• Cool off and learn about early snow-plowing

    Cool off and learn about early snow-plowing

    When Galen Cole recalls his father, Alfred “Allie” Cole, braving the elements to “break” northern Maine roads early last century, he pictures him leaving their Bangor home, all bundled up to face the cold. Allie Cole, a railroad man-turned-freight trucker, would pile on layers of clothing including a sheepskin coat, heavy wool trousers, thick earmuffs

  • Potter takes cue from nature and pace Downeast

    Potter takes cue from nature and pace Downeast

    When April Adams was a little girl, she relished her summer visits with her paternal grandmother, Vina, in the Penobscot County town of Enfield. The pair would walk among her grandparents’ fields, picking strawberries. “Nana,” as Adams calls her, taught her how to identify and appreciate many wild, low-growing flowers such as lady slippers and

  • Woodlawn barometer repaired

    Woodlawn barometer repaired

    ELLSWORTH — The Woodlawn Museum was in luck this year when John Forster, owner of Barometer Fair from Sarasota, Fla., participated in the Ellsworth Antiques Show. Forster specializes in barometer restoration and repair and was able to bring Woodlawn’s signed Bapa(tiste) Ronchetti barometer back to working order. He completed the repairs during the Antiques Show

  • Lobster dinner set in Cherryfield

    CHERRYFIELD — The Cherryfield Public Library is hosting a lobster dinner on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The library is located at 35 Main St. in Cherryfield. Dinners are $15 per plate and include lobster, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad and dessert. Musical entertainment will be provided by the

  • Book bus to visit Milbridge Sept. 4

    MILBRIDGE — The Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben, along with the Cherryfield and Milbridge libraries, have announced that the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause ice cream truck will be at their visit from Bess the Book Bus. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Camden

  • SPCA receives 10,000 grant

    SPCA receives 10,000 grant

    TRENTON — The SPCA of Hancock County recently received a $10,000 grant from the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund to expand its spay and neuter programs within Hancock County. “This will allow us to increase the availability of spay/neuter services beyond current offerings.  That included more than 400 animals last year” said SPCA of Hancock County

  • DVD Review: Child 44

    DVD Review: Child 44

    It’s too bad “Child 44” bombed so badly at the box office. It coulda been a contender. Set in Russia, the movie is as long as Russia. Sometimes you see a faltering movie and you say, “Such a pity: there’s a good story in there somewhere.” With “Child 44,” there are about six good stories

  • Tenors sought for Bagaduce Chorale

    Tenors sought for Bagaduce Chorale

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will hold auditions from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library Rehearsal Hall on the former Liberty School campus at in Blue Hill. The Chorale is looking especially for tenor voices. Candidates are requested to come with any song to sing, from