Arts & living

  • 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

  • Newly published author shares his take on life

    Newly published author shares his take on life

    ELLSWORTH — Johnny Remick likes to joke that it took “about 55 years” to write his first book, “Here, There, and All Over the Place.” “It’s an accumulation over the years,” says Remick, who describes the project as “like hanging out on your front porch” with an array of wise and witty characters. The slim

  • Poems from Here

    Argument comes from Latin, arguere, to make clear,
    to shed light on something, I say, and just then, the sun
    comes out and fills our cold classroom,

  • Plein Air Festival returns to Castine

    Plein Air Festival returns to Castine

    CASTINE — The Castine Arts Association will host its sixth Castine Plein Air Festival Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21. On Thursday July 19, 32 plein air (painting outside) artists will begin painting around the village of Castine, capturing the light and character of the town in colorful paintings. On Saturday, July 21, from

  • 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 will share 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 more than 25 years before making

  • Winter Harbor chef turns house into bakery

    Winter Harbor chef turns house into bakery

    WINTER HARBOR — Patrick Gilgallon is completely at home in the kitchen of the Winter Harbor Bakery. Not just because he’s a Cordon Bleu-trained chef with over 40 years of cooking experience, but also because the bakery, which he recently opened is in his house. “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, and

  • From Kittery to Calais, book tells the ABC’s of Maine beacons

    From Kittery to Calais, book tells the ABC’s of Maine beacons

    STONINGTON — For mariners, lighthouses represent safety, hope and guidance, yet these beacons also fascinate landlubbers. That fascination grabbed Peter and Connie Roop while honeymooning in Stonington in 1973, and hasn’t left them since. The award-winning authors of more than 100 books for children, including “Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie,” have just released “Maine Lighthouse

  • Craftsman creates works of art that help people walk

    Craftsman creates works of art that help people walk

    DEER ISLE — Stepping into Don Carmichael’s workshop on the shore of Eggemoggin Reach is like embarking on a world tour of the wide-ranging kinds of wood that he works with. There’s purpleheart, a hard, dense wood from Central and South America, and bocote, a wood from Mexico with what one supplier described as “beautiful

  • Strawberry harvest is in full swing

    Strawberry harvest is in full swing

    BLUE HILL — Strawberries from Homewood Farm have been described as the sweetest berries you’ll ever taste, says farmer Jeff Beardsworth. Beardsworth and his wife, Trudy, own the farm, which is perched atop a hill straddling a wide ridge at the end of Ackley Farm Road. Maybe it’s the fertilizer, which includes manure from the