Our Katahdin Newsletter - Summer 2019

Happy 4th of July! With expected temperatures in the 90's for our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament this Friday at 4:00 pm, summer has arrived! Come join the fun and watch teams huck bean bags to support Our Katahdin at the Scootic In in downtown Millinocket. The Scootic will have a beer tent and we'll bring the koozies! Keep the downtown fun going with a street dance that starts next door at the Bandstand at 7:00 pm. 

To learn more about the work we've been up to, please keep reading for updates on the mill site, the IRS lien, 230 Penobscot and more!

We hope everyone has a fun and safe time visiting with family and friends over the holiday weekend. 

The Our Katahdin Team

Our Katahdin

We’ve been waiting for this outcome for two years! Our Katahdin is pleased to announce that we have reached a $450,000 settlement amount with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that will allow for full discharge of the $1.5 million federal lien on the 1,400-acre former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket. “This settlement allows the redevelopment phase to begin. We will no longer have to focus on cleaning up the past, we can now refocus on building for the future,” said Sean DeWitt, President of Our Katahdin.

230 Penobscot

The green siding is gone from 230 Penobscot! The green siding went up in the early 1960’s. For most of us, it is how the building has looked for as long as we can remember. Now, the original 100+ year old clapboards and windows on the upper floor are visible. They’ve inspired us for the new facade design and we’re thrilled to be bringing those windows back.

Gallery space

Artists’ Co-op and Gallery Space 
A local group of artists and artisans from throughout the state of Maine, with a special concentration in the Katahdin Region are forming an artists collective gallery in East Millinocket.


Katahdin Gazetteer actions underway
The Katahdin Gazetteer: A roadmap to the future, the regional vision and action plan built from community voices over the past two years is ready for action!


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Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"