• Air quality alert issued for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality alert for Saturday, May 28, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Ground-level ozone concentrations are expected to climb through the day Saturday and reach unhealthy levels along the coast from Kittery to Acadia. Ozone levels have been in the unhealthy range for

  • Snazzy Janell’s Bags arrive Downeast

    Snazzy Janell’s Bags arrive Downeast

    The smartest men we know say the path to prosperity is through manufacturing. We are pleased to report a Newport family is manufacturing leather handbags. Even better, Janell’s Bags are for sale in Ellsworth at Curtis Family Shoe and in Blue Hill at SaraSara’s. Janell Fox designs and sews the purses using Maine made leather.

  • Bank hosts EHS art exhibit

    Bank hosts EHS art exhibit gallery

    ELLWORTH — Camden National Bank’s Main Street branch in Ellsworth held a reception May 26 to recognize the winners of the 29th annual Ellsworth High School Art Exhibit hosted by the bank. Leah Olson, visual and performing arts teacher at the high school, said the exhibit is the “one big art show” for the two

  • Property Transfers May 19 to May 25

    AMHERST Duane Kenniston Archer, Jefferson, to Duane Kenniston Archer and Elizabeth G. Archer, Jefferson, as joint tenants, land. Warranty Deed. BAR HARBOR Alma L. Thompson, Bar Harbor, to Adam N. Hilton and Julia W. Thomas, Bar Harbor, as joint tenants, land with any and all structures and improvements. Warranty Deed. Gregory McMorrow and Jane McMorrow,

  • Giving event at GSA June 7

    Giving event at GSA June 7

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy is hosting a one-day “giving” event on Tuesday, June 7, to invite and celebrate gifts to the Annual Fund, which fuels all of the programs and opportunities the school provides each year. With only 80 percent of the cost of a GSA education covered by the tuition from sending

  • Orchardist shows how to cultivate and graft fruit trees

    Orchardist shows how to cultivate and graft fruit trees

    Apples are pretty important in Maine. Every fall, dozens of pick-your-own orchards around the state welcome visitors who will take their hauls home to eat fresh and make apple pie, applesauce, apple butter and even apple molasses. Growing numbers of Mainers have their own cider presses; some even host cider-making parties during the fall harvest

  • Barncastle Carrot Cake

    Barncastle Carrot Cake

    This recipe for moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting comes to us courtesy of The Barncastle Hotel & Restaurant in Blue Hill.

  • Designer denim boutique opens in Blue Hill

    Designer denim boutique opens in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — A passion for denim has led a Deer Isle woman to open a boutique featuring designer denim downtown. “I’m all about denim, that’s how this started,” said Goldie Boyce, who has opened Boyce’s Boutiques at 54 Main St. Boyce said Portland was the only place with shops that carried the designer brands