Articles by: Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.
  • Community-style Acupuncture Offered in Verona Island

    VERONA ISLAND — If you’ve ever wanted to try acupuncture now is your chance with the opening of Down East Community Acupuncture on Route 1 next to Fort View Variety Store. Licensed acupuncturist E. Marie Arnberg, who has been in private practice since 1998, said that in Asia, acupuncture treatments are traditionally provided in a

  • New Mr. Bucksport Crowned

    New Mr. Bucksport Crowned

    BUCKSPORT — Who says boys don’t like to dance? The opposite was evident at the 12th annual Mr. Bucksport competition held at Bucksport High School Friday. Finalist and freshman Doug “Mr. Freshman Class” Gavelek danced The Hustle with the help of two classmates. Senior Silas “Mr. Soccer” Fitzgerald performed all manner of acrobatic feats during

  • Bucksport Chamber Holds Annual Meeting

    Bucksport Chamber Holds Annual Meeting

    ORLAND — Several dozen business owners and employees celebrated the past year during the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner March 14 at the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn. Alvion Kimball, owner of Orland Bed & Breakfast, presented awards. Harbor View Grille, owned by Tim Leadbetter, was awarded New Business of the Year. Leadbetter

  • MacLeod’s Restaurant Making Homemade Pasta

    MacLeod’s Restaurant Making Homemade Pasta

    BUCKSPORT — Fans of Mainstay Pasta in Castine will be glad to know that MacLeod’s Restaurant & Pub has bought the business and has plans for new flavors this summer. MacLeod’s was a longtime customer of Mainstay before buying the Castine enterprise. “We bought from them for almost 18 years,” said owner George MacLeod. “The

  • Blue Hill Town Meeting Set for April 7

    BLUE HILL — Residents will gather for the annual Town Meeting on Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m. at the Blue Hill Consolidated School. An election will be held Friday, April 6, at the Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The only contested race will feature six candidates running for three seats on

  • Schatz Seeking Return to State House

    Schatz Seeking Return to State House

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Selectman James Schatz is seeking re-election to the Maine House of Representatives to represent District 37. He served three terms in the House between 2004 and 2010. Schatz said his combination of experience and knowledge make him the most qualified to represent the district. In the beginning of his career,

  • New Pet Groomer Opens in Bucksport

    New Pet Groomer Opens in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Got a dirty dog? Coastal Creations Pet Salon may be the cure. Elsebeth LaForge opened her pet grooming business in June but has 10 years of experience grooming dogs and cats. The Corinth native has a degree in animal science from the University of Maine and grew up with horses. Part of LaForge’s

  • Ellsworth Market Mecca for Culinary Seasonings

    ELLSWORTH — Once home cooks visit the spice counter tucked at the back of John Edwards Market, their days of buying bottles of spices at the supermarket may be over. Whatever you’re looking for, the longtime Main Street store is sure to have it, carrying no fewer than 130 spices and herbs from alfalfa seeds

  • SaraSara’s Helps People Find Their Fashion Sense

    SaraSara’s Helps People Find Their Fashion Sense

    BLUE HILL — Sara Billings Leighton went from lugging 50-pound bags of horse manure at Agway to owning three boutique clothing shops, SaraSara’s in Blue Hill, Castine and Gardiner. This is the story of how she got there. When Leighton was a little girl, growing up in Blue Hill in a house on Main Street,

  • Penobscot Voters Approve Preschool

    PENOBSCOT — Voters at the annual Town Meeting Tuesday approved a school budget with a slight increase, which allows the Penobscot Elementary School to start offering preschool in September. The preschool, which would be for 4-year-olds, will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The preschoolers will be part of the kindergarten classroom. There were several questions