• Dems to meet

    Dems to meet

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 election will be the topic of discussion at the November meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee in the theater of the Moore Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The discussion will review the 2017 elections across the nation and in Maine and focus on next year’s elections.

  • Church fair, luncheon

    Church fair, luncheon

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St., will hold its annual Christmas fair, luncheon and sale on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair features knitting, crocheting, sewing and other handmade items, an old-fashioned cheese wheel, homemade candy, cookies and other baked goods. There will be

  • Pancake breakfast to support class of ’18

    Pancake breakfast to support class of ’18

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School class of 2018 will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7:30-10 a.m. Adults eat for $8, children ages 6-12 for $5. Children under 6 eat for free. The menu also includes scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. Proceeds

  • Kubrick, Kurosawa, Hitchcock movie screenings planned

    Kubrick, Kurosawa, Hitchcock movie screenings planned

    BAR HARBOR — An Iconic Director Series of films will be shown at The Criterion Theatre from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-26, at 7 p.m. With a showing of Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” on Friday, Akira Kurosawa’s “Sanjuro” in Japanese with English subtitles on Saturday and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” on Sunday, “it will be

  • Graves artworks on display at Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The artwork of James Graves is on display at the Jesup Memorial Library during the month of November during library hours. Graves, who was born in Bar Harbor and spent his early years living on Mount Desert Island, joined the U.S. Navy before attending art school in Boston. Since graduating from art

  • Arctic grebes winter in Maine

    Arctic grebes winter in Maine

    A thin skim of ice covers my small pond these November mornings. Winter is creeping in on us. I have noticed that many gray squirrels have been killed as they cross our busy roads this month. They are busily preparing for winter and moving about everywhere as they store away food for the coming winter.

  • ‘Into the Woods’ is pure magic

    ‘Into the Woods’ is pure magic

    At first, I was not exactly enthused when I learned of the Mount Desert Island High School choice for fall musical this year, having seen the play seven or eight times, including the original Broadway production, several high school renditions and a few grammar school show choir efforts. But somehow, I forgot what a great

  • ‘Little Mermaid’ sing-along planned

    ‘Little Mermaid’ sing-along planned

    ELLSWORTH — A Little Mermaid Sing-Along will take place at The Grand on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. Audience members are invited to sing along to a special edition of the movie in which “Ariel, a fun-loving mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and

  • Holiday card workshop set at Gilley

    Holiday card workshop set at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A printmaking workshop will be offered at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. Artist and teacher Bethany Hanson and carver Steve Valleau will lead participants through the reduction block printing process. Attendees will carve their own stamp and ink a set of holiday cards to send or

  • Abbe to untangle Thanksgiving myths

    Abbe to untangle Thanksgiving myths

    BAR HARBOR — A Thanksgiving Dialogue Program around the myths of Thanksgiving and its implications for Native peoples will take place at the Abbe Museum on Monday, Nov. 20, from 12-1 p.m. The museum’s education team will facilitate a discussion and guide guests through the history and imagery that surrounds one of the most popular