• On the Road Review: BMW X4 xDrive30i

    On the Road Review: BMW X4 xDrive30i

    Bavarian Motor Works was created in Germany in 1916, but didn’t officially start selling cars in America until 1975. The first model, a two-door “sedan” called the 2002, went on to become the legendary 3-series compact lineup that remains the benchmark sport luxury sedan in the world. Today, BMW is the second best-selling premium brand

  • St. Patrick’s Day-themed library tea

    St. Patrick’s Day-themed library tea

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will host afternoon tea Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s Holmes Room. Homemade treats will be available along with the company of others. The library’s volunteers will create a tea room atmosphere, complete with china cups and saucers and homemade tea cozies.

  • Inspired by butterflies

    Inspired by butterflies

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A “Paint & Sip” will be held at the American Legion Hall with artist Jean Forbes on Sunday, March 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Park is the inspiration for this acrylic painting activity. Forbes will offer painting tips and techniques. This event has been organized by The

  • Scarves for sale

    Scarves for sale

    For the third year in a row, some of the knitters who meet every week at the Jesup Memorial Library are selling their handmade wares during the month of March to support the Jesup. Knitters pictured from left are Tiffany Laufer, Laura Levin and Michelle McCann. The group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at

  • Mother-son duo to perform

    Mother-son duo to perform

    ELLSWORTH — Deirdre McArdle, flute, and Deiran Manning, piano, will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Moore Community Center. This concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the city of Ellsworth. The mother-son duo will perform works by Bach, Melanie Bonis and Gottschalk.

  • Theater tech skills showcased at festival

    Theater tech skills showcased at festival

    BAR HARBOR — In addition to performances of one-act plays, the Maine Drama Festival regional competition includes a special event designed to showcase the students’ skills in technical theater. Hampden Academy finished in first place in the Tech Olympics Saturday afternoon, winning this year’s Golden Wrench. The team from MDI was the runner-up and will

  • No trust for backstabbing mother-in-law

    No trust for backstabbing mother-in-law

    Hi, Carolyn: My mother-in-law has very unkind things to say about my ex-sister-in-law, and, as a woman, I deplore how my brother-in-law handled his divorce. I am really struggling with my relationship with her. I just don’t trust her. I can’t help but feel if I were in the ex-sister-in-law’s shoes, she would be talking

  • Nature: Antlers are a seasonal thing

    Several questions this week have been about deer antlers. It is always exciting to see a buck with antlers and you just know he is proud of them! White tailed deer shed and re-grow a set of antlers each year. These antlers are shed sometime in the winter. As soon as they are shed, new

  • Movie poster sale planned

    Movie poster sale planned

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand will hold a movie poster sale Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Posters will be sold for $5 each and proceeds will benefit The Grand’s Skip Baker Memorial Film Fund. Baker was the film programmer and projectionist at The Grand for decades. “Those who grew up in the