• SPCA pet of the week: Tanner

    SPCA pet of the week: Tanner

    Sea green eyes gaze at you from across the room. Taking a closer look, you see that these eyes belong to a scruffy black cat with a white triangle on his face. Meet Tanner, an adoptable cat at the SPCA of Hancock County. Tanner has won the award for “most alluring eyes” at the shelter,

  • Historical records: A busy mid-winter season

    Historical records: A busy mid-winter season

    By Deborah Dyer, director, Bar Harbor Historical Society From a February 1917 issue of The Bar Harbor Times Bar Harbor girl as movie star Local girl, Bar Harbor’s favorite makes good in movies. The film shown here March 6th. Bar Harbor people will have the pleasure in a short time of seeing a favorite Bar

  • Ten years ago in the Islander

    From Feb. 8, 2007 Mount Desert Islander Trailer to track speeders The Bar Harbor Police Department was looking to crack down on speeding drivers by including monitoring equipment in the proposed annual budget. About $10,000 was to be used to buy a trailer that displays a vehicle’s speed and a “speed spy” that mounts on

  • Mid-winter tea set

    Mid-winter tea set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A mid-winter tea will be hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 2-3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the library’s fireplace, eat a homemade snack and enjoy the company of others. There is never an agenda, just an opportunity to stop

  • Pre-k story time continues

    Pre-k story time continues

    TREMONT — The next weekend pre-k story time will take place at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. and continue on the first and third Saturday of every month. Though Amanda gears the read-aloud story time toward younger children, older siblings are welcome. Call 244-3798.

  • ‘Love and Friendship’ opens film series

    ‘Love and Friendship’ opens film series

    ELLSWORTH — The winter and spring CineGrand series of films, which includes mostly films nominated for Academy Awards, will be shown on the theater’s new digital projection system at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, followed by a closed-captioned matinee on Wednesday afternoons, starting Feb. 14. “Love and Friendship,” directed by Whit Stillman, will be shown on

  • Pistol class planned

    BLUE HILL — A pistol shooting course will be offered at the Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Instructors will review safety rules and procedures and support, coach and assist students as they handle pistols in a classroom and range setting. Ultimately, students will become

  • Logue film honors hospital’s long history

    Logue film honors hospital’s long history

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A History of Caring. A Community of Healing. A Legacy of Giving” will premiere at the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The original, documentary-style film, by Peter Logue, shares MDI Hospital’s history, personal stories from caregivers, healers, volunteers and community members, and imagines,

  • ‘Burning rubber’ topic of local film

    ‘Burning rubber’ topic of local film

    MOUNT DESERT — John Steed’s film “Tire Tracks” will open the second season of the Northeast Harbor Library’s local film series on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. The 30-minute film, commissioned by the Stonington Opera House and made in 2006, is about the practice of “burning rubber.” Nobody loves engines like a fisherman. Since