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  • Thanksgiving dinner set in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The Farmhouse Inn will be hosting a community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Everyone is welcome. All donations will be split between the Tree Of Life Food Pantry and the School Healthy Snack/Backpack Program. There will be two seatings, at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. The plated dinner will

  • HOME director named to Statewide Homeless Council

    HOME director named to Statewide Homeless Council

    ORLAND — Tracey Hair, executive director of HOME Inc. in Orland, was recently appointed to the Maine Statewide Homeless Council. Hair has worked with HOME’s four homeless shelters for over 13 years. The Statewide Homeless Council is designed to coordinate and establish statewide policies on homelessness, including providing leadership to end homelessness and developing an

  • Families First Community Center names new board members, receives two grants

    ELLSWORTH — Families First Community Center recently elected Terri Ouellette as president of the board of directors to serve a three-year term. Ouellette lives in Ellsworth, owns Serenity Space Solutions and has served on the center’s board for one year. Newly elected to the board were Wendy Schweikert of Blue Hill, a retired sales manager;

  • Piano concert at Sedgwick church

    SEDGWICK — Renowned pianist and Grammy Award nominee Masanobu Ikemiya of Bar Harbor will present a concert titled “Classics to Ragtime” on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. at the North Sedgwick Baptist Church. In 1980, Ikemiya founded the Arcady Music Festival. He was the festival’s artistic director for 24 years and he has been

  • Christmas bazaar in Cherryfield

    CHERRYFIELD — There will be a Christmas bazaar at the First Congregational Church of Cherryfield on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A haddock chowder lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. There will be baked goods including holiday cookies, handmade items, holiday decorations and a white elephant table. For more information, call

  • Group holding potluck in Castine

    CASTINE — A group of Castine residents is seeking ways in which they can play a role in easing the plight faced by children who have been separated from their asylum-seeking parents on the nation’s southern border. Calling themselves “Castine’s Compassionate Coalition,” members of the town’s four churches as well as others will gather for

  • Hancock County Dems meeting Nov. 15

    ELLSWORTH — The November meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee will focus on the latest electoral victories. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the theater room at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. On Nov. 6, Maine elected Janet Mills as governor while Hancock County elected Louie Luchini

  • Shriners hosting “Feztival” of Trees

    BANGOR — The Anah Shriners’ annual “Feztival” of Trees starts Thursday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at 1404 Broadway in Bangor. Over the next two weekends the “Feztival” of Trees will host thousands of guests to visit the 63 trees donated by local businesses. Admission to the festival is $2 for adults. Children under 12

  • Craft sale, auction at St. Dunstan’s

    ELLSWORTH — St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, located at 134 State St. in Ellsworth, will present its annual holiday silent auction, food and fine crafts sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit Downeast Community Partners’ Heating and Warmth (THAW) Fund and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic.

  • Church craft fair at Ellsworth Ramada

    ELLSWORTH — The Church of Life and Praise is hosting its annual Christmas craft fair and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ellsworth. The fair will include over 70 crafters, a giant silent auction, concession stands, children’s games and a 50/50 drawing. A portion of the