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  • Picnic spotlights bygone summers

    Picnic spotlights bygone summers

    The Seal Cove Auto Museum found a novel way to put the fun back in fundraising with their recent Rusticator’s Picnic on the museum grounds. More than 100 people attended the Aug. 10 event, many dressed in period costumes.

  • Acadia to begin repairs to bridges

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK— The National Park Service will be performing maintenance and significant repairs to several motor road bridges here beginning in September. The work will involve waterproofing, improving drainage, and rehabilitating and/or reconstructing masonry and mortar joints of the bridges. The repair work will continue over the next year and is expected to be

  • School nets Davis challenge grant

    MOUNT DESERT — The Community School of Mount Desert Island has received a $20,000 challenge grant from philanthropists Shelby and Gale Davis. The gift will enable the new K-5 school to make building upgrades, as well as purchase desks and chairs, art supplies and other materials to launch the school.

  • D’Alessandro returns  to Acadia Family Center

    D’Alessandro returns to Acadia Family Center

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center is pleased to announce that Mary D’Alessandro is returning to work at the Center after a nine year hiatus. D’Allessandro was instrumental in founding the Center in 1989 and served as its executive director for 17 years.

  • Acadia begins deer tick study

    Acadia begins deer tick study

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The prevalence of Lyme and other diseases transmitted by deer ticks is being explored in a pilot study being led by Acadia National Park at sites across Mount Desert Island. The study represents the first time in 20 years that park officials have sought information on the local tick population.

  • Rte. 102 paving project begins

    Rte. 102 paving project begins

    MOUNT DESERT — Having finished resurfacing a 1.8-mile section of Route 3 in Trenton at the end of last week, Lane Construction crews have now moved on to Route 102 in Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor.