Christina Hobbs, cradles her newborn son, Ashton Lucas Anderson, born on Jan. 2, at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor while father Sam Anderson and big brother Axle, 3, look on. PHOTO COURTESY OF MDI HOSPITAL

MDI’s ‘first’ baby arrives on Saturday



BAR HARBOR — Proud parents Christina Hobbs and Sam Anderson of Southwest Harbor and big brother Axle, age 3, welcomed their new son/brother, Ashton Lucas Anderson, into their family at 6:04 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.

That gave him the distinction of being the first baby on Mount Desert Island to be born in the New Year.
Each year MDI Hospital celebrates the birth of the first child of the New Year by presenting them with gifts from local businesses, individuals and organizations throughout the community.

MDI Hospital offers special thanks to our community partners: A&B Naturals, Acadia Shops, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor Bike Shop, Christmas Spirit Shop, Fiore Artisan Oils and Vinegars, The First, Island Quilters, Rose Iuro Damon, Jordan’s Restaurant, MDI Hospital Auxiliary, Machias Savings Bank, Mount Desert Islander, Raising Readers, Reel Pizza Cinerama, The Screenprintery, Stone Soup, Mary Wallace, West End Drug and Window Panes.

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