• Dessert theatre set for Oct. 23

    BLUE HILL — The eighth-graders at Blue Hill Consolidated School are raising money for their class trip by creating a Roaring ’20s Dessert Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The students will recreate a speakeasy in the school cafeteria complete with flappers, gangsters, jazz and the Charleston. A variety of desserts will be

  • MDOT commissioner to discuss Route 15 in visit to Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt will visit the town office Tuesday, Oct. 28, to meet with area selectmen and town officials about Route 15. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and the public is welcome. The meeting is a result of efforts among municipal leaders on the Blue Hill Peninsula

  • Concert scheduled at Saunders Church

    DEER ISLE — Archipelago, a local four-piece folk acoustic group, will present a concert Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at Saunders Memorial Congregational Church on Eggemoggin Road in Little Deer Isle. Consisting of Geoff Warner on vocals, guitar and fiddle, Frank Gotwals on vocals and guitar, Cindy Coombs on vocals and percussion and Dave

  • “Boo Bash” set at HOME Co-op

    ORLAND — The HOME Co-op will be hosting a “Boo Bash” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include activities such as hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, Halloween games for children, professional card readings and costume contests for children, adults and pets. All proceeds will be used to support

  • Clifton church hosting supper

    CLIFTON — A baked bean supper will be held at the Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road in Clifton, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Info: 843-5441.

  • Farm Bureau dinner set for Oct. 24

    COLUMBIA FALLS — The annual dinner meeting of the Washington-Hancock County Farm Bureau will be held at the Columbia Falls town office complex in Columbia Falls on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. with a social hour preceding at 5. All Farm Bureau members and their guests are welcome to attend. This meeting wraps up

  • Bucksport celebrates Halloween season with Ghostport

    Bucksport celebrates Halloween season with Ghostport

    BUCKSPORT — Two pubs, an ice cream shop and a yoga school were the four businesses represented in this year’s Jonathan Buck’s Race to the Grave, an event that ultimately resulted in twin donations of $250 to two local organizations. The macabre competition went down in the parking lot behind the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber

  • James E. Gilley

    ELLSWORTH — James E. Gilley, 68, passed away Oct. 10, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. He was born Jan. 15, 1946, in Ellsworth, the son of George Gilley and Shirley Salder Nason. James served two years in the Army. In 1970, he married the love of his life, Elaine Card. He is survived

  • DVD review: Transcendence

    DVD review: Transcendence

    Before getting down to today’s movie review, we’ll take a few questions from the studio audience. Yes, you in the teal sweater. Go ahead, please. Q: What’s “Transcendence” about? A: AI, which stands for artificial intelligence. There’s this brilliant scientist, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), who believes AI is the answer to all the world’s

  • First aid classes set at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — CPR training will be offered Monday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fee of $40 and first aid training will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fee of $30. Both classes will be held in the classroom (Door C) of Maine Coast Memorial