• Schooners to grace the sound for Acadia Centennial

    Schooners to grace the sound for Acadia Centennial

    MOUNT DESERT — A forest of masts will grace Mount Desert Island waters on Tuesday, Aug. 2, as several schooners from the Maine Windjammer fleet and dozens of other sail and power boats rendezvous in Somes Sound in full flag dress as part of the Acadia National Park Centennial celebration. The boats are set to

  • Colwell to run for House District 133 seat

    SURRY — Nancy Colwell of Surry is the Republican candidate for House District 133. On July 15, she was nominated by the local Republican caucus to replace Tim Leach of Castine, who withdrew his name from the race. House District 133 covers Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Sedgwick and Surry. Colwell is the daughter of

  • USDA to purchase 3.8 million pounds more blueberries

    USDA to purchase 3.8 million pounds more blueberries

    ELLSWORTH — The United States Department of Agriculture plans to purchase an additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine wild blueberries, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin announced Thursday. The berries will be distributed to food banks and other charitable organizations across the country. Along with a purchase

  • Outdoor yoga in Wildlands Aug. 6

    ORLAND — All are welcome to participate in an outdoor yoga session in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Participants should bring a beach towel (and perhaps a yoga mat), water and sunscreen. The class costs $13 per person, $1 of which support the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.

  • Good Life Center hosting speaker

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center’s 2016 Monday Night Speaker Series will present a talk by Rob Shetterly titled “Freedom: What Does It Mean?” on Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Shetterly is an activist and painter of the renowned series of portraits “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” He will talk about several of his

  • Lobster dinner in Brooksville Aug. 6

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is once again sponsoring its annual lobster dinner. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center in South Brooksville. This traditional dinner includes hot boiled lobster with butter, coleslaw, chips, iced tea and lemonade and blueberry cake for dessert. The Little Island

  • Nature photographer to sign copies of centennial book

    Nature photographer to sign copies of centennial book

    ELLSWORTH — Much has changed since 2003 when nature photographer Tom Blagden Jr. first chronicled the beauty of Acadia National Park in his book “First Light: Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.” His newest, just published work is “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” the official pictorial celebrating the park’s 100th birthday. Blagden, whose

  • Brooklin orchard hosting program

    BROOKLIN — All are welcome to join the Blue Hill Co-op on a visit to Five Star Nursery and Orchard on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tim Seabrook and Leslie Cummins will demonstrate the techniques they use to maintain their

  • Talk on poetry book in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Boston College professor Paul Lewis will discuss and read from the new book he has edited with the help of his students, “The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820,” on Thursday Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The group’s work has been called