• A maker’s vision takes shape

    A maker’s vision takes shape

    GOULDSBORO — Artisan Lab, a nonprofit organization that fosters personal growth through craftsmanship and technology, has been awarded a $10,000 grant to support its “Makeshops” in which participants will shape wood, metal and ceramic and fabricate related tools. For nearly 50 years, Dan Weaver has produced a wide-ranging line of ceramics, from porcelain mugs to

  • Special Delivery

    Special Delivery

    BLUE HILL — Part of the charm of this seaside town is its U.S. post office bursting with blooms, cultivated and tended by Peter Clapp. Perennials and annuals grace either side of the post office steps as well as the roadside entrance to 104 Main St. Clapp owns the post office property. Six years ago,

  • Driving the Maserati Levante with “Mr. Maine” Bill Green

    Driving the Maserati Levante with “Mr. Maine” Bill Green

    CUMBERLAND — In 1914, two very disparate events occurred that would make large impacts on society in American as well as automobile styles, performance and general attitudes about luxury motoring. Event one was Henry Ford gathering several friends, including at the time Thomas Edison, Firestone tire magnate Harvey Firestone, naturalist John Burroughs, plus Presidents Warren

  • Ruddy-Clements


    Shane Ruddy and Kristine Clements have announced their engagement. Shane is the son of Margo and Bob Ruddy of Seneca Falls N.Y., and the grandson of Ronald and Mary Allen of Blue Hill. Kristine is the daughter of David Clements and Patricia Clements of Chesterville. A 2009 graduate of Mynderse Academy, the groom-to-be holds a

  • Kosti comes home

    Kosti comes home

    BROOKSVILLE — During its annual meeting on Sunday, Aug. 25, the Brooksville Historical Society will host a program on the work of famed Rockland photographer Kosti Ruohomaa. Following the business meeting, Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will present “Kosti Comes Home” at 7 p.m. at the Brooksville Town House. The

  • From Beirut to Bar Harbor

    From Beirut to Bar Harbor

    ELLSWORTH — Caribou is perhaps not the first place one would expect to find a Lebanese man, sporting a crisp dress shirt and tie, going door-to-door selling wares out of an old woven fishing basket on his back. But that’s exactly where one could find Joseph Sleeper in the early 1900s. “He dressed every day

  • Get thee to a funnery!

    Get thee to a funnery!

    BLUE HILL — When I was a kid, we used to have an antique, wind-up gramophone with a small collection of vintage 78 records from the 1940s. The hands-down favorite for me and my siblings was a record called “Ticklish Reuben,” which was largely a recording of the singer laughing (because he was ticklish, see?).