• Newly founded chamber orchestra to perform

    WINTER HARBOR — The newly formed Downeast Chamber Orchestra will perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D major, the “London” symphony, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor (K. 183) at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Hammond Hall. Hosted by the Winter Harbor Music Festival, the orchestra will be led by violinist and

  • Good night moon

    Good night moon

    The highly advertised “supermoon” rose over East Blue Hill last week — closer to Earth than it has been since 1948 — and it didn’t disappoint. Bright in the early Tuesday night sky, the moon later faded behind a mass of clouds accompanying an ocean storm that pushed Wednesday morning’s predicted astronomical high spring tides

  • Ready to ring in the holidays

    Ready to ring in the holidays

    (Left to right) Robert Foster, president of R.H. Foster, Bette Pierson, event co-chairwoman, and Larry Barker, lresident and CEO of Machias Savings Bank, are among those ready to “Ring in the Holidays” at the 25th Annual Poinsettia Ball on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth Ramada. Proceeds from this year’s event will

  • A historic race in Sedgwick

    A historic race in Sedgwick

    Sedgwick Elementary School Principal Don “Dr. B” Buckingham challenged a group of 40 students to race against him Nov. 1 on the school’s 1.5-mile long fitness trail. The race was the 10th annual event. For the first time ever, every student running beat Buckingham, who is retiring at the end of the school year. There

  • Rotary Club of Ellsworth assists Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

    Rotary Club of Ellsworth assists Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

    ELLSWORTH — The Rotary Club of Ellsworth held its annual food drive for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry earlier this month at the Ellsworth Hannaford. The club received $1,329.22 in cash donations, 628 pounds of food and 132 Hannaford Giving Boxes for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Nineteen Rotarians participated at the event. The

  • Some enchanted evening

    Some enchanted evening

    Photographer Keren Zucker likes to go fishing in her kayak after work. On a recent evening, she paddled onto Patten Pond to fly fish for bass. “I was all concentrated fishing with my back to the west,” she said “and so was quite surprised when I finally turned around to see the beautiful sunset that

  • Looking Back: “Maine Guide”

    Looking Back: “Maine Guide”

    The photo of Byron Robinson and his faithful dog, Rusty, was taken in the early 1960s at the Morrison Farm Road Landing on Graham Lake. Byron, veteran of World War I, was a Registered Maine Guide who led out of state and Maine hunters for years out of his camp across from Morrison’s Landing.

  • Good morning, sunshine

    Good morning, sunshine

    Ellsworth Police Chief Pete Bickmore prepares to share a high-five with a smiling Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School student as she crosses Shore Road on her way to school Wednesday morning. Officer Bart Tokas watches in the background and keeps an eye on traffic. Wednesday was Walk to School Day across the country, and Ellsworth staff and

  • Picnic in pink

    Picnic in pink

    Retired educators from the area who were employed at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan gathered on Aug. 4 to honor and remember colleague and friend, Pam Harmon of Franklin, who died of breast cancer several years ago. Pictured (from left, seated) are Marje Brady, Sullivan; Janice Hosking, East Sullivan and Florida; and (standing, from