• On the Road Review: Nissan 370Z Roadster

    On the Road Review: Nissan 370Z Roadster gallery

    There is no mistaking the fact that two-seater sports cars are personal choice vehicles espousing driving fun, frequently with top-down exuberance, with few concerns for function or practicality. Despite the best offerings ever, sports car sales have plummeted — bringing into question the future of the whole segment. Buyers still have multiple options, however. Nissan,

  • Word invites students to join writing workshops

    Word invites students to join writing workshops

    BLUE HILL — Area teenagers and Blue Hill elementary school students will have a chance to participate in writing workshops with visiting artists as part of the Word literary arts festival Oct. 18-20. Students at George Stevens Academy and Blue Hill Harbor School, as well as high-school-age homeschoolers from GSA sending towns, must register in

  • Lively arts scene in focus next week

    Lively arts scene in focus next week

    ELLSWORTH — Downtown Ellsworth with be abuzz with creative activity from glass-blowing and green wood-carving to sewing and silversmithing at the second Art of Ellsworth Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14. The festival is being held in synch with Maine Craft Weekend. On and around Main Street, Atlantic Art Glass, SevenArts Gallery, One Woman Studio, (Kōt) Contemporary Craft,

  • Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Celebrate the bounty An apple pie-eating contest, cider-pressing and corn chowder, Irish stew with lamb and biscuits are among the culinary highlights of the Curran Homestead’s Family Friendly Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Festival-goers also can jar pickles, sauerkraut or Korean kimchi.

  • Is a separation cruel?

    Is a separation cruel?

    Dear Carolyn: Is a separation cruel? Prolonging the inevitable? In counseling now but I feel claustrophobic, like we can’t have a conversation without the weight of his fear and my frustration overshadowing everything. If I don’t get some space, there’s no way we’ll make it. If I do, we still might not. I feel I

  • Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Selections from Schubert and Dvorak will be served up by the Forelle Trio at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s Midday Concert at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Admission is free. Formed last year, the trio includes violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip

  • Concert Association lands $4,000 grant

    Concert Association lands $4,000 grant

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Concert Association has received a $4,000 grant from the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary and to further its mission to feature fine chamber music in the depths of winter. “We applaud your community and educational outreach, and we hope you have a successful