• Uncommon fun at the Common Good

    Uncommon fun at the Common Good

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Anyone who hasn’t checked out the goings on at the Common Good Café yet this winter should think about a trip to Seawall some upcoming Saturday, Sunday or Thursday. On Thursdays, soup is served from 12-2 p.m., on Sundays it’s popovers from 9 a.m. to noon, and on Saturdays, well that’s when

  • MDI’s Man in Black is back

    MDI’s Man in Black is back

    Danny Harper, Mount Desert Island’s Backside’s man in black, is back with a CD of original music that he says is his best effort to date. “I’ve never been more excited about what I’ve done,” Harper said. Released a week ago, “For the Love of Country” is a 12-song mix that mines many of the

  • HGTV to spotlight MDI

    HGTV to spotlight MDI

    BAR HARBOR — Just as football season winds down, there’s a new spectator sport to look forward to: couples house-hunting on Mount Desert Island. The cable and satellite channel Home and Garden TV (HGTV) is premiering a new show Jan. 1 called “Island Life.” Two of the early episodes focus on couples looking at houses

  • Holiday concert is a string thing

    Holiday concert is a string thing

    BAR HARBOR — Down East musician Bob Bowman brings his sophisticated solo guitar arrangements of centuries-old Irish harp and fiddle music, familiar jazz and pop standards, original compositions and holiday tunes to the Jesup Memorial Library’s Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. In more than 200 live performances

  • Dickens goes Down East

    Dickens goes Down East

    MOUNT DESERT — If bringing the community together for a big pre-Christmas dollop of the warm and fuzzies was the goal, the Acadia Community Theater production of “A Downeast Christmas Carol” could not have been a more perfect gift. Adorable kids, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas, friends and neighbors all came together to tell one

  • Choral heralds harmonic holiday

    Choral heralds harmonic holiday

    Once again, the Acadia Choral under the direction of Jamie Hagedorn has jump started the Christmas season with beautiful music. With a theme “Heaven Comes to Earth” and a centerpiece of Felix Mendelssohn’s Christmas Cantata “Von Himmel Hoch,” the concert featured one angelic composition after the other each of which eloquently and tunefully lived up

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Grand

    ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Grand

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand is excited to announce the return of a holiday tradition as The Robinson Ballet performs the Tchaikovsky classic “The Nutcracker” on the Stanley Subaru Stage on Dec. 13 and 14. Don’t miss out on this holiday classic tale of a girl, a magician, a nutcracker prince and a mouse king. One

  • Winter concert schedule set

    Winter concert schedule set

    BAR HARBOR — The artists have been booked and the stage has been set for the 2014-2015 “Sundays at the Jesup” Winter Concert Series. An eclectic selection of artists is sure to make Sunday afternoons better for everyone. All shows are at 2 p.m. On Dec. 7, The Blueberry Jammers, a group of nine dulcimer

  • TEMPO, town band, to shine

    TEMPO, town band, to shine

    ELLSWORTH — The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra (TEMPO) will perform holiday music at the Grand Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Members of the Bar Harbor Town Band will be the orchestra’s special guests. TEMPO’s 32 musicians are middle and high school students from the region, including Searsport, Stockton Springs, Sullivan, Mount Desert