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.
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.
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
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.
Parking Ordinance Amended In Castine
CASTINE—Several proposed changes to Castine’s parking ordinance were approved by selectmen following a public hearing on November 4.
Castine's John Gardner Profiled In New Book
Book launch party November 17
New Surry Theatre Presents 'Fun Home'
BLUE HILL—New Surry Theatre presents Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, to open its 48th season.
Mill Stack Demolished With Hardly A Bang
BUCKSPORT—First reports from the police department told would-be onlookers that demolition of the tall pollution control stack at the site of the former paper mill would take place on October 29, between 6 and 10 a.m. So folks began to gather on the waterfront, along Main Street, and across the river at Fort Knox before daybreak on Tuesday.
Adams School Parents Vie For School Board Seat
CASTINE—Two individuals with direct ties to Adams School will be on the November 5 ballot as candidates for an open seat on the Castine School Board.
MMA Gives Young Girl A Second Chance On The Court
GSA freshman signs as honorary teammate
Former GSA Standout Sailor On World Tour To Boost Girls' Education
BLUE HILL—“I always found school and sailing to be incredibly empowering,” said Courtney Koos, who was educated at George Stevens Academy and Bowdoin College and sailed for both schools, in an email.
Peter A. Sturtevant
BROOKLIN—Peter Albert Sturtevant died at his summer home on October 9, 2019, in Brooklin, Maine.
Farm To Table In Action At Horsepower Farm
4-H/BHHT club focuses on local food
Castine Visitor Center to Hire Director
CASTINE—With the growth of the Castine Visitor Center since its inception in 2015, co-coordinators Jeannie Reed and Sue Macdonald are now in the process of hiring a director for the 2017 summer season.
Henrys, Shorey Honored at Annual Town Meeting
PENOBSCOT—It took residents of Penobscot three hours to pass 58 municipal and 20 school warrant items during the annual town meeting March 7, but the highlight of the event was not passing a $1,837,212 school budget or approving $23,700 for the first payment of the new fire truck loan.