River Music - The Music of Paul Sullivan

We'll be in Ellsworth at the Grand on December 3rd,
Bath at the Chocolate Church on December 4th,
Unity at the Performing Arts Centre on December 11th,
and in Bangor at All Soul's Church on December 12th.



Maine Maritime Academy will honor its best and brightest at a ceremony to be held on the college campus in mid-November. The college will formally recognize student academic success and outstanding faculty at its annual Celebration of Achievement on Thursday, Nov. 11. In total, 24 individuals associated with the college will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.
        The event, an ongoing tradition at the college, consists of several recognition ceremonies that are held jointly each year for the purposes of fostering mutual respect, admiration, and inspiration among all honorees. The ceremonies include the college’s Scheel Scholars and ABS Scholars presentations, and an Excellence in Teaching award.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes Offered

With knowledge and skills, you may save the life of a loved one, a friend or a neighbor.  Learn to recognize and respond to heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, choking and other medical emergences.  Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be offering American Heart Association classes in Heartsaver CPR and First Aid training on November 15 and November 17 from 5:30 – 9:00 P.M in the classroom on the hospital campus at 50 Union Street in Ellsworth. 

The first night will include the basic skills needed for CPR and the fee if $40.   The second night will offer First-Aid Training for a fee of $30. 

Class size is limited. To register, please call Michelle Mahon in Staff Education at 664-5588 or e-mail mmahon@mainehospital.org.

Gift Will Help Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Breast Cancer Programs

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has received a gift from the Ellsworth American as part of the paper’s commitment to the battle against breast cancer in local communities.  Ten percent of the paper’s advertising and newsstand sales revenue were donated to local hospitals, including Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.   Alan Baker and Julie Clark of the Ellsworth American traveled to Blue Hill to present a check to Greg Roraff, CEO of the hospital.

“Breast cancer is an evil disease,” says Roraff.  “Generous gifts like this help our hospital to support patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or who are at risk for developing the disease.”  Roraff notes that many parts of the hospital are involved in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, including the primary care practices, diagnostic imaging, nutrition services, and the women’s health center.  “This disease affects virtually everyone we know in one way or another, so it should come as no surpri

Hancock county Diabetes Support Group Meeting date changed due to Elections

The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group will be held on Tuesday, November 9,  at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 50 Union Street in Ellsworth. 
The internet will be used to view recommended sites for reliable diabetes and healthy eating information. We will test drive some of these sites to see what kind of information they provide and how they can help you improve your health.
The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group is free and open to the public and  usually meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.  Please call 664-5475 for more information.

Hampden woman recounts ghostly encounter at Fort Knox

PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Historic Fort Knox transforms into a large ghost house each Halloween but there are many who believe the place really is haunted during the entire year. 

Forty-four year old Sky Taylor of Hampden is one of the daring few that has investigated ghosts at the fort. She and other members of the Downeast Paranormal Society spent a night there in the fall of 2004. During those overnight hours, Taylor says they encountered the spirit of Sergeant Leopold Heygi, who was a caretaker for the fort and died near its grounds at the turn of the 20th century.

Workers and other visitors to the fort have also reported to the society that they have seen the sergeant and other spirits. Taylor doesn't fear ghosts saying she feels that they are as puzzled by our presence as we are by theirs.

"Damnationland" hits theaters around Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Several Maine made horror films are ready for your viewing across the state over the weekend.

"Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed" debuted Thursday night at the Nickelodeon Theater in Portland to a sold out crowds. Damnationland was put together by seven teams of independent moviemakers here in Maine.

The shorts are screened back to back and run the length of a regular movie.

"I thought it was a good showcase of the production and talents available in Portland," says Stuart Engesser, who attended Thursday's premiere.While the films all fit into the horror genre, the styles varied from piece to piece.