• Free online ‘Goo Party’ for home entertainment

    Free online ‘Goo Party’ for home entertainment

    Brewer Public Library Executive Director and dad Darren French and his 3-year-old son Lukas have been charming viewers with their lively “Making Slop” party and their other hands-on Facebook Live storytime sessions every week. Inspired by Mo Willems’ “I Really Like Slop,” Darren, who previously served as the education coordinator at Castine’s Wilson Museum, says

  • 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

  • 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

  • NST goes into the multiverse with the play “Constellations”

    NST goes into the multiverse with the play “Constellations”

    BLUE HILL — In the past decade or so, the concept of multiple universes and non-linear time has enjoyed increasing popularity. It was once the province of theoretical physicists and other science geeks, and, perhaps, the occasional comic book — remember Superman’s “Bizarro World”? These days, pop culture and highbrow movies, TV dramas and novels

  • Scary good

    Scary good

    By Dale McGarrigle Special to The Ellsworth American BAR HARBOR — Sometimes it’s just fate. Griffin Sherry, Max Davis, and Sean McCarthy grew up together in the Buxton-Hollis area of southern Maine. But it wasn’t until decades later, in June 2012, when the trio started playing music together as Ghost of Paul Revere, who will

  • Snap, snap!

    Snap, snap!

    ELLSWORTH — What a gas to see the talented actors of Ellsworth High School tackling a new musical. And what a fun show “The Addams Family” is. It’s something of a mystery why this clever musical comedy by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa wasn’t a bigger hit when it opened on Broadway in

  • Hear this!

    Hear this!

    BLUE HILL — The Hermitage Piano Trio, whose members’ superb playing reflects Russia’s great music tradition, will open the Blue Hill Concert Association’s 2020 season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. To broaden its reach, the association applied for and won a $3,000 grant from the

  • Spinning “Charlotte’s Web”

    Spinning “Charlotte’s Web”

    ELLSWORTH — When the curtain opens in a theater, the possibilities are endless. The space becomes a place for both the actors and their audience to connect through laughter, tears, tenderness, excitement and other emotions evoked by the story. There’s potential for all that to happen in The Grand’s production of E.B. White’s classic children’s