Articles by: Matt Mitterhoff

Matt Mitterhoff

Matt Mitterhoff

  • Neighbors helping neighbors look to expand their offerings

    Neighbors helping neighbors look to expand their offerings

    BAR HARBOR — A fund created by residents of Mount Desert Island with an aim to help Hancock and Washington County senior citizens with unexpected health and living expenses is looking to grow. Ed Kaelber, past president of the College of the Atlantic and founder of the Neighbor4neighbor fund, along with his late wife, Ann

  • Light keepers are honored

    Light keepers are honored

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Seven lighthouse keepers were posthumously honored for their service to the U.S. Lighthouse Service at a ceremony at Mount Height Cemetery here on Wednesday, July 27. The ceremony was organized by “Lighthouse Digest,” a magazine dedicated to preserving the history of lighthouses and the people who served in them. The ceremony began

  • Beverly, Machias win Marty Lyons Classic

    Beverly, Machias win Marty Lyons Classic

    BAR HARBOR — Acadian Youth Sports (AYS) held the 18th annual Marty Lyons Classic this past weekend. The little league tournament attracted 12 teams from around the state and one all the way from Massachusetts. Eight teams competed in the major league tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds. They were the Acadian 9-10 team, a team

  • Croquet Classic opens with top-notch players

    Croquet Classic opens with top-notch players

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The first day of the Croquet Classic at the Claremont Hotel here saw great performances from veteran players, with one match-up won by a 15-year-old who got the highest possible score. The day began at 8 a.m. with a doubles match between Don Whalen and Doug VanGorder and the team of Paul

  • Couple meets at sailing center, now will marry

    Couple meets at sailing center, now will marry

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Tory Stires and Tyler Steel, who met as teens while working at the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center here, are set to be married this August at the Maine Sea Coast Mission in Bar Harbor. Stires, 23, has spent past summers on the island with her family in Pretty Marsh. Steel,

  • YMCA eyes flag football

    BAR HARBOR — In an effort to combat injuries and ease parents’ concerns about them, the Mount Desert Island YMCA has partnered with the National Football League (NFL) to create a flag football league for children from 9 to 13-years-old, as an alternative to the leagues currently offered that require physical contact. The league will

  • Claremont Croquet Classic begins on Sunday

    Claremont Croquet Classic begins on Sunday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Visitors to the Claremont Inn may notice something strange about the lawn. Instead of mirroring the steady downslope of the concrete path, the grass descends in waves. These unassuming flat plots of grass are croquet courts, which will come alive when the Claremont holds its 40th annual croquet tournament, beginning this Sunday, July 31.

  • Lighthouses keepers’ graves to get markers

    Lighthouses keepers’ graves to get markers

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The graves of seven lighthouse keepers here will get special historic markers acknowledging their service, in a ceremony set for Wednesday, July 27. The markers are going to be placed by representatives of “Lighthouse Digest,” a magazine that reports on the news and history of lighthouses all over the world. The graves

  • Oceanographer touts inquiry

    Oceanographer touts inquiry

    BAR HARBOR — If the oceans are in trouble, so is life on land, warned noted oceanographer Sylvia Earle, speaking at the Bar Harbor Club on Friday, July 15. “No blue, no green,” she said. “It’s that ocean out there – it influences everything, she said. “Water is the key to all life.” Humans may