Riverside Arts and Music Festival

Come enjoy a fall weekend in Cherryfield, where we are celebrating Arts, Music and spectacular local scenery along the beautiful Narraguagus River during the Riverside Arts and Music Festival, October 3 -5 2014! Friday night kicks off with a street concert and Saturday has music on the bandstand all day. There will be arts and crafts all weekend, a showcase concert by Hawk Henries Saturday night, followed by a Harvest Supper and Contradance. The festival will include kids activities (pony rides and games), a farmers market, food, Paint Cherryfield day and horse drawn carriage rides along the river. There will also be a treasure hunt (find BB, our Blueberry Mascot) at local merchants to win a treasure chest at the end of the festival. Join in the fun activities all weekend long in Destination Cherryfield!

Maine Muscians Featured in 238 Strings,Final Concert in Opera House Arts’ 2014 Chamber at the Church

Maine Muscians Featured in 238 Strings,Final Concert in Opera House Arts’ 2014 Chamber at the Church




Acclaimed musicians Anastasia Antonacos, Patrick Doane, and Benjamin Noyes, all Maine natives, play something classic, something romantic, and something new in this innovative program Tuesday, September 23 to close Opera House Arts’ Chamber at the Church series. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

In this special, one-night only grand finale to the season’s successful series, Dr. Antonacos, who has toured and received awards internationally and was named one of the most 100 influential people in Portland, ME by The Portland Phoenix, will lead this piano trio in Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63; Haydn’s Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27, and Jennifer Higdon’s contemporary Piano Trio.

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Lots of health events coming up next week! Find out what they are and submit your own health event to the Catching Health Calendar. What's happening ...

Turbo's Story

This past July 28th, which falling on a Monday meant that the SPCA was closed to the public, a very upset Good Samaritan came knocking at the shelter door.  In his arms was a tiny, buff colored kitten that he had just witnessed being hit by a car on the Bar Harbor Road, at the end of the entrance to the Great Maine Lumberjack Show.  How this tiny little kitten survived the accident, we will never know.

The SPCA staffers immediately rushed the kitten to a veterinarian who confirmed our fears – the kitten’s pelvis and leg had been crushed by the car’s impact.  His tiny pelvis had been pushed into his spine, so the question then became, “Will his intestines and bladder ever work again?”

By now this little baby fluff ball, named “Turbo”, had perked up enough that he was crying out for food.  So as he ate, the decision was made to give him 48 hours to determine his prognosis, and his fate. 

Maine Anticipates Spectacular Fall Foliage

September 10, 2014 Marks the Official Launch of Season


Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season.  The 2014 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports that the northernmost area of the state is still green with hints of color.

“Ever so subtle changes are occurring in the northern regions of the state (zones 6 and 7), but right now we are still on track for a typical fall foliage season with northern Maine reaching peak conditions by the end of September into the first week of October.  The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions October 13 through October 25,” according to Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.

Allen Workman to Present at Mount Desert Island Historical Society

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will host a Historians’ Forum at the Sound School House in Mount Desert on Friday, September 19th. Noted Historian and writer Allen Workman will give a presentation about his book “Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park.” In his presentation he will look at the value and interest in looking at changes happening in a seemingly timeless landscape like Schoodic’s, the evolving human ecology that affected swings between development and preservation here, and the outside influences on this process.   He will outline the themes and story of this Schoodic Point narrative.

Help US Establish a Community Resource for families Who Have Suffered Fire or Other Natural Disaster


The Lamb house is a single-family home – currently empty -- on River Rd. in Cherryfield.  Owned by the First Congregational Church, the property is located next door and shares a driveway. The structure is basically sound and has ample living space. 

Church and community members want to rehabilitate it as a resource to provide short-term, emergency housing for displaced families who have suffered fire or natural disaster.  A preliminary assessment reinforced our conviction that a need exists in southwest Washington County.