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  • Author dives into the world of seaweed in new book

    Author dives into the world of seaweed in new book

    SURRY — Susan Hand Shetterly speaks the way that she writes: in spare, lyrical prose. Her voice is soft until a question or an idea excites her, when her timbre deepens and the edges of her words sharpen. Right now Shetterly is speaking excitedly about seaweed. Her most recent book, “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at

  • Vietnamese-style sandwiches in demand at marina

    Vietnamese-style sandwiches in demand at marina

    WINTER HARBOR — One of the first things visitors stepping off the ferries encounter at the Schoodic Marine Center is The Hot Box Mobile Kitchen. A culinary surprise awaits them at the head of the ramp. “Around here it’s mostly seafood and burgers,” says Travis Bisson, who runs The Hot Box with his brother Alec.

  • Check out the talent

    Check out the talent

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand, Ellsworth’s 1938 Art Deco theater, and the Blue Hill Fair will showcase talented Mainers competing to enter “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” kicking off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Grand. Admission is $10 per person. The first qualifying phase, which is meant to be in good fun, will

  • Monteux School has a new director

    Monteux School has a new director

    HANCOCK — The Monteux School and Music Festival earlier this summer concluded its 75th season and its first under Executive Director Marc Thayer, who took over from longtime director Ron Schwizer in May. “It goes by so quickly,” Thayer said of his first summer in Hancock. A violinist by training, he serves during the remainder

  • How well do you know your Ratatouille?

    How well do you know your Ratatouille?

    Do you know Ratatouille? “Ratatouille” (ra-tuh-TOO-ee) is a delightful animated Disney film released in 2007 about a gifted French rat named Remy with highly developed senses of smell and taste who dreams of becoming a chef. Remy’s signature dish, ratatouille, saves the day in this fast moving, highly entertaining comedy about the intricacies of French

  • New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    Review STONINGTON — Anyone who has not been to Stonington lately, now is a good time to go. The drive is lovely, especially when you cross the handsome bridge spanning Eggemoggin Reach, and pass through Deer Isle village, with its tidy cottages, art galleries and filigreed coastline and come to Stonington itself. Overlooking the town

  • Landscape photographer Terrell Lester’s work on view

    Landscape photographer Terrell Lester’s work on view

    DEER ISLE — Anyone who was in Maine from the 1980s through the 2000s likely would have seen were certain to have American landscape photographer Terrell S. Lester’s shot of the scarlet blueberry fields unfolding from atop Caterpillar Hill in fall, a white dingy in the fog and other iconic images. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Book review “Kathryn, the rhythm of the natural world changes with the seasons, with morning dew and evening shadows, with rain, wind, hail and snow, sunrise and sunset, starlight and moonlight,” writes Penobscot author Bundy Boit in her latest children’s book. “Letter by Fairy Post” is written as a letter to Boit’s granddaughter, who as