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The Grand in Ellsworth Names New Director

The Grand Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nick Turner has been named Executive Director of The Grand in Ellsworth after an extensive, nationwide search. Turner will join The Grand in spring 2017. He brings a strong educational performing arts background to The Grand with his most recent position...

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Leadership Hancock County Announces 2017 Class

Leadership Hancock County has selected the participants for this year’s program. The popular program of the chamber is now in its seventh year.   Close to 100 business managers, directors and owners have taken the class.  LHC offers six facilitated sessions on a variety of leadership and management topics including communications,...

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Spend $20 on the 20th Event! February 20th, 2017

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with area businesses to promote sales over the winter months.  Spend “$20 on the 20th” is a way for everyone to make a difference in local sales on one day in February.  Kind of like a “Flash Mob”, but multiple...

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Projector Premiere Showing of “Up” at The Grand

  The Grand Theater in Ellsworth will host a “Projector Premiere” on Saturday, February 11, and show the 3-D movie, Disney Pixar’s “Up.” The movie screening will celebrate the success of a $165,000 fundraising campaign to purchase a brand-new digital projector, sound system and screen for the historic theater. This event...

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FairPoint Upgrades Broadband Service in 6,700 locations throughout Maine

Upgrades allow for improved internet access and speeds in 22 Maine towns, including parts of Hancock and Penobscot Counties   FairPoint Communications1 announced today the completion of broadband expansion projects in 22 Maine towns that extend and enhance FairPoint’s approximately 17,000 mile fiber optic network, which is the largest, fully-owned and managed...

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L.S. Robinson Company hires Lucas Dunbar

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Jan. 26, 2017 – Lucas Dunbar has joined the business insurance division of L.S. Robinson Co., Mount Desert Island's hometown insurance agency. Dunbar is a native of Southwest Harbor and a graduate of Mt. Desert Island High School. While he is new to the insurance industry, he is excited...

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Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered

Healthy Acadia, in partnership with MDI Hospital, will offer a free, six-week "Taking Action for Health" workshop series at the Community Health Center in the Straus Center, 16 Community Lane, Southwest Harbor.  Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm beginning February 15 and continuing through March 22,...

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MDI Hospital Celebrates First Baby of the New Year!

PHOTO: Isabelle Marie Parson with grandmother Lisa Krautwald, parents Shelby and Chris Parsons and older brother Bennjamin. BAR HARBOR – Proud parents Shelby and Chris Parsons of Southwest Harbor and big brother Bennjamin welcomed Isabelle Marie Parsons to their family on January 7th at 7:01 am, giving her the distinction of...

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