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  • Toasting success

    Toasting success

    ELLSWORTH — MDI Toastmasters celebrated its 6th anniversary on April 1. The public is invited to attend a Toastmasters demonstration meeting in the Ellsworth Public Library River Room on Thursday, April 20, from 6-7 p.m. The public also is invited to attend a regular scheduled meeting to learn more about the group. The club is dedicated

  • Lamb acts story of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons

    Lamb acts story of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons

    BAR HARBOR — Storyteller Jude Lamb will present her first-person performance as Chansonetta Stanley Emmons at Acadia Senior College’s Food for Thought program at Birch Bay Village on Friday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Chansonetta “Netta” Stanley Emmons was the younger sister of the Kingfield brothers who created Stanley Steamers at the turn

  • Bella’s Bartok coming to The Criterion

    Bella’s Bartok coming to The Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Bella’s Bartok will play at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The Crown Vics will open the show. 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 England” twice, the group

  • Mystery writer wanted

    Mystery writer wanted

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library and the Seal Cove Auto Museum are looking for the writer of the next great murder mystery featuring the museum’s Brass Era car collection for the museum’s second annual Murder Mystery Dinner, co-sponsored by the Jesup. Bonus points will be given to scripts that also involve the library.

  • Donovan to lead poetry celebration

    Donovan to lead poetry celebration

    TREMONT — A Celebration of Poems to celebrate National Poetry Month is planned for the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Monday, April 24, from 7-8 p.m. Martha Andrews Donovan, a Bernard resident, published poet and teacher, will lead the session at the library for folks who would like to know more about reading and enjoying

  • Peepers a welcome sign of spring

    Peepers a welcome sign of spring

    The sound of the first spring peepers is beautiful music to my ears. The call carries for over half a mile and summons all females within hearing range. The males are hopeful and persistent! When the females hear and respond, they head for the nearest small pond, marsh or wetlands. The little spring peepers are

  • “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

  • Poetry open mic to feature Oleson

    Poetry open mic to feature Oleson

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Anne Britting Oleson will be the featured poet at a poetry reading and open mic event at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. The event celebrates National Poetry Month. In order to allow all to participate; open mic readers will have a limit of five minutes

  • Singleton to talk about ‘America First’

    Singleton to talk about ‘America First’

    MOUNT DESERT — Seth Singleton will give a talk titled “American First Foreign Policy: The Project to Re-order the World” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. He will look at the project for a “post-West” world of conservative nationalist states, first championed by Russia, and how the Trump White