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]
  • Newspaper sculpture spurs school creation

    Newspaper sculpture spurs school creation

    SEDGWICK — Red Hook, N.Y., artist Steven Spiegel believes we humans “are the landscape” not only by our physical presence, but also by the messes we leave and what happens over time to all that material from discarded newspapers to nuclear waste. In that spirit, Spiegel creates site-specific sculptures out of compressed cans, plastic bottles

  • “American Pickers” hunting for Maine treasures this fall

    “American Pickers” hunting for Maine treasures this fall

    ELLSWORTH — Who doesn’t have some old tools, clocks, dolls, records, furniture and other longtime possessions thought to be of value, but taking up precious space in the attic or garage? Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel’s popular show “American Pickers,” may knock on your door if they think your stuff

  • Time to sow, grow baby greens

    Time to sow, grow baby greens

        By Barbara Damrosch We all want a healthy diet, and we each have our own way of getting it. Some people take a daily multivitamin as an insurance policy, to make up for any vitamins or minerals they might have skimped on between the onset of breakfast and the last bite of dinner.

  • Apple harvest inspires crumb pie

    Apple harvest inspires crumb pie

    By Cheryl Wixson It’s apple pickin’ time! As the days grow shorter, we’re spending most of our time getting ready for the winter season; harvesting vegetables from the garden, cleaning rabbit pens, scouting the woods for signs of deer, splitting and stacking wood, hunting ducks, foraging for mushrooms and picking apples! Our garage is filled

  • Inaugural film fest to feature high seas adventures

    Inaugural film fest to feature high seas adventures

    By Letitia Baldwin BUCKSPORT — In 1974, a Mexican businessman, who had sailed weekends from Acapulco, astonished the sailing world by winning the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (Volvo Ocean Race), beating expert crews from Europe and other countries. Ramon Carlin, the late Mexico City washing machine magnate who skippered the 65-foot Sayula

  • Former Stonington librarian turns 108

    Former Stonington librarian turns 108

      DEER ISLE — Mary Cousins, who was the first Maine woman to operate a ham radio in 1933, celebrated her 108th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mary, a resident of the Island Nursing Home and Care Center in Deer Isle, closely examined her birthday, decorated with images from the former Deer Isle Messenger newspaper from

  • Locally blended tea to compete in national contest

    Locally blended tea to compete in national contest

    STONINGTON — Tempest in a Teapot, a company that blends its own line of teas and incorporates Maine-grown ingredients — from peaches to lavender — will learn late this month whether its Holy Cranberry Tea wins in the North American Tea Championship held in Henderson, Nev. Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners and sisters Tammy Smith

  • Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County historian Mark Honey will speak about the former county courthouse and registry of deeds — now home to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in honor of the Courthouse Gallery’s 10th anniversary and Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday. Honey, who has written extensively about the history of Hancock

  • Therapeutic laser helps heal ailing pets

    Therapeutic laser helps heal ailing pets

    BAR HARBOR — Many sick and injured dogs and cats are recovering more rapidly and regaining quality of life thanks to veterinarians’ growing use of low-level laser therapy. In the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill, Your Pet’s Next Best Friend Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Kathleen Prunier has had great success using LiteCure’s Class IV Companion

  • Jamaican takeout spot opens in Ellsworth

    Jamaican takeout spot opens in Ellsworth

    Oxtail, curry chicken, jerk pork and chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with homemade barbecue sauce are among the authentic Jamaican dishes served up at newly opened Taste Jamaica takeout at 282 High St. in Ellsworth. Since they came here from Jamaica more than a decade ago, Shane Griffiths and Shane Peart worked at the Bar