• MMA freshmen plunge into college career

    MMA freshmen plunge into college career

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Ship Jump was held on Sunday morning for more than 200 incoming members of the academy’s freshman class. The 40-foot plummet from the deck of the training ship State of Maine is a longstanding tradition for first-year students. Born out of practical training needs for students entering seagoing careers, the

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor: COUGH — to Lindsay and Joe Cough of Mount Desert, a son, Gregor Cough, July 31. LEMOINE — to Kristina Stanley and Lucas Lemoine of Southwest Harbor, a son, Kayden Lemoine, Aug. 1. STEELE — to Jenny and Zachary Steele of Ellsworth, a son, Henrick Steele, Aug. 4.

  • Sam Alvarado wins Islesboro Crossing

    Sam Alvarado wins Islesboro Crossing

    ISLESBORO — Sam Alvarado of Lamoine won the third annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight swim on Saturday. Eighty swimmers participated in the 3.1-mile swim from Lincolnville to Islesboro — a fundraiser for LifeFlight of Maine. Each swimmer raised pledge support. Alvarado finished the swim first in one hour and 10 minutes. He raised $350 for LifeFlight.

  • Ellsworth-Sumner football team seeks first win

    Ellsworth-Sumner football team seeks first win

    ELLSWORTH — In its three seasons as a program, the Ellsworth-Sumner Memorial High School football team has yet to win a game. But head coach Duane Crawford is optimistic about this year. “The kids are more comfortable on offense and defense,” Crawford said. “There are some definite bright spots.” On Friday night, Ellsworth-Sumner hosted Mount

  • 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