BOXES OF PLENTY … Just in time for Thanksgiving, students from Mount Desert Elementary School are among the community volunteers who packed boxes of food for island families on Monday at the Congregational Church in Bar Harbor. The annual event is a collaborative effort of the Bar Harbor and Westside food pantries, grocery stores, schools, churches and volunteer organizations. All of the food is donated.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM
WINTER RESIDENTS … A snowy owl checks out some hikers on the motor road on Cadillac Mountain Saturday morning. The owls’ home is in the Arctic, but some migrate in the winter to find food, traveling as far south as Florida.
PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCAH GEIB
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE … Members of the Mount Desert Island High School Interact Club, above, led youngsters in making snow globes, beading projects, ornaments, and other crafts Sunday at a community craft fair at the school. PHOTO COURTESY OF DESIREE SIROIS
BENEVOLENT BEARDS … Members of the Bar Harbor Police Department have committed to a “No-Shave November.” They’re raising money for Home Base, an organization that works to help returning military service members struggling with post-traumatic stress or other challenges. Bearded officers, from left, include Officer Jerrod Hardy, Lt. David Kerns, Sgt. Leigh Guildford, and Officer Tim Bland. Visit because.massgeneral.org and search for BarHarbor PD.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BHPD
ROTARY REVELRY … Mary and Jim Mroch get into the spirit at last year’s Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club annual holiday party and auction. This year’s party will be held at the Criterion Theatre Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the theatre. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. There will be food, drinks, a live auction and a silent auction of local art, jewelry, homemade items, and local gift certificates. Visit mdirotary.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BAR HARBOR ROTARY
DETOUR TO END … The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that two-way traffic on Route 3 will resume before the Thanksgiving weekend begins, including the stretch from West Street to Mount Desert Street.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY BECKY PRITCHARD
GETTING CRAFTY … Jessie Greenbaum chats with Jennifer May at a craft fair Nov. 17 at Mount Desert Island High School. The fair was a fundraiser for the Guatemala Studies program. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES