• Costumed kids march at Castine July 4th parade

    Costumed kids march at Castine July 4th parade

    CASTINE — Kids were costumed, balloons were flying and dogs were slobbering as the town kicked off its annual Independence Day celebration Saturday morning. Following the annual kids costume parade, residents and visitors gathered on the town green for sack races, socializing and food. A fireworks show was to follow in the evening.

  • Fairy house field trip in Sargentville

    SARGENTVILLE — The Sargentville Library is hosting a fairy house field trip for children and their families on Saturday, July 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the library and listen to the story “Fairy Houses” by Tracy Kane. Children will then go outdoors and explore the local surroundings to create their

  • Gotwals Concert set for July 12

    DEER ISLE — The 14th annual Gotwals Concert will be held at the Deer Isle Congregational Church on Sunday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Carol Britt, a retired professor of music at Nicholls State University and a musician at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Metairie, La., will perform on the church’s historic 1881 Barckhoff organ.

  • DVD Review: Survivor

    DVD Review: Survivor

    On our list of Zen Imponderables are the following: “A thing isn’t necessarily a lie even if it didn’t necessarily happen.” (John Steinbeck) “If a man speaks in the forest and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?” (Maura O’Connell) “A bad movie can be good time.” (Alexander Hamilton) Case in point: “Survivor.” This

  • Trio of rescues kick off holiday weekend

    Trio of rescues kick off holiday weekend

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – A technical climber who fell 65-feet off Otter Cliffs around 8 a.m. was just the first of three near-simultaneous rescues here on Friday morning. Rangers were called to Otter Cliffs in response to reports that a 32 year-old man, no listed address, had fallen and suffered serious leg injuries. He was

  • Volunteers sought for beach cleanup

    BLUE HILL — Friends of Blue Hill Bay and Friends of Acadia invite volunteers to help clean beaches on Long Island in Blue Hill Bay on Saturday, July 11. Volunteers will be ferried out from the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill at 10 a.m. and return to the Yacht Club around 2 p.m. Space

  • Cooking classes set in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center and Healthy Acadia are offering a free six-class Cooking Matters series on Fridays beginning in July and continuing into August. Classes will be held on Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bucksport Regional Health Center. The

  • Film showing in Blue Hill July 10

    BLUE HILL — “The Take,” a documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, will be shown on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The film tells the story of the development of worker cooperatives and worker solidarity following the collapse of the economy in Argentina around the turn of

  • Raising the flag

    Raising the flag

    The last really great costume we wore was in 1976. We played Betsy Ross in the Williams Air Force Base Elementary School celebration of our nation’s bicentennial. We felt quite important being the only student on stage in a rocking chair holding an embroidery hoop with a needle and a piece of cotton to represent

  • Penobscot sailor reignites his passion

    Penobscot sailor reignites his passion

    PENOBSCOT — Carsten Steenberg came home from Rhode Island last weekend a bit chastened. With George Stevens Academy sailing coach Tom Gutow and 46 other sailors, Steenberg spent the weekend racing Laser dinghies at the New England Masters Championship Regatta in Wickford, R.I. The fleet included a number of top Laser sailors from around New