BRUNCH BUNCH … Kate Young, facing away, speaks with friends, from left to right, Shelby Allen, Addie Beal, Casey Aklin and Ellie McGee Sunday during the Pride Brunch, catered by Morning Glory Bakery and Sassafras Catering, at the Lompoc Café. The brunch was part of the third annual Bar Harbor Pride Festival, a four-day festival that included a guided hike, a drag show, assorted live performances and a film screening. Bar Harbor Pride, a local group that organizes the festival, said its hope is to “create space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to build connections with each other and share their ideas, their art and their passions." PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLOR THOMAS-MARSH
SHINY AND NEW … A new E-ONE Typhoon ladder truck arrived at the Bar Harbor Fire Department this week. Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said the new truck is equipped for aerial rescue, along with other rescue duties. The $695,000 truck will not be used on calls for a couple of weeks, he said, but members of the department are participating in training on how to operate and drive it.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY SAMUEL SHEPHERD
SPEAKING OUT … Participants in a “Families Belong Together” rally at the Village Green in Bar Harbor Saturday. Representatives of Indivisible MDI, which organized the rally in opposition to federal immigration policy changes, said about 500 people participated. See story, Page 7.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER BOOHER
OLDIES BUT GOODIES … The Bar Harbor High School football team in 1947. The last two games of that season were cancelled due the Great Fire of ’47. The Bar Harbor High School Class of 1968, the last class to graduate from the school before it closed, is planning a reunion Aug. 19 at noon at the Bar Harbor Club. A slide show of life and events at the school from 1908 through 1968 is being prepared by Cathy James and Dick Cough. Reservations are requested by Aug. 1. Contact Charlie Wilcomb at 288-5114 or [email protected]
PHOTO COURTESY OF DICK COUGH
GROOVES ON WAX … Batik works by Gloria Avner, who for more than 30 years was a partner in Aquarius Antiques in Town Hill, will be on display at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor from July 6 through Aug. 13. “Instead of using dyes on fabric,” Avner said, “I use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice paper. There is mystery in the fact that the process is never totally controllable.” A reception with Avner is set for Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GLORIA AVNER
STAND-UP STARS … The Maine Comedy All-stars are set to perform at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. The show will be hosted by Connor McGrath. Colby Bradshaw, who won the 2017 Couch Comedy Competition, beating out 60 other comedians, will open. Denis Fogg will keep the laughs coming with his rapid-fire wittiness and unique take on Maine humor. Headlining the night is Ian Stuart, founder of the Portland Maine Comedy Festival. The All-stars also will lead a comedy workshop at 1 p.m. the day of the show. Visit criteriontheatre.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CRITERION THEATRE