Arts & living

  • Portraits by Speight

    Portraits by Speight

    BAR HARBOR — Paintings by Paige Speight are on display at the Jesup Memorial Library during the month of November. Speight grew up in Bar Harbor and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a graduate of Mount Desert Island High School and Bowdoin College. Speight works with wet-on-wet oils. She writes that her show

  • Historic photos saved by photographer

    Historic photos saved by photographer

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Driven by a fear of losing the results of his labor from 63 years ago, Earl Raymond pressed the local historical society to unearth aerial photographs taken of the town in 1955. When Karen Craig, former president of the Southwest Harbor Historical Society, asked the board of selectmen for the photos earlier

  • Knitters group meets

    Knitters group meets

    MOUNT DESERT —Knitters are gathering every Wednesday in front of the fireplace at the Northeast Harbor Library from 5-7 p.m. through the winter. “All levels of experience are welcome,” a statement from the group said. “Bring a work in progress, finished pieces or questions. Drop in when you can.” Contact Mary Wallace at mwallace@mdirss.org.

  • Lunch program features Ben Franklin

    Lunch program features Ben Franklin

    BAR HARBOR — Timothy O’Connor will portray Ben Franklin at an Acadia Senior College Food for Thought lunch program Nov. 16 at Birch Bay Village. As Franklin, who was once the postmaster of Philadelphia, O’Conner will discuss how Colonial era letters and stamps illuminate qualities of everyday life as well as momentous incidents in American

  • Parks seeks applications for artists-in-residence

    Parks seeks applications for artists-in-residence

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The National Park Service is accepting applications from professional artists and writers who would like to be considered for Acadia’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program. The deadline for applying is Dec. 31. Juries that include accomplished artists in various media will select eight applicants to spend two weeks each in the park next

  • Library tea planned

    Library tea planned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will transform into a tea room Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. “The Library’s dedicated volunteers create a cozy tea room atmosphere, complete with beautiful china cups and saucers and homemade tea cozies,” event organizers said. “Take a break from the blustery November weather and

  • Hammond to talk about cranberries

    Hammond to talk about cranberries

    BAR HARBOR — Courtney Hammond of Lynch Hill Farms will discuss the cranberry industry in Maine at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s meeting on Thursday Nov. 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Birch Bay Village. Hammond will describe the rise and fall of the cranberry industry in Maine, and explain how his family developed some of

  • Artwaves artists display work

    Artwaves artists display work

    MOUNT DESERT — During the month of November, the Northeast Harbor library will exhibit work by Artwaves member artists in the library’s Mellon Room. Artists include Kate Baxter, Margaret Beaulieu, Cristy Benson, Mary Bowers, Brian Caine, Katie Noble-Churchill, Liz Cutler, Janet Elvidge, Linda Kelley and Jessica Harris. An opening reception is set for Friday. Nov.

  • Holiday card printing at Gilley

    Holiday card printing at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum presents a holiday card printing workshop Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5 – 8 pm. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the art of printmaking and create something special for your loved ones,” event organizers said. Advance registration is required. Contact 244-7555 or info@wendellgilleymuseum.org.

  • Talk features Canadian Maritimes

    Talk features Canadian Maritimes

    MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Library opens a new season of Recent Travel Talks on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. Anna Carr and George Mack, intrepid bicyclists, will talk about their trip to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer, from June 25 to Aug. 2. A year ago the pair traveled 3,000 miles in