• Steps for Finley: Race helps couple honor daughter’s memory

    Steps for Finley: Race helps couple honor daughter’s memory

    ELLSWORTH — Travis and Katelin Burpee were not prepared for the news they received on May 14 while having an ultrasound. Eight months into Katelin’s pregnancy, their baby’s heartbeat could not be found. “The doctor checked, then double-checked, then triple-checked,” Travis said. “There were no symptoms. It was totally unexpected.” Katelin gave birth to a

  • Community cider pressing Oct. 17

    BROOKLIN — All are welcome to join the Blue Hill Co-op and 5 Star Nursery for a community cider pressing on Saturday, Oct. 17. Bring your own ripe, picked and washed apples to the pressing along with empty, clean gallon containers and leave with fresh pressed cider. Tim and Leslie of 5 Star Nursery will

  • Breakfast casserole for a crowd

    Breakfast casserole for a crowd

    My father and stepmother, both retired mathematics teachers, live in Plymouth, N.H. My Dad has a large tribe; six children with spouses and ten grandchildren with assorted partners, scattered across the country. Marilyn has become a pro at feeding large groups of visiting family. Besides the Wixson annual gathering in May, there have been two

  • Correction

    An online list of Hancock Superior Court adjudications posted Monday on ellsworthamerican.com wrongly stated that Vladek Filler had been found guilty of an alleged April 20, 2007, assault. In fact, he was exonerated and the case dismissed. The American regrets the error. Court records show Filler is currently suing several prosecutors and law enforcement entities

  • Grouse Days

    Ahhh, October. Frosty mornings and flaming foliage. Grouse days are upon us. In Maine, next to whitetail deer, there is no other game species that draws as much attention in autumn from hunters, residents and nonresidents alike. Deservedly. Can you think of any other game bird that so challenges a gun dog and a shooter?

  • Island Nursing Home to expand

    Island Nursing Home to expand

    DEER ISLE — The Island Nursing Home and Care Center plans to renovate and expand its campus, adding 13,600 square feet. The nursing home will not be expanding the number of residents served but providing more privacy for existing residents, among other improvements, according to spokesman Judy Mathewson. The existing facility is 28,752 square feet.

  • Caribou upsets MDI

    Caribou upsets MDI

    CARIBOU — The Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team was upset by Caribou on Saturday. The Class B fifth-ranked Vikings beat the No. 4 Trojans 2-1, snapping MDI’s three-game winning streak. Ellie Bridges opened the scoring for MDI (7-3) off an Ally Bender assist three minutes and 34 seconds into the game. Maddie Doucette answered