Arts & living

  • EHS senior to unveil capstone art project

    EHS senior to unveil capstone art project

    ELLSWORTH — In Ellsworth High School’s award-winning production adapted from French aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s fable “The Little Prince,” Emma Henry plays the part of an artist who illustrates The Little Prince and the Aviator’s tales as they recount them on stage. In her senior year, Henry is an actor who has performed

  • In The Right Place

    In The Right Place

    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 season of hope By Richard Leighton The problem with March here is that you can’t trust her. Her primary jobs are to bring

  • Light Up Your Winter with Stories

    Light Up Your Winter with Stories

    Island Readers & Writers, a nonprofit based in Southwest Harbor, strives to instill a love of reading and learning among children living in coastal Maine. The organization shared a few of the many books on its “Light Up Your Winter with Stories” list. To learn more, visit islandreadersandwriters.org.   “Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World,”

  • Compelling novel explores male stereotypes

    Compelling novel explores male stereotypes

    PORTLAND — Brunswick-based author James Hornor has released “Victoria Falls,” his debut novel, a poignant and timely literary work that speaks to the times we live in now. Published by Green Writers Press, “Victoria Falls” (2019, $19.95) is the story of James Monroe, a sophisticated American professional on a mission for The World Bank in

  • Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    ELLSWORTH — Greg Winston may be best known locally as the friendly fellow scooping a cone of Nutty Bovine, Udderly Divine or some other ice cream flavor at Mortons Moo. The ice cream emporium’s co-owner, though, has another life as an English professor at Husson University in Bangor. The full scope of what the Ellsworth

  • In the Right Place

    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 Yellow Trail By Richard Leighton The late Mary Oliver was one of many poets and essayists who

  • Institute to host live owls, talk, walk and more

    Institute to host live owls, talk, walk and more

    WINTER HARBOR — Visiting Ellsworth’s Birdsacre-Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the first things you might notice is the large barred owl perched in an enclosure’s corner, and how it follows your movement with its large, black eyes. As you move around the aviary, the owl’s head swivels too. “That robotic way they turn their heads.