Lifestyle

  • Nibbles: Soup contest, vegetable gardening, and world cuisine

    Nibbles: Soup contest, vegetable gardening, and world cuisine

    Pick your favorite! The Surry Community Improvement Association encourages folks to get out of the house and sample up to 10 soups/chowders and a variety of cookies at its mid-winter soup/chowder and cookie competition from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Surry Elementary School. The public will cast votes for Best Soup,

  • Author/illustrator brings alive story book-making

    Author/illustrator brings alive story book-making

    By Ellen Booraem BROOKLIN — In Maine and beyond, ask children what they’d do with Mr. Magee and they’ll suggest “go to sea,” “a camping spree,” or “learn to ski.” (Yes, they all rhyme.) Brooklin students were no exception when Camden author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen, Mr. Magee’s creator, visited their school Jan. 17. The kindergarten-to-grade-2

  • Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    BLUE HILL — The Tesla Quartet, named after the Serbian physicist and inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla, will express its innovative spirit when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The string ensemble, which released its first album “Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky” earlier this year,

  • GSA student to compete in state finals

    GSA student to compete in state finals

    BLUE HILL — And then there were five. Magnolia Vandiver of George Stevens Academy was one of five finalists chosen Tuesday at the national “Poetry Out Loud” competition’s Northern Maine Regional Finals held at Hampden Academy. She and the other four finalists will compete against the five Southern Maine finalists at the state competition on

  • Allen-Leach

    Allen-Leach

    Erin Allen and Josh Leach of Waltham, Mass., are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 15, 2019. Erin is the daughter of Janeanne and Michael Allen of Brooklin. Josh is the son of Jodi and Duncan Leach of Blue Hill. Erin and Josh are both graduates of Wentworth University in Boston.

  • Snowdeal-Allen

    Snowdeal-Allen

    Kelcey J. Snowdeal and Samuel C. Allen of Detroit, Mich., wish to announce their engagement. Kelcey is the daughter of Jessica and Jason Snowdeal of Blue Hill. Samuel is the son of Janeanne and Michael Allen of Brooklin. Both are graduates of George Stevens Academy. Kelcey is a graduate of the Masters of Education program

  • LEW-dicrous movie

    LEW-dicrous movie

    True to that memorable line, 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeffrey Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, is a truly ludicrous film that lives on and will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. In the Coen Brothers’ cult

  • On the Road Review: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

    On the Road Review: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited gallery

    Lifestyle trucks are the auto industry’s latest profit niche. Expressive, high-performance on-road and off-road trucks are being created to meet a swelling interest for vehicles that are different from the hum-drum offerings preferred by the masses. And who better to define this expansion — in sales and profits — than FCA’s venerable Jeep brand. Riding

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Feb. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Classical guitarist Kevin Morse and trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This free, professional concert is presented by Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The theme is romance, since the concert is so close to Valentine’s Day. The program