Articles by: Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]
  • Parker Ridge stages a fair to remember

    Parker Ridge stages a fair to remember

      BLUE HILL — It’s the last hurrah of summer. Time to splurge on a snow cone, doughboy, funnel cake, giant pretzel or whatever’s your pleasure and throw dietary cares to the wind. Time to ride the Ferris wheel or hold tight, close your eyes and scream while being spun at triple G-force in the

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    GOULDSBORO — Jeffrey Lynn, 38, of Gouldsboro was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and two other charges on Sept. 4 on the Guzzle Road. While patrolling that road, Officer Adam Brackett had spotted signs of a recent car crash. Witness reports and evidence led him to Lynn’s residence, where the

  • Sullivan voters to consider 1.9 percent budget rise

    Sullivan voters to consider 1.9 percent budget rise

    SULLIVAN — Wearing masks is recommended and seats will be spaced at least 6 feet apart at Sullivan’s annual Town Meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreational Center on Route 1. Attendance indoors will be limited to 50, but the proceedings will be live-streamed in the parking lot so more voters

  • Pandemic plays havoc with seniors’ fitness programs

    Pandemic plays havoc with seniors’ fitness programs

    ELLSWORTH— Unless it is pouring rain, half a dozen or so older adults can be seen briskly walking around Knowlton Park most Wednesday mornings. On another day, other men and women throw jabs and punches there with a boxing trainer. All share a determination to stay physically fit in the face of the continuing coronavirus

  • RV campground retreat’s first phase wins local approval

    RV campground retreat’s first phase wins local approval

    GOULDSBORO — West Bay Acadia RV Campground, seeking to develop a 26-site recreational vehicle retreat offering privacy, high-speed internet and unspoiled views of West Bay, won approval last Tuesday night, Sept. 1, for the initial phase in its site plan from the Planning Board. The board’s 5-0 vote followed a public hearing and two open

  • Interactive, magnetizing paintings on view

    Interactive, magnetizing paintings on view

      ELLSWORTH — Imagine if you owned Salvador Dali’s most famous painting, “The Persistence of Memory,” and for fun could swap the gold pocket watch and face-down clock covered with ants? Or, move Edvard Munch’s howling figure in “The Scream” elsewhere on the bridge? Orono painter Christina Thwaites invites you to do just that. The

  • Schoodic Arts recognizes performing artists for community effort

    Schoodic Arts recognizes performing artists for community effort

      WINTER HARBOR — Powerful, present and proactive. Just listen to Lamoine vocalist/guitarist Gordon Thomas Ward perform his song “How Many More?” online at the 2017 National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by cellist Velleda Miragias, his clear voice and composition’s plain, poignant words ring out

  • RSU 24 schools reopen under hybrid model

    RSU 24 schools reopen under hybrid model

    SULLIVAN — As the buses rolled up to the K-eighth grade Peninsula School early Tuesday morning, Roxanne Renwick had been looking forward to welcoming and shepherding her masked pupils into the spic-and-span building. In her homey classroom, the kindergarten teacher planned to read aloud Laurie Isop’s “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” to teach young

  • South Gouldsboro wharf and lobster pound to be auctioned

    South Gouldsboro wharf and lobster pound to be auctioned

    GOULDSBORO — Overlooking Bunkers Cove, Gouldsboro Enterprise’s wharf and lobster pound as well as a three-bedroom year-round home and smaller lot are scheduled to be sold by Tranzon Auction Properties at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Ill health and an uncertain outcome have led the owner to sell her four Shore Road properties in

  • $1.836 million budget passes at blustery Gouldsboro Town Meeting

    $1.836 million budget passes at blustery Gouldsboro Town Meeting

    GOULDSBORO — A camp chair flipped, a few hats flew off and the shoreland zoning map fell over in the 20-mph wind gusts at last Wednesday evening’s 2020 annual Town Meeting held outdoors on the ballfield at the Gouldsboro Recreation Center. The 33-article warrant drew little discussion from “the lawn,” where more than 60 masked

  • Sumner finalizes reopening plans

    Sumner finalizes reopening plans

    SULLIVAN — The first day of school is often a leap of faith for parents as they watch their backpack-toting kids clamber aboard school buses. But the 2020-21 school year’s start will be even more so as students arrive at Sumner Memorial High School. They’ll be stepping into a welcoming, but highly controlled environment where

  • Winter Harbor Police Police Log Week of Aug. 26

    Winter Harbor Police Police Log Week of Aug. 26

    WINTER HARBOR — Police are investigating a report of alleged sexual assault involving a minor. The case was referred to the Winter Harbor Police Department for investigation on July 20. No further details were available about the case, which is being investigated by Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. Domestic incidents On July 18, Officer Ken