• DVD Review: Get On Up

    DVD Review: Get On Up

    On stage, in front of a mike, James Brown was a frenzy: a wailing, weeping, sweating cyclone of sexual energy and raw talent. He was a visceral and uneducated genius and, without doubt, “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” If you’ve seen the old and not-so-old footage, you know about the passion, the moves,

  • Bestseller “Unbroken” imparts life lessons

    Bestseller “Unbroken” imparts life lessons

    Reviewed by James Higgins This is one those books that will change something in you by the time you’ve turned the last page. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken,” aptly subtitled, “A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” (2014, Random House) details the incredible true saga of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner  who becomes a

  • “Lego Connection” at Otis Baptist Church

    OTIS — Parents and their children are invited to join in the fun at the Otis Baptist Church’s “Lego Connection” event on Saturday, March 7. The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants can build a Lego project while watching “The Lego Movie.” Some Legos will be available at the church. For more

  • Fire damages Dedham home

    Fire damages Dedham home

    DEDHAM — A two-story home on Mill Road took considerable damage from a fire Friday afternoon. No injuries resulted from the blaze, which was contained inside the home, said Dedham Fire Chief Craig Shane. Shane said his department responded to the fire shortly after noon. They were assisted by firefighters from Orrington, Brewer, Eddington and Holden.

  • Vocal competition draws over dozen schools to EHS

    Vocal competition draws over dozen schools to EHS video

    ELLSWORTH — Motown moves and tunes got the District VI Vocal Competition off to a lively Friday afternoon at Ellsworth High School where more than a dozen high and middle schools vocal choirs showed off their vocal and dance skills. Peninsula School, hailing from the Gouldsboro village of Prospect Harbor, kicked off the competition including

  • Variety show at Bay School March 7

    BLUE HILL — Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a variety show by comedic jugglers Steve Corning and Shane Miclon at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall on Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome at this free program. The show will feature impressive juggling feats, zany humor and endless

  • Simply the best

    Dear Editor: I recently had a surgical procedure at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and wish to thank the following personnel: Becky Sanborn, Drs. Curlik and Frankland, Kara Piper, RN, Deanna Cox, RN, Christy Sheehan, RN, Andrew Tiemann, RN, and Heidi Harmon, FNP for their professionalism and calm demeanor, making me feel like I was in

  • The Internet superhighway

    Ellsworth city councilors made a decision last week that could mean faster Internet service for businesses and residences along a two-mile stretch from Water Street to Commerce Park. The council voted unanimously to lease a small plot of land at the site of the old sewage treatment plant on Water Street for to the Ellsworth

  • Ellsworth’s hidden gem

    Dear Editor: Last Thursday, a group of us who hike together on a regular basis decided to don our snowshoes and explore the trails at Ellsworth’s Branch Lake Public Forest. The Branch Lake trail system is located just off Route 1A (the Bangor Road), about six and a half miles from downtown Ellsworth. There is