• Farmers market begins Friday 

    Farmers market begins Friday 

    TOWN HILL—Acadia Farmers Market will start June 19 and run through Sept. 25. Held outside the Town Hill Community Hall on Fridays from 3-6 p.m., the market features local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and more. 

  • Online beverage training offered 

    Online beverage training offered 

     ELLSWORTH—Healthy Acadia is ready to help stores, restaurants and taverns safely sell or serve alcohol.   “Two things have changed with our state-certified server/seller training. We will be offering training using Zoom, and, since so many businesses are experiencing financial difficulties, we will not charge for the training,” said Tara Young, Healthy Acadia’s drug-free communities coordinator and one of the trainers. 

  • Eat in Eden 

    Eat in Eden 

    BAR HARBOR—Local artist Russell D’Alessio created this “Eat in Eden” poster and is offering it free of charge to businesses in Bar Harbor. The poster is 18×12 inches.    D’Alessio said, “We are hoping to help our small town and its small businesses in its recovery this summer, encouraging folks to eat out and shop safely.”   Any business wishing to display the poster

  • ‘Chef Emily’ is part of new Asticou team; Crowley named general manager

    ‘Chef Emily’ is part of new Asticou team; Crowley named general manager

    MOUNT DESERT — When the Asticou Inn opens for the season – the target date is June 19 – it will have a new general manager, Scott Crowley, and a new executive chef, Emily Damon.  For Damon, it is a homecoming of sorts, even though she has never worked at the inn. Her great-grandmother, Emily Phillips, was born in the Asticou’s Cranberry Cottage. And it was Phillips’ grandmother, also named Emily, and

  • To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — On Monday, the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages issued an update to its March restriction about to-go beverages, leaving the door open for restaurants to offer another option to takeout diners: cocktails.   Restaurants can now mix their signature spirits-based cocktails and serve them to go, providing they follow a series of rules:

  • Bread by Fred

    Bread by Fred

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR–This is a story about a sourdough starter named Fred and how he inspired a few people to make bread.  Created in January by Raney Bench, Fred came to life in fits and starts.   “We heat with a wood stove and it gets cold at night and starters don’t like that,” said Bench.   They

  • Doughlicious!


    Nothing spells love and appreciation like a home-cooked gift from your kitchen. Especially if that gift entails doughnuts. Jeri Bowers knows this well. During the Christmas season, Bowers rises early to make homemade doughnuts for the staff at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the Bar Harbor village of Salisbury Cove where she works as director

  • Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At least 11 home brewers will put their craft ale, lager, stout to the test before a panel of judges as part of the 23rd Acadia’s Oktoberfest Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Smuggler’s Den Campground. The Down East Family YMCA’s youth development director, Roman Perez, who tends bar at Airline Brewery, will serve

  • Cabin Fever suppers set

    Cabin Fever suppers set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cabin Fever Family Saturday nights at the Common Good Café have resumed and run every week through March 25, from 5-7 p.m. The Common Good serves pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese, soups, salads, chefs specials and deserts, along with entertainment in a festive family-friendly atmosphere. Suggested donation for these events is $7 for

  • ‘Maine Beer’ author to speak at beer festival

    ‘Maine Beer’ author to speak at beer festival

    BAR HARBOR — Maine author Josh Christie will speak at the Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest at Atlantic Brewing in Town Hill on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m. Christie, the author of “Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland,” will speak about Maine’s brewing culture, history and the breweries that call Maine home. In the 19th