• Denny Robertson: Fire chief, harbormaster, poet

    Denny Robertson: Fire chief, harbormaster, poet

    BLUE HILL — The sea, the fire service, beloved family dogs, deceased friends, Long Island, many subjects find themselves the subject of Denny Robertson’s pen. If you’re new to town or don’t know the man himself, you may not realize that Blue Hill’s own fire chief and harbormaster also is an experienced poet. Robertson, 75,

  • Schoodic’s “Ranger Bill” retires

    Schoodic’s “Ranger Bill” retires

    GOULDSBORO — Bill Weidner recently read his horoscope in The American and it noted that Capricorns like himself should be spending time in nature exercising and meditating. “Sounds good to me,” said Weidner, as he retires after 30 years with the National Park Service. “I know just the place to do that — my beloved

  • Sedgwick church hosting supper

    SEDGWICK — North Sedgwick Baptist Church will host a free community supper on Friday, Feb. 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the church vestry. The menu will feature homemade lasagna, breads, salads and dessert. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to order takeout, call Tammie Cox at 470-5397 or the Rev. Doug Drown

  • Music, dancing and dessert on Feb. 20

    BLUE HILL — The Halcyon Grange is hosting the Soulbenders on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. for a night of music and dancing under twinkling lights at the Grange Hall. Grangers will serve homemade pies and cakes and offer bottomless cups of coffee and tea throughout the evening. This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

  • Halcyon Grange hosting talk

    BLUE HILL — The Halcyon Grange is hosting the third in its winter series of educational talks on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The guest speakers will be Jessica Woiderski of Cultivating Community, Jo Barrett of Land for Good and Erica Buswell of the Maine Farmland Trust. They will share the collaborative efforts of

  • “Just for Fun” concert Feb. 14

    CASTINE — The Castine Arts Association will present “Just for Fun,” a concert featuring Castine and regional talent, on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Parish. The Castine Brass Quintet will perform and there will also be instrumental performances featuring piano, guitar, mandolin, harp, violin, bagpipes and pennywhistle. There will even

  • Breakfast buffet in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church in Bucksport kicks off its breakfast buffet season on Saturday, Feb. 13. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. This all-you-can eat meal offers many different homemade dishes. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for a family of four or

  • Camden National Corp. reports 16 percent increase in earnings

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported a 16 percent increase in core operating earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Core operating earnings increased from 2014 to $28.2 million. The company also reported an 8 percent increase in core diluted earnings per share to $3.49 per share. Fourth quarter 2015 core operating earnings increased