Lifestyle

  • Bodwell’s Baker’s Dozen

    Bodwell’s Baker’s Dozen

    One lazy Sunday in 2009, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance’s Executive Director Joshua Bodwell tapped out a list of books that had resonated with him that year. He wrote some reflections about each book and emailed the list to friends and family. And so an annual tradition was born. Here are three of his

  • Northeast Historic Film’s Jane Donnell knows the power of pictures

    Northeast Historic Film’s Jane Donnell knows the power of pictures

    BUCKSPORT — Jane Donnell knows, from both professional and personal experience, the power that home movies can have in people’s lives. Overseeing theater, distribution and membership services at Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, it’s central to her daily work. The nonprofit’s mission, in part, is to “collect and preserve the film and video record of

  • Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Trenton Flats Theater Company’s production “Closer To Home, Too!,” the Jan. 20 finale of which was postponed due to last weekend’s blizzard, will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,  at The Grand. Anyone who purchased tickets for the Jan. 20 show can use them for either show on Jan.

  • Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor gardener and chef Jacob Wartell is on a mission to get you to eat more fat, specifically saturated fats. That’s right, more butter, bacon and lard. What’s that you say? You’re a vegetarian? No problem, use coconut oil. “Saturated fats are so essential to so many of our biologic functions,” said

  • On the Road Review: Kia Forte Sedan

    On the Road Review: Kia Forte Sedan gallery

    Of all the car classes remaining in the marketplace, the most life exists in the compact sedan class, where recent redesigns from Honda, Toyota and this week’s Kia Forte illustrate that the Asian automakers are not ready to abandon the vehicles that helped establish them in America. Indeed, the latest Forte is a stylish, handsome

  • Students’ quest to save whales focus of film

    Students’ quest to save whales focus of film

    CASTINE — Calvin is a North Atlantic right whale whose mother, Delilah, died from a ship strike in Canada’s Bay of Fundy in 1992. Researchers, who named the female calf after the spunky Calvin and Hobbes comic strip character, subsequently have followed the baby whale that not only survived on its own but bore several