• 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

  • Hancock County Jail log July 15-23

    Hancock County Jail log July 15-23

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 15 and 23: Milton C. Allen, 57, Stonington, domestic violence assault. Elizabeth M. Barbato, 33, Deer Isle, 24 hours for speeding 30-35 over the posted limit. Eben M. Allen, 36, Sedgwick, domestic violence assault. Alexandra J. Harris, 31, Bar Harbor, two counts

  • Woman injured while hiking Blue Hill Mountain

    Woman injured while hiking Blue Hill Mountain

    BLUE HILL — A visiting hiker broke her leg after slipping on Blue Hill Mountain Tuesday. The 26-year-old Missouri woman broke her left leg after slipping on a damp rock while descending the mountain on the Osgood Trail, according to a statement from the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. The accident occurred about three-quarters of the

  • Blue Hill-Surry going with Fiberight after split vote

    Blue Hill-Surry going with Fiberight after split vote

    ELLSWORTH — The Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station Committee voted 4-2 Tuesday to pursue a contract with Fiberight, a company creating a trash-to-biogas facility in Hampden. Blue Hill Selectmen John Bannister and Vaughn Leach and Surry Selectmen Steve Bemiss and Rebecca Collison voted in favor of the Fiberight plan. Committee Chairman and Surry Selectman Bill Matlock

  • The Boucher boats

    If you look closely, especially in the garages, barns and back workshops of Maine people, you will discover people making things with their hands — talented, creative people with the gift of true craftsmanship. Pete Boucher from Hampden is one of those people. He makes boats, drift boats for serious fishermen who want a stable

  • Put on an open face

    Put on an open face

    With this spell of glorious hot, summer weather, we’ve been firing up the grill and cooking like crazy…summer squash, zucchini, carrots, sliced red onions, fennel, and even potatoes. Grilled vegetables have a smoky, savory flavor and the high heat intensifies their natural sweetness. In addition to creating a more complex taste, grilling vegetables seals in

  • Country dance in Orland July 30

    ORLAND — A country dance will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 7-10 p.m. at the Orland United Methodist Church. Dick Philbrook and the Frye Mountain Band will perform. Admission is $10 per person. There also will be a door prize, 50/50 raffle and refreshments. For more information, call 949-9238.

  • Pulliam Memorial Lecture at MMA

    CASTINE — Liam Riordan of the University of Maine’s History Department will be giving the Eighth Annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Delano Auditorium at Maine Maritime Academy. The title of Riordan’s lecture is “The Promise and the Need: Humanities in the 21st Century.” Riordan also is

  • Music series continues Aug. 1

    HANCOCK — Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Monday Music Series, which is held summers overlooking the reversing falls of the Taunton River, is welcoming a new group, the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. The group will perform Monday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The Acadia School was formed in 2013 in Bar Harbor with a