Arts & living

  • Poems from Here

    With Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum   Today’s poem is “From Away” by Sylvester Pollet, who died in 2007. He taught writing at the University of Maine. He also was the editor of the “Backwoods Broadsides Poetry” series —publishing 100 issues over 12 years. In his writing he said he was influenced by the nature

  • Leaving her mark

    Leaving her mark

    ELLSWORTH — The late Sedgwick artist Holly Meade (1956–2013), whose lyrical linoleum and woodblock prints grace many homes in Maine and beyond, is the focus of a show opening Friday, May 25, and running through June 15 at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art. Meade was prolific as well as talented. She died of breast cancer at

  • For a nutritious lunch, try foraging

    For a nutritious lunch, try foraging

    If you could see through the fog this week you may have noticed some emerald treasures: edible shoots, nudging their way up through winter’s leaf litter. Fiddleheads, garlic mustard, milkweed and dandelions are just some of the wild treats that appear in the early spring. Fiddleheads are the furled frond of a young fern and

  • Ellsworth Library participating in “The Great American Read”

    Ellsworth Library participating in “The Great American Read”

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will receive a grant from the American Library Association and PBS to host programs around “The Great American Read,” an eight-part television series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and books. “We are thrilled to be selected for this grant to celebrate and promote the ‘Great

  • Newly licensed drivers facing many challenges

    Newly licensed drivers facing many challenges

    They take the wheel in the parking lot. They take their time buckling up, adjusting the mirrors, finding the brakes and getting reacquainted with the car. When Danny King climbs into the passenger seat, the state-licensed driver’s education teacher makes sure his student has a chance to warm up before getting onto the road. Like

  • Poet’s Spotlight

    Editor’s Note: Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum lives in Deer Isle. The former director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is the author of four collections of poems and a collection of essays.   “Prayer for Joy” By Stuart Kestenbaum   What was it we wanted to say anyhow, like today when there were all

  • Poet’s Spotlight: Ann Moran

    Poet’s Spotlight: Ann Moran

    Ann Moran Young lives in Otis, but grew up on Little Cranberry Island. She has many relatives and friends on the island and returns there frequently. “Jack Moran” was written as a tribute to her father. This poem and others were featured in the 2016 edition of “A Living History of Northern and Downeast Maine: