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  • On the Road Review: Ram North Edition

    On the Road Review: Ram North Edition

    MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — On a mild, damp evening just a day ahead of one of our recent November winter storms, the members of the New England Motor Press Association gathered here for the North American debut of FCA’s latest Ram pickup — the new North Edition. Already the reigning Winter Vehicle of the Year and

  • Bevy of pesky beavers inspires memoir

    Bevy of pesky beavers inspires memoir

    ELLSWORTH — “Bad Beaver Tales:  Love and Life in Downeast Maine” is the title of Ellsworth resident Carol Leonard’s newly published book, which she will talk about at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Ellsworth Public Library “Bad Beaver Tales:  Love and Life in Downeast Maine” is drawn from Leonard and her husband

  • Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    Artists to discuss use of color at forum

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle Artists Association will present its second public session, featuring painters Jill Finsen, Susan Finsen and Walter Smalling, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 15 Main St. The discussion is part of the association’s “ART matters” series of talks in its fourth year. The three artists will discuss “Color,

  • Pittsfield writer wins playwrights’ award

    Pittsfield writer wins playwrights’ award

    WINTER HARBOR — Meetinghouse Theatre Lab has awarded its Maine Playwrights’ Award to Pittsfield writer Kristin Leonard, whose play “Crash” will be performed in a staged reading at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hammond Hall. A former dancer and actress, who studied at New York’s The Juilliard School, Leonard holds a master’s degree

  • Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop

    WINTER HARBOR — In winter, coastal Maine’s wild beauty stands out starkly. The absence of foliage revealing the landscape’s bones. At the Schoodic Institute, Thomaston painter Kevin Beers will show how to capture the scenery as part of a three-day workshop, running Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 6-8, at the Schoodic Point campus. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    EASTBROOK — Come snow, sleet or sniffles, the show must go on. Cave Hill School students staged an entire play — from casting to curtain call — last week. With a snow day on Monday and a delayed start on Tuesday, they didn’t get the full five days of preparation originally planned. Principal Brenda Jordan

  • Beer release party at Fogtown Jan. 5

    ELLSWORTH — A collaboration brew release party at will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at Fogtown Brewing Co., 25 Pine St. in Ellsworth. Come try the winning Dusseldorf Altbier brewed at Fogtown by Andy Thibodeau, recipient of Acadia Chamber’s 2018 Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition. There will also be live music by Pitch