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CASTINE — Captain Havilah Hawkins, a second-generation schooner captain with 30 years experience in Maine maritime traditions, and her organization, Windward Passage, present five-day sailing trips for teens aboard the 50-foot sloop Vela.
BAR HARBOR — Acadia Senior College will host a talk by Linda Robinson at the April 25 Food For Thought program at Birch Bay Village Inn in Hulls Cove.
ELLSWORTH — The following individuals recently were booked into the Hancock County Jail:
ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has announced two additional features for weekend health care access.
GOULDSBORO — Peninsula School students will be pitching in Tuesday, April 22, with the first annual Earth Day roadside cleanup on the Schoodic Peninsula.
DEER ISLE — Thirty-five selectmen from the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington invite residents to a forum about the condition of state roads on Saturday, May 10, at the Reach Auditorium at Deer-Isle Stonington Elementary School.
AUGUSTA — Starting April 28, the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will put cardholders’ photos on Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) cards.
BAR HARBOR — Nomination papers for two open seats on the Superintending School Committee, one open seat on the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees and three open seats on the Town Council are due in by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25.
ELLSWORTH — The following individuals have been arrested and/or summonsed in Hancock County in recent days:
ELLSWORTH — The Downeast Scenic Railroad has announced that effective Saturday April 26, at 8 a.m. certain railroad grade crossings in the town of Hancock and the city of Ellsworth will see rail traffic again as the Downeast Scenic Railroad begins operating work trains in preparation for its 2014 excursion season.
DEER ISLE — Polls will be open from 1:45 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, for the runoff election for the post of road commissioner.
BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity tennis team hosted Hampden Academy April 11 for the first preseason meet. Coaches didn’t keep track of the results from the exhibition games, but the competition was especially helpful for players new to varsity, or new to singles competition.
ROCKPORT — Mount Desert Island High School Student Activities Director Alfred “Bunky” Dow has been named Maine’s Athletic Director of the Year by the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA).
BOSTON — When 36,000 runners break from the starting line in Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon, a dozen Hancock Country competitors will be among them.
BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team narrowly beat visiting Mattanawcook Academy 7-6 in windy conditions Monday in its second preseason game.
ELLSWORTH — Three Down East Family YMCA gymnasts earned top all-around honors at the final meet of the regular season on Sunday at the Old Town YMCA.
On Saturday, MDI hosted Bucksport. MDI led off with two runs in the first. MDI junior Tom Paola was the starting pitcher. He struck out the first three pitchers, and allowed no hits in the second.
ELLSWORTH — Nine-year-old Ellie Kane led 14 girls from Springers’ Gymnastics Center with three standout performances at last weekend’s USA Gymnastics Maine State Championships in Waterville.
PROSPECT HARBOR — Seven sculptors, hailing from around the world from Spain to the Republic of Georgia, will converge here and create stone pieces for seven Hancock County and Washington County towns as part of the fifth and final Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.
BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor is one of the theaters chosen for the Maine premiere of “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” a coming of age story set during the Aroostook County potato harvest. The movie is produced and directed by the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary on troop greeters at Bangor International Airport.
BAR HARBOR — Those who were anywhere else other than Mount Desert Island High School’s Higgins-Demas Theater Saturday night missed out on a terrific opportunity to see a troupe of world class dancers perform on the same stage as the talented students of both MDI High School and George Stevens Academy.
Jeremy Lunt grew up in Northeast Harbor during the 1980s and 1990s, decades when the village was in considerable transition, with stores closing in the Main Street business district and, elsewhere, the modest homes of year-round residents being bought by people “from away” and razed to erect summer cottages. This sea change provides the inspiration for Lunt’s recently released full-length documentary “Summer Colony.”
ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra presented the final performance of its 118th season to a sold-out hall at Collins Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon.
LAMOINE — Douglas L. Coleman, 82, died April 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and friends following a long struggle with cancer. Doug was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the son of Leonard J. and Kathleen A. (Martin) Coleman.
ELLSWORTH — Marie Swazey Sprague, 84, passed away April 14, 2014, surrounded by her family at home. She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Seal Cove, the daughter of Dana and Olive Swazey.