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  • Bartenders share favorite spirits to gift

    Bartenders share favorite spirits to gift

    The holidays are almost here and, when it’s time to spread some holiday cheer to family and friends, there’s often nothing more appreciated than a gift of spirits. Happily, the variety of spirits available for gifting is enormous, limited only by imagination, taste and, in truth, pocketbook. While some bottles of wine sell for hundred

  • Bagaduce Chorale concerts scheduled

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will present John Rutter’s dazzling “Mass of the Children” in three upcoming concerts. The chorale will be joined by the Youth Chorus from the Ellsworth Community Music Institute as well as the GEM orchestra, which consists of accomplished student players and their professional mentors. Performances will at the First

  • Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    ELLSWORTH — Few would argue that hearing children sing is just about the most beautiful sound in the world, right up there with hermit thrushes and nightingales. Last week, the Moore Community Center’s halls were ringing with that lovely sound while the ECMI Youth Chorale rehearsed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” which they will

  • Shirtpocket notes: Miscellaneous auto news and comments

    Winter is fast approaching (on the calendar; disregard the white stuff on your leaves), yet the auto industry has been generating lots of news lately. Some updates, comments and contradictions follow. While General Motors has filled the news cycle with plant closings and model discontinuation news — looking to eliminate thousands of jobs and six

  • Student chefs offer fine dining at modest cost

    Student chefs offer fine dining at modest cost

    ELLSWORTH — Brookside Restaurant may be a little out of the way, but it’s worth it, and not just for the food. Patrons of the student-run dining establishment at Hancock County Technical Center on the Boggy Brook Road not only get an affordable lunch (one recent lunch special — an 8-ounce sirloin served with roasted

  • Sumner presents “Elf The Musical JR”

    Sumner presents “Elf The Musical JR”

    In eastern Hancock County, Sumner Memorial High School helped kick off the holiday season last weekend with its fall show “Elf The Musical JR.” starring Daniel Buswell as Buddy the Elf and Kaitlyn Beal as Jovie. The cast, which included youngsters from Peninsula and Mountain View schools, charmed the audience with “I’ll Believe in You,”

  • Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    CHERRYFIELD — More than a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico. Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have been killed and food, water and medical care were scarce for months after. The island’s power grid was essentially wiped out, and millions of Puerto Ricans went without electricity for months. While