• EHS grad featured at Banff festival

    EHS grad featured at Banff festival

    ELLSWORTH — Maureen (Whalley) Beck, a 2005 graduate of Ellsworth High School and start of the short film “Stumped,” was in town this past weekend attending The Banff Mountain Film Festival at The Grand. The three-day, sold-out festival, presented by Cadillac Mountain Sports, featured a selection of short films on topics ranging from culture to

  • SevenArts Gallery gets makeover

    ELLSWORTH — SevenArts Gallery’s members have been busy creating a new experience for their customers. Since Jan. 15, the gallery, housed in the Maine Grind Building (192 Main St.), has been closed and the space emptied and renovated. The gallery is now ready to reopen on Monday, Feb. 5. In addition to its newly designed

  • Sales and new car news: what’s hot — and not

    With total new vehicle sales slipping slightly in 2017 to just under 17-million units, emerging trends reveal how much the market is shifting as consumers selected pickups, crossovers and SUVs 65 percent of the time over conventional car sales last year. With lots of ink spilled over electric vehicles and hybrids, their sales remain less

  • Beer-brewing friars to open taproom

    Beer-brewing friars to open taproom

    BUCKSPORT — A new restaurant called Friars’ Brewhouse Tap Room is coming to Main Street, and it will serve meals that some Mainers may have never seen before. “The only restaurant that I’ve seen it in has either been in Europe or Canada,” said one of the tap room’s founders, Brother Donald Paul. Brother Donald

  • Etch A Sketch artist finds niche

    Etch A Sketch artist finds niche

    BAR HARBOR — Ever tried to draw a circle on an Etch A Sketch? You are excused if the exercise ended with flinging the iconic red children’s toy toward the nearest trash bin. “I can’t draw a circle on an Etch A Sketch either,” admits artist Andrea Tilden. She can, however, draw intricate likenesses of

  • Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    WINTER HARBOR — For a couple of years, Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab has sought the rights to stage the adaption of Mark Haddon’s 2003 bestselling novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” That quest was fulfilled last month. Now the troupe is poised to cast Simon Stevens’ stage adaption

  • Symphony’s own gifted musicians highlighted

    ORONO — If the inclusion of pieces by Arnold Schoenberg and a living composer deterred people from attending the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s first Masterworks concert of 2018, they were mistaken and missed a delightful concert. Last Sunday’s performance, which featured soloists from the orchestra and a small string ensemble, was one of the most accessible

  • We’d like to move back home

    We’d like to move back home

    Dear Carolyn: How do you figure out whether moving back “home” and blowing up your career in order to do so is the right thing to do? I realize you can’t answer this, but my husband and I are despondent living away from family lately and feel like we’re depriving our 2-year-old from being near