Lifestyle

  • On the Road Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

    On the Road Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk gallery

    It is raining huge water drops as the latest Jeep Cherokee heads north from Seabrook, N.H., into the third winter storm of fall. Traffic on the Maine Turnpike is narrowing down to the middle lane as wet, heavy snow replaces the coastal rain as the Jeep pushes through slowing traffic. Most front-drive car pilots —

  • Game On! Beating cabin fever with family games

    Game On! Beating cabin fever with family games

    BAR HARBOR — An intergenerational group of game enthusiasts is planning a day-long marathon of games of all kinds: card games, board games, video games, kid games, fantasy and role-playing games and more. The second annual Game On event is set for Saturday, Jan. 26, all day, from at least 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

  • Actress Verna Bloom dies at 80

    Actress Verna Bloom dies at 80

    BAR HARBOR — With a career in film and theater that spanned nearly 30 years, Verna Bloom’s roles, like her smile, were memorable. A long-time seasonal resident of Mount Desert Island, Bloom died on Jan. 9, at the age of 80. Upon release of the information, her family said Bloom’s death was due to complications

  • 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