• College of the Atlantic is country’s ‘coolest’ school

    College of the Atlantic is country’s ‘coolest’ school

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic has been named the No. 1 greenest college in the country in “Sierra” magazine’s “Cool Schools” rankings for the second year in a row. “Sierra” noted COA’s pro-environmental curriculum, an endowment divested from fossil fuels and its zero-waste aspirations, among other programs. “In the new millennium, concerns for

  • Schools to open

    Schools to open

    BAR HARBOR — The new school year starts next Thursday, Aug. 31, for most of the more than 1,500 students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. Freshmen at MDI High School will get a head start with a half-day of orientation Wednesday, Aug. 30, starting at 7:46 a.m. On Thursday, the school day

  • Slavery, freedom, creativity topics of David Fischer talk

    Slavery, freedom, creativity topics of David Fischer talk

    BAR HARBOR — Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer will join College of the Atlantic professor of history and Latin American studies Todd Little-Siebold at College of the Atlantic’s weekly Coffee and Conversation series in the Thomas S. Gates Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. The free event is open to the

  • Skop to talk art, science

    Skop to talk art, science

    BAR HARBOR — Artist and scientist Ahna R. Skop will provide a glimpse into how she has influenced science, education and the public with her passions for art and science at an MDI Science Café at the MDI Biological Laboratory on Monday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. Skop describes herself as a scientist by day

  • Hodgdon wins award

    Hodgdon wins award

    RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — Bob Hodgdon, son of the late Robert Hodgdon of Tremont and Clarice Maclure of Brewer, and brother of comedian Jason “Krazy Jake” Hodgdon and Bar Harbor resident Theresa Hodgdon, won an Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. In the past, Hodgdon also has been named the

  • Student notes

    Student notes

    Rittman gets award POULTNEY, Vt. — High school senior Kalley Rittman of Bar Harbor has been awarded the Matthew Henson Outdoor Leader Award by Green Mountain College. The college grants this scholarship to selected students with an interest in the sciences who are preparing to lead communities and the world to a more sustainable future.

  • High school memories go digital

    High school memories go digital

    By Henry Schulz Special to the Islander [email protected] BAR HARBOR — For Bar Harbor High School alumni who want to relive their high school memories, the Bar Harbor Historical Society has a solution. The society has CD copies of the yearbooks, which will be available soon for classes from 1920-1968. The classes are separated on

  • Community School to host cocktail reception

    Community School to host cocktail reception

    MOUNT DESERT — The Community School of Mount Desert Island will host “A Taste of the Community School,” a cocktail reception, in support of their growing program on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The evening will include drinks, local hors d’oeuvres and an introduction to the schoolhouse and the pillars of the school’s academic

  • Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    BAR HARBOR — Linda Robinson, a certified nurse midwife, will talk about the past year she spent living and working in Malawi, Africa, when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Robinson taught midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing as part of the Global Health Service Partnership, a partnership

  • Three join COA board

    Three join COA board

    BAR HARBOR –– Michael Boland, Clay Corbus and Diana Kombe have been named to the College of the Atlantic board of trustees. Corbus, Kombe ’06 and Boland ’94 come from diverse business backgrounds to offer their unique insights and skill sets to the management of the college. Each is to serve a three-year term beginning