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  • Fly-tying workshop set

    Fly-tying workshop set

    BAR HARBOR — A hands-on workshop on tying fly-fishing flies is planned for Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Join a representative from the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and Maine Outdoor School and learn the basics of how to make a traditional fishing fly,” event organizers said. “At the end

  • Baroque concert set

    Baroque concert set

    BAR HARBOR — Phoebe Durand-McDonnell and Celeste Mittelhauser will play a short concert featuring Baroque harp and voice on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The duo performs as Biea Duette. They traveled together to the Czech Republic last summer to study Baroque music. Durand-McDonnell, who is from Bar Harbor,

  • They’ve got The Write Stuff! Student storytellers shine

    They’ve got The Write Stuff! Student storytellers shine

    BAR HARBOR — Student storytellers told tales of a souped-up go kart, a shape-shifting unicorn and a pumpkin squash pie on fire at the Jesup library last week. The performance was part of a new program called “The Write Stuff,” a collaborative program among local schools and the Jesup to “help kids become story-makers,” according

  • Nature Angry squirrel stamps its feet

    The daily search for food to sustain life sometimes makes animals do strange things. A friend this week watched a crow dragging a dead squirrel it had found on the road up into a tree. Very often, as any driver knows, crows are seen on the road tearing apart and sometimes eating road kill. Especially

  • Gus LaCasse featured at First Friday

    Gus LaCasse featured at First Friday

    NORTHEAST HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School senior Gus LaCasse will headline the First Friday Coffeehouse Friday, Jan. 4. at the Northeast Harbor Library. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with an open mic session, hosted by Blue Gene. All performing artists are welcome to participate by signing in on the clip board near

  • On the Road Review: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    On the Road Review: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    Changes in the auto industry are happening frequently, and rapidly. In a week that saw GM, Tesla and Nissan advocate for continued (and increased) taxpayer-funded EV subsidies — because each automaker has reached their subsidy support limit — Toyota announced that it was cutting back both production and models of its now slow selling Prius.

  • Rossi to play folk, Americana

    Rossi to play folk, Americana

    BAR HARBOR — George Rossi will present “Cover to Cover,” a concert featuring Americana and folk music, Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Rossi plays both the guitar and harmonica. The concert will “focus on the music of the singers and songwriters that have influenced me and folks of my

  • High school’s winter concert is Tuesday

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School concert chorus, string orchestra, symphonic band and chamber music ensembles present a concert Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 in the Higgins-Demas Theater. The symphonic band will perform “Fiesta De Los Toros” by Brian Balmages and “LOL” by Robert Buckley. The string orchestra will play Grieg’s “Holberg