• Cuckoo a rare visitor here

    My email this week brought me a photo of a late migrant that hit a local window and died of its injuries. The bird was identified as a yellow-billed cuckoo. These lovely looking birds are brief and not-too-common visitors to outer islands. They are generally found during the warmer months in the southern parts of

  • Scholarship honors Allen Fitch

    Scholarship honors Allen Fitch

    ELLSWORTH — A Craft Fair and Silent Auction to benefit The Allen Fitch Scholarship Fund will take place at The Grand on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Table spaces are available for $20 each. Bidding for silent auction items ends at 4 p.m. Last spring, The Grand lost a cherished member

  • Mavis Staples MDI show set

    Mavis Staples MDI show set

    BAR HARBOR — Rhythm and blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. as part of the tour for her new album “If All I Was Was Black.” Staple’s first paying gig was at the Holy Trinity Baptist Church in 1948 with her family’s

  • Pet of the week: Sheldon

    Pet of the week: Sheldon

    Sheldon is a 9-year-old sheltie-collie mix. He has been at the shelter for a year and has been through a lot, so he’s a little slow to warm to someone new. He’s looking for a home with no dogs, cats or children. He’s been searching for a while; no one seems to match his style.

  • Cohn to play at Criterion

    Cohn to play at Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Folk rock singer, songwriter and musician Marc Cohn will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. Cohn’s debut album went platinum and won him a Grammy for the soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis.” Ever since, he “has been mesmerizing audiences with his gifted compositions and honest delivery,”

  • Ghost of Paul Revere rides back to The Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Maine-based award-winning holler folk band Ghost of Paul Revere will play at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. with new songs off the recently released album “Monarch.” “Monarch” builds on the success of the 2014 debut full-length “Believe” and the 2015 EP “Field Notes Vol. 1.” “Every other

  • Local conservation documentary to be screened

    Local conservation documentary to be screened

    ELLSWORTH — The locally made documentary “Community Conservation: Finding the Balance between Nature & Culture” will be shown at The Grand as part of a special presentation by the theater and the Frenchman Bay Conservancy on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. “Maine’s natural lands are under continuing pressure from numerous sources, and we need

  • Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    Sculptor adds spirit to stone

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Mead of Bar Harbor wears many hats: snowplow driver, lawn care professional, wildlife biologist. In the downtime between those endeavors over the last 20 years, she also has been a self-taught carver of small stone animals. None are for sale; all are gifts for friends, family and some strangers. “I think

  • Artist-in-Residence applications sought

    Artist-in-Residence applications sought

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The park is taking applications through Jan. 15 for its 2018 Artist-in-Residence program. It is open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, composers and artists in emerging technologies. Those selected for the program will have a “two-week immersive experience in Acadia,” during which time they will lead a public presentation. They