• BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    Review ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra opened its 123rd season Sunday afternoon with a concert of works by Bernstein, Ravel and Sibelius. Music Director and conductor Lucas Richman remarked that this was probably the first time a BSO performance had begun with the strumming of an electric guitar — the introductory chord of “Simple

  • On the Road Review: Nissan 370Z Roadster

    On the Road Review: Nissan 370Z Roadster gallery

    There is no mistaking the fact that two-seater sports cars are personal choice vehicles espousing driving fun, frequently with top-down exuberance, with few concerns for function or practicality. Despite the best offerings ever, sports car sales have plummeted — bringing into question the future of the whole segment. Buyers still have multiple options, however. Nissan,

  • Word invites students to join writing workshops

    Word invites students to join writing workshops

    BLUE HILL — Area teenagers and Blue Hill elementary school students will have a chance to participate in writing workshops with visiting artists as part of the Word literary arts festival Oct. 18-20. Students at George Stevens Academy and Blue Hill Harbor School, as well as high-school-age homeschoolers from GSA sending towns, must register in

  • Lively arts scene in focus next week

    Lively arts scene in focus next week

    ELLSWORTH — Downtown Ellsworth with be abuzz with creative activity from glass-blowing and green wood-carving to sewing and silversmithing at the second Art of Ellsworth Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14. The festival is being held in synch with Maine Craft Weekend. On and around Main Street, Atlantic Art Glass, SevenArts Gallery, One Woman Studio, (Kōt) Contemporary Craft,

  • Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Nibbles: Fall’s bounty

    Celebrate the bounty An apple pie-eating contest, cider-pressing and corn chowder, Irish stew with lamb and biscuits are among the culinary highlights of the Curran Homestead’s Family Friendly Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Fields Pond Road in Orrington. Festival-goers also can jar pickles, sauerkraut or Korean kimchi.

  • Is a separation cruel?

    Is a separation cruel?

    Dear Carolyn: Is a separation cruel? Prolonging the inevitable? In counseling now but I feel claustrophobic, like we can’t have a conversation without the weight of his fear and my frustration overshadowing everything. If I don’t get some space, there’s no way we’ll make it. If I do, we still might not. I feel I