• Hiking the Maine Ice Age Trail

    Hiking the Maine Ice Age Trail

    WINTER HARBOR — Harold “Hal” Borns, a University of Maine geologist and founder of the school’s Climate Change Institute, might as well add “time traveler” to his business card. In an hour-long conversation, Borns will transport you to a period when elephantine beasts wandered the Maine countryside and sea water lapped at the shores of

  • Christmas fair in Aurora Dec. 5

    AURORA — The Aurora-Amherst UCC church will be holding its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Airline Community School. Lunch, soups and chowders will be available and there will also be a Chinese auction. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 584-5642.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert dedicated to late founder

    Chorale’s holiday concert dedicated to late founder

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will perform its annual holiday concert, “Night of Wonder,” over Dec. 11-13 at two different venues. The chorale celebration of the “Christmas Story and Night of Wonder” will first be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and at 3 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Blue Hill Congregational

  • DMR grants small-scale oyster lease

    DMR grants small-scale oyster lease

    BAR HARBOR — As opponents of a 50-acre shellfish aquaculture site in Trenton’s Goose Cove try to persuade the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits it issued for the operation last March, the Department of Marine Resources has approved an application for a smaller experimental lease site nearby. The site is located

  • Williams building boat to meet “need for speed”

    Williams building boat to meet “need for speed”

    MOUNT DESERT — A new motor yacht designed to combine classic lobster yacht lines with the ability to reach higher speeds is in the early stages of design and construction at John Williams (JW) Boat Co. in Hall Quarry. The customer who has commissioned the one-off project, JW Production Manager Bill Wright said, “wants to

  • T.G.I.F. dancing session Dec. 4

    ELLSWORTH — A T.G.I.F. dance session is scheduled for Dec. 4 in the theater space at the Moore Community Center. A swing dance lesson starts at 7 p.m. Then, from 8 to 9:30, DJ’d music will play for everyone’s dancing pleasure. Song requests are encouraged, so as to provide a variety of music for all

  • Beekeepers workshop scheduled Dec. 5

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Hancock County is hosting a microscopy workshop for beekeepers on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Instructor Karen Thurlow-Kimball will teach participants about using a microscope for working with bees. Specific work will be on identification of Nosema disease and tracheal mites. The

  • Tiny treasures abound in the garden

    Tiny treasures abound in the garden

    My Brussels sprouts were looking underdeveloped, to say the least. They were slow to size up this year, as were those of several neighbors, including a farmer friend. Normally, by now, plenty of the golf ball-sized mini-cabbages have formed at the bottom of the stem, decreasing in size as they go up the tall stalk.

  • Narraguagus High School honor roll

    Narraguagus High School honor roll

    The following Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School students were named to the first quarter honor roll: Seventh Grade High honors: Joshua Denbow, Riley Grant, Brantley Kane, Brylee McGuire, Karli Williams. Honors: Benjamin Gallant, Myah Jellison, Breanna Kenney, Joseph Ocampo, Dayana Ortiz Garcia, Emma Redimarker, McKenzie Thompson, Madelyn Willey. Eighth Grade High honors: Mackenzie Arey, Hannah Beal,