Community Announcements

  • DMR to educate public on lease hearing process

    DMR to educate public on lease hearing process

    ELLSWORTH — Do you have thoughts or questions about a pending aquaculture lease application? Curious about how to engage in the lease hearing process? Three upcoming sessions will offer tips on how to participate. Maine Sea Grant and the state Department of Marine Resources are offering learning sessions for members of the public. Examples of

  • Holiday lights on Main Street 

    Holiday lights on Main Street 

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth is focusing its holiday celebration efforts into lighting up downtown Ellsworth thanks to financial support from First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. This year, 36 of Main Street’s iconic lamp posts will twinkle in an environmentally sound way with new commercial-grade, encased LED marine lights, to be powered

  • Discount Acadia passes to go on sale

    Discount Acadia passes to go on sale

    BAR HARBOR – Acadia annual passes will be on sale for $28 during most of the month of December at limited locations. Passes must be obtained in person. Online sales and phone orders are not possible. No annual pass sales are available for sale anywhere in Acadia National Park. You must purchase your discounted pass

  • Kimball joins tourism board’s Hall of Fame

    Kimball joins tourism board’s Hall of Fame

    ORLAND – The Maine Tourism Association (MTA) has announced that this year’s inductee into the association’s Hall of Fame is Alvion Kimball, chairman of DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism (DART). MTA’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding individuals who through their leadership, dedication and professionalism have made significant and sustained contributions to the tourism

  • Holiday book talk scheduled Dec. 9

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library invites readers to attend a virtual holiday book talk on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Librarians Amy Wisehart, Abby Morrow and Jean Pauly will share their favorite books from the year including adult fiction, nonfiction and books for kids. This is an opportunity to get suggestions for books

  • Garden club offering scholarships

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are offering three educational scholarships in support of various horticulture and environmental-related studies. These scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant

  • Virtual performances of “The Humans” set

    SURRY — The New Surry Theatre presents the final two virtual performances of the 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play “The Humans” on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. “The Humans” is a dramedy of three generations of the Blake family as they celebrate Thanksgiving at a run-down pre-war apartment in Lower

  • Historian to give online talk

    CASTINE — University of Maine historian Liam Riordan will present an online talk titled “Does the American Revolution Look Different from the Penobscot River?” on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This talk is being brought to the community by the Witherle Memorial Library and is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council. Riordan

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at Deer Isle-Stonington High School: Honors with highest distinction Grade 9:  Owen Staples Grade 10:  Taylor Wiberg Grade 11:  Henry Penfold Grade 12:  Rylee Eaton, Taylor Hardy, Ariel Larrabee (HCTC), Mason Woodman Honors with distinction Grade 8:  Josie Eaton Grade 9:  Avie Larrabee, Brayden

  • Wild Sun Catchers program for kids

    BLUE HILL — Kids are invited to check out Wild Sun Catchers online on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the Blue Hill Public Library will lead an online workshop on asters. Participants will learn about their ecology, native seed collecting and planting outdoor

  • Business webinar scheduled Dec. 10

    ELLSWORTH — Learn how to protect and defend your business’s intellectual property in a free webinar being hosted by the Union River Center for Innovation on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. Often, businesses receive “cease and desist” letters, or letters threatening litigation, where another party claims that the business is using a name that