Articles by: Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
  • Vaccine supply hampers distribution effort

    Vaccine supply hampers distribution effort

    Vaccines are on the way, but with limited supply and high demand, the rollout will take time. Statewide, approximately 81,000 Mainers have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and, as of Tuesday, 12,441 people have been given the required two doses.  

  • Local organization seeks to boost nonprofits 

    Local organization seeks to boost nonprofits 

    In 2005, Lisa Horsch Clark took a job at Friends of Acadia as the organization’s development director. She made a point to reach out to other development staff on Mount Desert Island and from those informal meetings an idea was born.  

  • ‘Tis the season to be ice fishing 

    ‘Tis the season to be ice fishing 

    BAR HARBOR—Thinking about ice fishing? This outdoor activity requires few pieces of equipment and with lakes abound, there are many opportunities to fish across the state.   The first thing you need to get started is a fishing license. If you’re unsure and want to try it first, there is a state-wide free fishing weekend Feb. 13-14 so you can participate with little

  • Track Santa on his journey to Mount Desert Island

    Track Santa on his journey to Mount Desert Island

    BAR HARBOR—Santa Claus is coming to town, and you can track him along the way.  On Christmas Eve, Santa will take to the sky, and while en route to deliver presents to Mount Desert Island, his movements will be tracked by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).   NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955.

  • MDI Hospital transitions its leadership

    MDI Hospital transitions its leadership

    BAR HARBOR — If you ask Mount Desert Island Hospital’s outgoing CEO Art Blank what he will do in retirement, he will tell you that he plans to rekindle his love of horseback riding.  After 20 years at the helm of the hospital, and seeing it through a number of successful transformations, he has probably earned that right, but when he expands

  • Cranberries make the holidays merry and bright 

    Cranberries make the holidays merry and bright 

    BAR HARBOR— No matter how you traditionally celebrate the holidays, things are bound to look a lot different this year. Instead of company parties and large gatherings, gift swaps and general holiday shenanigans, Americans are being asked to limit the number of people with whom they gather and to remain physically distant. It is hard

  • Council votes to move ahead with retail marijuana discussion  

    Council votes to move ahead with retail marijuana discussion  

    BAR HARBOR—Bar Harbor residents feel the same about retail marijuana as they did in 2017, according to a recent poll taken by the town.   The survey, conducted through the polling service, Polco, was answered by 232 participants, a number down slightly from three years ago. However, despite the dip in participation, the results remained split just about the same with roughly 60 percent of respondents in favor and 40

  • Food pantry donation gives needed boost to nonprofit 

    Food pantry donation gives needed boost to nonprofit 

    BAR HARBOR—Dollar for dollar, Greg and Julie Veilleux, owners of Window Panes, matched donations collected at their store during the month of November. Last week, they presented a check for $2,000 to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.   “We got a great response from the community,” said Julie Veilleux, who added that donations of cash and

  • Sea of Blue donates funds despite canceling its race 

    Sea of Blue donates funds despite canceling its race 

    NORTHEAST HARBOR—Even though the annual Sea of Blue Autism Awareness 5K run and walk was canceled this year, organizers are not letting that stop them from raising funds for the Autism Society of Maine.   The fundraising was a little different this year, said Susan Heel, whose son Chris started the race in 2014 as part