• Farm to school conference Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The third annual Maine Farm to School Conference will take place at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is organized by the Maine School Garden Network, the Maine Farm to School Network, FoodCorps Maine and Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, in partnership with Healthy

  • Classroom tour set at Bay School

    BLUE HILL — The Bay School will host a tour of classrooms in action on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The school will host a walk through the grades from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe first through eighth grade Main Lesson curriculum, the heart of the Waldorf academic day, in action.

  • Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    ELLSWORTH — Empty shelves and coolers will signal the end of a more than century-long era when Mike’s Country Store on Water Street officially closes its doors for good Friday evening. “It’ll be damn cold and dark inside for now,” said proprietor Jody Colson, who said the decision to close has been necessary for her

  • Tim Tunney wins first-ever Dead Run

    Tim Tunney wins first-ever Dead Run

    ELLSWORTH — Tim Tunney of Ellsworth and Laureen Libby of Frankfort were the overall winners Saturday in the first-ever Union Square Dead Run at Woodlawn Museum. A sizeable field of runners, many of them in Halloween costume, turned out for the two-mile and half-mile runs. Tunney turned in a winning time of 13 minutes and

  • Fall into mushroom season

    Early Greeks and Romans are believed to be among the first cultivators of mushrooms, using them in a wide variety of savory dishes. Sizes, shapes and colors of mushrooms vary tremendously; there are literally thousands of varieties. Although wild foraged mushrooms are delicious, it is vitally important to know which species are edible, as many

  • Bucks cruise over Minutemen 36-0

    The Bucksport Golden Bucks put another game in the win column as they rolled over the Stearns Minutemen 36-0 to maintain their hold on second place in the Little Ten Conference.

  • Goupee, VanDongen win first wildlands trail race

    ORLAND — A record 78 runners turned out for the first of two events in the Downeast Double Trouble Trial Race Series on Sunday. The race saw some solid performances and left a lot to be determined at next week’s second run in Sullivan. In this year’s Double Trouble Race standings, Jennifer VanDongen of Bar

  • Early bird sales scheduled Nov. 1

    Early bird sales scheduled Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — Many local merchants are hosting early bird sales Saturday, Nov. 1, according to the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Businesses throughout Ellsworth, including those on routes 1 and 3, Main Street and High Street and Ellsworth Shopping Center businesses, are offering discounts to those who come in early to shop. Shops at the

  • Oliver Sexsmith “Mike” Crosby

    SCARBOROUGH and HANCOCK — Retired Ambassador Oliver Sexsmith “Mike” Crosby, 94, died of heart failure on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. The son of Henry Lamar Crosby and Olive Williams Crosby, Oliver was born on April 27, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa. After attending Penn Charter School, he graduated from the University