• Season’s first green a welcome sight

    Season’s first green a welcome sight

    There is nothing more welcoming in spring than a clump of fresh chives. The smallest species of the onion genus, Allium schoenoprasum, chives are a choice edible herb, and the only allium native both to the Old and New World. The cheerful, slender green and hollow shoots of “grass” or chives start to appear once

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Durango GT

    On the Road Review: Dodge Durango GT

    Multiple copies of the third-generation Dodge Durango have visited through the years since its 2011 debut, and none have disappointed. A three-row crossover based on the same uni-body platform that underpins the top-selling Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Dodge asserts itself very nicely in a segment loaded with competent full-size crossovers. For 2019, Dodge continues to

  • Sibling harmony

    Sibling harmony

    ELLSWORTH — GoldenOak, an indie-soul-folk band based in Portland, will play a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Grand. Proceeds will support Healthy Acadia’s farm-based food collection and donation program that supplies surplus nutritious produce to people experiencing hunger. GoldenOak, which is fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall, who come

  • On stage at sea

    On stage at sea

    GOULDSBORO — When Gregory Young went to a group interview for Carnival Cruise Line, the Gouldsboro native wore a plaid button-down shirt and khaki pants. “As I walked in, I’m looking around and all these people are in suits and ties,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to get this job.’” Then,

  • Read their lips!

    Read their lips!

    ELLSWORTH — A battle is brewing and will come to a head next Saturday, May 4, when individuals and area businesses try to outperform each other at The Grand’s 2019 “Grand Mouth Off Lip Sync Battle” kicking off at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15 per person. In its fourth year, The Grand fundraiser’s business contestants

  • Trio to play free concert of Mozart, Schumann

    Trio to play free concert of Mozart, Schumann

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilis will perform works by Mozart and Schumann at the next midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Moore Community Center on State Street. Admission is free. Hosted by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute, the concert is part of the

  • For the love of Bach

    For the love of Bach

    BLUE HILL — Bach’s remarkable oratorio St. Matthew Passion, composed for the Good Friday service at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, in 1729, will be the Bagaduce Chorale’s featured work at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Ellsworth

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger GT

    On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger GT

    March in Maine brings a higher, warmer sun that signals that winter will soon be over and spring will splash everything new again. March rekindles long dormant passions for driving sports cars and getting personal vehicles out from under cover and into the sunlight, again. March also brings black ice, slushy snowstorms and nasty roads

  • Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    Picturing downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Portland photographer Heath Paley, whose large–scale and high-definition photographs of 18 Maine downtowns were highlighted in a traveling exhibition at the Maine State House in Augusta and other venues in 2016-2017, turned his lens on Ellsworth as part of the series. Those images are the focus of a show opening Wednesday, April 24,