• Grand to host sing-a-long to hit movie

    Grand to host sing-a-long to hit movie

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand encourages audience members to come and sing along with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies at the “Grease Sing-a-long” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 for children (12 and under). The 1978 movie “Grease” tells the story of star-crossed lovers Sandy (Olivia

  • Property Transfers April 21 to April 27

    AMHERST Todd L. Harris and Cynthia M. Harris, Amherst, to Paul O’Halloran and Sharon L. O’Halloran, Ellsworth, land with any buildings or improvements. Warranty Deed. BAR HARBOR Daniel Solomon Gold and Wei Meng Gold, to Daniel Gold and Wei Meng, Trustees of the Daniel Gold and Wei Meng Revocable Trust, an undivided one-half interest, land

  • Acadia-inspired display wins awards

    Acadia-inspired display wins awards

    PHILADELPHIA, PA. — One of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Garden Show’s top awards, The Philadelphia Trophy, awarded for best use of color, went to the Pennsylvania firm of J. Downend Landscaping, Inc. for its creation of a Mount Desert Island garden, in full bloom in late spring, accenting the wild natural beauty of Acadia National

  • EA sports editor wins regional writing award

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American’s sports editor, Taylor Vortherms, won the New England Society of Newspaper Editors’ “Best Sports Coverage” award for her story about women’s running pioneer Robin Emery. The “NESNEs” recognize the best editorial work produced in New England. The winners in five different categories were announced on Thursday, April 21, at an

  • Choosing a president

    When voters across the nation finally go to the polls in November, it will mark the end of a seemingly endless campaign for the presidency. The campaign process will have spanned some 18 months from start to finish and will have involved the expenditure of ridiculous amounts of money. Television and social media rule the

  • Choral Society to perform special concerts

    Choral Society to perform special concerts

    BAR HARBOR — Composer, conductor and music educator George Emlen’s “Song of Acadia,” composed to celebrate Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday, will be performed by the Acadia Choral Society on May 7-8 at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor and on June 4 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. “I wrote my text

  • Platform doesn’t reflect Maine GOP’s call for “least intrusive” government

    Out of the frying pan, into the fire. Legislators were no sooner out of Augusta when Governor Paul LePage unleashed another fusillade of abuse upon their weary heads. On WVOM Radio he called the 127th Legislature “absolutely horrendous” and “the worst since I’ve been governor,” blasting it for increasing energy costs. He took aim at