Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Climate change in northern Chile

    Climate change in northern Chile

    BAR HARBOR — Sarah Ebel will discuss her anthropological research on climate change adaptation and transformative governance in the Lakes Region of Chile Tuesday, May 28, at the College of the Atlantic. The free talk, part of the Seminar of Climate Change 2019 Speaker Series, begins at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall. Ebel

  • The Wailers at The Criterion

    The Wailers at The Criterion

    ‘JAH LOVE’ … The Wailers band will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions worldwide. Since 1981, bassist-founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett and others have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” as Marley

  • Climate change resilience on the Maine coast

    Climate change resilience on the Maine coast

    BAR HARBOR — Marine scientist Susie Arnold of The Island Institute will discuss community responses to ocean acidification and sea level rise in Maine islands and coastal towns May 24 at the College of the Atlantic. The free public talk, which begins at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall, is part of the Seminar on

  • Memorial Day observances

    Memorial Day observances

    Bar Harbor A Memorial Day ceremony, with a procession of veterans led by a color guard, will be held at the town pier at 10 a.m. Veterans, family, friends and community members are invited to commemorate the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country. The hour-long ceremony is organized by

  • Plant sale in Somesville

    Plant sale in Somesville

    MOUNT DESERT — A plant sale and breakfast will be held at the Somesville Church on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. Perennials, annuals and seedlings will be available. For breakfast there will be an a la carte menu of breakfast sandwiches, muffins, coffee and tea. Blueberry and rhubarb pies will also be

  • Let’s go birding!

    Let’s go birding!

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – On Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 p.m., join local birder Craig Kesselheim at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the program “Let’s go birding!” He will lead participants on a short walk to the pond above the town office and will share bird watching tips by identifying birds by sight, sound, habitat, and

  • Birch Bay Village wins award

    Birch Bay Village wins award

    BAR HARBOR — Birch Bay Retirement Village has received the 2019 Standing Ovation Award, sponsored by Leading Age Maine and New Hampshire, for Excellence in Dementia Care. The award is presented to non-profit senior service organizations and long term care providers who embody excellence in leadership, care and service innovation. At its annual conference April

  • Gaelic tunes at The Grand

    Gaelic tunes at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra will perform at The Grand on Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at The Grand. “Voyages: Music of Maine from Across the Sea” features the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and Award-Winning Irish Fiddler, Seán Heely as guest artist. Heely is also a singer in the folk style

  • DMR chief briefs Legislature on whales, bait

    DMR chief briefs Legislature on whales, bait

    By Stephen Rappaport AUGUSTA — Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher briefed the Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee on the latest news from the lobster bait and whale front. The news was not good. Speaking at a May 7 committee workshop, Keliher said the state was under severe pressure from NOAA Fisheries to find ways