• Traditional music and dance fest set

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia School of Traditional Music will present the seventh annual Acadia Trad Festival June 23-28 at College of the Atlantic. The festival consists of a week of classes, workshops, public concerts, community dances and music sessions. The 2019 Acadia Trad Festival will focus on Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Acadian, Québecois and

  • On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Lariat Powerstroke

    On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Lariat Powerstroke

    WATERBURY, Vt. — Heading east across Route 2 from Montpelier back to Maine, the main thoroughfare carrying northern New England’s commerce, is a tortured two-track of broken pavement. Snaking along the valleys and hills of very rural Vermont, Route 2 is the epitome of what infrastructure investment should mean. A large grader plowing up the

  • Murder in a summer community

    Murder in a summer community

    BAR HARBOR — Bestselling author Megan Miranda discuss her new book, “The Last House Guest,” Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. In “The Last House Guest,” the fictional town of Littleport, Maine is dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own, and one woman is trying to uncover

  • Students learn storytelling from MDI author

    Students learn storytelling from MDI author

    MOUNT DESERT — Award-winning author of books for young people Diane Magras, who grew up on Mount Desert Island, led a series of workshops last month with Mount Desert Elementary School at the Northeast Harbor Library. The students worked on storytelling, character building, research, writing and revision. Magras posts regular writing prompts on her blog,

  • MDI geology is talk topic

    MDI geology is talk topic

      SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Geologists Duane and Ruth Braun will talk about the geological makeup of Mount Desert Island Tuesday June 18, at 5:30 p.m at the Southwest Harbor Library. They will also sign copies of their book, “Guidebook to the Geology of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.” Proceeds will benefit the library

  • Durand-McDonnell presents recital, lecture

    Durand-McDonnell presents recital, lecture

    MOUNT DESERT — Phoebe Durand-McDonnell will give a solo harp recital and lecture about modern and historical harps Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Durand-McDonnell is a graduate of the Oberlin Observatory with a degree in harp and will be heading to Switzerland this fall on a Fulbright Scholarship to

  • Pride drag show set

    Pride drag show set

    BAR HARBOR — Cherry Lemonade, the drag persona of Conor Leigh Tubbs of Portland, will host a drag show Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the Criterion as part of the annual Bar Harbor Pride Festival. The show also features Bunny Wonderland, Lady Ginger, Geo Neptune, Ophelia Johnson and Gigi Gabor. Tickets range in

  • Oshima Brothers to play at Coda

    Oshima Brothers to play at Coda

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Oshima Brothers will make the Mount Desert Island debut Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Coda Restaruant. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine and now residing in Midcoast, Sean and Jamie Oshima “have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, creating a surprisingly full sound