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  • Dollars for Scholars rummage sale Sept. 19

    Dollars for Scholars rummage sale Sept. 19

    MOUNT DESERT—Traditionally held in the spring, this year’s YWCA MDI Dollars for Scholars rummage sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will be outside on the front lawn and down the side of the building along Kavanaugh Place. Come, be masked and practice social distancing. Purchases support scholarships for both high school students with plans to attend a four-year college course

  • Kline to speak on new book 

    Kline to speak on new book 

    BAR HARBOR—Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline as she talks about her newest book, “The Exiles,” in conversation with award-winning Maine author Monica Wood on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library. This virtual discussion will take place on Zoom.   “The Exiles” captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope

  • Common Ground goes online for 2020 

    Common Ground goes online for 2020 

    UNITY —The Common Ground Country Fair, the premier educational event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), will be held online Sept. 25-27. April Boucher, MOFGA’s Fair Director, noted, “While we can’t gather together in person this year, many aspects of the fair will be available online, including iconic and educational content that folks look forward

  • Northeast Harbor Library Story Hour

    Northeast Harbor Library Story Hour

    Northeast Harbor Library’s Children’s Librarian Robin Strauss reads to a few children on the lawn at the library on Monday for story time. Some of the library has been open to the public since July 1, with safety precautions and an attendance limit in place. Depending on the weather and interest, Strauss is planning to continue

  • Steele book highlights Park Service career

    Steele book highlights Park Service career

    MOUNT DESERT — People used to tell Sheridan Steele, former superintendent of Acadia National Park, that he should write a book about the fascinating, funny and sometimes freakish experiences he had in 38 years of national parks management.  Now he has.  It is titled “From Bear Dens to the Oval Office.”  One early spring day when Steele was deputy superintendent

  • Traditional Maine skill and craft demos continue 

    Traditional Maine skill and craft demos continue 

    TREMONT — The success of the Tremont Historical Society’s outdoor demonstrations of traditional Maine skills and crafts at the Bass Harbor Country Store Museum has prompted organizers to extend the programs through Sept. 26.  Past demonstrations have included bait bag weaving, wool weaving, quilting and corn husk dollmaking. Upcoming events will include an art project, fishing and boating skills, and lore and other fun, educational topics.    The programs will be held

  • Garden club youth award winners 

    Garden club youth award winners 

    BAR HARBOR – The Bar Harbor Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine, has announced the 2019-2020 State of Maine, New England Regional and National Youth Award winners.  Finn S. Monahan, a first grader at Trenton Elementary School, received state first place and a national Certificate of Appreciation in the National Garden Clubs’ Youth Poetry Contest. His poem entitled “Garden Rabbit” was included in “Down the Garden Path:

  • On the Road Review: Ford Escape Titanium

    On the Road Review: Ford Escape Titanium

    While the release of Ford’s reimagined Bronco utility vehicle sucks all of the oxygen out of the room, the bread-and-butter vehicle that helps to make lifestyle trucks like the Bronco possible makes another appearance Downeast. The all-new compact class Escape reminds all of us why this just might be the best of Ford’s SUV lineup.

  • New podcast ‘The View from ‘32’ keeping local arts scene connected 

    New podcast ‘The View from ‘32’ keeping local arts scene connected 

    BAR HARBOR — The nonprofit that operates the 1932 Criterion Theatre works to make sure the historic art deco building is used to connect artists, audiences and the local community. That’s difficult to do in a pandemic, but the nonprofit has launched two new projects that fit the bill.  One is live performances on the Criterion stage that audiences can