• Now We’re Cookin’: Healthy Skillet Lasagna

    Now We’re Cookin’: Healthy Skillet Lasagna

    Editor’s Note: Linda Eaton of Lamoine is a regular reader of The American. Skillet Lasagna is a go-to dish in her household and popular among all family members. Linda shared her recipe for quinoa muffins with chocolate chips and walnuts last May. By Linda Eaton Lasagna is one of my all-time favorite meals, but let’s

  • DVD Review: Straight Outta Compton

    DVD Review: Straight Outta Compton

    Some two decades before Kanye West rapped about the injustice of not promptly receiving the croissants he ordered and before the biggest affront to a rapper would be to diss his $8,000 suit, there was a group of young rappers spitting scathing lyrics about racism, police brutality and the oppression of the black community in

  • Lottery tickets were up in 2015

    Lottery tickets were up in 2015

    ELLSWORTH — Sales of Maine lottery tickets in 2015 were up 11.4 percent statewide over the previous year. Hancock County players were big contributors to that growth. They spent $9,279,612 on the lottery in 2015, up from their 2014 spending by a hefty $1,280,000. That 16 percent increase was among the highest in Maine. Washington

  • Downeast Births

    Downeast Births

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth MELLEN — to Virginia and Eli Mellen of Southwest Harbor, a son, Avi Lachlan, Jan. 2. SLAUGHTER — to Verronika and Robert Slaughter of Surry, a son, Keane Bennett, Jan. 4. KILLIP — to Amber and Kyle Killip of Orrington, a son, Leonard Wright, Jan. 8. CAMPBELL — to

  • University of Maine at Augusta fall dean’s list

    The following University of Maine at Augusta students were named to the fall 2015 full-time dean’s list: Amherst: Stanley Kosinski, Wesley Shepard; Bucksport: Eric Kettell, Elizabeth Smith, Savannah Swett; Eastbrook: Stephanie Hillock, Harlee Webber; Ellsworth: Erik Bowcock, Morgan Card, Leeanna Conners, Susanne Fay, Kyle Munn, Carly Spear; Franklin: Nathan Eisworth; Hancock: Dana Ralbusky; Hulls Cove:

  • Club offering scholarships

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club is offering scholarships for high school seniors and postsecondary students who are planning to attend college or technical/professional educational institutions in the fall of 2016. Residents of Hancock are eligible. Nonresidents may also apply but must be endorsed by a member of the Hancock Woman’s Club. Completed applications must

  • Climate change talk scheduled

    BROOKSVILLE — Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, will initiate the 2016 Reversing Falls Sanctuary Lenten Series on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. at the Sanctuary. Mayewski will give a talk titled “Climate Change: Challenges and New Directions for Society.” The internationally recognized climatologist will offer an overview of

  • “Mind Games” at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library invites kids to bring their best “game face” to the library on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of board games. The monthly event is called “Mind Games.” The library will supply a range of games from classics such as Candyland and chess to exciting