• ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ELLSWORTH — ImprovAcadia of Bar Harbor is offering two separate improvisation courses this winter, one for tweens and teens, the other for adults. All courses run at the Beth Wright Center, 23 Commerce Park, in Ellsworth. “Improvisation: It’s not just for adults anymore” is a four-week course aimed at tweens and teens (ages 11-18). The

  • EHS grad selected for Copenhagen internship

    Lucas Carriere, a graduate student in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as an intern at the Copenhagen branch of Bjarke Ingals’ firm BIG. Lucas, a graduate of Ellsworth High School and Northeastern University, is the son of Gerard and Warrene Carriere of Lamoine.

  • DVD review: The Expendables 3

    DVD review: The Expendables 3

    The “Expendables” franchise, a glue factory for aging action heroes, ran out of ammo at the end of “EX2.” But why would that stop anybody? For what is series star/co-writer Sylvester Stallone if not a believer in sequels unto infinity? “Rambo” and “Rocky” kept on going till the studio ran out of numbers. Work has

  • Mah Jongg class starts in January

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library is hosting an American Mah Jongg class for beginning players starting in January 2015. Mary Haynes has volunteered to provide instruction. Classes will be held on consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 beginning Jan. 15 and ending on Feb. 19. The class is free of charge, but size

  • Master Gardener training scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now taking applications for its 2015 Master Gardener Volunteer training. The training will run on Friday mornings from Jan. 23 through May 29. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to prepare participants to do gardening-related volunteer work in the

  • Boot Up

    Boot Up

    Boots were made for walkin’, especially when worn over skinny jeans, which seems quite popular this winter. We found lots of boots, particularly in equestrian and motorcycle styles, at T.J. Maxx and The Grasshopper Shop. T.J. had knee-high boots in black leather and suede by Anne Klein, Aerosoles and Report. We were particularly drawn to

  • Area churches announces Christmas service schedules

    Area churches announces Christmas service schedules

    ELLSWORTH — Area churches have announced their service schedules for Christmas Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Thursday, Dec. 25). The following is a partial list of scheduled services: Bar Harbor Transfiguration of the Lord Parish’s Christmas Eve services are scheduled for 4 and 8 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church and 6 p.m. at

  • Students get creative with gingerbread

    Students get creative with gingerbread gallery

    ELLSWORTH — It’s not every day that school assignments require students to spend time browsing Pinterest, the online digital bulletin board for all kinds of creative ideas, but that’s where at least two Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) students have spent a lot of time since Thanksgiving. Monica Jodrey and Sarah Hillock are both students

  • Ellsworth-Sumner football team staying in Class D

    Ellsworth-Sumner football team staying in Class D

    ELLSWORTH — After three winless seasons, the Ellsworth-Sumner cooperative varsity football program will likely remain in Class D East for another two years. The two schools’ combined enrollment would have bumped the team up to Class B next fall, but the Maine Principals’ Association’s football committee decided to make an exception for the Eagles. “It