Hancock County Habitat for Humanity receives $4,200 grant

Posted June 16, 2011, at 10:35 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a $4,200 advised grant from Robert Haskell & Gladys Stetson Fund to Hancock County Habitat for Humanity to purchase a portable hydraulic press, allowing the local high school to participate in the home building ministry. The Habitat’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent homes for families in need. For information, call 877-700-6800 or visit www.mainecf.org.

Diverse collection of food poems to be shared in Castine

CASTINE, Maine — “A good poem is like a good recipe,” it employs proper ingredients in the correct proportions with the ability to nourish mind, body and soul. Food poems spanning the ages and many cultures, both serious and humorous, have been gathered together by Wilson Museum’s Paula Dunfee and will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3, in the meeting room at 112 Perkins Street in Castine.  For information, call 326-9247.

Second session of Kitchen Traditions Series slated in Castine

CASTINE, Maine — Wilson Museum Director Patty Hutchins will explore the differences and uses of leaf lard, cracklings and salt pork to make pies, chowders and baked beans in the second session of her Kitchen Traditions Series at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the hearth of the historic John Perkins House on Perkins Street in Castine on selected Wednesdays throughout the summer. Admission of $5 will include a guided tour of the Perkins House. Other recipes will include tutti frutti or brandied fruit, pickles and spiced crab apples. For information, call 326-9247 or visit www.wilsonmuseum.org.

Free Discover with Darren program at Wilson Museum

CASTINE, Maine — Prepare for the celebration of America’s birth at the Wilson Museum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 30, during the latest Discover with Darren program at the Museum. Learn the story behind the creation of our nation’s flag, what the flag stands for, as well as some basic flag etiquette. Lastly, make your own flag out of paper, plastic and other craft material.

Families with members of all ages are welcome to join us for this free program. Parental involvement is required for children under the age of six. Please preregister for this program by calling 326-9247 or emailing info@wilsonmuseum.org.

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