• Drop-in tech help in SW Harbor

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Volunteer Bert Zbar will be at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. to demonstrate how to create and send emails using any iDevice, such as iPads and iPhones. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 244-7065.

  • Film showing at Moore Library

    STEUBEN — The Henry D. Moore Library will be showing the film “Home” on Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on

  • Diabetes program in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting “Dining with Diabetes Down East,” a program for people with diabetes and their families. This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will

  • Island lobster buyer uses barge as base

    Island lobster buyer uses barge as base

    TREMONT — At the end of a day’s fishing, most lobstermen head for home to sell their catch to a buyer waiting on the pier with a refrigerator truck or, perhaps, to unload their landings at the local fisherman’s co-op. Most of them also take the chance to load up on the next day’s bait.

  • Sheriff to provide temporary solution for shellfish ordinance violations

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane will provide a temporary solution for prosecuting violations of municipal shellfish ordinances. That was the outcome of a discussion the Hancock County Commissioners had Tuesday with Kane, District Attorney Matt Foster and Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris. Many shellfish ordinance violators “now have a criminal record when they

  • Country music in Franklin Sept. 12

    FRANKLIN — The Franklin Grange Hall is hosting an evening of country music on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Pard Higgins Band and Cyrcle H will be performing. Refreshments will be on sale and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.

  • Castine faces water shortage

    Castine faces water shortage

    CASTINE — When local and state officials describe the reasons for the water shortage currently facing this town, the term “perfect storm” gets thrown around. Late summer is not just when the greatest number of visitors arrive and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) students return for class, using more and more local water; it’s also one

  • In California, anything goes

    In California, anything goes

    We spent last week in Northern California visiting an older sister. During last year’s visit, the whole county was shaken by an earthquake. This year, the whole state was struggling with a drought and, not coincidentally, wildfires. But there was one unifying theme: wine. It’s everywhere. Coffee shops serve wine. You’re provided with a glass

  • Surry Garden Club meeting Sept. 9

    SURRY — The September meeting of the Surry Garden Club will feature a presentation by Dr. Lois Stack and Sherry Fletcher highlighting their recent garden tours in England. Their talk is titled “Ideas From Private Gardens of the English Cotswolds.” The presentation will not only feature pictures of a number of English gardens, but also

  • Schoodic Campground given to National Park Foundation

    Schoodic Campground given to National Park Foundation

    WINTER HARBOR — The owners of the new Schoodic Woods Campground on the Schoodic Peninsula have transferred their interest in the property to the National Park Foundation. The change in ownership occurred two weeks before the Sept. 2 ribbon-cutting at the 94-site campground. Schoodic Woods also includes 8.5 miles of bicycle trails and five additional