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  • Christmas fair at Bar Harbor church

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Congregational Church’s annual Christmas fair, luncheon and sale will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair features knitting, crocheting, sewing and other handmade items, an old-fashioned cheese wheel, homemade candy, cookies and other baked goods. There will also be a room of attic treasures

  • Bird talk, films at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Kids are invited to learn about “Birds in Your Backyard” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. Julianne Taylor, education coordinator for Downeast Audubon and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, will offer a workshop about common native birds species found in local backyards, and will show

  • Book discussion group starting

    BLUE HILL — On Wednesday, Nov. 29, St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church will begin reading and discussing the book “In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey With Kahil Gibran” by Paul-Gordon Chandler as the next offering of the Wednesday Seekers program. Chandler, an Episcopal priest who has worked in the Middle East,

  • Holiday high teas return to Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn is again hosting holiday high teas starting on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Tea will be served promptly at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 and Fridays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Reservations are required and can be made at Woodlawn’s holiday high teas are catered by Flexit Café &

  • Community Saturday

    In recent years, Thanksgiving has become the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season with Black Friday deals and Small Business Saturday. We would put forth that perhaps this commercialization of all things holiday be known as Community Saturday to urge shoppers to patronize their own local businesses first. Put down the tablet, step away

  • Thanksgiving 2017

    Between the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth in November 1620 and the spring of 1622, when fishermen at Damariscove Island (off Boothbay) had to feed the starving new community, the colonists and the Wampanog Indians forged a tenuous relationship that led to an autumn feast together in 1621 that historians have come to regard as the

  • $200K awarded for Caterpillar Hill purchase

    $200K awarded for Caterpillar Hill purchase

    SEDGWICK — This week, Blue Hill Heritage Trust was awarded $200,000 by the Land for Maine’s Future program toward the purchase and conservation of property on Caterpillar Hill. With this award, the Caterpillar Hill collaboration has raised over $500,000 of the $605,000 needed for purchase and long-term stewardship of the property. The collaborative fundraising effort

  • Candidate St. Clair to visit Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Democratic Congressional District 2 candidate Lucas St. Clair will speak about his platform at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. St. Clair also will answer questions from the audience.

  • Schoodic bird watch scheduled Nov. 28

    WINTER HARBOR — All are welcome to join Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program Director Seth Benz on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m.-noon to find birds along the Schoodic auto loop. Catch the last flocks of autumn migrants and welcome winter arrivals. Learn how to use and extract information from eBird. Meet at the Schoodic

  • Gilley Museum hosting workshop

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum is offering a printmaking workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Artist and teacher Bethany Hanson and carver Steve Valleau will lead participants through the reduction block printing process. Participants will carve their own stamp and ink a set of holiday cards to send or