• Butterfly tagging is highest yet at Charlotte Rhoades Garden

    Butterfly tagging is highest yet at Charlotte Rhoades Garden

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden is having a record year for tagging monarch butterflies to track their migratory patterns. “We’ve tagged almost 600 in the last few weeks, which is a record for us,” said Ann Judd, master gardener and secretary of the garden’s committee. Master Gardener Martina Dittmar thinks the

  • Hazardous  waste event

    Hazardous waste event

    BAR HARBOR — The annual household hazardous waste (HHW) and universal waste (UW) collection event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, in the front parking lot at Mount Desert Island High School. HHW includes oil, antifreeze, transmission and brake fluids, oil based paint, paint thinner and remover, adhesives, solvents, oven and drain cleaners, pesticides, herbicides

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

    On the Road Review: Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE gallery

    The Corolla’s stylish face wins points, its overall driving acumen places it near the top of the segment, plus its polished finishing inside the cabin as well as the full complement of user-friendly features and controls gives buyers plenty to enjoy at a price that is attractive.

  • Paintings by Kimura featured

    Paintings by Kimura featured

    Paintings by Keri Kimura of Southwest Harbor will be on display from Aug. 23 to Sept. 6 at Swallowfield in Northeast Harbor. Kimura is a visual artist living in Southwest Harbor. She studied painting at Smith College, the Glasgow School of Art and the New York Studio School. Her recent paintings are inspired by quilt

  • Medical pot shop moratorium vote set

    Medical pot shop moratorium vote set

    BAR HARBOR — Medical marijuana providers, known as caregivers in the state’s rules, most often grow and sell marijuana in their homes. But the state’s medical marijuana law expressly allows caregivers to operate retail stores for the sale of harvested medical marijuana to qualified patients. The town council voted unanimously Aug. 7 to enact an

  • Group show at Artemis

    Group show at Artemis

    MOUNT DESERT — Works by Jerry Rose, Judy Taylor, Goody-B. Wiseman and Jeanne Perkins will be on display at the Artemis Gallery Aug. 16-29. An opening reception is set for Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. “With Jeanne Perkins comes 35 years of experience with Mount Desert Island’s culture and landscape,” a statement from the gallery

  • Grohoski to run for District 132

    Grohoski to run for District 132

    ELLSWORTH — Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth has been nominated by special caucus to be the Democratic candidate for the Maine House District 132 seat, representing Ellsworth and Trenton. Grohoski, 35, grew up in Ellsworth and is a cartographer. She is a member of the Ellsworth Green Plan, volunteers as a Maine Master Naturalist instructor, and

  • Student mentoring discussed

    Student mentoring discussed

    By Becky Pritchard, bpritchard@mdislander.com BAR HARBOR — Educators and business partners from across eastern Maine met Monday to brainstorm new ways to interest students and their families in the idea of college or other post-secondary education. The initiative, called the Future of Eastern Maine Council, met at Machias Savings Bank to plan an initiative to