• Foster-Van Arnam

    Foster-Van Arnam

    Tod and Suze Foster are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meaghan, to Ethan Van Arnam. Ethan is the son of Jean and Peter Van Arnam of Waterford, Conn. Meaghan attended local schools. She received a BA from Carleton College and a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a

  • Tastes so good

    Tastes so good

    BAR HARBOR — Chef Bobby Will was in line at the airport last summer, heading to Bar Harbor, and he was panicking: his bag had been flagged, and security officials were slowly pulling out items, one by one. But it wasn’t contraband or a pocket knife he was worried about them finding. “I’m sitting here

  • Unstoppable passion

    Unstoppable passion

    By Ellen Booraem Special to The Ellsworth American GOULDSBORO — As a young teen in Prospect Harbor, Adam Fisher fell in love with Aardman Animation’s Wallace and Gromit, the 1990s man-and-dog duo who introduced many of us to a new age in stop-motion animation. Even though he spent his Sumner Memorial High School years haunting

  • Showcasing student artists

    Showcasing student artists

    BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy Student Art Show will take place in the school’s science wing and library from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. The public is invited to join the artists at the reception. Art teacher Mariel Duym and her AP art students are hanging the show, which will

  • Ann Dyer and James Hiers

    Ann Dyer and James Hiers

    Ann M. Dyer and James G. Hiers of Ellsworth are happy to announce their engagement. Ann is the daughter of Kathryn Ward and Scott Dyer of Pleasantville, N.Y. James is the son of Susan Wintels of Watauga, Tenn., and Gainer Hiers of Picayune, Miss. Ann is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and

  • Nibbles: Wings, beer, and a pop-up restaurant

    Nibbles: Wings, beer, and a pop-up restaurant

    Wing it Who’s got the best wings? Dysart’s, Chili’s, Bangin’ Whoopie, Hannaford, Hollywood Casino, Holiday Inn, Husson University, Job Corps, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Buffalo Wild Wings, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Orono Hotels, O.T.O. Outta The Ordinary or Penobscot Valley Country Club? Cast your vote at the 2019 Wingfest Maine from 5 to 8

  • Crazy for crab cakes

    Crazy for crab cakes

    In the late 19th century, crabs were only enjoyed along the East and West coasts of the United States. Often found in the traps of lobster fishermen, these crustaceans were considered quite dangerous, as the pinchers of the two front claws could pierce the skin. And the meat was hard to access. Still is, as

  • Class is over

    Class is over

    BAR HARBOR — Bill Carpenter leans into a question a student has asked in his history class at College of the Atlantic. Perhaps it’s to hear better — he is after all pushing 80 — but the creative writing gives the impression of being fully engaged by the query. He leans back in his chair,

  • On the Road Review: Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum

    On the Road Review: Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum

    Cute-utes, SUVs, crossover utility vehicle, crossover activity vehicle, whatever label you choose to affix to small five-door wagons flooding the market, know that these compact and subcompact vehicles are rapidly eclipsing buyers’ taste for conventional four-door small cars. And nowhere is this more notable than in the premium/luxury car segments, where this week’s Volvo XC40