Holly Eaton announces candidacy for House District 15
DEER ISLE—Holly Eaton has announced her candidacy to represent House District 15 in the Maine House of Representatives, which includes Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Isle au Haut, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington and Vinalhaven, according to a press release.
Two from Ellsworth nominated for open Senate seat
McDonald opts out of race for family, law school
St. Valentine's show features artists from around the Peninsula and Island
BLUE HILL—The Cynthia Winings Gallery hosted its eighth annual Midwinter St. Valentine’s Day Show on Friday, February 11. The show was well attended, according to a press release, and visitors were greeted with an inviting candle-lit path through the snow.
Blue Hill's Elliott Architects wins design awards
PORTLAND, Conn.—Your Modern Cottage, a home design website for modern living, recognized the best of the best in its inaugural Design Awards Competition, among them Elliott Architects of Blue Hill, according to a press release.
2021 lobster harvest the most valuable in the history of the fishery
75% increase over 2020
Wilson Museum celebrates Bowdoin's centennial
Join the Wilson Museum in celebrating the centennial of Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the official vessel of the State of Maine, at programs that revisit Donald MacMillan’s Arctic explorations and delve into the art of shipsmithing.
GSA announces new staffas school resumes
A total of seven new members have been added to the staff of George Stevens Academy, according to a press release issued by the private nonprofit high school. The new staff include faculty and administrative personnel.
Falls Bridge construction project scheduled
Project estimated at $10.5 million
Women's Skillet Toss
Intercontinental & Greater Hancock County Championship Saturday, September 4 , 3:30 p.m., Grandstand Track
The Largest Pumpkin or Squash Contest
Judging Friday, 1 p.m., Exhibition Hall
Wild blueberry pie and muffin baking contest
Enter Saturday before noon, judging 1 p.m., Exhibition Hall
Hundreds attend Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival
BLUE HILL—More than 300 visitors braved the heat and oppressive humidity preceding Tropical Storm Henri on Saturday, August 21, to attend the Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival.
Snow's Cove Road reopens to traffic
Fishway passage restored
Farm animals shine at the Fair
Sheep, oxen, horses and more
Exhibition Hall offers glimpse into farming life
New to the Exhibition Hall this year: the Flower Show!
Demolition Derby Maine State Championship
Monday, September 6, 4 p.m., Grandstand
Blue Hill Public Library
Wow—things have been busy at the library, and the August art show “Seeing the Light” is getting a lot of viewers. If you haven’t seen it, stop by. The show features paintings, carvings, pottery, and porcelain by local artists in a range of prices. Proceeds from the artwork sales are shared with the library.
Elementary greenhouse program awarded $3,650 in COVID grants
Funds will support repairs, integration into curriculum
Lincoln Paine lends a unique lens to historical society lecture
An exploration of Maine’s maritime history
Local nonprofit offers workforce training for gardeners
Community members who have tried to hire a carpenter, plumber or gardener recently may have discovered that very few are available.
Nichols Day Camp booked solid for remainder of summer
SEDGWICK—When registration officially opened in January for the 2021 season at Nichols Day Camp, officials could not predict how the camp would have to operate during the pandemic.
Despite heavy rains, Sedgwick roadway construction aiming for timely completion
SEDGWICK—A slow start worried everyone involved with the culvert replacement project at Snows Brook on Route 15.
Oldest library on the Peninsula continues to evolve
SARGENTVILLE —Should one travel too quickly through the village of Sargentville, one could miss one of the hubs of the village, the Sargentville Library.
New benches and table dedicated to the life of James Straub
BROOKLIN—A set of two benches and a picnic table were donated to Friend Memorial Public Library in honor of James Straub on June 7.
Blue Hill Public Library
GSA student Keegan Butler awarded Mainely Character scholarship
George Stevens Academy senior Keegan Butler won a $2,500 Mainely Character Scholarship, awarded annually to Maine high school seniors who demonstrate exemplary concern for others, responsibility, integrity, and courage.
Skippers program graduates receive Perseverance awards for working through pandemic
BLUE HILL—Only seven students graduated from the 2021 Eastern Maine Skippers Program as a result of the pandemic, Tom Duym, Fisheries Education Specialist for the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington, said during a June 17 Perseverance awards program at George Stevens Academy.
Orlofsky's legacy already visible as he retires
“When I was very young, the Beatles came out and I thought, ‘Wow! This is for me,’” said Steven Orlofsky of his early attachment to music. He was already playing the saxophone and ran with a pack of talented musicians, including Tim Cappello, who went on to play with Tina Turner. “We started a band,” he says. “We were in the sixth grade.”
Sedgwick school turns inside out with photos
Joins worldwide photo project
Three GSA students win Pioneer Prize software competition
BLUE HILL—Pioneer Prize 2021 judges announced this week the winners of the fourth annual Pioneer Prize software competition for high school students on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle.