Lifestyle

  • ‘Elusive heron’ subject of carving course

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — American bitterns will be the subject of a nine-week carving course at the Wendell Gilley Museum running on Saturdays, Oct. 7 through Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m. Under the guidance of Carver-in-Residence Steve Valleau, both novice and experienced carvers can sculpt this elusive heron. A marsh-dwelling bird with earth-tone streaking, the American

  • Morrill to introduce Digital Archive

    Morrill to introduce Digital Archive

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A presentation introducing the Southwest Harbor Public Library’s Digital Archive – an online catalog of thousands of historic photographs and the stories behind them – will take place at the library on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. The presentation is hosted by the library and the Tremont Historical Society. Charlotte Morrill,

  • Los Lobos delights Criterion crowd

    Los Lobos delights Criterion crowd

    Los Lobos didn’t waste time with stage banter at their concert Friday at The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. Instead, the band from East Los Angeles performed an almost nonstop set of music, drawing from their nearly four decades of recorded material as well as performing a few covers of other artist’s songs. The band

  • Sebelin to lead yoga-writing workshop

    Sebelin to lead yoga-writing workshop

    BAR HARBOR — Yoga instructor and writer Kate Sebelin will lead a workshop called “Yoga & Writing: Rewrite Your Story” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. In this workshop, Sebelin will weave together practices of yoga and writing to unlock some of the old stories people carry with them

  • Artist Ashley Bryan celebrated in film

    Artist Ashley Bryan celebrated in film

    ELLSWORTH — Sedgwick filmmaker Richard Kane’s 2016 film about Little Cranberry Island’s 94-year-old creative wonder, Ashley Bryan, will be shown at The Grand on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. Bryan’s life works range widely from award-winning picture books to puppets and stained-glass windows made from his beach finds. Born in 1923, Bryan grew up

  • Cottongrass calls to mind cottontails

    Cottongrass calls to mind cottontails

    Tussock cottongrass thrives in one spot alongside my driveway, and its white cottony tops make an interesting scene. It is a perennial herb of wetlands, and you can see it in many places on this island. There is no problem recognizing it, for the white tufts on the end of the stems look just like

  • Women astronomers subject of festival talks

    Women astronomers subject of festival talks

    BAR HARBOR — The keynote presentation of the Acadia Night Sky Festival, from science writer Dava Sobel, is set for The Criterion Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. She will tell stories from her most recent book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.”