• Music galore!

    Music galore!

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre presents Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” Friday, July 19, at 8 p.m. at the 1932 Criterion Theatre. The production is directed by Fenlon Lamb and the cast consists of some of this country’s top young operatic talent. Mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock stars as Carmen; Adam Diegel, tenor,

  • Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    Design, history meet at Showhouse at La Rochelle

    BAR HARBOR — Months of work were unveiled Friday when the organizers and designers of the Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse opened the doors of the historic West Street estate known as La Rochelle for a preview party. This is the third project of the Showhouse brand, founded by Kim Swan to showcase Maine designers and

  • Craft show is here

    Craft show is here

    BAR HARBOR — Maine Crafts Guild artisans will show their fine craft in wood, metal, fiber, clay, glass, leather and mixed media at the Mount Desert Island Directions Fine Craft Show, set for July 26-28 at MDI High School. This is the show’s 44th season. Returning guild members include sculptor Raymond Carbone of Steuben and

  • Big questions raised in art conservation

    Big questions raised in art conservation

    BAR HARBOR — Casey Mallinckrodt, assistant object conservator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will speak with Catherine Clinger, a visual arts professor at College of the Atlantic, Tuesday, July 23, at 9 a.m. in the college’s Deering Common. The talk is free and open to the public. Mallinckrodt will discuss how art conservators

  • On the Road Review: Mazda 3 Hatchback

    On the Road Review: Mazda 3 Hatchback

    Without any doubt, today’s compact cars are the best small automobiles ever offered from the automakers. Stocked with safety gear previously reserved for luxury cars, plus creature features that buyers crave, the latest compact offerings are neither cheap nor unappealing. Unfortunately, the crossover buzz-saw has decimated car sales of all stripes; since 2010, compact car

  • Fruit fly model boosts eye study

    Fruit fly model boosts eye study

    BAR HARBOR — Faculty member Vicki P. Losick will deliver the inaugural William Procter lecture on the fruit fly as a model for the study of retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, at the MDI Biological Laboratory on Wednesday, July 17, at 5 p.m. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a leading cause of blindness,

  • Founding Father or ‘Town Destroyer’?

    Founding Father or ‘Town Destroyer’?

    BAR HARBOR — Colin Calloway will discuss his book, “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation” Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The Abbe Museum is a co-sponsor of this event. “The Indian World of George Washington” was a

  • Moon landing anniversary celebration set

    Moon landing anniversary celebration set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Thursday, July 18, the Southwest Harbor Public Library will host an afternoon and evening for kids and families of history, stories, songs, and theater to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the first steps on the moon. A conversation with Ben Moniz, an amateur historian of early human spaceflight, is planned