Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Carved pumpkins to be featured at Harrington Gallery

    HARRINGTON — Jack o’-lanterns will be the subject of a display at the Harrington Gallery, 1230 Main St., through Oct. 31. Each carved pumpkin will have interior lighting and will be sitting on raised benches so they can be seen by motorists on Route 1. For more information, contact Arthur Langley at 459-6410.

  • Summit convenes on National Heritage Area proposal

    Summit convenes on National Heritage Area proposal

    WINTER HARBOR — The Sunrise County Economic Council has taken the lead on an initiative to establish the Downeast region as a National Heritage Area. “We’re willing to take on the [leadership] role going forward,” said Charles J. Rudelitch, executive director, at the conclusion of an Oct. 9 Downeast National Heritage Area Summit held at

  • Feeling lucky?

    Feeling lucky?

    STEUBEN — In Steuben, winning the lottery won’t make you rich, but it could secure you a building lot. The town has subdivided an approximately 97-acre tract at the corner of Dyer Bay and Pinkham Bay Bridge roads into 14 lots, 12 of which will be sold through a lottery process. The idea is to

  • Come one, come all

    Come one, come all

    CHERRYFIELD — On Sunday afternoons, the Weald Bethel Community Center has the feel of an old-fashioned family dinner. People gather in the Maine Seacoast Mission’s community center off Route 1 to socialize, taking in the aromas coming from the kitchen. Some sit on upholstered furniture in a setting that resembles a cozy living room. Others

  • Classes offered

    TRESCOTT — The Cobscook Community Learning Center is offering four courses, three of which will occur in the new educational building of the expanded campus. University of Maine at Machias graduate Michael Giudilli will present a hunter safety course on Oct. 17 and 27. He is a teacher in the Cobscook Experiential School Program and

  • Nor’easter hits Downeast region

    Nor’easter hits Downeast region

    ELLSWORTH — A strong fall nor’easter brought heavy rain and wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph to Maine early Thursday morning, knocking down trees and power lines across the state. As of 11 a.m., Emera Maine was reporting 20,806 outages in Hancock County and 7,673 in Washington County, including roughly 1,700 in Blue Hill,

  • Fundraising concert scheduled

    CHERRYFIELD — A fundraising concert is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Cherryfield Academy Community Center, 53 Main St., Cherryfield. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the community center. The performers include Eli Brown, who plays drums; Kathy Upton, who sings and plays

  • Contemplative photography program offered

    CHERRYFIELD — The Down East Photography Group will host a presentation on contemplative photography at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Presenter Thom Blackstone will discuss the contemplative process in both the making of a photograph and its interpretation. Mindfully freezing a fraction of a second of the human experience creates not only better pictures

  • Donor offering matching donations

    MILBRIDGE — An anonymous donor has given Gateway Milbridge a $50,000 year-end match challenge donation. The donor will match every dollar donated to Gateway Milbridge and the Milbridge Theatre Project through Dec. 31 up to a total of $50,000. Gateway Milbridge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed to assist with the revitalization of downtown Milbridge, including

  • Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    HARRINGTON — High school students enrolled in a recently implemented college prep program have a good chance of earning a full ride to college. The Maine Seacoast Mission recently announced the establishment of the Davis Maine Scholarship, a full, four-year scholarship for rural, first-generation college students from Washington and eastern Hancock counties. The scholarship is

  • VA names national cemetery in Washington County

    VA names national cemetery in Washington County

    JONESBORO — Another area landmark is taking the name “Acadia.” The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week that the new cemetery now under construction in Jonesboro will be called Acadia National Cemetery. The name was selected because federal law requires Veterans Administration properties, including cemeteries, to be named for the geographical area in

  • Chamber to host trips

    MACHIAS — The Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is offering two trips. One is a holiday sightseeing and shopping trip to New York City in early December, and the other is a summer overnight to a Boston Red Sox game. The dates have not been set yet but those interested can still reserve a