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  • Fays to play last Sunday concert

    Fays to play last Sunday concert

    BAR HARBOR — Mike and Susie Fay will play the last of the Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concerts on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. The Fays have been making music together since 1979. Their music is a blend of classical, rock, folk and soul, with a heavy Celtic influence. Mike Fay is a

  • Rowan’s hiking guide for kids to launch

    Rowan’s hiking guide for kids to launch

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The official launch of Hope Rowan’s “Ten Days in Acadia: A Kids’ Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island” will take place at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Monday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. “Ten Days in Acadia,” which will be released by Islandport Press on April 25, features 10 great regional

  • Beck, Littlefield seek selectman seat

    Beck, Littlefield seek selectman seat

    MOUNT DESERT — Gordon Beck and Wendy Littlefield are vying for election to a two-year term on the Board of Selectmen in the May 1 election. This is both candidates’ first bid for elective office. Beck was appointed to the board in January to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Brian Reilly.

  • Museum enters video dance-off contest

    Museum enters video dance-off contest

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum has entered an international dance video competition, which features people from museums, galleries, libraries and archives around the world showing off their best dance moves. In its fourth year, the Museum Dance Off is hosted by the “When You Work at a Museum” blog to demonstrate the lighter

  • Local option tax floated

    Local option tax floated

    AUGUSTA — Permission for local governments to levy a local option sales tax on meals and lodging is before the legislature this year, as it has been many times before. This time, Rep. Brian Hubbell (D-Bar Harbor) is the bill’s sponsor. He said he hears lots of local support for the idea, as Mount Desert

  • Explorer bus fleet to get $4M upgrade

    Explorer bus fleet to get $4M upgrade

    AUGUSTA — Bus manufacturers have until tomorrow (April 21) to submit bids to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to build 18 replacement buses for the fare-free Island Explorer system, which serves Acadia National Park and the towns on Mount Desert Island. The MDOT has $4.08 million in federal money available for the purchase, which

  • First ship of season cruises in Sunday

    First ship of season cruises in Sunday

    BAR HARBOR — The first of 171 cruise ship visits this season is set for this Sunday, April 23. Amadea Shipping Limited’s Amadea will drop anchor between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is a small ship at 632 feet long with the capacity for 624 passengers and 292 crew members. On Wednesday, April 26,

  • “Crooked Road kids” take on Shakespeare

    “Crooked Road kids” take on Shakespeare

    BAR HARBOR — A lot of people find Shakespeare boring. Especially the plays based on history. But members of a small, local home-school class that has spent years listening to, discussing and speaking Shakespeare in a living room don’t feel that way at all. The Crooked Road Shakespeare Kids are slated to present their first

  • Beloved doctor to retire

    Beloved doctor to retire

    BAR HARBOR — After more than 46 years of service, Dr. Edward Gilmore will retire from medical practice at Mount Desert Island Hospital and Cooper Gilmore Health Center. His last day will be May 31. “We are honored and privileged to have had the pleasure to work with a physician of Dr. Gilmore’s caliber for