Arts & living

  • 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.   “Leave Me Alone,” by Vera Brosgol

  • Dutch writer’s work inspires discussion series

    ELLSWORTH — The late Janwillem van de Wetering’s crime fiction and other books are the focus of a book discussion series kicking off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Ellsworth Public Library. Held the second Saturday of each month, the series will run until October. As part of the series, participants will read

  • Bevy of pesky beavers inspires memoir

    Bevy of pesky beavers inspires memoir

    ELLSWORTH — “Bad Beaver Tales:  Love and Life in Downeast Maine” is the title of Ellsworth resident Carol Leonard’s newly published book, which she will talk about at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Ellsworth Public Library “Bad Beaver Tales:  Love and Life in Downeast Maine” is drawn from Leonard and her husband

  • Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle Artists Association will present its second public session, featuring painters Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen and Walter Smalling, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 15 Main St. The discussion is part of the association’s “ART matters” series of talks in its fourth year. The three artists will discuss “Color,

  • Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    WINTER HARBOR — In winter, coastal Maine’s wild beauty stands out starkly. The absence of foliage revealing the landscape’s bones. At the Schoodic Institute, Thomaston painter Kevin Beers will show how to capture the scenery as part of a three-day workshop, running Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 6-8, at the Schoodic Point campus. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    EASTBROOK — Come snow, sleet or sniffles, the show must go on. Cave Hill School students staged an entire play — from casting to curtain call — last week. With a snow day on Monday and a delayed start on Tuesday, they didn’t get the full five days of preparation originally planned. Principal Brenda Jordan

  • “Christmas Island”

    “Christmas Island”

    Editor’s note: Penobscot writer Bundy Boit wrote “Christmas Island” as part of a collection of short stories, titled “Light from Sheep Hill” for family and friends.   By Bundy H. Boit “There’s a moose in the field,” he called to me from a window. Although the light was fading, through binoculars, I could see the

  • Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    HANCOCK — Of the more than 12,500 Vought F4U Corsairs built between 1940 and 1953, only about 45 of the fighter planes remain. But look at Larry Horyna’s incredibly detailed 1/32-scale model, and you can almost picture these high-performance aircraft in flight. Horyna is a member of the Downeast chapter of the International Plastic Modelers