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  • Christmas craft Fair in Orland

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The fair will feature crafts, baked goods, candy and fudge, wreaths, a cookie walk and a white elephant room. Brunch will be served all day. For more information,

  • American archives to be digitized

    American archives to be digitized

    ELLSWORTH — Around 20,000 early pages of The Ellsworth American will be scanned and available online in the coming years as part of a two-year project led by the Maine State Library in Augusta. The work will be funded by a $402,000 grant the library received from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part

  • Retired teachers meeting Nov. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Friends in Action Senior Center in Ellsworth. The featured speaker is Acadia National Park planner John Kelly. He will speak on changes in Acadia. For more information, call 288-5439.

  • Historical society meeting Nov. 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Historical Society will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Chamberlain House, 357 State St. in Ellsworth. There will be a business meeting as well as discussion of the annual Christmas open house at the Old Jail and Museum. Members are asked to attend. Members are also

  • Christmas Angels program beginning its 30th season

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Peninsula Christmas Angels are gearing up for their 30th season. The program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need who reside in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Orland and Deer Isle/Stonington. The Christmas Angels program, coordinated by the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill,

  • Free meals for vets at Elks Lodge

    Free meals for vets at Elks Lodge

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elks Lodge No. 2743 invites all veterans to a free day of meals on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Breakfast will be served from 6-9 a.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner for lunch from 12:30-2 p.m. and a dinner of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and fries from 4-7 p.m. The lodge is

  • Chili and concert at Halcyon Grange

    BLUE HILL — The Halcyon Grange is hosting Hancock County’s own country roots, Texas-Two Step, Tex/Mex, Cajun and line-dancing country band, Palomino. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10. A dinner of chili and cornbread will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dance practice at 6:30 and then the concert. Palomino, led by

  • Marine Patrol gets stronger binoculars

    Marine Patrol gets stronger binoculars

    AUGUSTA — A $3,200 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund combined with matching funds of $2,339.50 from the Department of Marine Resources have let the Marine Patrol buy new and stronger binoculars that will improve the force’s ability to conduct surveillance for law enforcement and its search and rescue capabilities. The new 14 x

  • Health council to Meet Nov. 16

    CHERRYFIELD — The Downeast Public Health Council will meet on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9-11: 30 a.m. at the Maine Seacoast Mission Edge Center, 7 Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. For more information or questions, contact Maura Lockwood, council coordinator, at 439-4101 or Al May, district liaison, at 255-2017.

  • Christmas craft fair in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Elm Street Congregational Church, located at 31 Elm St. in Bucksport, is having a Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will include homemade crafts, wreaths, baked goods, a white elephant table, raffles and more.