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.
  • Melt opens location in Bar Harbor 

    Melt opens location in Bar Harbor 

    Melt owners Amanda Smith and Alexis Walls weren’t exactly looking for a brick-and-mortar location earlier this year, but the Main Street storefront kind of fell into their laps, they said, prompting them, for the most part, to hang up the keys to the food truck they’ve operated for the last three years.  

  • New business aims to teach mindfulness

    New business aims to teach mindfulness

    With a passion for being outside in nature and a desire to teach people to use mindfulness as a way to reduce stress, Jen Harry has started Acadia Mindfulness Adventures — a new business where she hosts two-hour outdoor, guided mindful quests.  

  • Healing power of horses

    Healing power of horses

    Horses aren’t just for derbies. In fact, equine-assisted therapy engages people in activities such as riding, grooming, feeding and leading horses. Goals of this therapeutic technique are achieved at different stables around the island.  

  • Merging nature and culture through art

    Merging nature and culture through art

    Garden design merges nature with culture through art using painting, sculpture, ecology, architecture and engineering. These disciplines are drawn upon to create a harmonious and meaningful work of art and are what occupies the time, mind and visions of long-time landscape designer Dennis Bracale. 

  • Finback Alehouse reopens under new ownership

    Finback Alehouse reopens under new ownership

    Ownership of Cottage Street’s Finback Alehouse has transferred from Matty Haskell to local restaurateur Dale Stockburger, but he and his managing partner Tessa Hartley have plans to keep everything the same, from the name to the food.  

  • Jackson Laboratory temporarily discontinues daycare plans 

    Jackson Laboratory temporarily discontinues daycare plans 

    After teaming up late last year with Mount Desert Island YMCA on plans to construct a new childcare facility, The Jackson Laboratory has announced that it will opt out of the project. “The impact of the project costs has brought us to the decision to take a step back from this arrangement at this time,” said Catherine Longley, the lab’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. 

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