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  • Budding jazz musicians to compete in Berklee festival

    Budding jazz musicians to compete in Berklee festival

    BLUE HILL — A George Stevens Academy jazz combo will compete at Berklee College of Music’s 50th Berklee High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Boston. Thousands of musicians from 131 schools across the country are expected to participate at the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Jam Bake Combo

  • Food truck chef teams up with Fogtown brewery

    Food truck chef teams up with Fogtown brewery

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a bitter afternoon in early January, but the cold is kept at bay inside Eat at Joe’s food truck, where Joe Segari is standing over the grill. The truck is parked outside Fogtown Brewing Co., where Segari can be found six days a week, year-round. Plucky jazz from the night’s live band

  • Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Cabin fever is coming early to those whose spirits have sank, along with the temperature that hovered around 8 and 10 degrees last weekend — not including the wind chill. Take a break and head to The Grand Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, where Trenton Flats Theater Company will perform “Closer To Home, Too!” The

  • Cyr-Khan wedding

    Cyr-Khan wedding

    John and Diane Cyr of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Alice Cyr, to Shahrukh Khan, son of Shafi and Kabila Khan of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on New Year’s Day. The wedding took place at their home in Ellsworth with officiant Malen Hsu presiding. Danielle and Shahrukh initially met

  • On the Road Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

    On the Road Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk gallery

    It is raining huge water drops as the latest Jeep Cherokee heads north from Seabrook, N.H., into the third winter storm of fall. Traffic on the Maine Turnpike is narrowing down to the middle lane as wet, heavy snow replaces the coastal rain as the Jeep pushes through slowing traffic. Most front-drive car pilots —

  • Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    By Arnold Berleant Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blue Hill Concert Association will open its 2019 season with Axiom Brass and a program with something to delight everyone at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The Chicago-based quintet consists of Dorival Puccini Jr. and Michael Hawes,

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Jan. 18

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and pianist Anastasia Antonacos will play a free midday concert at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Jasas-Hardel, of Yarmouth, was selected to be a member of the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, which performs chamber music in the White