• Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Marathon runners often traverse entire cities, counties and even states to reach their final destinations. One race over the weekend took it even further. Runners from Mount Desert Island and elsewhere in Hancock County were among the many who traveled Sunday to the Downeast stretch of the U.S.-Canada border for this year’s

  • Northeast Harbor to host Lewis/ Crowley tourney

    Northeast Harbor to host Lewis/ Crowley tourney

    MOUNT DESERT — After six years in Trenton, the Down East Family YMCA’s Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament has found a new home. The tournament will be held under a new name as the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament later this year. It is scheduled to be held Sept. 20 at Northeast Harbor Golf Club. The tournament

  • Soccer players World Cup bound

    Soccer players World Cup bound

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth-based FC Rivals girl’s soccer team, which includes several Mount Desert Island players, departed Sunday for a nine-day trip to Europe to attend two Women’s World Cup games and play two games. The group includes Sierra Andrews, Samantha Carter, Mei Cook, Sabine Costello-Sanders, Kaleena Higgins, Samantha Higgins, Cadi Howell, Laura Jude, Alicia

  • Pool gets new ventilation

    Pool gets new ventilation

    BAR HARBOR — A new air handler (ventilation system) for the pool at the MDI YMCA arrived and was installed last week. Problems with the old system resulted in some swim meets this past season being postponed or moved to other pools. “Our new system will bring us crisp, clean air for years to come!”

  • Acadia Fire teams reach championships

    Acadia Fire teams reach championships

    BRUNSWICK — Acadia Fire FC participated over Father’s Day weekend in the 33rd year of the Coastal Summer Challenge. 270 teams and clubs from Maryland to New Brunswick, Quebec to Eastern New York participated in the soccer tournament. Both the U10 and U12 Premier teams made it to the final championship game in their bracket.

  • Gray, Duffy, Fitch and Gray win Harding golf tournament

    Gray, Duffy, Fitch and Gray win Harding golf tournament

    BAR HARBOR — The 26th annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was held at Kebo Valley Golf Club on June 12. The annual charity event is a tribute to David R. Harding, longtime member and chairman of the board of Bar Harbor Bankshares. The proceeds from this

  • Police support annual Special Olympics run

    BAR HARBOR — Officers Judson Cake and Tim Bland represented the Bar Harbor Police Department in the 35th annual Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics on June 7. The annual state-wide relay is a fundraiser and publicity event for Special Olympics Maine athletes. A contingent of runners will left Town Hill accompanied

  • Track honors

    Track honors

    BAR HARBOR — Marilyn Sawyer, Zoe Olson and Gilbert Isaacs of the Mount Desert Island High School track team were announced Monday as selections to this season’s All-Penobscot Valley Conference outdoor track team. Sawyer, a sophomore, was named to the first team in the 100-meter dash after taking first place in the PVC Large-School championships

  • All-PVC teams chosen

    All-PVC teams chosen

    BAR HARBOR — Five Mount Desert Island High School baseball and softball players were chosen last week as All-Penobscot Valley Conference players. In baseball, senior Drew Shea was named a first-team selection. Shea hit .383 with 18 hits this season and scored a team-high 15 runs. He also hit two home runs, both of which