• Artist sought for Water St. public mural project

    Artist sought for Water St. public mural project

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth is continuing Phase I of a downtown Ellsworth outdoor public art mural and is inviting artists to submit qualifications through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process. An RFQ has been posted at and will remain open until Oct. 4 when the application process closes. At that time applications will

  • Bob Marley to Beethoven at midday concert

    ELLSWORTH — A sprightly string quartet, whose members draw from rich experiences performing across the nation and abroad, will perform online at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, through the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI). The musicians’ program will range widely from Beethoven to Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter Bob Marley. Admission is free. Violinist and

  • COVID-safe Halloween planned in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Area businesses and organizations, the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Hill town office have a plan to celebrate Halloween safely this year. “We recognize that the idea of our typical crowded sidewalks and house to house trick-or-treating fun may not feel safe or responsible this year. We are

  • Raise a glass to “Ruby Juice”

    Raise a glass to “Ruby Juice”

      Our slow, cool spring produced a bumper crop of rhubarb for many folks. Although usually eaten as a “fruit,” rhubarb is a vegetable, botanically speaking. An invaluable homestead plant in Maine, this tart- tasting member of the buckwheat family can reach up to 2 feet tall. I’m a collector of rhubarb recipes, and we’ve

  • May Is for all Maine moms

    May Is for all Maine moms

    Editor’s note: Brooklin author/photographer Richard J. Leighton creates the popular “In the Right Place” posts online about life and nature in Maine. He shares a post the second Thursday of each month in The Ellsworth American. By Richard Leighton May is famous in this country for Mother’s Day. In the larger world, May also is

  • Versatile vinaigrette for salads, marinades

    Ron Fortier of Ellsworth recently wrote to me, “With the present stay-at-home situation, I have been delegated as chief cook. I’m rapidly running out of comfort food ideas,” he said. “Please, if you have any fresh ideas, please share, lest I am forced to eat them lobstah. Don’t want to take them away from the