Acadia is boosting the cost of a visit this season


BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- Fees at Maine's only national park are going up this season.

After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, and other activities.

Effective May 1, Acadia National Park anticipates that the fee for a seven-day vehicle park pass will increase from $20 to $25; the annual park pass will increase from $40 to $50; and a seven-day individual pass will increase from $5 to $12. A spokeswoman said camping fees will go up but are not yet final.

Only about a third of the 400-plus properties within the National Park Service system charge an entrance fee. Acadia officials say the fee increases will help offset costs of running the park.


How to relieve a killer hangover

How to relieve a killer hangover

I'm guessing that a few people were hung over after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Do you have a tried and true hangover cure? We've got a few. Check out this slideshow on the Catching Health Blog.

Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day in Ellsworth

Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School will be holding a Make-Up Day for Kindergarten registration on Wednesday, April 8.  We will be registering students by hourly appointments.  Parents may call Mrs. Cox at 667-6241 ext. 2 to set up an appointment to register their child for the 2015-2016 school year.  Children need not be present.  An Open House for incoming kindergarten families will be held on June 10.  The screening process will be done in the fall when the new school year begins. 

Be sure to bring your child's original birth certificiate, immunization records, a current photo of your child and proof of your residency in Ellsworth.  We will also need a copy of any custody papers if parents are not together.  Any child who is five years old on or before October 15, 2015 is elibile to enter Kindergarten.

Opera House Arts Receives Support For 2015 Season

Opera House Arts Receives Support For 2015 Season

 Opera House Arts (OHA) is honored to announce that the nonprofit organization received an initial round of support from Maine-based foundations toward its 2015 season. Grants from the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission are helping to increase and support the theater’s capacity and educational programming as important components of Maine’s art and theater infrastructure.

Next Step Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Brunch & Chocolate Tasting at Big Cats Catering in Ellsworth

Next Step Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Brunch & Chocolate Tasting at Big Cats Catering in Ellsworth

                      

Next Step Domestic Violence Project is celebrating spring with its 2nd annual Spring Brunch and Chocolate Tasting. This event maintains the historical piece of our well known Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction by continuing the tradition of luscious, decadent chocolate and great auction items. There will be select auction items for bid, raffle prizes to be drawn, and all participants will enjoy a gourmet meal by Chef Alex Grant at Big Cats Catering. All net proceeds will help people impacted by domestic violence in Downeast Maine.

Eastport man facing 13 counts, including aggravated attempted murder


EASTPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An Eastport man has been indicted on 13 counts, including two counts of aggravated attempted murder, gross sexual assault, attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.

The Washington County Sheriff said the indictment stems from a Dec. 2 sexual assault incident between 30-year-old Jonathan Chevrier and his ex-girlfriend.

On Dec. 2, Washington County dispatchers received a report from the ex-girlfriend saying that Chevrier had broken into her apartment on Pleasant Point and was fighting with another man there. The Sheriff's office said the man was able to escape with minor injuries, but then Chevrier took the victim and her 18-month-old child, armed with a knife. The victim had an order of protection against Chevrier at the time.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.