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  • One-act play readings in Lamoine

    LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts is hosting stage readings of the one-act comedies “The Death of Me” by Norm Foster and “This Random World” by Steven Dietz. Readings are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Lamoine Grange Hall. Canadian playwright Norm Foster has been

  • Opera screening at The Grand May 21

    Opera screening at The Grand May 21

    ELLSWORTH — The current season of Metropolitan Opera screening at The Grand continues on Saturday, May 21, at 12:55 p.m. with “Lucia Di Lammermoor.” Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and

  • Live music in Stonington May 12

    Live music in Stonington May 12

    STONINGTON — Opera House Arts is returning to hosting additional live music performances and events in its lobby overlooking Stonington Harbor. Thursdays at the Opera House events continue on May 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. All are welcome to come enjoy live music, food and fun. Admission is free. Concessions are

  • Tarting it up

    Tarting it up

    Our household eats foods seasonally, and the winter diet of root vegetables gets quite long. So, I am quite excited in the spring to spot clumps of fresh chives, purple asparagus tips and the dark green leaves of rhubarb starting to unfold. Something new to cook! Botanically speaking, rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, although

  • On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Limited Powerboost Hybrid

    On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Limited Powerboost Hybrid

    Jumping out of last week’s GMC Sierra Denali into our polished-silver Ford F-150 Limited with the Powerboost Hybrid option will surely invite some comparisons. Ford’s Powerboost uses the brand’s vaunted 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine and marries a 47-hp electric motor to the 10-speed automatic transmission. With 7.2kW of transferable power delivered via six outlets in

  • Piano-violin duo to perform

    Piano-violin duo to perform

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Luke Fatora and pianist George Lopez will perform works by Beach, Mozart, Schubert and Coleridge-Taylor at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Moore Community Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the free, in-person concert’s audience will be limited to 50 and seats will be available on a first come, first served

  • On the Road Review: GMC Sierra Denali 1500

    On the Road Review: GMC Sierra Denali 1500

    Full-size pickup trucks are essential to life here whether you work or play deep in the Maine woods, or along the rocky coast. From towing, hauling and just commuting, pickup trucks are practical and an often-necessary tool in our vehicle arsenal for a large majority of Mainers. So, it seemed only fitting that our handsome

  • Kitchen Garden: Taste of spring

    Kitchen Garden: Taste of spring

    Can taste buds have spring fever? Most gardeners have caught what Emily Dickinson called “A Little Madness in the Spring.” They’re salivating over catalog descriptions of juicy tomatoes and melons as their windowsills overflow with seedlings. In the old days, this period was called the “hungry gap.” Produce in the root cellar had seen better