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  • Public issues forum set in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The first in a monthly series of Blue Hill public issues forums is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. This particular forum will examine issues of crime, fire safety and aging in place as they affect homes on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Panelists, including

  • Tax prep talk in Bucksport Feb. 15

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Senior Center will host Maria French, deputy director of the income and estate tax division of Maine Revenue Services, for a talk on Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. French will be doing a presentation about how to prepare tax returns and offer direction and resources to anyone needing help with

  • Coffee House Music Buffet in Penobscot

    PENOBSCOT — There will be a Coffee House Music Buffet on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Penobscot United Methodist Church, 14 Southern Bay Road. Open mic will run from 7-9 p.m. with music, stories, poems, etc. Refreshments will be served. A free will donation will be accepted to benefit the Community Fuel Assistance Fund and

  • Student notes

    The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Maine in Orono: Casco Haley, Amherst; Molly Brown, Jen Clemens, Matthew Cox, Simon Davis, Sara Todd, Bar Harbor; Abigail Muscat, Bass Harbor; Christina Closson, Bernard; Sam Elliott, Jenna Malvin, Kara Morrison, Maya Naisbitt, Erin Niehoff, Emma

  • Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    BLUE HILL — The Tesla Quartet, named after the Serbian physicist and inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla, will express its innovative spirit when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The string ensemble, which released its first album “Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky” earlier this year,

  • GSA student to compete in state finals

    GSA student to compete in state finals

    BLUE HILL — And then there were five. Magnolia Vandiver of George Stevens Academy was one of five finalists chosen Tuesday at the national “Poetry Out Loud” competition’s Northern Maine Regional Finals held at Hampden Academy. She and the other four finalists will compete against the five Southern Maine finalists at the state competition on

  • Allen-Leach


    Erin Allen and Josh Leach of Waltham, Mass., are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 15, 2019. Erin is the daughter of Janeanne and Michael Allen of Brooklin. Josh is the son of Jodi and Duncan Leach of Blue Hill. Erin and Josh are both graduates of Wentworth University in Boston.

  • Snowdeal-Allen


    Kelcey J. Snowdeal and Samuel C. Allen of Detroit, Mich., wish to announce their engagement. Kelcey is the daughter of Jessica and Jason Snowdeal of Blue Hill. Samuel is the son of Janeanne and Michael Allen of Brooklin. Both are graduates of George Stevens Academy. Kelcey is a graduate of the Masters of Education program

  • LEW-dicrous movie

    LEW-dicrous movie

    True to that memorable line, 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeffrey Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, is a truly ludicrous film that lives on and will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. In the Coen Brothers’ cult

  • Book sale set at Brooksville Library

    BROOKSVILLE — On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Brooksville Free Public Library will hold its monthly book sale. There is something for everyone from cookbooks to children’s books to DVDs and everything in between. The library accepts donations of gently used books, DVDs or audio books any time during regular open hours, Mondays