• Swimmers make crossing to Great Cranberry

    Swimmers make crossing to Great Cranberry

    MOUNT DESERT — Three miles is a measure of distance. Depending on the mode of travel, it can seem instantaneous, endless or anything in between. Between water conditions and the exhausting nature that comes with any 3-mile swim, the stretch from Northeast Harbor to Great Cranberry Island is on the latter end of that spectrum.

  • Golf tournament honors Scott Phelps, Brennen Lowe

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Harbor House and Acadian Youth Sports (AYS) will be hosting the fourth annual Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 16 at the Causeway Club. Set to begin at 8:30 a.m., the tournament raises funds for Harbor House’s youth sports programs and AYS Scott Phelps Scholarship Fund. Originally, the tournament was created by

  • Strong turnout for fall high school sports

    BAR HARBOR — With the end of August fast approaching, coaches, athletes and administrators at Mount Desert Island High School have been busy at all hours of the day. Whether it’s football and soccer in the wee hours of the morning or volleyball in the evening, practices in Bar Harbor are in full swing. Before

  • 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