Arts & living

  • Watercolors class at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn will welcome back artist Gay Paratore for a two-day basic watercolors class on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Students will have fun learning how to paint beautiful clouds and sunsets and easy ways to make rocks,

  • Aromatherapist simplifies essential oils in new book

    Aromatherapist simplifies essential oils in new book

    ORLAND — The world of essential oils is vast and it’s easy to get lost among all the tiny bottles. Luckily, Orland certified aromatherapist and licensed holistic aesthetician Stephanie Tourles has written a new book, “Stephanie Tourles’s Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide” (Storey Publishing, 2018) Storey approached Tourles about writing the book. “We needed to

  • Meet the neighbor

    Meet the neighbor

    In the Right Place   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. The former Washington, D.C., trial lawyer and his architect wife, Barbara, summered in Brooklin for

  • Library’s Abby Morrow assumes new outreach role

    Library’s Abby Morrow assumes new outreach role

    ELLSWORTH — Abby Morrow, who took the helm as community engagement librarian at the Ellsworth Public Library on Aug. 1, took career advice from a well-known figure in the literary canon: Miss Rumphius. “She said, ‘You must do something to do make the world more beautiful’,” says Morrow, who saw the library as a perfect

  • West Gouldsboro villagers prize their history

    West Gouldsboro villagers prize their history

    GOULDSBORO — For Nat Bradley, driving north from Boston to Maine is a bit like “moving back in time.” Cottages replace high-rises; the bustle of city life fades into quiet, rocky coastline; toll prices drop and become payable in cash. When Bradley was a child, his family’s annual road trip along U.S. Route 1 to

  • Moore Library to host special program

    Moore Library to host special program

    STEUBEN — Island Readers & Writers recently was recently awarded a $6,650 grant from of Maine Community Foundation to bring an engaging child and family-centered program, “The Art of the Picture Book,” to the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben this summer. “The Art of the Picture Book” will feature award-winning Camden author and illustrator

  • New York-based choreographers to perform

    New York-based choreographers to perform

    LAMOINE — New York choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Keen, whose work has been featured in director Andrei Serban’s production of “The Fiery Angel” at L’Opera Bastille in Paris and Peter Hall’s “Salome” at Covent Garden in London, late this month will join another notable choreographer Meghan Fredericks in a week-long residency in town. Lamoine Community