Dr. Stephen York

Know Your Neighbor

“If you’re going to be neighborly, you have to know your neighbors. You can’t be neighborly in a convocation of strangers.”
—Wendell Berry
Award Winning Author

What is the Know Your Neighbor Program?

   Wendell Berry is an 88-year-old Kentucky farmer and award-winning author of over 50 books. His incisive writing inspired Dr. Stephen York, executive director of Brown Hall, to establish the “Know Your Neighbor” programs at the historic Brown Hall in Bucksport, ME. Dr. York interviews a guest each month to build community and promote understanding of who people are as our neighbors. It is a friendly discussion in which critical topics encourage awareness, neighborliness, and community.

How can I attend the Know Your Neighbor Program?

     The live programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:15 to 8:15 PM at Brown Hall in Bucksport, ME. Brown Hall is at the corner of Elm and Franklin Streets. The building is handicapped-accessible and there is ample parking available. The “Open” Flag identifies the entrance to Brown Hall. All are welcome!

Session Recordings

November 2022 – G.R.A.C.E. Artists (Grass Roots Arts and Community Education)

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October 2022 – Dr. Bill Sturrock & Mary-Michael Billings of The Crumpet

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September 2022 – The Monitoring of Silver Lake Discussion Panel

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May 2022 – Tracey Hair, Executive Director of H.O.M.E. Inc in Orland, ME

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March 2022 – Bucksport High School Robotics Team

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November 2021 – Jane Donnell, Northeast Historic Film & The Alamo Theatre

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October 2021 – Meg Keay, Owner of Port o’ Call

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September 2021 – Lisa Ladd, Library Director of Buck Memorial Library

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August 2021 – Susan Lessard, Bucksport Town Manager

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