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  • Maine Mountain Guide updated

    Maine Mountain Guide updated

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carey Kish, author and editor of the Maine Mountain Guide, which has recently been updated, will speak and sign copies of the guide Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), is the only comprehensive hiking guide to

  • Nature Heron visitors

    Nature Heron visitors

    A yellow-crowned night heron is being seen regularly these days in Norwood Cove in Southwest Harbor. This is considered a rare visitor here on MDI and then only in late summer when it does come to visit. Night herons always have sort of a ‘hunched over’ appearance as they fish patiently near quiet waters. There

  • History harvest’ yields treasures

    History harvest’ yields treasures

    MOUNT DESERT — A ticket for the New England & Acadia Steamship Company’s “Mt. Desert Route between Boston and Nova Scotia” from 1884 and a photo of a 1947 celebration at the Northeast Harbor Swimming Club are part of the bounty gathered so far by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society in its first “history

  • Southwest Harbor Week: boats, birds, beer, cars, running, rocks, and history

    Southwest Harbor Week: boats, birds, beer, cars, running, rocks, and history

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Quietside of Mount Desert Island is gearing up for Southwest Harbor Week celebrations, set for Oct. 5-14. The celebration includes walks, cruises, concerts, talks and demonstrations. Organized by Acadia Chamber, the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Harbor Week aims to raise awareness of the institutions and businesses outside

  • ‘Thunder’ charms Acadia in Madell’s latest book

    ‘Thunder’ charms Acadia in Madell’s latest book

    Thunder thought he had a busy, exciting life at Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. But even more thrills and adventures awaited him in Acadia. Thunder is a dog, a vizsla to be specific. He made his literary debut last year as narrator of Trish Madell’s children’s book, “Thunder: Junior Park Ranger.” Now, he is

  • Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book

    Fox traveled entire U.S., Canada border for new book video

    BAR HARBOR – Author and Mount Desert Island High School alumnus Porter Fox will be at Sherman’s book store Sunday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Northland: a 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border.” Fox made the journey along the national boundary line from east

  • Evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen to speak

    Evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Renowned evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen discusses a lifetime of work studying and protecting tropical forests in Costa Rica in a presentation at College of the Atlantic on Saturday, Sept. 8. The free program begins at 5 p.m. in the Gates Community Center. Janzen’s talk will explore his 54-plus years of being a