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]
  • 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

  • New Surry Theatre production cancelled

    New Surry Theatre production cancelled

    BLUE HILL — New Surry Theatre has cancelled its upcoming production of Edward Albee’s award-winning play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” due to an actor’s sudden illness. The play was scheduled to open this Friday, April 29, and run through May 14. Theater spokesperson Johannah Blackman said the actor’s role — there are only four

  • Show choirs charm audience at state vocal jazz finals

    Show choirs charm audience at state vocal jazz finals

    MILLINOCKET — Teens hailing from northern, central and eastern Maine put on a memorable, mesmerizing show for family, friends, teachers, classmates and local residents last weekend at the 2016 State Vocal Jazz Festival. For the grand sum of $5, the audience was treated to nonstop quality entertainment, whether it was Somerset Valley Middle School’s booted

  • Stu Kestenbaum named Maine Poet Laureate

    Stu Kestenbaum named Maine Poet Laureate

    AUGUSTA — Deer Isle poet Stuart Kestenbaum late last week was named the fifth Maine Poet Laureate exactly a week before National Poetry Month kicks off. He succeeds Maine poet Wesley McNair, who created the “Take Heart” column that featured a weekly poem in many Maine newspapers. Kestenbaum, who directed the Deer Isle’s Haystack Mountain

  • American announces cocktail contest

    American announces cocktail contest

    A shot of pluck, splash of creativity and dash of panache. Shake it up and you might have the winning recipe for “The American” to toast The Ellsworth American’s 165th birthday in 2016. The American invites local bartenders to square off and concoct a signature cocktail to help celebrate Maine’s largest weekly newspaper that first