• DVD Review: Manchester by the Sea

    DVD Review: Manchester by the Sea

    For our money, there is no one better at depicting reality than Kenneth Lonergan, the best screenwriter you may never have heard of. Writer/director Lonergan affirms his mastery in his third film, “Manchester by the Sea.” The movie tells the story of the troubled and traumatized Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), who finds himself suddenly the

  • Night sky art wanted

    Night sky art wanted

    BAR HARBOR — Submissions to the Acadia Night Sky Festival poster artwork contest are being accepted through April 2. “The winning image should portray the area in a recognizable way, with celestial objects included in the composition,” said Alf Anderson of the marketing committee. The winning image also should be original, depict Acadia and Down

  • Games to be played

    Games to be played

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A games morning will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, March 25, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. 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, backgammon, Chinese

  • Abbe admission still free

    Abbe admission still free

    BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum will continue to offer free admission through April 30, then from Nov. 1 through Dec. 22, thanks to a gift from Machias Savings Bank. The Abbe staff is currently designing and installing two new exhibits, “Twisted Path IV: Vital Signs” and the 2017 Waponahki Student Art Show, both of

  • Theater holds writing contest ahead of ‘Shrek’ performance

    Theater holds writing contest ahead of ‘Shrek’ performance

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Community Theater will perform “Shrek, the Musical” at Mount Desert Island High School April 7-9 and at The Criterion Theatre April 14-15. Leading up to the show, the theater group is holding a writing contest, open to all ages. “Shrek, the Musical” features an extensive cast of fairy tale creatures, all

  • WA wins Golden Wrench

    WA wins Golden Wrench video

    BAR HARBOR — In addition to performances of one-act plays, the Maine Drama Festival regional competition includes a special event designed to showcase the students’ skills in technical theater. Of seven schools participating in the Tech Olympics Saturday afternoon, Washington Academy took this year’s Golden Wrench for combined high scores in a relay race and

  • Mount Desert Open seeks artists

    Mount Desert Open seeks artists

    MOUNT DESERT — Shaw Gallery in Northeast Harbor is calling for artists to submit work for the gallery’s 17th annual Mount Desert Open. Each year typically brings 50 artists, new and veteran, to this painting, craft and sculpture exposition for local residents. Exhibitors included professional artists, students and amateurs. The show runs from exploratory to

  • Bassoon maker to explore sound

    Bassoon maker to explore sound

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Historic bassoon maker Leslie Ross will give a presentation on her approaches to bassoon-making, creating invented instruments and designing sound installations when she visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. An instrument maker, musician and sound artist, Ross will focus on the ways in which these

  • MDI’s ‘Insanity’ takes top spot at Drama Fest

    MDI’s ‘Insanity’ takes top spot at Drama Fest

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School drama program came out on top in Class B rankings at the weekend’s Eastern Regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival, as well as serving as the weekend’s hosts. Students in the drama program earned high marks for work both onstage and behind the scenes. Their

  • Art in the Park calls for artists

    Art in the Park calls for artists

    BAR HARBOR — The 67th annual Art in the Park show will take place June 17 and 18. Artists can submit their applications for booth space to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The beauty of Bar Harbor was first captured on canvas in the 1800s by noted American painters. “The tradition of fine art