Articles by: Staff


  • Snowstorm’s woes owed to three factors

    DEER ISLE — No one forecast a widespread power outage that would last for much of the island for over a week. The outages were a result of Nov. 2’s heavy snow and fierce winds, which uprooted trees, broke utility poles and brought down power and phone lines. Hancock County was one of the hardest

  • Retired teachers meet Nov. 18

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet for a special program on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Members are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

  • Ellsworth senior named high school player of the year

    Ellsworth senior named high school player of the year

    ELLSWORTH —Ellsworth Eagle senior Sarah Shelton, daughter of Brenda and Steve Shelton of Ellsworth, has been named high school player of the year by the Maine Volleyball Coaches’ Association. Shelton also was named to both the all-state first team and the all-state first academic team, which requires a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

  • GOP Women to Meet Nov. 19

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republican Women will have a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Jasper’s Restaurant. An election of officers will take place for the years 2015 and 2016. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Janice Eldridge at 460-2559.

  • Ellsworth library book sale Nov. 15

    ELLSWORTH — The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library will be holding a mini book sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held on the main floor of the library and will feature seasonal books and nicer books of various subjects suitable for gift giving. Money raised

  • Parkinson’s group meets Nov. 19

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Parkinson’s disease support group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Parker Ridge Retirement Community on South Street in Blue Hill. Monthly meetings, which are open to newcomers and to all whose lives are affected by Parkinson’s, begin at 2 p.m. in the private dining room at Parker

  • Hancock County Dems to meet

    ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Nov. 20, Professor Amy Fried will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting will be held in the upper floor auditorium of Ellsworth City Hall. Fried will speak and field questions at 7 p.m., followed by the Democrats’ regular business meeting. Fried

  • Eden Baptist lunch, sale

    BAR HARBOR — A Christmas sale and luncheon will be held at the Eden Baptist Parish Hall, Old Bar Harbor Road, Salisbury Cove on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will include homemade fish chowder, soup, sandwiches and pie. The sale will feature baked food and crafts.

  • Church fair set for Nov. 22

    ELLSWORTH — A church fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church, Ellsworth Falls. The fair will include crafts, jewelry, baked goods and candy, books, a white elephant table and a children’s corner where children can make and purchase a gift. Information: 667-3691.

  • Sounds of nature topic of talk

    BAR HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute and Acadia Senior College are co-sponsoring a “Food for Thought” lunch series presentation by John Bullitt on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Birch Bay Village Inn retirement resort in Hulls Cove. The program is titled “Earthquakes, Crickets and Tides: Exploring the Hidden Sounds

  • Forum to focus on assisted living

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free community health forum, “Assisted Living: How to Plan and When It’s Time,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5-6 p.m. in the hospital classroom. Many people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time