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]
  • Turtle Restaurant opens to warm welcome

    Turtle Restaurant opens to warm welcome

    ELLSWORTH — “Going to ‘the Turtle?’” You hear that line among locals looking to grab a bite to eat and a beer or drink with co-workers, neighbors or friends at the Tan Turtle Tavern in Northeast Harbor. That repeated phrase might just catch on in the Hancock County seat, where year-round residents late last week

  • Fixit Clinic’s coaches will help you through the process

    Fixit Clinic’s coaches will help you through the process

    BLUE HILL — Got a busted chair, bicycle, earring, sewing machine, food processor, pair of eyeglasses or other utilitarian items that you don’t want to throw out? The Blue Hill Public Library’s Assistant Director Hannah Cyrus has enlisted eight community members possessing practical skills from woodworking to electrical engineering to help people repair and attempt

  • Writer captured joys, pains of rural America

    Writer captured joys, pains of rural America

    MILBRIDGE — Thirty years ago, Sue Hubbell and her German shepherd, Tazzie, climbed into a red Ford F-150 and set out from Washington, D.C., on Route 60 in search of the perfect pie. The pair’s quest, of course, was not just about sampling pies, but exploring our vast country and revealing the landscape and its

  • Lively arts scene in focus next week

    Lively arts scene in focus next week

    ELLSWORTH — Downtown Ellsworth with be abuzz with creative activity from glass-blowing and green wood-carving to sewing and silversmithing at the second Art of Ellsworth Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14. The festival is being held in synch with Maine Craft Weekend. On and around Main Street, Atlantic Art Glass, SevenArts Gallery, One Woman Studio, (Kōt) Contemporary Craft,

  • Persian cookbook author shares her home cooking

    Persian cookbook author shares her home cooking

    DEER ISLE — Red lentil curry soup, garlicky eggplant and tomato spread, turmeric chicken with sumac and lime and rice with black eye peas and dill were among the Persian dishes flowing onto the dinner table early last month at a cooking class taught by Iranian chef Louisa Shafia at the newly renovated Eggemoggin Schoohouse

  • Vocalists dominate fair competition

    Vocalists dominate fair competition

    BLUE HILL — Gouldsboro’s Delaney Woodward sang her heart out, winning the first-place prize of $500 at The Grand and the Blue Hill Fair’s joint “Hancock County’s Got Talent!” show staged last Thursday night at the fair. Kiana and Seneca Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth landed second and share a $250 prize while Trudi Clark of Ellsworth

  • Hancock County Teacher of the Year named

    Hancock County Teacher of the Year named

    HANCOCK — Warm applause Monday morning filled the Hancock Grammar School gym, where Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) presented the 2018 Hancock County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Farnham with a legislative sentiment recognizing officially her work and dedication spanning more than 20 years. The staff and students, numbering 224, Hancock and Lamoine School Superintendent

  • Students sang, danced their hearts out at state vocal fest

    Students sang, danced their hearts out at state vocal fest

    MILLINOCKET — Joyous, funny, touching and thought-provoking characterized the nearly 30 middle and high school performances last weekend at the Maine Music Educators Association’s 2018 Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival held at Stearns Junior/Senior High School in Millinocket. Hosted by the Maine Music Educators Association, the festival’s Division 1 State Champion was the Mount Desert