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  • New Americans gather for citizenship ceremony in Acadia

    New Americans gather for citizenship ceremony in Acadia

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Twenty-four candidates became United States citizens on Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the Jordan Pond lawn at Acadia National Park. This is one of many citizenship ceremonies taking place in national parks under a partnership between the National Park Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. “We are honored to host this

  • Being in the music

    Being in the music

    ELLSWORTH — American pianist John Blacklow, whose playing has been described as “powerful and eloquent” by The New York Times, will give a free solo concert at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Moore Community Center. Presented by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI), with support from the city of Ellworth, Blacklow will play

  • Annual Turkey A Thon set for Oct. 11

    MACHIAS — It’s time to talk turkey. The 15th annual Washington County Turkey-a-Thon is set for Friday, Oct. 11. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, volunteers at seven sites throughout the county will be accepting monetary donations. The money will be used to purchase gift cards from local grocery stores for Washington County

  • Vendors sought for craft fair

    CHERRYFIELD — The Cherryfield Academy Community Center is hosting a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. The festival kicks off with a 5K race and 1K fun run with prizes given to the top three male and female runners and all kids in the fun run. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, craft vendors, cider

  • Workshop scheduled at Extension office

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a workshop titled “Creating Fall Wreaths and Bouquets” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10-11 a.m. Clever ideas on what to collect, how to preserve and ways to arrange will be offered by Alma Johnson, artist and Penobscot County Master Gardener Volunteer. Johnson will put together

  • Sedgwick church hosting supper

    SEDGWICK — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held at the North Sedgwick Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, salads, homemade rolls and pies will also be featured. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. The church is located

  • Supper scheduled at Orland church

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole supper on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverages and pie. The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5-12 and free for children under

  • Families First Community Center receives $12,500 in grants

    ELLSWORTH — Families First Community Center has announced that it has recently received four grants totaling $12,500. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine once again awarded the organization $5,000 from the Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Fund. The Maine Community Foundation awarded the group $500 from an anonymous donor. These gifts may be used at Families

  • Property transfers Sept. 5 to Sept. 11

    AURORA The Estate of Donna Palmer to Deanna Preble, Hancock, land with buildings and improvements. Richard A. Royer and Barbara J. Schroeder, Waltham to Brandon Daniel Dinsmore and Hailey Jade Dinsmore, Rogers, Ohio, as joint tenants, land. Mary Borelli Bean, fka Mary L. Pray, Gorham to Benjamin Maynard and Lyndsay Vachon, Freeport, as joint tenants,

  • Hancock County Court Aug.1-31

    Hancock County Court Aug.1-31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Aug. 1 to Aug. 31 Jessica J. Bickford, 31, Eastbrook. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Lamoine, Jan. 1, 2016. Dismissed. Eric R. Mitchell, 35, Orland. Failure to timely register bear, deer, moose, turkey at Penobscot, Sept. 16,

  • Hail and farewell, Councilor Fortier

    Many good-hearted citizens of Ellsworth take time out from their jobs to serve their community. Gary Fortier is that rare one who had to take time out from his community service to get in a few hours of paid employment. A one-man civics lesson, Fortier’s service on the Ellsworth City Council has been tireless, selfless

  • Welcome home

    Sept. 11 is a date indelibly inked on the American psyche. Eighteen years after the terrorist attacks, last Wednesday marked another national annual day of reckoning, remembrance and reflection. It was cause to look back on the nearly 3,000 lives lost, but also on the incredible acts of selfless heroism that drew us together as