The FREE Boat Rides down Union River from 2:00-4:00 at the Ellsworth Union River Waterfront Park have been rescheduled to Thursday the 24, same time and location.

The Friend & Friend 50/250 Motorcycle ride-in and BBQ has been cancelled.

Members of the comittee that has spent more than a year planning the city's upcoming 250th birthday bash gathered for a group shot at one of their final, pre-celebration meetings Tuesday afternoon.

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Items from the city's past that had been underground for the past half-century were unearthed Saturday morning in preparation for the city's upcoming 250th birthday celebration.

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In a little more than a year from now, Friends in Action (FIA) is scheduled to move into its renovated and refurbished home at the Moore Community Center on State Street.

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The Ellsworth 250 committee has compiled a collection of collages of the nine oldest businesses in Ellsworth.

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The judging of the student presentations commemorating the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Ellsworth took place on May 3rd.

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Elizabeth Frost, 7, of Ellsworth poses with several of the wooden blocks that are available for purchase to commemorate Ellsworth’s upcoming 250th anniversary. The blocks are available at five Main Street businesses — Heartstrings, Sand Castle, J&B Atlantic, Beals Jewelry Store and The Bud Connection — for $15. Organizers also plan on offering other commemorative merchandise for the big celebration in July 2013. MARC BLANCHETTE PHOTO

ELLSWORTH — Ever heard of a sestercentennial? If not, then how about a semiquincentennial, or perhaps a bicenquinquagenary?

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ELLSWORTH — With an abundance of ideas and enthusiasm, two dozen citizens participated March 29 in a brainstorming session focused on how to properly observe the 250th anniversary of Ellsworth’s settlement.

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The City of Ellsworth is celebrating its 250th year with a week-long party July 20 through July 27, 2013

Festivities will include:

Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Beard-growing Contest, Band Concerts, Family Fun Day, Train Rides, Historical Walks and Talks, Chamber Business After Hours, Waterfront Concerts, a GIANT Fireworks Display and much, much more.

Follow the preparations on Facebook and here on our website. If you or your business or group would like to organize an event or sponsor an event, please contact Thelma Beal at 667-4664 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !