Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Craft fair set

    CHERRYFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Cherryfield will hold its holiday bazaar from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will feature crafts, baked goods, including many varieties of cookies, Christmas items and a white elephant table. A haddock chowder luncheon will be served starting at 11.

  • Bench dedicated to auxiliary founding member

    Bench dedicated to auxiliary founding member

    MACHIAS — One of the founders of the Down East Community Hospital Auxiliary was honored recently with a memorial bench. Using money donated to the hospital in her name, the auxiliary purchased the bench and dedicated it to Jeanette J. Stuart. The plaque reads, “In memory of Jeanette J. Stuart, longtime dedicated auxiliary member, 2019.”

  • New prostate cancer support group formed

    MACHIAS — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is offering a new prostate cancer support group in Machias. This free monthly meeting is open to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, survivors, their spouses, partners and caregivers. Regular meetings will be held 1-2:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Maine Veterans Home

  • Wreath entries sought for library event

    JONESPORT — The Friends of the Peabody Memorial Library in Jonesport are looking for people interested in making and decorating a wreath for the library’s upcoming Wreaths Across the Reach Raffle. There is no registration fee and businesses, civic organizations, offices, families and individuals are eligible. Wreaths can be decorated following any theme. Businesses may

  • 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