PRIDE celebration prep
ELLSWORTH -- Organizers from the Heart of Ellsworth are preparing for the Ellsworth PRIDE celebration. Organizer, Rachel Yves calls this one of the biggest celebrations in the ellsworth area as hundreds come out to show solidarity with the L.G.B.T.Q+ community. She said more than 30 Ellsworth businesses donated to the...
Brooksville marina owner says he closed business because of town
Jonathan Buck has listed the Brooksville marina on the market for more than $1.8 million after years of dispute with the town.
Special Olympics Torch Run Friday June 9 [UPDATE]
UPDATE - Runners will not be running from Town Hill. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. at Key Bank and then head to Bangor and Orono. Motorists should be advised that the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run will be taking place this Friday, June 9th. Runner will...
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Recognizes 2 Downeast as Emerging Leaders
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust recognized 2 employees from Downeast Maine as Emerging Leaders at the annual Chairman’s Dinner and Celebration last month in Bar Harbor. Morgan Forni, Branch Relationship Manager of the Bank’s location in Southwest Harbor, Maine. She joined the Bank in 2016. Crystal Richards, Vice...
Ellsworth High School Class of 2023 Parade Tonight June 7
One of the best things that came from the Pandemic (and let's be honest, there aren't a lot!) is the Car Parade for the Ellsworth High School Graduates! The Parade of Graduates takes place tonight, Wednesday, June 7th. The Class of 2023 will be meeting in the TJ Maxx parking...
Town kicks off anniversary celebration with lobster bake
TREMONT— The scent of fresh-cooked lobster and corn on the cob wafted from Archie's Lobster in Bass Harbor on June 3, where over 200 lobsters were cooked for the town of Tremont's 175th anniversary celebration kickoff event. Despite cool temperatures and cloudy skies, the tables set for hungry patrons...
There’s a Headless Ghost That Haunts This Beautiful Lake in Maine
The small town of Bucksport, Maine, is home to lots of incredible stories, whether they're about the Abenaki tribe of Native Americans, how Colonel Jonathan Buck founded the town, or even when the town went Hollywood in an ABC drama called Dark Shadows. But Bucksport also has its fair share of ghost stories, including the chilling tale that something, or someone, keeps haunting Silver Lake.
Farmers’ market season is here
Almost every day of the week, a farmer near you is unloading crates of spinach and kale, setting out coolers of free-range chicken and grass-fed beef, and assembling tiny seedlings […]
Gouldsboro plans for rising seas
GOULDSBORO — The potential effects of sea level rise and severe storms held a starring role at an informal community planning workshop May 21. More than 50 residents stopped in at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor where volunteers introduced the Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan report, prepared by Portland-based FB Environmental and funded by the Department of Marine Resources’ Maine Coastal Program.
Self-starter opens sourdough bakery
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cassie Casey was first introduced to baking by her mother while growing up on Martha’s Vineyard. As a young girl, she learned to experiment and take risks in the kitchen. Now, at age 22, Casey has opened her own bakery, Seafolk Sourdough, here on Seawall Road, offering a variety of sourdough loaves, baguettes and focaccia.
Listening session on town’s Climate Action Plan set for June 15
BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor’s Climate Emergency Task Force and A Climate to Thrive will host a listening session at Conners Emerson School from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. This listening session is the first of a series of events that seek to collect community input on additions to the town’s existing Climate Action Plan.
An Orono librarian is pushing back against censorship with a banned book club for students
Although Orono hasn't received any complaints to restrict books, title challenges reached an all-time high in the United States last year.
Hancock Dems to host meeting on Social Security June 15
ELLSWORTH — Social Security Works Political Action Committee President Jon Bauman will talk about the importance of supporting candidates who support Social Security in a meeting on June 15 sponsored by the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Moore Community Center and...
Maine retirement community helps students build foundation for their career
BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - When it comes to starting jobs in healthcare and culinary arts most students may not think of a retirement community as a place to start their career path. Birch Bay Retirement Village in Bar Harbor wants to change that and hosted 30 students from Hancock...
The Wailers in Bar Harbor, ME Sep 7th, 2023 – presale password
The Wailers pre-sale password that people have been waiting for is available for our members to use 😀 For a limited time you can purchase great tickets in advance of the general public. This presale is the time to buy your tickets before they go onsale and |maybe sell...
Coastal Dreams Farm and Sanctuary needs volunteers
BUCKSPORT -- A sanctuary in Bucksport Maine is helping a herd of farm animals live out the rest of their lives in comfort but they need a little more help. Coastal Dreams Farm and Sanctuary has rescued, seven horses, three dogs, two mini pigs, two goats, and a flock of birds.
Conners Emerson hires four new teachers
BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Regional School System Superintendent Mike Zboray nominated four new teachers for Conners Emerson School who school committee members voted to hire at their Monday meeting. The school was seeking to fill positions for a fifth-grade math teacher, a seventh-grade math teacher, a kindergarten...
Parks & Rec visits potential dog park site
BAR HARBOR — The Parks and Recreation Committee held its latest meeting at the town athletic fields for an in-person review of the site of a proposed dog park and were met with concerns from abutting property owners who said the location is not the right one. The Friends...
Voters slash chamber budget
BAR HARBOR — Residents here voted to cut funding for the Chamber of Commerce at the town meeting Tuesday. Two separate amendments were made that reduced the overall budget by $60,000, with one taking aim specifically at the Chamber for its recent decision to join an organization that is currently in litigation with the town.
Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games returns to the University of Maine
ORONO — The University of Maine at Orono will host over 1,500 Special Olympics Maine athletes, coaches, and volunteers for the 2023 State Summer Games on June 9-11. This year’s […]
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