Arts & living

  • 54th Bar Harbor Music Festival begins

    54th Bar Harbor Music Festival begins

    BAR HARBOR — The three components of live music performance, Francis Fortier says, are the performer interpreting the composer’s instructions; the composer who has indicated the notes, rhythm and dynamics; and “that wonderful kinetic, emotional mystery called the listener — and their feelings and experiences sitting in the venue.”  All three are present in this

  • Indivisible MDI meeting goes online

    Indivisible MDI meeting goes online

    MOUNT DESERT—The monthly in-person meeting of Indivisible MDI at the YWCA has been canceled due to the need for physical distancing. The meeting will be online and take place on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m.   Representative Brian Hubbell will speak about his work on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee, which is engaging economic experts and industry representatives from across Maine to develop specific policy recommendations to stabilize the state’s economy and build

  • Online exercise class

    MACHIAS–The Down East Community Hospital has made a donation to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center to support the Be in Motion exercise class.   The class is led by Samantha Williams and focuses on restoring range of motion, encouraging lymph drainage and gradually strengthening muscles. Before the pandemic, Be in Motion was held as a face-to-face class at UMAINE Machias, but it’s now offered online, expanding its

  • Town celebrating holiday with unique parade 

    Town celebrating holiday with unique parade 

    BAR HARBOR—The Bar Harbor Fourth of July celebration will feature a parade, with a twist, this year. The “reverse parade” will involve walking or driving through the festively–decorated town instead of watching the parade in a crowd. Residents and businesses are encouraged to take part by decorating their homes, buildings, storefronts, front lawns or porches.  The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce emphasizes that the “reverse parade”

  • Call for artists 

    Call for artists 

    NORTHEAST HARBOR—Smart Studio is calling for artists to enter their Pandemic Art Show this summer.   Extraordinary times can open up channels of creativity not available before. “We probably won’t be able to host a cocktail party, but we can certainly get art out to the public in a safe way,” said studio owner Gail Cleveland.   “I plan to display the artwork in

  • NEH Library hosts virtual talk on microscopic ocean life  

    NEH Library hosts virtual talk on microscopic ocean life  

    NORTHEAST HARBOR—On Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m., Dr. DeborahBronk from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science will give a talk, “The Unmatched Influence of Microscopic Ocean Life.” To register, call 276-3333 or email [email protected]  The ocean is life. Microscopic organisms in every drop shape our planet, and their health will determine its future. Bigelow researchers are taking a bold new look

  • Linscott Longboards: Riding the pavement waves

    Linscott Longboards: Riding the pavement waves

    TREMONT—Surfboards are not a common sight in Maine. Stephen Linscott has been working on changing that, except his design is a bit smaller, goes on land and has wheels attached.   Building watercrafts was what Linscott did for two decades before moving on to home furnishings. This winter, while on a trip to Florida, he became inspired by

  • Stone Barn virtual tour 

    Stone Barn virtual tour 

    BAR HARBOR — You can now take a virtual tour of the 128-acre Stone Barn Farm property, which Maine Coast Heritage Trust acquired last year to manage as a public preserve. The farm’s iconic stone barn is at the intersection of Crooked Road and Norway Drive.  MCHT land steward Douglas McMullin, who has been preparing the preserve for visitors, leads a virtual tour of the

  • Art fairs canceled 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR— The Island Arts Association has canceled the following craft fairs due to the COVID–19 pandemic: the Spring Craft Fair in Southwest Harbor June 20-21, the annual Fourth of July Craft Fair at the MDI YMCA and the craft fair in Southwest Harbor Aug. 15-16. No decisions have been made for the Labor Day Craft Fair at the Village Green in Bar Harbor