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HAH cultivates partnerships among generations, with benefits for all

HAH cultivates partnerships among generations, with benefits for all

“A vibrant community recognizes the importance of connecting its people across generations. Harpswell Aging at Home is always looking for new ways to involve our younger neighbors with our older ones to foster mutual respect, understanding and caring,” said LeAnne Grillo, a member of the HAH Steering Committee.

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The future of accessible trails in Harpswell

The future of accessible trails in Harpswell

Her smile really tells the story, along with the two-thumbs-up rating. Aggie Perry, 4, thoroughly enjoyed exploring the town of Harpswell’s recently renovated Cliff Trail with her wheelchair, “Go-Go,” and her mom, Molly Perry.

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Quahog Bay Conservancy invites scholarship applications

Quahog Bay Conservancy invites scholarship applications

The Quahog Bay Conservancy will award two Harpswell students with $5,000 and a laptop each to support their college education. The Working Waterfront Science Scholarship supports students whose studies align with the conservancy’s mission and programs.

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That’s Invasive: Asiatic bittersweet

That’s Invasive: Asiatic bittersweet

What’s yellow, climbs trees and utility poles, and has orange berries? Asiatic bittersweet, seen on a roadside near you every autumn. Even in early November, its yellow leaves can be seen climbing trees and poles throughout Harpswell.

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Mingo Club awards 2 scholarships

Mingo Club awards 2 scholarships

The Mingo Club, of Bailey Island, gives a $1,000 grant to a graduating Harpswell senior every year. This year, it gave two, both to graduates of Mt. Ararat High School.

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Giving Tree seeks preliminary proposals

Giving Tree seeks preliminary proposals

Local nonprofits that offer programs seeking to improve the lives of women, children and families have until Dec. 1 to express interest in applying for 2023 grants from the Maine Women’s Giving Tree.

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Unitarian church calls new minister

Unitarian church calls new minister

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick has called the Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos as its new settled minister. Amos has more than 20 years of experience in professional ministry and social justice activism.

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Fishermen’s Association names building for Cushman family

Fishermen’s Association names building for Cushman family

The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, a Brunswick nonprofit focused on rebuilding the fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and sustaining Maine’s fishing communities for future generations, has named its office building at 93 Pleasant St. after the Cushman family, of Port Clyde.

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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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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