• Illness forces Midori to cancel residency

    Illness forces Midori to cancel residency

    BANGOR — Acclaimed violinist Midori has cancelled her Jan. 28-Feb. 1 residency program with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO)due to illness. “I’m so disappointed not to be joining the Bangor Symphony and its youth orchestra this week,” she said Thursday. “I know they have done so much work

  • Christian Rock Group With Local Ties To Perform

    Christian Rock Group With Local Ties To Perform

    TRENTON — The Rev. Todd Crosthwaite, co-pastor at Faith Community Fellowship, first heard of Unspoken after his teenage daughter returned from summer camp and introduced him to the Christian rock band. “She would come back from camp playing their music and I was like, ‘Wow, this is actually really good,’” he said. Crosthwaite’s “excited” daughter,

  • City’s annual Winter Carnival returns Saturday, February 7

    City’s annual Winter Carnival returns Saturday, February 7

    ELLSWORTH — It’s once again time for what organizers call “the ‘coolest’ celebration Downeast,” Ellsworth’s annual Winter Carnival event. This year’s carnival is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, with events taking place throughout the day. First on the schedule are the cardboard sled races on the hill at Woodlawn. Registration starts at 9 a.m. There

  • Schoodic Winter Festival Debuts Feb. 19-21

    WINTER HARBOR — One never knows when tracking an animal, camping in the snow or building one’s own igloo might come in handy. With that thought in mind, the Schoodic Institute is holding its first Winter Festival Feb. 19, 20 and 21, with classes and events for adults and children. The festival will include science,

  • Ellsworth Police: Downed drone is an EPD “first”

    Ellsworth Police: Downed drone is an EPD “first”

    ELLSWORTH — Detective Dotty Small has been a police officer for almost 30 years, but despite her decades of experience she is still encountering incidents at work that qualify as “firsts.” Take, for example, the report she received this weekend from a resident of Laurel Street who found a video-capable, quad-copter drone that had apparently

  • Property Transfers Jan. 15 to Jan. 21

    BAR HARBOR Elsie M. Plante, Personal Representative of the Estate of Eleanor M. Finnimore, Wayne, to Elsie M. Plante, Wayne, land with buildings and improvements. Deed of Distribution by Personal Representative. Elsie M. Plante, to Harry J. McKenna, Rumford, land with buildings and improvements. Warranty Deed. Peter S. Vacca and Sarah C. Vacca, a/k/a Sally

  • K-8 school launching “Walking School Bus”

    ELLSWORTH — The city’s K-8 school was recently awarded funding to start a program that encourages students to walk to and from school, rather than take the bus. The $5,000 grant comes from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, which works with both the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Maine Department of Transportation

  • From the middle of everywhere

    Three metaphors for impending Middle Day:

    One. Numerically, the school year may be half over — pending the final tally of snow days. But Middle Day, today at midday — 87½ school days into the 175 days required—is simultaneously more than and less than halfway. Can the magical 100s day be far off? And from what is that a hundred days from? In which direction are we counting? And is counting the days and hours a true measure of how far along we are in value, appreciation, generosity, skill, civility and laughter? It’s a good measure of how hard the lake ice might be for ice fishing, or what the moon will look like tonight.