• Strong showing for Barker at Maine Amateur tourney

    Strong showing for Barker at Maine Amateur tourney

    BELGRADE LAKES — Having played in the Maine State Golf Association Amateur Championship since 2010, Brent Barker of Bar Harbor came into this year’s edition of the tournament with a new goal in mind. Going into the first day of play last Tuesday, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ basketball coach and junior

  • Dow to receive national award

    Dow to receive national award

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School Athletic Director Bunky Dow was selected as a 2018 recipient of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award on Sunday. Dow, who has been the athletic director at the school since 1990, was first nominated for the ward at the NIAAA Maine chapter’s spring conference April

  • Cake, Geib are fastest flamingos

    TREMONT — Bar Harbor residents Judson Cake and Rebeccah Geib were the winners of Sunday’s Flamingo 4-Miler road race, held as part of the Flamingo Festival festivities. A total of 62 runners from ages 14 to 77 completed the course. The point-to-point course begins at Acadia National Park’s Seawall Campground and finishes at Harbor House

  • Youth athletics thriving with Acadian Youth Sports

    Youth athletics thriving with Acadian Youth Sports

    BAR HARBOR — Justin Norwood usually supervises a dozen or so players in Bunny Parady Gymnasium. Last Monday, he had to keep track of 85. Norwood, the coach of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ basketball team, led the recent Future Trojans program at MDI High School. The weeklong program gave athletes as

  • Lipski to be honored at Fenway

    BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are set to honor 2018 Mount Desert Island graduate Raisha Lipski as part of the team’s Maine Day festivities July 29. Lipski, a Trenton native, was one of 24 Maine residents to receive the state’s Red Sox Service Scholarship. She will be recognized on the field prior to team’s 1:05

  • Running for Alzheimer’s research

    Running for Alzheimer’s research

    BAR HARBOR — Sunny skies and low humidity Saturday were ideal conditions for the 7th Annual JAXfit 5K. Employees, spouses, family and friends of The Jackson Laboratory, the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the MDI Hospital hit the pavement to run or walk the course. There were 193 5K finishers. The race was won by JAX

  • Oceanfront yoga

    BAR HARBOR — Public yoga classes are being offered at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Bar Harbor Inn through Sept. 12. Oceanfront Yoga is offered daily at 7:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Oceanside and at 9 a.m. at the Bar Harbor Inn. A “Yoga Nidra Relax & Renew” class is offered Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

  • MDI native completes AT thru-hike

    MDI native completes AT thru-hike

    MOUNT DESERT — When he found himself with some time on his hands this spring, Brandon Chase decided to cross a lifelong goal off his list. When he was a young boy living in Mount Desert, Chase’s family would go on vacations to Baxter State Park. From the first time he went, he dreamt of

  • Football fun-damentals

    Football fun-damentals

    BAR HARBOR — Children entering third through eighth grades interesting in playing in the Acadian Football League this season are invited to attend the organization’s Fun-Damental Jamboree. The event will give students a chance to learn from MDI High School varsity players as well as meet league and varsity coaches with their parents. It is

  • Relay runners brave the heat

    Relay runners brave the heat

    BAR HARBOR — Temperatures nearing 90 degrees and high humidity didn’t stop a zany road running tradition from taking center stage this Fourth of July. Seven teams came to Hulls Cove last Wednesday for this year’s edition of the Fourth of July Around MDI Relay. It was the 16th running of the holiday event, which