• SPCA benefit

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Coda restaurant is holding a benefit dinner on Wednesday, March 15, to raise money for the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Hancock County. The restaurant is featuring a special three-course menu at a cost of $50 per person. A total of $15 from each dinner will be

  • Library tea kettle is on

    Library tea kettle is on

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Tea will be served at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, March 16, from 2-3:30 p.m., just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing green or not, the public is invited to drink tea, eat snacks, and listen to the music of Ruth Grierson and friends. During the month of March,

  • Beachcombing is talk topic

    Beachcombing is talk topic

    BAR HARBOR — Connor O’Brien will give a talk about beachcombing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. O’Brien, a North American Sea Glass intern and College of the Atlantic student, will share his adventures and experiences beachcombing in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island and around the world. He

  • Jazz fest: Award changes shift focus

    There will be no big winners and, therefore, no losers at the Maine State Jazz Festival final event this year. Amid some controversy, the Maine Music Educators Association’s membership has decided that awarding trophies to the top three scoring entries at the annual instrumental and vocal jazz competitions is too upsetting for the participants who

  • ‘Up the Yangtze’ to be shown

    ‘Up the Yangtze’ to be shown

    BAR HARBOR — A free screening of the Chinese movie “Up the Yangtze” will take place at Tea House 278 on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The New York Times called the film an “astonishing documentary of clash of cultures and the erasure of history amid China’s economic ‘miracle.’” Complimentary tea will be served.

  • Author to knit mittens, stories

    Author to knit mittens, stories

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Robin Orm Hansen will discuss Maine mittens and fisherman mitten patterns, including compass mittens, when she visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library in a Women’s History Month event on Wednesday, March 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. The event is hosted by Island Readers & Writers. Participants will view a variety of handmade mittens

  • Party to celebrate Summer Story Camp

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Summer Story Camp registration party will take place at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Friday, March 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The party will feature art and writing activities from Story Camp Lead Teacher Crystal DaGraca followed by a performance from the Barn Arts Collective. Summer Story Camp is the library’s

  • MDI to host one act fest

    MDI to host one act fest

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School is set to host the Eastern Regional of the Maine Drama Festival this weekend, which includes nine one-act plays, judge’s critiques and a “Tech Olympics” skills competition. MDI has hosted the festival most years for decades, but this year, the Maine Drama Council assigned several larger (Class

  • Middle school bands head to state festival

    Middle school bands head to state festival

    Jazz musicians from the island’s four K-8 schools and their counterparts in Trenton are heading to the Maine Instrumental Jazz Festival after turning in exemplary performances Friday at the district festival at the Brewer Community School. Bands from schools in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton all received either a one or

  • ‘Acadian Winter’ in focus

    ‘Acadian Winter’ in focus

    UPDATE March 13: The MDI Photo Club has cancelled this event due to weather. MOUNT DESERT — Bob Thayer will show his film, “Acadian Winter,” at the next MDI Photo Club meeting, to be held in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The program shares some