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]
  • Wonders of Nature Celebrated in New Book

    On a cold, crisp autumn night, a free show unfolds above. M31 is visible in the constellation Andromeda. The whitish smudge is actually a giant galaxy of stars. It’s hard to fathom that the cottony fuzz lies 2.5 million light years away. Standing atop a hill in the Waldo County town of Troy, the awed

  • Ellsworth Gallery Starts Medical Fund for Artists

    ELLSWORTH — Red gladiolas bursting forth from a vase is the image that Sedgwick artist Holly Meade has chosen to focus on since she began coping with cancer early last year. After her diagnosis, the award-winning illustrator created the linoleum-block print of the flowering spikes rising from a vase shaped like a woman’s torso. The

  • Gallery Grand Features Unique Pieces

    ELLSWORTH — A pot of geraniums on a windowsill. That splash of red or pink adds a cheerful note against Maine’s monochromatic landscape in late fall and winter. The fragrant, sun-loving flowers are captured in note cards created by Castine artist Lyn Mayewski. The image is of her gouache and prisma painting of geraniums. The

  • Bitten by “Breaking Dawn”?

    ELLSWORTH — Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s fourth and final book in her “Twilight” vampire-romance series (which began with the best-selling novel “Twilight”) are counting the days to the midnight release on Nov. 18 of the movie “Breaking Dawn Part 1” at Maine Coast Cinemas in Ellsworth. Taking its cue from the series’ popularity, Maine Coast

  • MPBN Narrows Search for New CEO

    LEWISTON — Jeanne Hulit, a Democrat and recent candidate for the Maine Senate District 11 seat, is among three finalists being considered to become the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s next president and CEO. Mark Vogelzang of Boston and Eric Nycklemoe of St. Paul, Minn., are the other two final candidates named in a memo issued

  • Jeweler’s Joyful Work Featured at Oct. 14-15 Festival

    DEDHAM — The Lucerne hills are starting to put on their fiery show. Ash, oak, birch, sugar maple and other deciduous trees are slowly changing color. The golden, red-orange and crimson standing out against the evergreens is a visual feast for motorists traveling Route 1A. Suzanne Anderson is among those travelers. Tuned in to her

  • American to Host Apple Pie Contest

    American to Host Apple Pie Contest

    ELLSWORTH — Lard or butter? Macoun or Cortland apples? Those are some of the choices facing chefs and home cooks invited to enter the American as Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Ellsworth Public Library. Hosted by The Ellsworth American, the contest is in conjunction with The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce’s

  • Angus King Chronicles RV Odyssey across the U.S.

    Angus King Chronicles RV Odyssey across the U.S.

    Sometime in life, who hasn’t thought wistfully of taking off and traveling? Losing a job, inadequate funds and family obligations are among the factors keeping most Americans from fulfilling that dream. Plenty of Americans do though. Like bicyclists Eric and Susie Neumann, who recently wrapped up their 4,444-mile odyssey from Washington state to the Hancock

  • Sweet News

    Sweet News

    On June 17, 1861, the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier reported that the Civil War had disrupted the seasonal shipment of newly harvested strawberries and other Maine-bound produce from the South. The fruit, peas and new potatoes were being given away rather than just rotting on the docks in Norfolk, Va. One hundred and fifty