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]
  • Haystack School suspends 2020 program

    Haystack School suspends 2020 program

      DEER ISLE — Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, which holds dozens of summer workshops and draws students and instructors from all over the globe, Tuesday announced that its 2020 program has been suspended due to health risks arising from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hailed last year by Forbes magazine as “an incubator for American

  • Townspeople celebrate 125 years over cake

    Townspeople celebrate 125 years over cake

    WINTER HARBOR — “Happy birthday Winter Harbor. Happy birthday to you….” chimed more than 75 local residents and other well-wishers who celebrated the town’s 125th birthday over cake at a reception last Saturday afternoon at Hammond Hall. Hosted by the Winter Harbor Historical Society, the birthday party was held to mark this coastal community’s secession

  • Art show to celebrate the night sky

    Art show to celebrate the night sky

    WINTER HARBOR — Maine photographer Gerard “Gerry” Monteux is known for his nightscapes, illuminating in detail the Milky Way and other sights from the pink granite ledges of Schoodic Point and other scenic spots in Hancock County and beyond. Bath artist Siri Beckman, who lived and worked for decades in Stonington, is drawn too by

  • In plane sight

    In plane sight

    “You’ve slipped out of your world and to mine. Enjoy the ride,” writes Diana Roper McDowell in her artist statement. The Lamoine artist’s striking watercolors are currently on view through January at the Wine Cellar Gallery at 158 Main St. in Ellsworth. An opening reception/wine tasting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on

  • Small house fire swiftly extinguished

    Small house fire swiftly extinguished

    GOULDSBORO — Six fire departments responded to and extinguished a fire early Saturday afternoon at a Gouldsboro Point home. No one was in the dwelling at the time and the structure mainly sustained smoke damage, Gouldsboro Assistant Fire Chief Ken McCartney reports. McCartney said that the one-story house’s owner Earl Sassaman arrived home to see

  • 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