• Sylvia Louise Young Cough

    Sylvia Louise Young Cough

    BAR HARBOR — Sylvia Louise Young Cough, 89, died, Dec.18, 2014, in Bar Harbor. She was born June 7, 1925, the daughter of Dana and Lillian (Johnston) Young. She grew up in Bar Harbor. While in school she was active in band, chorus, drama, the Latin club and was a member of the National Honor

  • Blue Hill ready for Last Night

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill will end 2014 with a bang on Dec. 31 with its annual Last Night celebration. Dozens of performances are scheduled, including music, theater, dance, poetry, children’s crafts and more. Venues include the Congregational Church, the Legion Hall, the library, Town Hall, the fire station and local businesses. It’s all free,

  • Brenda and Gerald Swett

    Brenda and Gerald Swett

    Brenda and Jerry Swett of Bayside Road celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 12. They were married at the Union Congregational Church, Ellsworth Falls, Dec. 12, 1964. The couple have three children: Jeff of Brewer, Lisa Patten of Franklin and Mark of Ellsworth. Jerry worked at Maine Shellfish for several years before going to work

  • ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ELLSWORTH — ImprovAcadia of Bar Harbor is offering two separate improvisation courses this winter, one for tweens and teens, the other for adults. All courses run at the Beth Wright Center, 23 Commerce Park, in Ellsworth. “Improvisation: It’s not just for adults anymore” is a four-week course aimed at tweens and teens (ages 11-18). The

  • EHS grad selected for Copenhagen internship

    Lucas Carriere, a graduate student in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as an intern at the Copenhagen branch of Bjarke Ingals’ firm BIG. Lucas, a graduate of Ellsworth High School and Northeastern University, is the son of Gerard and Warrene Carriere of Lamoine.

  • DVD review: The Expendables 3

    DVD review: The Expendables 3

    The “Expendables” franchise, a glue factory for aging action heroes, ran out of ammo at the end of “EX2.” But why would that stop anybody? For what is series star/co-writer Sylvester Stallone if not a believer in sequels unto infinity? “Rambo” and “Rocky” kept on going till the studio ran out of numbers. Work has

  • Mah Jongg class starts in January

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library is hosting an American Mah Jongg class for beginning players starting in January 2015. Mary Haynes has volunteered to provide instruction. Classes will be held on consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 beginning Jan. 15 and ending on Feb. 19. The class is free of charge, but size