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  • A taste of home

    A taste of home

    Every year in January we have an artistic project here on Deer Isle known as Fun-A-Day. The premise is simple: participants pick a project like take a photograph, paint a series of pictures, create a quilt, or bake a cake and work on it every day. Then in February, we share our work with the

  • On the Road Review: Ford Super Duty 2500 Powerstroke

    On the Road Review: Ford Super Duty 2500 Powerstroke

    Pickup trucks. They’re not quite the largest automotive segment (compact crossovers currently are), but pickup trucks are the bread-and-butter, money generating machines that propel income for Ford, GM and FCA in America. Big, burly, and now often quite beautiful with their lengthy list of work capabilities combined with amenities, today’s pickup trucks are the staple

  • Dive into reading!

    Island Readers & Writers, a nonprofit based in Southwest Harbor, strives to instill a love of reading and learning among children living in coastal Maine. The organization shared a few of the many books on its “2019 Winter Book List”. To learn more, visit islandreadersandwriters.org. “Got to Get to Bear’s,” by Brian Lies (Preschool-grade 2)

  • It’s totally kosher!

    It’s totally kosher!

    At age 31, with energy to burn and publication of a third cookbook under her apron, Miriam Pascal wants to make it easier for you to feed your family. Mesorah Publications has just released Pascal’s “More Real Life Kosher Cooking: Delicious Recipes that Create a Lifetime of Culinary Memories,” as a follow- up to the

  • Live for free

    BLUE HILL — To draw a wider audience, the Blue Hill Concert Association will offer a pair of complimentary tickets to each of its four concerts kicking off with the Hermitage Piano Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. As part of its community outreach, the association will

  • Conquering barriers

    Conquering barriers

    EAST MACHIAS — On a Friday in early December, Washington Academy sophomore Noah Carver walked carefully into the school music room, touching the wall for guidance. Reaching the approximate center of the performance space, he turned to his left, took a couple steps forward and then folded up his cane and placed it on the

  • Rhubarb rules in late winter, spring

    Rhubarb rules in late winter, spring

    I’ve never understood strawberry rhubarb pie. It’s considered a classic recipe, but most true classics follow the old gardening calendar, using fruits and vegetables in season. They go back before the days of freezers and diesel trucks. Strawberries and rhubarb taste fine together but in the garden, they are not precisely bedfellows. Rhubarb’s main claim

  • On the Road Review: GMC visits New England

    On the Road Review: GMC visits New England

    MIDDLEBORO, MASS. — After too long of an absence, GMC recently staged a visit with New England’s automotive press to debut its 2020 Sierra lineup. Front and center were three of the stars: a brand new Sierra 1500 AT4 crew-cab, plus AT4 and Denali versions of the all-new Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty crew cabs powered

  • Watch the lobster drop!

    Watch the lobster drop!

    WINTER HARBOR — Let’s consider this upcoming change as a variation on a theme. For the past decade, the Winter Harbor Music Festival has brought classical music to Hammond Hall during the summer months. Now, festival organizers have decided to hold classical concerts on the first Friday of every month at Hammond Hall. The Main Street

  • Doughlicious!

    Doughlicious!

    HANCOCK — Nothing spells love and appreciation like a home-cooked gift from your kitchen. Especially if that gift entails doughnuts. Jeri Bowers knows this well. During the Christmas season, Bowers rises early to make homemade doughnuts for the staff at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the Bar Harbor village of Salisbury Cove where she works

  • Reciting poetry with poise

    Reciting poetry with poise

    BLUE HILL — Junior Magnolia Vandiver was declared the winner, while sophomore Emma Snow was named runner-up, earlier this month of George Stevens Academy’s schoolwide “Poetry Out Loud” competition. Vandiver will represent GSA at the Northern Maine Regional Competition in February. “Poetry Out Loud,” a poetry recitation competition organized at the national level by the