• Best Picture from 1967 to be screened

    Best Picture from 1967 to be screened

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Elvira Madigan,” an award-winning film released in 1967, will be shown at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. The film is set in Denmark in 1889 and tells the true story of star-crossed lovers Elvira Madigan, a beautiful circus performer, and Sixten Sparre, a dashing cavalry

  • Night skies festival coming

    Night skies festival coming

    BAR HARBOR — The 9th annual Acadia Night Sky festival is set for Sept. 21-24. The event includes speakers, workshops and hands-on experiences for children, serious amateur astronomers, and everyone in between. With the loss of dark skies to light pollution in more areas, Maine is increasingly becoming known as one of the last places

  • Photo club to meet

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Island Photo Club will hold its monthly meeting in the Mellon Room at the Northeast Harbor Library on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Photographer Bob Madden will give a presentation about how for amateur photographers can improve their photographs. Madden has been a staff photographer for National Geographic

  • Bells to ring for peace

    Bells to ring for peace

    BAR HARBOR — A Peals for Peace Program will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, around noon. The United Church of Christ Congregations of Mount Desert Island – Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Seaside United Church of Christ and Somesville Union Meeting House – will ring their bells 12 times to recall those who lost their

  • Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    Saxophonist and keyboard player Steve Berlin was working in Los Angeles with The Blasters when the relatively unknown band Los Lobos was their opening act at the legendary club Whiskey A Go Go. For The Blasters, led by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, the early-80s gig was their debut on a major stage. “We thought

  • Matthews’ photos on library walls

    Matthews’ photos on library walls

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Photographer Johnna Matthews’ work will be on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the month of September. Her photographs represent two series, “Tall Ships” and “Wild Flowers.” In the Acadia National Park centennial year, a parade of tall ships came to Somes Sound. Matthews was out on the water that

  • Film festival set

    BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza Cinerama presents the ninth annual “MIFF by-the-Sea,” a satellite program of the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), Sept. 15-18. MIFF, held each July in Waterville, is a presentation of the Maine Film Center. Curated by First Light Film Society, MIFF by-the-Sea brings a range of Maine-centric and international films to

  • Wabanaki artists win top ribbons

    Wabanaki artists win top ribbons

    BAR HARBOR — Three Wabanaki artists from Maine won a total of four ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico on Aug. 18. For more than six years, Wabanaki artists have won top spots at the prestigious market. Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot, took first in Division B: Non-Southwest Basketry in the contemporary category.

  • Taylor to talk art

    Taylor to talk art

    MOUNT DESERT — Judy Taylor will discuss the sketch-art history workshop she taught last May in Puglia and Rome when she visits the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. The group visited the ancient cities of Matera, Ostuni and Lecce, spending two to three days in each city drawing and learning

  • Student writing workshop

    BAR HARBOR — Students in fifth through eighth grade are invited to share their writing, work on their writing skills and have fun during a six-week writing workshop at the Jesup Memorial Library. This program kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. and meets every week until Wednesday, Oct. 18. Alexa Bonsey, who