• Grant funds afterschool theater program

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Village Green Arts Association received a grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to run an afterschool theater-making program at the Harbor House Community Service Center this March and April, directed by Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker from the Barn Arts Collective. “Arts education is an important

  • ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’ to screen at YWCA

    BAR HARBOR — Filmmaker Craig Dudnick will attend a screening of his film “Alice’s Ordinary People” at the YWCA MDI on Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. The film tells the story of Alice Tregay, a member of the Civil Rights Movement, and the story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. In

  • ‘Masked bandits’ on the prowl

    ‘Masked bandits’ on the prowl

    March certainly has been living up to her fickle nature this week with temperatures warm one day and freezing the next! Raccoons may be out prowling about in the evening when you’re driving about the island. During the winter, raccoons have intermittent periods of activity. The fat reserves built up in the fall enable them

  • ‘And Then There Were None’ cast named

    ‘And Then There Were None’ cast named

    ELLSWORTH — The cast of The Grand’s upcoming production of the Agatha Christie mystery “And Then There Were None” has been announced. The cast, in order of appearance, includes Patrick Harris in the role of Rogers, Zabet Neu Collins as Mrs. Rogers, Tom Thompson as Fred Narracott, Nina Robinson-Poole as Vera Claythorne, Nathaniel Lee as

  • Biodiversity presentation

    Biodiversity presentation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Marjorie Peronto and Reeser Manley, authors of the book “The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity,” will give a presentation at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, March 11, from 2:30-5 p.m. The program will focus on the major themes covered in their book, including the important role of insects

  • SPCA pet of the week

    SPCA pet of the week

    Mattie the adoptable cat has a special story. She arrived at the shelter as a small, grey tabby cat, pregnant with two kittens. Mattie was fiercely protective of her kittens, who became friendly once they were big enough that they did not need to be with her. But Mattie was still unsure about humans. After

  • Gilley plans family fun programs

    Gilley plans family fun programs

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An art and nature program for families will take place at the Wendell Gilley Museum on the second Saturday of each month, starting March 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. In the first program, museum staff will offer activities geared for children ages 5 to 12 and their adult companions. The program will focus

  • DVD Review: Arrival

    DVD Review: Arrival

    “Arrival,” the alien movie starring Amy Adams, walked away from Sunday night’s Academy Awards with a win for best sound editing. Such an award had never entered our consciousness until we realized, Hey, that movie really does have an important soundtrack. In fact, sound editor Sylvain Bellemare’s choices create the ambience for what is an