Community Announcements

  • WinterFest event in Stonington Jan. 22

    STONINGTON — Healthy Island Project’s WinterFest 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place outside at the Island Community Center/Old Stonington School on School Street. All are welcome to come out for free food, fun and fireworks (at 6:45 p.m.). Masks are requested. For more information, call

  • Ellsworth Republicans holding open house

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Republican Committee will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 5-6 p.m. at the Hancock County Republican Headquarters, located at The Maine Coast Mall in the old Radio Shack. Meet the Ellsworth chair and learn more about the local Republican Committee and how to become involved on the

  • Online Chinese cooking class set

    BAR HARBOR — ArtWaves is sponsoring a virtual cooking class titled “Easy Chinese Favorites” on Jan. 16, 23 and 30. Each session runs from 4-5 p.m. All are welcome to join Stonewall Kitchen and adult ed cooking instructor Chris Toy as he demonstrates some favorites from his five best-selling cookbooks. The cost for the three

  • Winter hike in Brooksville Jan. 17

    Winter hike in Brooksville Jan. 17

    BROOKSVILLE — Blue Hill Heritage Trust has announced its seventh annual winter hikes series. The series will kick off on Monday, Jan. 17, MLK Day, with a hike from 10-11:30 a.m. at John B. Mountain in Brooksville. Hikers are asked to be vaccinated and social distance as much as possible on the trail. Masks are

  • Online program on Bucksport Jan. 20

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Democratic Committee will host an online program titled “Celebrating the Strong Bucksport Community 1929-2022” on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. Several community members will speak about the many things local leaders have done from the time the paper mill opened in 1929 to being named the Best Small Coastal

  • Community crafting sessions in Surry

    SURRY — The Gatherings, located at 1208 Surry Road in Surry, hosts Craft Connection the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The next gathering is scheduled for Jan. 13. Work on your own art/craft project in a community setting, whether it be sewing, painting, knitting, woodworking or another project. The cost

  • Hancock County GOP to hold signing party

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will hold a nomination signing party on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 4:30-8 p.m. at Hancock County Republican headquarters, 225 High St., Suite 14, Ellsworth (in the Maine Coast Mall). Every Republican candidate in the county has been invited to bring his/her papers to get signatures. Every candidate, no matter

  • Relay for Life first lap Jan. 8

    Relay for Life first lap Jan. 8

    ELLSWORTH — Relay for Life of Hancock County will hold its first lap event of the 2022 relay season on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10-11 a.m. at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School track. There will be warm beverages and baked goods available by donation. Participants are asked to leave their grippy shoes at home, as they

  • Climate talk at Friend Library

    BROOKLIN — On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m., Paul Mayewski will present a talk titled “Journey Into Climate” at the Friend Memorial Library. Mayewski is an internationally acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist and polar explorer. He and his teams have traveled throughout Antarctica, the Himalayas, Greenland, the Andes and the Southern Ocean in search of

  • Bottle drive scheduled Jan. 8

    GOULDSBORO — The Acadian Community Woman’s Club will be holding a bottle drive for its college scholarship fund on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor. Please have your bottles out on the curb by 8 a.m. The snow (or rain) date will be Saturday, Jan. 15. For more information or if you need