Arts & living

  • Thinking inside the box

    Thinking inside the box

    BUCKSPORT — Like its name, The Local Variety carries a little bit of everything. For the coffee crowd, the café/retail shop serves Deer Isle-based 44 North’s Sumatra and other Blonde Pearl and other coffees. For the lunch crowd, a Cheddar BLT, Tuna Melt and Grown Up Grilled Cheese are among the wraps and sandwiches made

  • Broad strokes

    Broad strokes

    ELLSWORTH — In a pride of lions, one male reigns and has the sole right to mate with the five or six females who hunt and provide food. The few males patrol the group’s territory and protect the lionesses and cubs from predators. A senior in Ellsworth High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Emma

  • A big success

    A big success

    BLUE HILL — They may be little, but they are mighty. That is an apt description of the women in the Louisa May Alcott story about the March sisters. Mighty also is a good adjective for the women who play those roles in New Surry Theatre’s production of “Little Women,” which opened last weekend at

  • Sibling harmony

    Sibling harmony

    ELLSWORTH — GoldenOak, an indie-soul-folk band based in Portland, will play a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Grand. Proceeds will support Healthy Acadia’s farm-based food collection and donation program that supplies surplus nutritious produce to people experiencing hunger. GoldenOak, which is fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall, who come

  • On stage at sea

    On stage at sea

    GOULDSBORO — When Gregory Young went to a group interview for Carnival Cruise Line, the Gouldsboro native wore a plaid button-down shirt and khaki pants. “As I walked in, I’m looking around and all these people are in suits and ties,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to get this job.’” Then,

  • Read their lips!

    Read their lips!

    ELLSWORTH — A battle is brewing and will come to a head next Saturday, May 4, when individuals and area businesses try to outperform each other at The Grand’s 2019 “Grand Mouth Off Lip Sync Battle” kicking off at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15 per person. In its fourth year, The Grand fundraiser’s business contestants

  • Trio to play free concert of Mozart, Schumann

    Trio to play free concert of Mozart, Schumann

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilis will perform works by Mozart and Schumann at the next midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Moore Community Center on State Street. Admission is free. Hosted by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute, the concert is part of the

  • For the love of Bach

    For the love of Bach

    BLUE HILL — Bach’s remarkable oratorio St. Matthew Passion, composed for the Good Friday service at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, in 1729, will be the Bagaduce Chorale’s featured work at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Ellsworth

  • Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Portland photographer Heath Paley, whose large–scale and high-definition photographs of 18 Maine downtowns were highlighted in a traveling exhibition at the Maine State House in Augusta and other venues in 2016-2017, turned his lens on Ellsworth as part of the series. Those images are the focus of a show opening Wednesday, April 24,

  • 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