• Schoodic festival inspires, empowers participants

    Schoodic festival inspires, empowers participants

    WINTER HARBOR — As August sped by, so did the annual Schoodic Arts Festival. Staged by Schoodic Arts for All, the Aug. 1-14 festival encompassed 80 workshops and many lively evening and daytime performances and other events. In a whirlwind of brushstrokes, spinning pottery wheels, toe-tapping choreography and more, two weeks celebrating the artistic spirit

  • Consider growing collards this fall

    Consider growing collards this fall

    If you were to define the difference between kale and collards, you might generalize and say that collard leaves are large, smooth and flat, whereas the kales are often curly, frilly or pebbled in texture. Southerners are big on collards, and Yankees favor kale. But genetically and nutritionally they are almost the same plant. Botanically

  • Nibbles: A taste of Maine, Italy and frosting

    Nibbles: A taste of Maine, Italy and frosting

    Whether it’s brown bread or savory puddings, Maine food historian Sandy Oliver possesses a wealth of knowledge about New England’s — and the country’s, for that matter — culinary history. The author of “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens” (Down East Books, 2012) will speak about local Maine cooking at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday Painters mark centennial

    Wednesday Painters mark centennial

    ELLSWORTH — When the Ellsworth Public Library signed on to be a centennial partner for Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday this year, it agreed to host a park-related program or presentation each month. As it worked to fill that schedule, one group in particular was seen as a natural fit: the Wednesday Painters. Meeting since

  • “Chess Champs” film in Deer Isle

    DEER ISLE — Dick Powell, the coach who led Deer Isle-Stonington school chess players to a record number of Maine state triumphs, is featured in the documentary “Chess Champs: An Island’s Pride.” The film will premiere at the Reach Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The theater is located in the

  • Spaghetti supper in Brooksville

    BROOKSVILLE — A spaghetti supper will be served in the vestry of the West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, with continuous serving from 5-6:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend. The menu will include spaghetti with a choice of meat, marinara or spinach pesto sauce, tossed salad, bread and ice cream sundaes

  • Supper at Orland church Sept. 3

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole supper on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverages and pie. The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12 and free for