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  • In fashion

    In fashion

    WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Arts for All’s annual “Wow!” Award for artists and performers is intended to recognize just that factor: someone whose work makes one stop in one’s tracks because of its special power to bring wonder, insight and enjoyment. This year’s recipient of the $1,000 award is clothing designer Brianna Saad, who has

  • Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Taste of home Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, turnip, boiled onions, peas, cranberry sauce, rolls and a wide selection of pies for dessert make up the menu at the First Baptist Church of Blue Hill’s Harvest Home Supper. Seatings are at 5 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 53 Pleasant

  • On the Road Review: Ford Raptor SuperCrew

    On the Road Review: Ford Raptor SuperCrew

    For Ford’s domestic rivals, the Raptor version of the top-selling F-series pickup line has presented huge marketing issues to overcome. With outsized pricing — as well as matching profits — the Raptor has a distinct dynamic, an extroverted character that overshadows any potential competitor. Indeed, over six years in, no other automaker has yet to

  • Happy 10th anniversary!

    ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman’s 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of award-winning composer, pianist and singer-songwriter Kathryn Bostic’s new work as well and a performance by Korean violin prodigy SooBeen Lee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Collins Center for the Arts

  • Waltz with “Matilda”

    Waltz with “Matilda”

    BANGOR — Tickets went on sale Oct. 1 for Penobscot Theatre Company’s “Matilda: the Musical,” “A Kick In Your Dickens,” “A Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute: Great Balls of Fire” and other shows in coming months at the historic Bangor Opera House. First up Dec. 5-29 is “Matilda: the Musical,” based on the Roald Dahl story

  • Taste of summer

    Taste of summer

    MILBRIDGE — When Ora Aselton taught the first in a series of “Harvest Table Cooking Classes” in July, the plan had been to show folks how to use an overabundance of fresh tomatoes in the garden. Trouble was there were no tomatoes. By the time warm weather had arrived in June, garden growth had already

  • Sizzling hot

    Sizzling hot

    ELLSWORTH — Like many of us, Tim McCormick has a birthday ritual. But unlike many of us, it doesn’t involve eating waffles in bed or having a third slice of chocolate cake. “I do a headstand,” laughs the 74-year-old Ellsworth resident. “Of course, I do them throughout the year; otherwise I wouldn’t be able to.”

  • Nibbles: Three upcoming fall festivals

    Nibbles: Three upcoming fall festivals

    Not to be forgotten Cider pressing, apple tasting, bobbing for apples, apple craft, apple pies, a campfire and a potluck supper are among the festivities at The Community School of Mount Desert Island’s sixth annual Heirloom Apple Festival and Potluck from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at 585 Sound Drive in Somesville.

  • Celtic sound

    Celtic sound

    WINTER HARBOR — U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2016, Seán Heely and his trio will sweep the audience off to Ireland, Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Hammond Hall. High school students will join the Seán Heely Celtic Trio and sing Celtic songs learned earlier in the

  • Invaluable kitchen aid for mashing veggies

    Invaluable kitchen aid for mashing veggies

    Autumn is a festive time here at Rabbit Hill. My dining room table is decorated with trays of elongated yellow and red striped Blush tomatoes, blood red Goldman’s Italian American tomatoes, and plump processing tomatoes. Blue-green Hubbard squash, creamy yellow and green striped delicata and tan long-necked butternut squash are hardening in the greenhouse. And