• Friends in Action expanding offerings for seniors

    Friends in Action expanding offerings for seniors

    ELLSWORTH — A new local meal program for senior citizens is set to start this week, and the agency providing the meals also has a new way to help get eaters to the table. Friends in Action, which runs the senior center within the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, will launch a new lunch program

  • Eat Well program seeking volunteers

    Eat Well program seeking volunteers

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new Eat Well Volunteers Program is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2015 season. Do you love to cook and talk about food? Do you enjoy volunteering and making a difference in your community? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for the second year of

  • Sullivan artist paints winter garden on home

    Sullivan artist paints winter garden on home

    SULLIVAN — If you have recently driven down Taunton Road, and noticed ferns, pansies, lupine and other plants popping out of the snow, don’t worry, you are not imagining things. Even though the plants may look realistic, artist Nadine Murphy’s winter garden was created not with Miracle-Gro, but with house paint. For Murphy, a Sullivan

  • Historic Deer Isle home on the market

    Historic Deer Isle home on the market

    DEER ISLE — A historic Deer Isle home that was the set for two films, including Mel Gibson’s “The Man Without a Face” and “Finding Home,” was put on the market Friday. Kim Swan, president of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, has the listing, which is $2,595,000. Swan said William R. Emerson built Felsted

  • Winter weather is tough on clammers

    Winter weather is tough on clammers

    PEMBROKE — The winter weather that is driving Mainers to distraction is making life even tougher than usual for Maine’s clam diggers. From the shores of Cobscook Bay way Downeast to Waldoboro on the Midcoast, diggers are struggling to get access to the softshell clams they harvest for a living. One Pembroke shellfish dealer reports

  • Brooksville poetry reading March 6 & 7

    BROOKSVILLE — Emily Blair Stribling will read from her new book of poems, “The Mercy of Light,”on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville. Stribling’s poems stake their belief on that light that will always find us if we just keep seeking it. She mines both the beauty and the

  • High and middle schoolers shine at vocal jazz fest

    High and middle schoolers shine at vocal jazz fest video

    ELLSWORTH — Audiences at Ellsworth High School were royally entertained for eight solid hours last Friday by high school and middle school show choirs at the District VI Vocal Jazz Festival. Through song and dance, these talented kids took us on a fabulous itinerary of fanciful and actual places such as the African Savannah, Detroit,

  • Hancock County Court Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Court Feb. 10-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Feb. 10 to Feb. 20 Paul John Arsenault, 36, Dixmont. Operating while license suspended or revoked at Ellsworth, Dec. 24, prior. $500. Jennifer L. Atwood, 35, Ellsworth. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Ellsworth, Oct. 13, priors. Jail 120 days. Andrew

  • So, you’re thinking of buying a new car

    So, you’re thinking of buying a new car

    Jane and John Doe American driver have a wealth of information and choices available to them today to help find, research and buy either a brand new car or light truck, or, a new-to-them previously owned vehicle. The data clearly illustrates why there are so many search engines and websites that cater to the American