• Lobster dinner in Brooksville Aug. 6

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is once again sponsoring its annual lobster dinner. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center in South Brooksville. This traditional dinner includes hot boiled lobster with butter, coleslaw, chips, iced tea and lemonade and blueberry cake for dessert. The Little Island

  • Nature photographer to sign copies of centennial book

    Nature photographer to sign copies of centennial book

    ELLSWORTH — Much has changed since 2003 when nature photographer Tom Blagden Jr. first chronicled the beauty of Acadia National Park in his book “First Light: Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.” His newest, just published work is “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” the official pictorial celebrating the park’s 100th birthday. Blagden, whose

  • Brooklin orchard hosting program

    BROOKLIN — All are welcome to join the Blue Hill Co-op on a visit to Five Star Nursery and Orchard on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tim Seabrook and Leslie Cummins will demonstrate the techniques they use to maintain their

  • Talk on poetry book in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Boston College professor Paul Lewis will discuss and read from the new book he has edited with the help of his students, “The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820,” on Thursday Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The group’s work has been called

  • Ohhhhhhhhh-OAK-lahoma

    Ohhhhhhhhh-OAK-lahoma

    Greetings from Norman, Okla., where we’ve spent the past few days making goofy faces and singing Beatles’ songs to our 2-week-old granddaughter. Unable to perpetrate a wine column at our desk at The American, we had to phone in this week’s contribution to the arts editor. Herewith, a transcript of that telephone conversation: “Hey, believe

  • Offshore, homegrown scams undo the unwary

    Offshore, homegrown scams undo the unwary

    ELLSWORTH — Police dealt with two different scams in the past week, one which cost a woman $5,000 and another that left a local non-profit out more than $700 and without a place to hold a scheduled retreat. On July 20, a local woman reported falling victim to what Detective Dotty Small called the Nigerian

  • Bangor Road speeders cited

    Bangor Road speeders cited

    ELLSWORTH — If it seems like there are a lot of drivers traveling at speeds exceeding the legal limit on the Bangor Road these days, the Ellsworth Police Department is here to tell you that you are not imagining things. After ticketing 28 drivers on the busy highway July 14, officers ticketed a total of

  • Lobster dinner in Brooksville Aug. 6

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is once again sponsoring its annual lobster dinner. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center in South Brooksville. This traditional dinner includes hot boiled lobster with butter, coleslaw, chips, iced tea and lemonade and blueberry cake for dessert. The Little Island

  • Horoscope July 27, 2016

    To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Harmony requires effort today. Solo melodies slide softly by. Hide away and enjoy peaceful productivity. Avoid idle chatter and gossip. Discover a clever way to save resources. You can