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]
  • Music to our ears!

    Music to our ears!

    BLUE HILL — “Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul. Heave away the capstan, lads, and let’s get up the trawl. When the winds a blowin’, the ship’s a gently rollin’…” So goes “Haul, Boy, Haul,” an old sea shanty, sung while sailors heaved at a ship’s capstan to weigh anchor. That sailor’s hauling chant is

  • Fun, ’50s-style

    Fun, ’50s-style

    ELLSWORTH — Have a hankering for a milkshake and hamburger? Head on over then next Thursday, May 16, to Ellsworth High School, where freshly painted murals hark back to the ’50s and carefree days of slurping root beer floats at soda fountains. From 5 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to stop by for

  • Maine animator had a hand in new release

      GOULDSBORO — “Missing Link,” a stop-motion animated film about a lonely, lovable Sasquatch resembling a giant, apelike pine cone, who enlists a pompous British explorer to guide and help him find his missing relatives in Shangri La, opens this weekend April 12-14 in cinemas across the nation and world. Prospect Harbor’s Adam Fisher, who

  • Hancock County show choirs delight audience at state finals

    Hancock County show choirs delight audience at state finals

    FAIRFIELD — The Mount Desert Island High School Show Choir’s evocative, exquisitely performed production “Requiem,” featuring a finely conducted pit band, captured first place and a gold medal, Saturday in Division I of Maine’s 2019 Maine All State Vocal Jazz & Show Choir Competition held March 29-30 at Lawrence High School. Organized by the state’s

  • EHS senior to unveil capstone art project

    EHS senior to unveil capstone art project

    ELLSWORTH — In Ellsworth High School’s award-winning production adapted from French aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s fable “The Little Prince,” Emma Henry plays the part of an artist who illustrates The Little Prince and the Aviator’s tales as they recount them on stage. In her senior year, Henry is an actor who has performed

  • Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    ELLSWORTH — Greg Winston may be best known locally as the friendly fellow scooping a cone of Nutty Bovine, Udderly Divine or some other ice cream flavor at Mortons Moo. The ice cream emporium’s co-owner, though, has another life as an English professor at Husson University in Bangor. The full scope of what the Ellsworth

  • Sculptor creates “Bio Spheres” piece for UMaine

    Sculptor creates “Bio Spheres” piece for UMaine

    STEUBEN — In a photograph shot last week, Japanese sculptor Kazumi Hoshino can be seen working on her mammoth, yet delicate granite sculpture called “Bio Spheres.” The 23,000-pound piece was scheduled to be installed Thursday, Nov. 29, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new Plant, Animal and Insect Laboratory on the Orono campus. The

  • 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