Arts & living

  • Garland Farm open Thursdays

    Garland Farm open Thursdays

    BAR HARBOR — Garland Farm, where landscape designer Beatrix Farrand lived the last few years of her life, is open to the public on Thursday afternoons through the month of September. The farm is located at 475 Bay View Drive in Bar Harbor. Farrand (1872-1959) designed more than 100 private and public landscapes, including the

  • Giving vegetables their due

    Giving vegetables their due

    BAR HARBOR – Photographer Lynn Karlin moved to Belfast from her native New York City several years ago, following in the footsteps of homesteaders Helen and Scott Nearing. She was an in-demand commercial photographer. Her work appeared in the fashion-industry trade journal Woman’s Wear Daily, the New York Times Magazine and House Beautiful. So the

  • Maine Mountain Guide updated

    Maine Mountain Guide updated

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carey Kish, author and editor of the Maine Mountain Guide, which has recently been updated, will speak and sign copies of the guide Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), is the only comprehensive hiking guide to

  • History harvest’ yields treasures

    History harvest’ yields treasures

    MOUNT DESERT — A ticket for the New England & Acadia Steamship Company’s “Mt. Desert Route between Boston and Nova Scotia” from 1884 and a photo of a 1947 celebration at the Northeast Harbor Swimming Club are part of the bounty gathered so far by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society in its first “history

  • Southwest Harbor Week: boats, birds, beer, cars, running, rocks, and history

    Southwest Harbor Week: boats, birds, beer, cars, running, rocks, and history

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Quietside of Mount Desert Island is gearing up for Southwest Harbor Week celebrations, set for Oct. 5-14. The celebration includes walks, cruises, concerts, talks and demonstrations. Organized by Acadia Chamber, the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Harbor Week aims to raise awareness of the institutions and businesses outside

  • ‘Thunder’ charms Acadia in Madell’s latest book

    ‘Thunder’ charms Acadia in Madell’s latest book

    Thunder thought he had a busy, exciting life at Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. But even more thrills and adventures awaited him in Acadia. Thunder is a dog, a vizsla to be specific. He made his literary debut last year as narrator of Trish Madell’s children’s book, “Thunder: Junior Park Ranger.” Now, he is

  • Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book

    Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book video

    BAR HARBOR – Author and Mount Desert Island High School alumnus Porter Fox will be at Sherman’s book store Sunday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Northland: a 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border.” Fox made the journey along the national boundary line from east

  • Evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen to speak

    Evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Renowned evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen discusses a lifetime of work studying and protecting tropical forests in Costa Rica in a presentation at College of the Atlantic on Saturday, Sept. 8. The free program begins at 5 p.m. in the Gates Community Center. Janzen’s talk will explore his 54-plus years of being a

  • Russakoff to dish on college admissions

    Russakoff to dish on college admissions

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Marjory Russakoff will give a talk Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on “How Do I Get In? Navigating the Maze of College Admissions.” The talk will include GPA considerations, planning a comprehensive transcript, interview preparation, and how admissions committees make decisions. She will also discuss

  • New Maine hiking guide

    New Maine hiking guide

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carey Kish, author and editor of the Maine Mountain Guide, which has recently been updated, will speak and sign copies of the guide Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), is the only comprehensive hiking guide to