• DVD Review: Brooklyn

    DVD Review: Brooklyn

    The sweetest, most romantic movie in recent memory is also among the most straightforward: Love, absence, heartache, return. “Brooklyn” is less a motion picture than a motion painting. Scene after color-saturated scene is beautiful. The close-ups of the heroine’s lovely, unadorned, Irish face gladden the heart. The music makes the heart gladder still. This is

  • 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