• Camden National reports 14 percent net income increase

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported net income for the second quarter of 2015 of $7.2 million and diluted earnings per share of 96 cents, representing an increase of 14 percent. The company also reported earnings of 11 cents per share compared to the same period of 2014 and an increase of 28 percent and

  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in August. There will be two blood drives this month in Hancock County: Southwest Harbor: 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the American Legion, 21 Hassan Ave. Ellsworth: noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Down East

  • Holden church hosting supper

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a supper on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. The menu will include home baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, casseroles, rolls, salads, dessert and coffee. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There is no admission charge for preschoolers.

  • ATV benefit ride for Camp CaPella

    BEDDINGTON — The Airline ATV Riders and Airline ATV Snackbar clubs are co-hosting the sixth annual ATV ride-in to benefit camperships at Camp CaPella on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Airline Diner on Route 9 in Beddington. The event will include a raffle for a kayak package from Old Town Canoe, a 50/50 raffle, a book

  • Rotary pancake breakfast is Aug. 8

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Rotary Club’s 53rd annual blueberry pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, under the tent at R.F. Jordan and Sons on Water Street in downtown Ellsworth. For just $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and

  • Too good for you, Mr. Magoo

    Too good for you, Mr. Magoo

    It was quiet. Too quiet. We felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. It could mean only one thing: The 3 for $10 sale was under way at Friends & Family Market in Ellsworth Falls. We hastened thereto and instantly understood

  • Medical marijuana a growth industry in Maine

    Medical marijuana a growth industry in Maine

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a warm, midsummer morning when 27-year-old Jeremy Sprague welcomes a visitor to his farm.” It doesn’t look like a farm at first. On the first floor of a small house there’s a bed, a kitchen and a TV running security camera footage. Then Sprague heads upstairs where his horticulture thrives. Sprague, a

  • Festival offers art for all

    Festival offers art for all

    WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Peninsula comes alive with a packed schedule of arts events throughout July and August. The 2015 Schoodic Arts Festival kicked off officially last Sunday with the Schoodic Arts Silent Auction, featuring more than 300 items, mostly made by area craftspeople. Running through Aug. 10, the arts festival features 74 workshops,

  • Winter Harbor Lobster Festival set for Aug. 8

    Winter Harbor Lobster Festival set for Aug. 8

    WINTER HARBOR — The 51st annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning, as always, with a road race and blueberry pancake breakfast. Other events planned for the Lobster Festival include a visit from the Maine Forest Warden’s helicopter, giant mud trucks and a car club. The mixed martial arts team

  • Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey Correspondent This summer has certainly been one of fantastic weather, which has made all of the events around town that much more exciting to enjoy. The Franklin Historical Society invites you to its annual blueberry pancake breakfast this Saturday, Aug. 1. Breakfast will be served at the Franklin Veterans Club from 7-10 a.m.