• Wright Center to host talk at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is hosting a talk on the Anticancer Lifestyle Program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital classroom. Deb de Moulpied of the Concord, N.H., Anticancer Lifestyle Program will host the talk and question-and-answer session. The program is based

  • Janis Joplin tribute set for New Year’s Eve

    Janis Joplin tribute set for New Year’s Eve

    BANGOR — A one-woman show celebrating rock star Janis Joplin’s music and life will help usher in 2016 in two performances at 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Bangor Opera House. The show is being presented by the Penobscot Theatre Company. Vocal powerhouse Karen Irwin of New York City performed the show

  • UUC Ellsworth to host film showing

    ELLSWORTH — The public is invited to attend a free showing of the film “The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth. This new documentary film will be followed by a discussion led by Sherri Mitchell, who is a Penobscot indigenous rights attorney

  • Maine State Police Log: Four-wheeler stolen in Steuben

    Maine State Police Log: Four-wheeler stolen in Steuben

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper Jacob Ferland investigated the theft of a four-wheeler in Steuben that was reported Nov. 16. The investigation is ongoing. Summonses Trooper Caleb McGary summoned Danielle Shepard, 35, of Seal Cove on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic needles. Shepard was charged during a traffic stop

  • McKay’s Public House barkeep all about the holidays

    McKay’s Public House barkeep all about the holidays

    Festive occasions should be celebrated with festive drinks. The upcoming holidays provide the perfect opportunity for a host to show off her or his bartending skills with drinks that warm the body as well as the soul. “When I think of the holidays, my mind goes to two things, rum and bourbon,” said bartender Chris

  • What lies beneath

    For those of a certain age, “isinglass” is one of those words that lands pleasingly on the ear. We refer, of course, to its appearance in the song “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” from “Oklahoma”: “The wheels are yeller, the upholstery’s brown, The dashboard’s genuine leather, With isinglass curtains y’ can roll right

  • Brooksville’s “Candy Lady” known for her sweets

    Brooksville’s “Candy Lady” known for her sweets

    When anyone who knows Ruth Stevens sees her coming, that person’s sweet tooth takes notice. “They say, ‘Oh, here comes the candy lady with the candy!’” said Stevens with a smile, sitting in the kitchen of her Coastal Road home in Brooksville. Stevens is best known for the trifecta of treats that she makes in

  • Raising firs a tradition at Clapp’s Tree Farm

    Raising firs a tradition at Clapp’s Tree Farm

    Clapp’s Tree Farm has sold thousands of Christmas trees to residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond for almost 30 years, creating lots of satisfied customers in the process. The Blue Hill enterprise, located on the Hinckley Ridge Road, has its roots, however, in dissatisfaction. “Always, always — we used to get trees in

  • Hancock County Jail Log Nov. 16-20

    Hancock County Jail Log Nov. 16-20

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from Nov. 16-20: Jason W. Hinckley, 32, Sullivan, 30 days for operating without a license and violating conditions of release. Stephen N. Cowles, 46, Sullivan, operating while license suspended, bail violation, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, criminal trespass, bail violation. Steven W. Davenport, 52,

  • Stanley Subaru supporting The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Stanley Subaru recently announced its continued support of The Grand through the Share the Love campaign. Share the Love runs through Jan. 2. For every new car purchased or leased by a guest of Stanley Subaru, Subaru of America will $250 will donate to a charity of the guest’s choosing. Four national charities