Traffic was delayed on Route 102 in Southwest Harbor on Friday when a dump truck owned by Doug Gott and Sons construction slid off the road and into a guardrail. The driver, Peter Gott, 50, of Tremont, was not injured. The truck sustained substantial damage to the undercarriage and is considered a total loss. An excavator was used to move rocks from the dump body and into another truck.
PHOTO BY MARK GOOD
Musicians from Mount Desert Island area middle schools join the Mount Desert Island High School pep band during the home varsity boys’ basketball game against Foxcroft Academy on Friday, Jan. 29.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GUTRADT
The calendar may have read February 1 on Monday, but residents Down East would have been hard pressed to tell by the weather. As the thermometer in this car in Salisbury Cove notes, it was 57 degrees at midday.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JERILYN BOWERS
Registered Nurse Doris Plumer of Bar Harbor, shown above with a life-sized cutout of herself, was honored recently with a party at the local Masonic Hall on the occasion of her retirement from Mount Desert Island Hospital after more than 40 years spent caring for area residents. Attendees sang songs and shared stories.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JANICE HORTON
A community pancake supper will be held at St. John Episcopal Church at 315 Main St. in Southwest Harbor on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6-7:15 p.m. Plain, blue and gluten-free pancakes, ham, applesauce and beverages will be served. The supper is free, but donations will be accepted to offset expenses. Musical entertainment will be provided. The cooking will be done by the men of the parish, who have gratefully accepted the help of others to make this happen.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. JOHN CHURCH
“Gone Before Dawn,” by Brenda Merritt, is among her paintings on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library through February. The exhibit, called “A Tribute to Dad,” honors Merritt’s father, William C. Park of Brewer, who passed away at 94. All art sold will support the library’s children’s programs. Prices range from $10-$800. Call the library at 244-7065.
IMAGE COURTESY OF BRENDA MERRITT
College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins, left, with educator Hiromi Nagao, center, and businessman E. Okamoto on the island of Osakikamijima, Japan. Collins visited in January to discuss the possible formation of a new college based on COA pedagogy on the island, which is similar to MDI in many ways.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DARRON COLLINS