• SPCA pet of week: Lilly

    SPCA pet of week: Lilly

    At the SPCA, we’ve had some great adoptions happening recently, and the title “Longest-Term Adoptable Cat” has now passed to Lilly. We feel this is a good time to shine the spotlight on her. Lilly has been searching for a home for nine months now. She is a black cat with a tiny white triangle

  • Artist minds media, audience gap

    Artist minds media, audience gap

    MOUNT DESERT — Bar Harbor artist Greg Mason Burns will show a series of works at the Northeast Harbor Library throughout April. The exhibit is a subset of a larger project that examines the gap between the media’s message and the audience’s understanding of reality. The project asks the question “What would that gap look

  • 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