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  • Grand Lake Stream incident leads to arrest

    Grand Lake Stream incident leads to arrest

    MACHIAS — A July 7 incident at Grand Lake Stream led to an arrest, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Derick Sockabasin, 30, of Pleasant Point on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

  • Four upcoming events for foodies

    Four upcoming events for foodies

    Nibbles   High time A refreshing cup of fine tea, assorted finger sandwiches and sweets are served up on Wednesdays (except Aug. 14) through July and August at Woodlawn in Ellsworth. A tradition started by the historic Black family estate’s longtime caretaker Irma Eliason, the high tea costs $22 per Woodlawn member and $25 per

  • Lets hear it!

    Lets hear it!

    ELLSWORTH — Thirty Army Reserve musicians from all over New England will converge here on Sunday, July 21, to give a free concert, featuring a wide-ranging program from military marches to Broadway medleys, at 2 p.m. at The Grand. The Ellsworth American is sponsoring the event. The 195th Army Band carries on a proud tradition

  • Orland church hosting supper

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole Supper on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverage and pie. The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12 and free for

  • Summer fair set at Lamoine church

    LAMOINE — The annual summer fair at Lamoine Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offered for sale will be fresh, homemade, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, homegrown fruits and vegetables, granola and/or bread. Vintage items, such as linens, silver, glass and china, will also be

  • Museum reopening in Brooksville

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is holding its grand opening at its museum on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event, themed “A Turn for the Better,” celebrates the renovations undertaken at the museum over the past few years and the reorganization of the exhibits. Events will include tours of

  • Language of dance

    Language of dance

    LAMOINE — Three professional contemporary dancers and choreographers will present the fruit of their week-long creative residency at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall on Route 184. Hosted by Lamoine Community Arts, Elizabeth Keen, Meghan Frederick and Kate Seethaler, whose generations span half a century, will perform individual pieces resulting from

  • Benefit event for Emmaus shelter set

    ELLSWORTH — The Emmaus Homeless Shelter is holding a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction on Saturday, July 20, from 4-7 p.m. at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge. The suggested donation for the dinner is $5. Tickets for the auction are one for $1, six for $5, 12 for $10, 30 for $20 and 100 for $50.

  • George Stevens Academy honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill: Grade 12 Highest honors: Genevieve Claybaugh, Xiyuan Li, Lillian Maier, Ivy Manner-Wheelden, Heather Munroe, Hattie Slayton, Yizhan Song, Percival Zentz. Honors: Julianna Allen, Zane Bailey, Christopher Bennett, Kacie Bond, Meredith Bradshaw Thomas, Jiyang Cai, Mallory Charette, Edward

  • Nonprofits receive grants

    ELLSWORTH — The John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $700,000 to 44 Maine nonprofits through its annual Direct Services Grant Program. Through this support, the foundation will partner with organizations that are working to meet the immediate needs of Maine’s most vulnerable people. Locally, the grants include $15,000 to HOME in Orland to support operating

  • Blue Hill Library hosting lecture

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Public Library and the Blue Hill Historical Society are co-sponsoring a lecture about Maine author Katharine Butler Hathaway (1890-1942) on Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the library. Cultural historian Abby Clouse-Radigan, who is writing a biography of Hathaway, will present her insights into the author’s life and work.

  • Good Life Center program July 22

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center’s Monday Night Speaker Series presents Maine’s Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum on July 22 at 7 p.m. Kestenbaum will lead a presentation on “Poetry as Community.” The Good Life Center is located at 372 Harborside Road in Harborside. Visit or call 374-5386 for more information.