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News Interviews


9/28/23 There’s a peaceful wooded sanctuary where you can take a walk, visit some feathered ambassadors, and learn about an amazing woman who pioneered some pretty important research right here in Ellsworth!  This morning, Star 97.7 talks with Grayson Richmond, Director of Birdsacre Sanctuary, about a little piece of heaven, located just off High Street.  

9/27/23 October brings some spooktacular programming at the Versant Power Astronomy Center on the UMaine campus in Orono.  Director Shawn Laatsch gives us a haunting preview …

9/26/23 October 2-6 is Green Career Week.  Seed Your Future Executive Director Jazmin Albarran tells Star 97.7, when it comes to agricultural and horticulture jobs, the “field” is wide open!

9/20/23 Big things happening in the night sky this month – and on Saturday, the earth has a date with a new season.  Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center, Shawn Laatsch, gives Star 97.7 the scoop.

9/20/23 The Grand in Ellsworth has a fabulous season of live community theatre lined up!  Star 97.7 gets all the details from Grand Executive Director, Nick Turner. 

9/14/23 It’s Annual Appeal time for The Grand in Ellsworth!  Executive Director Nick Turner tells Star 97.7, how folks can help keep the footlights on at the area’s entertainment hub!

9/7/23 Grand Executive Director Nick Turner fills Star 97.7 in on all the GRAND happenings in September!

8/31/23 Eclipses, Gravity, Pink Floyd, and a special presentation with a former member of The Pretenders  – all part of September programming at the Versant Power Astronomy Center on the University of Maine campus in Orono.  Director Shawn Laatsch gives Star 97.7 a preview.  

8/29/23 January 6, 2021 exposed our democracy’s vulnerability, and led to mistrust, lawsuits, and even threats against poll workers.  Star 97.7 spoke with Secretary of State Shenna Bellows about what’s being done in Maine – and what needs to happen nationally – to safeguard the integrity of our elections.

8/23/23 Students returning to the University of Maine campus in Orono this week, and Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center, tells Star 97.7, they have some special programming planned to welcome them!

8/22/23 – The state’s largest collection of newspapers is housed in the Washington County Courthouse in Machias – preserving the state’s history.  But newspapers are fragile, so Archive Manager and Technician Susan Wright is working to make sure they’re preserved for future generations.  

8/17/23 The Ellsworth Moose Lodge members when it comes to providing backpacks for Comfort Cases – a program that benefits foster children.  Lodge Administrator Christie Foster talks with Star 97.7 about how they became involved and about a special event this Saturday that you won’t want to miss!

8/14/23 A popular (and tasty!) fundraiser is back at The Grand!

8/9/23 The beautiful new Milbridge Theatre and Community Arts Center opens this Saturday, featuring a show and art auction with humorist Tim Sample.  Star 97.7 talks with Gateway Milbridge Treasurer and Public Relations Manager Richard Bondurant about the theatre’s beginnings, Saturday’s show, and where you can view – and vote on – your favorite artwork online!

8/8/23  Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center, tells Star 97.7 we could be in for one of the best night sky shows of the year this weekend!  

8/3/23 The Wild Blueberry Heritage Center opened this year, with the goal of preserving Washington County’s and the state’s rich blueberry soils, culture, and history.  Star 97.7 spoke with Program Director Kaysie Logan and learned why this weekend, Wild Blueberry Weekend, is the perfect time to visit the center in Columbia Falls!

8/2/23 Kids getting bored as summer ends?  Director Shawn Laatsch tells Star 97.7, the Versant Power Astronomy Center has lots going on to keep them entertained in August, along with programming for adults, and some pretty amazing happenings in the night sky this month.  

8/1/23  Star 97.7 talks with Grand Executive Director Nick Turner about a sold out show, this weekend’s production of Golden Pond at Woodlawn … and the ongoing need for air … conditioning, that is!