• Schoodic Arts offers Boston museums trip

    Schoodic Arts offers Boston museums trip

    WINTER HARBOR —Schoodic Arts invites Downeast residents to join its April 1-2 trip to see “Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia” and other shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, cutting-edge art at the Institute of Contemporary Art and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Departing on a chartered bus at 6

  • Hancock County Dems meeting set

    ELLSWORTH — The public is invited to come to the regular meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee on Thursday, Feb. 18, to hear from the Democratic presidential candidates’ representatives and learn about what will be happening at the caucuses on March 6. The meeting will take place from 7-8 p.m. in the theater at

  • Hancock County Jail Log Feb. 1-7

    Hancock County Jail Log Feb. 1-7

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: James E. Lemoine, 24, Swan’s Island, 18 months for burglary. Jamie A. Alley, 33, Beals, two days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Dacota D. Dow, 25, Bar Harbor, two days for OUI.

  • Mid-winter soup and chowder event set in Surry

    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association will host a mid-winter soup, chowder and cookie event. The intent is to provide an opportunity for families to get out and have some fun. The event will be open to the public and will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Surry Elementary School.

  • Ellsworth girls’ basketball team

    Ellsworth girls’ basketball team

    ELLSWORTH — Samantha Mason led the Ellsworth High School girls’ basketball team to a 57-44 victory over No. 12-ranked Mattanawcook Academy in Tuesday’s Class B North prelim. Mason scored a game-high 21 points for the fifth-seeded Eagles. Caitlin Bean contributed 12 points, and Madison Card added 10. Ellsworth will play No. 4-ranked Winslow in the

  • Courtney Leanne Briggs and Brandon Johnson

    Courtney Leanne Briggs and Brandon Johnson

    Courtney Leanne Briggs, daughter of Jerome “Tim” Briggs and the late Debra Dunbar Briggs of Sullivan, and Brandon Johnson, son of Christopher Johnson of Winter Harbor and Mindy Helms of Steuben, were married on Aug. 29, 2015. The seaside wedding took place at Edgewater Inn on beautiful Frenchman Bay in Sullivan Harbor. Julie Ginn officiated.

  • Tax assistance at SW Harbor Library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library is offering tax help through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aid program. This service is free to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes and is offered in cooperation with the IRS. These trained volunteers help taxpayers receive all applicable tax credits and deductions. All tax help is confidential. Tax