• All about Maine

    All about Maine

    BROOKSVILLE — Each spring, more than 200,000 alewives journey up streams to Walker Pond and other freshwater ponds and lakes to lay their eggs before returning to the ocean. The small herring-like fish’s odyssey and its value as bait for the lobster fishery was the inspiration behind students’ prints made from actual alewives as part

  • Clued in

    Clued in

    ELLSWORTH — Do you fancy yourself an amateur detective? Did you devour Nancy Drew books and relish accusing Colonel Mustard of murder in the ballroom with the candlestick? The Ellsworth Public Library and The Grand have an event for you. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, join wannabe sleuths, local actors and residents

  • Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Fun with food: Four upcoming events

    Maine-Far East fusion Bath cook Chris Toy, who teaches cooking at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School’s flagship store in York, will put his Chinese cuisine cooking skills to work in “Downeast Far East Fusion Cuisine” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, in a class offered through the 2019 Schoodic Arts Festival. The

  • Pucker up, it’s time for rhubarb crisp

    Pucker up, it’s time for rhubarb crisp

    Rhubarb Crisp is one of our family’s favorite springtime desserts. Ruby red chunks of fresh rhubarb are combined with Maine maple syrup, covered with a topping of rolled oats, coconut, brown sugar and butter, and baked until the filling is set and the top is golden brown and crunchy. The flavor is first tart and

  • On the Road Review: Nissan Pathfinder

    On the Road Review: Nissan Pathfinder

    Since buyers have long since forsaken more sensible front-drive minivans for three-row crossovers often equipped with AWD, one can imagine that the segment provides ample choices — with continuous upgrades. Very safe assumption, as the profits (and the competition) in this class virtually dictate constant updates. Under these conditions, Nissan has given the Pathfinder only

  • Grilling the Argentine Way

    Grilling the Argentine Way

    ELLSWORTH — Cast aside that precarious kettle-shaped grill that only allows you to barbecue a few steaks and burgers at a time. All the cool folks, at least the ones who work at Jeff and Diane Kelly-Lokocz’s 86 This!, the city’s burrito institution on Main Street, are cooking outdoors on a chapa. An Argentinean term,

  • History hits home

    History hits home

    BANGOR — When Brian Swartz first began writing about Maine and the Civil War almost a decade ago, he had what is likely a common misconception among Mainers. “I thought, ‘There can’t be too much material out there because it was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the 20th Maine and Little Round Top — and that’s all

  • More than an affair

    More than an affair

    LAMOINE — What happens when a young man and young woman, who met the previous night at dinner in an inn — he to oversee the income tax of a client and she to attend a Catholic retreat — find themselves in bed together? For its spring theatrical reading, Lamoine Community Arts will present an

  • Music to our ears!

    Music to our ears!

    BLUE HILL — “Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul. Heave away the capstan, lads, and let’s get up the trawl. When the winds a blowin’, the ship’s a gently rollin’…” So goes “Haul, Boy, Haul,” an old sea shanty, sung while sailors heaved at a ship’s capstan to weigh anchor. That sailor’s hauling chant is