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  • Valentine wine

    Valentine wine

    Ogden Nash’s mini-poem, “Reflections on Ice-breaking,” posits as follows:   Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker.   Clever, yes, but why must it be a competition? Why not have candy and liquor — especially if the liquor is a red wine and the candy is dark chocolate? Never were two basic food groups so

  • Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    BLUE HILL — The Gryphon Trio, Canada’s eminent piano trio, will grace the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. As part of its outreach program, the highly regarded trio also will perform at 9:30 a.m. at the Penobscot Community School. Presented by the Blue Hill Concert Association, as

  • Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — In its 42nd season, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Maine will take the audience on a rollicking ride aboard HMS Pinafore starting at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, at The Grand. A matinee will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. The production continues Feb. 16-18. Directed by Sandi Blanchette,

  • Volunteers prepare free comfort food for cancer patients

    Volunteers prepare free comfort food for cancer patients

    ELLSWORTH — Cooking often is the last thing cancer patients have time, energy and appetite for. But some local residents undergoing cancer treatment are taking comfort and pleasure in appetizing meals prepared for them. Several years ago, Southwest Harbor resident Mary Ann Perlman started Home Cooked Healing, a nonprofit group that works with the Beth

  • Why is it all about the ring?

    Why is it all about the ring?

    Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend of three years always badgered me about getting married before our four-year anniversary. At first the arbitrary deadline annoyed me, but after living together for two years and working through the death of her mother, I really am taking the thought seriously. I’ve even started to save up for a ring.

  • Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor’s Criterion Theatre will be a scene of unity on Feb. 15, if everything goes according to Martin Sexton’s plan. The sprawling, opera-style theater — opened in 1932 by a former bootlegger, according to the venue’s history — will host Sexton that night. He’s in the middle of a cross country winter

  • EHS grad featured at Banff festival

    EHS grad featured at Banff festival

    ELLSWORTH — Maureen (Whalley) Beck, a 2005 graduate of Ellsworth High School and start of the short film “Stumped,” was in town this past weekend attending The Banff Mountain Film Festival at The Grand. The three-day, sold-out festival, presented by Cadillac Mountain Sports, featured a selection of short films on topics ranging from culture to