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GSA graduates 76 at June 13 commencement
BLUE HILL—Fair skies, seasonal temperatures, hugs, tears of joy, cheers and optimism set the tone for the George Stevens Academy Class of 2021 commencement.
Longtime area pastor Vencill to come out of retirement
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Katahdin District superintendent, have appointed Rev. Gary R. Vencill to serve the Brooksville United Methodist Church and the Penobscot United Methodist Church effective July 1.
Grassroots group seeks collaborative solutions for climate adaptations
BLUE HILL—If you’ve noticed milder winters, warmer waters, and a spike in sweltering summer days, you’re not alone. “Many, many people, hundreds of people, told us that they’ve noticed over their lifetimes that Maine is warming up,” said Dr. Cassaundra Rose of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. “Climate change is already a reality for Maine.”
Blue Hill Public Library
Book Bingo is back for the summer and everyone is invited to participate. Starting Monday, June 21, bingo cards will be available for kids, teens and adults. Participants are invited to complete fun book-themed challenges like “read a book outside” or “read a fairy tale.” Prizes, such as limited edition buttons (five original designs by Claire Malina and Kendall Chapman to collect!), will be awarded for finishing a row or a column, as well as special prizes for finishing the whole card.
Blue Hill Pride Celebration commemorates fifth anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting
BLUE HILL—At 3 p.m. on June 12, the bells of the Blue Hill First Congregational Church tolled 50 times, marking the fifth anniversary of the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at Pulse, an Orlando, Fla. gay nightclub, in which a 29-year-old man killed 49 people and wounded another 53.
Bay School graduates look beyond pandemic
BLUE HILL—Many members of the 2021 eighth grade class of The Bay School, who graduated on June 10, said they look forward to attending high school and putting the pandemic behind them
New trail system offers woodsy summer diversion
BLUE HILL—There are roughly 261 stair steps between Parker Point Road and South Street, part of the relatively new and improved Heart of Blue Hill trail system developed by Blue Hill Heritage Trust to provide a pleasant and accessible path between downtown and the South Street commercial area. A typical afternoon sees students walking home from The Bay School, runners getting their steps in, and walkers with dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Sedgwick voters approve GSA tuition increase and other warrant items
SEDGWICK—Sedgwick voters, on June 4, approved a George Stevens Academy $1,000 per student tuition increase 105-40. The approval will cost the town $51,000 for the 2021-22 school year.
Fishermen's Wives donate $10,000 to Blue Hill YMCA
Safety programs, swimming lessons on tap
Blue Hill Public Library
The library’s ongoing plant sale closes this Saturday, June 12, so check it out while there is still time! We are very grateful to all who have donated plants, as well as everyone who has patronized our sale. There are no longer limits on the number of people who can come to the library, and people are welcome to read and relax. We still ask that people wear masks, but everything else is pretty much back to normal.
3 KEYS TO HAVING A STUDENT MINDSET
We all do it. We get comfortable riding what and how we ride. Why bother stretching ourselves? Why try something different, more challenging, and unusual? Because having a student mindset focused on learning and growing will make you a safer rider. And, it’s downright fun!
Alexander Tully named second honor essayist at GSA
Alexander Patrick Tully, Second Honor Essayist.
Eagles, Mariners rock GSA gym in overtime game
Both teams headed to playoffs
GSA girls basketball team falls in prelim
FORT FAIRFIELD—The George Stevens Academy girls basketball team’s season came to an end on February 11, after a 27-54 loss at No. 3 Fort Fairfield in a Class C North preliminary game.
GSA's undefeated season rolls on
Boys basketball team 14-0
GSA Girls Show Promise In Early Losses
BLUE HILL—In their opening games of the 2019-20 varsity season, the Eagles came out on the losing side but with one big reason to celebrate: the promise of better scores to come.
Quarterfinal win historic for GSA volleyball team
BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy volleyball team made history on October 26 when they took a 3-0 win over Machias for the program’s first ever playoffwin.
GSA Volleyball Team Aces Jonesport
BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy volleyball team wrapped up its regular season with a 3-2 win over Jonesport-Beals at home on October 22, but it was not without drama and a little nail biting.
GSA Volleyball Team Digs In For Comeback Win
BLUE HILL—What takes a team from last place two seasons ago to the top spot in Class C for the 2019 season? For the George Stevens Academy volleyball team, it has taken drive, determination, patience, and a comeback win against Narraguagus on October 7.
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.