test drive taken. All told, Stanley Subaru donated over $2000 to get local cancer patients the care they need this year! Stanley Subaru's owner, Mark Politte, even came to the hospital to hand out crab-shaped cookies to the staff and patients of the Mary Dow Center and Breast Health Clinic!

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Test Drives for the Cure is in full swing!


Stanley Subaru is once again supporting Down East cancer patients with Test Drives for the Cure.

For every test drive taken in October, Stanley Subaru will donate $10 to the care of patients at the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care, a department of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

No purchase is necessary, and the money will be donated in your name. This program has been running since 2009, and directly benefits local cancer patients. Test Drives for the Cure has raised over $10,000 for patient care in Hancock County so far!

Test Drives for the Cure

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"I want to thank you" from Down East Hospice Volunteers

A letter from Down East Hospice Volunteers surrounded by the other notes on our thank you board

Dear Mr. Patterson King:

I want to thank you personally for the very generous donation of your time and technical talents in support of our 25th Anniversary 10k/5k benefit race. Your many hours of help with Facebook and Pay Pal and more was invaluable. We are lucky, indeed, to have businesses near and far so willing to help us in this effort. The work you did with our two 'tech experts' helped us find new ways to meet expenses and make this important fundraiser a success. It is especially meaningful because our volunteers don't cover Hancock County, although…

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Teacher Appreciation Month


May is Teacher Appreciation Month, and last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. We have celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month for years at Stanley Subaru. We believe that great teachers are not only inspirational figures for students, but they are keystones in our community.

A Brooklin School teacher and her small charges accepting a Teacher Appreciation flower arrangement

As part of a humble thank you to the incredible teachers in our community, we are providing complimentary oil changes and 27-point inspections to them this month. Teachers received a small note with how to redeem the offer at their convenience along with flowers and balloons arranged by The Bud Connection.
the flower arrangements, getting ready for delivery

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Stanley Subaru Shares $10,000 worth of Love with the Grand

We popped by The Grand yesterday to deliver $10,000 donated through Share the Love.
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During “Share the Love” which ran from November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016, Stanley Subaru guests who purchased a new Subaru could select from a list of charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America. This year, Subaru will donate $15 million dollars to participating charities. Over the last seven years, Subaru of America has donated $50 million to a number of worth causes through the “Share the Love” event.
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The Winter Boot Bash is a hit with help from Stanley Subaru!

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"Everything we do at [Camp Beech Cliff] is to get people connected with nature, each other and their best selves,” says Debra Deal, Executive Director. The Acadia Winter Festival was a celebration of winter in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities and culminated in Camp Beech Cliff's Winter Boot Bash, a benefit dance to raise funds for camp programs. Winter is a magical time of year to investigate wildlife, reunite with old friends over a cup of cocoa, learn a new skill, and enjoy a fun winter activity.”
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Stanley Subaru Helps Fill School Pantries for Hungry Students

We just completed one of our most successful food drives yet!

About 1 in 4 students in Maine is food insecure. Undernourishment deeply affects students' lives including reducing their ability to learn, which further impacts their future. Food insecurity is a terrible problem, and Stanley Subaru is making efforts to solve it. We partnered with WABI TV5 and the Maine Education Association in 2015 to End Student Hunger.
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Julia Montague organizes food at the Ellsworth High School pantry

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Food drive to end hunger in local schools

We love our community. We love being a part of down east Maine. We are so grateful to every one of our guests who make us feel welcome. Because we love our community, we are always looking for ways to help where there is a need. Unfortunately, in Maine and in Hancock County in particular, there is a great need for children to get enough to eat. Which is why we are continuing our partnership with the Maine Education Association and WABI TV5.
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Share the Love and the Grand

Share the Love returns to Ellsworth November 19th - January 2nd!

Share the Love is Subaru's annual event that lets Subaru owners give back to their favorite charities. For every new Subaru purchased or leased between November 19 and January 2, Subaru will donate $250 to charity. Our guests can choose whether to share that money across multiple charities, or choose one charity to receive the full $250 to go to their cause. Meals on…
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SPCA of Hancock County adoption event at Stanley Subaru

This past Saturday, we hosted the "Take an adventure. Take a friend." adoption event here at Stanley Subaru. Local animal shelter SPCA of Hancock County set up in our showroom with dogs and cats available for adoption.

David Wells of SPCA of Hancock County giving Colby some belly rubs

“The SPCA of Hancock County is grateful to our neighbors, Stanley Subaru, for hosting this adoption event! Anytime we can get our dogs and cats out…
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We Share the Love with the Grand Theatre in Ellsworth

Bill Bergeon, Mark Politte, Kelly Cochrane, Gail La Rosa Thompson

As the result of our successful Share the Love campaign, Stanley Subaru presented fifteen thousand dollars to The Grand Theatre in Ellsworth as part of our ongoing support of the Campaign for the Grand.

The Campaign for the Grand is a fundraising effort to restore, repair, and improve the Grand's facilities to enable a renewed focus on quality local theatre. We plan to use…
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Emmaus Homeless Shelter toy drive

Today, we loaded up the presents from the 2014 toy drive to be delivered by the Emmaus Homeless Shelter!

Thank you to everyone who donated; thanks to Mark, our Dealer Principal for kicking it off with a generous donation; and thank you, Emmaus Center, for providing us the opportunity to help!
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Stanley Subaru Shares the Love with the Grand Theatre in Ellsworth

Gail La Rosa Thompson, Executive Director of the Grand and Tony Murray

Stanley Subaru and Subaru of America will donate $250 to charity for every new Subaru sold at Stanley Subaru from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. As part of Subaru's 7th annual Share the Love event, guests can choose which charity their donation will support.

Over the last six years, Subaru of America has donated $35,000,000 to charities…

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Stanley Subaru donates over $3000 to local cancer care

Susan at the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care chooses her cookie

Stanley Subaru raised $3210 for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Breast Health Clinic this October. Stanley Subaru enjoyed its 15th anniversary in October, and as part of our celebration we dedicated $15 for every test drive taken all month directly to diagnostic testing at Maine Coast Memorial. People from…

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Free November flu shots

Let Stanley Subaru help complete your to-do list. November 7th starting at 9:00AM, we're giving free flu shots to staff, family, and guests! Still need your snow tires? Perfect timing. We'll store your other tires for free when you buy your snow tires from us. Come in, get your snow tires, get a free flu shot while they get mounted!

The CDC has a ton of great information on influenza, and you…
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As thank you for 15 years, we're offering you 15/15/15 deals!

Stanley Subaru turns 15 years old this month, so for the whole month of October we are going to donate $15 for every 15-minute test drive to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Mammogram Scholarship Fund. That's every test drive, every day, for the entire month of October. No purchase necessary. Just stop by, say hi, enjoy trying out a new car, and we'll donate $15. It's that easy.

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Stanley Subaru partners with The Grand

Stanley Subaru is partnering with The Grand of Ellsworth, Maine! For the next 10 years, The Grand will receive financial support from Stanley Subaru as part of the Campaign for The Grand. This lead gift from Stanley Subaru will help establish an endowment and create a debt-free, renovated building, which will enable The Grand to create and present more quality programs for the community.

General Sales Manager Charlie Skovgaard and Jeanne Dennison at The Grand…

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Wellness Wednesday and the Komen Maine Race for the Cure

It's Wellness Wednesday here at Stanley Subaru. While we're working on putting together our next newsletter, we just had to share a great recipe and a great upcoming event with you.

First and foremost, food! Spencer Patterson King recently joined the Stanley Subaru team, and this is the smoothie recipe he loves after exercise:

8-12 ounces of water

½ cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

chocolate syrup to taste*

1 cup of mixed frozen fruit**

¼ to ½ cup of ice to keep cool and ease blending


By Sigurdas (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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Stanley Subaru Shares the Love With The Mary Dow Center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Stanley Subaru Shares the Love With The Mary Dow Center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital


ELLSWORTH, Maine-- Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care would like to thank Stanley Subaru and their customers for their generosity.

The 2013 Share the Love event raised a total of $4,000 for the Mary Dow Center between November and December 2013.  It was the first year that Subaru dealerships were able to select…

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When Does Subaru Share the Love Start? What Local Charities Does Share the Love Benefit?

For the past 5 years, Subaru of America has donated $25 million to a range of national charities. Due to this success, differentiation, and social good will of the "Share the Love" event, (which donates $250 from every new Subaru purchase or lease to one of 5 charities) we are excited to announce two changes to this year's event: 


Stanley Subaru owner Mark Politte and a representative from the Mary Dow Cancer Center.


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How Can I Help Local Food Pantries? | Where Can I Drop Off Food Donations?

How Can I Help Local Food Pantries? | 2nd Annual Hancock County Food Drive |  Where can I drop off food donations for the food drive?

Stanley Subaru is one of many locations throughout Hancock County where food donations can be dropped off to benefit ALL the food pantries in Hancock County. 

Please help out by bringing donations of:


  • Canned Fruit and Vegetables
  • Whole Grain Rice and Pastas
  • Healthy Soups
  • Tuna and other canned meats and fish…
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Volunteering in All Weather--Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Volunteer Valet

Did you know Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has Courtesy Valet Parking?
When you arrive at the newly redesigned Main Entrance, you may meet a nice fellow named Selly, who will happily help you out of your car, lead you to the entrance, and then park your vehicle for you. Selly Blethen has been one of the Volunteer Valets at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for the 20 years they have provided the service. 

Volunteer Valet Selly Blethen with Stanley Subaru owner Mark…
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Stanley Subaru Raises over $1,000 to fund Mammogram Scholarships at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

For the Month of October we held a fundraiser for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Mammogram Scholarship Program. With your help we raised over $1,000 again this year! With each test drive, we donated $10 to the Mammogram Scholarship Program. Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for this important cause!
Learn more about Breast Cancer and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Breast Clinic HERE.This is the third year Stanley Subaru has…
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How Can I Support Breast Cancer Awareness at the Local Level?

How Can I Support Breast Cancer Awareness Locally?  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to share some information from the American Cancer Society and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Breast Clinic.

Breast Cancer Facts and Figures:

>Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is very important for women to follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting breast cancer at an early stage!

>Excluding cancers…

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Subaru Collaborates to Recycle Shoes

Stanley Subaru shares a green story from Subaru of America. Philadelphia Greensgrow Farms, in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling, introduced a shoe-recycling program with all proceeds feeding Greensgrow Farms programming. Subaru of America will also collaborate to kick-off this partnership with ShoeBox Recycling bins placed at the Subaru display during the 2012 WXPN XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru July 20-22, 2012 at Wiggins Park.
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Hancock County Food Drive

Stanley Subaru is one of many locations throughout Hancock County where food donations can be dropped off to benefit ALL the food pantries in Hancock County.
Please help out by bringing donations of canned fruit and vegetables, whole grain rice and pastas, healthy soups, tuna and other canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, and low sugar cereals.  Here at Stanley Subaru we have donation collection boxes in our New Car Showroom, our Service Department, and across the street in our Used Car Center. Bring your donations today and each item will be matched by a $1 donation! For more information…
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