• Time to kill your lawnmower?

    Among the iconic bumper stickers of the 1970s was the one that shouted the message: Kill Your Television. It was a sentiment born of concern that the “boob tube” was undermining human interactions and family time and that incessant television viewing was detrimental to positive child development. Fast forward 40 years. Contemporary concern about the

  • With summer’s end, it’s getting quieter out there

    Shopkeepers’ little tongues are hanging out. The school-age tourist demographic is in the car, earbuds in, heading south. Beach towels are in the final rinse. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a parking space in town. Vacationland is by no means closed, but it is shifting into fall mode. The absence of young ’uns means

  • File the flippies

    File the flippies

      We don’t want to say it, and you probably don’t want to hear it, but it’s nearly time to trade in the flip-flops and tank tops for slacks and blouses. SaraSara’s in Blue Hill has everything you need to embrace fall stylishly. We found Tribal slacks in cypress — a nutty brown hue —

  • Narrow door stymies Coast Guard project

    Narrow door stymies Coast Guard project

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It’s an old joke. A guy builds a boat in his garage or cellar and discovers that the finished project is too big to fit through the door. At the Coast Guard base in Southwest Harbor, the joke has been turned on its head. This spring, contractors began work on a new

  • Surry schoolhouse group to meet

    SURRY — The Old Surry Schoolhouse Preservation Group will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at 1147 Newbury Neck to discuss an action plan to save the schoolhouse. For more information, call Gete Thomson at 479-7044 or 664-0570.

  • Union Bikers Toy Run Ride Sept. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The United Bikers of Maine are holding their 34th Annual Toy Run Ride on Sunday, Sept. 13. Hancock County’s ride will leave from Pat’s Pizza’s parking lot in Ellsworth at 8 a.m. with another stop for riders at the Fort View Variety Store on Verona Island. Motorcycles, cars and trucks are all welcome.

  • Patti Cakes truck is making the rounds

    Patti Cakes truck is making the rounds

    ELLSWORTH — The brightly colored dessert truck bearing the name “Patti Cakes” has only been on the shiretown’s streets for a few months, but it is the product of a lifelong love of baking and a couple of years of training. Ellsworth resident Patti Jones said the idea for a baking business came up while

  • New logo for Bucksport health center

    New logo for Bucksport health center

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center has announced that its new logo has been chosen through a community contest. “Bucksport Regional Health Center is growing and expanding, so we are very excited to have a new, updated look that will take us into the future,” said Ann Remick, chairman of the center’s board. “We are

  • Property Transfers Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

    BAR HARBOR The Inhabitants of the Town of Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, to Max Linn, St. Petersburg, Fla., land with all improvements. Quitclaim Deed. David Lown, Mill Valley, Calif., to Melissa L. McGuinness and Christopher McGuinness, Elkridge, Md., as joint tenants, land with any improvements. Quitclaim Deed. Patricia G. Eagan, a/k/a Patricia Eagan, Bar Harbor,