• Stepping down from Opera House Arts post, Linda Nelson to work for Maine Arts Commission

    STONINGTON — Starting May 1, Opera House Arts’ producing artistic director, Linda Nelson, will take her passion for the arts and related expertise to the state level as assistant director of the Maine Arts Commission. The Maine Arts Commission’s executive director, Julie Richard, confirmed Tuesday morning that Nelson will succeed interim Director of Operations Lori

  • EHS graduate to be inducted to Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    EHS graduate to be inducted to Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Rob Pendergist donned his Maine state uniform for the 1988 National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, his father frowned at the sight. The knit fabric clung to Rob’s chest and bunched beneath the tank top’s undersized armholes. “That jersey is a little small,” Jim Pendergist said to his son, an

  • Dana’s bear loaf

    What does bear meat taste like? If you Google the question, you’ll get a variety of answers. “It can be gamey and greasy.” “Hard to describe.” “It tastes a little like beef and a little like pork.” Over the years, I’ve tried just about every wild critter Maine has to offer. Only two turned me

  • Wrestling round-robin hosted by Golden Bucks

    BUCKSPORT — Wrestlers from eight teams competed in a round-robin tournament hosted by the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Saturday. Several weight classes were combined in order to fill brackets and give wrestlers increased opportunities to compete. The following results were recorded by Bucksport wrestlers: 106/113 pounds: Foster Ashmore, 3-0; Devin Darveauk 0-3. 120 pounds: Jacob

  • Take Heart A Conversation in Poetry

    New Year’s resolutions often require that we put our excesses in check, but Maine’s Edna St. Vincent Millay advocates a life of excess.  “First Fig and Second Fig” By Edna St. Vincent Millay My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends — It

  • Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet

    ORONO — Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a and Natalie Coleman led their team to a fourth place finish at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet on Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. Taungatu’a placed first in shot put with a distance of 32-09.75. Coleman placed first in the 2-mile run in 13:34.54

  • Ellsworth, GSA swim teams down Foxcroft

    Ellsworth, GSA swim teams down Foxcroft

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and the George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ swim teams beat Foxcroft Academy in a double-dual meet on Friday at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA. The meet also was Ellsworth’s last home meet of the season — Senior Night. Seniors honored were Lucia Jimenez-Caminero, an AFS student

  • Sweet on downtown

    Sweet on downtown

    Are you prepared to impress on Valentine’s Day? You can find everything you might want to give in downtown Ellsworth. No one can resist Godiva Chocolates, which are available at Beals Jewelry Store (97 Main St., 667-2161, info@bealsjewelry.com). Beals has two sizes of heart-shaped boxes of the Belgian chocolates for $50 and $75. Roses in

  • Is bigger better?

    The assignment was simplicity itself: go to Hannaford and buy two bottles of an OK Sauvignon Blanc. We were having company and one of the companies was a white wine gal. The shopping experience would entail the outlay of $23 to $25. Striding briskly toward the wine gondola, which is located near the seafood department,