Articles by: Ninah Gile

Ninah Gile

Ninah Gile

Reporter at MDIslander
Ninah Gile, an MDI native, covers the town of Bar Harbor. She is glad to be back in Maine after earning a bachelor's degree in San Diego from the University of California.
  • Islanders featured in new book about female fishermen 

    Islanders featured in new book about female fishermen 

    Pretty Rugged: True Stories from Women of the Sea,” is a new book by Ali Farrel that offers a glimpse into the lives of Maine’s female fishermen. The book features islander Holly Masterson of Southwest Harbor along with five other women from Mount Desert Island. True stories about the dangers, family history and realities of women in Maine’s commercial fishing industry ranging in age from 26 to 100 are woven throughout this 102-page read. 

  • Beauty is in the eye(brow) of the beholder

    Beauty is in the eye(brow) of the beholder

    Eyebrow microblading, a beauty treatment that is gaining popularity nationwide, can now be found in Bar Harbor. Licensed esthetician Diana Chiriac, owner of Aesthetics by Diana, is the first business on Mount Desert Island to offer the service.

    Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that creates precision, hair-like strokes along the eyebrow region. These marks are created with a nano microblade to simulate hair for anyone who desires to reshape, enhance or create natural looking eyebrows. This process is meant to accent the appearance around the eyes and highlight the face’s best features.

  • Rock-solid family trade 

    Rock-solid family trade 

    BAR HARBOR — Scraps of high-quality stone left over from the projects of MDI-based Mount Desert Granite and Brick have now been given a second life as unique replicas of the many boats that sail area waters.    Life-long sailor and retired high school teacher Griff Fenton of Marlboro Beach has combined his artistic endeavors to build stone model sailboats. Having recently completed canvas

  • Council to seek public input on cruise ships

    Council to seek public input on cruise ships

    BAR HARBOR—On Tuesday, Town Council members moved to hire an outside company to create a survey to find out more about the public’s specific concerns surrounding cruise ship visitation. “Try this, to hire an experienced professional to design, produce, compile and analyze the responses of a community survey of opinions on cruise ship visitation and

  • Fire department begins vaccinating local EMS workers

    Fire department begins vaccinating local EMS workers

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Fire Department will administer COVID-19 vaccines to all Hancock County first responders with help from Blue Hill-based Peninsula Ambulance Corps. After learning how to provide PCR tests to essential workers, the fire department participated in the additional training needed to vaccinate other emergency staff.  Ongoing since Dec. 1, the fire department has been performing COVID-19 tests on essential

  • High school students discuss climate change at council meeting

    High school students discuss climate change at council meeting

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School AP environmental science class informed town officials about a local environmental crisis with a presentation on the Gulf of Maine’s climate emergency at last week’s Bar Harbor Town Council meeting.  Following a 5-1 Town Council vote in 2019, the town of Bar Harbor officially declared a “climate emergency.” At the time, council members said they intended to create an action

  • Hospital staff addresses pandemic fatigue      

    Hospital staff addresses pandemic fatigue     

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Having a general lack of enthusiasm aimed at keeping one’s self and others safe from infection can be a symptom of pandemic fatigue, which is a cognitive condition that is affecting Americans now in their ninth month of a global COVID-19 pandemic, explained Dr. Andres Abreu, director of Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center.   As a guest speaker at MDI hospital’s virtual town hall series held in mid-December, he went on

  • Town takes first steps to build fiber network 

    Town takes first steps to build fiber network 

    BAR HARBOR—Due to an anticipated franchise agreement change with the town’s current internet provider, the Bar Harbor’s Communication and Technologies Committee (CTC) has suggested the town fund the construction and installation of its own fiber network at a cost of $750,000.   CTC Chairman George Grohs provided a memo with details from the project’s consultant, Casco Bay Advisors, at a recent town council meeting. He said the internet is necessary for the day-to-day function of town staff and services and that it currently depends on a