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Sharing Tables to return in June
Nothing says summer more than fresh vegetables with crumbs of the garden still clinging to their roots. However, not everyone has equal access to fresh, local, organic produce.
Kellogg’s Heritage Sunday honors history
At 10 a.m. on July 2, members and friends of Elijah Kellogg Church will gather for worship in the 18th-century meetinghouse across the road from the church.
Harpswell orchards are the legacy of Robert McIntyre, lover of ‘immortal apples’
Come spring, Harpswell’s air is sweet with the scent of apple blossoms. Wander the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust trails at Houghton Graves Park or Curtis Farm Preserve and you’ll see an array of young apple trees in bloom.
Energy-saving window inserts available for order
Harpswell residents can order low-cost, energy-saving window inserts for delivery this fall through the efforts of a Maine nonprofit.
Holbrook wins grant to replace floats
The Holbrook Community Foundation has received a $12,800 grant to replace two damaged floats at its wharf in Cundy’s Harbor.
New law expands opportunities to protect working waterfront
A new state law expands opportunities to protect working waterfront by allowing land trusts to hold covenants on such properties.
Harpswell event raises ‘seafood awareness’
Maine is known for its delicious seafood, but there’s much more to it than just lobster and haddock. The fishermen in Harpswell catch a wide variety of lesser-known species.
Harpswell rallies for Ukraine again, raising $23K for rebuilding city
More than 200 people, anxious to help war-torn Ukraine, turned out for a May 10 fundraiser to buy one or more badly needed vans for Chuhuiv, a small city near Kharkiv. Chuhuiv was targeted by Russia on the first day of the war, in February 2022.
As wildfire season begins, 7 Harpswell firefighters gain skills to control them
Seven members of Harpswell’s three independent fire departments, along with 43 other firefighters, recently participated in wild lands fire training with the Maine Forest Service.
Mediation nonprofit offering services in Harpswell
The nonprofit Family and Community Mediation recently launched specialized mediation services for older Harpswell residents who may be experiencing abuse, family conflict, or housing challenges.
Grant program aims to stabilize new businesses after pandemic
A new program is offering one-time grants of up to $50,000 to stabilize new businesses harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tackling invasive plants: Where to start, what to do and why to do it
Spring is almost upon us and leaves are popping out. Those early bits of green on shrubs and bushes likely appear on plants you don’t want in your garden, like Japanese barberry and shrub honeysuckles.
Volunteers: The heartbeat of Harpswell Aging at Home
The heart and soul of the Harpswell Aging at Home organization is its volunteers. Drawing on their own interests and skills, volunteers bring life to HAH’s mission of “helping people thrive while aging at home.”
Kindergarten registration open at HCS
Harpswell Community School is accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Kindergarten students must turn 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 2023.
Protecting our dark sky
Harpswell is known for its iconic views of sea and shore. North, south, east or west, spin the compass and you’ll find scenes of great natural beauty all around. Well, here’s another direction to look and see something amazing. Up.
Once property of the king, Harpswell’s trees continue to play a crucial role in protection of groundwater, atmosphere
To replenish our wells, nurture your trees. They intercept rain and allow water to hit the ground more gently or to run down the trunk and follow roots into the ground. This rain, along with snowmelt, provides the water we all tap into.
Orr’s Island senior is Region 10’s Student of the Year
Brunswick’s Region 10 Technical High School has named Orr’s Island resident and Mt. Ararat High School senior Jocelyne Coombs its 2023 Student of the Year.
Presidential scholar to speak at First Parish
First Parish Church, of Brunswick, invites the public to hear Andrew Rudalevige, chair of the Bowdoin College Government and Legal Studies Department, give a talk titled “Chief Executive: Presidential Policymaking in an Age of Polarization” on Sunday, April 30.
For 2nd year, Harpswell residents rally to support Ukraine
Shocked and angered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Harpswell residents raised more than $40,000 in April 2022 for three nonprofits to buy food and medical supplies and provide aid to children.
Local conservation organizations join forces
The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and the Cathance River Education Alliance are merging, following approval from their boards and members.