Lifestyle

  • Gifts for sportsmen

    Gifts for sportsmen

    Most of the sportsmen and women I have known over the years have an affinity for tools of the trade, gizmos and gadgets that have a practical application in their outdoor pursuits. And if they want something, and can afford it, they just go out and buy it. Oh, there are exceptions in the outdoor

  • On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 F-Sport

    On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 F-Sport

    On the last day of the Lexus’s visit, 3 inches of fresh snow proved that the season is definitely changing. Early darkness, icy roads and foreboding, gray skies do not generally make for happy motoring. More about this momentarily. The midsize ES sedan series is the best-selling Lexus car, and has been for a long

  • On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 F-Sport

    On the Road Review: Lexus ES350 F-Sport

    On the last day of the Lexus’s visit, 3 inches of fresh snow proved that the season is definitely changing. Early darkness, icy roads and foreboding, gray skies do not generally make for happy motoring. More about this momentarily. The midsize ES sedan series is the best-selling Lexus car, and has been for a long

  • Late lobsterman Andrew Gove’s memoir published

    Late lobsterman Andrew Gove’s memoir published

    STONINGTON — Andrew Gove, a legend along the Maine coast, started writing down his stories more than a decade ago and kept up the work right up until he died at age 90 in June of 2020. Reading “The Life of a Maine Lobsterman: 82 Years on the Water” is like sitting at his kitchen

  • Gingerbread cookies are a crowd favorite

    Gingerbread cookies are a crowd favorite

    Last week, my culinary students at Deer Isle-Stonington High School prepared and served a harvest lunch for their 120 classmates and staff. It was a heroic effort that involved the whole school and spanned over two weeks of preparation. Students roasted five Maine-raised turkeys, picking the meat off the bones, making stock and preparing gravy.

  • On the Road Review: Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Hybrid

    On the Road Review: Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Hybrid

    Almost 60 miles north of Bangor, up the swiftly traveled interstate, is Exit 244 for Medway and the Gateway to the Maine North Woods. With a shrinking population under 1,400 souls (that could change due to COVID), this river town rests on the shores of the mighty Penobscot River, in the shadow of Mount Katahdin.

  • New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    BLUE HILL — Someday, a play will be written specifically for a virtual Zoom format or, then again, perhaps, with a COVID vaccine on the horizon, it won’t be necessary. Let’s hope! The New Surry Theatre, however, is not waiting for either of those eventualities, and have instead, courageously forged ahead with a virtual performance

  • On the Road Review: Ford F-350 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab

    Heavy duty pickup truck buyers have four brands to work with to create the ultimate play/work/tow vehicle among the thousands of option specifications spread across each maker’s expansive lineup. Gas engines to turbodiesels, 6- to 10-speed automatics and ¾-ton to 1¼-ton brutes with dual-rear wheels, heavy duty trucks can now tow up to 36,000 pounds

  • Design for living

    Design for living

    LITTLE DEER ISLE — Walk into a Coakley house and you’ll be surrounded by wood, space and light. A designer and builder who can slip a line from “Moby Dick” into the conversation with ease, Coakley has been creating homes for about five decades, first up in the Pembroke area and for the last 35

  • Library to host art show and auction 

    Library to host art show and auction 

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will host an online art auction throughout December in order to give regional artists a spacious venue to show and sell their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online bidding will start Dec. 1 at www.ellsworthlibrary.net.​ The monthlong auction, proceeds from which will partially benefit the library, replaces the library’s