• Orders being taken for plant sale

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the return of the spring plant sale with 18 specially selected species. Discount pricing is being offered on pre-orders before March 17. After March 17, customers may still order at regular price while supplies last. Pick-up for all orders is Saturday, May 18,

  • Aragosta Restaurant moving to Deer Isle

    STONINGTON — Chef Devin Finigan and her husband, Luke Hartmann, have purchased the Goose Cove Lodge in Deer Isle. Finigan opened her first restaurant, Aragosta, on Main Street in downtown Stonington in 2012. The fine dining establishment will move to the lodge. “Aragosta at Goose Cove will offer exquisite dining overlooking the Atlantic Ocean,” Finigan

  • All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    BLUE HILL — In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday, Blue Hill Bach will present the composer’s “Musical Offering” (BWV 1079) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. Harpsichordist and organist Daniel Pyle will be joined by flutist Catherine Bull, violinists Anatole Wieck and Ryu Mitsuhashi,

  • Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Plant-based 101 Holden holistic wellness educator Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi will offer a three-part class called “Nutrition with Plant-based Cooking” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, Saturday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 17, at the Sullivan Learning Center on Route 1 in East Sullivan. Offered through RSU 24 Adult Education, Randolph-Lucchesi will explain

  • Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    Local Irish literature scholar lands Fulbright

    ELLSWORTH — Greg Winston may be best known locally as the friendly fellow scooping a cone of Nutty Bovine, Udderly Divine or some other ice cream flavor at Mortons Moo. The ice cream emporium’s co-owner, though, has another life as an English professor at Husson University in Bangor. The full scope of what the Ellsworth

  • EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    ELLSWORTH — The regional vocal jazz and show choir competitions, which will be held on Friday, March 1, at Ellsworth High School, have often been described as a circus. The crowds, the colorful costumes, the dance, the razzle-dazzle and such help create that atmosphere. But this year the EHS show choir will make that description

  • A taste of the sun

    A taste of the sun

    It’s been 180 years since Thomas Jefferson’s American consul in Florence, Italy, Thomas Appleton by name, sent him some fennel to plant at Monticello. Jefferson did, and the crop has thrived over here in peaceful obscurity ever since. In California, where the climate is something like the plant’s native Mediterranean region, it has naturalized and

  • On the Road Review: Honda Pilot Elite AWD

    On the Road Review: Honda Pilot Elite AWD gallery

    Minivans. The mere mention of this type of family-oriented vehicle drives some buyers nutty. It can’t be the versatility, because no vehicle in the marketplace has more interior space or cargo capacity for traveling families than the minivan. So it must be the image, the perception that you are something less than your peers by