The November 28th Issue of The American
Roxanne Quimby is well known for her bee byproducts, philanthropy and land conservation. But how ‘bout them turkeys? On the occasion of Thanksgiving, we visit Roxanne at her Gouldsboro farm to talk turkey, piglets and pasta. Page 1.
The town of Bucksport landed a large load of money from the federal government Tuesday. $10-plus million in grant and loan awards were announced Tuesday morning. The money will underwrite construction of a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment upgrade. Page 1.
The Ellsworth community is digging deep to help an ailing local couple who lost their home and possessions to fire last week. It’s a sad story, but the response of people close and people they’ve never met has been heartening.
Yes, that was snow you saw on Tuesday ... which is Nature’s way of telling us that the holidays are upon us! We’ve got a complete schedule of events in Ellsworth and Blue Hill — parade, Santa, book giveaway — and here and there notes about observances throughout the county. Read all about it!
You will also find within these pages the truck crash that closed the library, the Penobscot lady who has collected 13,000 snowmen, interesting news from the Winter Harbor Historical Society, cops & courts, a Bangor Symphony Orchestra review and a good deed campaign initiated by the folks at Pat’s Pizza.
It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the Rev. Miles Sanford preached a renowned Thanksgiving sermon titled “The Ocean,” which was described at the time as “a sermon preached on Thanksgiving day, November 27, 1851, occasioned by the sad calamity that befell the American fishing fleet on the northern shore of Prince Edward’s Island, October 3rd & 4th, 1851, and the signal deliverances there wrought.” Rev. Miles referenced Psalm 107 as he described the fate of those who “go down to the sea in ships.”
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And Happy Hanukkah!