Community Announcements

  • Concert scheduled

    CHERRYFIELD — The Cherryfield Band will hold a concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, to celebrate the band’s 150th anniversary. The concert will take place on the Cherryfield Bandstand, located on Main Street. In the event of rain or a chance of rain, the concert will be held in the American Legion Hall, located

  • Tickets available for blueberry musical

    MACHIAS — Tickets are available for this year’s Machias Wild Blueberry Festival musical comedy, “Berries on the Roof.” Written and directed by Doug and Chris Guy, “Berries on the Roof” tells the story of a Washington County family of blueberry farmers whose coastal fields are threatened by rising sea levels. Can they adapt? Can they

  • Yard sale, auction at Hancock church

    HANCOCK — The Union Congregational Church of Hancock will hold its annual yard sale, fair and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 1368 Route 1 in Hancock. Books, puzzles, quality knick-knacks, glassware, jewelry, plants and a huge array of furniture, small appliances, household goods

  • Orland church hosting supper

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole Supper on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverage and pie. The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12 and free for

  • Summer fair set at Lamoine church

    LAMOINE — The annual summer fair at Lamoine Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offered for sale will be fresh, homemade, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, homegrown fruits and vegetables, granola and/or bread. Vintage items, such as linens, silver, glass and china, will also be

  • Museum reopening in Brooksville

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is holding its grand opening at its museum on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event, themed “A Turn for the Better,” celebrates the renovations undertaken at the museum over the past few years and the reorganization of the exhibits. Events will include tours of

  • Benefit event for Emmaus shelter set

    ELLSWORTH — The Emmaus Homeless Shelter is holding a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction on Saturday, July 20, from 4-7 p.m. at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge. The suggested donation for the dinner is $5. Tickets for the auction are one for $1, six for $5, 12 for $10, 30 for $20 and 100 for $50.

  • George Stevens Academy honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill: Grade 12 Highest honors: Genevieve Claybaugh, Xiyuan Li, Lillian Maier, Ivy Manner-Wheelden, Heather Munroe, Hattie Slayton, Yizhan Song, Percival Zentz. Honors: Julianna Allen, Zane Bailey, Christopher Bennett, Kacie Bond, Meredith Bradshaw Thomas, Jiyang Cai, Mallory Charette, Edward

  • Nonprofits receive grants

    ELLSWORTH — The John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $700,000 to 44 Maine nonprofits through its annual Direct Services Grant Program. Through this support, the foundation will partner with organizations that are working to meet the immediate needs of Maine’s most vulnerable people. Locally, the grants include $15,000 to HOME in Orland to support operating

  • Blue Hill Library hosting lecture

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Public Library and the Blue Hill Historical Society are co-sponsoring a lecture about Maine author Katharine Butler Hathaway (1890-1942) on Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the library. Cultural historian Abby Clouse-Radigan, who is writing a biography of Hathaway, will present her insights into the author’s life and work.

  • Good Life Center program July 22

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center’s Monday Night Speaker Series presents Maine’s Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum on July 22 at 7 p.m. Kestenbaum will lead a presentation on “Poetry as Community.” The Good Life Center is located at 372 Harborside Road in Harborside. Visit or call 374-5386 for more information.  

  • Patten Pond group meeting July 21

    ELLSWORTH — Friends of Patten Pond will hold their annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the home of Bob Bouffard at 37 Pondview Way in Ellsworth. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss issues concerning Patten Pond including: loon count, water quality, invasive aquatic plants, fireworks pollution, a fish ladder