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Keep it positive
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Dear Editor: I read with interest the three letters in last week’s edition of The Ellsworth American regarding the upcoming election for District 7 in the Maine State Senate. All were written in support of the writer’s choice, but I did find one glaring weakness in one letter. While two of the writers shared why ...
MDI baseball falls to Ellsworth
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The longstanding rivalry between the Trojans and Eagles was renewed on the diamond on Friday, May 20. The post MDI baseball falls to Ellsworth appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Free clinic offering counseling
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ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic has expanded its services to include social work and mental health counseling thanks to two grants received in 2021. The first, from the Maine Community Foundation, sought to assist patients with the challenges of health-related issues from the COVID pandemic. The goal is to increase individual...
MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2
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By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — In reference to the softball game between host Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island on Friday afternoon, May 20, which renewed arguably Hancock County’s most significant high school athletic rivalry, first-year Eagle coach Brandi Ensworth summed it up succinctly: “When two good teams play each other, it can go either...
Memorial Day events scheduled throughout area
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ELLSWORTH — The city of Ellsworth’s annual Memorial Day parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Line-up will be at the Moore Community Center on State Street. The parade is one of several events taking place Monday throughout the area. The following is partial listing: Addison Friends of the Church on the ...
Ellsworth track teams take 18 firsts in Old Town
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OLD TOWN — As they gear up for postseason meets, including the league and state championships, Ellsworth track-and-field student athletes toiled — and succeeded — in a regular-season high school meet on Saturday, May 21, hosted by the Old Town Coyotes. The Eagles secured 18 firsts, including double-event individual wins by Addison Laslie (100...
Pink Tulip Festival and Plant Sale set for June 4
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ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Garden Club is gearing up for its annual Pink Tulip Festival and Plant Sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Donald Little Park on State Street in Ellsworth. The rain date is June 5. Although the club will encourage the observation of COVID-related ...
Full throttle forward
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Well known in the global jazz scene, Denmark’s improv drummer Kresten Osgood will hold forth starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, as guest artist in Artsworth’s Listening Room Concert at 25 Pine St. in Ellsworth. Founded by Atlantic Art Glass artists Linda and Ken Perrin, Artsworth is a local nonprofit arts organization. At the ...
A vote you won’t regret
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Dear Editor: I’m writing to express my support and admiration for Nicole Grohoski, who is running to replace Louie Luchini as state senator for District 7. She’ll be on the ballot for the special election to be held June 14. Nicole has represented Ellsworth and Trenton in the Maine House for two terms and has ...
A tireless workhorse
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Dear Editor: This letter is in support of Nicole Grohoski for the upcoming special election for Maine State Senate. I have known Nicole and her parents for a long time. Ellsworth is Nicole’s hometown, and she is very dedicated to the city and the region. Nicole is a professional geographic information systems specialist and cartographer, ...
Everyone should get the chance to vote
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With the recent passage of LD 231, sponsored by state Sen. Chloe Maxmin (D-Lincoln) and co-sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth), unenrolled voters (more commonly referred to as independents) starting in 2024 will be allowed to vote in primary elections without having to enroll in a party first. Unenrolled voters can only choose one party...
Business/professional brief
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UScellular has promoted Steven Nash to sales manager at the Ellsworth store located at 225 High St. In this role, Nash is responsible for leading his team of wireless technology experts to help customers select the devices, plans and consumer electronics to best meet their needs. Nash brings more than 14 years of wireless experience ...
Ellsworth Police log week of May 19
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Memorial Mile is May 30
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ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s annual Memorial Mile returns Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. The starting line is at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce’s office at 151 High St. (next to Martha’s). Runners head downhill on Main Street and finish up at R.F. Jordan’s on Water Street. The first 100 participants ...
Cribbage tournament slated for Saturday
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ELLSWORTH — The 2022 Maine State Cribbage Championships, a sanctioned American Cribbage Congress tournament, will be held Saturday, May 21, at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge. All proceeds will benefit Maine Children’s Cancer Program. The tournament directors are Joe Bowen and Sarah Arsenault. Entry fee for the main tournament is $70. Registration...
Benefit yard sale scheduled Saturday
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ELLSWORTH — To offset continuing lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Place Inc. (YPI) is holding a community yard sale on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 4 Old Mill Road (corner of North Street/Route 179 and Bangor Road/U.S. Route 1A). All are invited to come, browse and learn ...
Opera screening at The Grand May 21
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ELLSWORTH — The current season of Metropolitan Opera screening at The Grand continues on Saturday, May 21, at 12:55 p.m. with “Lucia Di Lammermoor.” Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in an electrifying new staging by...
Rotary donates reading materials
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ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Noontime Rotary has supplied a reading program and books to the Ellsworth School Department that provide a storytime experience that incorporates grade-level literacy skills and good citizen behavior. Using the Teacher’s Lesson Plan, the program introduces new vocabulary and understanding of the story of Andy and Elmer...
Union River Center webinar May 19
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ELLSWORTH — The Union River Center for Innovation will be hosting a webinar on working with difficult people on Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. This webinar will look to help participants with the following: Build your self-confidence and a toolbox of skills that will help you. Increase your assertiveness and learn about choosing how ...
Trout Unlimited to meet May 18
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ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to join Downeast Trout Unlimited for its last meeting of the season on Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place online via Zoom. Lou Zambello will present “20 Awesome Places to Fly Fish in New England That You May Not Have Heard of or Tried.” Zambello ...
Ellsworth kindergarten registration make-up set
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ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School will be holding a make-up day for kindergarten registration on Wednesday, June 1. Parents may call Mrs. Cox at 667-6241, ext. 2 to set up an appointment to register their child for the 2022-23 school year. Children need not be present. The screening process will be done in the fall ...
Auditions scheduled at The Grand
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ELLSWORTH — Auditions are scheduled for The Grand’s upcoming production of “MSN Dream,” an abridged version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Auditions will be held at The Grand on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. Performances will take place July 22-24 at Harbor Park in Ellsworth and ...
Piano-violin duo to perform
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ELLSWORTH — Violinist Luke Fatora and pianist George Lopez will perform works by Beach, Mozart, Schubert and Coleridge-Taylor at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Moore Community Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the free, in-person concert’s audience will be limited to 50 and seats will be available on a first come, first served ...
Man killed in Township 22 crash
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ELLSWORTH — An Indian Township man died after he was thrown from his motorcycle, which was hit head-on by a sedan while traveling on Airline Road in Township 22 May 7, according to Maine Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss. Meanwhile, the operator of the sedan fled on foot and was arrested a short time later ...
Ellsworth High School honor roll
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