Community Announcements

  • Turkey shoots return Oct. 4

    WALTHAM — The Waltham-Eastbrook Youth Association will hold its first turkey shoot of the season on Sunday, Oct. 4. COVID-era safety precautions are suggested. The group was formed nine years ago to raise funds for various scholarships for children from the two towns, and to have a good time doing it. So far, they have

  • Castine Historical Society welcomes new board members

    CASTINE — Three new members have been elected to the Castine Historical Society’s board of directors. As the result of an online election, the new directors are Kelly Gualtieri, John Mitchell and Marc Pelletier. Gualtieri and her family moved to Castine in 2016 when she was appointed director of admissions and enrollment management at Maine

  • Ellsworth High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Ellsworth High School: Grade 12 Highest honors: Rachel Barnes, Jordyn Bray, Aurora Burmeister, Makayla Chase, Genevieve Cutshall, Danaee Felix, Colby Hamilton, Marissa Havey, Amelia Hayden, Evelyn Howie, Itsuki Langley, Caitlin MacPherson, Seneca Maddocks-Wilbur, Kristen Moseley, Madelyn Nida, Kylara Phelps, Taylor Richardson, Allison Robbins,

  • Hospice Volunteers offering online programs

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a series of educational programs to the community free of charge, via Zoom, beginning Thursday, Aug. 6, then continuing for five consecutive Wednesdays. The first session is a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Aug. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kandyce Powell, executive director of the

  • Kids on Main in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Main Street Bucksport invites children and their families and caretakers to Kids on Main, a Saturday morning event in downtown Bucksport. Volunteers will read children’s books for about an hour and every child age 9 and younger in attendance will receive a reusable, high-quality cloth face mask, a free book courtesy of Literacy

  • Fitness update from Friends in Action

    ELLSWORTH — Friends in Action has opened its fitness program in a limited way. The Senior Fitness Room, which has exercise machines, weights and other equipment, is open by appointment, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are new to Friends in Action, orientations are available by appointment and are free.

  • Blue Hill Pride Parade set for June 28

    BLUE HILL — The First Congregational Church of Blue Hill will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride parade in New York City, on Sunday, June 28, from 1-2 p.m. This date also commemorates the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Due to COVID-19, the LGBTQ Pride Parade will be a “stand

  • Beverage server trainings scheduled

    ELLSWORTH —Healthy Acadia will be offering online beverage server and seller trainings on June 25 and 26 via Zoom, in order to maintain social distancing protocols. The trainings are free for anyone, whether they are a new staff member getting their initial training, someone who needs recertification or someone who would like to become a

  • Emergency fund created for post-high school studies

    SULLIVAN — Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro high school graduates whose financial resources for their 2020-21 fall and winter higher education studies are in jeopardy may apply for assistance to the Schoodic Higher Education Emergency Scholarship Fund. In a joint announcement, the Schoodic Community Fund and Sumner Memorial High School recently announced the emergency fund to

  • Bucksport High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Bucksport High School: Seniors Highest honors: John Foster, Suzanne Jack, Hayden Jellison, Tyler Winchester. High honors: Katelyn Cloutier, Kobe Hamby, Brookelyn Knowles, Aubrey Merritt, Guy Mourredes, Grayson Treece, Olivia West. Honors: Hannah Ames, Alexander Atherton, Berleeann Bouchard, Christian Chase-Hurd, Madison Colson, Dawson Eaton,

  • Clam seeding effort awarded funding

    GOULDSBORO – A project to restore the clam population in Gouldsboro was among the 24 nonprofit applications recently awarded a total of $168,755 by the Hancock County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation. The town of Gouldsboro will use its funding “to engage youth in enabling the town to grow its own clam seed so