• 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

  • Lester helps team to national soccer title

    Lester helps team to national soccer title

    TREMONT — Henry Lester helped his soccer team win a national championship and still has a month to go before celebrating his 13th birthday. As a member of the Global Premier Soccer Maine Phoenix U13 boys team based in Portland, Lester traveled to Aurora, Colo., the third week of July. In the five-day, five-game tournament

  • Fall sports info nights

    Fall sports info nights

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School will be hosting several information meetings for the upcoming fall high school sports season early next month. On Aug. 8, a mandatory information night for new athletes and their parents will be held at 6 p.m. in the high school theater. At 7:15 that night will be

  • Finding balance

    BAR HARBOR — Husson University women’s tennis coach Josh Warren presents a neuromuscular balancing workshop Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at the ArtWaves dance studio in Town Hill. “The workshop does not require any previous experience and will help address muscle imbalances by gently shortening long muscles and lengthening short muscles to bring the body

  • MDI basketball hosts summer round robin

    MDI basketball hosts summer round robin

    BAR HARBOR — Justin Norwood’s summer motto for the Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball team is simple: Get better. Sure, tournament wins are great, and losses are never a desirable outcome in the world of sports. Yet that’s not what’s on Norwood’s mind this time of year as he prepares for his 12th

  • Football jamboree

    Football jamboree

    BAR HARBOR — On Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Acadian Football League (AFL) will be holding a free youth football event at Mount Desert Island High School to sharpen up young players’ skills for the coming season. MDI Trojan varsity football players will work with students on basic football fundamentals and there will

  • MDI runners shine in Sunrise Trail Relay

    MDI runners shine in Sunrise Trail Relay

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island runners led the way in the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay over the weekend. Forty-one teams completed the race, which began in Ellsworth on Friday and continued overnight into Saturday before finishing 85 miles later in Eastport. Josh Bloom of Bar Harbor competed as part of Boyz in the Woodz,

  • MDI Co-Ed adult softball league hits stride

    MDI Co-Ed adult softball league hits stride

    BAR HARBOR — It’s been several seasons since Mount Desert Island’s largest adult softball league expanded to a co-ed format. If the 2018 season is any indicator, it’s safe to say the league has reached fever pitch. Seven teams around the island are competing for this year’s MDI Co-Ed Softball League title. With the end