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  • Boat, bicycle photos exhibited

    Boat, bicycle photos exhibited

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Photographs by Michael Rindler of working boats and vintage and modern bicycles and tricycles are on display at the Southwest Harbor Library through September. The show also features Rindler’s new book of car images, “Motorcar Art.” Contact 244-7065.

  • Out of this world! Acadia Night Sky Fest set

    Out of this world! Acadia Night Sky Fest set

    BAR HARBOR — The 11th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is set for Sept. 25-29. The festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Maine’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. The festival will feature dozens of events, including workshops, lectures, films,

  • Ocean plastics are talk topic

    Ocean plastics are talk topic

    MOUNT DESERT — The Great Harbor Maritime Museum will host a program highlighting the problem of plastic in the ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 4-5:15 p.m. Carey Donovan, an occasional docent at the museum and an active member of the Zero Waste Group with A Climate to Thrive, will show a couple of short

  • ACT to hold auditions

    ACT to hold auditions

    BAR HARBOR — Auditions for Acadia Community Theater’s holiday show “Closed for the Holidays” will be held at the Mount Desert Island High School theater on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Matthew Hochman will direct the play. Joanna and Seth Clark are the producers and Samantha Wanner is stage manager. Containing a variety of

  • Sarnacki to discuss dog-friendly adventures

    Sarnacki to discuss dog-friendly adventures

    ELLSWORTH — Aislinn Sarnacki will discuss her latest book “Dog-Friendly Hikes in Maine,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library. Sarnacki presents 35 hikes around Maine along with maps and photos. “Readers will find practical information such as proper etiquette to observe with their canine companion, when it is okay to

  • New film tells Parish House story

    New film tells Parish House story

    BAR HARBOR — A screening of the documentary “It Takes a Community” will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at Reel Pizza. The film, by Peter Logue, tells the story of The Parish House, a model of supported housing on Mount Desert Island for young adults with disabilities. The creation of the Parish House is also

  • Heating help available

    ELLSWORTH — More people will be eligible for assistance paying for heating costs this winter, even if heat is included in their rent payments, Downeast Community Partners (DCP) announced this week. New income eligibility guidelines for the 2019-2020 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season are substantially higher than in prior years, which means that many

  • Ellis, Fatora join ECMI faculty

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) is welcoming two new faculty members in the 2019-20 school year. Shane Ellis will teach saxophone, clarinet and flute and Luke Fatora will teach violin. Ellis is a specialist on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and holds a degree in music education. He is very experienced as both a

  • Listening session with hospital CEO

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital President/ CEO Art Blank will meet with community members to discuss issues surrounding senior health care on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5- 6 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. In this moderated session, attendees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions and concerns around senior health

  • Trojan golf 4-2 on season

    Trojan golf 4-2 on season

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School golf team is now 4-2 on the season after beating Foxcroft last Thursday and finishing second in a three-team competition in Hermon on Monday. At Kebo Valley Golf Course last Thursday, MDI beat Foxcroft by 39 strokes (193-232) to improve to 3-1 on the season. The