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]
  • 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

  • Local teen chosen to represent Maine on national orchestra

    Local teen chosen to represent Maine on national orchestra

    BLUE HILL — Seventeen-year-old violinist Brandon Aponte last week was named as the sole musician to represent Maine on the nation’s 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, which is bound for Asia this coming July. Under the auspices of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Aponte will join 105 other teen musicians

  • Helen Dudman found joy in her career, family

    Helen Dudman found joy in her career, family

    BLUE HILL — Driving a battered yellow Volkswagen convertible, Helen Sloane Dudman rolled into downtown Ellsworth nearly 40 years ago to start a new chapter in her life. The Washington Post’s former executive women’s editor, who died at age 93 on Monday, Feb. 19, at Parker Ridge retirement community in Blue Hill, was excited. But

  • Surry merrymakers go with the floe

    Surry merrymakers go with the floe

    SURRY — Mainers have been making the most of this winter’s abundant ice. The merrymakers include Southwest Harbor’s Thom Willey and Tony Davis and many friends who took advantage of a three-day deep freeze last weekend. It took Willey and Davis just under two hours to cut a 40-foot circular platform of ice on Toddy

  • Boys respond to cry for help in the cold

    Boys respond to cry for help in the cold

    WINTER HARBOR — Two boys’ concern and quick response to a fallen elderly woman’s plight cut short a life-threatening situation during last weekend’s bitter cold. Sunday afternoon, 14-year-old Logan Leighton and Emmett Moshier, 12, were out for a walk and headed down to the town pier when the boys heard a voice in the frigid

  • Felted cover keep coffee hot

    Felted cover keep coffee hot

    Coffee is what fuels many Maine households including Marcie Correa’s Trenton home. The recently retired, longtime Rooster Brother staffer, who has knit as a pastime since childhood, creates felted cozies to keep coffee hot in French press coffee makers. To make a cozy for an 8-cup French Press, Marcie uses 100 percent, double-strand, worsted weight