• Mom sows seeds of discord

    Mom sows seeds of discord

    Dear Carolyn: Our 60-year-old mom has five grown children, 22 to 39. Two of us have recently discovered that she has been gossiping, telling stories out of context, spinning the truth, spreading rumors and sometimes telling outright lies about each of us to the others. This has often pitted one sibling against the other. She

  • Sultans of String coming to The Grand

    Sultans of String coming to The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — The Sultans of String are expected to serve up an international musical smorgasbord when the eclectic band performs at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, at The Grand. Called “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity,” the folk ensemble plays a sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz. The

  • Woodlawn hosting three workshops

    Woodlawn hosting three workshops

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn is hosting three upcoming workshops. “Making Botanical Print Jewelry in Silver” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a chance to try PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and make a beautiful piece of silver jewelry in one day. The workshop will be led by artist Lisa

  • Dam hearing Thursday morning

    Dam hearing Thursday morning

    ELLSWORTH — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a hearing Thursday Sept. 3, at Ellsworth City Hall to accept input from the public on an application by Brookfield Energy System for a new 30-year license to operate two dams on the Union River. The dams — located at Graham Lake and Leonard Lake —

  • Sales data under scrutiny

    Sales data under scrutiny

    With seven prosperous sales months into the ledger, the American auto industry is crowing from the rooftops of money-printing dealerships about how 2015 could be the highest new car sales year ever. But then, China hit. Or dropped. Or burst, however you want to look at the shrinking numbers in your retirement account. The world

  • Ellsworth Garden Club encouraging journal submissions

    Ellsworth Garden Club encouraging journal submissions

    ELLSWORTH — Earlier in the summer, the Ellsworth Garden Club launched a program to encourage “citizen scientists and gardeners” to keep a Backyard Kingdom Nature Journal over the 2015 growing season. The purpose of the program is to emphasize that everyone — whether they are caring for their own backyard, pots and hanging baskets on

  • Mount Desert man elected Maine Green Independent Party secretary

    Mount Desert man elected Maine Green Independent Party secretary

    AUGUSTA — A man who grew up on Mount Desert Island was elected secretary of the Maine Green Independent Party. Sam Chandler, who now lives in Alna, ran for state representative in Portland’s House District 36 in 2014. Chandler said he looks forward to working to help the Maine Green Independent Party become a viable

  • New farmers market in Franklin

    New farmers market in Franklin

    FRANKLIN — Partners have come together this summer to open a new farmers market at the Franklin Trading Post on Saturdays. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. This market is part of the Healthy General Stores Initiative, a partnership of Healthy Acadia and CEI, with support from Newman’s Own