• Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County historian Mark Honey will speak about the former county courthouse and registry of deeds — now home to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in honor of the Courthouse Gallery’s 10th anniversary and Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday. Honey, who has written extensively about the history of Hancock

  • Volunteers flock to BioBlitz event on Schoodic Peninsula

    Volunteers flock to BioBlitz event on Schoodic Peninsula

    WINTER HARBOR — Lepidoptera buffs were out with nets and cameras on the Schoodic Peninsula last weekend, racing to collect and identify as many moths and butterflies as possible. The BioBlitz event started with check-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park and continued through lunch the following

  • Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it”

    Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it”

    Part 2 of 2 Parts ELLSWORTH — For Dagan Berenyi, the hardest part of having a concussion was constantly fielding the question, “You seem fine, why aren’t you wrestling?” “You can’t put a cast on your head,” says Berenyi, a recent Ellsworth High School graduate. “Some people understand, but some people just don’t get it.”

  • Small Reach Regatta fleet assembles on Herrick Bay

    Small Reach Regatta fleet assembles on Herrick Bay

    BROOKLIN — An anticipated fleet of 58 small craft is expected to gather Wednesday afternoon at the Atlantic Boat Co. boatyard on Flye Point to make ready for the 11th annual Small Reach Regatta. Now organized by the Down East Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association, the event brings together “sail-and-oar-boat” enthusiasts from around the

  • Outdoor movie at Knowlton Park

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Arts Outdoor Movies will be screening the film “The Good Dinosaur” tonight, Thursday, July 28, at 8:20 p.m. at Knowlton Park on State Street. Parking is limited, so carpooling or parking elsewhere is recommended. Items to bring along include blankets, lawn chairs, sweaters or jackets and bug spray. Popcorn and snacks will

  • New support group starting

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has started a support group for those who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. The group will meet for six consecutive Monday evenings from 6-7:30 from Aug. 22-Oct. 3 (excluding Labor Day). The group is free of charge, but

  • “Proactive” police charge ex-boyfriend with stalking

    “Proactive” police charge ex-boyfriend with stalking

    ELLSWORTH — A city man was arrested and charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend over the weekend after police said they took a “proactive” approach in light of repeated complaints and conducted surveillance to catch him in the act. John H. Lane III, 52, of Ellsworth was arrested late Saturday night and charged with stalking, violation

  • Author talk in Castine July 28

    CASTINE — On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church Parish House, the Witherle Memorial Library and the Castine Historical Society will present a talk by James Traub, author of “John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit.” He will be introduced by Lynn Parsons, who also is a biographer of Adams. Traub is