• A sunny day for Sonny at Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

    A sunny day for Sonny at Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

    BROOKLIN — Three decades have passed since Brooklin Boat Yard owner Steve White and his partner, Frank Hull, first invited a few friends first to race their wooden sailboats on Eggemoggin Reach. That first race, in 1985, drew just 13 boats. Last Saturday, 96 boats came to the starting line for the 31st edition of

  • SPCA pet fair set for Aug. 8 at COA

    BAR HARBOR — The SPCA of Hancock County’s Fifth Annual Pet Fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at College of the Atlantic on Eden Street in Bar Harbor. Admission is free. The event will include a blessing of the animals, games for children and dogs, a raffle, a

  • Talk, Lobster Fest set in Hancock

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club will have its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Jen Perruzzi, a Certified Zentangle Teacher. This will be an interactive program. Zentangle is described by some as “focused doodling.” It is a fun, easy, and relaxing way to create beautiful images by

  • Freshman Rep. Poliquin makes first visit to Ellsworth since election

    Freshman Rep. Poliquin makes first visit to Ellsworth since election

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin met with about a dozen local businessmen Tuesday at the Seaboard Federal Credit Union as he made his first stop in Ellsworth since being elected representative from Maine’s Second Congressional District. In the informal setting, topics revolved mostly around financial issues, a world the freshman Republican is quite familiar

  • Bridge club holds championship game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge club held a club championship game on July 30. Finishing first were Lorna Goodrich of Lamoine and Richard Mittenthal of Winter Harbor. Placing second were Mae Corrion and Sean Sweeney, both of Bar Harbor. Ron Fillmore and Michael Povich, both of Ellsworth, finished third. The next game will be

  • Radio host Bill McGlaughlin coming to Deer Isle

    Radio host Bill McGlaughlin coming to Deer Isle

    DEER ISLE — The gWatson Gallery will present an evening of music and commentary featuring young Kneisel Hall artists and orchestral musician and broadcaster Bill McGlaughlin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Reach Performing Arts Center in Deer Isle. McGlaughlin and Kneisel Hall artists will perform two chamber works that will form the

  • Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey Correspondent Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Franklin Historical Society will be alive with music starting at 7 p.m. Nina Collins will be playing violin, accompanied by Debbie Riley of the Hancock Congregational Church and Nina’s daughter Gail. Gail will sing several numbers throughout the evening, including American spirituals. The Collins

  • The dirt on dirty hands

    The dirt on dirty hands

      Gardening is good for the physique. It helps to tone the arms and trim the midsection. At the end of a day in the garden your skin might even glow. How bad can fresh air and physical activity be, especially when your work has put great food on the table? If you put a

  • Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    The following infants were born at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor recently. ST. GERMAIN — to Roseanna and Matt St. Germain of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Hannah St. Germain, July 3. NORWOOD — to Courtney Rich and Adam Norwood of Southwest Harbor, a daughter, Anthem Norwood.

  • Tintype portraits offered

    DEER ISLE — On Aug. 8-9, tintype photographer Penn Chan will use the historic process to take portraits of people at the Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle. Popular in the late 19th century, the tintype sessions take about 20 minutes with the direct positive image set on a piece of metal treated with a light