• Nature: Otters and tide pools

    There is nothing more fun loving than a family of otters. A column reader got to see and hear four of them swimming along by a local harbor near shore. She sent me a nice photo of them. Otters love the water and are often seen swimming about or even sitting on a dock drying

  • Acadia future discussed

    Acadia future discussed

    MOUNT DESERT — Kevin Schneider, Acadia National Park Superintendent, will speak at the Northeast Harbor UCC church Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 6:30p.m. Schneider will present and lead a discussion on “Future plans for the beautiful natural resource of Acadia National Park.” The talk is part of the church’s Soup with Substance Series, which

  • Gallery features Mullen

    Gallery features Mullen

    BAR HARBOR — Paintings by artist James Mullen are on display at College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery during the month of September. “Mullen’s recent work is an investigation into the disparities between primary and mediated experience, especially as seen in images of the landscape,” a statement from the college said. “He travels

  • Novel imagines elderly writers

    Novel imagines elderly writers

    BAR HARBOR — Terri-Lynne DeFino will discuss her book, “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their Muses),” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. “In the book, authors have come to Bar Harbor to spend their days among kindred spirits, the publishing industry’s nearly gone but never

  • Mad Wolf’s author to speak

    Mad Wolf’s author to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Diane Magras, author of the new middle grade novel “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” will discuss the book Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. She will read from the book and talk about her inspiration as well. She’ll also discuss the medieval castles that are featured in the

  • Natural history and the “more-than-human world”

    Natural history and the “more-than-human world”

    BAR HARBOR — Tom Fleischner, the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona, will discuss the importance of natural history Sept. 18 at 4:10 p.m. at College of the Atlantic’s McCormick Lecture Hall. Fleischner’s talk is the college’s first Human Ecology Forum of the academic year. He defines natural history as “a

  • Parting with plastic: students lead discussions, film screening events

    Parting with plastic: students lead discussions, film screening events

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School freshmen Caroline Musson, Logan Wilbur, Charlotte Partin, and Ella Izenour are set to present their research about plastic pollution and screen a condensed version of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” at four events in October. The students will also speak about a citizen initiative underway in all

  • Health insurance info sessions

    Health insurance info sessions

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital is offering free community health insurance education sessions at libraries across Mount Desert Island in the coming weeks. The sessions, titled “Health Insurance Basics,” will help participants understand acronyms, the difference between silver, gold, and bronze plans, what to look for when picking a health care plan, what

  • Stepmom vs. troubled teen

    Stepmom vs. troubled teen

    Dear Carolyn: My 15-year-old son and his stepmom, my wife of eight years, have developed such a contentious relationship that I don’t know what to do anymore. He’s not a bad kid but has a history of lying about grades, schoolwork and some really silly things like cleaning his room. I’ve been disciplining him for