Power of plants

Hancock County’s perennial plant sales often are coveted, one-shot deals. Some gardeners make it. Others miss out. Among them is the Blue Hill Public Library’s benefit plant sale, but there’s a new twist. It kicked off Monday, May 24 and will run continuously for three weeks!  

Starting Monday, May 24 the library will host its annual plant sale fundraiser, but with a new twist—this year, rather than taking place on just one day, it will go for three weeks! As always there will be high quality plants from local gardens available to purchase, but this year the sale will be open every day the library is open, until Saturday June 12. The plant stock will be replenished frequently and will offer a wide variety to choose from. This popular annual sale is an important fundraiser that the library depends on. If you have any questions, please visit the library’s website at or call 374-5515.

Watercolor, Teri Rippeto

Peninsula art in focus

“Joyful Measures,” the Deer Isle Artists Association’s first show of the 2021 summer season, will open June 1 and run through June 13. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, the opening show will feature Mary Eaton, Anita Kimball, Clare McBeth Wall, David McBeth, Diane McGuire-Horton, Katama Murray, and Teri Rippeto. In the art rack will be work by Jackie Davidson, William Lukens, and Katama Murray. In keeping with state and federal guidelines, visitors are required to wear face masks and hand sanitizer is available at the gallery. On June 15, the season’s second show is themed “Strawberry Fields.” For more info, call 348-2330, email [email protected] and visit

Where the water runs

Swans Island artist Gary Hoyle is the featured artist through June 13 at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor. The artist will speak about his work at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 28, via Zoom. For 28 years, Hoyle was an artist for exhibits and the curator of natural history at the Maine State Museum. Water is a common element in his work whether it’s Maine rivers seen from the air or portraits of a certain bay. He has been an Artist-in-Residence twice at Acadia National Park. Admission is free, but registration is required. To sign up, go to the events page at or email [email protected]

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