Lifestyle

  • Cycling through Scandinavia

    Cycling through Scandinavia

    BAR HARBOR — Anna Carr will discuss her recent four-month cycling trip around Scandinavia on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the YWCA MDI. This talk is part of Age By Design, a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, the YWCA MDI, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that

  • Baker Island book

    Baker Island book

    MOUNT DESERT — Cornelia Cesari will discuss her new book about Baker’s Island Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Cesari’s book, “Images of America: Baker Island.” is the first book dedicated solely to the history of the island. Baker Island, one of the five Cranberry Isles, is mostly owned by

  • Christmas play auditions

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia Community Theater (ACT) will hold auditions for “A Christmas Story” Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the Mount Desert Island High School Theater. The play will be directed by Doug VanGorder and produced by Heather Dillon. “Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows

  • “Meet the Music Makers” brings brass ensemble

    “Meet the Music Makers” brings brass ensemble

    BAR HARBOR — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Acadia Brass ensemble is performing two shows at the Criterion Theatre Friday, Sept. 14 as part of their “Meet the Music Makers” program. The first show is a 1 p.m. free performance for local schools and the second is a 7 p.m. performance open to the general public.

  • Nature: Birds, insects begin migrations

    When September arrives a wee bit of color starts to show on a few trees. It is but a hint of the ‘show’ to come quite soon. Apple trees are laden with fruit everywhere and mountain ash trees are aflame with clusters of orange berries. Hawk flights over Mount Desert Island this month are spectacular

  • Wood’s photos on display

    Wood’s photos on display

    TREMONT — In September, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will feature the photography of Ed Wood. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wood was a lawyer in Pittsburgh for thirty-five years before he realized that he wanted to go in a different direction. He

  • Egypt trip is talk topic

    Egypt trip is talk topic

    BAR HARBOR — Abigail Conrad will give a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. as she shares pictures and stories from her journey to Egypt last year. Abigail Conrad and her husband Gary began their trip in Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, before flying to Aswan, a city in

  • The buzz on bees

    The buzz on bees

    BAR HARBOR — Master Beekeeper Andrew Dewey will give a talk at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. to learn more about beekeeping. Dewey has kept bees in Maine since 2001. He is certified by both the Eastern Apicultural Society and The University of Montana as a Master Beekeeper, and