Arts & living

  • Lamoine Artist Creates Quilts of People’s Houses

    A house is a house, but a home, well, that’s personal. Gerry Williams of Lamoine understands just how attached people are to their homes. The retired teacher sews quilted wall hangings depicting dwellings throughout the state. The quilts symbolize what’s near and dear to so many hearts. An exhibit of her work is on display

  • Tickets On Sale For Garden Tour

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After a long winter and recent cold months, it is spring at last. With a promise of summer to come, the Southwest Harbor Public Library announces that its time-honored biennial garden tour will take place on Sunday, July 26. This 10th tour proudly celebrates 20 years during which the library has been opening private gardens on the west side of the island for the pleasure of the public on a summer day. Strong support for the tours has provided much-needed funds for the library’s operating budget over many years.

  • Felt Makes a Comeback

    Felt Makes a Comeback

    Felt, one of the oldest textiles in the world, is enjoying a revitalization Downeast as artists and crafters shape the wool into apparel and objets d’art. The material is created out of fleece using water and friction.

  • Gardening Talk Slated for May 7

    BLUE HILL — Jen Schroth and her husband, John Ellsworth, of Brooklin’s Carding Brook Farm will share techniques and tips for successful planting as the Blue Hill Public Library continues its “Good Tools for Tough Times” speaker series on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m.

  • Gardening Talk Slated for May 7

    BLUE HILL — Jen Schroth and her husband, John Ellsworth, of Brooklin’s Carding Brook Farm will share techniques and tips for successful planting as the Blue Hill Public Library continues its “Good Tools for Tough Times” speaker series on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. The