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Property Taxes DUE

Taxes are due by this Friday, 9/18.  Postmarks accepted. Interest will start accruing after Friday, 9/18.

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Curbside Recycling Pick-up Program

The fall/winter 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month will start in October. October = Tues, 10/6th and Tues, 10/20th.

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Absentee Voting for the November 2020 Election

Anyone wanting an Absentee Ballot can apply online at Maine.gov; contact the Town Office to request over the phone or stop by the Town Office to request in person. Once we receive the ballots they will be mailed to the

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Census 2020 Update

CENSUS 2020 The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.  Lets make sure Castine gets its share! As of July 21,

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Town Office CLOSED

Town Office CLOSED – Monday, October 12th due to the Indigenous People’s Day Holiday.

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Official Town Office STATEMENTS regarding reports of local COVID19 cases

Official Town Office STATEMENT regarding reports of local COVID19 cases 6-25 STATEMENT from Maine CDC

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State of Maine Quarantine Guidelines (6-1-20)

State of Maine Quarantine Guidelines 6-1-20

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Town Reports

The 222nd edition of the Castine Town Reports are available. Contact the Town Office about getting a copy or get a copy at the Clerk’s office pick-up WINDOW!

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Emerson Hall Reopening Plan

Town Office Open: the Town Office is open by appointment only. Please call 207-326-4502 to schedule a day/time. A mask is required and only two people allowed in the building at once. The window into Sue Macomber’s office is open

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Mills Administration Launches Campaign to Remind Maine People to Explore Their Health Coverage Options in the Face of COVID-19- May 13, 2020

Mills Administration Launches Campaign to Remind Maine People to Explore Their Health Coverage Options in the Face of COVID-19 May 13, 2020 Those who have lost a job or income can visit CoverME.gov to learn more and apply The Maine

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Governor Janet Mills “Stay Safer at Home” Executive Order and the 4-Stage Plan for re-opening Maine’s economy

Governor Janet Mills “Stay Safer at Home” Executive Order and the 4-Stage Plan for re-opening Maine’s economy: https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-presents-safe-gradual-plan-restart-maines-economy-2020-04-28  

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Castine Area Relief Fund (CARF)

CARF flyer 1. Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and in response to the growing needs of area residents, a group of concerned citizens has formed the Castine Area Relief Fund. 2. If you or someone you know, as a

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Governor Mills Executive Order Mandating Quarantine Restriction on Travelers Arriving in Maine to Protect Public Health & Safety

Gov Mills Order Establishing Quarantine Restrictions On Travelers Arriving in Maine Governor Mills Issues Executive Order Mandating Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in Maine to Protect Public Health and Safety April 3, 2020 Governor Janet Mills today issued an Executive

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4/1/2020 COVID-19 Statement

4-1-20 COVID-19 Statement

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Governor Mills “Stay At Home” Mandate starting 4/2/2020

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-issues-stay-healthy-home-mandate-2020-03-31

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3/30/20 COVID-19 Statement

3-30-20 COVID-19 Statement

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Governor Mills COVID-19 Executive Order, Effective 3/25/2020

3-2020 Gov Mills Executive Order – COVID-19

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Returning to CASTINE – Please read the following:

  Returning Castine resident COVID-19 Notice CDC Covid-19 Guidelines

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COVID-19 NOTICE

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, 3/17/20, per the Governor’s & Castine Selectboard recommendation, the town office will be closed to foot traffic, the length of time TBD. The staff will be on duty to take phone calls (326-4502) and emails during regular business

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Current News

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 23
  • T/G Mtg = ZOOM Wednesday, September 23  8:00 am - 9:00 am 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

     

    ·        Call to Order – Colin Powell

    ·        Approve minutes – 8/18/20

    ·        Agenda:

    1) COVID19 Updates

    2) General Discussion

    ·        Public Comments

    ·        Adjourn

     

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  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Wednesday, September 23  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Wednesday, September 23  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Thursday, September 24
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Thursday, September 24  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Thursday, September 24  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Friday, September 25
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Friday, September 25  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Friday, September 25  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Saturday, September 26
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Saturday, September 26  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Saturday, September 26  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Sunday, September 27
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tours Sunday, September 27  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 

    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Sunday, September 27  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Monday, September 28
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 28  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 28  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, September 28  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Monday, September 28  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Tuesday, September 29
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, September 29  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Tuesday, September 29  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Wednesday, September 30
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Wednesday, September 30  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Wednesday, September 30  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Thursday, October 1
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Thursday, October 1  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Planning Board Work Session Thursday, October 1  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To review applications for completeness.

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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Thursday, October 1  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Friday, October 2
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Friday, October 2  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Friday, October 2  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Saturday, October 3
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tour Saturday, October 3  10:00 am - 11:00 am Castine Historical Society - 17 School Street

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 


    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Saturday, October 3  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Sunday, October 4
  • Castine Uncovered Walking Tours Sunday, October 4  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Free, one-hour walking tour of historic Castine. Tours are limited to 10 people, and face coverings are required. Meet at the Castine Historical Society at 17 School Street. 

    The staff and volunteers of the Historical Society lead Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.

    July 8 through Labor Day:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM and 4 PM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    September 9-October 11:

    • Wednesday-Saturday at 10 AM
    • Sundays at 2 PM

    Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.

    In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.

    For more info visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/ 

    See more details
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Sunday, October 4  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Monday, October 5
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 5  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 5  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg = ZOOM Monday, October 5  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Monday, October 5  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details
Tuesday, October 6
  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, October 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, 9/28

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  • Acadia Night Sky Festival Kayak Tours Tuesday, October 6  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Castine Kayak Adventures, 17 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421, USA


    Sept 16-21 : Acadia Night Sky Festival

    Bioluminescent and Stargazing Kayak Tours: Castine Kayak Adventures
    "To Celebrate the beauty of the night sky in Downeast Maine," Castine Kayak Adventures is offering:
    Nightly Kayak Paddles in Castine Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
    7-10pm or 7:30-10:30pm
    (offered every evening throughout the summer too!)

    Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply. In our unique "Floating Planetarium, we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!
    Tour: $85 Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    BOOK HERE
    or Call 207-866-3506 for reservations.
    www.castinekayak.com
    Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 & Boston Globe 2011!

    Acadia Night Sky Festival Website: http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org/
    Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky, east of the Mississippi.
    With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.” We invite you to discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights at this annual celebration.

    See more details