Arts & living

  • Newspaperman Jeremiah Hacker focus of book

    Newspaperman Jeremiah Hacker focus of book

    BAR HARBOR — Jeremiah Hacker was a 19th-century Maine newspaperman, activist and preacher. His life and writings are absent from all but the most specialized histories of newspapers and social movements of the day, but a new book by Mount Desert Islander reporter Becky Pritchard aims to change that. Hacker was the editor and publisher

  • Maine animator had a hand in new release

      GOULDSBORO — “Missing Link,” a stop-motion animated film about a lonely, lovable Sasquatch resembling a giant, apelike pine cone, who enlists a pompous British explorer to guide and help him find his missing relatives in Shangri La, opens this weekend April 12-14 in cinemas across the nation and world. Prospect Harbor’s Adam Fisher, who

  • America’s composers celebrated at orchestra’s concert

    America’s composers celebrated at orchestra’s concert

    ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s fifth Masterworks concert for the 2018-19 season on Sunday was a celebration of American composers. The program’s first half comprised three works featuring featured popular tunes. William Grant Still’s “Can’t You Line ’Em” is a brief orchestral treatment of a chant sung by railroad workers. Still, who has been

  • Award-winning quilt on display at library

    Award-winning quilt on display at library

    ELLSWORTH — Pot holders, the colorful and decorative squares used for whisking hot pots off the stovetop and out of the oven, were the inspiration for award-winning Bath quilter Wendy Caton Reed’s creation “No Bake Applique,” which will be on view through May 1 at the Ellsworth Public Library. Quilting since she was 9 years

  • 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