• Spring days are special

    Spring days are special

    “Spring is busting out all over” is a sentiment that seems to fit these beautiful days we are experiencing this year. When one is driving on any of the island roads, the shad trees are especially beautiful to see. For those of us who came here from Connecticut, it remind us of the bountiful displays

  • Gilley to host open house

    Gilley to host open house

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, will hold its annual spring open house on Sunday, May 28, from noon to 4 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy a festive afternoon to view recent works and meet the museum’s new director, Sean Charette. Sandpipers by area school students, a spring of

  • Concert to honor Stettner

    Concert to honor Stettner

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A benefit concert to commemorate Southwest Harbor resident Larry Stettner will be held at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, May 27, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a diverse lineup of local musicians, including Peter Lindquist, Brian Kupiec, Gus La Casse, Phil Kell, Bowen Swersey, Ruth Grierson, Rob Rheil, Timbered

  • Acadia Trad Festival returns

    Acadia Trad Festival returns

    BAR HARBOR — The fifth-annual Acadia Trad Festival will take place from June 25-30. The festival, presented by the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, consists of classes, workshops, Acadia Halls concerts, community dances and music sessions. The school’s mission is to promote education and appreciation of traditional music, dance, art and instrument crafts.

  • Martz to play ‘Ocean Sounds’

    Martz to play ‘Ocean Sounds’

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic senior, violinist Augustin Martz will perform a chamber music concert titled “Ocean Sounds” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. Martz will be accompanied by Thule van den Dam on violin, Max Eddington on piano and Kinnon Church on bass. The quartet will

  • Pemetic High reunion set

    Pemetic High reunion set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Pemetic High School class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th class reunion at the Upper Deck Restaurant on Saturday, June 24. The social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner. Everyone will order off the menu so there is no other cost to attend. There will be a time of

  • Photo club to show

    Photo club to show

    MOUNT DESERT — The MDI Photo Club will hold an exhibition in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library from June 1-29. A reception will be held on Friday, June 2, at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is open to the public. Visit

  • Norwood’s Cove Object finally identified

    Norwood’s Cove Object finally identified

    MOUNT DESERT — Ralph Stanley and Tim Garrity will give an illustrated lecture about a mysterious artifact and the donor who gave it to the Southwest Harbor Public Library over 70 years ago when they visit the library on Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. Hanging on the wall of the library since 1946, the

  • Krosschell’s essays focus first on Maine

    Krosschell’s essays focus first on Maine

    BAR HARBOR — Author Jim Krosschell will give an author talk and be available to sign books at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Krosschell writes about the wonders and challenges of Maine’s environment. His new book, “One Man’s Maine: Essays on a Love Affair,” collects 16 pairs of essays.