Arts & living

  • Organ and limb regeneration

    Organ and limb regeneration

    BAR HARBOR — James Godwin will give a talk about organ regeneration Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. in the Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL). The talk, the first in the 2019 MDI Science Café series, is titled “Unlocking the Potential for Repair and Regeneration of Human Limbs, Hearts, Brains and Other Organs.”

  • Ensuring inclusion in our politics

    Ensuring inclusion in our politics

    BAR HARBOR — Marpheen Chann will discuss inclusion in Maine politics at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Here in the oldest, whitest state in the union, how do we ensure that our politics is inclusive — especially for minorities? “To make activism inclusive is to recognize our blind spots

  • Film Screening: “The Spirit of the Beehive”

    Film Screening: “The Spirit of the Beehive”

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. the Southwest Harbor Public Library will screen “The Spirit of the Beehive.” Set in Spain after the victory of Franco’s fascist armies over socialist forces, the film focuses on a young girl’s fascination with the horror film “Frankenstein,” and has a 96 percent rating on

  • Winter concert at The Barn

    Winter concert at The Barn

    BASS HARBOR — The Winter Concert Series continues at the Barn with Saturday’s headliner Big Tree, a trio featuring Southwest Harbor-based songwriter and performer Bowen Swersey with bassist Jarly Bobadilla and fiddle phenomenon Gus LaCasse, with special guest Curtis Russet or Shirt Tail Kin. Swersey is a prolific songwriter, poet and novelist whose first play,

  • MDI couple’s topic is Luxembourg

    MDI couple’s topic is Luxembourg

    TREMONT — Suzanne and Pete Madeira will discuss their visits to Luxembourg on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harvey Kelly Room at the lower level of the Tremont Town Office. The Madeiras regularly travel to Luxembourg for good reason: they have two teenage granddaughters living there. While the family is at work

  • Cookie recipe swap set

    Cookie recipe swap set

    BAR HARBOR — A cookie recipe swap and coffee hour is planned for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Mount Desert Island. The event is hosted by Island Connections, the YWCA, the MDI YMCA and the Jesup as part of an ongoing Age By Design program series. Participants are invited to bring

  • Story slam set

    Story slam set

    BAR HARBOR — The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Many people have found themselves muttering, “Well, that worked!” or maybe even screaming it when things have gone wrong. Participants can tell or listen to these true, first-person stories at the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7

  • Violin, piano concert set

    Violin, piano concert set

    Violin, piano concert set ELLSWORTH — Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and pianist Anastasia Antonacos will perform Friday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Moore Community Center. This free, professional concert is organized by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute and sponsored by Machias Savings Bank. While continuing study at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins

  • Growing an orchard

    Growing an orchard

    TREMONT — Johnny Appleseed carried a sack of seeds. Mike Mansolilli invests in rootstock with a similar goal in mind: to grow as many apple trees as possible. Outside the garage of his business, MDI Property Maintenance and Management on Tremont Road, Mansolilli has a dozen apple trees surrounded by fences to protect them from