Nathaniel Hawthorne boyhood home, in Raymond, needs urgent repairs

PHOTO: A pencil drawing graphic of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s boyhood home in Raymond. (Graphic courtesy of the Hawthorne Community Association) RAYMOND– The boyhood home of the…

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Sebago Clean Waters grant will support land, water protection in region

PHOTO: Tiger Hill, in Sebago, part of the Loon Echo Land Trust conservation land. (Submitted photo) STANDISH — Sebago Clean Waters recently received an $8…

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This year’s Trek for the Trails is a month-long event

BRIDGTON — The 2020 Trek for the Trails, which supports the Loon Echo Land Trust preserved land, will be held throughout September. There are many…

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Central, western Maine organizations get historic preservation energy grants

PHOTO: The Farmington Historical Society’s Octagon House, aka the Hiram Ramsdell House, was built in 1858 by mason Cyrus Ramsdell. The building was added to…

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Augusta, Fryeburg, Gray, Waterville organizations get USDA community facility grants

BANGOR — Eight community facilities in the state, including in Waterville, Augusta, Gray and Fryeburg will share $5,434,400 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA…

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Central, western, midcoast Maine students named to St. Lawrence dean’s list

CANTON, N.Y. — Students from central, western and midcoast Maine have been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s dean’s list for academic achievement during…

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Fryeburg, Hallowell projects among AARP grant winners

PORTLAND — Eight Maine organizations, including in Fryeburg and Hallowell, will receive 2020 AARP Community Challenge grants – part of the largest number of grantees…

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Bridgton takeout spaghetti supper Aug. 29 will benefit Project Backpack

BRIDGTON — The Scottish Rite Valley of North Bridgton will hold a spaghetti and meat sauce takeout supper to benefit Project Backpack in the School…

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Artist, illustrator Erwin featured at Gallery 302

BRIDGTON — Primarily an illustrator, Kate Erwin is inspired by narratives. She loves nothing more than the combination of words and pictures and the stories…

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Maine artists ‘The Brushians’ Zoom topic of Hiram historical society Aug. 26

HIRAM — Although Great Ossipee Museum of Hiram Historical Society is closed for gatherings because of COVID-19, the museum is presenting, via Zoom, “The Brushians…

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