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  • Quilt auction to support Jesup

    Quilt auction to support Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — “Bunny Loves To Read”-themed quilts created by Carol Fortier and her Storyland quilters are on display at the Jesup Memorial Library and are available in a silent auction to support the library. Bidding for many of the quilts begins at $25, including a copy of the book “Bunny Loves to Read.” Bidding

  • Shakespeare talk set, ahead of youth show

    Shakespeare talk set, ahead of youth show

    BAR HARBOR — Tom Crikelair and the Crooked Road Shakespeare Kids, a home-schooled class studying and performing works of the Bard, will present a discussion of “Henry IV, Part 1” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. This introduction to the characters and plot of the play is designed for

  • Choral concerts scheduled

    Choral concerts scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia Choral Society’s spring 2017 concerts will take place at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m., and at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth on Sunday, May 14, at 3 p.m. The performances will feature two major choral works:

  • Aging and loss support workshops offered

    Aging and loss support workshops offered

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering another series of a program of support for individuals age 62 and over who have experienced the many losses associated with aging, starting in April. These losses may include the death of a spouse, family members and friends, impaired health, financial insecurity, changes in life roles

  • SPCA pet of week: Harper

    SPCA pet of week: Harper

    Everyone knows gingers just have an extra special something about them, right? We have a ginger cat at the SPCA seeking someone who knows she’s got that extra special something. Her name is Harper, and she is 1 year old. Harper has been looking for a home since late January, and she’s had about enough

  • Sellam Circus coming to town

    Sellam Circus coming to town

    BAR HARBOR — Contortion, hand-balancing acts, performances on trapeze and stories about life up in the air will be presented by circus artists of all ages from Biddeford’s Sellam Circus School in “The Ring: An Evening of Circus,” at College of the Atlantic’s Thomas S. Gates Community Center on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

  • DVD Review: Doctor Strange

    DVD Review: Doctor Strange

    We’ve been here before. It’s “A Christmas Carol” relocated from London to Greenwich Village, but the Scrooge character undergoes an identical transformation. It’s “Regarding Henry” (1991) where a cold-hearted lawyer played by Harrison Ford gets shot in the head and emerges from a coma a much nicer guy. This time around, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict

  • Book fair help sought

    Book fair help sought

    BAR HARBOR — Volunteers are needed at the Conners Emerson School on Thursday, April 13, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. to help with the Scholastic Book Fair. Volunteers are needed in one-hour shifts. The sale runs from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the Conners Emerson cafeteria. Sales from the fair benefit both the school and

  • Poetry, song to celebrate National Poetry Month

    Poetry, song to celebrate National Poetry Month

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — In honor of National Poetry Month, the Southwest Harbor Public Library will present “Poets Bearing Witness in an Age of Polarity: Speaking Truth to Power” on Wednesday, April 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Poets Crow Suncloud, Diana Newman and Paul Weiss, and artist-poet Robert Shetterly will raise their voices in poetry and song.