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  • Poetry reading at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Elizabeth Tibbetts will read from her new book of poetry, “Say What You Can,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. Tibbetts’ awards include a fellowship and grant from the Maine Arts Commission, the Bluestem Poetry Award and the Penobscot Watershed Poetry Prize. Her poems have

  • Historical society talk in Hancock

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Historical Society is hosting a talk titled “Hancock, Maine, The Postcard View” on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center. Hancock resident Alan Gray, a volunteer in the photo archives at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will share selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.

  • Open mic night at Fogtown Brewing Co.

    ELLSWORTH — Open mic night at Fogtown Brewing Co. is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 6-9 p.m. Sets are 15 minutes. Fogtown will provide a full band setup. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit

  • Discussion to focus on risks of vaping

    ELLSWORTH — During the month of August, Healthy Acadia and the Hancock County Drug Free Communities Initiative are hosting “Community Conversations” geared toward parents and middle- to high school-aged youth. The presentations are appropriate for all ages and include a light meal. Scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moore

  • Concert in Addison scheduled Aug. 9

    ADDISON — Deb’s Little Big Band will be performing on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.  at the Church Hill Community Center. The group’s concerts include Latin, jazz and swing tunes with energy. The band members hail from central Maine. The band appeared at the Church Hill Community Center last August to rave reviews. All

  • Trenton team wins local bridge game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a Unit Championship game on Aug. 1. Finishing first were Burrow Brooks and Stephen Johnson, both of Trenton. Placing second were Nonie Cohen of Northeast Harbor and Michael Povich of Ellsworth. Finishing third were Madelon Brogdon of Bass Harbor and Petko Petkov of Ellsworth. The next game

  • Lecture scheduled in Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — Jefferson scholar Peter Onuf will speak on “American Exceptionalism: The Past and Future of an Exceptional Idea” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at the Winter Harbor Public Library. Onuf is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. For more information, call 963-7556.

  • Issues forum series continues Aug. 14

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library’s Community Issues Forum series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be “Public Works and Crisis Management: FDR and the Legacy of the New Deal.” As a reference for the challenges being faced in 2019, the New Deal proved powerful in defining presidential

  • Talk scheduled at Good Life Center

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center’s speaker series continues on Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. with a talk by Drexel University professor Mimi Sheller. Sheller will discuss her books “Mobility Justice” and “Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene.” The Good Life Center is located at 372 Harborside Road in Harborside. Visit or

  • Extension offering “Swine 101” seminar

    ELLSWORTH — UMaine Cooperative Extension will present a free seminar titled “Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork” in Ellsworth on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist, will talk about breed selection, reproductive information, nutrition, fencing, housing and meat yield. The seminar will be offered at

  • Benefit auction and BBQ in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Heritage Trust will host an auction and barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Boat Yard Grill to raise money for an accessible trail at Caterpillar Hill in Sedgwick. There will be food, live music, and both a silent and live auction. Maine Secretary of State

  • Remembering the mill

    Remembering the mill

    BUCKSPORT — On Sunday, July 21, amidst the heat and bustle of the annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a crowd of former Verso Paper mill employees, their families and friends gathered at the Alamo Theatre to share thoughts, feelings, memorabilia and sounds of the mill and those who labored there. A collaboration between Wednesday On Main,