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Letter from the Director, from June 2017

Hello from High Street, The office parking lot is getting full lately and the license plates are not from Maine! Memorial Day is on our doorstep and the month of June is ahead.  The Visitor Center is full of maps, guidebooks and menus!  Are yours in here?  Everyday someone comes in...

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Leadership Hancock County Graduates 7th Class

Leadership Hancock County held its seventh graduation ceremony and celebration at Flexit Café the evening of Wednesday May 10th.    Seventeen professionals from businesses and organizations around Hancock County participated in the five-month program that is a part of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.  This brings the total alumni in...

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June is Membership Month!

With summer right around the corner, once again the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has designated June as Membership Month! Together, the Chamber and members work to continually support each other and the region through networking events, education, and larger community events the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. The dues...

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Surry Arts at the Barn Showcases Downeast Jazz Collective

Surry Arts at the Barn will showcase Downeast Jazz Collective at 7 pm Wednesday June 14.  Trumpeter Bruce Cassaday heads the group and uses different combinations of his core team at each performance.  The team includes local jazz musicians Hugh Bowden, jazz guitar; Steve Rapaport, bass; Bruce Cormier, tenor sax...

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Support group for cancer caregivers offered in Blue Hill -Emotional support in a group setting for those caring for loved ones with cancer

ELLSWORTH -The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center ( in collaboration with Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County ( ) will be offering a series of support groups during the month of June to help provide emotional support to cancer caregivers. A cancer diagnosis not only affects the patient, but also their...

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Comedian Ian Harvie Takes The Criterion Stage

 Bar Harbor - Actor and comedian Ian Harvie will take The Criterion stage on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. as part of Bar Harbor Pride Festival. Harvie, originally from Maine, is best known for his role as Dale on the Emmy award winning show Transparent. Unafraid to joke about subjects...

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