• Nibbles: A taste of Maine, Italy and frosting

    Nibbles: A taste of Maine, Italy and frosting

    Whether it’s brown bread or savory puddings, Maine food historian Sandy Oliver possesses a wealth of knowledge about New England’s — and the country’s, for that matter — culinary history. The author of “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens” (Down East Books, 2012) will speak about local Maine cooking at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday Painters mark centennial

    Wednesday Painters mark centennial

    ELLSWORTH — When the Ellsworth Public Library signed on to be a centennial partner for Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday this year, it agreed to host a park-related program or presentation each month. As it worked to fill that schedule, one group in particular was seen as a natural fit: the Wednesday Painters. Meeting since

  • “Chess Champs” film in Deer Isle

    DEER ISLE — Dick Powell, the coach who led Deer Isle-Stonington school chess players to a record number of Maine state triumphs, is featured in the documentary “Chess Champs: An Island’s Pride.” The film will premiere at the Reach Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The theater is located in the

  • Spaghetti supper in Brooksville

    BROOKSVILLE — A spaghetti supper will be served in the vestry of the West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, with continuous serving from 5-6:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend. The menu will include spaghetti with a choice of meat, marinara or spinach pesto sauce, tossed salad, bread and ice cream sundaes

  • Supper at Orland church Sept. 3

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole supper on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverages and pie. The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12 and free for

  • BPW meeting at Jasper’s Sept. 1

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Business & Professional Women (BPW) is inviting members of AAUW, the Hancock County Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma to the organization’s dinner meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. at Jasper’s Restaurant. The topic of the program for the meeting will be the arguments for and against the Maine Ranked

  • Bridge club holds game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a regular open game on Aug. 25. North-South winners were Luere Glover of Bar Harbor and Ulla Norris of Lamoine (first) and Ron Fillmore and Michael Povich, both of Ellsworth (second). East-West winners were Susan and Paul Johnson of Veazie (first) and Mae Corrion and Sean Sweeney,

  • Blue Hill Harbor School open house

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Harbor School is holding an open house for its new location at 57 South St. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4-5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come see the new school and talk with teachers. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Author talk at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Stonington summer resident and author Penn Rhodeen will discuss and read from his new book, “Peacerunner,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. The book tells the true story of a little known American politician who played a critical role in ending centuries of conflict in