Articles by: Staff



  • Property transfers Sept. 6 to Sept. 12

    AMHERST John E. Harris Jr., Ellsworth to Cody G. Kennedy and Maria B. Kennedy, Old Town, as joint tenants, land with buildings or improvements. Quitclaim Deed. BAR HARBOR Shepard Harris, San Francisco, Calif., to Nutting Mill Realty, LLC, San Francisco, Calif., land. Quitclaim Deed. Melissa S. Harris, San Francisco, Calif., to Nutting Mill Realty, LLC,

  • Turkey shoots to start in Waltham

    WALTHAM — The Waltham-Eastbook Youth Association is holding its sixth season of turkey shoots in October. The group was formed six years ago to raise funds for various scholarships for students in the two towns, and has given out nearly $10,000 to date. The primary fundraiser has been the turkey shoots, which are held every

  • Invasive species workshop Sept. 29

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Heritage Trust and SEED Barn are teaming up with Marjorie Peronto, invasive species specialist of the University of Maine Extension Office, to eradicate invasive weeds at the Blue Hill Consolidated School. Over the course of two weeks, the entire student body will learn about invasive species, why they are

  • Pistol shooting course in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club will offer the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructors will review safety rules and procedures and support, coach and assist students as they handle pistols in a classroom and range setting. Ultimately, students will become more comfortable

  • Concert scheduled at Sedgwick church

    SEDGWICK — The Deer Isle-Stonington folk group Archipelago will be featured in concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at the North Sedgwick Baptist Church. Archipelago performs a unique mix of original acoustic folk and jazz-inspired songs, seasoned with traditional fiddle tunes. Band members are Cindy Coombs on vocals and percussion, Frank Gotwals on

  • Puppet show in Blue Hill Sept. 29

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library is bringing the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers back to Blue Hill for a performance of “The Legend of the Banana Kid” on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall. Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure.

  • Another renewable energy proposal is in the wind

    Last month, a Boston-based energy developer announced plans for another wind-power project for rural Hancock County. Under consideration (not for the first time) is a 17-tower, $140-million development next to the existing Hancock Wind and Bull Hill wind projects. The applicant proposes to comply with the community benefit requirement of such projects by providing funds

  • Yard sale scheduled at Central Hall

    BLUE HILL — Central Hall’s Ladies Public Improvement Society is holding its final yard sale of the season on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30. Items for sale include tools, kitchenware, sporting equipment, linens, books, records, CDs and DVDs, holiday decorations, toys, electronics, art, furniture and more. The hall is located at 306 Falls

  • “Call Me American” author to kick off literary fest

    “Call Me American” author to kick off literary fest

    BLUE HILL — “Call Me American,” Abdi Nor Iftin’s story of his quest to emigrate from war-torn Somalia to Maine, caused a stir when it was published in June. Iftin will kick off this year’s Word literary arts festival Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Emlen Hall on South Street. Brook Ewing Minner, host

  • Bar Harbor church hosting supper

    BAR HARBOR — St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church is hosting a community supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The supper will include grilled cheese, soup, chips, beverages, dessert and all the fixings. A gluten-free option will also be available. Donations will be welcome for the church outreach grant program. St. Saviour’s Parish Hall is