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Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership launches website, updates guide

Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership launches website, updates guide

There have been changes at the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership in 2022. The year began with Ellen Shillinglaw as the newly installed chair of the group’s steering committee. Ellen launched two new projects nearly simultaneously: developing our own website, and revising and updating the guidebook to Harpswell’s invasive plants.

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Garden Club bringing back Fun and Fabulous Fall Fest

Garden Club bringing back Fun and Fabulous Fall Fest

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Harpswell Garden Club is bringing back its popular fundraiser, the Fun and Fabulous Fall Fest. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Harpswell Center.

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Land Trust names McLeod executive director

Land Trust names McLeod executive director

 Julia McLeod was confirmed as executive director of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust by a unanimous vote of the organization’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Aug. 16. McLeod had been serving as the Land Trust’s acting executive director since February, during a transition period following the retirement of HHLT’s former executive director, Reed Coles. The new position is effective immediately.

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Sebascodegan Artists to open show at Centennial Hall

Sebascodegan Artists to open show at Centennial Hall

Marijke Damrell's acrylic painting "October Marsh" will be one of many works on display during the Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative show at Centennial Hall from Aug. 12-28.The Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative will exhibit work by 16 members at Centennial Hall in...

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‘Dancing Under the Stars’ to benefit OBIFD

‘Dancing Under the Stars’ to benefit OBIFD

The Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department's Summer of Fun will continue on Aug. 10 with "Dancing Under the Stars," a Caribbean-themed evening filled with reggae music and delicious tropical dining. Imagine the grounds of the Orr's Island Fire Station and...

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HHLT elects trustees, recognizes longtime leader

HHLT elects trustees, recognizes longtime leader

Don Westfall and Rachel Beane are the newest members of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Board of Trustees. (AMELIA GRAHAM PHOTO)Harpswell Heritage Land Trust held its annual meeting of the membership on Tuesday, July 12. The nonprofit elected new trustees and...

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Kellogg Church names Carson pastor emeritus

Kellogg Church names Carson pastor emeritus

On June 5, the congregation of Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell Center celebrated Pastor John Carson's decade of leadership, while wishing him well in retirement. Church member Bill Greenwood presented Carson with a plaque signed by the church's Congregational...

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HHLT receives $250K grant toward land buy

HHLT receives $250K grant toward land buy

The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has received a $250,000 grant toward its purchase of the Tondreau property on Great Island. The campaign is one of 20 new projects across the state that will receive funding from the Land for Maine's Future program through a...

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Comp Plan Task Force enters new phase

Comp Plan Task Force enters new phase

FROM THE HARPSWELL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TASK FORCE In November 2021, the Harpswell Board of Selectmen established a Comprehensive Plan Task Force to update the town's comprehensive plan and articulate a vision and action plan for the community's next decade or more....

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Rotary cleans up Harpswell beaches

Rotary cleans up Harpswell beaches

Brunswick Rotary Club volunteers gather around a trailer full of garbage after a beach cleanup on May 21. From left: Everett Johnson, Fred Horch, Allison Hopkins, Ed Nolde, Corinna Goodwin, Caroly Bulliner and Don Kniseley. (SCOTT GOODWIN PHOTO)Volunteers with the...

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Maine Women’s Giving Tree distributes record $82,500

Maine Women’s Giving Tree distributes record $82,500

FROM THE MAINE WOMEN'S GIVING TREE The Maine Women's Giving Tree distributed a record $82,500 in grants this spring to 13 nonprofits that support women, children and families in the Midcoast. Since the nonprofit awarded its first grants in 2012, it has contributed...

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Local band raises funds for student scholarships

Local band raises funds for student scholarships

Mama Tried performs alongside student musicians in the Brunswick City Limits fundraiser at Crooker Theater in April. (BETH STEMMLER PHOTO)FROM THE BRUNSWICK AREA STUDENT AID FUND On April 8 and 9, the band Mama Tried performed two shows at Crooker Theater as part of...

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Harpswell Heritage Apples enters 14th year

Harpswell Heritage Apples enters 14th year

Robert McIntyre, of Harpswell Heritage Apples, tends some of the organization's saplings.Harpswell Heritage Apples is in its 14th year of caring for heritage apple trees in Harpswell and giving them new life through grafting. Harpswell Heritage Apples sells Harpswell...

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Harpswell Hiking Challenge announces trail selections

Harpswell Hiking Challenge announces trail selections

The organizers of the annual Harpswell Hiking Challenge have announced the trail selections for this year's event, which will take place June 4 and 5. To complete the full challenge, participants must walk or run eight trails: the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust's Long...

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Harpswell Non-Profits:

Town of Harpswell: Website, harpswell@town.harpswell.me.us, 207-833-5771

Harpswell Aging at Home: Website, hah@hah.community​​​​, 207-833-5771 Ext. 108

Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund: Website

Harpswell Business Association: Website, info@harpswellmaine.org

Harpswell Coastal Academy: Website, info@harpswellcoastalacademy.org, 207-833-3229

Harpswell Community School: Website, 207-729-5177

Harpswell Community Television: Website, harpswelltv@yahoo.com, 207-833-2363

Cundy’s Harbor Church of the Nazarene: Website, 207-729-1466

Cundy’s Harbor Library: Website, chldirector@cundysharbor.me, 207-725-1461

Cundy’s Harbor Volunteer Fire Department: Website, info@chvfd.info

Elijah Kellogg Church: Website, 207-833-6026

Harpswell Garden Club: Website

Great Island Church of the Nazarene: Website, 207-833-5175

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust: Website, info@hhltmaine.org, 207-721-1121

Harpswell Historical Society: Website, harpshistory@gmail.com

Holbrook Community Foundation: Website

Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership: Website, hipp.maine@gmail.com

Islands Community Church: 207-833-0092

Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue: Website

Harpswell Neck Physical Education Association: Website, HNPEA@ymail.com, 207-319-5293

Orr’s and Bailey Islands Fire Department: Website, ​(207) 833-5405

Orr’s Island Library: Website, librarian@orrsislandlibrary.org, 207-833-7811

Quahog Bay Conservancy: Website, office@quahogbay.org, (207) 522-1105

Harpswell Santa Fund: Website, harpswellsantafund2019@gmail.com

West Harpswell Baptist Church: Website, acurrierfbc@yahoo.com, 207-833-6218