• Nature: Blooming flower list keeps getting longer

    Nature: Blooming flower list keeps getting longer

    Here on Mount Desert Island, seeing an eagle is special, but not unusual. Adult eagles are very beautiful and are here throughout the year. Their size is impressive, with a wingspread of 6 to 7 1/2 feet. Eagles are mainly fish eaters. They let other birds, like osprey, catch the fish and then they steal it by making the other bird drop it. Eagles can catch fish on their own, but they prefer letting other birds do the work. Although not elegant, eagles will also be happy with finding and eating dead fish and even roadkill.  

  • In-person live drama returns to MDI

    In-person live drama returns to MDI

    In-person live drama returns to Mount Desert Island High School for two performances only on Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22, at 7 p.m., with the MDI Drama spring play, “Lend Us Your Ears: MDI Drama Presents Scenes from Shakespeare.”

  • How heat pumps work 

    How heat pumps work 

    Join A Climate to Thrive for a free online event on Thursday, May 20, at 5 p.m. to learn more about mini-split ductless heat pumps, an affordable and reliable HVAC option.

  • Limit browntail moth caterpillar hair risk 

    Limit browntail moth caterpillar hair risk 

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Maine Forest Service (MFS) and 211 Maine remind residents and visitors that browntail moth caterpillars are emerging from their winter webs in trees. These caterpillars shed tiny hairs that can cause a skin reaction akin to poison ivy exposure. When the hairs become airborne, they may cause respiratory issues if inhaled. 

  • Kosti Ruohomaa’s beloved Maine

    Kosti Ruohomaa’s beloved Maine

    The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and the Penobscot Marine Museum will present “Kosti Ruohomaa’s Beloved Maine” with speakers Deanna Bonner-Ganter, author of “Kosti Ruohomaa: The Photographer Poet” and Kevin Johnson, Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist, who will delve into the life and work of this iconic Maine photographer on May 20 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

  • Mask mandates, business checklists begin to retire

    Mask mandates, business checklists begin to retire

    BAR HARBOR–The Mills administration changed its mask rules Friday to align with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of May 24, those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to take off their masks in indoor public settings. This follows a previous announcement by the administration that allows

  • Coastal study group idea sent back ashore 

    Coastal study group idea sent back ashore 

    A resolution that would have created a 25-member study group to research how best to balance new coastal development with environmental conservation was shot down by a legislative committee last week after concerns over the resolve’s vague language and strong objections from the aquaculture industry. 

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