• 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

  • Transfers recorded between Dec. 10 and Dec. 16

    BAR HARBOR W. Tom Sawyer Jr. and Bonnie P. Sawyer, Richmond Hill, Ga., to Frenchman’s Bay Real Estate Holdings LLC, 1.39 acres with any buildings or improvements. Warranty Deed. Linda H. Stretch, Bar Harbor, to Mark E. Dunbar, Mount Desert, 1.11 acres. Quitclaim Deed. BLUE HILL Daniel C. Dennett and Susan B. Dennett, North Andover,

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    It’s a little late to start your Christmas shopping, but there’s time. Stores in downtown Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Bucksport and Stonington, among others, have all manner of cunning possibilities … many of them Maine-made. But if you get down to the wire and still have people on your list who will despise you should you

  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust adds to Long Point Preserve

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust adds to Long Point Preserve

    MACHIASPORT — The Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, announced this week that it is expanding its conservation efforts at a significant archeological site in Machiasport that was conserved last year. The site includes prehistoric rock carvings known as petroglyphs. The next phase of the Long Point project includes three new parcels