Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Art and Nature Camp receives grant 

    Art and Nature Camp receives grant 

    BERNARD—The Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard received a grant from the Witham Family Hotels Charitable Fund to support its annual Art and Nature Camp.   For 15 years, the library has held a week-long, half day Art and Nature Camp in Tremont for local and visiting children. With COVID–19, an in-person camp is not possible, but thanks to this grant, camp directors Kathie

  • Jesup hosts author Paul Doiron for virtual talk 

    Jesup hosts author Paul Doiron for virtual talk 

    BAR HARBOR—Best-selling Maine mystery author Paul Doiron will hold a virtual talk about “One Last Lie,” the 11th book in his Mike Bowditch series on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.   In “One Last Lie,” the disappearance of Bowditch’s mentor reveals an ominous connection to a 15-year-old cold case. Bowditch believes his friend’s disappearance has

  • Maine CASA holding online training  

    Maine CASA holding online training  

    AUGUSTA—The Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates program is holding a training for volunteer advocates Aug. 11-14. The online, four-day training is free, and participants learn about all aspects of child advocacy.   Maine CASAs are community volunteers appointed to serve as guardians ad litem for children whose parents are involved in a child protection case. The foundation of a CASA’s work is to investigate the case and then advise the court of what is in the child’s best

  • Daily limit for menhaden 

    Daily limit for menhaden 

    AUGUSTA — Harvesting of menhaden in Maine was allowed to resume June 29 after the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) received approval from interstate regulators to participate in an Episodic Event Set Aside (EESA) program.  The program had an available 4.7 million pounds of the menhaden quota for harvest. “Due to the high rate of effort,

  • Gilley offers art classes for kids 

    Gilley offers art classes for kids 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Friday fun for your fledglings starts July 17 under the Gilley Tent outside in front of the Wendell Gilley Museum, with art classes taught by Allison Maurais, art teacher at Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor. Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and are limited to five people only; children should come with an adult guardian. Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected]

  • Hair collection unlocks history 

    BAR HARBOR—The topic of the MDI Science Café Online for Monday, July 13, will be “Science and Sentiment: The Attractions of Hair in 19th Century America,” presented in a live online lecture by Robert McCracken Peck, curator of art and senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Drexel University.  Discovering a collection at Drexel that had

  • Museum offers Watercolors in Wonderland

    Museum offers Watercolors in Wonderland

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Join the Wendell Gilley museum for a painting class at Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park on Monday, July 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructor Erika Rosso, an artist and art instructor based in Southwest Harbor, will offer tips on capturing the spirit and personality of the birds there with quick watercolor sketches using a

  • Loon Count set for July 18 

    Loon Count set for July 18 

    FALMOUTH— The 37th Maine Audubon’s annual Loon Count will take place on Saturday, July 18, from 7–7:30 a.m. The information collected by volunteers will help both biologists and state officials understand more about the loon population and the health of Maine’s lakes. Last year, more than 1,400 people fanned out to look for loons on more than 300 lakes

  • Elliott to exhibit during July

    Elliott to exhibit during July

    NORTHEAST HARBOR—Stefan Elliott will be exhibiting his recent body of work in oil in the Mellon Room of Northeast Harbor Library for the month of July. There will be a reception on Friday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. The reception will be outside with a controlled number of people (8) allowed to view the exhibit at a time. Masks will