Community Announcements

  • Bottle drive to benefit SPCA

    TRENTON — A bottle drive to benefit the SPCA of Hancock County is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m.-noon. Drop your tightly bagged bottles at the shelter, located at 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, or call 667-8088 to arrange pick-up. The SPCA receives no local, state or federal funds and is not

  • Panel discussion on vaccines Feb. 25

    BLUE HILL — On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m., the Blue Hill Public Library will host an online question-and-answer panel about vaccines with Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital. Guest speakers Dr. Mike Murnik, MD, and Joe Gaetano, VP of operations, will briefly discuss an overview of vaccines and how they work before answering questions

  • Wright Center wellness series starts March 4

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is offering the free LiveWell Health and Wellness program on Zoom on six consecutive Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 and 8. The sessions will run from 1-2:30 p.m. The LiveWell Health and Wellness program is a holistic approach to creating a

  • Flimmakers to speak Feb. 26

    ELLSWORTH — Acadia Senior College will present an online program titled “The Evolution of a Maine Filmmaker” on Friday, Feb. 26, at noon. Maine documentary filmmakers Richard Kane and Melody Lewis-Kane will discuss several films they have produced over the last 20 years, including “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision” and “I Know a Man

  • Library hosting online Crafternoon

    BLUE HILL — Kids of all ages are invited to join Blue Hill Public Library Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. on the library’s YouTube channel for an online edition of Crafternoons. Chapman will be demonstrating how to how to make sun catchers out of wax paper and embroidery

  • Online author talk March 4

    ELLSWORTH — Award-winning author Irene Drago will give an online talk on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. The program is being sponsored by the Ellsworth Public Library. Drago grew up in a Navy family. Before moving to Maine, she worked for the Defense Department as a Russian analyst, earned a Master of Arts degree

  • Online forum on COVID vaccine

    BLUE HILL — Community Compass is hosting an online forum on Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. The forum will provide an opportunity to ask local experts about the new COVID vaccine.  Retired pediatrician Dr. Bob Holmberg will host local panelists from the Northern Light health care centers, school nurses and more to talk about

  • Grohoski hosting constituents event

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will host a virtual “Coffee with Constituents” event via Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. These monthly events are an opportunity for constituents from Ellsworth and Trenton to ask questions, share concerns and ideas and otherwise just connect. Participants are encouraged to drop in

  • Grange holding drive-through supper

    BLUE HILL — The Halcyon Grange will offer a to-go Comfort Food Café on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Meals will include shepherd’s pie, deluxe mac ’n cheese and baked beans and biscuits. All dinners come with slaw and a pickle. Just drive right up and we’ll take your order and deliver carside. The

  • Online talk on climate plan Feb. 25

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will be hosting Ivan Fernandez for an online presentation and discussion about the new Maine Climate Action Plan on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. The Maine Climate Council submitted its final plan to Governor Janet Mills and the Legislature in December. Fernandez co-chairs the science subcommittee of the

  • Church holding benefit auction

    ELLSWORTH — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth is holding its annual Goods and Services Auction online this year. All are welcome to check out the catalog and register to enter silent bids via the auction link on the church’s website— — any time until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. A variety of

  • Online open house event March 18

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to join the Ellsworth Public Library for an online edition of the annual Ellsworth Open House. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. City Manager Glenn Moshier will be speaking and there will be a variety of breakout rooms featuring local organizations to welcome newcomers to

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