• On the Road Review: Ram North Edition

    On the Road Review: Ram North Edition

    MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — On a mild, damp evening just a day ahead of one of our recent November winter storms, the members of the New England Motor Press Association gathered here for the North American debut of FCA’s latest Ram pickup — the new North Edition. Already the reigning Winter Vehicle of the Year and

  • Block printing workshop set

    Block printing workshop set

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Cutler will lead a miniature block printmaking workshop Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Participants will create their own linocut and use vibrant Akua inks to print from the linoleum onto paper. They will take home all their prints, one matted print and the linocut to

  • Nature: Red squirrels can eat poisonous mushrooms

    Even though our deciduous trees look stark and naked now, they are certainly not dead! Even in the summer they have already begun their next year’s leaves and flowers. These are miniaturized and hidden in the scale-covered buds. In late summer the trees keep these incipient leaves and flowers from growing. At the same time,

  • Grant supports Willey’s Calvineers film project

    Grant supports Willey’s Calvineers film project

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cameraman and filmmaker Thom Willey was recently awarded a $5,000 Maine Artist Fellowship Award by the Maine Arts Commission for a documentary in progress about the endangered North Atlantic right whale and a group of middle school students learning about the whales’ plight. Bill McWeeny, a whale researcher and science teacher at

  • Library party set

    Library party set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The staff and trustees of the Southwest Harbor Public Library present a Community Appreciation Party Friday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. “We want to thank you for supporting your community library, all year long!” event organizers said. “There will be music, refreshments, and the fun of getting together.” Contact the

  • On the Road Review: My 10 favorite vehicles from 2018

    On the Road Review: My 10 favorite vehicles from 2018

    Twelve months have raced by with 50 more new vehicles making the trek into Maine. Some were repeat visits, some were impressive newcomers with much to share and all have virtues and features that attract a cadre of buyers into dealer showrooms. Automakers create their products to target sales, profits and sustainability — no matter