Articles by: Anne Kozak

Anne Kozak

Anne Kozak

Contributer at Mount Desert Islander
Anne teaches writing at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
  • MDIBL charts new directions Summer faculty program may return

    MDIBL charts new directions Summer faculty program may return

    BAR HARBOR — With a new president, the MDI Biological Laboratory is expanding both physically and conceptually. Hermann Haller, who began his tenure as president at last week’s annual meeting, laid out his vision for the institution at the meeting and in a subsequent interview. “My strategy is that we cannot survive without enhanced education

  • FOA annual meeting

    FOA annual meeting

    BAR HARBOR — Friends of Acadia has more than 5,000 members, for the first time in the nonprofit’s history, President and CEO David MacDonald announced at the organization’s annual meeting last Wednesday. The meeting included awards and recognition of the past year’s accomplishments. In 2017, a total of 2,261 volunteers worked on behalf of Acadia

  • West End Drug celebrates 100 years in Gilfillan family

    West End Drug celebrates 100 years in Gilfillan family

    BAR HARBOR — Buying locally from independently owned businesses is a hot topic. Small Business Saturday, which follows Black Friday on Thanksgiving weekend, has become a national movement. In Bar Harbor, the chamber of commerce promotes “buy local” with campaigns and events like the Early Bird Pajama Sale and Midnight Madness. Supporting local businesses fosters

  • Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    BAR HARBOR — Five years ago, Tsvetelina Yordanova-Bence came to Bar Harbor from Bulgaria for the summer. She worked at the Bluenose Inn as a housekeeper with a J-1 visa. The J-1 is a State Department Summer Work Travel program for students. It has come under scrutiny as part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American,

  • Memorial recalls David Rockefeller Sr.

    Memorial recalls David Rockefeller Sr.

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of family members and friends gathered at College of the Atlantic Monday to remember and celebrate David Rockefeller Sr., who died in March less than three months before his 102nd birthday. In concluding his remarks, former Sen. George Mitchell referred to the picture on the program of Rockefeller and his late

  • Bio Lab celebrates banner year

    Bio Lab celebrates banner year

    BAR HARBOR — In opening the annual meeting, board Chair Peter Allen called the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) faculty the “real meat of the organization. Their peer-reviewed grant funding is remarkable; the science stood up to the challenges of peer review and is a tribute to their hard work, brilliance and ingenuity.” MDIBL President Kevin

  • New chair takes reins at FOA

    New chair takes reins at FOA

    BAR HARBOR— After six years as chair of the board of Friends of Acadia, Ed Samek, FOA’s longest-serving board chair, is passing the gavel to Anne Green, who for the last four years chaired FOA’s development committee. She also was co-chair of the successful $25 million second century capital campaign Both the incoming and outgoing

  • FOA celebrates year of successes

    FOA celebrates year of successes

    BAR HARBOR — In his opening remarks at Friends of Acadia’s annual meeting last week, outgoing board Chair Ed Samek credited the effectiveness of Friends of Acadia’s initiatives to a team effort and called 2016 – Acadia’s centennial and FOA’s 30th anniversary – the best of times. While some were concerned that nothing could match

  • David Rockefeller Sr.: Philanthropist, conservationist dies

    David Rockefeller Sr.: Philanthropist, conservationist dies

    MOUNT DESERT — Longtime Seal Harbor summer resident David Rockefeller Sr. died in his sleep at his Pocantico Hills, N.Y., home on Monday, March 20, at the age of 101. Rockefeller was born in Manhattan on June 12, 1915, the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the grandson of

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