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  • Art events planned for Otter Creek Hall

    Art events planned for Otter Creek Hall

    MOUNT DESERT — A series of “pop-up” art events including a play, an art opening, a poetry reading and music will take place at The Otter Creek Hall, 82 Otter Creek Drive, starting Sept. 30 and ending Oct. 7. On Saturday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m., an opening of Nancy Andrews’ new sculpture and installation

  • On the Road Review: Kia Sportage SX

    On the Road Review: Kia Sportage SX gallery

      When Korea’s two primary automakers effectively merged over a decade ago, the hoped for economies of scale quickly developed with mutual car planning and design. Kia, initially the junior partner in the hook-up with Hyundai, gained access to greater financial resources and quickly carved out a more ambitious design emphasis than Hyundai by hiring

  • Course preps students for outdoor emergencies

    Course preps students for outdoor emergencies

    MOUNT DESERT — A Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course for outdoor enthusiasts will be hosted by the Acadia Leadership Institute at Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Road, from Saturday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one evening class. This immersive 80-hour course certifies participants to a national

  • Rescue dog subject of author talk

    Rescue dog subject of author talk

    BAR HARBOR — Tom Ryan, the New York Times bestselling author of “Following Atticus,” will talk about and sign copies of his newest book, “Will’s Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose To Live Again,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Ryan first saw Will’s picture

  • Big Moose to play Jesup contra dance

    Big Moose to play Jesup contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — Mike Fay will call the next contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Big Moose Band will play. No contra dance knowledge is required, as all steps and dances are taught. Big Moose features area musicians Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred

  • Hunter safety course offered

    Hunter safety course offered

    BLUE HILL — A Maine Hunter Safety Course sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will be hosted by the Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club, 54 Range Road, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course consists of two parts: the online portion and the in-person field

  • Night Sky Festival on the horizon

    Night Sky Festival on the horizon

    BAR HARBOR — The ninth annual Acadia Night Sky Festival, five days of events and activities around Mount Desert Island celebrating the age-old human affinity for pondering the stars and planets and people’s place in them, begins Sept. 20. Events include outdoor “star parties,” lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities from art workshops to night kayaking.

  • SPCA Pet Fair set at Woodlawn

    SPCA Pet Fair set at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — The SPCA of Hancock County will host its ninth annual Pet Fair at the Woodlawn Museum Gardens & Park at the Black House on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1-4 p.m. The fair will include a blessing of the animals, food, crafts and games for children and dogs. The highlight of the afternoon will

  • Little surveys coastal artists past, present

    Little surveys coastal artists past, present

    MOUNT DESERT — Author Carl Little will provide a select survey of artists of the Maine coast during a talk in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Artists featured will range from 19th-century masters like Frederick Church and Winslow Homer to an array of contemporary painters

  • Printmaking workshop a family affair

    Printmaking workshop a family affair

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A family-focused printmaking workshop will be offered at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10-11:30 a.m. The event is part of a series of art and nature programs geared to children ages 5 to 12 and their adult companions. The series focuses on exploring, learning and creating art together.