• Narraguagus High School honor roll

    Narraguagus High School honor roll

    The following Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School students were named to the first quarter honor roll: Seventh Grade High honors: Joshua Denbow, Riley Grant, Brantley Kane, Brylee McGuire, Karli Williams. Honors: Benjamin Gallant, Myah Jellison, Breanna Kenney, Joseph Ocampo, Dayana Ortiz Garcia, Emma Redimarker, McKenzie Thompson, Madelyn Willey. Eighth Grade High honors: Mackenzie Arey, Hannah Beal,

  • Wednesday Seekers group meets Dec. 2

    BLUE HILL — The Spiritual Life and Learning Center at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill will begin a special Advent session of its popular Wednesday Seekers program on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The group will discuss the book “Learning to Walk in the Dark,” by renowned theologian and Episcopal priest Barbara

  • Colloquy Downeast discussion series exercises the mind

    Colloquy Downeast discussion series exercises the mind

    BLUE HILL — “The brain is like a muscle,” the astrophysicist Carl Sagan said. “When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.” If that is the case, then the members of the discussion series Colloquy Downeast must be feeling pretty happy. “I always had something like this in mind,” said Ron

  • On the Road Review: MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop

    On the Road Review: MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop gallery

    To small car aficionados, the MINI brand holds iconic status. Originally a micro-sized car only sold in England and the European market, the brand had run its course as dwindling sales outlined a certain death. Yet, BMW stepped into the picture and saw a brand that still had potential. There would certainly need to be

  • Holiday rituals burn bright in villages, towns

    Holiday rituals burn bright in villages, towns

    There’s no shortage of holiday cheer on and near the Blue Hill Peninsula, but there’s variety in the ways each community shows that spirit. Whether running through town wearing reindeer-festooned garments, or heading out into the forest to find a Christmas tree, or attending one of the area’s multiple tree-lighting ceremonies, people here know how

  • Media maven shares her gift wish list

    Media maven shares her gift wish list

    Buying gifts often strikes fear in one’s heart. You’re trying to show love and affection. What does it mean if you screw it up? You’re unworthy and/or clueless? In either case, never fear. Bar Harbor entrepreneur Nicole Ouellette has several gift ideas for the clueless. Ouellette owns Breaking Even Communications, which has been helping businesses

  • Church holding Christmas fair

    ELLSWORTH — The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth is holding its annual Christmas Fair at its 2 Church St. location on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 am. To 1 p.m. There will be berry bowls, crafts, hand-knit goods, baked goods and fudge, attic treasures, jewelry, used books, puzzles and more.

  • Benefit event for cancer patient

    BLUE HILL — A benefit dinner and silent auction for Blue Hill native Travis Astbury will be held at the Blue Hill Consolidated School on Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be seatings at 5 and 5:45 p.m., first come, first served. Astbury, a husband and father of three young sons, has recently been diagnosed with