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Heart of Ellsworth to host Community Conversation: ‘Growing Up in Ellsworth’

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ELLSWORTH– Heart of Ellsworth is pleased to announce the next offering in its 2018 Community Conversations series.  Growing up in Ellsworth will be held Sunday, March 11, starting at 2 p.m. at the Moore Community Center, 133 State Street in Ellsworth.  The program is open to the public, free of charge.

The March conversation will feature long-term residents of Ellsworth, Ruth Foster and Richard (Dick) Carlisle along with Ellsworth historian, Darlene Springer for an informative and fun discussion on growing up and doing business in the City.

Heart of Ellsworth’s board president, Beth Fendl said, “ We are so pleased to have Ruth and Dick present. They have known each other as friends and fellow business owners for more than 80 years. Both have upbeat personalities and look forward to sharing their mutual, and individual experiences and memories.  Their conversation, along with Darlene’s input, will give our audience a wonderful look at days gone by.”

Darlene’s mother, Rita Dunn graduated with Dick in 1947 and Darlene recently commented, “I think I know more about the EHS Class of ‘47 than my own class!” Fendl further commented, “ Our Community Conversation series is designed to involve the audience.  It is with the sharing of comments and questions that a lively dialogue evolves.”

On March 21,  the Heart of Ellsworth will participate in the Community Open House hosted by the City of  Ellsworth, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ellsworth Public Library. The Community Conversation series will continue on April, 18, with Tick Talk presented by Tony Sohns, who is known locally as The Bug Man and is a natural history educator. Along with his sisters and parents, Tony owns The Rock & Art Shops in Ellsworth, Bangor and Bar Harbor. On May 23,  a lively presentation on “Ellsworth’s Amazing Waterfront – Then and Now” will be led by Nate Hansen a member of the Our Union River committee.  On Saturday, June 30, “Taste of Ellsworth”, the wonderful outside, community dining experience that was a sell-out in 2017 returns for its second year.  The series breaks for July and August and returns on September, 19 with a topic to be announced and will conclude with a facilitated, Meet the Candidates Night on October, 17.

Complete details on the series will be made available as plans are finalized in coming months. Visit the Heart of Ellsworth Facebook page for up-to-date information on programs and activities.

Heart of Ellsworth promotes artistic, cultural, economic, educational, environmental and historic activities in the “Downtown” area to promote a vibrant community for all.