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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Dance fest set

    Dance fest set

    BAR HARBOR — Nimbus Dance, the New Jersey-based modern dance company led by Samuel Pott, and the Criterion Theatre present the inaugural Acadia Dance Festival. During the week of July 22-26, Nimbus dancers have led summer camp programs for children at Camp Beech Cliff and Summer Festival of the Arts. Participants in those camps, and

  • Dreamy midsummer nights

    Dreamy midsummer nights

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Community Theater (ACT) will perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on July 26-28, and Aug. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Marina. “A feuding king and queen set the night alight with mischief and romance in this classic tale of would-be love gone wrong,” a press release from the

  • Ruth Moore days are here again

    Ruth Moore days are here again

    TREMONT — For more than 10 years, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library has celebrated Gott Island-born author Ruth Moore with a series of events and a community read. Each July, the library hosts a series of events and discussions intended to introduce the author to the broader community yet give die-hard fans a chance to

  • Weather on the water is talk topic

    Weather on the water is talk topic

    SEARSPORT — Tom Shyka will give a talk about weather observation systems July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Penobscot Marine Museum. The talk was originally scheduled for July 18, but has been moved. The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) spans coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New

  • Quietside reception set

    Quietside reception set

    TREMONT — The Quietside Art Gallery and Studio is featuring local artists Jean Forbes, Gwen Nagel and Ann Jones with a show on display now through Aug. 4. A reception with the artists is planned for Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. Forbes, who lives in Manset, has been painting in watercolor for over 50

  • Contra dance

    Contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — A contra dance will be held Saturday, July 27 at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Big Moose Band will perform and the caller will be Mike Fay. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a free dance where people can learn the steps and brush up on contra dance knowledge. From 7:30

  • ‘Perfect Wedding’ opens tomorrow

    ‘Perfect Wedding’ opens tomorrow

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Repertory Theatre’s production of “Perfect Wedding” will open Tuesday, July 23 at 8:15 p.m. The show will then run nightly except for Mondays through Aug. 11. In the play, a bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds

  • Solar array was offline

    Solar array was offline

    TREMONT — It is not clear how the solar array installed on the closed landfill near the town office went offline in mid-May. Town Manager Chris Saunders was alerted to the fact when the monthly electricity bill for the town was around $250 instead of the $15 it had been since the array was installed.

  • Historical society meeting

    Historical society meeting

    MOUNT DESERT — The 89th Annual Meeting of the MDI Historical Society is set for Thursday, July 25 at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the annual meeting begins promptly at 6. Presentations by the editors, R. Marie Griffith and Leigh Schmidt, and the

  • Wini Smart ‘village’ dedication

    Wini Smart ‘village’ dedication

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Three buildings created from parts of the house on Great Cranberry Island where the late artist Wini Smart lived and painted will be dedicated as the Wini Smart Village during an open-house event Saturday, July 27, from 1-3 p.m. The three buildings, which are now being used as a gift shop, a