Community Announcements

  • Swan’s Island: Riedel/LeMoine wedding this summer

    Gwen May is bragging again about her granddaughter Dori LeMoine: “Saint Joseph’s College freshman Dori LeMoine has recently been selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week. Dori shattered the Monks’ outdoor records in the shot put and hammer throw events in a recent invitational; she already

  • Cranberry Isles: Easter plans underway

    While last Wednesday’s blast of snow, wind and rain raised concerns about boats running, by Sunday temperatures in the low fifties marked the gradual warming trend. The Easter season has arrived and plans are underway for celebrations on Islesford and Great Cranberry. The Islesford Congregational Church will hold a Good Friday service at 5:30 p.m.

  • Cranberry Isles: Spring is in the air

    With the warming temperatures, signs of spring are appearing on Islesford. Mallards are busy homemaking in the ice skating pond, robins are back and most of the snow is gone, at least for now. People are counting the days until small boats can be put back in the water, gardeners are already planning this season’s

  • Cranberry Isles: Post office puzzles

    The Cranberry Isles enjoyed warmer temperatures last week. On Tuesday morning, Islesford’s harbor was nearly empty as lobster boats took advantage of the good weather. However, high winds and an extreme low tide caused the cancellation of Friday’s evening commuter ferry. A nice group joined Cindy and David Thomas at Tuesday’s Library Coffee Hour, including

  • Swan’s Island: Food benefits available

    Katelynn Riedel delivers delicious duck eggs: “Attention! The ducks have started to lay like crazy! We are getting from 4-10 eggs a day. As of right now, there are about four dozen available at $5 per dozen; the cost for them may go up soon. Note that I no longer clean the eggs, because leaving

  • Bank supports food pantries

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Westside Food Pantry each recently accepted $1,000 donations from First National Bank. The Bar Harbor Food Pantry serves more than four hundred households in Hancock County. The pantry is located at 36 Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor behind the YWCA. It is open on Tuesdays

  • Gleaning initiative gets boost

    Gleaning initiative gets boost

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to enhance volunteer support for its gleaning program, the Downeast Gleaning Initiative, which aims to increase food security for residents of Washington and Hancock counties. Healthy Acadia’s program is one of 25 community initiatives receiving a grant through the

  • Camp bus program supported

    Camp bus program supported

    BAR HARBOR — First National Bank recently contributed $5,000 to Camp Beech Cliff to support their camper transportation program. Located in Mount Desert, Camp Beech Cliff seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages though summer camps and year-round outdoor education, leadership and recreation. The transportation program provides free transportation for all youth

  • Bank staff support youth programs

    Bank staff support youth programs

    BAR HARBOR — In the fourth quarter of 2018, employees of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust raised funds for Healthy Acadia’s DownEast Teen Leadership Camp, Friends Program, Inc. in Concord, N.H. and the Vermont Institute for Natural Science. The money was raised through donations from the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause.