• MDI stars to shine at Reel

    MDI stars to shine at Reel

    BAR HARBOR — The nominees have been announced, the red carpet is being prepped, and the Oscars at Reel Pizza Cinerama will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26. The evening starts on the red carpet at 6 p.m. with a glass of complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The Oscar broadcast begins at 7 p.m.

  • Hospital’s 120th anniversary opens with film premiere

    Hospital’s 120th anniversary opens with film premiere

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A film by Peter Logue will kick off the Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 120th anniversary when it premieres at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. One of the questions that the collaborative documentary-style film, “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A History of Caring. A Community of Healing. A

  • Library hosts games morning

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A games morning will take place at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:30-11 a.m. People of all ages are invited to play. Volunteers Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson and Linda Hayward will host the event and provide a variety of interesting games. Also, the library collection includes chess,

  • Dinner to benefit animal shelter

    Dinner to benefit animal shelter

    ELLSWORTH — A dinner to benefit the Hancock County SPCA will take place at The Cellar Bistro on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4-9 p.m. A special four-course menu will be served for $48 per person, with half of that price going to the animal shelter. The menu includes the diner’s choice of appetizers, entrees and

  • Alley, Bouchard to wed

    Alley, Bouchard to wed

    VEAZIE — Carla J. Alley and Bradley J. Bouchard of Veazie are engaged to be married. Alley is the daughter of Pamila and the late Robert Alley of Trenton. She is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Maine Community College and is employed as an assistant produce manager for Hannaford. Bouchard is the son of Peggy

  • Big Moose to play contra dance

    Big Moose to play contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — The Big Moose Band will play for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. No partner is needed. No contra dance knowledge is required, as all steps and dances will be taught before each dance begins. Big Moose

  • Bella’s Bartok concert coming

    Bella’s Bartok concert coming

    BAR HARBOR — The high energy, eclectic spectacle-of-a-band Bella’s Bartok will take the Criterion stage on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. with The Crown Vics as an opener. Bella’s Bartok is a six-piece powerhouse musical group and a fusion of Bohemian klezmer punk and pop with vaudeville undertones. Winning “Deli Magazine’s” “Best of New

  • Babbitt, Sheppard wed

    Babbitt, Sheppard wed

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Adam J. Babbitt and Keith Steven Sheppard were married by Rev. Joseph Cistone at the Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden. They were surrounded by a small group of family and friends. The couple will host events in Florida, New York and Southwest Harbor during the summer to celebrate their happy union with those

  • DVD Review: ‘Free State of Jones’

    DVD Review: ‘Free State of Jones’

    While the Confederacy was busy seceding from the Union, Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) and a band of Mississippi slaves and small farmers were striving to secede from the Confederacy. The story is true, which doesn’t mean the movie is entertaining. It’s earnest and overly thorough, complete with on-screen footnotes and jarring flash forwards to the