• Elvers prove elusive in cold spring waters

    Elvers prove elusive in cold spring waters

    AUGUSTA — The Maine elver fishing season is more than halfway done, but the tiny juvenile eels that can provide a year’s worth of income from a 10-week season have been hard to catch. The season opened March 22 and will close on the last day of May. During that time, fishermen hoped they would

  • Ellsworth Police Log: Car crashes keep officers busy

    Ellsworth Police Log: Car crashes keep officers busy

    ELLSWORTH — Three people were taken to the hospital as a precaution on May 1 after a vehicle pulled out in front of an oncoming car on Main Street. Police said 19-year-old Brittney M. Philpott was pulling out from Maddocks Avenue and turning left onto Main Street around 6:45 p.m. in her 2009 Subaru. She

  • EHS Alumni Association annual meeting May 13

    ELLSWORTH — The annual meeting of the Ellsworth High School Alumni Association will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The association will be announcing the recipients of the 2015 association scholarships. The Ellsworth High School Show Choir will perform after the meeting. Prior to the meeting, a

  • Rob Pendergist inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    Rob Pendergist inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    AUGUSTA — Rob Pendergist was told he had four minutes on stage at Sunday’s Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2015 class inductee was only able to use three of them. Before the hundreds of guests packed inside the Augusta Civic Center, Pendergist, 44, observed the 10 tables of his family, friends and

  • Alzheimer’s event in Trenton May 14

    TRENTON — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is sponsoring a teleconference titled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” on Thursday, May 14, at Faith Community Fellowship in Trenton. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This conference includes a local panel presentation starting at 9, followed by a screening of the

  • Surry Garden Club meeting May 13

    SURRY — The Surry Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Surry Elementary School. The meeting will highlight the garden club/school projects accomplished in the last year and the projects planned for the coming months. In addition to work in the school greenhouse, some raised beds have been added.

  • Dressing up white beans

    Dressing up white beans

    I’ve been on the scout lately for new salad recipes. After a season of eating root vegetables, turnips, daikon and rutabaga have lost their culinary appeal. The cover of the recent Eating Well magazine, adorned with bright green beans, bold cranberry beans, paper-thin radish slices and red cherry tomato halves reminded me of a good