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10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive Planned for April

  Ellsworth. The Hancock County Food Security Network will host the 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive in April. The month-long collaborative fundraising project supports 18 food pantries, meal sites, and school backpack programs across Hancock County. This year, the project aims to raise $40,000, which will provide 160,000 meals of...

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UMA Designated as Military Friendly School

Augusta – The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY recognizing its exceptional service to veterans, military service members, and their families.   “UMA is honored to receive this designation,” stated UMA President Rebecca Wyke. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a...

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Journalism Scholarships Available for Maine Students

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND – The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund and the Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship Fund seek applications from Maine students.   The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to...

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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth is holding its annual Goods and Services Auction online this year.  "Admission" is free!  Check out the catalog and register to enter silent bids via the auction link on the UUCE website -- -- any time until 6 p.m., on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  A variety...

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2021 Maine’s Best Regional Guide

The 2021 guide to the Ellsworth area, Acadia and downeast will be arriving at the Chamber office in March! Be sure to pick up your copy, or ask us to send you one! The Ellsworth Chamber guide has up to date calendars, new businesses and up to date regional and...

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

NextStep provides teen dating resources for educators, parents & teens   ELLSWORTH – Because statistics show that one in three high school students has been or will be in a relationship with someone who uses power and control against them, NextStep Domestic Violence Project is sending toolkits to schools throughout Hancock and...

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Directors Letter – March 2021

Hello from High Street.   As I look out my office window at 163 High Street, I will miss the almost 365-degree view, our staff has had of ‘goings on’ at the busiest intersection in the region!  Boxes are piled up in the visitor center, and we are spending more time packing...

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Scholarship Available for Agriculture Education

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND—Graduating seniors from Maine high schools who are National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization members and interested in pursuing a career in farming, agriculture, or natural resources are invited to apply for a Ronald P. Guerrette FFA Scholarship through the Maine Community Foundation. The Guerrette FFA Scholarship Fund...

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Welcome to the Chamber’s Newest Member, Volta Climbing!

Volta Climbing is currently under construction in Trenton with plans to open this fall, 2021! Featuring over 8000 sq. ft. of climbing surface for both rope climbing and bouldering, they will also have standard fitness offerings, both cardio and free weights, as well as climbing specific training tools, rooms for...

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