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  • Pistol safety

    Pistol safety

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club will offer the National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Shooting Course on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course covers firearm and range safety review; fundamentals of pistol shooting; functions and maintenance of pistols, shooting positions and practical range experience. No prior

  • Adventurer criss-crosses MDI in 14 hours

    Adventurer criss-crosses MDI in 14 hours

    BAR HARBOR — Some use their birthdays as the perfect excuse to indulge – to sleep in, skip the gym or to get outside, at least as far as a bar’s patio. But for Eli Simon, owner of Atlantic Climbing School in Bar Harbor, celebrating his 33rd birthday June 19 involved exactly none of those

  • Skate park users ride at own risk

    Skate park users ride at own risk

    BAR HARBOR — With the recent grand opening of the long-awaited MDI Skatepark on Park Street in Bar Harbor, skateboarders, roller bladers and BMX bikers have enjoyed free reign of their new playland. But some citizens have wondered why there is not a helmet policy in place at the skate park. “It is skate at

  • YMCA offers summer fun

    YMCA offers summer fun

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA offers a full schedule of exercise groups, classes and activities for all ages during the summer. Camp Cadillac, a day camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten to sixth grade, runs Monday through Friday. Families can sign up their child or children in weekly increments. Kids ages

  • Skate park is ready to roll

    Skate park is ready to roll

    BAR HARBOR — Skateboarders, scooters and bikers of all ages have been enjoying the new concrete skate park on Park Street and Main Street every day since its completion earlier this month. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon, the MDI Skatepark Association (MDISA) officially handed over the park to the town of Bar Harbor. Several

  • Camp Cadillac

    Camp Cadillac

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI YMCA will offer Camp Cadillac, a day camp to help kids and teens on Mount Desert Island stay active and healthy this summer. “Summer camp is an excellent way to ensure kids stay engaged socially, physically and academically throughout the summer,” said Angelique Hodgdon, childcare and Camp Cadillac director at

  • Grand opening set for permanent skate park

    Grand opening set for permanent skate park

    BAR HARBOR — Work is progressing quickly on the concrete skate park under construction at the town athletic fields. A grand opening celebration is set for Sunday, June 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the park. The Mount Desert Island Skatepark Association has been working for several years to have the park built, raising funds, negotiating

  • Holmes wins in snowshoes

    Holmes wins in snowshoes

    BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Judy Holmes of Seal Harbor competed in the Beaver Creek 10K Snowshoe Series this winter, twice finishing in first place and once in second place in her age group. Holmes was the only showshoer in the series to race in wooden snowshoes, which were made by Maine Guide Snowshoes in Bingham.

  • Maine Outdoor Weekend

    Maine Outdoor Weekend

    ELLSWORTH —The East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Sunrise Trail Coalition are hosting a free cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike through the Sunrise Trail as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. Dozens of sites across the state are hosting free events to promote

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