Community Announcements

  • Annual bean supper to feature bicentennial talk

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will hold its 9th Annual Bean Supper on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Mount Desert Island High School. Guests will enjoy a traditional New England supper featuring a variety of beans baked by local community bakers accompanied by hot dogs, coleslaw, pickles, brown bread,

  • Violin duo to play midday concert

    ELLSWORTH — A violin duo featuring Sophie Davis and Luke Fatora will play a midday concert on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of Ellsworth and the Onion Foundation. The program will include

  • School system budget vote set

    BAR HARBOR — Registered voters in each of the four Mount Desert Island towns are eligible to vote on the budget for the MDI Regional School System central office and shared professional services at a meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the MDI High School library. The $2.1 million budget, which is

  • Mount Desert Geo Bee champs

    Mount Desert Geo Bee champs

    MOUNT DESERT — Mount Desert Elementary School students Evan Beals (above left) and Jay Haney (right) placed second and first, respectively, in the school’s geography bee. They’re pictured with College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins.

  • Library meets another goal

    BAR HARBOR — Jesup Memorial Library has met Phase 2 of its fundraising goal, library officials announced last Friday. According to the announcement, “work is underway to protect the Jesup from flooding.” The aim of the $1 million second phase of the project was to repair the existing roof and drainage system in the library.

  • ‘Game On’ event set for Jan. 25

    BAR HARBOR — The third annual “Game On” event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. It will be a full day of card, board, video and kid games. As well as fantasy and role-playing games and more. There is no entry fee, but

  • Week-long walk on the Dingle Way

    TREMONT — Callie Gothard, Ken Olson and Suzanne and Pete Madeira will speak about their recent trip to Ireland on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Pacific Hall. The quartet will share their adventure of walking on the ancient paths, tracks, roads and boreens of the Dingle Way. Contact 244-3798.

  • 2020 Women’s History Month exhibition

    TREMONT — For the 2020 Women’s History Month exhibition, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, along with other Mount Desert Island libraries, invite women and girls from the community to create and exhibit an item inspired by the theme “Our History is Our Strength.” All types of media and craft are welcome. Exhibitors need not be

  • Swan’s Island: Island writing class underway

    A favorite class of many islanders is Gary Rainford’s “Swan’s Island Writes, Creative Writing Essentials,” and the Winter 2020/Session I is soon to be underway. He describes the course, “This is an all-genre, four-week course covering creative writing essentials that you can apply to poetry, fiction, non-fiction and memoir. We will discuss the following: getting

  • Cranberry Isles: Coffee hour starting

    The past week on Cranberry Isles was a relatively quiet one, with a little snow and rain. However, the cloudy skies provided gorgeous sunsets, gold, crimson and lavender spreading across the treetops and gilding the waves. On Tuesday, Islesford Neighborhood House Library hosted the first coffee hour of the season with Sally Rowan as guest