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]
  • 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

  • “Bridgey Girls” recall Thanksgivings past over cards

    “Bridgey Girls” recall Thanksgivings past over cards

    It’s early Thanksgiving morning in the 1941. Olivia Smith Moore is in her nightdress and headed out to fetch a live turkey kept overnight on the rickety fire escape three flights up behind Moore’s Drugs in Ellsworth. She and her husband, “Bill,” and their four children live in the apartment above the Moore family business.

  • Nibbles: Cheese making, high tea and a nifty knife

    Nibbles: Cheese making, high tea and a nifty knife

    Say cheese! Tiller & Rye, the fine foods grocer at 20 South Main St. in Brewer, will host a cheese-making class from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26. Frankfort’s Lally Broch Farm will conduct the class and provide goat’s milk for participants to make 30 ounces of feta cheese. The cost is $50

  • Downtown festivities coming up

    Downtown festivities coming up

    ELLSWORTH — Whether it’s crafting beer or blown-glass pumpkins, downtown Ellsworth will be abuzz with artisans demonstrating and selling their creations and related activities Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 11-15. In synch with the Maine Crafts Association’s Maine Craft Weekend, Heart of Ellsworth will host Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend with dozens of artists, nonprofits and businesses

  • The Wheelhouse restaurant offers good food, good times

    The Wheelhouse restaurant offers good food, good times

    MILBRIDGE — All hands on deck! That’s what it has taken for Mickey Dorr and Kayla Geel and their extended fishing families to launch a new restaurant called The Wheelhouse in honor of the family’s multi-generation heritage harvesting lobster in the Downeast region. Mickey, who until recently worked as a medical referral specialist at the

  • “Lady Liberty” inspires hooked rug

    “Lady Liberty” inspires hooked rug

    As the winter storm Niko pounded Maine, and federal agents rounded up hundreds of undocumented immigrants across the country in mid-February, the image of the Statue of Liberty popped into author and rug hooker Judith Burger-Gossart’s mind. Kept at home by the driving snow, and troubled by the political turmoil around the nation, the Salisbury

  • Black family saga inspires artisanal work

    Black family saga inspires artisanal work

    ELLSWORTH — Folks who enjoy walking, running and skiing the trails at Woodlawn have George Nixon Black Jr. to thank for giving his handsome brick house and pastoral grounds decades ago to the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations. In coming months, they can learn more about “Nixon” Black, as friends and family called him,