• MDI, EHS set aside rivalry for joint practices

    MDI, EHS set aside rivalry for joint practices

    BAR HARBOR — With the high school football season nearly two weeks away, practices in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are about to double in size. Rivals in most sports, the Mount Desert Island High School Trojans and Ellsworth High School Eagles practice on their own fields, courts and mats when the two aren’t playing one

  • Relay supports first responders

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The “Run 2 Respond Relay” is set to reach Hancock County in the coming days as competitors approach the finish line on Great Cranberry Island. The event, which began last Wednesday in Maryland and raises money for firefighters and other emergency responders, is set to reach Mount Desert Island in the afternoon

  • YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

    YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

    MOUNT DESERT — Calm and clear as could be, the water at the south end of Echo Lake on Saturday was ripe for a swim. Down the steep hill and winding steps that separate Beech Hill Road from the shore, nearly 50 swimmers gathered on a barge for one of eastern Maine’s biggest outdoor swim

  • Great Cranberry 100-miler

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A brand-new race is set to debut next weekend on Great Cranberry Island. The Great Cranberry 100-Miler will be held Aug. 17-19. The race course is a 4-mile circuit beginning at Spurling Point and ending at Shorey Road that runners must complete 25 times over a three-day period. A mandatory pre-race meeting

  • Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 21st running of the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race was held Saturday, and runners from Mount Desert Island were among those competing. Matt Barton of Mount Desert finished as the race’s top Hancock County runner with a time of 41 minutes, 23 seconds. Barton, 54, placed 351st in the field

  • 27th Claremont Croquet Classic held

    27th Claremont Croquet Classic held

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Away from the hustle and bustle of a very busy weekend on Mount Desert Island, one of Hancock County and eastern Maine’s biggest croquet tournaments provided a much quieter setting on the shore of Somes Sound. Sixteen players came to the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor last week for the 27th edition

  • Echo Lake swim planned

    MOUNT DESERT — The Downeast Family YMCA is hosting the annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim Saturday, Aug. 11. Swimming aficionados of all ages come to Mount Desert Island for the event. Last year’s race drew 56 competitors. Peighton Skeate of the MDI YMCA Sharks swim team finished first in the 10-and-under group in the

  • Croquet classic set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 42nd annual Claremont Croquet Classic is underway on the lush grass courts of the historic Claremont Hotel here. Every summer since 1976, dozens of local competitors and hotel guests have participated in the weeklong singles and doubles tournament for the chance at immortal glory for the winners and runners-up, whose names

  • Circus summer camp set

    Circus summer camp set

    BAR HARBOR — The Sellam Circus School, founded by Sellam El Ouahabi and Amity Stoddard, is offering a circus arts day camp in a big-top tent at the College of the Atlantic’s athletic fields from Monday, July 30, to Friday, Aug. 17. The camp is open to students from ages 8 to 18. Each weeklong