CASTINE—Present in most every aspect of the Wilson Museum over the past 44 years, Patricia Hutchins plans a graceful exit as executive director in September 2021, allowing two years for the transition in leadership.
Over that time, Hutchins plans to “gradually transition some of her responsibilities to other staff members and to focus on key projects, including a Perkins House cookbook, an updated history of the Wilson Museum, and plans for the museum’s 100th anniversary,” states a recent press release announcing the change.
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Trinity Episcopal Church Leader Settles Down On Maine Coast
CASTINE—Life has taken Trinity Episcopal Church priest Donna Downs around the world, from Connecticut to Tokyo, Japan, England and more, but one small town on the coast of Maine always remained a constant.
Wilson Museum Begins Search For Executive Director
Hutchins to step down in 2021
Tis The Season—For The Bees
Tis the season, so here is an idea for a handmade gift for the gardener in your life.
Facing Budget Crisis, George Stevens Academy Requests Tuition Hike
BLUE HILL—An announcement sent to parents of George Stevens Academy students November 21 alerted them to what amounts to a financial crisis for the independent high school, which is requesting a tuition hike to $14,200 per student.
Union 93 Meeting A Lead Up To 20-21 Budget, Contract Vote
PENOBSCOT—The Union 93 board met November 20 at Penobscot Community School, where members reviewed a proposed 2020-21 budget, re-elected Jerry Markley (Penobscot) as chairman and Kathy MacArthur (Castine) as secretary and played an online Kahoot quiz that covered technology, curriculum and special services reports.
Castine Gallery Owners Go “Green-er” This Thanksgiving
Art for conservation
Christmas Cactus, And An Early Start To Holiday Decorating
I’ve been asked how you can tell whether you have a Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving cactus.
Veterans Day Program Brings Stories To Life Through Song
CASTINE—At what price freedom? The songs and stories of Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz drew a poignant picture of the men and women behind World War II abroad and the war effort at home Veterans Day, November 11, to Witherle Memorial Library.
Mariner Teams Cruise To Conference Championships
CASTINE—It was a busy weekend of North Atlantic Conference championships, with men’s and women’s soccer championships, as well as volleyball, all being played on the Maine Maritime Academy campus.
New Penobscot Pastor Felt ‘Call' To Small Town Maine
PENOBSCOT—After a year of interim pastors, parishioners of South Penobscot Baptist Church received a permanent placement with pastor Jake Clement’s official installation in September.