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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Access to medication- assisted therapy

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has received a $1.5 million three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the Downeast Maine MAT Expansion Project, an initiative to provide treatment and support for individuals facing substance use disorders throughout Washington and Hancock Counties. The initiative has a strong focus on those

  • Bank supports food pantries

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Westside Food Pantry each recently accepted $1,000 donations from First National Bank. The Bar Harbor Food Pantry serves more than four hundred households in Hancock County. The pantry is located at 36 Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor behind the YWCA. It is open on Tuesdays

  • Watercolor for kids at Gilley

    Watercolor for kids at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Erika Rosso will lead a watercolor painting class for children Saturday, April 6, from 3-5 p.m. at the Wendell Gilley Museum. “Sketch your own feather or use a template to get started,” organizers said. “Then, with a limited palette of translucent watercolors, create a luminosity effect on your feathers!” The class is

  • Sea of Blue run/walk set

    Sea of Blue run/walk set

    MOUNT DESRT — The annual Sea of Blue Walk and 5K, promoting autism awareness, is set for Saturday, April 27, in Northeast Harbor. What started out as a senior exhibition project for Mount Desert Island High School alumnus Chris Heel has become an annual event to raise money for the Autism Society of Maine, Downeast

  • Transport plan set for release

    Transport plan set for release

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The park’s long-range transportation plan, which has been in the works for more than four years, is to be released next Monday, March 25. It is intended to alleviate summertime parking and traffic congestion. The draft plan was unveiled last April. It called for, among other remedies, requiring reservations to drive

  • Gleaning initiative gets boost

    Gleaning initiative gets boost

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to enhance volunteer support for its gleaning program, the Downeast Gleaning Initiative, which aims to increase food security for residents of Washington and Hancock counties. Healthy Acadia’s program is one of 25 community initiatives receiving a grant through the

  • After-school music program planned

    After-school music program planned

    MOUNT DESERT — Seaside United Church of Christ presents a free after-school music appreciation program beginning April 2. The Music and More program is designed for students in third grade through sixth grade and held Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Seaside UCC’s Union Church Parish Hall in Northeast Harbor. The program runs through

  • Marine museum summer camp set

    Marine museum summer camp set

    SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum will hold two week-long summer camps for children this summer. A camp for children ages 5 to 8 will be held July 15-19. A second camp, for ages 9 to 12, will be July 29-Aug. 2. Both run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include

  • Tower test conducted

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A visibility study requested by the Federal Communications Commission and Acadia National Park took place at the proposed site for a planned new 195-foot cell tower on Buttermilk Brook Road Tuesday. From 8 a.m. to noon a 4-foot-6-inch diameter red balloon filled with helium was flown at the proposed site and height

  • Grant funds addiction studies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Jackson Laboratory recently received $255,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research on substance use disorder. The funding has been awarded through DHHS’ National Institute on Drug Abuse. “The important work being done at The Jackson Laboratory is making great strides to conquer a disease