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  • Talk scheduled at Halcyon Grange

    BLUE HILL — On Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m., Lynn Cheney of Blue Hill will present a talk in the Halcyon Grange’s series of winter educational talks. Cheney is a member of the board of Maine AllCare, a retired business owner and a trained navigator for the Affordable Care Act. She will provide background

  • Harry Potter Night scheduled at EEMS Friday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School is hosting a Family Harry Potter Night on Friday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m. There will be Harry Potter-themed decorations, games, food and a raffle for a Harry Potter throw, clock, a complete set of books and more. The event is planned as a fun event for the students and

  • Free midday concert at Moore Center

    ELLSWORTH — Deirdre McArdle, flute and Deiran Manning, piano will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This concert is being sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the city of Ellsworth. The mother-son duo will perform works by Bach, Bonis

  • Fun with food: Three upcoming events

    Fun with food: Three upcoming events

    Smelt in your mouth In coastal Maine, the sound of peepers signals the start of the smelt spawning run in freshwater tidal rivers and streams. Often spurred by full-moon tides, the fish travel at night and lay their eggs at the foot of falls or rapids. Wearing headlamps or carrying lanterns, dip netters wait at

  • Quartet aims to make music integral to community life

    BLUE HILL — The Ying String Quartet, an innovative ensemble that became known for making chamber music an integral part of life in an Iowa farming town back in the 1990s, will perform American-Chinese composers’ works as well as Debussey and Tchaikovsky starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the First Congregational Church

  • Spring clean your eating

    ELLSWORTH – Want to refresh your diet and learn new tips and tricks for healthy eating? Join the Ellsworth Public Library on Wednesdays in April for a fun, interactive workshop taught by a trained nutrition educator. “10 Tips Nutrition Education: Choose MyPlate” is a free four-week series offering strategies to improve food choices, recipe demonstrations

  • Baked bean supper in Prospect Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — The Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church’s first baked bean supper of the year is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. The supper will feature regular and vegetarian baked beans, red and brown hot dogs, mac and cheese, rolls and biscuits and coleslaw. The dessert choices will include pies, cakes

  • Healthy Peninsula receives $75K grant

    BLUE HILL — Healthy Peninsula has received a $75,000 grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation as one of four Rural Health Transformation Grants. The funds are designed to support programs that promote access to a broad variety of non-traditional health services, including social service supports. Healthy Peninsula’s grant will support the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities

  • Getting acquainted in Castine

    Getting acquainted in Castine

    CASTINE — Community members braved the mud and potholes to join the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for its Cabin Fever Reliever Business Open House earlier this month at Compass Rose Books in Castine. The open house series, which started in January, provides area chamber members an opportunity to host a public reception at

  • Sparing no expense to strike down polio

    Sparing no expense to strike down polio

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Noontime Rotary Club sponsored a bowling fundraiser March 12 at Eastward Lanes. Proceeds will benefit Rotary District 7790 efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Scott Boucher, co-chairman of the district’s Polio Plus initiative, praised the Noontime Club’s effort, which grew to include more than 60 local bowlers and raised $1,000. Once that is