Community Announcements

  • Families First Community Center receives $12,500 in grants

    ELLSWORTH — Families First Community Center has announced that it has recently received four grants totaling $12,500. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine once again awarded the organization $5,000 from the Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Fund. The Maine Community Foundation awarded the group $500 from an anonymous donor. These gifts may be used at Families

  • Yard sale scheduled at Central Hall

    BLUE HILL — Central Hall’s Ladies Public Improvement Society will be holding its final yard sale of the season on Sept. 28 and 29. Items for sale include tools, kitchenware, sporting equipment, linens, books, records, CDs and DVDs, holiday decorations, toys, clothing, electronics, art, furniture and more. The sale will take place at 306 Falls

  • Pull for a Cure set for Sept. 28

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Pull for a Cure to benefit Relay for Life of Hancock County will be held Saturday, Sept. 28. Participating teams will tug a rope to try to pull a fire truck. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the start of the pull at 10 in the Maine Coast Mall

  • DECH combines staff development with giving

    MACHIAS — This year’s Down East Community Hospital annual staff development event included a team building exercise that included food. Upon the conclusion of the program, the food was donated to food banks in Machias and Cherryfield. During five sessions, teams of DECH staff were tasked with using play money to purchase food items from

  • Bike bus program begins in Washington County

    MACHIAS — A new program designed to encouraging and support bicycling and has begun in Washington County with Dylan McBride serving as the program coordinator. The Bike Bus is a former East Machias school bus that will be retrofitted as a mobile bicycle repair shop. It will provide free bicycling-related programs for youth across the

  • Historical society talk in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Historical Society will present a free lecture on the Underground Railroad in Maine on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Elm Street Congregational Church. The speaker will be Mark Alan Leslie, author of “True North: Tice’s Story.” Leslie’s novel weaves the tale of one slave whose dangerous race to

  • Downeast Audubon talk in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Audubon will present a talk titled “Maine’s Seaweed Scene” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The speakers are author Susan Hand Shetterly and marine biologist Robin Hadlock Seeley. Shetterly will talk about her latest book, “Seaweed Chronicles,” and the importance of protected wild habitats

  • Huckleberry beer release party set

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to come to Fogtown Brewing Co. on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5-8 p.m. to try a batch of beer brewed from huckleberries that were hand-picked during a forage hike on Sept. 1. During the release party, there will also be an update on Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s current conservation projects from

  • Author talk at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Maine author Robert Klose will share from his new novel, “Life on Mars,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. “Life on Mars” takes a satirical look at evolution vs. intelligent design, following a feint by anti-evolutionists to get creationism into the classroom through assiduously avoiding

  • Open mic night at Fogtown Brewing Co.

    ELLSWORTH — Open mic night at Fogtown Brewing Co. is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 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

  • Seminar for seniors scheduled Sept.25

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Senior College is sponsoring a free seminar titled “Seniors and the Law” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m.-noon at Ellsworth City Hall. Michael Povich, former district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties, will speak about issues that specifically affect seniors and how to obtain legal help. For more information, call 537-2226.

  • Forum on food insecurity Sept. 24

    BLUE HILL — Community Compass will host its fourth Connected Community Forum of 2019 on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 4-6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill (22 Tenney Hill). This month’s topic is food insecurity. Panelists will include Judy Hilliker (Tree of Life), Tammie Cox (Community Compass, Neighborhood Navigator), Katie Freedman (Healthy