Community Announcements

  • Dolly Fisher Fund seeks, offers support

    BLUE HILL — The Dolly Fisher Emergency Fund provides emergency food, power, heat and clothing to residents on the Blue Hill Peninsula. With school and business closures, lack of child care and illness, many will be economically stressed more than usual. If you would like to help support your neighbors in need, send a check

  • Morgan Bay Zendo to offer online gatherings

    SURRY — The Morgan Bay Zendo at 532 Morgan Bay Road in Surry wants to be of service to the community — near and far. Other years, the Zendo opened for the season the first Sunday in April with a community gathering on the first Sunday in May to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday, a joyful

  • Maine Community Foundation offering Adult Learner scholarships

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation is seeking applications to its Adult Learner Scholarship Fund, which supports nontraditional students who want to change their lives for the better through education and training. The foundation offers two types of Adult Learner scholarships. A degree-seeking scholarship supports two- and four-year degree programs and certificate courses that fit

  • Energy assistance expanded

    ELLSWORTH — Temporary changes to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will make it easier for some people who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic to qualify for the program. Recognizing that many people who would normally be ineligible for the program due to household income levels have experienced a sudden drop in

  • Church offers online services

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Union Congregational Church is offering worship services online only at this time. All are invited to join at [email protected]/. The Palm Sunday service is April 5 at 10 a.m. The Maundy Thursday service is April 9 at 7 p.m. The Easter Sunday service is April 12 at 10 a.m.

  • Anah Shrine to host blood drives

    BANGOR — There is a critical need for blood due to the coronavirus pandemic and Anah Shrine wants to help. This Thursday, April 2, begins a series of blood donation events being held at the Anah Shrine Center at 1404 Broadway in Bangor. From noon-5 p.m. on Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 30, the

  • Scholarships for Hancock residents

    HANCOCK — The Leon S. and Calista B. Thorsen Education Fund is accepting applications for funds to assist Hancock students or persons of any age who will attend an accredited academic institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level, or who will pursue learning in any certified or licensed academic or vocational program.

  • Garden club to celebrate 85th birthday

    BLUE HILL— To celebrate its 85th anniversary and enrich the community, the Brooklin Garden Club will present “Art in Bloom: A Festival of Maine Art and Flowers” on July 10 and 11 at The Bay School’s Emlen Hall. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club’s educational and community programs. As part of “Art in

  • Paid intern sought to digitize and preserve photos

    Paid intern sought to digitize and preserve photos

    CASTINE — For the seventh year, the Castine Historical Society is offering a graduate-level internship with an emphasis on photograph preservation and digitization. Students enrolled in a master’s degree or Ph.D. program in museum studies, history, public history, or archival studies may apply. The internship requires a commitment of 35 hours per week for eight

  • J. S. Bach’s birthday concert canceled

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Bach regrets that due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the March 21 concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday has been canceled. Also canceled is the outreach program in which student singers were scheduled to work, rehearse and perform with the Zenith Ensemble as part of the

  • Fillmore, Povich win bridge game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a club championship game on March 12. Finishing first were Ron Fillmore of Hancock and Michael Povich of Ellsworth. Placing second were Anne Desmond of Ellsworth and Robert Walker of Blue Hill. Finishing third were Phil Heasley and Alice Higgins, both of Ellsworth. The club has suspended

  • New book details history of Petit Manan Point

    STEUBEN — Today Bar Harbor is widely known success as a thriving coastal community and popular tourist destination in Maine and far beyond. Lesser known is the fact that an effort was launched by the Petit Manan Land Co. to create a similar resort town in 1896 across Frenchman Bay in the Downeast town of