Articles by: Jessica Piper

Jessica Piper

  • Opera house going strong for over a century

    Opera house going strong for over a century

    STONINGTON — Over a century ago, the words “Opera House” stood out in giant capital letters on the side of a large green building on Main Street. In the days before a bridge connected Deer Isle to the mainland, the billboard of sorts served to lure passenger vessels venturing from the south to the port

  • Former auto showroom becomes antiques mall

    Former auto showroom becomes antiques mall

    ELLSWORTH — For the first time in six months, Shelly Bradsell took a day off from work. She and her husband, Tom, have spent the last half-year renovating a Route 1A building that now houses antiques ranging from a church stained glass window to heirloom fishing lures. Now open, 1A Relics also is home to

  • Adult ed grads move on to new challenges

    Adult ed grads move on to new challenges

    SULLIVAN — When Michele Springer received her high school diploma last week, the 47-year-old’s parents and her children were there to applaud her efforts, which culminated in a Wednesday evening ceremony at Sumner Memorial High School. Through RSU 24 Adult Education, the Sullivan resident was among nine white-gown-clad high school graduates. More than three dozen

  • Nourishing young bodies and minds

    Nourishing young bodies and minds

    BAR HARBOR — She’s taught at the circus and led a theater camp, started a successful water bottle company and lived in Shanghai. These days, Jordan Mercer can be found cooking something healthy in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill. Her aim is to nourish children through nutritious lunches that she prepares. Gather, located