• Crown Vics breaking out with ‘Hell Yeah’

    Crown Vics breaking out with ‘Hell Yeah’

    For the past three years, The Crown Vics have worked hard to establish a reputation as Maine’s premiere rockabilly band. Now, with the release of their first official CD, “Hell Yeah,” that could all change. “We’re trying to shed the rockabilly skin a little,” drummer Steve Peer admitted in a recent interview. “All of us

  • Opera graces Criterion

    Opera graces Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Donizetti’s opera buffa “Don Pasquale” will be presented by the Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Joey Desota is the stage director, Cara Chowning is the music director, and Fenlon Lamb is the producer of the only fully staged live opera

  • Reception for Hastings’ exhibit scheduled

    Reception for Hastings’ exhibit scheduled

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A reception for artist Willoughby Lucas Hastings will be held at the Cranberry House on Saturday, July 22, from 4-6 p.m. Hastings’ show of textile-based work, “Tactility: The Illusion and the Form,” is hosted by the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society. Hastings’ art practice grew to incorporate textiles during a winter spent

  • Nadel to share ‘Manifesto for Women’

    BAR HARBOR —Author and award-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel will share the nine principles that she and actress Gillian Anderson have outlined in their book “We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere” when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Nadel also will sign copies of the book, which sets women

  • Music aids food pantry

    Music aids food pantry

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Soprano Caroline Homer and pianist Ben Havey will perform their third annual recital to benefit the Westside Food Pantry at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 315 Main St., on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, one of his late masterpieces, and French art songs

  • Gerritsen is ‘Playing with Fire’

    Gerritsen is ‘Playing with Fire’

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — International bestselling author Tess Gerritsen will talk about her new book, “Playing with Fire,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:30 p.m. Gerritsen is best known for her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles and the TNT television series “Rizzoli

  • Lewis to tell animated tales

    Lewis to tell animated tales

    MOUNT DESERT — Performance storyteller Hope Lewis will visit the Northeast Harbor Library on Monday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. to tell tales starring animals. She will be joined by some “stuffie/puppet friends.” A local resident, Lewis is part of the Lovers of Old & New Stories Storytelling Guild and president of Northeast Storytelling. Visit

  • Two plays, one film on tap

    Two plays, one film on tap

    TREMONT — The Barn Arts Collective will present two original plays and an original short film this weekend in Bass Harbor. “The Giants, Part Three,” a new play by Matthew Jellison and directed by Isaac Klein, will show at Chummy’s Boathouse on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. “Continue,” a play

  • K-8 writing workshop set

    BAR HARBOR — Children in kindergarten through eighth grade can share their writing, work on their writing skills and have fun during a six-week writing program at the Jesup Memorial Library that kicks off on Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. and meets every week until Wednesday, Aug. 30. Alexa Bonsey, a graduate of Mount

  • Nimbus dancers to perform

    Nimbus dancers to perform

    TREMONT — The professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works will put on a performance complete with narration, colorful costumes and full lighting at Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Road, on Friday, July 21, at 6 p.m. The show will introduce young audience members to dance. The performance features folk talks from around the world,