Community Announcements

  • 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

  • Webinar series takes the outdoors online

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust are launching a “Friends from the Field” weekly webinar series Thursday, April 30. The webinars, featuring naturalists and outdoor education experts, are free and open to the public. Register at The presentations will be recorded and posted on the trusts’ websites and social

  • Free server training offered

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s busy tourist season may be delayed this year, but Healthy Acadia is still ready to help local stores, restaurants and taverns safely sell or serve alcohol when they are fully reopened. “Two things have changed with our state-certified server/seller training this year,” said Tara Young, Healthy Acadia’s Drug-Free Communities coordinator. “We will

  • George Stevens Academy honor roll

    The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill: Grade 9 Highest honors: Alexon Astbury, Ian Bowden, Philip Ciampa, Thea Crowley, Dell Davis-Batt, Jillian Eldridge, Andrew Hipsky, Lily Jaffray, Alyssa Ladd, Emery Leach, Logan Leach, Sol Lorio, Eleanor MacMillan, Azaiah Nanson, Blake Nason, Thomas Norgang, Layla

  • Local churches welcome new vicar

    BUCKSPORT — Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced that Father Anthanasius Sangnyuy Wirsiy has been appointed parochial vicar at Stella Maris Parish (St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bucksport; Our Lady of Holy Hope Church, Castine; St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Stonington), St. Joseph Parish (St. Joseph

  • “Fiddleheads 101” set for April 29

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library and Dave Fuller from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Franklin County are collaborating to present an online program titled “Fiddleheads 101” on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Learn about the science and sustainability as well as safe cooking tips for one of Maine’s beloved spring greens:

  • Grohoski to host virtual Coffee with Constituents event

    ELLSWORTH — State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will resume her Coffee with Constituents events virtually this month. These events are an opportunity for constituents from Ellsworth and Trenton to ask questions, share concerns and ideas and otherwise just connect. Due to public health concerns, Grohoski will host the event online via Zoom on Saturday, April