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2020 Hancock County Food Drive Results

Healthy Acadia is thrilled to announce that the 2020 Hancock County Food Drive, which takes place annually in March, raised $37,641 and collected 5,000 food items, resulting in 150,731 meals for community members in need. Donations were divided evenly among the following Hancock County food security organizations:   Bar Harbor Food Pantry,...

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4th Annual Taste of Ellsworth Event – Online

For the past three years, June is the month when Heart of Ellsworth celebrates area restaurants with its Taste of Ellsworth event. Hundreds of people turn out to socialize with friends, try new food offerings created by area chefs, and listen to live music in an open-air setting.   This year due...

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Makes Donation to MaineStream Finance to Support Entrepreneurial Classes for Small Business Owners

June 10, 2020 Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has made a donation to MaineStream Finance to help the nonprofit organization expand their entrepreneurial classes for small business owners. The gift will also be used for microbusiness technical assistance and succession planning in support of successful entrepreneurial growth...

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MDI Hospital Names New Emergency Department Medical Director

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 BAR HARBOR—David Sugerman, MD has joined Mount Desert Island Hospital as the new medical director of the hospital’s emergency department. Dr. Sugerman assumes the role from former medical director Nathan Donaldson, DO, MHA, FACEP, who will continue to serve as an emergency department staff member. Before assuming...

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Courthouse Gallery Fine Art presents The Seafaring Narratives of John Neville

Ellsworth  Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is pleased to present recent work by Canadian artist John Neville. His engaging narratives of fishermen with their dories chock full of pollock, sometimes with a mermaid on board, have charmed viewers for years. The exhibition, which show runs from June 8 through July 8, can be viewed at the Gallery, or online at If...

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Successful $5,000 match supports Chefs’ Gala fundraising goal, fuels specialized emergency care for kids

Pictured:  Supporters of the Chefs’ Gala, from left to right, Barbara Courchesne, Michele Francis, Geoff Johnson, Bob Merrill, Scott Fernald, Crystal Richards and Tiffany McMullen.   Ellsworth — Despite being canceled for 2020, the Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Chefs’ Gala continues to fund healthcare improvements in our communities thanks to support...

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Healthy Acadia Offering Online Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Training as Businesses, Restaurants Reopen

Ellsworth -  Maine’s busy tourist season may be delayed this year, but Healthy Acadia is poised to help stores, restaurants, and taverns safely sell or serve alcohol when they are fully reopened. “Two things have changed with our state-certified server/seller training this year,” said Tara Young, Healthy Acadia’s Drug-Free Communities Coordinator...

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Mini-Grant Opportunity for Tobacco-Free Policy

  Healthy Acadia is offering mini grants to support community partners in Hancock and Washington Counties to create smoke-free and tobacco-free policies. The mini-grants are available in the amount of $100-$1,000, depending on your needs. Who Can Apply? Interested businesses and organizations that participate in the development, adoption and implementation of new smoke-free...

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Bid Notice – Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport

Hancock County - The bid process for Essential Air Service at the Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport is underway. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Essential Air Service (EAS)program was put into place to guarantee small communities that were served by certificated air carriers before airline deregulation...

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