Community Resources

At Home Downeast
A member based, volunteer supported program designed to provide residents of the nine-town Peninsula community (Surry, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Penobscot & Castine) with essential services, enabling them to continue to live independently in their homes as they age.
AtHomeDowneast.org Webpage

Castine Fire Rescue Department
Fire Chief: Randy Stearns, 326-8767 (station) or 326-4997 (home)
Assistant Chief: Peter Vogell, 326-8767 (station) or 326-9334 (home)
Assistant Chief: Jack Spratt
Assistant Chief/Medical Services: Tom Gutow
Castine Fire Rescue Department Webpage
firedept@castine.me.us

Castine Historical Society
17 School Street on the Town Common
Free & Open to the Public
July 1 – Labor Day
Monday – Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4
(207) 326-4118
www.castinehistoricalsociety.org

Emerson Hall (Town Hall Municipal Offices)
67 Court Street
(207) 326-4502
www.castine.me.us

Witherle Memorial Library
41 School Street
(207) 326-4375
www.witherle.lib.me.us

Wilson Museum
120 Perkins Street
(207) 326-9247
Open Late May – September
Monday-Friday 10-5, Saturday & Sunday 2-5
John Perkins House, Smithy, Barn
www.wilsonmuseum.org

Walking Trails & Maps:
Friends & Neighbors Trail
Greenbie Preserve
Lampson Preserve
Rene Henderson Natural Area Map
Village Area Walking Road Loops
Witherle Woods Walking Trail Map

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 21  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 Monday, October 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    • Call to Order – Peter Vogell, Chair
    • Additions, deletions or corrections to the agenda
    • Sign Warrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, Bank Reconciliations and Excise Tax Collections
    • Approve Minutes of previous meeting(s)
    • Business:
    1. Approve to renew Liquor License – MMA Sodexo Operations, LLC
    2. Approve the November 5th Election Warrant
    3. Approve November 5th Ballot Clerks
    4. Discussion regarding removing Davit at the Acadia dock as recommended by the Harbor Committee
    5. Town Manager’s Report
    6. Other Business as Required
    • Communications
    • Acknowledge members of the public and address their requests, if any.
    • Past Actions
    • Selectboard Comments
    • Schedule next meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 11/4/19 at 4PM and Monday, 11/18/19 at 4PM; T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 11/20/19 at 8AM in MMA Leeward RM]
    • Adjourn

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Wednesday, October 23
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, October 23  8:00 am - 9:00 am 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, October 25
  • Floats OUT Friday, October 25 Town Dock, 91 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Town & Acadia Dock floats are scheduled to be removed for the season on Friday, October 25th, weather permitting. Please have your dinghy removed by this time.
    Thank you.

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

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, October 29
  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, October 29  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, October 30
  • History Convergence: Preparing for Maine's Bicentennial Wednesday, October 30  9:30 am - 2:30 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    We know your town, museum, historical society or library is planning to celebrate Maine's 200 years of statehood. Save the date of October 30 to learn more about Maine's official entry into the United States, how to better interpret Native history, share what you may already be planning for the Bicentennial, brainstorm new possibilities for the occasion, and discover how we can collaborate to make it the best Bicentennial ever.

    The History Convergence will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center at 112 Perkins Street. Here's a snapshot of the day's agenda:

    9:30 Registration, coffee/pastries
    9:30-10:30 Brainstorming the Bicentennial: Past and Perspectives on Maine at 200 with Dr. Liam Riordan, University of Maine
    10:45-11:30 Native Representations and Best Practices with Starr Kelly, Abbe Museum Curator
    11:40-12:00 Lightning-round session of current community plans
    12-1:20 Lunch and session Brainstorming Ideas for Your Commemoration with Julia Gray, Independent Consultant
    1:30-2:30 Creating Collaboration and a Virtual Castine History Tour with Castine History Partners
    2:30 Tour Castine's museums or take the Virtual Tour

    Cost is $10 per person to help defray lunch expenses. Register by October 28 so we are able to have an accurate head count for lunch. You may pay on-line or by sending a check payable to the Wilson Museum, P.O. Box 196, Castine, ME 04421. Be sure to include name(s) of attendees and the organization you represent.

    For more information contact Wilson Museum info@wilsonmuseum.org (207-326-9247) or Alvion Kimball ackimball1995@msn.com (207-469-1140). For Statewide Bicentennial Activities www.Maine200.org.

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Thursday, October 31
  • Annual Halloween Party Thursday, October 31  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Halloween Party:
    Thursday, October 31st from 5-7:30 PM at Emerson Hall.
    Candy
    Refreshments
    Music
    Games
    Costumes

    Happy Halloween!
    Sponsored by the Castine Recreation Committee and MMA APO Fraternity
    No Haunted House this year

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