New scam tactic pops up in Ellsworth


(NEWS CENTER) -- A new scam has popped up in the city of Ellsworth looking for people to pay for overdue loans and other payments.

Detectives at the Ellsworth Police Department say these types of scams have been reported before, but now, scammers are going door-to-door impersonating officers for the attorney general's office.

One Ellsworth woman gave her credit card information to this person to keep her son from being arrested -- or so she was told.

Detective Dotty Small says people can be put in a tough situation when they see what they think is a police officer-- as this scammer is still out there.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers at Stonington Opera House



Live for $5

On Wednesday, July 16 at 7 PM - Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings - brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Free Concert in “Chamber at the Church” in Stonington

Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Free Concert in “Chamber at the Church” in Stonington

Opera House Arts’ (OHA) is proud to announce that Kneisel Hall young artists will offer a free concert on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at its Burnt Cove Community Church venue as part of its “Chamber at the Church” concert series. The program, featuring students from China, Poland, Korea, Taiwan, Belgium and the U.S. will consist of chamber music for piano and strings.

The Kneisel Hall chamber music program and concert series in Blue Hill dates its origins to 1902 when Franz Kneisel, founder of the first professional string quartet in American, began bringing students to his Maine vacation home for summer study. The program offers two summer sessions for 50 young artists annually, concentrating exclusively on chamber music for strings and piano with a focus on the cooperation and communication required to play in chamber music ensembles. The July 24 concert showcases the studies of several such ensembles.

Special Film: Jon Imber’s Left Hand at Stonington Opera House


Opera House Arts (OHA) is pleased to host two very special screenings, at six and eight p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, of the newest film in the Maine Masters series by Sedgwick director Richard Kane: Jon Imber’s Left Hand. This extraordinary documentary about two beloved figures—Imber and his wife, painter Jill Hoy--of the Opera House’s Stonington, Maine and Maine arts communities is also a document about ALS, the degenerative disease with which Imber was diagnosed in 2012, and the artistic process.

“The film exudes the artist’s credo,” wrote Daniel Kany in the Portland Press Herald. “To paint is to live.”

“LIVE! for $5” Wednesday Night Series at Opera House

“LIVE! for $5” Wednesday Night Series at Opera House



 Alison Chase Performance, a dance/theater production company merging innovative choreography with other theatrical genres, gives Opera House Arts’ (OHA) Live for $5 intergenerational audiences a thrilling sneak peek at new work in development Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. The company is led by Chase, the acclaimed choreographer and a founding artistic director of Pilobolus Dance Theatre and beloved to OHA audiences for Quarryography (2007) and Q2: Habitat (2010) at the Settlement Granite Quarry.

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you're looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you're in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. It's really important to check ahead to make sure a farm is open for picking. If you want to add someone/something ( e.g., if organic) or notice an error please let me know — you can send a comment at the end of the post. Read more ...