Arts & living

  • Art by Caine

    Art by Caine

    BAR HARBOR — The artwork of Brian James Caine will be on display at the Jesup Memorial Library during the month of April. Caine, who has been a family physician on Mount Desert Island for 35 years, does oil paintings of landscapes, portraits and more. “Every painting is a new learning opportunity, a chance to

  • Mustang jazz tops festival

    Mustang jazz tops festival

    WESTBROOK — “The band is swingin’!” was the final word from Chris Oberholtzer, the director of the jazz program at the University of Southern Maine, as he listened to the Mount Desert Elementary School jazz band perform Saturday, March 23 at the state middle school instrumental jazz festival. “I hear a lot of great teaching,”

  • ONE BIG SCOPE

    ONE BIG SCOPE

    Amateur astronomer Dwight Lanpher will discuss the telescope called the Leviathan of Parsonstown at a meeting of the Acadia Astronomical Society Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Lanpher recently visited Birr Castle in Ireland’s County Offaly to see the telescope, which was built in 1845 and was the largest in

  • The most controversial newspaperman in Maine

    The most controversial newspaperman in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — Jeremiah Hacker was a nineteenth-century Maine newspaperman, activist and preacher. His life and writings are absent from all but the most specialized histories of newspapers and social movements of the day, but a new book by Islander reporter Becky Pritchard aims to change that. Pritchard will sign copies of “Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist,

  • Lorrie Morgan to play Criterion

    Lorrie Morgan to play Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Country singer Lorrie Morgan will perform at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday, April 14. Morgan made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry at age 13 and began her career with three consecutive platinum albums. In addition to Morgan’s solo work, she has collaborated with Pam Tillis, most recently on the album

  • Dancing in the stacks

    Dancing in the stacks

    TREMONT — The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will host a potluck and contra dance Saturday, April 6 at Pacific Hall in West Tremont. The potluck supper will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dance instruction for beginners at 6:30 p.m. The contra dance will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by

  • Computer classes offered at libraries

    Computer classes offered at libraries

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Three libraries on Mount Desert Island are hosting a series of free classes about computers and technology. Topics include basic computer skills, common software programs, social media and online safety. The program is in collaboration with the AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative. At the Southwest Harbor Public Library there will be a

  • Update from D.C. and Augusta

    Update from D.C. and Augusta

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Jill Goldthwait and Fred Benson will discuss state and federal politics Tuesday, April 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. “Sessions are well under way in Washington and Augusta. There are new legislative majorities and a new Maine governor- what changes have they brought?” organizers said. “What are the

  • “Dawson’s Fall” author to speak

    “Dawson’s Fall” author to speak

    BAR HABROR — The Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library and the Southwest Harbor Public Library have announced an event with author Roxana Robinson planned for Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Desert Island High School. Robinson will be speaking about her newest book “Dawson’s Fall,” which will be published in May. In