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Collaboration offers free container gardens for community

Collaboration offers free container gardens for community

A volunteer plants herbs for container gardens in 2021. (AMELIA GRAHAM PHOTO)Gardening provides delicious food, exercise and stress relief, but it's not always an option. Many seniors are no longer capable of growing large gardens, and transportation may be a barrier...

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Making way for native plants

Making way for native plants

Asiatic bittersweet climbs a tree on the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust's Curtis Farm Preserve. (BECKY GALLERY PHOTO)Why is it important to make way for native plants? Our birds and bees depend on native plants for their survival. Many species have evolved over...

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Lunch and Snacks with Friends are back!

Lunch and Snacks with Friends are back!

A Snacks with Friends event at Mackerel Cove on June 9, 2021.BY LEANNE GRILLO, HARPSWELL AGING AT HOME After another pandemic winter, Harpswell Aging at Home is looking forward to reconnecting with neighbors and friends at several in-person events this spring. Its two...

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Hospital reopens vaccination clinic for 2nd booster

Hospital reopens vaccination clinic for 2nd booster

Brunswick's Mid Coast Hospital reopened its vaccination clinic on Thursday, March 31, in response to the authorization of a second booster of the COVID-19 vaccines. The second booster is available to people 50 and up and younger people with compromised immune systems....

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Plots available at Harpswell Community Garden

Plots available at Harpswell Community Garden

Harpswell Community Garden, at George J. Mitchell Field on Harpswell Neck, has 10-by-15 and 10-by-10 plots for rent for the 2022 season. The organic garden offers an alternative for people who want to grow vegetables but lack space or sunlight, as well as those who...

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Harpswell man honored by Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus

Harpswell man honored by Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus

Harpswell resident Lee Johnson displays a plaque in honor of his service to the Nor'easters Barbershop Chorus as president of the board from 2015-2021.Lee Johnson, of Harpswell, has been honored by the Nor'easters Barbershop Chorus with heartfelt thanks for his...

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Girl Scouts learn about countries and cultures

Girl Scouts learn about countries and cultures

Members of Harpswell Girl Scout Troop 1263 display flags and maps from their study of countries and cultures. The girls met with exchange students from four countries.Harpswell Girl Scout Troop 1263 has been celebrating different countries and cultures in cooperation...

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Town posts roads after early thaw

Town posts roads after early thaw

After an early thaw, Harpswell Road Commissioner Ron Ponziani is beginning to post weight restrictions on town roads to protect against damage from heavy vehicles. The postings do not affect Harpswell's four state roads — Harpswell Islands Road, Harpswell Neck Road,...

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Monkfish stew feeds Mainers in need

Monkfish stew feeds Mainers in need

Caption: Maine Coast Monkfish Stew is available at four locations in Brunswick and Harpswell. (GUENOLA LEFEUVRE/TEXTURED PORCELAIN PHOTO)The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association recently launched Maine Coast Monkfish Stew to benefit its Fishermen Feeding Mainers...

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OBIFD welcomes new board members

OBIFD welcomes new board members

The Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department Board of Directors welcomed four new members and elected a new leadership team during its first meeting of 2022. The board also unanimously approved a budget of $338,000 for the new year, which includes the costs of...

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In a pinch? Harpswell Aging at Home delivers!

In a pinch? Harpswell Aging at Home delivers!

Harpswell Aging at Home volunteer Cheryl Dunning packs bags of food for delivery to Meals in a Pinch recipients.BY PATTI NEUHOF, HARPSWELL AGING AT HOME Sit back, close your eyes and recall that first bite of your favorite home-cooked meal. Even better, imagine you...

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Partnerships help keep Harpswell seniors safe, warm and dry

Partnerships help keep Harpswell seniors safe, warm and dry

A pair of Home Repairs volunteers work on a project to help a Harpswell resident stay safe, warm and dry.BY ROB MONTANA, HARPSWELL AGING AT HOME Harpswell Aging at Home's Home Repairs Program is aimed at helping older adults age in their own homes by undertaking...

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Eagle Scout projects aim to improve Harpswell trails

Eagle Scout projects aim to improve Harpswell trails

Eagle Scout candidate Aidan Norton is restoring the David's Way trail at Elijah Kellogg Church on Harpswell Neck.Two Boy Scouts from Brunswick's Troop 633 will undertake improvements to Harpswell trails as their Eagle Scout projects. Aidan Norton, of Harpswell, and...

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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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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

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