Arts & living

  • Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

    Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

    HANCOCK — The Monteux School & Music Festival’s board of directors has made the difficult, unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 summer season. This decision comes on the heels of Governor Janet Mills’ extension of the state of civil emergency to May 15. Marc Thayer, executive director of MSMF, stated, “On behalf of the Monteux

  • Fiddler to bring Celtic spirit

    Fiddler to bring Celtic spirit

    WINTER HARBOR — U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2016, Seán Heely will sweep the audience off to Ireland, Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, in a virtual concert via Schoodic Arts for All. The Last Friday Coffee House’s featured performer, Heely is equally at home playing a wide

  • Cancer patients fight back with food

    Cancer patients fight back with food

    ELLSWORTH — If there’s a silver lining to undergoing chemo or radiation treatment it might be this: milkshakes are encouraged. “We try to get as much calories and protein per swallow, basically, as we can get into people,” said Donna Walsh, an oncology nutrition specialist who works at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care

  • Abbe Museum to stage virtual Indian Market

    BAR HARBOR — After its decision last month to cancel the 2020 Indian Market, the Abbe Museum is forging ahead with plans to hold the three-day festival in a one-day virtual format in light of the continuing public health crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, the

  • Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

    Monteux music school cancels 2020 season

      HANCOCK — The Monteux School & Music Festival’s board of directors has made the difficult, unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 summer season. This decision comes on the heels of Governor Janet Mills’ extension of  the state of civil emergency to May 15. Executive Director Marc Thayer stated in an April 20 press release:

  • From the studio

    From the studio

    Here’s what a few Maine artists are working on or just finished amid the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Bangor illustrator Eric Zelz is painting watercolors for Arizona children’s book author Annie Watson’s story about a little girl and her “monster” to be published by Maine’s Tilbury House. In Bar Harbor, artist Michelle McCann leads the Mount