Lifestyle

  • Caring for a parent focus of book talk

    ELLSWORTH — Author and caregiver Lisa Steele-Maley will speak about her book, “Without a Map,” a memoir about helping her father navigate the details of a life interrupted by dementia, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Ellsworth Public Library. Admission is free. Steele-Maley makes her home in coastal Maine, where she lives

  • Councilor reclaimed his health and seeks to help others

    Councilor reclaimed his health and seeks to help others

    ELLSWORTH — When it comes to describing his plant-based lifestyle, Marc Blanchette tends to speak in sound bites. “If it was grown on a plant, have at it. If it was made in a manufacturing plant, don’t eat it.” “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.” “If it has a mother or a face, don’t eat

  • Acadia National Park seeks 2019 artists-in-residence

    Acadia National Park seeks 2019 artists-in-residence

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service invites accomplished professional artists, writers and others to apply for one of eight opportunities with the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program. The last day to apply online is Monday, Dec. 31. “We want people to experience Acadia through the perspectives of artists,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Early national parks owe

  • Election Day pie sale in Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — An Election Day pie sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the YWCA Mount Desert Island. The sale will feature homemade pies baked by YWCA volunteers. Show your “I Voted” sticker and receive a free mini pie (about 3 inches across). Proceeds will benefit the YWCA MDI’s

  • Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    I love everything about Lamoine Community Arts — the cozy little, white clapboard Grange hall with its bumpy, dusty parking area, worn, wooden floors and the small but surprisingly deep stage, upon which the troupe performs.

  • Appledore House’s half-moon pies easy to make

    Appledore House’s half-moon pies easy to make

    Celia Thaxter grew up on tiny White Island in the Isles of Shoals, where her father, Thomas Laighton, was the lighthouse keeper in the 19th century. On those isolated, rock-bound isles, off the Maine and New Hampshire coasts, young Celia learned to observe natural phenomena closely and to make up stories to amuse herself and

  • NST debuts three new directors

    NST debuts three new directors

    BLUE HILL — Two years ago, when New Surry Theatre founder Bill Raiten announced his retirement after 45 years, it was hard to imagine. The idea of this dynamic presence — who recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Arts Commission — not being part of the local theater scene was unsettling. Would