Arts & living

  • Crafters Corner: Week 2

    Crafters Corner: Week 2

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, local crafters will have fewer opportunities this shopping season to get their hand-crafted wares to would-be buyers. With craft fairs canceled, or reduced in size, the Islander aims to bring the crafts to you over the next few weeks—reminding you to shop local whenever possible.    

  • MDIHS teacher flies with National Guard 

    MDIHS teacher flies with National Guard 

    AUGUSTA— The Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted two civic leader flights this fall. During these events, community leaders learn about the National Guard and ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter over the local area.  Teachers, administrators, school resource officers and local government officials are just a few of the groups that

  • Arts Glances

    Arts Glances

    A conversation about aging  BAR HARBOR — An increasing older adult population in Maine represents an underutilized resource for the state’s economy and communities.  On Friday, Nov. 20, at noon, in a free virtual presentation that’s part of Acadia Senior College’s Food for Thought lecture series, Maine Community Foundation’s Laura Lee will share an overview of lifelong/age-friendly communities

  • Crafters Corner: Week 1

    Crafters Corner: Week 1

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, local crafters will have fewer opportunities this shopping season to get their hand-crafted wares to would-be buyers. With craft fairs canceled, or reduced in size, the Islander aims to bring the crafts to you over the next few weeks—reminding you to shop local whenever possible.    

  • Famous Seamus to the rescue – again  

    Famous Seamus to the rescue – again  

    TRENTON— The SPCA of Hancock County in Trenton is a life-saving shelter with a mission to always go the extra mile for the animals in its care. Recently, a 10-month old lab mix puppy named Twitch underwent emergency surgery to treat a rare, life–threatening skin infection. The $6,000 medical procedure was not in the shelter’s vet care budget.  On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7-year–old Seamus Colby

  • MDI grad wins awards for short film

    MDI grad wins awards for short film

    BAR HARBOR — Three years after graduating from Mount Desert Island High School, Emma Forthofer is an award-winning and internationally recognized filmmaker. In her short film “A Fifth Season,” which has won Best Short Documentary from the Los Angeles Film Awards and is the winner of the 2020 Best Documentary for the School of Film

  • Bring home a piece of Baxter State Park (legally)

    Bring home a piece of Baxter State Park (legally)

    MILLINOCKET — Friends of Baxter State Park, a nonprofit organization that supports the 209,644-acre park, is auctioning off retired Baxter State Park signs as a fundraiser. This year’s auction includes a total of 20 signs. Some are from favorite camping spots like Daicey Pond and Katahdin Lake. There are also signs from the iconic Dudley,

  • Giving thanks on Mount Desert Island

    Giving thanks on Mount Desert Island

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Jennifer Worcester and her staff at Sips in Southwest Harbor want to make sure those without a place to go on Thanksgiving this year will still get a traditional holiday meal.   Offering turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and the regular fixings, including a pie, for free, the restaurant is taking orders up until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for

  • Former restaurant location now home to salon

    Former restaurant location now home to salon

    TRENTON — According to Sarah Norwood, owner of Revive Salon, located on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, “everyone needs a little pick-me-up every once in a while.” That is the inspiration behind the name of her full-service salon, which offers hair, waxing, nail and tanning services. The same philosophy can apply to the building.

  • Library hosts online reading of Carson and Freeman letters

    Library hosts online reading of Carson and Freeman letters

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR –Carolyn Gage will be joined by Portland actor Denise Poirier and Waterville actor Juli Brooks Settlemire for an online reading of excerpts from the letters written between Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman. This event is hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library and will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m.  In 1952, Carson began building a vacation cabin on Southport Island