Lifestyle

  • Worden-Boyle

    Worden-Boyle

    Kenneth and Debra Worden of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Worden, to Matthew Boyle. Matt is the son of Christopher and Amy Boyle of Franklin. Heather is a graduate of Ellsworth High School and Matt is a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School. The couple reside in Hancock. No

  • In the Right Place: Sticky Business

    In the Right Place: Sticky Business

    Editor’s note: Brooklin author/photographer Richard J. Leighton creates the popular “In the Right Place” posts online about life and nature in Maine. He shares a post the second Thursday of each month in The Ellsworth American. The former Washington, D.C., trial lawyer and his architect wife, Barbara, summered in Brooklin for more than 25 years before making

  • Talk to explore late Dutch crime novelist’s life

    Talk to explore late Dutch crime novelist’s life

    ELLSWORTH — Dutch author and artist Janwillem van de Wetering (1931-2008) traveled the world before making his home in Surry in 1975. The former police officer and aspiring Buddhist monk was well known for his series of crime novels featuring the odd-fellow Dutch detectives Rinus de Gier and Henk Grijpstra. Van de Wetering, some of

  • The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    ELLSWORTH — Like any dowager turning 80, The Grand is planning to celebrate its birthday in style. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, the Ellsworth performance venue will host a concert by another octogenarian, singer-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey. The concert “was Noel’s idea, I believe, to tie the two 80 years together,” Stookey’s publicist Joyce Hall

  • Shalom Orchard Organic Farm produces fruity, mellow wines

    Shalom Orchard Organic Farm produces fruity, mellow wines

    FRANKLIN — Jim Baranski wants you to forget what you know about fruit wines. “Most people think of fruit wines as being sweet dessert wines,” he said, pouring a glug of flaxen liquid for a visitor on a recent rainy afternoon. “We like to make drier dinner wines,” he continued. “Ideally I’d like the wine

  • Nibbles: Spicy vegetarian, cranberries and turkey

    Nibbles: Spicy vegetarian, cranberries and turkey

    Spice up vegetarian Mahan Deva Singh Khalsa, who helped spearhead Bar Harbor’s Open Table Community Dinners, will show how to use various spices to prepare nourishing vegetarian dishes, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Admission is free. Singh Khalsa, who learned

  • Metalsmith Cara Romano fulfills vision in new space

    Metalsmith Cara Romano fulfills vision in new space

    ELLSWORTH — The motto of KōT (pronounced “coat”), Cara Romano’s recently reopened shop on State Street, is “contemporary functional craft.” It’s an apt tagline: the minimal space is filled with carefully curated crafts, from desk caddies made of reclaimed heart pine to sturdy canvas rugs layered with marine grade finish. The space feels a bit