• Gantos to visit Jesup

    Gantos to visit Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Children’s author Jack Gantos, creator of favorite, rambunctious characters, including Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library for a book signing on Monday, April 24, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Gantos, a Newbery Award winner, has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction

  • Bench to talk about women’s rights and the auto

    Bench to talk about women’s rights and the auto

    BAR HARBOR — Raney Bench, executive director of the Seal Cove Auto Museum, will highlight the adventurous and courageous women who bucked the traditions of the day and began driving in the 1900s when she speaks at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. She will tell the women’s stories as

  • Family films to be screened

    Family films to be screened

    BAR HARBOR — A series of family films will be shown at The Criterion Theatre during April vacation. The April Vacation Family Flicks include “The Sound of Music” on Sunday, April 16, at 6 p.m., “Matilda” on Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m., “Annie” on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m., “Babe” on Wednesday, April

  • Jesup hosts activities for kids

    BAR HARBOR — In addition to its regular weekly story times during school vacation week, the Jesup Memorial Library is hosting two special events. Liz Cutler of ArtWaves MDI will lead a mask-making program on Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., then a special “Not Just for Little Ones” story time will be held on

  • ‘Shrek’ shares fairy tale fun

    ‘Shrek’ shares fairy tale fun

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia Community Theater crew can always be counted on to get audiences smiling with their contagious enthusiasm. But this year’s spring musical took that to new heights. With a cast of more than 60 souls, an audience dance party and an enormous dragon puppet, “Shrek, the Musical” is a smashing success.

  • Library to feature art of Jean Forbes

    Library to feature art of Jean Forbes

    TREMONT — The artwork of Manset artist Jean Forbes will be featured at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library from April 18 through June 1. The show will feature recent paintings in watercolors, oils and gouache. Forbes is greatly influenced by her Maine surroundings. She enjoys capturing the light and colors of different times and moods

  • Family-friendly films featured

    Family-friendly films featured

    BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza will screen a trio of acclaimed, family-friendly and accessible international films over school vacation and the weekends before and after. Oscar nominee “The Red Turtle” (rated PG) will be shown from Friday, April 14, through Monday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This stunningly beautiful and magical animated

  • After-school program creates original show

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Barn Arts Collective, a local performing arts organization, will present the final performance from their after-school devising theater program, Make a Show, at the American Legion Hall on Friday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. Participants in the program, ranging in age from 7 to 11 years old, worked for the past

  • COA community to share stories, inspiration

    COA community to share stories, inspiration

    BAR HARBOR — Speakers, poets, writers and artists from the College of the Atlantic community will come together in the Thomas S. Gates Community Center for a night of storytelling and inspiration with “Beyond the Whale Skull: Life Changing Ideas,” on Friday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the

  • Kestrels maneuvers impress

    Kestrels maneuvers impress

    Kestrels once again are sitting on the wires alongside local roads. A friend sent me a beautiful photo of this bird that he had taken this past week. The kestrel, formerly known as a sparrow hawk, is a real beauty. If they are in the area, you’ll be able to see them now on wires