• Sandy Phippen’s essays figure in new book

    Sandy Phippen’s essays figure in new book

    Author Stephen King, who was presented a 2014 National Medal of Arts  by President Barack Obama on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C., is the focus of “The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror” by Southeast Virginia author George Beahm. Included in the 584-page book are essays and illustrations published

  • Open house at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to visit the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 15, for an open house featuring a meet and greet with the library’s new director, Sheridan Montgomery. The event, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m., also will provide an opportunity to learn about the question on the November local ballot that, if

  • Tourney caps GSA homecoming weekend

    Tourney caps GSA homecoming weekend

    BLUE HILL — Some 80 golfers — including George Stevens Academy alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends — took part in the annual Duane B. Gray ’64 Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday at the Blue Hill Country Club as part of GSA’s homecoming weekend. Community Pharmacy of Blue Hill served for a second year as

  • Bickford’s big night helps MDI improve to 4-1

    BAR HARBOR — Tanner Bickford scored five touchdowns to lead the Mount Desert Island football team to a 51-12 win over John Bapst on Friday. The MDI Trojans improved to 4-1, with their only loss this season coming from the undefeated Winslow Raiders. Bickford rushed for 260 yards on just eight carries, with scoring runs

  • Invite Mom to your wedding? Why?

    Invite Mom to your wedding? Why?

    My mother and I have a very toxic relationship and have fought on and off over the years. When she gets angry she spreads half-truths that make me look bad, says hurtful things and tries to sabotage my plans. She’s very narcissistic, manipulative and controlling. I’m getting married next year, and she’s telling me nobody

  • Great Pond trust sponsors movie

    BUCKSPORT — The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, sponsor of the Alamo theater’s feature film “A Walk in the Woods” this week, invites the public to take advantage of the fine fall weather and explore the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland. “A Walk in the Woods,” showing at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 9-10,

  • Breaking through the shame

    ELLSWORTH — Former WCSH Channel 6 weatherman Kevin Mannix and co-author Linda Rota will share their life lessons, struggles, feelings of shame and experience growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Riverside Room at the Ellsworth Public Library. Authors of “‘Weathering Shame,” Mannix

  • MMA has new sailing coach

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has hired a new sailing coach who is coming from Colorado but is no stranger to Castine. The new sailing mentor is Caroline McNally, who sailed for Boston College a decade ago and coached the MMA dinghy team from August 2009 through the end of the 2011 season as a