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Volunteers for search team to meet

Volunteers for search team to meet

Volunteers for a search-and-rescue team will meet and participate in their first training at the Cundy's Harbor Community Hall at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 28. Organizers will answer volunteers' questions and conduct a map-and-compass training session. Volunteers should...

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Partnerships make Harpswell Aging at Home programs possible

Partnerships make Harpswell Aging at Home programs possible

By Rob Montana Amazing volunteers ensure Harpswell Aging at Home’s programs thrive, but those programs wouldn’t be possible without partnerships with other area organizations. “What strikes me right away in looking at our list of supporters is that we share a mission...

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On the lookout for buckthorn

On the lookout for buckthorn

Common buckthorn. (LESLIE J. MEYERHOFF/BUGWOOD.ORG PHOTO)By Jeff Stann, HIPP When the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership was launched a few years ago, we consulted with the invasive plant specialists at the Maine Natural Areas Program. They recommended including the...

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HHLT’s Nature Day Camp makes successful return

HHLT’s Nature Day Camp makes successful return

Ryan Coulon holds a baby lobster found while exploring tide pools at Potts Point Preserve during Nature Day Camp this summer. (JULIA MCLEOD PHOTO)BY JULIA MCLEOD, OUTREACH DIRECTOR, HARPSWELL HERITAGE LAND TRUST Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Nature Day Camp ran...

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Mingo Club presents two scholarships

Mingo Club presents two scholarships

The Mingo Club, of Bailey Island, presented its Mingo Grant to two high school seniors earlier this year. The mission of the 115-year-old club is, in part, "to honor the legacy of the founding members by supporting literacy and education for the residents of...

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Survey shows excitement, support for Anchor’s revival

Survey shows excitement, support for Anchor’s revival

The results of a spring survey about what the community wants from a new Harpswell Anchor show widespread excitement and support for the newspaper's return. The Harpswell News Board of Directors mailed 4,122 surveys to Harpswell property owners and received 747...

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Barn sale preparations underway

Barn sale preparations underway

A volunteer sorts donations for the annual barn sale at Elijah Kellogg Church.Volunteers from Elijah Kellogg Church are sorting, cleaning and pricing donations in advance of the church's annual barn sale on Saturday, Aug. 28. Furniture, housewares, garden supplies,...

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Holbrook Community Foundation to host community breakfast

Holbrook Community Foundation to host community breakfast

On Labor Day, Sept. 6, from 7:30-10 a.m., the Holbrook Community Foundation will host a community breakfast on the scenic Holbrook Wharf in Cundy's Harbor. Friends and neighbors will gather to enjoy many locally made breakfast items, such as grits, quiche, sausage,...

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Online auction opens holiday fair

Online auction opens holiday fair

A never-used North Atlantic inflatable dinghy will be one of the dozens of items available during the Elijah Kellogg Church's online auction, Sept. 24 to Oct. 6.This year, the Elijah Kellogg Church will kick off its Christmas by the Sea Holiday Fair with an online...

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Shredding service returns

Shredding service returns

After a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the A. Dennis Moore Recycling Center will once again host its annual shredding service on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Available free to all Harpswell residents, the service will be provided by Without A Trace...

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Town to update comprehensive plan

Town to update comprehensive plan

The Harpswell Planning Board will lead an effort to update the town's 2005 comprehensive plan, with assistance from town committees. The plan will address an array of critical issues, including land use and future residential development; traffic; water resources,...

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Harpswell News joins nonprofit news network

Harpswell News joins nonprofit news network

As of July, Harpswell News is a provisional member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. Harpswell News, a nonprofit, publishes the Harpswell Anchor. A group of Harpswell residents founded Harpswell News to resurrect the Anchor when the newspaper ceased publication...

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Harpswell Business Association regroups

Harpswell Business Association regroups

After a strange year full of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harpswell Business Association plans to regroup and set goals for the rest of 2021 and 2022. The association has more than 100 members and always welcomes more. It has a board of directors and...

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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

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